New Zealand water ski racing is mourning the loss of Tony van Deursen , 57, who died in a water ski accident on Lake Taupo on Saturday 29th of October.
Daren Van Ryte has captured the most amazing photos from the US Open Ski Race that ki
Liz Langham writes …
Just a couple of weeks to go until the 50th Bridge to Bridge Race. There is still time for past competitors to be involved in the Weekends Celebrations.
Graham Evans from Cardiff sadly passed away last Saturday aged 72. In the 70’s and 80’s he was a long time member of Penarth Water Ski Club and a regular driver for many top skiers from Wales on the British & European Water Ski Racing circuit.
A Regional race will be in Weston GB on 22nd October 2011
David McMillan has today announced the tremendous news that his 80yr old grandmother Mary will now compete in the 50th Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Race in NSW Australia.
It is with great regret to report that Britains Tony Malpas has passed away after a long fight against cancer. The old skool water ski racing will remember Tony.
Rollo’s Marine Yamaha Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Classic is on the 3 & 4th of December 2011.
This year the race is just 2 weeks following the other NZ river race the Twin Rivers which is to be held in Paeroa/Thames on the 19th of November. The best ski racers from all over NZ and some out of Australia will battle it out for the premier titles in NZ ski racing. The teams will be trying to become ‘King of the Rivers’ with the Twin Rivers and Bridge to Bridge combing to recognise the best Ski Racing Teams in NZ.
The Bridge to Bridge is NZ’s premier Water Ski Racing event that includes Powerboat Racing, Social and Family Class as well as Jetski and Thundercat Racing. There is talk of boats coming from Australia and there is also the World’s greatest Ski Racing Commentator Dave Bishop from Australia is coming back to NZ for the event. There has been a boost to the open class field this year with a couple of international boats being imported by NZ owners/drivers for the event which will make for a competitive spectacle in 2011.
Thank you to all the amazing sponsors of both the Bridge to Bridge and the Twin Rivers as well as the organising team. Please come and be apart of this exciting ski racing action.
For more information as well as entries, check out www.skirace.co.nz
Once you have read the post here about Mary McMillan and her wish to ski in the 50th Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Race, as per her grandson David McMillan’s request, please write an email to the NSW Water Ski Federation.
Australia’s Mary McMillan is renowned throughout the world of water ski racing for an incredible history in the sport. She has skied all 49 Bridge to Bridge water ski races since 1961, she is now 80 yrs of age and had planned to ski the 50th Bridge to Bridge in November.
Those of you old enough will remember that Peter Butler made the best British Water Ski Racing TV shows we were lucky enough to see in the early 90’s.
Rob Harks was at the final round of the 2011 Belgian Championships in Grobbendonk to capture the action from an amazing last race of the year.
From the stats below, take a guess which days we saw Rounds 1 to 4 of the 2011 worlds. These are the site hits for skirace.net during the 2011 worlds.