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Yak Ale Pond Skim National Championsh­ips 2019 almost here

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THERE are no lead ups, no training, no qualifying rounds, just give it a crack – do it, do it, is the advice for entrants competing in the elite fourth-and-a-half annual Yak Ales Pond Skim National Championsh­ips at Mt Buller.

This year another line up of skimmers will take on the famous Mt Buller pond on Bourke Street on September 21 and 22 in elaborate costumes.

The Yak Ales Pond Skim National Championsh­ips involves skiers and boarders attempting to make it across a pond built into the snow while being cheered on by an enthusiast­ic crowd.

Despite being recognised as the National Championsh­ips, you don’t actually need to follow an athlete pathway from your local pond skimming club, through the state league, to reach national glory.

Custom music tracks for your run can be played by the DJ!

Following historical tradition since time immemorial in 2015, all competitor­s (18+) receive 2x Yak Ales drink cards for the Yak Ales Official Pond Skim National Championsh­ips Après Party.

Note the use of the word “après” which means after you compete.

Don’t drink before you skim.

Registrati­ons are online and fancy dress is a must.

Enter as an individual or as a team – but give it a go!

 ?? PHOTO: Andrew Railton / Mt Buller ?? SKIMMERS FUN: Pond Skimmers on Mt Buller will entertain huge crowds again this year when they compete in the National Championsh­ip on September 21 and 22.
PHOTO: Andrew Railton / Mt Buller SKIMMERS FUN: Pond Skimmers on Mt Buller will entertain huge crowds again this year when they compete in the National Championsh­ip on September 21 and 22.

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