The Yamaha Rollo’s Marine Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Classic is back for 2016!
The Rock has your chance to experience the speed first-hand - text BRIDGE plus your details to 3520 for your chance to be ride shotgun on the twin-turbo V8 BURNIN’, one of the fastest boats in Australasia!
It's set to be a massive weekend of action, so make sure you get to the banks and bridges of the Waikato River to catch the action!
The event starts on Friday night at Garden Place in Central Hamilton with the Show & Shine, running from 5pm to 7:30pm.
On Saturday morning the Novice, Masters and Sub Juniors hit the water running from Hamilton to Taupiri and return.While the competitors in the first race are getting ready to return to Hamilton, a ski biscuit race will take place from Days Park to Grantham Street.
The next event of the weekend is the Family & Social Class Event which is a 20km ski on a slalom ski or wakeboard from Ngaruawahia to Hamilton.
Saturday afternoon brings the Time Trial for the Long Race, which is the crowd's first opportunity to see the big boys in action and gives the competitors a chance to gain top seeding for Sunday’s main event. This runs from Hamilton to Ngaruawahia and return.
Sunday morning brings the Powerboat Sprints, Thundercats and Jetskis racing from Hamilton to Ngaruawahia and back.
Last but not least is the main event kicking off at 1pm Sunday, the Long Race - an 82km flat out sprint, against the clock from Cambridge to Taupiri and back to Hamilton. This race attracts the best ski racers from North and South Islands as well as plenty of Australians!
The start at Cambridge (and plenty of other action) will be broadcast to big screens at Grantham Street boat ramp and the Ann Street Reserve. You’re going to hear these boats long before you see them as they travel at speeds in of 100MPH (160 KPH)!
Check out last year's highlights HERE
To find out more about the event, click HERE