Well the waterskiing on Lake Burley Griffin has begun in earnest, in the central basin, not the east.
The whole thing looked a lot duller than one might expect. But was exactly as noisy as you might have feared.
UPDATE: It turns out these skiiers are part of a weekend-long Country Challenge waterskiing series in which people from Canberra, Wagga, Griffith and Parkes competed.
Both the Canberra Times and the ABC are running the story (neither had it online at 10am, CT Story is now here) of one of the competitiors, 21-year-old Andrew Urban, of Fadden, who fell behind the boat being driven by his father halfway into the final event. Mr Urban was seriously injured, as would be expected when one is travelling at 140km/h as he apparently was, and was taken to Canberra Hospital with suspected neck and spinal injuries last night.