Ex­cite­ment on the Wim­mera River

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Wa­ter ski­ing re­turned to the Wim­mera River at the week­end as Na­timuk Wa­ter Ski Club hosted a free come-and-try event from Hor­sham City Row­ing Club.

Novice skiers tried their hand at the sport un­der the guid­ance of in­struc­tor Pat Crisp.

Na­timuk club pres­i­dent Alister Cameron said new pon­toons at the site al­lowed for easy ac­cess for new skiers.

Hor­sham Ru­ral City Coun­cil’s tech­ni­cal ser­vices di­rec­tor John Martin said the event was a per­fect ex­am­ple of ‘ac­ti­vat­ing’ the river space.

“The coun­cil is keen to en­cour­age use of the river. It is a won­der­ful as­set for our com­mu­nity,” he said.

“Na­timuk Wa­ter Ski Club has run a num­ber of suc­cess­ful events on the river over the years and we were happy to sup­port the come-and-try event.”

The Wim­mera River in Hor­sham is usu­ally closed to wa­ter-ski­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, his­tor­i­cally due to en­vi­ron­men­tal and res­i­den­tial con­cerns, but au­thor­i­ties al­low the ac­tiv­ity on the wa­ter­way for special events.

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