Originally Posted by tim griffin
the close inshore turns made the event.
The inshore marks are placed in about 8'' of water so this brings the racing right onto the beach. The racers have then got to get out through the surf line which makes for some really spectacular ramps.
I did the safety for them in Scarborough a couple of weeks ago when the surf was 4'-5'. We used a Seadoo 4tec (215hp
) allied to a rescue sled. I forgot to attach the fixed harness so the sled was only attached by two thick bungee straps. When the Ski driver took off, the bungees stretched out to about 4' long, then when he slowed down, I was launched off the sled and landed sitting on the back seat.
or what! We just carried on and pretended we did it all the time but my nads were sore for a week after.
Next event is November 25th in Weymouth.
Slimtim the organisers may be interested in your pics.