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Kiwis Put The Challenge Out to All Aussies!

Kiwis Put The Challenge Out to All Aussies!

14 Aug 2012

Calling all Aussie Superclass / Unlimited Boat Owners !!


Come to New Zealand and race the most unique and exhilarating race in the world !

Some facts you may not know….

An ALL Aussie TEAM has never won the NZ Bridge to Bridge (or Twin Rivers)

An Aussie DRIVER has never won the NZ Bridge to Bridge (or Twin Rivers)

An Aussie BOAT has never won the NZ Bridge to Bridge (or Twin Rivers)

Yes we know Warlord came from Australia – but No boat has been shipped to NZ for the race and won it !


Come to NZ for this great race.

Dates are:

Twin Rivers – 6th of October

NZ Bridge to Bridge – 27th & 28th of October

Come for both and take out our King of the Rivers as well.

Storage and pick up of the boat from the wharf is sorted, you just get it here we will look after it. * Tow vehicle provided.

Call or email me now.

Brad Dutton

2012 Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Classic Organising Committee
WK: 0064 7 8494809
MB: 0064 27 4102383

Bullet Boats, Under New Ownership, announce the Release of the New 1950 model

* Press Release..
BULLET BOATS hold numerous records and awards, they have achieved more in their history than any other similar vessel.
This makes Bullet Boats the thoroughbred and leader in ski boats and ski race boat innovation, proving over their long history that they are still the best designed boat available today.
Bullet Boats still holds a world water speed record with a 1750 tunnel deck bullet called Bullet One.


A new factory on the Gold Coast signifies an exciting new era for Bullet Boats.
Visit our website for more info & build specifications or call us on 0417 173 257

All Bullet boats are manufactured on the Gold Coast in our new factory using only the best materials and latest design construction that is second to none.

All Race models in the bullet boat range hulls will be constructed by the way of vacuumed infused, this is the latest technology in boat building that gives maximum strength whist keeping the weight at a minimum.

The new owners of Bullet Boats and Bullet Racing have a strict quality control system in place.
A new hand picked boat building team is in place that has extensive knowledge, Passion and experience in creating custom built
race boats.

This puts Bullet Boats at the fore front of the industry and with the above mentioned this means our product has unbeatable build and strength quality. With unmatched attention to detail we intend to exceed our clients expectations.

These are exciting times for bullet boats and bullet racing with new models to be released this year.
Bullet Boats was established in the 1970’s and have been the benchmark for Ski Race boats and Ski Boats throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Bullet Boats info & prices


1950 Bullet release

Bullet Boats Pty Ltd

Factory Address:
6/2 Gateway Drive, Coomera,
Queensland, 4209

1950 trailer

‘The Beast’ takes the Rollo’s Marine Yamaha N.Z. Bridge to Bridge Title

The 28th running of the Rollo’s Marine Yamaha Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Classic was again a fantastic and popular event in 2011.

The country’s best Water ski racers, powerboaters, jetskiers and Thundercats gathered in Hamilton for the annual event.

There was also a good contingent of Australian’s out to offer strong competition.

The weekend was full of drama with 3 out of the top 8 boats in the main race on Sunday with drawing after Saturdays race day.

It all started on Saturday morning with the Waikato Security Novice and Masters race from Hamilton to Taupiri return. The competitors in the Masters class were competing for the Tony van Deursen Memorial Cup. Tony was tragically killed in a ski racing accident just 5 weeks prior to the Bridge to Bridge and he was a well respected and popular man. This mean that everyone wanted to win it and win it for Tony. Warlord did an impressively quick first leg time down to Taupiri with Kevin Vahtrik of Australia on the back. They looked as though they would take it out with ease in a new record time but blew one of the engines in the return leg just out of Taupiri. This left the door open to Rick Powell of Taupo skiing behind newly imported rig out of the USA ‘The Beast Racing’ and ‘Messiah’ towing Mark Luxford of Auckland. The Beast had a 9 second lead at the turn around point only to find the wrong river on the way home at the fork in Ngaruawahia. This let Messiah through to take the title and make Mark Luxford the first winner of the Tony van Deursen Memorial Cup. Brett Seabrook of Auckland was 2nd, John Main of Hamilton 3rd. Not only did Warlord do damage in this race but Hawkes Bay rig ‘Attitude’ also withdrew from the main race after blowing an engine towing a skier in the novice race.

Social class was taken out by 2009 Long Race winner Force Fed, towing Australian Rhys Duggan. This was where the winning stopped for Force Fed though – they also blew an engine in the Time Trial on Saturday afternoon. This meant the big contenders for the race were dropping like flies and scrambling to find other boats to run behind for Sundays event. Messiah took out the Time Trial without too much problem a clear 2mins ahead of 2nd place, Stinga, and 3rd place, Muscle Milk. So that was the starting order for Sunday’s main event. The 82km sprint from Cambridge to Taupiri and back to Hamilton.

The first 12 boats all had perfect starts which is very unusual for the difficult starting area down in Cambridge. Disaster struck early on for the Messiah team towing Bevan Turksma and Vaughan Hyde – both previous winners of the race. They blew their engine coming through the Narrows, 5 mins south of Hamilton on the run down stream to Taupiri. This left the door wide open for the next 5 boats to battle it out for line honours. When the teams arrived in Taupiri they were in the following order; Stinga, Mayfair Pools, Hoofit, Muscle Milk and The Beast. The 5 boats spread by just 19 seconds.Mayfair Pools a new rig for 2011 with the skiers of B Jammin from previous years – Rick Powell and Mark Preistly. Hoofit was leant to the Attitude team of Dave & Tracey Hanks and skiing broths Logan & Jaaron Fritz. Muscle Milk had Bevan Scott and Aussie Chris Vigenser on the back.

The run back, was all or nothing and the horsepower shone through in the end with The Beast managing to turn a 19 second deficit into a 23 second win. The team of Colin Eagles (driver/owner), Jack Horan (observer, Cambridge), Mitch Horan, 15 (Skier, Cambridge) and Will Groves, 16 (Skier, Victoria, Aus) were as surprised as anyone when their names were read out at prizegiving, being the first Under 19 team in over 10 years to win the event. The big 21ft Nordic hull out of the USA with the Mercury Racing 1075HP and 6 Drive getting the job done.

The twin rig Bullet ‘Stinga’ was 2nd with Matt Hodson, Adam Smale, Paul Mitchell and Andy Cardno and 3rd and first MOC boat was ‘Mayfair Pools’ with Grant van de Vegte driving, Brendan Macpherson, and Rick Powell and Mark Preistly skiing. Attitude were 4th overall and 2nd in MOC.

5th Overall and 1st in Formula 2 with a new record time was the Yamaha powered rig Smokin, driven by Sam Fenwick with observer Chris Wilkins and young skiers Kane Carter and Daniel Tuffin. They were also 2nd in Under 19’s to The Beast. 2nd in F2 and 1st in Ladies was the team of Sleaze with Jeff Weake and Mike Dunstall towing Jordan Bradley and Adelaide Cox . The Sleaze team also took out the King of the Rivers overall title for the combination of times between the Bridge to Bridge and the Twin Rivers held 2 weeks previous over in Thames.

SMOC class was extremely tight with 10 seconds covering the top 3 with the Force Fed using their Back up boat ‘Phantom’ as a spare taking it out after jumping in the boat just minutes before race start.

All in all, with the exception of the weather the event ran very smoothly with several records broken and plenty of fun had by all. The competitors and the New Zealand Water Ski Racing would like to thank all the generous sponsors, organisers and volunteers for making it all happen,

For more details or full results check out

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Tony van Deursen killed in a water ski accident

New Zealand water ski racing is mourning the loss of Tony van Deursen , 57, who died in a water ski accident on Lake Taupo on Saturday 29th of October.

NZ Bridge to Bridge only 7 Weeks Away

Rollo’s Marine Yamaha Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Classic is on the 3 & 4th of December 2011.
This year the race is just 2 weeks following the other NZ river race the Twin Rivers which is to be held in Paeroa/Thames on the 19th of November. The best ski racers from all over NZ and some out of Australia will battle it out for the premier titles in NZ ski racing. The teams will be trying to become ‘King of the Rivers’ with the Twin Rivers and Bridge to Bridge combing to recognise the best Ski Racing Teams in NZ.

The Bridge to Bridge is NZ’s premier Water Ski Racing event that includes Powerboat Racing, Social and Family Class as well as Jetski and Thundercat Racing. There is talk of boats coming from Australia and there is also the World’s greatest Ski Racing Commentator Dave Bishop from Australia is coming back to NZ for the event. There has been a boost to the open class field this year with a couple of international boats being imported by NZ owners/drivers for the event which will make for a competitive spectacle in 2011.
Thank you to all the amazing sponsors of both the Bridge to Bridge and the Twin Rivers as well as the organising team. Please come and be apart of this exciting ski racing action.
For more information as well as entries, check out

Racer of the Fortnight – Emma Duckworth

Emma Duckworth and her F2 Crew


Emma Duckworth

What team?

Team V-Maximize

Where are you from?

Auckland, New Zealand


Clinical Research Manager

What class do you compete in?

I observe in F2 Mens, Open Mens, Masters, SMOC and Sub-Juniors

What titles / championships do you have under your belt?

Various NZ and Trans-Tasman age group titles as a skier. That’s going back a few years now though!
As an observer, have picked up most NZ titles, including mens open a few times. I also have three 3rd place race medals at Worlds – one for the 4th race in 2003 in Junior Boys and then for races 2 and 4 at the 2007 Worlds in Mens F2. Those were particularly special being the only medals NZ has ever gained outside of Juniors.

What is a memorable moment, ski racing, that you would like to share?

The first race start at the 2007 World Champs in NZ that I was co-chair of the organising committee. It was pretty special bringing all those boats and competitors to NZ. Although standing on the podium for our two 3rd placings in Men’s F2 races came pretty close.

Biggest influence on your ski racing career?

Quent Swayn and Tom Curren – legends of NZ ski racing who really set the bar for attitude in NZ.

Which race / venue do you enjoy racing the most? Why?

Lake Taupo, New Zealand. The most beautiful place in the world, with really trying conditions. It’s never flat, and the hard fresh water can throw anything at you.

What are the challenges for you each race?

To not miss a thing. To be as on to it as I can at any moment and do the best job for my skiers.

How do you prepare for each race?

By following the same routine. Know what you need and what works for you and your skier.

What kind of training do you do and how often?

My Worlds skier and I prepare with Crossfit training ( – this is intense broad training like no other. As well as on the water training whenever we can.

If a younger or newer competitor was coming through the ranks what piece of advice would you offer?

For observers I always offer the advice of anticipating each move before it happens. Don’t wait for someone to take advantage or for your skier to wave up or down – think ahead of the game.

Supporters / Sponsors?

Team VMaximize is sponsored by Mainfreight and Trojan Trailer parts.

Team VMax

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

Bryce Newton Memorial 100 Mile Classic on Blue Lake in Rotorua New Zealand. Because this is the ultimate race in NZ, and I have come 2nd seven times!

Vote here for Wakeboarding to be one of the Sports @ the 2020 Olympic Games

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Which sport will join the Olympic Games programme?

With the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recently announcing its shortlist of sports vying for inclusion in the 2020 Summer Olympics, SportsPro is asking its readers, which one of the eight contenders will be added to the programme for the 32nd Olympiad?


While baseball still remains as popular as ever in America, the IOC clearly deemed it to have less appeal on the world stage when, in 2005, it announced that baseball, like softball, would make its final appearance at the 2008 Games in Beijing. Despite making the latest shortlist, the sport is unlikely to be chosen so soon after being excluded, but will the IOC be convinced enough by the new bid to perform an uncharacteristic about-turn?


Softball’s high proportion of female participants may be its advantage over other sports in the list, mainly because the IOC is looking to increase female involvement in the Games. In fact, while the IOC noted the sport’s lack of global appeal for its exclusion from the programme, many were shocked by its decision, considering its well-publicised commitment to gender equality. Though softball has the support of Australian Olympic Committee president, John Coates, will the sport gain enough backing from other members of the board to see it reinstated on the Olympic roster?


The International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) was recognised by the IOC in 1967 and, since then, it has grown to include over 90 member nations and organise a number of international competitions. Of the eight sports vying for inclusion, wakeboarding is the only watersport and its popularity is growing worldwide. IOC president Jacques Rogge said the sport “provides great entertainment for the spectators and adds further youthful appeal,” but will that be enough to see it included in the 2020 programme?


Squash’s campaign for a place on the 2020 sports programme has been led by one of the sport’s legends, six-time World Open champion Jahangir Khan. President of the World Squash Federation (WSF) until 2008, Khan believes that, while squash has been trying for inclusion for several years, it should be included “on merit.” Now, the WSF has turned to Vero Communications, run by public relations strategist Mike Lee, who previously worked on the successful summer Olympic bids for London 2012, Rio 2016 and the Qatar 2022 football World Cup bid, as well as the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Having narrowly missed out on the 2012 and 2016 Games, will it be a case of third time lucky?

Sport Climbing

While many in the climbing world doubt whether the sport will actually be included in nine years time, merely being considered by the IOC is widely regarded to be a huge step forward for the multi-discipline event. In 2007, the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) was recognised as the world governing body for the sport, giving the newcomers the necessary organisational backing in the face of widespread criticism. Amongst other things, huge costs to build venues, a lack of popularity and doubts about broadcasting appeal have been outlined as reasons why the sport will not be included come 2020. However, despite its opposition, the sport remains popular in Europe and is growing rapidly, so will it be chosen when the IOC meet to announce the winner in Buenos Aires, 2013?

Roller Sports

In its review of roller sports’ previous bid for Olympic inclusion, the IOC cited the sport as having relatively low worldwide reach, little media appeal and small revenues for its failure to include it in the London 2012 programme. On the plus side though, the sport would cost little to stage, as it requires no new facilities, and would appeal to a younger audience. Roller speed skating, one of the sport’s sub-disciplines, is currently present at events like the World Games, the Pan-American Games, the Asian Games and the Mediterranean Games, but will roller sports win over the Olympic committee skeptics?


Despite being put forward, along with squash, to the final two in the selection process for the 2012 Games, karate missed out on being included due to receiving just a third of IOC member votes, well short of the two thirds required for inclusion. Over the years, the sport has been championed by Ticky Donovan, who helped Great Britain to five consecutive World Team Championship victories. According to him, “it’s the tenth most popular sport in the world and there’s 50 million people training now. We should have been included in the Olympics many years ago – it’s long overdue.” Do you agree with Donovan?


As taekwondo is to South Korea and judo to Japan, so wushu is to China. Based on traditional Chinese martial arts, wushu is a full-contact discipline and would make for interesting viewing for foreigners who haven’t ever seen any action. But, despite the sport’s novelty factor for many, its obscurity and vast array of styles and judging criteria will most likely see it overlooked by the IOC, especially with the better known karate in the running. One proponent of the combat sport is film star Jet Li, himself a former Chinese wushu national champion. According to Li, realistically wushu will not be included for many years to come, but will the IOC take a gamble on the lesser known martial art?

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New Zealand team announced for the 2011 Worlds

New Zealand Team Captain Greg Dutton is proud to announce the New Zealand Team to travel to Moreton Bay for September’s World Championships

F1 Women: Adelaide Cox

F2 Women: Jordan Bradley
Olivia van Deursen

Junior Girls: Columbia Cox

Junior Boys: Mitchell Horan

Mens F2: Ben Mayne

Team Captain: Greg Dutton
Team Manager: Paul Hammond

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

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.’

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”.

“Bigger & Better” Rollo’s Marine Yamaha Bridge to Bridge in 2010

The Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Classic is back for its 27th running in 2010 and will be held a month later than usual, on the weekend of November 27 & 28 2010.

New Zealand Bridge to Bridge 27&28 Nov 2010

The 2010 Hamilton Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Classic will be held on 27h & 28th of November 2010 down the beautiful Waikato River based in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Tasman Challenge – Victoria vs New Zealand

Quick up date from N.Z, All races have been run for today (Saturday 10th April) and at this point teams are almost even on points. 8 wins and 8 seconds per team.

NZ and Victoria Announce Junior Teams

Brad Dutton has announced that Both New Zealand and Victoria (Australia) have named their teams for the upcoming Trans Tasman Challenge.

Invitation to New Zealand Events in March 2010

March is a busy time of year in New Zealand in terms of ski racing with 3 big events capping off what has been a great season. We invite ski racers of the world (especially those across the ditch in Australia) to come join us for 1, 2 or all 3 of the races we have coming up.

2009 NZ Bridge to Bridge Video

Brad Dutton shares this video link of the 2009 Bridge to Bridge waterski race. Or you can find it by browsing the Boat Racing category at

Adelaide Cox’s Unfortunate Fall

The moment that haunted New Zealand’s Adelaide Cox and resulted in a broken foot/ankle –  just as she was performing superbly well in 2nd place Jnr Girls Rnd 1.

NZ Win Trans Tasman Challenge to make it 3 in a row

Brad Dutton from New Zealand reports on the the New Zealand Junior Ski Race Team which has recently returned from Australia with their hands still firmly gripped on the Trans Tasman Cup.

NZ Skiers Need Boats for Worlds

The Belgian organising committee has received requested from New Zealand seeking an F1 boat for a Junior Girl and an F2 for an F2 Men’s skier.

Greg Dutton & Emma Duckworth Honoured

Recently, Greg Dutton and Emma Duckworth were made life members of the New Zealand Water Ski Racing Association (NZWSRA). Many from around the world will remember ‘Fido’ and ‘Emms’ from New Zealand in 2007 as together they pulled off one of the greatest World Water Ski Racing Championships ever.

Rollo’s Marine Yamaha Bridge to Bridge Report

The Rollo’s Marine Yamaha Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Classic is over for 2007. It was a fantastic event that was enjoyed by all those who participated and watched in Hamilton and along the Waikato River throughout the weekend.

NZ Bridge to Bridge Results

The full results from the weekend’s 2007 Rollos Hamilton Bridge to Bridge are now available at the New Zealand Water Ski Racing Association web site or directly here.

NZ Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Classic – 27/28 Oct

Rollo’s Marine Yamaha Outboards Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Classic ( – the premier water ski event in the country will be held on the 27th and 28th of October. (Weekend after Labour Weekend).

2007 Worlds DVD Footage Online

The Worlds DVD has now been well circulated throughout the world but I know that many people still haven’t seen it. Below is a 5 minute extract from this superb production.

2007 Worlds DVD Success

Last week I had my first glimpse of the 2007 Worlds DVD. If you haven’t seen it yet, I recommend you take a look.

Rollo’s Marine Bridge to Bridge – NZ


Brad Dutton writes; The Rollo’s Marine New Zealand Bridge to Bridge for 2007  will be held in Hamilton, NZ. This will be on the last weekend of October – 27th & 28th.

The Worlds – Thanks from Emms

Emma Duckworth, Co-Chair of the 2007 Worlds writes …

Buy the 2007 Worlds DVD

You need to order the official 2007 Worlds DVD through your country’s Team Captain or Manager.

Worlds – Final Press Release

Brad Dutton writes …The 4th and Final Round of the New Zealand Community Trust 15th IWSF World Water Ski Racing Championships took place on Saturday with 6 new World Champions crowned at the Final Presentation Banquet on Saturday night. 

2007 Worlds – The End

The 15th World Water Ski Racing Championships have come to an end and the new World Champions are:

Final Overall Worlds Results

Download full final official results here

Worlds Podcast 8 – 19th May – Race Day 4

This is podcast 8 covering the 4th round of racing at the World Water Ski Racing Championships in New Zealand.

In today’s podcast you can hear the summary of the 4th and final round of the worlds along with interviews with various skiers and drivers. Another podcast will follow with more interviews.

Worlds Results – Round 4

You can download full official results here at the EAME Racing site.

Worlds Podcast 7 – 16th May – Race Day 3

This is podcast 7 covering the 3rd round of racing at the World Water Ski Racing Championships in New Zealand.

In today’s podcast you can hear the summary of the 3rd round of the worlds along with interviews with Trudi Stout, Sabine Ortlieb, Gunter Schmutz, Randy Davis, Todd Haig, Karl Brooks and others.

Worlds Results – Round 3

Download full official results here

Worlds Press Release – Round 2

The 2nd Round of the New Zealand Community Trust 15th IWSF World Water Ski Racing Championships have now been completed and again we saw some of the best world championships racing ever on the beautiful Lake Taupo.

Worlds Podcast 6 – 14th May – Race Day 2

This is podcast 6 covering the 2nd round of racing at the World Water Ski Racing Championships in New Zealand.

In today’s podcast you can hear the summary of the 2nd round of the worlds along with interviews with Jason Walmsley, Ann Procter, Lori Dunsmore, Tania Teelow and others.

Worlds Results – Round 2

Download full official results here

Worlds Press Release – Round 1

On 11 May, New Zealand put on a unique opening ceremony at Lake Rotorua in which two local Maori tribes performed their “Powhiri” where current World Champions Todd Haig and Kim Lumley were wrapped in Maori cloaks and challenged by a spearing weilding warrior. Thankfully Todd did the right thing, accepted the challenge by picking up a leaf from the ground and the ceremony completed peacefully.

Worlds – Results after 1 Round

Download full official results here

Worlds Podcast 5 – 12th May – Race Day 1

This is podcast 5 covering the 1st round of racing at the World Water Ski Racing Championships in New Zealand.

World Championships – Podcast Issue 5″In today’s podcast you can hear the summary of the 1st round of the worlds along with interviews with Mallory, Lacie and Debbie Nordblad, Todd Haig, Kim, Lumley, Kevin Boylan and others.”

Worlds Podcast 4 – 11th May

This is the 4th in a series of podcasts to be broadcast prior to, and during the World Water Ski Racing Championships in New Zealand in May 2007.

Worlds Podcast 3 – 10th May

This is the 3rd in a series of podcasts to be broadcast prior to, and during the World Water Ski Racing Championships in New Zealand in May 2007.

Worlds Podcast 2 – 30th April

This is the second in a series of podcasts to be broadcast prior to, and during the World Water Ski Racing Championships in New Zealand in May 2007.

Trans Tasman Challenge 2007

On the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of April the Trans Tasman Challenge was run in the beautiful town of Metung on the Gippsland lakes in Victoria. This was a new venue which had never seen ski racing before. Well all we can say is it was the best venue Australia has ever seen for a Tasman Challenge bar none!

Worlds Podcast 1 – 27th April

This is the first in a series of podcasts to be broadcast prior to, and during the World Water Ski Racing Championships in New Zealand in May 2007.

A Tribute to New Zealand’s Mike Williams

New Zealand’s Brad Dutton pays tribute to Mike Williams …

The Tasman Challenge

Brad Dutton writes …The Tasman Challenge was held in Metung Victoria, Australia over the weekend. This is an annual Junior Challenge between Victoria (Australia) and New Zealand Under 19 Teams. There are 8 classes contested each day (4 Boys, 4 Girls divisions) over 2 days of racing. 16 races in all where you can drop your worst 2 results.

The Rock – Official Worlds Radio Station

The Rock is the official radio station of the 2007 World Championships.

2007 Worlds Schedule of Events

Download a 2 page schedule of events for the 2007 Worlds …

2007 Worlds Entry List

Download a 3 page summary of the teams participating in the 2007 Worlds …

2007 Worlds Bulletin No.4

In less than 4 weeks, the 15th World Water Ski Racing Championships kick off in New Zealand for the first time. Emma Duckworth and her team have working tirelessly amongst the challenges that face any organiser of such an occasion, to ensure that ski racing enjoys a superb event on a world stage.

The 4th official bulletin has just been published and you can download it here.

World Championships Press Release

We are now under six weeks to the kick off of the 2007 New Zealand Community Trust World Water Ski Racing Championships.  All the entries have been finalised,  55 skiers from 8 countries will be competing for 6 world titles. 

Advertise in the Worlds Programme

Advertising space in the Worlds event programme is available from NZ$100 +GST for 1/4 page upwards. Marketing, Media & Promotions Director for the Worlds, Brad Dutton said; “it is real cheap advertising for a very good magazine style programme. It’s a must for all ski racing, marine boat & equipment suppliers”.

2007 Worlds Bulletin No.3

Due to the large amount of information we have gathered in the past few weeks, we now have another bulletin released. Please note the additional pieces of information required with your entry forms. This includes information on fuel, shipping, customs, trailer licensing and more.

2007 Worlds Bulletin No.2

The 2nd Official Bulletin for the 2007 World Water Ski Racing Championships has just been released. We hope this provides you will all the information you need.

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