Boat Regulations
Opening Times
Club Rules

We welcome new racing, ski and social members to Lancashire Powerboat Racing Club, simply send any questions via email to: and one of the team will come back to you.


Our membership pricing starts at just £70. A full price list is available on request.

Boat Regulations

A only a few exceptions) used on the water at LPRC must comply with the following rules.
· Maximum length 16’6″
· Maximum noise 75dB A @ 25M at full throttle
· No jet skis or similar personal watercraft.
· Fitted with a foot throttle only which returns to tickover when not pressed.
· Steering to be sound. If cable steering the cable must not be plastic covered.
· Engine mountings and fixing to be sound.
· Hull to be sound especially the transom.
· Seats to be sound and fixed securely
· At least one engine kill switch to be fitted adjacent to the driving position (usually located in the remote control box).
· A painter to be securely fixed to the front of the boat and must not reach the transom.
· The LPRC boat number must be displayed on the starboard side of the boat (black numbers on white background, or white numbers on black background), minimum height of 10 cm maximum 24 cm, along with the current year’s LPRC membership sticker
· The LPRC number must be displayed on the trailer.
· Fuel Tank, battery and all other heavy equipment must be securely fixed to the boat.
· Sufficient demonstrable buoyancy to float a swamped boat to be built in.
ALL boats must be scrutineered and noise tested annually.
Specific test days are allocated around March each year. If boats are not presented on one of the allocated days, an additional fee will be charged for testing to take place at another time. New boats are exempt from these additional fees.

Opening Times

The water is open to MEMBERS of LPRC all year round, at the following times:
TUESDAY TO SUNDAY – OPEN  9am, ’till 8.45pm or dusk (whichever is the earliest)
The water is CLOSED for ONE HOUR EVERY DAY. During Winter (GMT) between 12noon and 1pm, in Summer (BST) between 1pm and 2pm.
No powered craft are allowed on the water during this time.
ON RACE DAYS, the water is CLOSED for recreational use.

Club Rules

ONLY MEMBERS of Lancashire Powerboat Racing Club (LPRC), and our invited or approved guests are permitted to use their boat, launch area and our jetties at Carr Mill Dam. It is important that all members display their LPRC boat number and scrutineering sticker (when issued) on their boat.
All members have a duty to treat the club (water, lodge, club house and grounds) with respect and abide by its rules which protect the safety of members and our guests. Any members who believe that the rules are being breached have a duty to raise the matter politely with the individual(s) concerned.
Please report any matters of concern to a Board member, or via the skiers WhatsApp and for information to our tenants at ‘The Dam, Bar & Grill’.
Members and their guests should always leave the grounds and lodge in a clean and tidy condition. Members should ensure that shutters, gates and doors are closed and locked appropriately.