Calming Windermere water users
I’m surprised by your editorial comments in PBO September 2018 regarding waterskiing on Lake Windermere. I enjoy sailing for its peace and quiet. I do not want the nautical activities of others to intrude on my experience; nor my activities to disturb them.
I accept that engines are a necessity and it is not necessarily a boat being propelled by an engine that I object to but the loud noise and/or excessive wash.
It’s not too bad if a boat is moving purposefully and so passes quickly by, but some small noisy vessels seem to need to go round in circles at speed, particularly in calm conditions.
I would prefer it if all powered vessels had a maximum permitted level of noise and controlled their wash near other boats. Surely these are the key requirements to letting everyone to enjoy the water.