NWSRA Water Ski Race

The National Water Ski Racing Assocation (NWSRA) Water Ski Race BlueWater Casino 300 was held over the weekend, in conjuction with the Parker Enduro boat race, at the BlueWater Resort and Casino in Parker.

The Enduro is 300 miles in duration with seven divisions competing for both an overall and class win, in hopes of being crowned “King of the River” and receive the Marion Beaver Cup.  The divisions, which included inboard versus outboard, flat-bottom versus v-bottom, along with many different types of boats, competed on the rough 6-mile course along the Colorado River, from the BlueWater to Cienega Springs, in a true test of endurance.  The #48, piloted by Greg Foster and Alan Stoker, took top honors this year.

The event was the grand finale of the 2017 NWSRA season. Mini and main (men and women combined) marathon ski races were run prior to the boat race.

BLUEWATER CASINO 300 PARKER ENDURO & NWSRA Water Ski Races were held in Parker Az. over the weekend. Ken Gallagher/RiverScene

One of the many participants in the NWSRA Ski Race. Ken Gallagher/RiverScene

 

BLUEWATER CASINO 300 PARKER ENDURO & NWSRA Water Ski Races were held in Parker Az. over the weekend. Ken Gallagher/RiverScene

Div. I – Joe Masek, Matt Roach, Tony Scarlata entry CA #034 “Pop D’Cucci” Ken Gallagher/RiverScene

 

BLUEWATER CASINO 300 PARKER ENDURO & NWSRA Water Ski Races were held in Parker Az. over the weekend. Ken Gallagher/RiverScene

Div. V’s Gary Hairabedian, Whittier, CA #17 “Justified”. Ken Gallagher/RiverScene

 

BLUEWATER CASINO 300 PARKER ENDURO & NWSRA Water Ski Races were held in Parker Az. over the weekend. Ken Gallagher/RiverScene

Lined up for the start of the Enduro. Ken Gallagher/RiverScene

 

BLUEWATER CASINO 300 PARKER ENDURO & NWSRA Water Ski Races were held in Parker Az. over the weekend.

Randy Lewis in ‘Totruga Express” won his individual class, and 2nd overall in the 300 Parker Enduro. Ken Gallagher/RiverScene

 

BLUEWATER CASINO 300 PARKER ENDURO & NWSRA Water Ski Races were held in Parker Az. over the weekend. Ken Gallagher/RiverScene

John Haddon, takes the Sea Witch Marine entry off the south turn. Ken Gallagher/RiverScene

 

BLUEWATER CASINO 300 PARKER ENDURO & NWSRA Water Ski Races were held in Parker Az. over the weekend. Ken Gallagher/RiverScene

Pilot of this Russian Yak 52, gave everyone a thrill when he buzzed the river, and disappeared on the CA. side. Ken Gallagher/RiverScene

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