Or a whale surfacing.
Check this link
This record was set in the 80's and still stands.
I think attempts now have now been banned due to several deaths since.
Grant Torrens is behind a drag boat with no observer, i understand he used to just tell the driver before the pass how fast to go and the driver would just run the pass and look back at the end to see if Grant was still there!
That link isnt about Catalina, its the World Water Ski Speed Record.
When i said people had died i didnt mean Catalina i meant attempting this record.
It was just ski race related so i posted it.
Pete Procter wins Catalina from multiple time winner Todd Haig in a drag to the finish! Some good photos of the finish at "River at Daves Place".
I got Pete lined up for next race over here in OZ. Cant wait. This kid can ski!
Check this footage
P.S. Its not footage of Catalina! So no confusion.
At the 3min mark things get interesting. Yes that ship is under steam!!
One of the coolest things I've ever seen. Didn't even know it existed. Where do you get a handle and ski like those?
Found this video on the SCOPE site. WOW!!!!
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