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European Championships 2016 Krems Austria – Bulletin

herewith the final bulletin for the European Championships Austria Download HERE

Europe Cup Geel – Information Bulletin

Download the information bulletin for Round 2 Europe Cup Geel HERE

European Championships 2016 – Krems Austria Bulletin

The European Championships have been rescued and will take place in Krems a town located on the River Danube Austria. You can download the race bulletin HERE All teams should send entry forms to their Team Captain

Competitors Corner Masters 2016 – Europe

Download HERE the proposed discussion on the Masters category for European racing in 2016 at the next meeting. Please send you views to team captains before the end of October.

Hanseatic Ski Race Kings Lynn

Hanseatic Ski Race Kings Lynn

5 Aug 2015

For the first time ever we are staging Formula 1,2 and 3 water ski racing in the Historic

Maritime Quarter of Kings Lynn. Ready to rival the Diamond Race which is a world

renowned water ski race in Belgium, close to the Henseatic town of Antwerp this event will

be of a high octane nature with racing speeds of close to 100mph. Watch from the banks of

the Ouse whilst competitors race across the choppy water surface. We hope this will be an

unforgettable experience and one to continue for years to come.

Race Results Round 2 Europe Cup GEEl

Download the official race results from round 2 Europe Cup Geel  HERE

Youth Training Camp Eguzon

Youth Training Camp Eguzon

1 Jul 2015

Once again that the week prior to the Europe Cup final in Eguzon we are organizing the first E&A Youth Ski camp (from July 27th till July 31 st)

A motivated coaching team is looking forward to welcoming the European next generation “ski stars” at this unique location

30th Diamond Water Ski Race 2015

Download the racing bulletin HERE

The International Viersel Diamond Waterski Race is well known all over the world. One thing is as hard as a Diamond and that is the water of the Albertkanaal: the racers love to compete in Viersel. Competing in the Diamond Race is like competing in the Olympics. Winning that same race is ….. an ultimate goal !. We want you to compete in this race. Make it once again your race!!!

Congratulations Ellen Jones Junior Girls World Champion 2015

# 45 Team Tuff N Ruff Junior World Champions great job guys

Peter Procter Team Hell Men’s F1 World Champions 2015

Peter Procter Team Hell Men’s F1 World Champions 2015

18 Apr 2015

Congratulations to Peter Procter , Damien Matthews and Mark Cranny and all of Team Hell ! 2015 F1 Mens World Champions

Congratulations Junior Boys World Champion 2015 Jack Harrison

Congratulations Junior Boys World Champion 2015 Jack Harrison

18 Apr 2015

Huge congratulations to Australian Team #50 Junior World Champions. Picture taken by Linda keys

Congratulations Kelsey Feros Ladies F2 World Champion 2015

Waiting official results . picture taken by Linda Keys

Congratulations Leanne Campbell Ladies F1 World Champion

Waiting for official results to be posted. Picture taken by Linda Keys

Team Germany Racing F1 Bernico For Sale

Team Germany Racing F1 Bernico For Sale

5 Apr 2015

Team Germany Have had successful seasons in the European Championships & Europe Cup. This beautiful boat is now for sale. Enquiries to be made to  Andre Schurle : Tel +49 171 6236063

Team Germany F1 Bernico For Sale

Team Germany F1 Bernico For Sale

9 Jan 2015

Bernico F1 Extreme

Ex Team Germany Boat

The condition is like new, engine new service, 180 hours complete, boat and engine.

Two covers and custom made trailer in red.

Boat with all extras, race ready include propeller.

Contact Andre Schurle for further information

John Hoiles Passes Away

Many old timers will be saddened by the news that John Hoiles after a short illness passed away peacefully on the 6th January 2015.

John was a true ambassador for ski racing in the early days

2014 BWSW Racing Ball

The 2014 BWSW racing Ball is to be held at the Thistle Hotel Brighton (on the seafront) Saturday 22nd November, ticket price £40.00 each. Hotel rooms at discounted rates are available. We welcome our overseas competitors to join us for a great weekend

Results – British Championships 2014 Allhallows

Thanks to Cathy Bird in providing the results for round 5 of the British Championships

Click on the link below to download the results

2014 British Championships – Rd 5 Allhallows

Final Results Europe Cup 2014 Geel

Geel Belgium hosted the final round of the Europe Cup 2014

Download the race results here. Click on the links below

Geel Europe Cup Results

Championship final results

Darren Kirkland Lifetime Achievement


British skier Darren Kirkland was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Diamond Race by IWWF region E &A Racing Council

for his unparalleled success, longevity and commitment to our wonderful spot.


Darren’s Response

Hi Vera, just to say, thank you so much to you and all the members of the E&A council. It is still a great feeling to be recognised by all of you, who without all your efforts behind the scenes there wold be no racing. Thank you all so much for your continued effort and support to my ski racing family and myself. Thank you all once again and hope you will share this message with the rest of the council world wide !! Darren Kirkland xxx

Update on events at this year’s Diamond Race 2014

2014 Europe Cup series round 3, VIERSEL, Belgium, 29th June


Round 3 of this years competition was the occasion for the 29th running of the famous Diamond race in VIERSEL, on  the Albert canal outside Antwerp, and the usual exceptional weekend of action unfolded.


There were a very healthy number of European skiers and teams, but we were delighted to welcome no less than 6 skiers from USA and Australia, who certainly enhanced the occasion, making a total of 70 skiers from 7 nations.


This massive occasion, so expertly staged by the city of Zandhoven and the VIERSEL waterski club is a feature of every season of waterski racing because of the exciting location and unpredictable water conditions which are most testing.


First race of the day was the Eurokids, for our two pre junior age group skiers of under 12 and under 15. There were 4 in each age category and the younger ones did two circuits of the 4km course with Ellen Rodens taking an excellent win in 12 minutes 13 seconds – the first home win of the day. Not far behind was Lauren Bird of GB, withSam Verweire also of Belgium in 3rd and Lenz Evereart of VIERSEL home in 4th.


In the older age group, there was further joy for the host country asTommy late remains was just too good on the day for Hannah Bird of GB after 31 minutes of racing. Julie’s Fehrmann of Germany took third here after two wins in the previous rounds, so there is everything to play for in the final round at GEEL also I Belgium next weekend. Sadly Daisy Slade of GB could not finish today. A good start to the racing despite the inclement weather.


Next action saw the Juniors and Men’s Formula 3 taking to the water. Demi Maeckelberg and Ewald Wismans unpredictable boat no.11 to the fore just clear of GB junior Ben Manchett and Martin Wiles Extreme no.47 with Tom Smith and no. 21 in contention. By lap 3, Ben Manchett had eased ahead and he powered home for another great win, with Demi a healthy second and Tom recovering after a swim to claim 3rd spot. Lee Holland of GB was a good 4th behind the F2 rig of Dave Ellis and Sam Clark and her GB rival Nadia Mersey were 5th and 6th in class.


Men F3 is a great category for close competition with 14 contenders today all completing the 35 minute plus one lap race on the gruelling canal.

Bebian stalwart Kelly Nulens again proved the best leading home first 4 all from Belgium to take step towards another title with one race to go.

Frederic De Wachter was second and Kristof Poetsch third. Best Brit was Ashley Cooper in 5 th place with Dan List oddly subdued today in 9th position. Good finishes for Laurent Pradal of France and his team mate Alioune Cisse in 6th and 8 th respectively.


We then enjoyed the encounter of the grand old men of waterski racing the Masters or those over 35 years young! These stars ski with the Ladies who are split into 3 groups according to tow boat engine size. 5 Masters entered the fray along with 14 Ladies.


Before the race there was a very touching ceremony as the lady competitors and teams witnessed on the Canal, a memorial to the late and lovely Sarah Teelow our World Champion F 2 Lady skier from Tenerife 2013 who passed away last November..Sarah’s ashes were laid to rest on the canal to the accompaniment of her favourite Elton John song called…..????


A fitting tribute to a great water skier so tragically taken from us all in her prime.


Our heartfelt sympathy goes to Tania and Chris her parents and to her family and friends who came across to Europe.


F1 lady, Kathrin Ortlieb of Austria, was immediately to the fore with  local lady Vicky Leysen holding a good second with her team mate, Christel Magdeleyns laying 3rd.

Kathrin has already clocked up, two wins in this series and was again imperious here today as she romped to victory today, a full 3 minutes ahead of her rivals after 41 minutes of great skiing on this renowned track. Vicky did well to secure a sound second, with Christel also finishing strong for 3 rd another 40 seconds astern. Sylvia de Speigeleire was home in4 th to complete he class. Sabine Ortlieb once more showed her ability as she won Ladies F 2  for Austria, just 17 seconds clear of Hailey van de Ven who in turn beat her Belgian co- team member Gitte van Gool. 6 th and 7 th places for GB interest with Gina Robinson just ahead of Marisa Alongi.


In Ladies F 3regular winner,Chris Rydl convincingly triumphed over Morganne de Cock with Ruby Dom not starting. Chris enjoying a great run in this class of results and is clearly the one to beat right now.


Final race of the day saw 22 men compete in the F1 and F 2 event and strut their stuff. The power play! The 5.8 km course was eaten up as the fierce contest took shape. As in round two in Austria Dave van Steelant of VIERSEL set a blistering pace for others to challenge and was clear leader after the first lap, although Darren Kirkland of GB was up close in 2 nd with Buby Bertels lying 3 rd and Jack Lynch of GB 4 th. Van Steelant was never pressured but by lap 3, Steven Van Gaeveren had pushed up to 3 rd and a lap later he had taken over second place. Where was Todd Haig? He missed his pull at the start and was languishing in 21 st spot on lap one, with it all to do! So watch this space. By lap 4 he had surged up the field to 9 th, and on lap 5, was into6 th– remarkable! After another stormer he moved into 4 th and was close to the front three of Dave, Steven and Darren.


On lap 9, Haig and his Nordic team no191 were into second place and set fair to chase the leader when their boat was swamped by another and the ignition was cut. They thus fell back to 4 th but back into the fray and powered on.

All the while team no72″ Axion” and Van Steelant maintained his pace and the lead to romp home victorious after 56 minutes.


Kirkland had regained second spot at the flag for another excellent effort with his” Uno Addito”  team of Patrick Klaus and Wayne Harvey, but Haig was now only10 seconds astern in3 rd place after an amazing performance by skier and crew alike. Steven Van Gaeveren was a very strong 4 th and was the only other skier to complete 13 circuits of this boiling circuit.


Two Brits in the persons of Jack Lynch and team 200 and Harvey Robinson and team 38 made their own mark today with a good battle for the next places in

F1 with Jack in 5th place for much of the hours’ work until Harvey eased past on the penultimate lap and held off his rival at the finish. But good performances all round with Will Newland team no47 in8 th.


In Formula 2, the early pacemaker wasDarryl Tyndall of GB and his Belgian team no. 29, with Dave Sewell and Jake Frame shadowing. Robin Marien of Belgium with” purple rain” no. 10 was always in the mix as well.


Disaster for team 76 and David Sewell when a persistent oil pressure failure caused their retirement on lap 7. Darryl soldiered on with Robin Marien in pursuit until the latter fell on lap 7. Meanwhile our Aussie and USA guests in F2 were starting to push for the front and on lap 8, Steven Robertson behind” Herbie no.272 took up pole hotly pursued by Jarod Teelow (173) and Cameron King (924) . These three were to contest the podium after 56 minutes with Jarod taking the gold, Steven the silver and Cameron came third, all from the back grid too. First European was Darryl Tyndall with team 29 in 4 th with Robin Marien hot on his heels. James Bartlett was 6th and Jake  7 th after solid performances. Barry Gibson of GB was 9 th and his all.


We now move to GEEL next weekend for the final round in this series with lots to go for.


Very many thanks thanks to VIERSEL club and all their unseen workers for another great weekend during which the IWWF region E &A Racing Council presented a lifetime Achievement award to the evergreen icon of ski racing Darren Kirkland for his unparalleled success, longevity and commitment to our wonderful spot.


Mike Waterman

BWSWR racing


European Championships 2014 – Final Race Bulletin

Click on the link below to open the bulletin

Final Race Bulletin European Championships


European Championships 2014

European Championships 2014

Results Diamond Race 2014

The Diamond Race yet again proved to be a spectacular race in the European cup series. .

Euro Kids started the days racing & for some their 1st Diamond race in challenging conditions they all took on  the canal  very impressively. A huge congratulations to these young ski racers.

Men’s F1 & F2  was the highlight of the day with an outstanding win by Dave Vansteelant  followed by Darren Kirkland & within seconds USA skier Todd Haig taking 3rd position. Men’s F2 1st  Jarrrod Teelow (Australia) 2nd  Steven Robertosn (Australia) 3rd  Cameron King (USA) 4th  Daryll Tyndall 1st European Skier

Congratulations to all competitors that skied this year.

A moving tribute to Sarah Teeleow was held before the start of the Ladies & Masters race attended by Sarah’s family & friends

Thank you to all the race organisers for yet again a great Diamond race. Looking forward to 2015 !

Download the race results below

Diamond Race Results 2014



Results- British National Championships Round 4 Brixham

Thanks to Cathy Bird & team for the results of round 4 of the British National Championships held at Brixham

Click on the link below to download the results

2014 British Championships – Rd 4 Brixham


Exclusive offer- Whitstable National 10th August 2014

Whitstable Ski Club are hosts for round 6 of the British National Championships to be held on 10th August. Located 50 kilometres from the Port of Dover this is a fantastic opportunity for International skiers to enter as well as British teams who may just want to get on their skis for a one off event.

British National Championships – Race Pack Allhallows Yacht Club

2014 will see a return to Allhallows Yacht Club for Round 5  of the British National Championships

Download the race pack . Click on the link below

Allhallows Yacht Club SKI RACING 2014[1]


Whitstable British National Championships – Race Pack

Whitstable British National Championships – Race Pack. Click on the link below to download

Whitstable Ski race Info pack 2014 and EMSP rev 4

Brixham British National Championships – Race Pack

Brixham British National Championships – Race Pack. Click on the link below to download the information


European Championships Bulletin

Download the updated bulletin for the European Championships . Click on the link below

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Results Round 3 British Championships – Hunstanton

Thanks to Cathy Bird for the results of round 3 British Championships in Hunstanton. Click on the link below to download

2014 British Championships – Rd 3 Hunstanton (1)


29th Diamond Race Promo Video

Enjoy and share the 29th Diamond Race promo video from Belde Productions.

Diamondrace 2014 Promo from Beldé Productions on Vimeo.

For Sale – F1 Cyclone Twin Rig for Sale GB

For Sale – F1 Cyclone Twin Rig for Sale GB

23 May 2014

F1 Cyclone Twin Rig for Sale

2012 Cyclone(UK) Thunder F1 Twin rig, 2 x 300xs Mercury 40hrs from new, completely serviced and maintained by Racemarine UK, lifters, tabs, props, GB watersports painted trailer etc…phone for full details…absolute bargain and the ultimate play/race boat money can buy @ £50K sterling will consider single rig or hull only, call Brad +44 7976 453680

Race Pack – British National Championships Hunstanton 08 June 2014

Hunstanton  Ski club have a provided a participants race pack for the National race June 8th

Race Pack – Hunstanton National June 8th 2014

Race Pack – Geel Europe Cup 2014

Please find attached participants race pack for the final round of the Europe Cup 2014

Race Pack Europe Cup Geel

Race Pack – Diamond Race 2014

Please find attached the link to download the 2014 Participants Diamond Race Pack

DiamondRace2014(Participants Info)

Cardiff Bay British National Info

Cardiff Bay British National Info

2 May 2014

The information pack for the British national water ski race at Cardiff Bay on 18 May 2014 can be downloaded below.

Cardiff Bay Race Pack

The event web site is at

Results Round 1 Europe Cup 2014 – Stone

Results Round 1 Europe Cup 2014 – Stone

29 Apr 2014

Download the official results Round 1 Europe Cup held at Stone 27th April 2014

Europe Cup 1 Stone Results


Happy 90th Birthday Joyce Williams

Joyce & late husband Reg from Whitstable Water Ski Club were actively involved in British Water Ski Racing for many years at World, European & National level.

Wishing Joyce Williams a very happy 90th Birthday


2014 British Championship Round 1 – Lyme Regis

Pamela Evans has produced the bulletin for round 1 of the British Championships at Lyme Regis 04 May

Lyme Regis race Info Pack

2014 Europe Cup Round 1 Bulletin


Download Stone Watersports 2014 Europe Cup



2014 Europe Cup Stone pic

2014 Diamond Race Poster

2014 Diamond Race Poster

26 Feb 2014

Vera Van den Bossche has shared the 2014 Diamond Water Ski Race poster.

Click image  below to open full size 

GTS Freight Management Mildura 100 – Side by Side

GTS Freight Management Mildura 100 – Side by Side

26 Feb 2014

Mildura Ski Club has announced some exciting changes to the annual GTS Freight Management Mildura 100 Ski Race held over the Easter weekend. Already carrying the title of the world’s fastest Ski race it’s now going to occur side by side.

Wild Thing – takes out 2014 Club Marine Southern 80

Wild Thing – takes out 2014 Club Marine Southern 80

11 Feb 2014

 What a successful weekend we have had here in Echuca at the 2014 Club Marine Southern 80 Water Ski Race! Crowds flocked to the banks of the Murray River to watch the teams speed towards the finish line, hoping to get the place they were after and break any records they possibly could.

It has finally arrived – 2014 Club Marine Southern 80

It has finally arrived – 2014 Club Marine Southern 80

5 Feb 2014

It has finally arrived! The Club Marine Southern 80 Water Ski Race will be held in Echuca/Moama this weekend(Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Friday hits it off with The Coates Hire Breakfast With The Stars at the Kerrabee Soundshell in Moama, from 7am – 9am. This is the chance to get up close and personal with the boats, drivers, observers, and of course the skiers who are entered in this great race.

Getting closer to the 2014 Club Marine Southern 80

Getting closer to the 2014 Club Marine Southern 80

30 Jan 2014

As we get closer and closer to the ‘Biggest Water Ski Race In The World’, teams are practising and getting organised for next weekends’ event, 7th, 8th & 9th February in Echuca.

2014 Club Marine Southern 80

2014 Club Marine Southern 80

24 Jan 2014

The 2014 Club Marine Southern 80 will be held in two weeks’ time – 7th, 8th & 9th February. Teams are travelling from as far as Queensland, New Zealand, USA and Belgium to compete in the ‘World’s Biggest Water Ski Race,’ the annual event which draws around 50,000 people into the towns of Echuca/Moama.

European Championships 2014 Vichy & Eguzon – Bulletin

European Championships 2014 Vichy & Eguzon – Bulletin

23 Jan 2014

The 2014 European Water Ski Racing Championships will be hosted by France in Vichy and Eguzon. The programme of events at both venues are shown below and you can download the official programme Eguzon 2014 bulletin

Round 2 European Cup – Austria

Round 2 European Cup – Austria

12 Jan 2014

It is a great pleasure for the Austrian Water Ski Federation and for the FZSV – Spk.Ybbs to invite you to the 2nd Race of the European Cup 2014 in Waterski Racing to be held on 30/31th of May in Ybbs an der Donau/Austria.

E&A Region – 2014 Racing Calendar

E&A Region – 2014 Racing Calendar

6 Jan 2014

2014 PROVISIONAL Racing Calendar for E&A Region

27 April – Stone Europe Cup (GBR) To be confirmed

4 May – Beringen Int. Open (BEL)

31 May – Ybbs Europe Cup (Austria) more details

World Championships – F2 Boat infraction ruling pending appeal

After the completion of the the post race F2 boat inspection conducted by Mercury Marine in Belgium, Boat #17 has been disqualified from the 18th World Water Ski Racing Championships in Tenerife / Canary Islands / Spain (September 2013).

Team GB World Championships on Sky TV

The World Championships Team GB programme filmed by Sky while in Tenerife is being televised on 17th December at 5.30pm on Sky Sports Sports Unlimited then 5 further repeats thereafter

Great Britain Celebrates Sarah Teelow’s Life

Friends, Team GB & supporters are devastated that  F2 Ladies World Champion Sarah Teelow tragically passed away. Sarah touched the hearts of us Brits most of us watching her outstanding performance in Tenerife at the World Championships.

Sarah Teelow Passes Away

20 year old World Water Ski Racing Champion Sarah Teelow has tragically passed away after a fall on the Hawkesbury this weekend. Our thoughts are with Sarah’s family and friends at this terribly difficult time.

British Water Ski Promo Video

This is a promotional video of water ski racing in Great Britain – filmed and edited by Proactive TV Watch the Video HERE British water Ski racing Promo Video

Hellrazor takes out 2013 Barrie Beehag Ski Race

A successful weekend was had by all competitors, spectators and also the directors at the 2013 Barrie Beehag Water Ski Race over the weekend. Congratulations to all teams who finished the race from Deep Creek Marina to Torrumbarry Weir and back on Saturday 16th November.

For Sale – Bernico F1 XTS

Call or Email Graeme Petrie if you would like more information on the sale of the Bernico F1 XTS

Tel: +44 7545 207219  



2013 Berri 90 Water Ski Race – Entries Now Open !

The 2013 Berri 90 Water Ski Race is going to held on the weekend of November 2nd and 3rd.

Entry forms are now available and can be downloaded here.

** Entries close Friday 11th October.

2013 Feros Hotels Sydney Bridge to Bridge Entries Now Open !

The Feros Hotel Group, 2013 Sydney Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Race is on again !

Please go to to find out more about one of the greatest ski races in the World.

The annual Bridge to Bridge Ski Race is one of the longest running and most prestigious ski racing events in the Southern Hemisphere.
This race will be conducted on 23rd & 24th November, 2013 and runs for some 112km on the Hawkesbury River, from mouth of the River to Windsor in Western Sydney

• This event is conducted under the SRA Rules
for the 2013 – 14 season. The NSWWSF Ltd reserves the right to refuse entry to any competitor.

• Entries close Friday, 11th October 2013 and must be completed online on the Bridge to Bridge website.

• Pre Race scrutineering, if required, and collection of Race Packages on Friday 22nd
November 11:00 am

Feros Hotel Group

Feros Hotel Group

6:00pm at Governor Phillip Park Windsor

• RaceSafe H2O
: Competitors are required to pick up a RaceSafe H2O kit from Governor Phillip Park on Friday
.You will be supplied with the unit, briefed on how to fit it and instructed on how to use the device.

• Briefing for Saturday Events will be held at Sackville Gardens commencing 7:00am. Full details will be published in the Briefing Sheets supplied to all competitors and published on the website.

• Sunday Briefing Sheets will be supplied to all competitors and published on the above website.

• The Hawkesbury Hotshots is a time trial to decide the start positions for Sunday’s Super Class, Unlimited Inboard & Unlimited Outboard.

One Hell of a race at the Hi-Tec Oils Hawkesbury 120 Water Ski Race

Hi Tec Logo 2013 H120 Logo

In ideal Spring like ski racing conditions, the Hellrazor team have won back to back Hi-Tec Oils Hawkesbury 120 ski races in a dominating weekend for the crew.
Not only did they win the Sackville Sprint, missing Stinga’s 2009 record of 09.23mins, by just 2 seconds. Team Hell backed it up on the Sunday, with an outright win, 1st in Super Class and once again, they were just seconds off their own 2007 record of 41:08mins.
Peter Procter and Jason Walmsley skied hard and showed their river racing dominance will be continuing this season, for others to chase and aspire to.
Superman could not emulate their 2009 & 2011 wins and were relegated to 2nd place on both days, towing Daniel Graziano and James Buser.
3rd went to Merc Force in the fast conditions both days too. Daniel Cotton and Kris Knights are teaming up for this season and showed they can keep the others honest behind Don Gulley’s super quick Force boat.
Sapphire Racing, the Velocity/ Mercury package towing Tom Smith and Aaron McQualter, came flying home on the Sprint course to register 4th place.
5th outright Saturday went to Ben Hackett and Jack Houston, skiing from the Unlimited Inboard class. The young guns flew home, but just missed Agitator’s 2011 record by 2 seconds.

The weekend’s racing started with the Social Classes though and in Unlimited Social the win went to Bad Temper ( the Everingham Temper ), towing Jason Jones and Darryn Williams. It was great to see the old girl back on the water and on top of the dias again.
MOC Social was taken out by the flying Cyclone, Running Riot, towing Kane Marks and Ben Jefree. 2nd place went to the crew of Electric Shock.
F2 World Champions, Brent Wisemantel and Andrew Fyfe, crewed Team 50 to a win and record in Formula 2 Social, towing Jesse Burns and Dale Jamison. 99PC Team 4 were nipping at their heels, as were Top Gun F2, taking out 2nd and 3rd placings in the class.
SMOC Social saw identical times to the half way point for Hardback Racing and Slab. Kevin Dahlberg must have driven his heart out on the way home, as the HardBack Racing team came out the winner by just 5 seconds, missing the record time by just 14/100ths of a second. Robbie Skennerton and John Cartledge did the hard work out the back, just as did, Slab’s skiers Travis Patterson and Adam Forgacs. 3rd place went to Hornet Racing towing Joel Hore and Jarryd Tannenberg.
In the Women’s Social class, Dave Bishop guest drove Still Sparkin’ to a great win, towing Cara Procter and tayla Stent. 2nd went to Resident Evil towing Sarah Brooks and Amber Lees, just 31 seconds back. The Force trifecta went to Andy Smith’s Wild Thing, towing Jacqui Cadden and Stephanie Barens.
Loosin’ it had an all the way win in Stock 6 Litre, towing Michael Rodgers and Brendon Fogarty.
The Under 200hp Class is always close. Tony Mithen had his little green LabSport flying along to wipe nearly 2 whole minutes off the record. Mac Batchelor and Rhys Duggan did the hard work out the back to take it from No Fear, with Iceman unfortunately not making it home to claim 3rd.
70mph class saw the Roughnutz guys take the win, towing John Davies and Adam Jones. 2nd in the class went to The Irrigator, just 1 second slower on the way home, after identical upward leg times.
60mph Social is always a big class and this year didn’t disappoint. Natalie and Jason Martin’s Bullseye took back to back wins, but unfortunately Ross O’Brien and Aaron Beckhaus didn’t beat last years time on their home water. 2nd place went to the Broken Arrow crew, with Paul and Darryl Weir skiing and 3rd was Harrasment towing Brayden and Jacinta Harris.

The Veterans class was Danny Cropper and Rick Love’s to lose. They had pole position behind Hellbent, on absolutely flat water and boy, did they make the most of it. Although they didn’t beat the record time, both would have enjoyed themselves immensely, I’m sure. 2nd place went to the cheeky little boat, Smithy 2 racing, towing Tim and Jon Horbury and rounding out 3rd position were Chris Bennett and Robert Williams behind G6.
In an absolutely inspiring effort, Alex Handley, although missing a start, composed himself to not only, still beat the Disabled record by 3 seconds, but to hit an amazing 103mph on the course, behind Tiger Force racing.
His time was second fastest only to Hellbent in Veterans.
Senior Social was won by Melissa Parker and Lisa Nutley behind ASM.
Under 16 Social saw all 4 crews finish. Emma Barnes and Alyssa Long skied behind Critta and came in for the win. Korrupt was next home towing Brooke Hammond and Grace Savona and Georgia Coaldrake and Rochelle King came home in 3rd behind Coldy’s. 4th was Extreme Meltdown.
In the under 13 Social Blaze Branson and Riley Fogarty won the class by a country mile behind Teachers Pet. Air Force 1 were next home towing Lachlan and Ethan Brown and in 3rd place were Beau and Topaz Edwards-Dart behind the cheeky Labsport Medusa.
It was great to see Nellie McMillan skiing in under 10s behind Mum & Dad, carrying on the great McMillan ski racing dynasty. Nellie won by just 29 seconds from Merc Force towing Travis Pick and Atomic towing young Max Cotton into 2nd and 3rd place.

As mentioned earlier the Sackville Sprint was taken out commandingly by the Hellrazor Team, missing the record by just 2 seconds.
Superman were the next boat to round the final corner and Daniel Graz and James Buser skied themselves into 2nd place. Merc Force, Sapphire Racing and Blazen were the next finishers in the Sprint, with only Burnin’ not completing the course. It was in this order that they finished.
For the first time this year, a new sprint opportunity became available to all competitors, to improve their starting position in their class on Sunday, and to also give crews another chance to race over the weekend, on the shorter Sackville – Windsor course. It proved to be a hit !
There were still the Unlimited Inboard/ Outboard racers too, all fighting to get a great starting position.
Stinga Racing took out the fastest time clocking exactly 10 minutes. Close behind were Wild Thing, the ultra quick 6 litre, Ultra Troublemaker, Temper (Force), Cyclone Racing 2, TopShot, Blown Inheritance, Hellbent, Gotta Go and Prima Donna.
All crews retired for the afternoon after the Presentation, to plan strategies, prepare their gear and swap ‘what if’ stories, before Sunday’s racing.

The morning of the Hi-Tec Oils H120 ski race, the same dead still conditions were present, as was the heavy morning fog. It lifted and burned off with the morning sun, as competitors readied themselves for an ‘on time’ start and yet another glorious sunny Sydney day.
Mark Cranny launched Hellrazor out of the water on ‘Go!’ and within seconds their superstar skiers had their arms in the air and said ‘catch us if you can !..’ to the other crews.
One by one all crews, right through to 60mph, faced the starter and headed off to Wiseman’s Ferry halfway point.
When the spray settled it was once again Hellrazor in a commanding position outright, and ready to rumble on the way home.
At the finish line, the crowd were treated to live Hi-Tec Oils boat demonstrations, both on and off the water, as well as all of the static stalls covering the Marine Stadium.
The Top End Sprint’ was run for the Powerboat racers, from Sackville to Windsor, with a huge variety of race boats taking part and keeping the crowds entertained.
Word came through that all crews had been given their 10 minute siren at Wisemans and were preparing for the trip home.
Could Team Hell do it again ? Would Jason Walmsley remain the most decorated outright athlete in the race’s history ? ….All would soon be answered.
The anticipation built back at Windsor as the first Super Class boats were nearing home.
Everyone rushed to the grassy banks in time to see Mark Cranny, Damien Matthews, Jason Walmsley & Peter Procter come screaming around the final corner and up the last straight on full trim, to record the time to beat.
Try as they may, Superman was relegated to 2nd place and Merc Force 3rd, in Super Class. Team Hell had done it again ! 41.32 minutes to finish the longest 2Up river race in Australia.
Stinga had some trouble starting the boat at Wisemans Ferry, but got everything back in order and on track and they still won Unlimited Inboard in a time of 44:25mins. Wild Thing towed Jared Coey and Justin Cadden in to 2nd place, with Temper (Gerard Atkins, Zac Burns) in 3rd place.
In Unlimited Outboard, 1st place went to Cyclone Racing 2 towing Steven Berry and Craig Gordon to a back to back win. Watersports Marine placed 2nd and Ballistic Still came 3rd.
Super Slak Racing won 8 litre and took over 1min 40 off the record, towing Dylan Stevenson and Zac Welch. It was another Speedmaster hull, Carlton Dry Racing, that took out 2nd place by just 2 seconds from Pure Evil.
One of the most incredible 6 litre boats ever raced, Scott Nind’s Ultra Troublemaker, won the class and broke the record by over a minute, placing 8th outright. Skiers Ray Ball and Tyron Naismith beat home Joel Massey and Chris Bennett easily, behind Nothin’ But, to take the win.
The MOC class was also won in an amazing new record time, by Evinrude Ace Racing. The guys took 3:50mins off Twisted’s previous time ! Congratulations go out to their skiers Shane Floyd and Darren Reilly. That must have been a tough day at the office ! 2nd in MOC was Running Riot and 3rd went to Cyclone Raicey.
In Formula 2 it was great to see Miss Force and Team 50 go head to head in one of the biggest classes of the weekend. They both beat the record, with Miss Force coming home the faster of the two. 3rd placing went to Brimstone Racing towing Curtis Horbury and Donald Baker.
The Under 19 Boys class was won by Jack Heather and Sam Handley, behind Tiger Force racing, followed in 2nd place by Out Numbered towing Jamie Moret and Brayden Jameson.
Slab won the SMOC class by only 10 seconds from Hardback Racing. 3rd was Commited towing Ethan Davitt and Ryan Campbell.
Under 16 Boys saw Dave Coldy’s brand new Revolution hull, Warspeed, come home with the gold, towing Jack Coaldrake and Luke Harrison. 2nd Went to Bree Turner and Ben Moret behind Knackers and 3rd went to Meltdown.
In the Open Womens class Resident Evil towed Sarah Brooks and Amber Lees to a great win. Trudi Stout and Madeleine Brien registered a time, just 6 seconds back from them, to come in 2nd behind Ring of Fire. Gambler towed Madison Smith and Stephanie Barens home for a 3rd placing.
Loosin’ It took over a minute off the Stock 6 Litre record, towing Michael Rodgers and Brendon Fogarty home in a time of 58:09mins.
Brooke Langham and Crystal Gordon absolutely owned the Under 16 girls class behind Triple 666, leading home Brooke Hammond and Grace Savona, behind Korrupt. After a long time to the half way, it was great to see Holly Prazczalek and Shantelle King claw their way back into 3rd position with Rush.
The Under 19 Girls was won by Extreme Meltdown towing Lucy Savona and Ashlee Cuff. 2nd placed was Living the Dream Racing towing Paige Martin and Reilly Russell.
Noosa’s No Fear team won the under 200hp class, recording almost identical times up and back. They towed Greg Reason and Adam Smidt. Medusa and Messy Racing weren’t far behind, in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Zorro, towing Michael Hall and Jessica Smith, took 16 seconds off Still Kidn’s 2010 record in 70mph. They beat home Team Galaxie (Jason & Scott Whitfield) & Harrasment (Brayden & Aaron Harris), in this large class.
Under 13 Boys was won by Teacher’s Pet after setting identical times as Pop and Me, to Wisemans Ferry. The winning skiers were Riley Fogarty and Blaze Branson and 2nd placed were Carter Robertson and Alex Welch. The hard luck story of the day went to Critta, who made it to Wisemans almost 3 minutes quicker than the eventual winner. Just 50 metres from the finish line one skier lost their handles. It cost them the win, but they still came home 3rd after a gutsy finish that the crowd cheered loudly for.
60 mph saw yet another record tumble, with the crew from Wotdyamean taking 34 seconds off the previous time. 2nd place went to Burn n Wood and 3rd to the Broken Arrow team, in another full class.
The new ‘RaceSafe’ tracking system was used throughout the weekend and after a few hiccups, all reports and feedback from those that experienced it at home, on the bank, or in the boats was largely positive.
The Hi-Tec Oils Hawkesbury 120 Committee would like to thank everyone connected in so many different ways, that helped to pull together an exciting new H120. Thank you especially to those that spent their whole weekend sweeping the river for logs and manning the rescue boats. We all really appreciate it.
Last, but certainly not least, thank you to Hi-Tec Oils for their continued support of SRNSW and your major sponsorship of our events.

SkiRace TV Hawkesbury 120 Ski Race Promo 2013

Watch the SkiRace TV Hawkesbury 120 Ski Race Promo.

SkiRace TV Hawkesbury 120 Ski Race Promo 2013 from SkiRace TV on Vimeo.

Diamond Race 2013 Video

Buy the Diamond Race 2013 movie for £18.99 or £24.99 via paypal, email or Tenerife.

Diamond Race 2013 from the commercial department on Vimeo.

For those of you who bought your copy at the Diamond Race, I’ll bring it to Tenerife, if you are not going to Tenerife please let me know and I’ll post it to you.

£18.99 or £24.99 with postage payments via paypal, via e mail address

Roger Lincoln
T. 01778 382 754 | M. 079 579 14 579
Sunderland Road, Market Deeping, Peterborough, PE6 8FD, UK Scott Brooks keeping you up to date at the World’s Tenerife

Scott Brooks will be reporting live from the 18th World Water Ski Championships in Tenerife keeping you updated via website, Twitter and Facebook. Daily updates along with interviews with skiers and crew & write ups on each race.

You can Contact Scott Brooks at looks forward to keeping you up to date.

THE PRETTY DRESS COMPANY named Official Sponsor for Women’s Water Ski racing TEAM GB

The Pretty Dress Company is excited to announce they are the official uniform sponsor for the Women’s Great Britain Water Ski Team. The Pretty Dress Company will be exclusively dressing the female team for the 18th World Championships taking place in Tenerife, September 2013 with two exclusive dress designs.

The 2013 Diamond Race Movies by Beldé Productions

Men F1 – F2

Ladies F1 – F2 – F3 & Masters

Global Ski Racers Improvement Program

A letter that was distributed on the 11th of July 2013 along with Water Ski Racer Magazine. The letter was titled “20 places available for Global Ski Racers Improvement Program.” The invitation and opportunity is for all water ski racers, at all levels, worldwide.

Read more here

Michael Dayes

Europe Cup – Geel Official results

You can download below the official results from the European cup at Geel along with the up to date positions. The final round will take place in Eguzon France July 28th

Geel results

Europe Cup results to date

Diamond Race Preview Video

From Belde Productions

Diamondrace 2013 (teaser) from Beldé Productions on Vimeo.

Marisa Alongi to Worlds for GB

17-year-old Marisa Alongi from Scotland spoke about her preparations for the Junior world titles in Tenerife.

European Cup 2013 – Results

The European Cup has so far seen 3 events, the next round is at Geel Belgium 7th July with the final round at Eguzon France July 28th. Download here  Up to date classification europe cup 2013-30-06

Diamond Race 2013 (200)

Diamond Race 2013 – Results

Check out the results of the Diamond race by visiting Facebook page

Or Download here

DVD – Hunstanton National 2013

Roger Lincoln has put together a DVD on the race at Hunstanton. If you would like to buy one @£15.00 please contact

DVD – Diamond race 2013

Roger Lincoln has complied a DVD on this years Diamond race which includes footage from an on board camera on Todd’s boat If you would  like to buy a copy @ £15.00 or £20 for overseas including package and postage please contact  Roger Lincoln

2013 Hi-Tec Oils Hawkesbury 120 Ski Classic Entry Form and Entry Details.

2013 Hi-Tec Oils Hawkesbury 120 Ski Race
24 & 25 August 2013

The longest 2 Up Ski Classic is back, from Windsor to Wisemans & Return


** Entries close Thursday 25 July 2013 **

They are available to fill in online @

Entries received without payment will not be accepted.
No Refunds will be available after Friday 2 August 2013.

Please read the information sheet for event entry details.

2013 H120 Event Information

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Diamond Race Results

You can view screenshots of the results from the Diamond Race on the Facebook page here:

PDF or Excel versions will be published here when we receive them.

British National Offshore Brixham – Race pack

Download the race pack for Brixham below


British National – Whitstable Race Pack

Below you can download the information bulletin for the British National at Whitstable

Download HERE  Whitstable Competitors Info pack 2013 rev 4

Geel, Belgium – European Cup Information Pack

Below you can download the information bulletin and entry form for the E&A Europe Cup Race at Geel, Belgium – courtesy of  E&A Secretary Vera Van den Bossche.

Download the 2013 Geel Info Bulletin

Download the 2013 Geel Entry Form


Eguzon European Cup Race 2013 (updated)

The programme for the 2013 Eguzon European Cup race in France has been updated and is available below.

Download the Eguzon Programme

Eguzon Programme 2013

British Sprint Series – Cardiff Bay Race Pack

Download Cardiff Bay Race Pack here cardiff Bay race pack

British National Weston Race Pack – June 16th

Download the race pack for Weston June 16th here Weston race pack

British National Sprint series – Results

Thanks to Cathy Bird in providing results from round 1 2 & 3 . Round 4 was cancelled due to bad weather conditions at Lochearnhead Scotland

Sprint Round 1

sprint round 2

sprint round 3

sprint totals


Diamond Race Accommodation

Vera van den Bossche writes …

Dear all,

Please note that the official hotel will be:

Aldhem **** Hotel
Jagersdreef 1
2280 Grobbendonk
Tel: 014 50 10 01
Fax: 014 50 10 13

Rates for the rooms are:
75,- € single room
85,- € double room
Breakfast included

Reservations can be made directly to the hotel referring to “Diamond Race 2013”

Kind regards and see you all soon,

Vera Van den Bossche
Diamond Race – Secretary General

British Sprints – Lochearnhead race pack

Ski the loch 2013   Download the race pack

Results from Rupelmonde, Belgium 19 May 2013

Below is the link to the results from the racing at Rupelmonde, Belgium  on 19 May 2013.


2013 Diamond Race Participants’ Info

Please find herewith the participants Info Bulletin for the 2013 Viersel Diamond Race.


Please note there is a small error in the program:
13.00 h FIII Men and Juniors
14.30 h Ladies and Masters

Make sure you read the Camping Rules, because we had to change the event a little due to works
at the Albertkanaal.

We hope a lot of competitors will attend!

If further information should be required, please contact the Secretary’s office mentioned below.

Kind regards and see you all soon !

Vera Van Den Bossche
VWSC – Secretary – General
GSM: +32 (0) 475 909 870

Diamond Race Participants Info Diamond Race Programme of Events

Diamond Race Poster

Click the poster below to open the full version of the 2013 Diamond Race poster.

Visit the event web site at

More on Facebook here

Diamond Race 2013 Poster

British National Hunstanton June 2nd

Skier Alan Beck is looking for a tow preferably in the Seniors race but will consider all options. if you are able to help Alan get on the water please email             07779010237        Mobile





Europe Cup – Tulln Austria Results – Rounds 1 & 2

Courtesy of Martine Ciroux, here are the results from the two rounds of racing in Tulln Austria this week.

09 May 2013 (Corrected): Results

11 May 2013: Results

Stone National – Video footage

Roger Lincoln has provided film footage from Stone National Download HERE

Results – Round 1 Stone National Ski Race

Thanks  to Cathy Bird for providing Stone Results of the 1st National held at Stone Watersports Club Sunday April 21st. The conditions were smooth with only boat wakes chopping the course up which seen some very fast speeds & excellent racing in all classes. Stone was also round 1 of the World’s selection races. Round 2 will be held at Lyme Regis May 5th.

Oberserver wanted for Lyme Regis May 5th

Dave Llewellyn is looking for an observer in the Main race F3. If anyone is interested please contact Dave @ or telephone 01443 831155

Diamond Race – Team GB

Team GB have skiers that are looking for boats to compete in F2 F3 of the Diamond race. Please drop me a line so I can pass your interest on


2013 Belgian Race Calendar

Courtesy of Vera van den Bossche, below is the 2013 Belgian water ski racing calendar.

Click here to open a PDF version

belgian calendar

Lyme Regis Race Pack

Tina Veater has provided the race pack for the 2nd round of the British Water Ski Nationals Download the pack HERE

Stone National Poster


2013 European Racing Calendar – updated 13 March 2013

E&A Racing Council Secretary-General, Vera Van den Bossche has published the latest version of the E & A Racing Calendar on 13 March2013.

Download the Official 2013 E & A Racing Calendar (updated 13 March 2013)

Europe March 2013

BWSW Stone National 21st April – Race Pack

Stone Race Pack 2013Stone 2013


BWSW Racing – Round 1 Stone National Sunday April 21st

Stone Water Sports Club will  host the 1st round of the British Water Ski Championships on the weekend of April 20/21. Scrutineering & signing in will take place Saturday with racing commencing on Sunday

Full race pack details will follow soon

BWSW – Southwest Dinner

Rob Jenkins writes.. We are holding a southwest dinner complete with meeting & medicals to be carried out for drivers / observers & skiers.

Tulln, Austria – 1st x 2 Rounds of 2013 European Cup

On May 8 & 9 & 11 2013, Tulln in Austria will host the first two rounds of the 2013 European Cup.

Download the information packs below.

Round 1

Round 2
Tulln 2013

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