Predator?s winning bite
By BOB ANTHONY
THE Tweed River Water Ski Club has left other ski clubs in its wake after taking out the East Coast Ski Race Series at Woodburn on the weekend.
Competing in the Woodburn Bridge To Bridge races over 40km and 80km, the Tweed club won a number of classes to give it enough points to claim its third series title.
More than 40 crews took part in the weekend meeting which saw Tweed boat crews of Predator claim the sub-junior and unlimited inboard races and take series wins.
In the sub-junior, the crew of driver Adam Bevan, observer Greg Beveers and his daughter Khristy on the ski take the race while in the unlimited inboard class, Bevan and Beveers teamed with skiers Zane Holmes and Trent Bevan to make it a double for the boat.
The win in the unlimited class saw Predator leapfrog club mates in Cobalt to claim the series title.
The Cobalt crew of driver Mark Holden, observer Mark Chapman and skier Peter Monger enjoyed success in the masters class, winning the race to tie the overall series with another Tweed boat, Fugitive, driven by Peter Wall with observer Tony Sutherland and skier Greg Nettle.
Fugitive went on to win the unlimited outboard race at Woodburn to finish second overall in the series.
In the social class, the crew in Smartazz, driven by Adam Sedgeman with Tony Reynolds observing and Grant Casey and Dave Felton skiing finished second in the series.
The Tweed women also did their bit for the club, claiming first in their class in Slingshot driven by Andy McGee with Trish Jenkins observer and Rhianna Wilks skier.
The fastest time for the 40km race was set by Brisbane boat Thirsty Merc in 20 minutes and 14 seconds while the Tweed's Fugitive set the fastest time for the 80km race in 43 minutes and six seconds.