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Cardiff European Cup – 6/7 August 2011

Bulletin 1 for the final round of the 2011 European Cup to be held in Cardiff, GB is available for download below.

Eguzon France European Cup Race Results

Thanks to Martine Ciroux here are the full results from this weekend’s racing at Eguzon in France.

Click here to download

European Cup Eguzon – Updated Bulletin

Eguzon is host to the European Cup 9th – 10th July. Nicolas Le Flohic has provided the updated bulletin for the weeknd’s racing.

Photos of Geel by Billy Lacroix

Billy Lacroix has provided photos from the weekend race held at Geel European Cup. T o see the photos click on the link HERE

Peter Moorkens – Pictures of Diamond Race

Peter Moorkens has taken shots of the the Diamond Race. To view the album go to

Diamond Race – Photos by Billy Lacroix

Billy Has captured some fantastic shots of this years Diamond Race. To see Billy’s album click HERE

Congragulations to Jane & Simon

Jane Stockley & Simon King are proud to announce that 07.30 June 16th Oscar Stockley-King was born, weighing 7lb.

Round 1 European Cup Vienna -Results

The River Danube Vienna hosted round 1 of the European Cup 2011. Vera Van Den Bossche has provided the results from the race.

Folkestone Open Race – Festival Harbour Weekend 16-17 July

Nigel Newland has provided the racing pack for an open race at Folkestone

Diamond Race 26 June 2011 Viersel

Vera Van Den Bossche has supplied the participants information pack for the 20011 Diamond Race at Viersel Belgium

European Cup Vienna – Twitter updates on Race Day

The River Danube Vienna Austria is host to the 1st round of the European Cup 2011.

To get live news, updates and  results from the race, follow @ScottBrooksy on Twitter.

British Water Ski Racing Championships – Round 5

Stone ski club were hosts for the 5th round of the British Ski Racing Championships. With 2 races already cancelled it was imperative to the championship &  team selection for the world’s that the race went ahead.

British Water Ski Racing Championships – Round 4

Lyme Regis was the host for the 4th round of the British National Championships. Due to high winds & rough water the venue was unfortunately cancelled due to safety reasons.

Belgium – Pictures by Billy Lacroix

Billy Lacroix captured the ski racing at Genk this weekend. You can view Billy’s photos by following the link.

British Water Ski Racing Championships – Round 3

Marnham hosted round 3 of the British Water Ski Racing Championships. Unlike any of the other races, Marnham is held on the River Trent.  Skiers are set off in 30 second intervals for the 80 mile round trip.

World Championships Australia – Promotional Airfare

A promotional airfare is available for Europeans travelling to Brisbane. Cathay Pacific have a lead in air fare from £797.00 departing from London Heathrow.

European Cup Eguzon France July 09th-10th

The French Federation of Waterski & wakeboard welcome ski racers to a weekend of racing at Lake Eguzon France the weekend of July 9th-10th

Rupelmonde Belgium – Photos by Billy Lacroix

Billy La Croix has provided photos from the weekend skiing at Rupelmonde Belgium

63rd Catalina Ski Race 16th July 2011

British National Round 5 Stone- Racing Pack

Round 5 of the British Racing calender takes place at Stone Watersports Club Essex 05Th  June. Download the racing pack.

World Titles Hospitality & Social Events Booking Form

Please find attached the Hospitality and Social Events booking form for the 17th World Championships.

Confirmation due by July 31st 2011.
* Please refer to the PDF for prices. *

VIP Corporate Hospitality

Enjoy this unique event and it’s racing up close and personal and in style with our VIP Corporate Hospitality.

Located on the waterfront you will have the ultimate viewing of the racing for the 4 racing days.

Our VIP Corporate Hospitality package includes, buffet lunch, soft drinks and water, tea and coffee in the comfort of the VIP marquee with inside and outside seating.

Beer, wine and spirits will be available at bar prices.

You will also be treated to guest speakers attending the VIP marquee throughout the event and free pit access.

* Bookings Close 31st July 2011

Final Presentation

The official final presentation of the 2011 World Waterski Racing Championships will take place on site at Pelican Park.

Enjoy a sit down buffet lunch on the foreshore with official proceedings closing the event.

Buffet lunch included with ticket entry fee, drinks at bar prices.

Competitors and teams entry is free, however booking is essential. (Competitors and teams will need to produce their event credentials at the venue to gain free access)

*Friends, family and guest passes available via this form.

**Competitor and team passes are strictly non transferable.

* Bookings Close 31st July 2011

Official After Party

The 2011 World Waterski Racing Championship Official After Party will be held on site Saturday 17th of September, 7pm to 12am.

Unwind Saturday night after the inaugural World Waterski Racing Championship in Queensland.

You will be treated to finger food, soft drinks and water, live music, entertainment and more!

This event will be held in our VIP Corporate Hospitality Marquee on the waterfront.

* Bookings Close 31st July 2011.

World Event Booking Form 2011

Confirmations may be faxed, emailed or posted to the below details.

For all enquiries and bookings please contact:
Southside Promotions Pty Ltd 5 Woolboard Rd, Port Melbourne VIC 3207
Ph: 03 9646 6922 Fax: 03 8612 3623

World Titles Marquee Garages Booking Sheet

World Titles Marquee Garage bookings are essential.

** Limited number available.**

Marquee garages are powered, have lighting and enclosed.

Allocation of garages will be on a first in first served basis.

Marquee garages will be available from Wednesday7th September to Sunday 18th September.

Garage Marquee booking cut off date is 31st July 2011.

Please fax, email or post in your booking to Southside Promotions on the attached details.

Southside Promotions Pty Ltd
5 Woolboard Rd Port Melbourne VIC 3207
Ph: 03 9646 6922 Fax: 03 8612 3623

World Titles Marquee Garage Booking Form 2011

Geel European Cup – Information Pack

Vera Van Den Bossche has provided an information pack and entry form for the European Cup being held 02-03 July 2011 Geel

Official Hotel information for the 17th World Championships

The Official Hotel for the World Championships is the MON KOMO, located on the beach at Redcliffe. 99 Marine Parade Redcliffe.

This is a 5 minute drive from the race site.

The Hotel consists of hotel and multi room apartments.

OAKS MON KOMO fact sheet

All bookings need to be done through Peta Smail her email is

Rick Love says ‘ I cannot express how much I think it is important for the whole Australian Team to stay together.’

‘ There has been a lot of discussion regarding accommodation, there is an Official Hotel and all Team officials will be staying there as well as International Competitors. To create a great Team environment as we had in Belgium I think it would be great if we were all in the same location.’

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

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.

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

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

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.

British Water Ski Racing 2011 Official Programme

The Official Racing Programme for the British Ski Racing series is now available to download. Read profiles on each team entering the championships in 2011

Racer Of The Fortnight – Richard Kirk

Britains Multiple F2 Champion Richard Kirk dominated the Formula 2 series in 2010 . As The UK prepares for the 2011 racing series, we put Richard aged 35yrs  in the spotlight for this issue of ‘Racer of the fortnight’

Belgium – Raymond Kees Passes Away

It is with great sadness to annoumce that Raymond Kees a former President of Viersel Water Ski Club Belgium has passed away.

E & A Racing Rules 2011

Vera Van De Bossche has provided the following E & A Racing Rules for 2011 Ski Season

German Grand Prix – Cancelled

The Ravenol German Grand Prix has been cancelled. The event was due to take place on Geierswalder Lake, Lausitz Ring Berlin. Andre Schurle Team Germany writes

Congratulations to Robbie Llewellyn & Gabriela Jesztrebiova

Robbie & Gabi were married on Saturday 26th February at Zbiroh Castle 

British Racing Renewal Pack 2011

Please find available to download the British Racing Renewal Pack for 2011

Funeral Arrangements For Alan Symonds

Alan Symonds funeral will take place at St Michael And All Angel’s Church Somerton at 12 O’Clock Thursday 24th February

Alan Symonds Passes Away

It is with great sadness that on February 9th after a short illness Alan Symonds passed away.

Belgium Racing Calendar 2011

Peter Van Gastel has provided the Belgium Racing Calendar for 2011

E&A Official Racing Calendar 2011

Vera Van De Bossche has provided the Official E&A Racing Calendar for the 2011 Racing Season

IWWF Racing Rules 2011

The IWWF Racing Council have provided the following racing Rules for 2011…

E & A IWWF Seminar Invitation

Vera Van den Bossche has provided the following invitation from Europe & Africa Racing Council Officials.

Force Boats – F19x Race Sterndrive Monopoly

The Latest Force Boat to Leave the factory HQ….

Race Pack – Burnham On Sea

Steve Bird has put together a Race Pack for the Nationinal Ski race being held at Burnham On Sea

Paula Newland – Racer Of The Fortnight

Britains F2 Ladies skier Paula Newland admits that being around boats and water skiing all her life just gets better as she gets older! We put Paula in the hot seat for the 1st of our fortnightly Focuses

Waterskiing at Hunstanton Waterski Club

Roving reporter David Whiteley from BBC East programme Inside out joins Women’s World Champion Kim Manchett for some tips on waterskiing

British Waterski Racing Calendar 2011

The British Waterski Racing calender is now available to download and print off.

Team Germany – Waterski Racing meets Snowski Racing

 Team Team Germany took part in the legendary “The White Ring” race held in the resorts of Zurs/Lech in the Arlberg.

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).

Easter Training Weekend 2011 – Netherlands

The Netherlands’ water ski racing committee has plans to organise a training weekend from 22 til 25 April 2011. See below for details.

Kim Lumley Writes to European Ski Racers

Kim Lumley has asked for the following message to be circulated:

E & A Competitors Meeting Minutes

Courtesy of Vera Van Den Bossche (E&A Racing Council Secretary-General) below are the minutes of the Competitors meeting held at Arcos de la Frontera in Spain during the recent European Water Ski Racing Championships.

Eguzon, France Photos by Rob Harks

Rob Harks snapped up a taste of French racing at the final round of the 2010 European Cup series recently in Eguzon, France. Below are a few sample shots and you can see the full Robson collection here

Force Boats Do Europe – By Stevie

Here’s a great video compilation which Stevie has put together of Force Boats in action in Europe.

Results of Eguzon, France – European Cup – 14/15 Aug

Austria’s Martin Praschinger won Mens F1 at the final round of the European Cup Eguzon, France yesterday and Dave Vansteelant of Belgium took F2 honours. Britain’s Russell Cox won his 1st European Cup race in Seniors, with fellow countryman Rod Hawkins just 3 seconds adrift. You can see all the winners and full results here

2010 European Championships – Cadiz, Spain

10 Aug Update: The 2010 European Championships start on 21 August at Spain’s most Southern point – Cadiz. 130km south of Seville, Cadiz is said to be the most ancient city still standing in Western Europe and is packed with historic sights.

The European Championships follow the same format as a World Championships. 4 races for each category over a week or so. Updates will be available via the Twitter feed throughout the event.

Message from Kim Lumley to European Racers

Dear All European Ski Racers,

An E&A meeting will be held during the week of the European Championships in Spain. I will be putting my report together next week, please let me know if there is anything you would like me to address?.

Kind regards
Kim Lumley

+44 7768 916865

Fast F2 boat available for Cadiz

Position filled

Britain’s Rod Hawkins has an F2 boat available if anyone is looking for a competitive tow at the European Championships in Cadiz.

If you’re interested, contact Rod ASAP at

Scott Brooks’ Ski Race Sweepstake

At the 25th Diamond Race, Britain’s Scott Brooks launched Europe’s latest taste of fun to water ski racing in the form of a sweepstake. It was a huge success which:

European Cup Series Standings

Courtesy of Martine Ciroux, below are the current standings after 2 rounds of the 2010 European Cup. The 3rd and final round is in Eguzon France on 14/15 August.

The Blue Danube Race – Rnd 1 of 2010 European Cup

The Blue Danube Race is the 1st round of the 2010 European Cup and it takes place in the heart of Europe in the stunning city of Vienna. From 21 to 23 May, International teams will fight it out on the Danube River which is 2850 km long and passes through 10 countries.

Hurry to Attend the Karl Brooks Training Camp – 22-25 April

Karen Brooks writes …The 2010 Ski Training Camp will be held at The Fevaca Inn Belgium / Bernico Boats HQ , April 22-25th. I need to know as soon as possible if you are attending as I have a wait-list from European skiers that would like to come along.

2010 Racing Calendar for E&A Region – updated 20 March

Vera Van Den Bossche has issued the final (20/03/10) Europe and Africa water ski racing calendar for 2010 on behalf of the E & A Racing Council members.

Netherlands Training Weekend – April 2010

The Netherlands’ water ski racing committee has plans to organise a training weekend from 2 to 5 April 2010. You can download the information sheet by clicking the image of it below.

E&A Racing Council Member Directory

Vera van Den Bossche has published the 2010 E&A Racing Council member directory for 2010/2011 as (re-)elected at the Brussels Congress 30/01/2010.

EAME Athletes’ Rep Kim Lumley Writes to Racers

EAME Racing Council Athletes’ Rep Kim Lumley has posted this letter for the attention of all EAME Racers.

Greg Bassam Wins 2009 Dr Wrap Award

The 2009 Dr Wrap Winner is Greg Bassam!

At the 2009 Worlds in Belgium, crossing over the bow of a fellow competitor’s boat Greg tripped and fell on to a highly polished deck and failed to gain a hold and consequently fell fully clothed into the canal.

In 1996, Dr Wrap entered the water ski racing world as the leading agony uncle for ski racers. He had a regular page in Britain’s Water Ski Racer magazine and dealt with the problems of everyone from novice to world champion. Who will be presented with this prestieous award tomorrow night in Oxfrd at the British Water Ski Racing Dinner & Dance? – there are many nominees!


Derek Blackmore writes about other contenders:

Who failed Scrutineering at Lyme first National Race having lent it to someone at a previous regional?
Derek Blackmore

Boat not starting at Allhallows Selection Race
Rod Hawkins

Leading race & Ran out of Fuel at WSM on last lap
Paul Llewellyn

At Belgium Worlds who Gave db ear bashing for bringing a fridge that was blowing electrics only to discover it was his own tow a van electrics faulty
Tim Mayers

Greg Bassam & Team Taylor at Stone Ran out of fuel with Jack about to win his first f2 race reason given sold boat and didn’t want to leave to much fuel in it

Almost sinking at Torquay No Bung in
Guy Manchet

Who left the trail of devastation from Crook’s Peak  with the Welsh Constabulary following the trail of trailer parts and then handing over to the Avon Constabulary when they crossed the border and following the trail to Rooks Bridge could it have been
James Bartlett

Purchased a New Trailer and damaged it twice Belgium and France
Rob Strick

Who forgot to fix bow tank filler and nearly sank boat
Rob Strick

Who Filled the Optimax with Diesel and blew up the engine
Paul Llewellyn

History of Dr Wrap
In late 1996, Dr Wrap had a trophy made which has been awarded every year since at the British National Annual Dinner and Dance. The recipient is generally the person who makes the biggest fool of themselves on the ski racing circuit.

A list of recipients is below.

1996 Chris Cole
1997 Rob Manchett
1998 Darren ‘Hass’ Cook
1999 Jason Russell
2000 Jayne Durrant
2001 Kelly Turner
2002 Kirk Team Shattered
2003 Pete Kirk
2004 Glen Manchett
2005 Tim Mayers & Derek Blackmore
2006 Damon Eastwood
2007 ???
2008 ???
2009 Greg Bassam
2010 Harvey Robinson (update received)
2011 ???
2012 Tom Smith (update received)

2009 EAME Water Ski Racing Calendar – UPDATE

EAME Racing Council Secretary, Vera Van den Bossche, has published the latest version of the 2009 water ski racing calendar for the EAME (Europe, Africa, Middle East) region. Click on the calendar below to open a full size printable version.

NQOSSA Green Island Water Ski Race – 2007

More great movie footage from North Queensland. This time it’s the 2007 Green Island Race. Learn more about the NQOSSA at

2009 EAME Racing Rules

Courtesy of Vera Van den Bossche at the EAME Racing Council, the 2009 EAME Racing rules are available here.

EAME Racing Technical Bulletin 2009

The EAME Racing Council has widely circulated the International Water Ski Racing rules which apply to European Racing in 2009. Also included are technical obligations, racing categories, bid obligations amongst many other things. Click below to open and print the 29 page PDF document.

EAME Racing Technical Bulletin 2009

EAME Racing Technical Bulletin 2009

EAME Racing Seminar – March 2009

Please find herewith the invitation for our “1st EAME RACING SEMINAR 2009” which will take place at Amsterdam on the weekend of March 14, 2009.

Como Sportivo Training Camp Italy

Kim Lumley tells us about Como Sportivo Training Camp in Italy …

The camp last week on Lake Como Italy was GREAT!

1990 European Water Ski Racing Championships – Jersey

Loius Newbury-Smith brings 1990 European Water Ski Racing Chamoionships which were held off the island of Jersey.

Results of Final European Cup Race – Cardiff

Last weekend saw the final round of the 2008 European Water Ski Racing Cup held in Cardiff, GB. I’ve heard that it was a superb event enjoyed by dozens of teams from all over Europe. Congratulations to Dave Llewellyn and Howard Smith for organising the event. Courtesy of Martine Ciroux, results of the weekend’s racing and the overall championships are below.

Results of European Cup – Eguzon France

The French Round of the 2008 European Cup took place on 24th of August and the results and press publishings are shown below.

1990 European Championships Video

Louis Newbury-Smith has added even more superb video footage from years gone by with the latest being the 1990 European Water Ski racing Championships in Jersey.

See plenty of much younger faces and some great racing from the last century.

Click the image below to go direct to the video on facebook. If you don’t have a Facebook account, sign up now for free at and don’t get left behind.


Euro Cup, Geel Video, Results & Photos

Watch some video of the European canal race at Geel last weekend. Chris Stout won Men’s F1 race (Darren Kirkland was 1st European skier) and Kim Lumley won Women’s F1 at the 3rd round of the 2008 European Water Ski Racing Cup in Geel, Belgium on 3 August.

Buy Euro Championships Merchandise Online

Steve Royce of Tribal Water Sports Europe worked closely with Australia’s Howie Hook to create a design for recent 2008 European Water Ski Racing Championships merchandise. If you would weren’t at the event, there are still some items left and you can order them online here.

Karl Brooks Memorial

July 2008
At the closing ceremony of the 2008 European Water Ski Racing Championships, Karen and Martin Brooks collected an award on behalf of their son Karl Brooks, who was tragically lost in June 2007. EAME Racing Chairman Mike Waterman presented the award.

European Championships – starts this weekend

The 2008 European Water Ski Racing Championships are about to take place in the same format as in previous years, which is virtually identical to the World Championships. Most people arrive in Ramsgate GB on 4 July in readiness for the opening ceremony on Saturday and the first of four rounds of racing over the course of a week kicking off on Sunday.

Diamond Race- Interviews & Racing Videos & Results

After almost 3000 plays of the Racing video in less than 24 hrs, I’ve also now published a 10 minute ‘interviews & presentations’ video from the Diamond Race where 2005 World Champions Todd Haig and Kim Lumley secured well deserved wins. It was an incredible race with a record number of competitors taking part (around 90). My sincere thanks to Vera and Stefan for their help. Many thanks to Wim Lamot for the photos below.

2008 Diamond Race

Results & Videos here

We’ve just arrived in Belgium for a weekend of racing and festivities at Viersel. Of course it’s the Diamond Race where almost 90 teams will arrive today and tomorrow from all over the world. This is also Round 2 of the 2008 European Cup. You can watch a 10 minute video of the racing online at on Monday or Tuesday. In the meantime, you can see another online video of a previous Diamond Race at the Diamond Race Web Site

Vienna Video & Results

On Monday I returned from the first round of the 2008 European Cup in Vienna where Austria hosted a superb event and over 60 teams teams from Europe, USA and Australia enjoyed a tremendous day’s racing on the River Danube in glorious 31’c sunshine.

Diamond Race Bakery

Due to popular demand, a warm bakery will be available on-site for those using the camping area from 08:00am on Sunday 29 June at the Diamond Race.

Diamond Race Bakery - on-site

This Weekend – Vienna – European Cup Rnd 1

This weekend (22 June) over 60 international teams from Europe, USA and Australia; such as Wayne Mawer, Dimitri Bertels, Darren Kirkland, Dave Sewell, Chris Stout, Ben Gulley, Sabine Ortileb, Kim Lumley and Vicky Leysons, will race in the first round of the 2008 European Cup in one of the world’s most beautiful cities – Vienna, Austria.

European Season Hots up

Todd Haig, Wayne Mawer, Dimitri Bertels, Kim Lumley, Darren Kirkland, Chris Stout, Brady Hoggins and Ben Gulley are just some of the well known names from the world stage that are competing in Europe this year.

Lyme Regis, GB – Results & Photos

Keith Slater’s Lyme Regis shots are now available on his web site.

Hunstanton Ski Club – New Web Site

Hunstanton Ski Club has a heap of history behind it and a bright future ahead with its up and coming talent. Committee member Ashley Redhead has today launched the new-look web site for Hunstanton Ski Club at

Martin Davies – 40 years of Chequered Flags

Congratulations Jake, Sam, Billy, Derek & Aubrey

British Water Ski has recently made awards to a select group of people in waterskiing. Honorary President of British Water Ski, Lord Moynihan, presented the 2008 awards at Queen’s Club in West London and water ski racing’s achievers were:

Carlo Cassa’s Bunny Hops

Carlo Cassa on his way to winning the 1998 Catalina Race.

Michael Förstel’s Bunny Hop

11 year old Michael Förstel of Austria performs his bunny hop at last national race in Marbach on the Donau. He also went on to win the race.

Belgium Waterski Racing Calendar 2008

Vera Van den Bossche has published the Belgian Water Ski Racing (KBWSF) calendar for 2008.

British Water Ski & EAME Racing Calendar

Mike Waterman has released the combined British Water Ski and EAME Water Racing Calendar for 2008.

Support Morwenna’s Run for Karl Brooks Fund

On 30th March 2008 Morwenna Gibbs will be taking part in the Brooks 19th Paddock Wood Half Marathon (13.1 miles). She will be raising money for the Karl Brooks Memorial Fund. You can read more baout the run at

European Calendar 2008 (Final)

Courtesy of the IWSF EAME Racing Council, below is the final 2008 Racing Calendar for the EAME Region (Europe, Africa & Middle East).

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