PHOTOS: Water skiers fly high in Bridgewater

FIVE water skiers competing at the Australian Masters Waterski Championships at the weekend have broken inside of the top 20 jumpers in the world.

The under-17 competitors each jumped more than 40 metres on the Loddon River course.

Bridgewater Waterski Club vice president Craig Stephen said it was a great achievement.

“There was about six or seven under-17 boys who recorded their personal best jumps,” he said.

Mildura man Gavin McMillan completed one of the longest jumps ever recorded at Bridgewater, jumping a massive 55.3 metres.

Bendigo water skier Lee Bray had the best shortline slalom score.

Stephen said the Masters Championships, one of the longest running ski events in Australia, continued to grow each year.

This year’s event attracted water skiers of all ages from Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and New South Wales.

Trick skiing, slalom skiing and jumping were all on show throughout the two-day event.

“The feedback we have received has been positive,” Stephen said. “The championships are great for the town.”

Stephen said he was already looking forward to next year's event. 

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