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2011 GTS Freight Management Mildura 100 …. Photos by Rob Storum

2011 Club Marine Southern 80 Top Gun …. Photos By Rob Storum

Training Weekend at Harderwijk Holland

Training Weekend Harderwijk

Billy Lacroix has provided photos of the training weekend that took place over the Easter Holidays in Harderwijk

Hellrazor wins GTS Mildura 100 and the King of the Murray.

Hellrazor towing Peter Proctor & Jason Walmsley took out the GTS Freight Management Mildura 100 and thereby took a clean sweep in the King of the Murray. This year the King of the Murray included the Berri 100, Southern 80 & Mildura 100 (Robinvale not included as the event was not held due to high water)
The team of driver Mark Cranny & observer Damien Matthews took the Superclass event in a record time of 31:27 taking 3 seconds off the 2008 time set by Hellbent with skiers Jason Walmsley and Chris Gelle. Hellrazor also took 2 seconds off the record time in the James Transport Dash for Cash.

A number of records were broken over the weekend and full results can now be found on the Mildura Ski Club Web page

Racer of the Fortnight – Brad Dutton

Racer of the Fortnight – Brad Dutton

25 Apr 2011

Brad Dutton from Hamilton, New Zealand is the our new Racer of the Fortnight.

Brad works as a Part & Accessories Manager at Rollos Marine , based in Hamilton NZ – a family business owned by Brad’s parents.

Brad competes in a number of classes as a driver, observer and skier. He is looking to go to the 2011 worlds as an observer in Women’s F2 & Junior Girls.

Brad has a number of titles and championships under his belt, they include: NZ National, North Island & Series Champion at Under 13, Under 16 and Under 19 level as a skier. NZ National and Series Champion as an observer in Under 13 Boys, Under 19 Girls, Ladies Open and Ladies F2 in the last 2 seasons. Went to the Worlds in 2003 as a Junior and gained a podium in round 4 and 4th overall. Come 2nd 3 times in the 100 Miler – The worlds longest circuit ski race.

Memorable Moments

Winning the Trans Tasman Challenge as team captain against Victoria in Australia.
Skiing the NZ Bridge to Bridge behind Aussie boat Noizworks with Cara Johincke, going the quickest i’ve ever been.
Gaining a worlds medal in the 2003 Worlds when i got 3rd in Junior Boys in Round 4.
Winning the Karen Cartmer Memorial Trophy for Outstanding Contribution to Ski Racing in NZ.

Biggest Influence on Ski Racing Career

Definitely my father, Greg, Drove for me most of my races in my ski racing career. Taught me how to drive and supported me financially

Race / Venue which is special

The NZ Bridge to Bridge is probably the most special to me because it is in my backyard and my parents business sponsor the race and has been a big part of my life for many years.
The 100 Miler is probably my favourite circuit race held at the Blue Lakes in Rotorua – such a picture perfect venue and such a gruelling race.

Is there a race or title that you want to win most ? Why?

The NZ Bridge to Bridge – Just because its the Bridge
The 100 Miler(been 2nd 3 times and 3rd twice) because it is the longest most gruelling race we have here in NZ and possibly the worlds.

What sort of training do you do?

At the moment I am not skiing as much but still try to do a bit of training – mainly Mountain Biking and a bit of social skiing, planking etc. Did a lot more gym work when i was skiing competitively all the time.

Advice to a younger competitor

Be Humble in victory and defeat and let your skiing do the talking. Ski Racing is 90% mental.
Its not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog.
No Guts, No Glory

Supporters & Sponsors

Parents, Rollo’s Marine, Bullet Boats NZ, Yamaha Motor NZ, DC Skis,

British Water Ski Racing Championships – Round 1

Burnham On Sea hosted round 1 of the 2011 Championships. Full results are available to download. Photos provided by Tim Tapping.

Top Gun in Dash for Cash Video at 2011 GTS Mildura 100

On-board footage from superclass boat Top Gun in the 2011 GTS Mildura Easter 100 Dash for Cash. Qualifying 3rd at 123mph for the main race on Sunday. Hits Spike at Southern 80 to Almost 4,500 / Day

It always amazes me that this site draws in so many visitors every day, 24hrs a day from all around the world. When the site started 15 years ago, I remember being amazed that it had 6 visitors in one day!

As a result of the recent Southern 80, the site racked up almost 4,500 visitors on Sunday, whereas an average mid-week day clocks up 1,000 to 2,000.

Reels of Video Footage from the 2011 Southern 80

Click here to watch heaps of Southern 80 videos now on YouTube.

The footage below is by Philbie.

Hellrazor Wins S80 in 30.58.52 – Full Results Online

Congratulations to the team of Hellrazor who won the 2011 Club Marine Southern 80 in a time of 30.58.52

You can download all the results from the S80 site at

R.I.P – Blazen Southern 80

Rob Storum has provided pictures from Burnt out Blazen. After winning the Bakers Blitz and starting 1st on Sunday a fire ripped through the boat Blazen. Both crew jumped to safety with Noel Griffin sustaining burns to his hands.

Winner’s shots from Southern 80

Rob Storum has provided the following shots from this years Southern 80

Technical Control Day at Viersel

Billy Lacroix has taken numerous photos of the Technical Day held at Viersel on Sunday April 17th.

1st European Cup Race Vienna

Vienna is host to the 1st European Cup Race of 2011 . The Blue Danube Race will take place the weekend 10th-12th June 2011

Aussie World Selection Races: Rd 5 – photos by Rob Storum

Rob Storum was at the 5th round of the Aussie World Selection Races to capture Australia’s best in action and fighting for places in their national squad.

2011 Australian Speed & Marathon Championships – Photos by Rob Storum

Check out Rob’s latest pictures taken from this year’s 2011 Speed & Marathon Championships in Australia.

GTS Freight Management Mildura 100 Easter Ski Race

2011 GTS Freight Management Mildura 100 from Julie Golledge on Vimeo.

Good Friday

Scruitneering at GTS Freight Management, cnr 14th Street & Benetook avenue
10am to 4pm
Briefing 4.30pm at GTS Freight Management

Racing Easter Saturday

Please Note:- CHANGE from previous years, All Boats with a “Baldwin Boats” Tow/Trailer Pass will be launched at Baldwin Boats, All Boats with a “Ski Club” Tow/Trailer Pass will be launched at the Ski Club. All Boats must be launched by our Tractors.

There will be NO access to the Bridge Ramp at all over Easter Saturday or Sunday.

7.00 am Breath testing at the club site and Baldwin’s for all Social classes.

8.30 am: First Social Boat away.

11.30am: Expected start time for return leg of social classes.

1.00pm Breath Testing at the Club site only (NOT at Baldwins) for all Saturday afternoon competitors.

3.00 pm: “James Transport” Dash for Cash. *

3.30 pm: Presidents Invitational Dash, Veterans, Senior Social, Tadpoles & Disabled. *

* Estimated start times

3.00 pm: James Transport “Dash For Cash”. Pschye Bend to the Ski Club 14 km.

3.30 pm: Presidents Invitational will be at 1 minute intervals and placings will NOT rank for Sundays start order following Super Class and will start 2 minutes after Super Class Dash.
Veterans, Senior Social, Tadpoles and Disabled.

Racing Easter Sunday

Please Note:- CHANGE from previous years, All Boats with a “Baldwin Boats” Tow/Trailer Pass will be launched at Baldwin Boats, All Boats with a “Ski Club” Tow/Trailer Pass will be launched at the Ski Club. All Boats must be launched by our Tractors.

7.00am Breath testing at the club and Baldwin’s for ALL competitors

8.30 am: First Superclass boat away from the club site.

12 noon: Expected time of first boat to start on return leg


Saturday and Sundays Classes will be presented after racing Sunday.

2011 Club Marine Southern 80 – this weekend

The 2011 CLUB MARINE SOUTHERN 80 IS ON 15th -17th APRIL 2011

Welcome to the 2011 Club Marine Southern 80 from Julie Golledge on Vimeo.

Entry to the Victoria Park Compound is $20 per day or $30 for the weekend.

Schedule of events, classes offered and other information, please visit the Southern 80 web page

On the race weekend, the results will be twittered on our twitter page – so make sure that you are following us on Twitter

Over 500 entries are in the program – about 30 boats less than the February event and there looks to be to some great racing on the river.

Schedule of Events

Friday 15th April 2011

Cantech Breakfast with the stars 7am – 9am, Kerribee Sound Shell Moama. Open to all Boats, – from 7am to 9am boats to arrive at 6.30am, (Win Race Entry fee back)

Scrutineering, will be held at MWSC Office – 72 Annesley st Echuca 11am to 5pm

Launch Night 8pm to Midnight Corporate Compound – Victoria Park Boat Ramp Tickets available via MWSC Office

Saturday 16th April 2011

Social Classes Start Racing 8.30am Torrumbarry Weir to Victoria Park Boat Ramp Echuca

Total Tools Static Display 9am – 12 noon Hare st Echuca 9am to approx 1pm. Open to all boats, (No entry before 7am), Trophy for best presented Inboard & Outboard

Victoria Park Action
8am – till close
Freestyle MotoX exhibiton (at various times during the day),
Displays including Southern 80 Merchandise, Drag Boats, Air Brush Tattoos, Plaster Fun Painting
Food and Drinks available on site. NO BYO Alcohol permitted.

Veterans, Senior Social, Junior Social, Sub Juniors, 70mph & 60mph Social, Tadpoles, Disabled – 12 noon, Five Mile Boat Ramp to Victoria Park Boat Ramp,

Beechworth Bakeries Bakers Blitz, Presidents Dash, 3.30pm, Five Mile Boat Ramp to Victoria Park Boat Ramp

Presentation, Once all the boats have been accounted for, and the final results posted, Victoria Park Boat Ramp – Presentation area.

Sunday 17th April 2011

Expert Classes 14- 20, 8.30am, Torrumbarry Weir to Victoria Park Boat Ramp

Victoria Park Action – 8am – till close

Freestyle MotoX exhibiton,
Aerobatic display by the RAAF Roulettes
Displays including Southern 80 Merchandise, Drag Boats, Air Brush Tattoos, Plaster Fun Painting
Food and Drinks available on site. NO BYO Alcohol permitted.
No Dogs allowed.

Blitz Boats First in order of finishing – 12 noon – Torrumbarry Weir to Victoria Park Boat Ramp
Presidents Dash In order of finishing
Rest of classes 1-13

Presentation, Once all the boats have been accounted for, and the final results posted.Victoria Park Boat Ramp – Presentation area.

Parks Victoria Update

River Red Gum parks are flourishing for Southern 80 – Media Release
Refer to the Parks Victoria website regarding Murray River Reserves

Download a brochure here about the Gunbower National Park, which includes the Torrumbarry area

Koondrook – Perricoota Forest Updated

Download the information about the forest closure

For further information visit the Southern 80 web page

Racer of The Fortnight – Belgium Junior Robin Marien

16 Year old Robin Marien dominated the Juniors at the 2010 European Championships held in Arcos De La Fontera Spain.

Photo Shots from Beringen Technical Day

Belgium’s Billy Lacroix has taken some fantastic shots of the Technical Day at Beringen. To view Billy’s photos

Mike Harker Passes Away

American Mike Harker suffered a massive stroke and passed away April 8th in St Martin, French West Indies. Mike in his mid-60s wa about to sail from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean.

17th I.W.W.F World Water Ski Racing Championships Bulletin 1

The 1st official bulletin for the 17th World Water Ski Championships to be held at Moreton Bay Australia is due to be released very soon. 

Check out the Bunnies

If you haven’t lately, check out the latest bunny hops by clicking the “Bunnies” link at the top of the site.

Any bunny hops submitted from here on need to be performed on a full length race ski.


Britians  Jake Frame Junior 2010 British Champion is looking for a ride in this years Catalina Ski race.

SA Titles moved back to Murray Bridge

New Location – MURRAY BRIDGE S.A


The Committee apologizes for any inconvenience to Teams, but this is always the preferred Venue for the Championships and Closed Water has been granted meaning that the event can go ahead as planned.

Please feel free to use the Entry Form in April edition of WSR but a new Entry Form will be published in the May edition.

Updated Entry Forms are now out for the 2011 SRSA State Championships MURRAY BRIDGE, via the Ski Racing SA webpage or
SRA Website, SRV Website,
or email

Thank You.
Loretta Scott
Event Organizer on Behalf of SRSA Committee.

Facebook event page @

Ski 4 Kids with Cancer update from Glenn Geary

Time: 8:00AM Sunday, June 12th

Hi Guys

Just to bring you up to speed with the Ski 4 Kids with Cancer 2011

I have spoken to Kerry Eagle who is happy that we name the outright single skier events the Peter Eagle trophy, We will have a Men’s and Women’s Plaque, I will need to know if there is any interest in any under 16’s single skiers (boys and girls)

Hogs Breath Cafe Newcastle has been confirmed as the finish line. Our
problem last year was getting fed and watered, (this year we will have our own bar and a fixed menu so shouldn’t be any delays)

In case in inclement weather on the 12th June, I will have an aquatic license for the 2 following Sundays 19th and 26th June

We will be limited to 50 Vessels competing in the event (for the obvious logistic and safety precautions), so please get your entries in to avoid disappointment, Due to the success of last year and the Catalina and World titles not long after the event there has been a lot of interest from crews wanting to use this as a training run

We will also be having prizes for the highest fundraising teams, one popular suggestion is to sponsor the skiers per Kilometre Skied, (20 cents a kilometre is $24)

Don’t forget as much as this is a fun event and a great day out I will be unashamedly trying to extract as much needed funds to support HMRI and their research into childhood cancers last year we raised 3k this year who know?

I am also looking for volunteers to assist on the day; at least 2 course boats are required to follow the fleet 120km up to Newcastle, 1 for the Paramedic and safety equipment and also safety boats, if you can help out in any way please contact me on the numbers below

For the Teams who competed last year once again a very heartfelt thank you and any suggestions on how to improve this year would be very much appreciated please feel free to contact me anytime on the numbers below.

Have a Great weekend

Glenn Geary JP

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Allhallows Race Pack

The race pack for the National ski race at Allhallows is now available to download

Win A New Yamaha Superjet Race Jet Ski

The Karl Brooks Memorial Golf Day is a fund raising day as well as remembering a dedicated water ski racer karl Brooks. Proceeds go towards The Karl Brooks Sk Training Fund.

2011 Australian World Selection Races 3 & 4 Botany Bay……..Images By Rob Storum

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