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Athletes glide across Helidon waters for ski contest

OH BUOY: Harry Miller negotiates the slalom course during Waterski Queensland’s event at the Helidon Ski Lake on Saturday.
OH BUOY: Harry Miller negotiates the slalom course during Waterski Queensland’s event at the Helidon Ski Lake on Saturday. Tom Threadingham

WHEN thinking of smooth waters ideal for athletes to skim across, Helidon doesn't usually cross the mind as a location.

However, that's exactly where talented skiers from across Queensland made a splash on the weekend for round three of the Waterski Queensland's Southern Series.

Held on private property, Brauer's Helidon Ski Lake hosted nearly 70 competitors of all skill levels.

Waterski Queensland Southern Region director Brad Williams said the weekend's action provided plenty of entertainment for onlookers.

"We had just short of 70 competitors, with 67 in total skiing, and that ranged from seven-year-olds to a 70-year-old female competitor," Williams said.

"It was excellent. The event was really well received.

"There was some really good scores, with some just below national scores, which was encouraging.

"There were a couple Queensland records broken, however.

"A Toowoomba guy, Harry Miller, competed for the first time and came second in division four."

Williams said it was always a great competition on the Helidon Ski Lake, and hoped to return early next year.

"It's probably not as scenic as some we go to, but it's definitely a great lake to ski on. It always skis really nice," he said.

"It always scores really well, and it's definitely one of the best sites to ski at."

Williams said the weekend saw boosted numbers across all divisions.

"We had a good roll-out for the event, as it was an 'L Class' record-capable tournament," he said.

"The good numbers shows support is continually growing."

Skiers weaved through a number of buoys for a slalom competition.

First, second and third place winners in the Helidon competition for each division are as follows:

Div 1: Peter Cornale Brisbane, Craig Jeude Brisbane, Brad Williams Toowoomba

Div 2: Jake McDonald Brisbane, Dean Schache Grafton, Dean Hill Brisbane

Div 3: Hamish Christie Moree, Matt Sobczak Bundaberg, John Land Bundaberg

Div 4: Ricky Ferguson Roma, Harry Millar Toowoomba, Abbey Teague Sunshine Coast

Div 5: Luke Porritt Inverell, Cooper Hill Brisbane, Mitch Wooler Brisbane

Div 6: Kate Sobczak Bundaberg, Zac Pain Maryborough, John Pain Maryborough

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