Ivy lake classic boat test day cmba event

Ivy Lake Test Day

9:00AM - 5:00PM | 6th November 2021


Ivy Lake is the home of Chichester Water-ski Club and is situated just to the south of the A27 Chichester by-pass. To access the lake, take the B2145 southward from the A27 roundabout signposted Selsey, Hunston. The entrance is on the left about 50 yards from the roundabout. However there's a very tight hairpin turn through the gates, so you are advised not to turn left into the entrance with a boat in tow even if the gate is open!

If the gate is unmanned and shut it will be on the latch, In which case I suggest you drop off a passenger ready to open the gate for you. Then carry on down the road 1/2 mile to the roundabout and come back, making a right turn into the lake entrance. It is advised that with a boat on tow you must approach from this roundabout to the south and then turn right into the entrance.  Once through please shut the gate behind you.

Arrive anytime from around 09:00 there will be room to park. We should ideally have around 14/20 boats coming on the day which is an informal gathering. Any queries do get in touch. Important, we do have a top limit of 24 boats, in the event of oversubscription entries will be allocated on a first come first served basis

We will have the use of the lake all day until late afternoon/dusk. Facilities ashore are a grassed area around the pontoons with picnic tables, toilets and a clubhouse with tea and coffee available. The slipway is a textured concrete slip which makes launch and recovery easier.


Ivy Lake is now confirmed as running and is available to enter below. Entry is available for both CMBA members and non members. Club members will pay a standard entry fee of £30.00 and guest entry fees will incur an additional charge of £25.00 to cover the additional admin’ costs. This can be redeemed against the cost of a future membership, costs should the entrant then decide to join the CMBA within the same calendar year.

The booking deadline is the 24th October, if entry numbers are not met by this date then the event will not be able to run so please get your entry in early.

For more information you can contact the event organiser Dave Howell.


Event Classification

NOVICE - An event on lake water where there is no tide or flow and little likelihood of large waves. In the event of an emergency/breakdown, you would signal for assistance, paddle/row or drift ashore. Ideal for inexperienced beginners, families or untried boats or engines.



  • Chichester Waterski Club
  • Ivy Lake
  • Hunston Road, Chichester
  • West Sussex
  • PO20 1NP
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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Members Boat Entry
Single boat entry for CMBA members.
Guest Boat Entry
Single boat entry for non CMBA members with a maximum of two crew.