THE WET SET – Canadian Yachting looks at the latest towed wake sports boats and activities




We hope you enjoyed the feature story on towed water sports and wakesurf boats that was  in the May 2021 Canadian Yachting magazine. Towing a child on a tube is pretty easy for all involved, but to water ski, wakeboard or wakesurf is more involved and no matter where you start, safety should always be your top concern.

Towed water sports can give you some of the best days of your life and although many people learn for the first time at the cottage, the best way to ensure success is to seek out professional lessons.

Professional instruction on how to water ski, wakeboard or surf is more available (and affordable) than you might realize, and you and your family are certain to have more success, faster when you take lessons from a professional coaching facility.

Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada is the National Sport Organization for the towed water sports community since 1949. Locally, the towed water sports community is supported by the Provincial Sport Organizations. Together, these associations represent all recreational and competitive Canadian towed water sports including water ski, wake sports, cable parks, adaptive water ski, barefoot and show ski. There are provincial associations in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

As the national association, WSWC is also responsible for high performance, National Championships, and developing the national programming for grassroots development, coaching and long-term athlete development.

This young fellow is starting out on a pair of Radar Origin Combo Skis, $260 from McClintock’s Pro Shop.

Across Canada there are approximately 114 towed sports clubs and schools, so there is likely one near to you and your family. The Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada website has a listing of all the accredited schools across Canada – see them all at:


One of the best-established water ski schools in Canada is McClintock’s Ski School on the shores of Puslinch Lake near Cambridge, Ontario – just 45 minutes west of Toronto. Owned by Jason and Jaime McClintock, the school offers lessons and instruction from beginner to expert levels and instructions on how to operate a water sports boat safely. Boat driving is a critical part of a great towed sports experience.

One lesson (15-30 minutes) at McClintock’s is $85 plus taxes but their New Client Intro Offer allows each new client to participate in three sessions over a 14-day period for just $180 plus taxes. This includes one-on-one instruction, ski rental, rope and handle, and life vest and of course, rides behind their pro-level tow boat, the MasterCraft Pro Star. Visit to learn more today or search for a school convenient to you at the Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada website:

Here are more great images kindly shared by McClintock’s Ski School: 





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