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Water Ski Racing...

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gooddog

I ski raced in 1967. The tow boat I was behind was a Power Cat with a hot Merc outboard. It was a yearly event at our small lake. It was a lot of fun but, from what I can remember it was fairly dangerous. Those events were much different from the ones on that site though.

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chathamsolutions

They do this from Long Beach to Catalina every year.

http://www.catalinaskirace.net/

IIRC it's 26 miles. The 2006 winner did it in 58 minutes. Ocean swells at what, 30 MPH?

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John I.
They do this from Long Beach to Catalina every year.

http://www.catalinaskirace.net/

IIRC it's 26 miles. The 2006 winner did it in 58 minutes. Ocean swells at what, 30 MPH?

Closer to 60 mph. It's 26 miles each way! Crazy.gif

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LS-One

They do this from Long Beach to Catalina every year.

http://www.catalinaskirace.net/

IIRC it's 26 miles. The 2006 winner did it in 58 minutes. Ocean swells at what, 30 MPH?

Closer to 60 mph. It's 26 miles each way! Crazy.gif

I was thinking ... Isn't it a round trip race ?

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chathamsolutions

Ahhhh... That makes sense now.

As I typed it I was thinking, 'Man, that's not that fast.' You're right, it is round trip, I forgot.

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sliver

I'm pretty sure that's the one they were showing on ESPN. Amazing and gutsy performances...

Does anyone know how the harnesses work? Seems scary to be strapped to a boat at 60 mph Crazy.gif

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BBeakley

170 bones to upgrade from a rear toe plate to a full binding?? Crazy.gif

Of course, if you enjoy "big air at 50mph" I guess you're a little crazy anyway...

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