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2024 News Archive

New boat for the 2024 season (added 13/03/24)

The boat is one of the most important assets the club has and for the 2024 season we will take delivery of a new Ski Nautique 200. Looking forward to seeing everyone skiing behind this beauty.

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Update on the jetty replacement project (added 09/04/24)

New foundation piles for the replacement jetty walkway are in place, however, the poor weather and high water level has halted the construction work resulting in a delay to the start of this year’s season. When the water level drops the work will continue and, weather permitting, the walkway will be available for use at the beginning of May. Hopefully by then the weather will have improved and the water temperature increased. 

2024 Membership Renewals (added 09/04/24)

2024 Membership renewal invitations have been emailed to all 2023 members. If you haven’t noticed it. check your Junk mail folder in case it landed. Also, note there is a new membership category, ‘Recreational Member’, for swimmers and SUP users.

Boat Launch (added 02/05/24)

The boat is now on the lake ready to start the 2024 season. The water is still a bit chilly at 12c, however the driver rota starts on Tuesday 7 May, with a driver on duty from 18.45 on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and from 13.45 on Saturday and Sunday. To ski outside of these times simply contact one of the drivers to find out their availability to give you a tow.

We’re looking forward to helping everyone have a great experience at the club, and there’s always coaching available from the drivers to help you improve, whatever your discipline.

Phase 1 of the new jetty is complete (added 02/05/24)

Thanks to Robert and Barry for their excellent work in designing and building the new jetty walkway, which is now ready for members to use. Phase 2, the replacement of the jetty head, will be undertaken at the end of the season.

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First skiers hit the water (added 04/05/24)

With the season now started, the water at 15c and the weather improving, the first members are back in the water. Why not dust down your gear and head for the lake.

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Meteor Flood Damage Grant (added 02/07/24)

Meteor applied to the Lisburn City Council flooding hardship fund to assist with the repairs required to the clubhouse after the winter storms flooding damage. We have been awarded a grant towards the repairs which will take place over the summer.

British Canoe Foundation Funding (added 02/07/24)

Meteor has secured a grant of £7500 from the British Canoe Foundation to assist with the reconstruction of our walkway and jetty head. The funding will ensure that the new jetty will accommodate various water user groups including water-skiing, canoeing, paddleboarding, swimming and kayaking. This was a joint application with Belfast Canoe Club who are also based at Lough Henney.  You can read more here.

Club Open Day (added 18/07/24)

The Club is inviting anyone who would like to give the sport of waterskiing and wakeboarding a go to come along to our Open Day on Saturday the 27 July from 10 am to 1 pm. No previous experience is necessary. All equipment is supplied (wetsuits & skies/boards) at the cost of £25 adult and £20 under 18. So, book your place, invite your friends, and give it a go.

Contact us on Facebook or via this form for more information and to book your place.

Live Here Love Here - Healthy Oceans event (added 19/07/24)

Meteor is proud to be part of this year’s Healthy Oceans Healthy Minds event coordinated by Live Here Love Here

You can view all the events here. The event at Meteor is sold out.

Arrival of the new boat (added 19/07/24)

The chairperson will be traveling to Wales on Wednesday 23 July to collect our new boat. If all goes to plan it will be at the club around 8.30 pm on Wednesday evening. Everyone is welcome to come along and watch the launch. There might even be some bubbly on the go.

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2024 Summer Open Events at Meteor (added 19/07/24)

Visit the events page to see the ’Open Days’ being hosted at the club this summer. Spread the word and hopefully we can introduce more people to the sport.

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