Teenage jet-skier Chloe is crowned British champion
A teenage girl from Heath is not only taking on the boys in the action-packed sport of jet-skiing. She is also taking on the world!
Now the newly-crowned British champion is hoping to attract new sponsors to help her progress further.
Globetrotting 16-year-old Chloe Marsh, of Heath Road, competed in the world finals at Havasu in the USA last year, taking four top-ten positions in the various classes she tackled. And she also finished runner-up in the European Championships in Poland in July.
But arguably her biggest success so far came at this year’s British Championships where she was crowned ladies’ winter champion and also national champion in the Ski Lites (Novice) category. In a memorable tournament, she was second in the ladies’ Ski Lites class and fourth, of 17, in the Ski Lites pro class too. And all this followed success as the junior winter title-winner at each of the previous two British Championships in 2014 and 2015.
“I am one of only a few female racers competing against the boys, but I just love to race stand-up jet-skis,” said bubbly Chloe.
“I have competed around the country and around the world on my stock class 2008 Yamaha Superjet. As well as inland lakes, I have competed on the sea, which is really exciting. I train at Rother Valley.
“I am determined to keep improving and, hopefully, in 2017, I will be able to compete in the prestigious Kings Cup in Thailand.
“I have been very lucky to have the backing of my parents, but I am looking for sponsors to help me along the way.” Anyone interested should e-mail Chloe’s mum Beverley at [email protected]