Competitors start at Coraki for the Craig Shepherd Memorial Water Ski race in Coraki on Saturday. Photo Jay Cronan / The Northern Star
Competitors start at Coraki for the Craig Shepherd Memorial Water Ski race in Coraki on Saturday. Photo Jay Cronan / The Northern Star Jay Cronan

Coraki Assault a splash

WATER-SKIERS from across Northern NSW and South-East Queensland will take part in the annual Coraki Assault ski race this weekend.

Boats will reach speeds of 80km/h on the Richmond River with the event part of the Tweed River Water Ski Club calendar

It follows on from the Nev Wilson memorial event at Tweed Heads in August.

Coraki is an all-age event with about 60 competitors expected.

It is one of the biggest events on the local calendar along with the Craig Shepherd Memorial Race at the end of the season in March.

There will be a drivers' briefing at 10.30am today before the first race at noon.

Junior, social and novice races will all be held today.

Tomorrow racing will start at 8.30am and also includes women's and masters competition.

The presentation will be held at 1.30pm at the Coraki Hotel, the major sponsor.

Spectators are welcome to attend both days.



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