October 27, 2010
top water skiers head to Burnham-On-Sea this Sunday
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.
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.
will be followed by a support race at around 1pm, lasting around
20 minutes, which will involve women and junior skiers.
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.
Steve Bird told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Water skiing is a great
sport to watch and this Sunday's races should be really competitive
and exciting to follow."
have high hopes that if this event goes successfully we can bring
back the National Championships to Burnham-On-Sea next year."
added: "The weather is the one unknown factor and racing
will not go ahead if the conditions are unsafe."
Burnham-On-Sea.com during the weekend for the very latest news
on whether the event goes ahead:
morning: This event is confirmed as taking place