Ivy lake classic boat test day cmba event

Ivy Lake Test Day

9:00AM - 5:00PM | 7th 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 that case, 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... I've been 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 0900; there should be someone to direct you where to park. We should ideally have around 15/20 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 on the grassed area around the pontoons are basic with mobile toilet facilities and a clubhouse. If you have not been to the event for a while it is worth mentioning that the slipway is now a much improved textured concrete slip which makes launch and recovery much easier.


It is hoped that with progress against the pandemic we will be able to enjoy some of our events in 2021, however this event and it's date is not yet confirmed. This event is only available for CMBA members to enter, if you would like to attend this event and enjoy the many other benefits of the club, please consider joining the CMBA.

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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