Sam Carne Wins E&A Open Men's Boat
18th February 2012 - 12th E&A Wakeboard Boat Championships 2011, Emerald Resort, Vanderbijpark, South Africa - Sam Carne (24) is crowned E & A Open Men's Boat Wakeboard Champion for the 1st time today in South Africa
Sam, from Quayside Wake & Ski in Camberley Surrey, adds this title to his current British Open Menâ€™s Champion won during the 2011 season.
Sam Carneâ€™s full time dedication to the sport over the last three years pays dividends following on from his superb performance at the IWWF wakeboard world championships in Milan, Italy in July 2010 where Sam made it through to the final finishing in 6th Place. Sam has continued to grow in stature within the sport with this 1st place win at the 12th European & Africa Wakeboard Championships.
Sam was outstanding throughout the qualifying rounds, wining each of events over the four days of riding, and although the seeding was not kind in any of his heats he was still a firm favourite heading into the final. Leaving the jetty 3rd from last he held his nerve with a stand up pass to take the win. Sam now looks towards the next high profile events at the Moomba Masters and the Wakeboard World Cup in Australia during March.