Tadpoles on pace in race

February 13, 2017

Finley, 5, and Kingston, 6, and Jett Woolman, 7 all raced in the tadpoles.

Despite a combined age of 18, Finley Cox, Jett Avard and Kingston Cox have clocked up eight Southern 80 races between them after this weekend.

The three were inseparable following the tadpole races on Saturday morning, which for them had become just another race.

Finley, 5, was this year’s youngest competitor, and what’s even more unbelievable is that it was already his second time in the Southern 80.

He skied alongside his brother Kingston, 6, towed by Smokin Mirrors and together finished in a time of 24.13 to claim 12th place in the under 10 boys.

Kingston had previously completed two Southern 80s and said the races got easier each time.

‘‘We got up first go this year,’’ he said and added the best part about skiing was going fast.

Jett, 7, missed the start for his third Southern 80, but was able to get up on his second attempt.

It wasn’t his fault though, he just wasn’t ready.

‘‘I’m getting faster every year,’’ Jett said, finishing in 15.56.

‘‘One boat passed me while I was out there, but we were able to work hard and pass them back pretty quickly.

‘‘It makes it harder when you get passed, especially when they’re bigger than you, because you have to chase up to them.’’

Jett skied behind Sapphire and hoped to be like Lloyd Woolman and race in the superclass one day.

‘‘I pretty much want to be Lloyd,’’ he said.

Jett and Kingston raced the full 80 from Torrumbarry Weir on Sunday behind Smokin Mirrors

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