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2008 Hawkesbury 120 – A Blazen Success

Publicity Officer for SRNSW, Shane Earl reports on the Hawkesbury 120 and writes …some provisional results from the 2008 Evinrude Brp Hawkesbury 120 Ski Race:

1st Blazen 42:19.15  
Driver Jason Walmsley
Observer Bernie Simpson
Skier Christopher Stout
Skier Grant Turner

Photo below by Rob Storum of Team Blazen
Noel Griffin,Grant Turner,Jason Walmsley,Chris Stout,Bernard Simpson


Blazen is an F21 Force Hull built in the Force Factory on the Hawkesbury River at lower Portland and the First Time a Force Boat has won a Major Hawkesbury River race.

2nd Stinga 42:45.32
Driver Greg Houston
Observer Kevin Boylan
Skier Daniel Campbell
Skier Grant Patterson

3rd Hellbent 44:34.26
Driver Mark Cranny
Observer Damien Matthews
Skier Peter Procter
Skier Paul Robertson

Womens record was broken by 3 minutes:

1st Se7en
Driver Peter Ross
Observer Alex Ross
Skier Anne Procter
Skier Kylee Jones

Some Incidents

Skier Zac Welch from Victoria suffered a Ruptured Spleen after a fall at Wisemans Ferry Skiing behind American boat Sudden force and driven by Howard Hoggins from USA. He is at Westmead Hospital.

Skier Robbie Weaver has suffered a spinal injury (unknown to the extent tests will be conducted today) during a fall behind Twisted in MOC class. Robbie fell in rough Water at speed near Pitt  Town Bottoms. Robbie was flown to Royal North Shore by Care flight Helicopter.


Shane Earl
Publicity Officer SRNSW
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Photos by Rob Storum – In Tha Zone Images


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