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2012 World Water Ski Record Event in Strahan

The Horshead Water Ski Club and World Heritage Cruises are announcing today that the World Record Water Ski Team is returning to Strahan on Tasmania’s West Coast with the goal of extending the World Record they set in 2010 for the Most Water Skiers Towed Behind a Single Boat.

On the 28th March 2010 this team established a new world record of 114 water skiers behind The World Heritage Cruise Boat, The Eagle. This record eclipsed the old world record of 100 set in 1985 by a ski team in Cairns, Queensland.

The next attempt is scheduled for Australia Day 2012, again behind The Eagle on Macquarie Harbour, Strahan, Tasmania.

Why go back?
The answers to this question are;

· This is our last opportunity to have access to The Eagle.

· Australia Day falls on a Thursday .

We are planning to have three days of opportunity to beat our current record. We will have Thursday the 26th (how would you feel if we blew 114 out of the water on Australia Day?), Friday (please organise your leave now) and Saturday. Utilising the possibility of both morning and evening runs this allows 6 windows of opportunity for us to get everything right for this FINAL assault.

· Saturday will be party night no matter what. We did not get that chance in 2010, but in 2012 we will, bring it on.

· All support personnel who we require no make this venture come to fruition have pledged their support to be there, so let’s go!

How many skiers are we going to try and tow on the 26th did we hear you say?
· We can’t say exactly because the engineering has not been finalised, however let us put it this way, more than 140 is our goal.

Come on everyone, begin your plans for joining us on west Strahan beach at daybreak on Australia Day next year.

DATES & TIMES

Next attempt on Australia Day 2012!
We're booking you all for a long weeked, which, utilising the possibility of both morning and evening runs, allows 6 windows of opportunity for us to get everything right for this FINAL assault.

Run #1 - dawn - Thursday 26th
Run #2 - dusk - Thursday 26th
Run #3 - dawn - Friday 27th
Run #4 - dusk - Friday 27th
Run #5 - dawn - Saturday 28th
Run #6 - dusk - Saturday 28th

How would you feel if we blew 114 out of the water on Australia Day?!!! The new target is 140!

SATURDAY NIGHT PARTY!!! ALL WELCOME!
Saturday will be party night no matter what. We did not get that chance in 2010, but in 2012 we will, bring it on. Its time to celebrate all the effort that everyone has put into this endevour over the past years.