The Horsehead Water Ski Club, Australia’s oldest ski club, will attempt to break the world record for the most skiers towed behind one boat on Saturday, Jan. 30, in Strahan, Tasmania.
One hundred and twenty of Horsehead’s approximately 200 members will try to ski at the same time behind a 35-foot-long cruise catamaran called the Eagle.
The current world record was set at 100 skiers by the Cairns & District Powerboat and Ski Club on October 18, 1986, in Queensland, Australia’s Trinity Inlet. (Check out a video of the record-setting feat below.)
This will be Horsehead’s third attempt at breaking the record. Both of the previous attempts — one in 2008 and one in 2009 — ended when the group’s floating boom broke. For its latest attempt, the ski club has designed a super-heavy-duty, boat-mounted boom.
Stay tuned to waterskimag.com to find out if Horsehead breaks the world record.