World Stone Skim­ming Cham­pi­onships 24 Sep­tem­ber www.stoneskim­ming.com

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Eas­dale Is­land, near Oban, Ar­gyll Eas­dale was once the cen­tre of a thriv­ing Scot­tish slate min­ing in­dus­try, and one of the dis­used quar­ries forms a per­fect arena for the cham­pi­onships. Any­one of any age and any level of skill can en­ter. Each com­peti­tor is al­lowed three skims, us­ing spe­cially se­lected Eas­dale slate skim­ming stones. For a skim to qual­ify, the stone must bounce at least three times. It is then judged on the dis­tance achieved be­fore it sinks.

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