October 31, 2010
In photos: Competitive water skiing returns to Burnham-On-Sea
of the UK's top water skiers headed to Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday
(October 31st) to take part in a successful competition, which
has opened the door to the national championships returning to
the town in 2011.
weather stayed calm and dry for two races, which attracted a number
of spectators along the town's Esplanade. Over a dozen skiers
took part in Sunday's event, which was Burnham's first competitive
water skiing race since 2007.
Williamson, former Chairman of the British Water Skiing Federation,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com after Sunday's event: "Burnham has
shown itself to be an ideal venue for racing. I am sure that a
round of the national championships will return here in the near
Junior Champion Jake Frame (pictured right) came first overall,
while second spot was won by Steve Moore. Burnham water skier
Toby Duggan did well to bounce back from a serious injury earlier
in the year to come third overall.
support race was won by Jamie Cramphorn, followed by Dan Ellis
while third was Will Newland. The juniors event was won by Dan
Ellis and Ben Machet. The kids race trophy was won by Robyn Veater.
Steve Bird told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We're delighted with
how the event went and have high hopes that we can bring back
the National Championships to Burnham-On-Sea."
event was supported by BARB and the RNLI, who provided safety
boat cover and facilities for the racers.
speedboats lined up for the first race watched by the lifeboat
Steve Bird and Steve Cox with local skier Toby Duggan
and the RNLI came to the rescue of this power boat after it lost
skier skimmed across the water during Sunday's second race
Bay was hailed "an ideal venue" for the water skiing
water skiing action took place in the middle of Bridgwater Bay
watched the action from The Esplanade
of the winners with their trophies after the prize ceremony
by Burnham-On-Sea.com and Ian Jefferies