2018 Dam to Dam Highlights
About The Dam To Dam
The Kununurra Water Ski Club's annual Dam to Dam has been running since 1981 and was started by the Clubs own Committee Members. Putting tinny's to the test along 55km of the Ord River from the Lake Argyle Dam Wall down to the Diversion Dam against other game locals.
Today we see entrants from all over Australia. The NT, SA and other clubs in WA have provided some fierce rivalry for the locals since the rules have been amended to align with other dinghy racing clubs. With 6 different categories which include 15, 25 and 30hp standard as well as 300cc modified, 30hp super standards and 30hp modifieds. and the most scenic river system in Australia it's sure to be a fierce and fast race.
If your up for the challenge you can choose to enter the 110km enduro race which starts at the Ski Beach and finishes at the Lake Argyle Dam Wall where you join the standard entrants in a staggered start for the leg back to the Ski Beach. Your times up and back times are added together to give your Enduro time.
The fastest formula is a category that only standard boats upto 25hp are eligible and automatically apart of. It is only apart of the race from Lake Argyle Dam Wall to Ski Beach and is worked out by a formula including weight of entrants and engine horsepower to give a handicap time which is deducted from the race finish time to give a final finish time.
A number of other events including short course dinghy races, skiing demonstrations and children’s games on the beach are all included in the Dam to Dam event with evening entertainment included. The Dam to Dam is always an entertaining and festive day, and has something that every member of the family can participate in.
This year the Dam to Dam is being held on Saturday 4th of April. The Dam to Dam is not just for racers, The Chikshed Champagne Brunch and River Cruise has become a hit with the partners of racers and spectators wanting a different view of the race. Boarding a TripleJ boat for a cruise along the Ord River up to the Chikshed Gallery and watching the racers as they come past in the battle for the finish line. For the younger ones the Club aims to get various community organisations to run beach events and bring the battle to the beach with Tug-o-wars, paddle boat races and much more.
Dam to Dam - Previous Years
Dam to Dam - 2016
Dam to Dam - 2015
Dam to Dam - 2017