Parking, Slipway and Launching info
information - PWC Licence now required to launch from Daedalus. This
application form is also to be used for windsurfers and waterskiers.
Please see QHM Website via link below for Permit application form
APPLICATION FOR LICENCE TO WATER SKI, JET SKI OR WINDSURF WITHIN PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR OR WITHIN THE DOCKYARD PORT OF PORTSMOUTH OUTSIDE THE HARBOUR WITHIN 0.5 NAUTICAL MILES OF THE LINE OF MEAN LOW WATER SPRINGS. As per DP Order Portsmouth 2005-1470 available on QHM Portsmouth website.
Launch and retrieve craft with care and vacate the slipway area as quickly as possible.
Trailers may be parked sensibly at the top of beach area to the left of the slipway, looking towards sea.
Cars must not be parked on the beach or slipway.
Please take time to read the information notice. Its posted there to help you. If you are unsure of anything ask either the Council's attendant on site, one of the Watersport Volunteer Patrollers or a member of the SSA.
Lee-on-the-Solent, Hill Head and Stokes Bay are busy sea side resorts visited by thousands of people each year who undertake many varied water activities including swimming, jet-skiing, and water skiing.
In order to make it safer for these activities to occur zones have been created around the Daedalus Slipway, click image to view.
Park up in car park, get kitted up and prep ski prior to launch. Remember to allow the trailer bearings time to cool down.
Take care when launching ski! There is usually a shingle bank built up on the slipway and its best to have a few others assisting if launching manually.
When launched proceed at less than 10 knots to the jetski/waterski zones through the transit area, (Click on pic above for zones lay out).
Launching and retrieval is possible at most states of tide but please don't be afraid to ask for assistance or advice, we're a good bunch and we don't bite!
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