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Old 12 March 2010, 05:46   #1
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Who was the rib team?

Well done to Christine Bleakley water ski ing the channel
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theonesho...ne-bleak.shtml

Who had that great job to take her over?
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Old 12 March 2010, 05:49   #2
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Well done to Christine Bleakley water ski ing the channel
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theonesho...ne-bleak.shtml

Who had that great job to take her over?
Skiing in chop and swell is no mean feat, especially for 22m. Good effort.
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Just watched the online video and the RIB was running with a 225 outboard and radar is clear. Surprised to see the tow harness on the transom low down as this makes it harder for a skier as rope catches the swell, I would have thought she would tow off a high tow stantion so rope clears the engine and keeps tow line out of water. I havent been ski ing for ages but strikes me she did a great job. They are to show some on The One Show on BBC1 at 7pm
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Surprised to see the tow harness on the transom low down as this makes it harder for a skier as rope catches the swell, I would have thought she would tow off a high tow stantion so rope clears the engine and keeps tow line out of water.
A high tow point can be snatchy in ruff seas for an inexperienced skier, as the bow of the boat rises and falls in the swell.

Hell of an achievement though - well done to the girl.
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