• Short Summary

    The New South Wales Water Skiing Association is claiming a world record for an unusual skiing feat that took place on Sydney's Botany Bay on Thursday (27 May).

  • Description

    The New South Wales Water Skiing Association is claiming a world record for an unusual skiing feat that took place on Sydney's Botany Bay on Thursday (27 May).

    Sixteen skiers were involved in a mass run -- hauled by a boat powered by a single 200-horse-power outboard motor.

    The average weight of the skiers was 11 stone (154 pounds/69.7 kilos).

    A spokesman for the organisers of the feat said the best previous mass performance featured 12 skiers pulled by a single out board.

    The record run produced some spectacular skiing after several false starts and some equally spectacular spills.

    However, after several false starts and a few spectacular spills all 16 men were lifted from the water. The run itself produced some great skiing. Its organisers say the best previous mass performance featured only 12 skiers behind a single outboard. They're currently training 20 skiers for an assault on their own record, while they await confirmation of the new record from the Guinness Book of Records

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7B1OX2OASMFSHFVO1BVFFZT43
    Media URN:
    VLVA7B1OX2OASMFSHFVO1BVFFZT43
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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