OUR WORLD RECORD PLUS GREAT SKIING ON HOLIDAY WEEKEND

CARL SETS STANDARD FOR THE JumpAthon WORLD TO BEAT

Carl celebrates in style with Figs and Geoff

Carl celebrates in style with Figs and Geoff

What a great June Holiday Weekend at our Club. With many Members away we did not expect all the surprises both on and off the water. Well done to all for making it a lot of fun.

Carl warms up for the Jump challenge

Carl warms up for the Jump challenge

Before we get to the big stuff, we finished with cool air but perfect skiing conditions. With Groups on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Members skiing, work on our Stone Bridge project, new marker buoys in the Lake and some minor repairs to the Cowcatcher, it was all action. As it is still just the first week of June, we are very well set up for the Summer season.

Daryl at full stretch

Daryl at full stretch

‘And now for the big news !

Carl decided that today was the day to take on the JumpAthon for Ray challenge. In other words, how many non-stop Jumps could he take without throwing the handle. His target was to line up TWENTY sponsors at the standard rate of €1.00 per Jump. With Geoff driving and Figs as observer, Des captured all the camera action for posterity and YouTube. We guessed he would probably make SEVEN non-stop landings – but we were wrong ! At TEN, the fans were cheering. At FIFTEEN, the fans were jumping up and down. When he threw the handle on landing Jump number TWENTY, this set the WORLD RECORD for non-stop jumps. Now it is up to all Ray’s Jump friends around the world to try to break the 20 mark and raise some funds for Ray in his time of need. Carl now has €400 in the bag !

Congratulations Carl.