Aussie Assault!

Wayne Mawer cinches the 2013 Mens Open World Championship.
Wayne Mawer cinches the 2013 Men’s Open World Championship. Photo credit: Bill Lacroix Pictures.
When I posted this on our Facebook page the first comment was, where's the skier?
When I posted this on our Facebook page the first comment was, where’s the skier? Photo Credit: Vanessa Eyles – Cyclonic Images.

Give it up for the Australians and their total domination of the 2013 Water Ski Racing World Championships! The event, held in Tenerife, Spain, concluded Sunday after four rounds of racing. Mercury Racing propulsion was the power in front of all six class world champions. As you can see, conditions were more ideal for an offshore race than ski racing.

To me – running a 21 foot boat with a QC4v 1350 stuffed between the stringers would be a handful. Racing it would another thing all together.

Trudi Stout's 1350 powered boat was hullin the mail! Photo credit: Billy LaCroix Pictures.
Trudi Stout’s 1075 SCi powered boat was haulin’ the mail! Photo credit: Billy Lacroix Pictures.
Women's Open World Champ Trudi Stout.  Photo credit: Billy LaCroix Pictures.
Women’s Open World Champ Trudi Stout. Photo credit: Billy Lacroix Pictures.

But to ski behind that? No thanks. I can’t imagine going as fast as they do on calm water. Ski racing in big water where your tow boat is periodically airborne? Forget about it! That takes some serious skill, stamina and pure guts!

Guy Williamson, our Service Director in Australia sent me an e-mail with the outstanding results.

Junior Woman's World Champ Ratchel Stapleton. Photo credit: Billy Lacroix Pictures.
Junior Women’s World Champ Rachel Stapleton. Photo credit: Billy Lacroix Pictures.
Australia's 99 Psycho Clowns clinched three of the six world titles.
Australia’s 99 Psycho Clowns clinched three of the six world titles. Photo Credit: Billy Lacroix Photos.

Men’s Open – Wayne Mawer – Mercury Racing 1350 sterndrive

Women’s Open – Trudi Stout – Mercury Racing 1075 SCi sterndrive

Men’s F2 – Ben Gulley – Mercury Racing OptiMax 300XS outboard

Women’s F2 – Sarah Teelow – Mercury Racing OptiMax 300XS outboard

Junior Boys World Champ.
Junior Boys World Champ Jack Harrison relied on 700 SCi power for his title. Photo credit: Billy Lacroix Pictures.

Junior Boys – Jack Harrison – Mercury Racing 700 SCi sterndrive

Junior Girls -Rachel Stapleton – Mercury Racing 1350 sterndrive

Trudy Stout relied on 1075 SCi power to earn her Womens Open World Championship.
Trudi Stout relied on 1075 SCi power to earn her Women’s Open World Championship.

Congratulations to all competitors on an outstanding world championship.

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