Published: October 27, 2010
UK's top water skiers head to Burnham-On-Sea this Sunday

Some of the UK's top water skiers will be heading to Burnham-On-Sea this weekend to take part in a competition in Bridgwater Bay which, if successful, could lead to the UK's national water skiing championships returning to Burnham in 2011.

Over a dozen water skiers will be taking part in the competition on Sunday (October 31st), the first time competitive water skiing action has been held here since 2007.

Weather permitting, the main 35-minute race will start at mid-day from the end of Burnham jetty when the power boats will line up and speed around the bay with their skiers in tow.

This will be followed by a support race at around 1pm, lasting around 20 minutes, which will involve women and junior skiers.

Local water skier Toby Duggan will be back in action again after an injury earlier in the year led to him being side-lined for much of the summer. And British Junior Champion Jake Frame is also expected to be in action.

Organiser Steve Bird told "Water skiing is a great sport to watch and this Sunday's races should be really competitive and exciting to follow."

"I have high hopes that if this event goes successfully we can bring back the National Championships to Burnham-On-Sea next year."

He added: "The weather is the one unknown factor and racing will not go ahead if the conditions are unsafe."

Check during the weekend for the very latest news on whether the event goes ahead:

Sunday morning: This event is confirmed as taking place


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