Representing SA on the water

2016-06-01 06:00
Dylan Lowe a Grade 10 Maritzburg College pupil will be flying to Recetto, Italy in August to water ski for South Africa.PHOTO: supplied

Dylan Lowe a Grade 10 Maritzburg College pupil will be flying to Recetto, Italy in August to water ski for South Africa.PHOTO: supplied

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DYLAN Lowe, a Grade 10 pupil from Maritzburg College, will be flying to Recetto, Italy in August to water ski for his country for the first time.

He will be awarded his South African colours along with his green South African blazer on his return.

Water skiing is a high-impact sport where the boat drives through the centre yellow bouys and the skier has to go around the outer red bouys­.

The skier has to get up to the speed for their age category and then begin to shorten the rope, making it harder to get out to the bouys.

A skier’s score is based upon the number of successful buoys cleared, the speed of the boat, and the length of the rope.

Dylan is currently running the course at 58km per hour and has got down to four bouys on a 12m rope length.

The trip will cost over R40 000.

If anyone is able to sponsor or make a donations to help make a dream come true and see the South African flag fly, email carolblowe @gmail.com - Supplied.

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