West Norfolk Watersports arrives at Leziate, near King’s Lynn

Kayaking, water-skiing and banana boats on offer at Norfolk lake

The owner of a Norfolk coastal sailing school has just taken over Leziate Lake, near King's Lynn, to create a new watersports facility.

Bob White, 22, bought the Wells sailing school Oceanus in 2009 and is now creating West Norfolk Watersports.

Aside from the more usual kayaking and water-skiing, Mr White, a former pupil at Fakenham High School, is hoping to introduce open-water swimming at the venue.

'My main aim at Oceanus Sailing School in Wells has been to continue with a well established business and to get more people out sailing in our unique harbour. In the four years since I took over, we have been very busy with classes full of enthusiastic sailors – of every age. It is always wonderful seeing people getting the 'sailing bug,' for the first time.

'I feel exactly the same about the inshore waters at Leziate - I'm really hoping to attract lots more people to come and use the new facilities I am going to organise on this idyllic lake.'

Leziate Lakes includes a clubhouse and facilities and will offer banana-boating and waterskiing during the summer months. West Norfolk Watersports will also be offering kayak and dignhy hire.

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Mr White learnt to sail aged 16 and worked at Oceanus before taking it over from founder Jamie Goodley. He now employs 15 sailing instructors.

West Norfolk Watersports is also going to offer the chance for boat owners to come and use their boats on the lake.

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