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Lord Colin Moynihan at Europeans

Chairman of the British Olympic Committee, Lord Colin Moynihan, plans to attend the opening ceremony of the 2008 European Water Ski Racing Championships at Ramsgate, Great Britain this year where over 60 international skiers are expected to compete. You can read more about the former Olympic Rowing athlete and former British Minister for Sport here.

Having tasted the success of racing on water in his rowing days, Lord Moynihan continues to show enthusiasm for water ski racing and British Team Captain Tony Williams said; “Lord Moynihan is a great personality who has joined us in the celebration of our sport at our National Racing dinner & dance on several occasions and played host to some of Britain’s European Champions at the House of Lords and the Houses of Parliament in London”.

This annual European event has taken place for many years and 2008 sees Great Britain playing the host nation. From 5th until 12th July, Europe’s finest water ski racing teams will gather and compete at Ramsgate, a 13th century English town steeped in history.

Dominic Evans of the Port of Ramsgate Royal Harbour Marina said; “With one of the most exciting water sports in the world on display and a host of activities during the week of the Championships we look forward to your company for this prestigious event. I am sure you will enjoy your visit to Thanet and the surrounding local areas and we look forward to welcoming you”.


Bertels, Lumley, Kirkland, Sewell, Hawkins and Smith are a small sample of well known names that will be performing. Other racers that will be joining the Europeans on the water include Todd Haig, Wayne Mawer, Chris Stout, Brady Hoggins and Ben Gulley. This promises to be a superb four rounds of racing, just a week after the infamous Diamond Race in Belgium and a week prior to the 60th Catalina at Long Beach, USA.

Executive Officer of British Water Ski, Patrick Donovan said; “The event promises to be an exciting addition to the calendar of events being held in the UK this year and with the excellent support provided by Thanet District Council and a very strong organising committee working behind the scenes we look forward to a very exciting display”.

You can find more details about the 2008 European Water Ski Racing Championships here

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