Water Skiing and a Boat Race on Lake Geneva

I hear a lot of interesting stories from many people being in the real estate business in Lake Geneva, but I have to share a story I heard from someone this week. 

This gentleman said he was in his 60’s and been coming to Lake Geneva since he was a small boy.  He went on to tell me that when he was a kid his uncle had a large very fast boat on Lake Geneva and one day after his uncle had consumed a few “pops” at one of the local watering holes, he bet another man that his boat could beat the other mans boat in a race from Lake Geneva to Fontana.  But part of the bet was that both boats were to have a water skier behind them and if the skier fell into the water, the driver would lose the bet.  And here’s the best part, he claimed the bet was for $10,000.  So this young man of about 10 years of age was sternly told by his uncle to hold on tight and make sure he did not fall down.  They started out from the Rivera boat dock and he proceeded to stay on his skis all the way to Fontana, which is about 9 miles, and his uncle won the bet. 

I’m not sure if it’s true but it ranks right up there with some of the most interesting Lake Geneva stories I’ve ever heard.

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