The challenge, which was to waterski from Rock on the coast of north Cornwall to St Mawes on the southern side, was to be carried out by a small team of men comprising four extremely brave and ambitious skiers. But on the day (Sunday July 8), some fairly lively sea conditions on the northern section meant that the skiers were unable to do any skiing until they had rounded Land’s End.

Ski Cornwall Challenge

Upon arrival at St Mawes, the decision was therefore taken to make up the lost distance by skiing on to Fowey and back, adding an additional day to the event but doing justice to the original concept. In the end, after a grueling 175 miles by boat and 120 miles by ski, the challenge raised more than £20,000, which will be split equally between the two charities. To find out more and to see what the oranisers are planning for 2013, visit