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1 week to go to Barrie Beehag Ski Race

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Only one week until The Annual Barrie Beehag Water Ski Race will be held for its 8th year! Racing will commence from Deep Creek Marina in Moama, racing to Torrumbarry Weir and back again to the Marina for the Finish line. Bring everyone along for a family fun day with some great activities for the kids, including face painting, jumping castle and catering. Merchandise is also available for purchase. Half time entertainment will keep spectators extremely busy, watching the Southern Waters Ski Show Team perform. All this excitement will be taking place on the banks of the mighty Murray River on Saturday 16th November.

Entry is $2 per person or $5 per family. Official race programs are now available for $5 from local newsagents, and will also be available from Deep Creek Marina on race day. Briefing and breath testing for competitors will be at the top of the boat ramp – Deep Creek Marina from 7am. Briefing at 7.30am, with racing starting at approximately 10am.

Classes which are running this year are as follows; Superclass, Unlimited Inboard/Outboard, 8 Litre Inboard, MOC, 6 Litre Inboard, SMOC, 200HP Outboard, Under 19 Boys/Girls, Junior Boys/Girls, 70MPH and 60MPH. Last years’ winner was Burnin’, with a time of 22.53 who broke the record – entered in Unlimited, but beat the Superclass teams. Although Mark Cranny, driver of Hellrazor and Hellbent has won the race the most times (4), Gary Holzwart, driver of Burnin (owned by Noel Griffin) has the quickest time down the river.

Superclass entrants this year are Burnin’, Hellrazor, Blazen, Elm Street, Sapphire, Merc Force, Superman, The Syndicate and Gassa. Previous outright winners of the Barrie Beehag Ski Race have been:

2006 – Hellbent

2007 – Hellrazor

2008 – Hellbent

2009 – Blazen

2010 – No winner (called off due to water conditions)

2011 – Hellrazor

2012 – Burnin’

The oldest skier we have is Noel Cartledge, who skis behind Kausen Trouble, in 6 Litre, along with Keith Edwards as the oldest Driver in Moist, also in the 6 Litre engine class. Our youngest competitor this year is Billy Barnes from Echuca, at just age 10, he will be skiing behind Thunderstruck in Junior Boys/Girls.

Competitors travel from NSW, QLD and all across VIC to participate in the race, including local comptitiors, 32 from Echuca and 18 from Moama.

Come and join our family day out and help support the local communities, with proceeds of the race going to the oncology department at Echuca Regional Health. Echuca Regional Health will also have a van at the

Start/finish area to raise money for Make your Mark, which will be a great opportunity for people who wish to give to the community.

Competitors and spectators who have purchased the Southern 80 app will be able to access a Barrie Beehag update after the 2nd November to the app. Or you can purchase the app online at Google Play or Itunes for $1.99.

During racing, results will be updated via the Southern 80 twitter feed –, with the final results available on our web page, later that night.

For further information regarding this event, you can visit the Southern 80 web page and follow the links to the BB Ski Race Classic or phone the Moama Water Sports Club on 0354806754.

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