international water skiers head to Burnham-On-Sea today
of Europe's leading water skiers will be in action in Burnham-On-Sea
today (Sunday) when the town hosts an international water skiing
of skiers will be competing during three hours of racing that,
if successful, could lead to a round of the European Water Skiing
Cup being held in Burnham in the future.
skiers from as far afield as Belgium and Austria will be travelling
to Burnham to take part in the town's first open international
water skiing event so it will be a great spectacle," co-organiser
Steve Bird told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
are hopeing there will be big crowds along the seafront watching
the three races, which will include two junior and veterans races
from 12.30pm and the main race at around 2pm."
has been lots of interest from entrants and we already have over
30 power boats booked in."
added: "We have our fingers crossed for good weather and
calm sea conditions. If this year's event is successful it could
well lead to a round of the European Cup being held in Burnham
in the future, which would be phenomenal for the town."
will be no charge for spectators to watch the action and a full
speaker system will be set up along the seafront so that those
watching will be able to hear a live commentary.
two rounds of the UK's national water skiing championships have
been held in Burnham in 2007
are the scenes at last year's UK water skiing championships in
Burnham and, above, co-organiser Steve Bird with local water skier
Toby Duggan and supporter Steve Cox from Middlemoor Water Park