• Short Summary

    TWENTY OF THE WORLD'S TOP WATER SKIERS CONVERGED ON RUISLIP, NEAR LONDON, AT THE WEEKEND TO TAKE PART IN WHAT IS WIDELY REGARDED AS A "DRESS REHEARSAL" FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS.

  • Description

    TWENTY OF THE WORLD'S TOP WATER SKIERS CONVERGED ON RUISLIP, NEAR LONDON, AT THE WEEKEND TO TAKE PART IN WHAT IS WIDELY REGARDED AS A "DRESS REHEARSAL" FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS.

    THE EVENT WAS THE WILLS INTERNATIONALE 1967 AND AMONG THOSE COMPETING WERE THE CHAMPION WATER SKIERS OF 11 COUNTRIES -- AUSTRIA, BRITAIN, FRANCE, HOLLAND, ITALY, LUXEMBOURG, MEXICO, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, WEST GERMANY AND THE GREATEST WATER-SKIING NATION OF ALL, THE UNITED STATES.

    INTEREST IN WATER SKIING HAS INCREASED TREMENDOUSLY SINCE THE FIRST CLUB WAS FOUNDED AT RUISLIP IN THE EARLY 1950s. ULTIMATELY IT GREW INTO THE BRITISH WATER SKI FEDERATION WHICH HAS A MEMBERSHIP OF 80 CLUBS. IT IS THE LARGEST FEDERATION IN EUROPE AND THE SECOND LARGEST IN THE WORLD.

    THE JURY FOR THE WEEKEND WAS PICKED FROM THE RANKS OF INTERNATIONAL WATER SKIING. THE CHIEF JUDGE WAS ALBERT KURER OF SWITZERLAND. HE IS PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD'S WATER SKI UNION, GROUP II WHICH COVERS EUROPE, AFRICA AND THE NEAR AND MIDDLE EAST.

    NEXT AUGUST THE 10TH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE HELD AT SHERBROOKE, QUEBEC, CANADA. AMONG THOSE TAKING PART IN THE RUISLIP EVENT WERE CONNIE DANE, THE DUTCH CHAMPION AND SYLVIE HULSEMANN OF LUXEMBOURG.

    MAKING HIS FIRST APPEARANCE IN BRITAIN WAS "JOKER" OSBORN OF THE UNITED STATES. HE IS THE ALL-AMERICAN AND U.S. MASTERS CHAMPION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3431PT2NJP2WDD90RYBV5ZWSJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3431PT2NJP2WDD90RYBV5ZWSJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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