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Remove the speed ban from Windermere

Comment 24th August 2010

The current speed restriction of 10 knots on Windermere should be increased to allow wakeboarding and waterskiing.

Why does this matter?

It is about freedom.  My freedom to teach my grandchildren how to ski on the lake where I was taught and where I taught my children.

Other arguments are:

There was an agreement when speed restrictions were introduced on the other lakes in the Lake District that Windermere would remain available for powerboating.

The tradition of power boating on the lake stretches back to the early 1900s.

No justification on environmental grounds.  Indeed it is likely that the lack of power boating is now causing problems with increased algae and the subsequent reduction in the number of Arctic Charr.

Economic – the local economy would improve because of increased number of visitors to the lake.

 

But it is about rolling back the power of the state. Just in a small way.

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