International Water Ski Racing Online Since 1996 Ends After 14 Years Online

After 14 years of publishing water ski racing news online, I’ve decided to call it a day and so I won’t be publishing any more news & updates. It’ll free up some of my time for other things.

Darren Kirkland Retires as European Champion after 33 Years of Racing

A PDF of the magazine version of this article is available for download here

It will be unusual to watch international water ski racing without Darren Kirkland competing at the very highest level. When he started racing behind boat number 33 as a young boy, his destiny was perhaps written on the side of his boat in the form of #33, for him to compete for another 33 years. This is something that very few racers ever have and ever will do. People come and go, enjoying short glimpses of the limelight on a ski, but ‘Kirky’ has enjoyed over three decades in the spotlight on an international stage.

Sydney Bridge on SBS Speedweek – Jan 2

321Ignition has announced that the first Ski Racing Australia show of the 2010/2011 Ski Racing season will be aired on SBS Speedweek on Sunday January 2 at 12:30pm ESST.

SRNSW Grand Prix Round 3 Photos

Rob Storum captured the action at SRNSW Grand Prix Round 3 in Australia recently:

2011 European Water Ski Racing Calendar

Thanks to Vera Van Den Bossche and the E & A Racing Council, below is the Official E & A racing calendar for 2011 (updated 11 Dec 2010).

Damon Eastwood Becomes a Dad

Ann and Brian Eastwood are delighted and thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their grandson Harry David Thomas Eastwood born 11pm 1st December weighing 8lb 13oz.

A wonderful baby boy for the proud parents, Damon and Joanna.

Congratulations to former international racer Damon, Joanna & the proud grandparents.

Download Australia’s e.SKI 14 page Publication

e.SKI is a new Australian initiative by inSPORTmedia in association with Ski Racing Australia and 321Ignition Magazine to bring you the latest news and results from the big Classic ski racing events.

2010 Robinvale 80 Ski Race Entry Forms now available

“2011 Robinvale Ski Race Information Sheets and Entry Form can now be downloaded from the SRV web site. Please note that the Social Class Race (Classes 21-34) will be limited to the first 140 entries received. Entries can be posted, scanned and emailed or faxed.”

• Send via mail to P.O. Box 1005, Echuca, 3564
• Scan and Email to: (credit card payment only)
• Fax to (03) 9756 7988 (credit card payment only)


Aussie Grand Prix Rd 2 – Botany Bay Photos

Rob Storum has shared this selection of sensational shots from Australia’s 2nd Grand Prix round.

Warlord holds off Aussie Charge to take 11th NZ Bridge to Bridge Crown

Brad Dutton reports on the 2010 installment of the Rollo’s Marine Yamaha Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Classic. He said, “it was an eventful and exciting weekend for all involved”.

2010 Bridge to Bridge Shots by Rob Storum

Rob Storum has shared these photos from the 2010 Bridge to Bridge in NSW Australia.

Barrie Beehag race postponed till after 2011 Club Marine Southern 80

The MWSC Committee have made a decision last night to postpone the 2010 Barrie Beehag due to the high river and further rain expected.
Race will be postponed to a date YET to be decided, BUT WILL BE AFTER the 2011 Southern 80.

If we don’t hear from you, we will assume you want your entry held over. Substitutions will be possible and a new draw will be done. All refunds requested will be processed next week. If you wish to wait till we confirm the date, a refund will still be available then.
Please send either an email or Fax to request Refund.
If a refund is requested and you then decided to enter again, Entry position is not guaranteed.

Betty McCoomb
Moama Water Sports Club.
Ph 0354806754

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