Wake is back

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - FRONT PAGE - By JAMIE LOWE

Or­gan­is­ers of the Wake­board Vic­to­ria Of­fi­cial Cham­pi­onships were so im­pressed with De­niliquin last year, they have made it an an­nual lo­ca­tion for their top-class com­pe­ti­tion.

The De­niliquin Boat Club hosted round three of the of­fi­cial com­pet­i­tive wake­board­ing ti­tles for the first time in Jan­uary last year.

It at­tracted a record break­ing 44 com­peti- tors to the Ed­ward River, which in­cluded a hand­ful of lo­cals.

This year, De­niliquin will host round four of the com­pe­ti­tion on Satur­day, Jan­uary 19.

With the De­niliquin Boat Club as HQ again, of­fi­cials ex­pect at least 200 com­peti­tors, sup­port crew and spec­ta­tors will at­tend.

Deni Boat Club com­mit­tee mem­ber Ju­lia Druitt said Wake­board Vic­to­ria was ‘‘quite keen’’ to come back to the Ed­ward River.

‘‘From all re­ports Wake­board Vic­to­ria were re­ally happy with last year’s event,’’ she said.

‘‘It was one of their big­gest events in terms of both com­peti­tor and spec­ta­tor num­bers.

‘‘We even had some of the an­nual campers at the BIG4 De­niliquin Hol­i­day Park not only spec­tate, but get out there and com­pete.’’

Spec­ta­tors can en­ter for free and food and re­fresh­ments will be avail­able on the day. There will also be live mu­sic into the evening.

Miss Druitt said the eco­nomic spin-off of De­niliquin be­ing a pop­u­lar sport for Wake­board Vic­to­ria events will be pos­i­tive.

‘‘It’s great to have events like this as it bring peo­ple to our town,’’ she said.

‘‘Peo­ple are go­ing to stay at lo­cal mo­tels and eat at lo­cal busi­nesses, so it’s very ben­e­fi­cial.

‘‘It’s at a peak tourism time for the town as well with plenty of ac­tiv­ity on the river.

‘‘It’s a free event with some very tal­ented wake­board­ers and there’s no bet­ter place to be in sum­mer than by the river.’’

The event will be held at the Deni Boat Club at 44 Riverview Dr with the ac­tion kick­ing off at 10am on Satur­day, Jan­uary 19.

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