November 6, 2015

From dangar island where the Hawkesbury meets the sea, winding along the length of the river to Windsor, hundreds of water skiers race behind their boats for the bridge to bridge water ski classic.

Covering 112km of picturesque Hawkesbury, the race is one of the longest running and most prestigious in the world. Skiiers won’t have much time to enjoy the scenery though – the frontrunners reach speeds of up to 200kmh, and the challenging twists and turns of the course require serious concentration.

From its beginnings in 1961 with just 80 competitors, today the race attracts a mixed crowd of serious competitors (some travelling internationally), families, and casual weekend skiiers who want the challenge – and the bragging rights – of conquering the Hawkesbury. For those who prefer to keep their feet on dry land, there’ll be plenty of opportunity to soak up the atmosphere at the finish line at Governor Phillip Park, with exhibitions, entertainment and live music all day, plus the presentation of trophies for the winners.

The Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Classic is on 7th and 8th November, starting from Dangar Island in Broken Bay and finishing at Windsor Marine Park in Governor Philip Park, Windsor. See www.bridge2bridge.com.au or phone 02 4976 3802.

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