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F2 Outboard @ Catalina – and Video

The start of the 61st Catalina was a challenge for all the smaller boats to get out the breakwater into the open sea. Some skiers fell which caused a delay to the start of the bigger boats, which started 9 minutes later.

Catalina Photos by Daren Van Ryte

Daren Van Ryte was at Long Beach on the weekend capturing the action under glorious Catalina sunshine.

Final Catalina Results

Thanks to Ken Vaughan, below are the full and final results of the 2009 Catalina Water Ski Race.

Note for Photographers at the Worlds

There is a growing number of photographers doing some great work and it’s excellent that you share your work with the ski racng world.

The 2009 Catalina Ski Race

As the 2009 Catalina approaches, many of the world’s best prepare for the 61st event. Even with the Worlds starting in Belgium on 19 July, the likes of Kim Lumley, Todd Haig (both 2008 winners) and others will be heading to Long Beach to participate in the great race, before flying to Belgium in a bid to secure more World titles.

Below are a few photos of the Hotel Maya. The host hotel for Catalina 61.

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