Grafton Bridge to Bridge Ski Race
Event Date: October 1 2016 - October 2 2016
Event Type: Sporting Event
Address: Clarence River, Prince Street, Grafton (map)
Contact Name: Mark Stephenson
Phone: 0412 282 280
From its conception in 1973 with 27 competitors, the Grafton Bridge to Bridge Ski Race is now recognised as a leading event in the waterski racing calendar and a longstanding event in Grafton’s sporting fixtures on the long weekend in October.
Commencing at the Crown Hotel in Grafton, competitors will waterski down the Clarence River to the Harwood Bridge and return. This run is a total distance of 108km, the 2nd longest race in Australia!
Boats competing in the event can vary from 175 horsepower single rig outboards valued at $30,000 right through to 1500 horsepower twin turbo big block inboards valued well in excess of $300,000.
Attracting competitors Australia wide and from overseas with over 900 entrants, it is a spectacle that over 3,000 people come to watch each year. An action packed, fun weekend for all the family with markets, kids’ rides and evening entertainment.