January 27, 2011
national water skiing championships head to Burnham-On-Sea
of the UK's top water skiers will be heading to Burnham-On-Sea
this spring when a round of the UK's national water skiing championships
Over 50 water skiers will be action during the two-day spectacle
over the Easter weekend, it has been announced this week.
will be the first time that the UK's national water skiing championships
have been held in Burnham since 2007.
event will take place on Saturday April 23rd and Easter Sunday
April 24th, the first fixture of the national water skiing season.
racing will see the UK's top youngsters in action, while Sunday's
races will see the UK's leading male skiers competing. There will
also be further races for ladies, juniors and vets.
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 told Burnham-On-Sea.com he's delighted that top-flight
water skiing is to return to the 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.
have been ongoing for some time about bringing this event back
to Burnham, and we are grateful for the support of both the town
and district councils. The event will benefit Burnham's economy,
bringing extra people into the town."
above is organiser Steve Bird with local water skier Toby Duggan
and supporter Steve Cox from Middlemoor Water Park