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Waterskiing has a venerable history, and has developed into a sport that can be enjoyed in a number of ways: on the sea or on inland waters, behind a towboat or from a ski tow, on one ski or two.

Travelling over water on specially-designed waterskis whilst being towed by a power boat results in a wet but enjoyable activity.

Waterskiing is one of the most exhilarating ways to enjoy the sea, but you'll need to take a few plunges on the way to perfecting the technique. This does require some co-ordination and can be taken to various levels, from going in a straight line to slalom courses and even jumps.

How to run/provide waterskiing

There are 3 ways of running Waterskiing in Scouting. These are:

  1. Scout-led activity - running waterskiing yourself or using someone else in Scouting

  2. Externally-led activity - running waterskiing using an external provider

  3. Activity for adult groups - running waterskiing for a group entirely of adults

Useful links

The National Governing Body for waterskiing is:

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