April 23, 2011
water skiing championships in Burnham-On-Sea this weekend
of the UK's top water skiers are in action in Burnham-On-Sea this
weekend when a round of the UK's national water skiing championships
50 water skiers will be action during the two-day spectacle over
the Easter weekend, as first reported here
by Burnham-On-Sea.com in January.
will be the first time that the UK's national water skiing championships
have been held in Burnham since 2007.
fog-delayed racing saw the UK's top youngsters in action, while
Sunday's races will start at 10.45am and will see the UK's leading
adult skiers in Formula One, Two and Three competing. There will
also be further races for ladies, juniors and vets. The main race
of the weekend will start as 12.15pm on Sunday.
crowds of spectators lined Burnham seafront in 2007 to watch the
action when scores of high-powered speedboats sped across Bridgwater
Bay with skiers in tow. This year's event will again be free to
Steve Bird, pictured right, told Burnham-On-Sea.com he's delighted
that top-flight water skiing is back in town.
event will be the first selection race for the world championships
in Australia this September, so there will be lots of pressure
on the racers to do well, which will mean plenty of great action
for spectators," he said.
on weather conditions, we could see the formula one crews touching
approx 100 miles per hour! There will be fierce competition this
year as the team captain and committee will be there to select
teams and skiers to represent the British Team in Australia later
the South West, we have some very competitive teams. In particular,
Toby Duggan and his team, The Lions from Woolavington, near Burnham,
will be in the junior category."
"Toby is one of the competitors who is hoping for a place
in the British team and he is a very promising contender for the
team. He has won his category for the fourth year on the trot
and gives the adults a run for their money in the main race when
he competes in it!"
above are the scenes at last year's water skiing trials and organiser
Steve Bird with local water skier Toby Duggan and supporter Steve
Cox from Middlemoor Water Park