New boat for disabled water-skiing and wakeboarding
The British Disabled Waterski and Wakeboard Association (BDWWA) was awarded a grant of £20,000 at the end of 2019 towards the cost of a new boat to support disabled water-skiing and wakeboarding.
Adaptive water skiing and wakeboarding provides an incredible sense of freedom for many people with disabilities. It increases confidence and challenges expectations. For many people, the impact is life changing. The new boat arrived on 27th July 2020 and was named the Lady Joy 2, after the late Joy Harrison, one of the Peter Harrison Foundation's founding Trustees. It made an immediate impact for the BDWWA's regular disabled water-skiers and the national water-ski team athletes that train at the facilities and it has really improved their experience and allowed them to progress and excel in the sport. They have also been able to deliver events for children with disabilities and their families.