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Avos News Letter 2011

Avos News Letter 2011

Avos News Letter 2011

Our round up of last years jet ski season at the leisure lakes, plus all the latest developments and events for this years season. Read about our Jobe Fusion of Fun 2011 Day, the Freestyle National Tour will be back once again this year, plus all the other events that will be coming to Avos Liesure Lakes Jet Ski centre.

We had a FANTASTIC start to last season with scorchio! weather from Mid May through July.  The kids broke up for the summer holidays then it all changed to hit and miss days.  One day it was summer, then the next day was winter, summer, winter, summer, winter, yes I think you know where I am going with this one. In amongst the drizzle we did have some really good days, with the FNT visiting us on a hot weekend in July and Jobe’s Fusion of Fun tour hitting us the weekend after where we got to try out all of Jobe’s Inflatable’s, water skis, wakeboards, etc. You can check out all the pictures on the Gallery on our website of the FNT weekend and the Jobe Fusion of Fun Tour.  You can submit us your pictures of your days out at leisure lakes and we will add them to the gallery on the site. Don’t forget to join us on FaceBook as well.

Freestyle National Tour (FNT)

The Freestyle National Tour (FNT) will be visiting us again this year on the weekend of the 20th & 21st August (that’s the weekend before August Bank Holiday).  This is a special not to be missed, with freestyle and slalom events and much much more.  Come down and join in or sit on the beach and enjoy the day watching some of the top UK skiers in action!

A convoy of Skis down the A55 is a good way to start any Friday morning on our Annual Anglesey outing!  The date was 1st of October, the Venue was Traeth Bychan Bay (the next beach up from Benllech Bay) and this all makes for a fantastic day out and yet again the sun shone on us (well for a good part of the day as least).  We had a trip out to the ship that was moored a few miles off shore, a quick 18 mile spin around Puffin Island and back, then a trip around the top of the island almost as far as Amlwch Port and back.  This years trip will be on Friday 7th October meeting either at the lake at 8:30am and driving down in convoy or just hit Traeth Bychan Bay on Anglesey around 10:30am and we will see you there.

The winter lake maintenance is spreading into March this year as we are on with some big plans to make life easier for us all starting this week.  With the extension of our car park to double the size to help with access issues.  The addition of an extension to the front of our building shortly giving you all a club house to get out of the extremely sunny weather we WILL be having this year (or to get out of the rain when the heavens open).  We are adding a retaining wall to the leading edge of the lake to stop the banking eroding and to give plenty of points to moor your ski to instead of just leaving it floating on the beach banging into the ski sat next to it with the wash.  Along with the usual removal of overhanging bushes from around the islands and edge of the lake as and where necessary.

We are arranging a day out each month to the sea for anybody that is interested, most likely up to Lancaster for a day, going out of the river past Glasson Dock and into Morecambe Bay and back.  The first date for your diary is Saturday 2nd April and other dates will be posted on our website and on our FaceBook page “Avos Watersports Den”, so keep your eyes peeled and ears open for those jungle drums to start beating!

Jobe Sports Fusion Of Fun Tour

As the Jobe Sports “Fusion of Fun Tour” was such a success with people travelling from all over the country to come and try out all the new Jobe toys we will be having another one on Saturday 4th June, where Oscar and Jordy form Jobe Sports Europe (one of Europe’s largest producers of Watersports Toys) will be bringing the Jobe inflatable toys for every one to try, along with Wake Boards, Kneeboards and Water Ski’s.  We will also be having BBQ on the same evening with camping available upon request.

As we are now into our 3rd year as Yamaha WaveRunner Main Dealers and all has gone well with the 2 Demo Weekends we had last year and the year before, we will be doing it all over again this year on  26th & 27th March and 21st & 22nd May PLUS another weekend in July, Date to be confirmed.

This year brings the arrival of the NEW Yamaha VXR & VXS.  These are the VX hull but with the NanoXcel compound hull (the lightest hull in its class) with the 1800cc normally aspirated engine.  The VXR model will be on demo with us for the majority of this year along with the VX Deluxe.  So if you are thinking of an upgrade for this year then you can try before you buy and at the moment until Easter week you can take advantage of Yamaha’s low rate finance with a 20% deposit and rates of 1% over 2 years, 2% over 3 years and 3% over 4 years then What are You Waiting For?

Any other events, days out, BBQ’s, etc that we will be having we will keep you informed through out the season via email or on the notice board in the shop.

The implementation of the Owner/Insurer having to be RYA PWC trained from the 1st April 2010 has made the lake a joy to be on and around.  We have a much nicer family based membership now having got rid of most of the idiots.  If you have not yet done your RYA course then you are out of time, It needs to be booked before you continue to use the lake!   As craft become quicker and more responsive each year we are trying to make sure that our lake is still one of the safest in the country.  It will also entitle you to some discount off your annual insurance (and we all like to save money)!

Wakeboarding And Waterskiing

Have you ever tried Wakeboarding or Waterskiing? Well now you can! Every Wednesday when the lake closes at 3pm we get a Wakeboard boat onto the lake, we call it “BUY A TOW” basically you buy time behind the boat in 15 minute sessions or you can hire the boat for an hour and have the lake to yourselves.  We can also accommodate group bookings and birthday parties.

As always we ask for your help to improve your lake experience, this is your lake to enjoy, so if you see anybody being unsafe or not abiding by the lake rules then we ask you to please assist us by reporting these incidents.  As much as we do overlook the lake we can not always see everything that goes on.

We really do need people to help us with an email address wherever possible as those who don’t let us have there email may not be kept in the loop as to any last minute events or evenings that we may have. Last year we had BBQ evenings through out the season with a live band on one occasion and if you did not get to hear about it then its down to your email address.

I have enclosed a set of lake rules and a Yearly Lake Membership form for you to fill in and bring with you the first time you use the lake again on or after the 1st April 2011.  If you would like to renew a Yearly Membership then you can send payment before the 1st of April to secure your place for the 2011/12 season.  You will also need to bring your insurance details with you for us to update your file and your RYA certificate. We will also need to see proof of age for anybody who looks under 18 years of age as several insurance companies have changed there policy on the under 18’s.

Jet Ski Lake WebCam

Our Website WebCam has been working a treat, if you log onto our website and look at the tabs on the top of the page you will see a WebCam tab.  This is updated every 30 seconds so you can have a look how busy or quiet the lake is and what the weather is doing down here in our own mini tropical oasis (haha).  Then there is no excuse for not playing for the day or using your ski

So here’s to a great 2011/12 Season.

Chris, Paul and all the gang at Leisure Lakes JetSki Centre / Avos Watersports Den

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