Call for an instant quote
0345 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
18 June 2012 09:20
A water ski tournament is to take place in the US
The water ski season is set to kick off this weekend with the Beaver Lake Challenge Water Ski Tournament in Arkansas.
The event, which is free to go and watch on Saturday and Sunday, will act as a precursor to the North Carolina State Championships that are also being staged at Beaver Lake on 13-15 July.
It is thought that around 50 people will take part in the slalom, trick and jump disciplines and the president of Beaver Lake Ski Club, Jeff Mitchell, thinks the attendance will be good because of the upcoming championships in July.
"We expect a good turnout for this event because people that will be returning for the state championships in July will want an opportunity to ski on the lake before competing for state," he said.
"The Beaver Lake Challenge is kind of a continuation of what we started back in Camden with the River City Challenge for all those years."
The lake is located two miles north of the Chowan River Bridge between Suffolk and Ahoskie and one of the highlights of the July tournament will be a night jump competition, making use of the new lights, so anyone travelling to compete will need to ensure they are covered by
sports travel insurance.
27 September 2016
Monarch Airlines says its flights are operating as normal amid fears the firm is in financial trouble.
24 September 2016
Slim people who look physically healthy may still be at increased chance of being diagnosed with bowel cancer if they have raised insulin levels, according new research.
23 September 2016
Theresa May is being urged to give the go-ahead for flights to resume between the UK and Sharm el-Sheikh by the head of the cross-party parliamentary group on Egypt.
22 September 2016
Budget airline Jet2.com is to open its first base in the south of England at Stansted.
21 September 2016
Smoking rates have dropped to the lowest level on record in England, new figures show, suggesting messages about the health effects of cigarettes are hitting home.
20 September 2016
Concerns have been raised over flight disruptions caused by heavy drinking among passengers.
17 September 2016
British Airways' decision to launch direct flights from London to Tehran earlier this month positions Iran as one of the hottest destinations to visit in 2017, according to experts.
16 September 2016
More than 100 flights have been cancelled as French air traffic controllers go on strike again.
15 September 2016
Two thirds of MPs would support an expansion at Heathrow.
14 September 2016
TripAdvisor is launching a new homepage, making the booking of holiday activities and tours even easier.
13 September 2016
Travellers are to be charged to use fast lanes to get through passport checks in an attempt to cut queues.
09 September 2016
People travelling to regions affected by the Zika virus outbreak should practise safe sex for at least half a year upon their return, health leaders say.