Booms - poles - that extend horizontally from a boat's center and hang over its side help people learn barefooting and its tricks.
Keith said, pointing at his foot which is accommodated in an 8-1/2-size shoe when he isn't barefooting.
Tremblay, who didn't start barefooting until he was 50, is credited with mentoring most of his fellow barefooters in the group.
John Bartkus, 57, of Leicester, president of the Bay State Barefooters, started barefooting about 30 years ago.
Trottier agree that barefooting is an addictive rush, no matter how old you are.
Barefooting premiered in Liverpool's Woolton Cinema last year but is yet to receive a distribution deal.
Phil Stagg, the film's writer and director said: "We're delighted to be taking Barefooting to an international audience.
Barefooting is being promoted in Cannes by Palm Tree UK based at Pinewood Studios.
Ken Ward, left, and Stuart Puddephatt in a still from the North Wales movie Barefooting, being premiered at Cannes
was a lot more fun than water skiing, from my point of view.
Writer and director Phil Stagg, from Appleton, Warrington, said: "We're delighted to be taking Barefooting to an international audience.
Barefooting premiered at Woolton Cinema last year, but is yet to receive a distribution deal.
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requires the tow boat to travel at speeds up to 40 mph, so falls are much nastier than with traditional waterskiing.