Give it up for the Australians and their total domination of the 2013 Water Ski Racing World Championships! The event, held in Tenerife, Spain, concluded Sunday after four rounds of racing. Mercury Racing propulsion was the power in front of all six class world champions. As you can see, conditions were more ideal for an offshore race than ski racing.
To me – running a 21 foot boat with a QC4v 1350 stuffed between the stringers would be a handful. Racing it would another thing all together.
But to ski behind that? No thanks. I can’t imagine going as fast as they do on calm water. Ski racing in big water where your tow boat is periodically airborne? Forget about it! That takes some serious skill, stamina and pure guts!
Guy Williamson, our Service Director in Australia sent me an e-mail with the outstanding results.
Men’s Open – Wayne Mawer – Mercury Racing 1350 sterndrive
Women’s Open – Trudi Stout – Mercury Racing 1075 SCi sterndrive
Men’s F2 – Ben Gulley – Mercury Racing OptiMax 300XS outboard
Women’s F2 – Sarah Teelow – Mercury Racing OptiMax 300XS outboard
Junior Boys – Jack Harrison – Mercury Racing 700 SCi sterndrive
Junior Girls -Rachel Stapleton – Mercury Racing 1350 sterndrive
Congratulations to all competitors on an outstanding world championship.