Aussies break water ski world record

An Australian ski club has broken a record with 145 skiers behind one boat

Australian water ski club, Horsehead Ski Club, have broken the world record of the highest number of skiers behind a single boat.

To ensure the waters on Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania, were calm enough for the record to take place, it was an early start at 7:20am. Of the 154 skiers who started out, nine fell off, which meant at the finish 145 remaining skiers broke the record, which beats the record set two years ago at 114.

A vessel which had enough power to tow all 154 skiers wouldn’t have been easy to find, but after a propeller change, the ferry Tasmania Eagle, was able to do the job.

See the video here.