Published: March 21, 2007
Exclusive: UK's national water skiing championships return to Burnham

The UK's national water skiing championships will return to Burnham-On-Sea this summer for the first time in more than 10 years.

Burnham-On-Sea.com learns that the UK's leading water skiers will be flocking to the town on Sunday August 5th during Burnham's regatta weekend.

Talks have been ongoing with the British Water Ski Federation for several months - as first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com during January - and this week the group confirmed that Burnham is back on its competition schedule.

Terry Moul, Commodore of Burnham Sailing Club, which is organising the regatta, said: "I'm delighted that the British Water Ski Federation has now confirmed they will be returning to the town this summer for the first time in over ten years."

"A round of the British national water skiing championships will be held throughout the day on Sunday August 5th. It's great news - we're delighted to have them back."

The water skiing championships will be one element of a busy three-day regatta weekend. Burnham-On-Sea's popular Seaside Fun Day will be held on Friday August 3rd, while the annual ESCAPE Day featuring demonstrations by local emergency services will be held on Saturday August 4th.

And an illuminated sail-past of boats and various yacht races are also planned, along with a continental market along the seafront.

Mr Moul said he hopes the event will start to put "Burnham's regatta on a par with some of the big south coast events."

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2006 Sailing Regatta

Illuminated procession of boats during 2006 Regatta

2005 Sailing Regatta

 


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