Tweed leads charge in river assault
TWEED waterskiers have dominated the annual Coraki Assault Ski Races held last weekend.
The competition saw skiers travel the 40 kilometres from Coraki brige to Woodburn bridge.
The Tweed club won several divisions including taking out first and second in the highly coveted masters section.
The Cobalt team with Peter Monger skiing took out the master class, completing the race in the fast pace of 22.22 minutes. They missed out by just four seconds on recording the best overall time of the day.
The boat was driven by Mark Holden with Mark Chapman observing.
The team finished almost two minutes faster than fellow Tweed club-mate Greg Nettle (24.29). Nettle skied behind the boat Fugitive driven by Peter Wall with L Trotman as the observer.
The Tweed club also picked a third and a second in two other classes.
Teen-aged friends Kelly Thompson and Clare Peterson combined to finish third in the social class and second in the women's event.
The pair were assisted by their fathers with Lance Thompson driving and Phil Peterson observing.
The Coraki event was the third race in the four-race North Coast series.
The final race meeting will be held at Woodburn on March 6. Peter Monger is currently leading the master class.