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If ever you wanted to see water-skiing at its best, then the month of September is the time to go to the World Waterski Racing Championships.

Over 350 competitors from around the world will be coming to Australia to battle it out on the water for a full-on four days of water-skiing action. As we all know, Queensland has some of the most beautiful waterways in Australia, and this year Ski Racing Queensland endeavours to create an entertaining event for all the family to enjoy. Athletes from countries throughout Europe, New Zealand and the United States will be competing for the ultimate world championship crown. There are six main events that will be taking place: the F1 men's and women's, the F2 men's and women's, and the junior boys and girls. These top-class water ski's can reach speeds in excess of 160km/hr and are worth a whopping quarter of a million dollars so to see some top quality action, you don't have to go too far.

Of course, you are probably wondering what you are going to do for the rest of the seven day event. Well, not to worry, because there are plenty of events that you can attend throughout the week. There will be rides, music, displays, demonstrations, even helicopter joy flights, and much more. And the best thing about it it's all free to enjoy. To commemorate this great event, don't forget to purchase official merchandise, this can be done simply by filling in the form online. And if you are a real water-skiing enthusiast, why not get even closer to the action, by registering yourself as a volunteer via the website? There are also some great accommodation offers that you can take advantage of if you are planning to stay for the week; check out the website for this and more details.

Queensland is a great place to enjoy water sports, especially at the venue of this amazing event, so while you are there, don't forget to check out what's going on out and about at Pelican Park. The 2011 World Waterski Racing Championships is the first of its kind to be right here in Queensland, so don't forget to attend. There is plenty to see and do, and entry is free. All competitors and teams are listed on the website, don't forget to check it out. So for a fun, entertaining family event, head to the World Waterki Racing Championships. For more information, please visit the official website. And if for some reason you cannot attend, have no fear, you can watch the competition live from your own computer via the website.
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Why? It's the first Waterskiing Championship of its kind in Queensland
When: September 10-18 2011
Where: Pelican Park
Cost: Free entry
Comments
This was a spectacular event with Redcliffe as its Vantage point. The Redcliffe Festival was the place to be for everything from power boat racing to great food and live entertainment. Then on top of all that the Redcliffe Festival also attracted the best waterski racing champions in the world to its shores. What a great city we live in, and Redcliffe showed that it can put on world class events. well done Redcliffe.
By Dan Berryman - senior reviewer
Thursday, 29th of September @ 07:09 am
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