New Records have been established in Women's Ski Flying. The first ever
competition in Women's Ski Flying was staged as part of Water Ski Magazine's
America's Cup tournament held in September at Okeeheelee Park in
West Palm Beach, FL.
Water Ski Magazine held the experimental America's Cup tournament to try
several new formats of competition as well as introduce Women's Ski Flying.
Details of the event are available on the
Water Ski Magazine website.
Prior to the tournament, the IWSF Tournament Council, at the request of the
Athletes Advisory Committee,
included new rules for this event at its meeting in September in Greece.
With the inclusion of the rules came the possibility of
the establishment of records in the event.
At the tournament, IWSF World Cup Champion Toni Neville AUS established the
tournament best of 66.6 m (218 ft) in the 3rd round. Emma Sheers AUS came back the next
matched that distance to co-hold the record. These performances have now established
the mark for the World Record.