Power Sports on the Erne System
The Upper and Lower Lough Erne are excellent locations for powered watersports.
The wide expanse of water and islands created separation and noise absorption so that multiple powered craft can use the same general area with little impact upon each other or other water users.
Powerboating, waterskiing and wakeboarding are hugely popular on both lakes. Wake-boarding and water-skiing are mainly enjoyed in the channels between the islands and in the broad river sections which provide some wind protection and flatter water for throwing tricks and jumps.
There are multiple, freely accessible slipways suitable for launching boats and personal watercraft. Several hotspots exist along the Culkey Straight and around Castle Archdale where enthusaists gather.
Formal training in powerboating is widely available from clubs and training centres on the lake, while wakeboarding and waterskiing coaching sessions take place infrequently.
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