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Wisemans NSW – Round 3 Photos

Below is a selection of shots which Rob Storum captured at last week’s round 3 at Wisemans, NSW Australia. Saturday provided a massive chop whilst Sunday’s water was more friendly to the skiers. Lots more at

2010 Bridge2Bridge Water Ski Classic-50th Anniversary Celebrations

In 1987, Darren Osmotherly completed the Bridge to Bridge Ski Race, skiing backwards to raise money for kids with cancer in a time of 84 minutes after suffering the battling disease himself. The Bridge to Bridge is an annual event held from Brooklyn to Windsor, attracting crowds in the thousands as the all vie for the best vantage point to witness such an event.

Entry form now available for the SRV Vic Titles

The SRV web page has the entry form for the Ski Racing Victoria Mercury Marine 2010 Victorian Titles .

Competitors entries are now open for the Victorian Titles being held at Lake Charm on the 4th and 5th of December at Lake Charm. Please note entries close on Wednesday 24th November 2010 and No Late Entries are accepted after this date. Please ensure you fill in your entry forms correctly and read the conditions of entry.

On both days their will only be one briefing as per the advertised times on the entry form. If you attend the briefing on the Saturday you do not have to attend the briefing on the Sunday.

A roster for helpers will be posted on the SRV Website – Wednesday evening prior to the event. Please ensure you check the roster.

Message from Austria’s Georg Förstel

Those at the European Championships in Arcos de la Frontera this year will recall the boat accident which Austria’s Georg Förstel suffered. Below is a note from Georg with an update and some special thanks.

Results from SRV Point score 2 now available

The results from the SRV Mercury Marine Point Score 2, held on the weekend at Lake Bullen Merri near Camperdown, are now available on the SRV web page. The SRV October newsletter is also available to download.

Kurt Brooks GB – New Skier in F1 with Ravenol Team Germany Racing for 2011

Team Manager André Schürle has announced that he and Team Germany are proud, with one of the most well known families in water ski racing – The Brooks Family from GB; to have begun a new partnership for the future.

Movie Footage of the 1991 World Water Ski Racing Championships

Below you can watch 45 minutes from the 4 rounds of the Mens & Womens 1991 World Water Ski Racing Championships from Darwin, Australia.

Eguzon France European Cup Photos

Click on the link below to visit the photo album with shots from the final round of the European Cup in Eguzon, France.

Movie Footage of 1993 F1 British Championships – Round 1 Chasewater

Footage of round 1 of the 1993 F1 British Championships, hosted by Peter Butler and former two time World Champions Liz Hobbs (MBE).

Movie Footage of 1993 F2 British Championships – Round 1 Chasewater

Coverage of the 1993 F2 British Championships – Round 1 Chasewater. Hosted by Peter Butler and former two time World Champion, Liz Hobbs (MBE).

SRV Roster for Point Score 2 now available

The SRV web page has been updated with the roster for this weekends event at Lake Bullen Merri near Camperdown in the South Western area of the state. A record number of entries have been recieved for the two day event.
The web page has also had the classifieds updated.

Britain’s Donald ‘Dinky’ Darby Passes Away

Britain’s Donald Darby has passed away. Everybody in ski racing knew him as Dinky and his boat named “DD” was infamous on the British water ski racing circuit in the 70’s.

1938 Catalina Island to Hermosa Beach Race Video

1938 race from Catalina Island to Hermosa Beach, California.

British Pathe Archived News Reel Footage

1969 Dutch International Water Ski Race Video

Great Britain, Belgium and Holland compete in this 45 mile race in 1969. Brendan Bowles from Penarth Water Ski Club won the race. Thanks to Geoff Watson for finding this.

1961 Sydney Water Ski Race Video

26 teams race 26 Miles in this 1961 Water Ski race in Sydney, Australia.

1955 New York to Atlantic City 110 Mile Water Ski Race Video

Archived footage of the 1955 New York to Atlantic City Water Ski Race. The race took 8 hrs over 110 miles.. Many thanks to Geoff Watson for digging this up.

1966 Cross Channel Water Ski Race Video (no sound)

Great archived footage of the old Cross Channel Water Ski Race. Many thanks to Geoff Watson for sharing this.

1968 Cross Channel Water Ski Race Video

Great archived footage of the old Cross Channel Water Ski Race. Many thanks to Geoff Watson for digging this up.

The Club Marine Southern 80 voted as 4th most popular event in Australia


Australia’s Favourite Event for 2010 is Jessica Watson’s Homecoming staged on Sydney Harbour on 15 May 2010.

Coming in a fantastic 4th place, was the 2010 Club Marine Southern 80 !

This shows the huge following behind the World’s biggest water ski race from people Australia wide and cements it’s place as one of the premier extreme sporting events in the country.
It beat some really major events in Australia in the last year. Hopefully that can be transferred to even more support & sponsorship for the sport in Australia.

The Moama Water Sports Club and it’s hard working members should be congratulated on running and successfully evolving an event of it’s size over the years, and major sponsors like Club Marine and Tip Top Bakeries thanked and supported for their involvement by the ski racing community.

Over 60,000 votes were recorded in the first search for Australia’s Favourite Event, which closed at 9pm Thursday night just minutes before the winner was announced at The Australian Event Awards in Sydney.

Final Results

From the hundreds of events that were nominated, here is how the public of Australia voted for their Top Ten Favourite Events:

1 Jessica Watson Homecoming

2 Mother’s Day Classic

3 Sydney Royal Easter Show

4 2010 Club Marine Southern 80 Ski Race

5 2010 Clipsal 500 Adelaide

6 Gold Coast Airport Marathon

7 2009 Sydney New Year’s Eve

8 Million Paws Walk

9 The Sun-Herald City2Surf

10 2010 Santos Tour Down Under

Australia’s Favourite Event Website:

23rd Annual “Austin Dam to Dam Barefoot Race”

The 23rd Annual “Austin Dam to Dam Race” will be hosted by the Austin Barefoot Ski Club on Saturday, November 6th at Steiner Ranch Lake Club, Lake Austin, USA.

SRV Junior Development Day – 14 Nov @ Torrumbarry Docks

The first of SRV’s Junior Development day will be held on 14th Nov 2010. If you haven’t already registered please do ASAP to assist with catering, boat and instructor requirements.

Rob Harks’ Photos from Grobbendonk Race

Rob Harks captured plenty of action at the last Belgian race of the year at Grobbendonk last weekend.

Billy Lacroix’s Photos from Grobbendonk Race

Billy Lacroix has posted shots from Belgium’s racing at Grobbendonk on Sunday.

Junior Development – Region V (Australia) 5th Dec

Region V Botany Bay Junior Training Day

Cairns to Cooktown – World’s Longest Ocean Race – 105 Miles

NQOSSA will host the longest ocean water ski race in the world on 13th November 2010. Race 105 miles from Cairns to Cooktown.

Hasselt Belgium Photos

Billy Lacroix has posted a pile of shots from last Sunday’s race  at Hasselt in Belgium.

Click here to see them

Grafton Bridge to Bridge – Live on Twitter

Wade Bennett is posting regular updates live from the Grafton Bridge to Bridge water ski race in Australia today and tomorrow.

Green Island Race Video 2010

Great video footage of the 2010 Green Island Ski Racing Classic from Cairns, Australia.

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