After a significant fundraising effort by the Club and support from MU Sport, the Melbourne University Waterski and Wakeboard Team (MUWWT) has upgraded to a new boat to support its growing membership.
The Club’s president, Geoff Creber, said that the Mastercraft XT-21 “marks a momentous step up for the club as we move into a boat capable of providing pro-level wakes”.
The new boat is the culmination of a long-term plan started in 2013, to allow the Club to run larger trips to support both its casual and high-performance members.
“MUWWT hopes to provide students with the chance to try wakeboarding or waterskiing, continued great times for our existing members, progression in wakeboarding or waterskiing and a high-performance boat for our competition team to train behind,” said Creber.
He added that the 14-seat XT-21 is capable of “carrying over 1 tonne of ballast and also flattening off to provide a near tournament level ski wash or beginner wake”.
On 25 October it was christened on Lake Eppalock at an official unveiling to the Club and day trips are already underway, with an eye to its first major competitive event at the 'State of Origin' competition in Mildura between 15 - 18 November
The student-run Club was established in 1965 and caters for all skill levels from beginners to advanced competitors. Day trips and camps take place on lakes and rivers in Victoria and New South Wales, including Eildon, Hazlewood, Eppalock and Deniliquin.
“We encourage anyone interested in water sports, the outdoors or socialising and meeting new people in a fun and friendly environment to get in touch,” said Creber.
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