Ski School kids finding their feet

Inkie Leech.

Last Friday was another successful night at Ski School, with many kids steadily progressing with their water skiing.

Congratulations to Inkie Leech for getting up on two skis behind the boat.

Inkie was very proud and happy about her achievement and was given an award on the night.

Sam Spiers, who travels from Rochester with his family, mastered getting up on one ski behind the boat.

We have watched Sam anxiously for the past few weeks while he tried countless times to get up, which can be frustrating.

Things all clicked together last week. Sam found his balance, maintained his position, and remained calm in the water by letting the boat pull him out.

He successfully got up on one ski; I think Sam even ventured out of the wake.

It goes to show that anything is possible with determination and persistence. We are very proud of you, Sam.

Sam was also presented with a Ski School award.

The more advanced skiers have been learning to use the rope with a small V rather than using the rope with a deep V.

The rope with the deep V makes deep water starts easier as it guides the ski out of the water.

Using the small V to get out of the water is tricky, but it is better for those who want to advance to slalom skiing.

Mentioning slalom skiing, the kids have been practising their turns and techniques on how to make that ‘spray’.

I recommend everyone interested watch a YouTube video on Slalom skiing or visit on Facebook.

Thank you to Andrew McBurnie and Debbie Jennings who volunteered in the Gilflite (advanced) boat.

Mark Cartwright did a marvellous job driving the beginner boat ROLCO with observers Lisa Priest, Steve Spiers and others.

Tonight at the Boat Club is the Murray to Moyne’s annual fundraiser for Deniliquin Hospital starting at 6pm.

Zech Walters and Zara Lindeman will be playing live music, there will be a silent auction, the bar will be open, Cafe 100 will be dishing up the food and Tubby will be serving ice-cream.

~ Aileen Hayes

Sam Spiers.