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British National Championships 2017 -Cardiff & Hunstanton Results

Thanks to the time keeping team providing the results for Cardiff & Hunstanton

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Hanseatic Race Kings Lynn – Results 2016

A huge thank you to the organisers and helpers of the Hanseatic race at Kings Lynn, despite the rain on Saturday the weekends racing was yet again a great success. I think everyone who attended the weekends racing will all agree it is a top class event.

Thanks to the time keeping team in providing the results which can be downloaded here

Saturday results HERE

Sunday results HERE

Overall Results HERE

Results – British National Championships Round 1

The British National Championships kicked off the season with the 1st round at Allhallows in Kent . Thanks to Julia Ellis & team for providing the race results . Round 2 is at The Stone Water sports Club May 22nd  Download RESULTS

British National Championships 2016 Round 2 -The Stone Watersports Club

British National Championships 2016 Round 2 -The Stone Watersports Club

20 Apr 2016

The Stone Water Sports Club located on the River Blackwater Essex  are pleased to be holding round 2 of the British Water Ski racing Championships the 22nd May . The full weekend programme can be downloaded HERE


Diamond Race 2016 – Race Pack

Diamond Race 2016 Download the official race pack HERE

2016 BWSW Racing Calendar

Download the 2016 racing calendar HERE


Download the provisional calendar HERE


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.

British Racing Ball 2015

2015 RACING BALL . . .


Please see attached the booking form for the 2015 Racing Ball. The ball will be held on Saturday 21st November 2015 at Whitehall Suite, Parc Hotel, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3UD.

Weston Race Pack

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Water Skiing Mourns One of Its Greatest Champions Andy Mapple OBE

Water Skiing Mourns One of Its Greatest Champions  Andy Mapple OBE

24 Aug 2015

It is with great sadness that we hear of the tragic and untimely death of Andy Mapple, one of Great Britain’s greatest, best known and best loved water-skiers. Andy was an inspiration to most and a friend to all – he will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences go out to his family at this difficult time.

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.

Europe Cup Eguzon – Bulletin

Europe Cup Eguzon – Bulletin

13 Jul 2015

Thanks to Nicolas Le Flohic sending the final updated bulletin

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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

Diamond Race 2015 – Results

Download the 2015 Diamond Race Results HERE

Race Bulletin Europe Cup Geel

Download the full race bulletin for Geel  HERE

For Sale – 2010 Cyclone Thunder F1 Inboard

For Sale – 2010 Cyclone Thunder F1 Inboard

16 Jun 2015

2010 Cyclone Thunder F1 Inboard, Approx. 650hp Patrick Klaus built Big Block fuel injected V8, Imco SCX drive, belly and bow tank, new upholstery 2014, completely refurbished (wiring and plumbing) one season ago. C/W race prepared prop, trailer and full cover.

Results – Round 3 2015 British National Championships

Thanks to Cathy Bird for providing the race results from Round 3 at Lyme Regis

Download HERE

Results – British Championships Round 2

Round 2 of the British Championships were held at Allhallows Download the results HERE

17TH May Allhallows 2nd round British National Championships

17TH May Allhallows 2nd round British National Championships Download the race information HERE

Lyme Regis National Race Pack

Round 3 British National Championships Lyme Regis Download the race pack HERE

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

More 2015 Club Marine Southern 80 Information

est50bannerThis year’s Southern 80 will see new and old ski racers travel to Echuca / Moama to ‘chew the fat’ of what would have been, could have been and what should of happened, some with an element of truth and lots of it with embellishment. This is the 50th year since water ski racing started on the Murray River in Echuca / Moama and it promises to be some exciting action on and off the water.
Saturday morning in Hare Street Echuca will be a sea of people and boats, in the Total Tools Street Display. Hare street between Darling and Anstruther streets will be blocked off, so that people can get up close and personal with the boats and the teams. There will be merchandise on sale, jumping castle for the kids and an outside broadcast from Classic Rock.
Saturday 7th February will see all the social classes leave from 5 mile reserve in Moama and head to the finish line. Note that this is a change in the course, from previous years. There is an exclusive river closure on for the weekend. For specific times and locations please refer to our website or NSW Roads & Maritime website.
First away in the social classes is Carlton Dry Racing, starting at 8am. There are a range of classes in the morning session, including Juniors, 60mph and 70mph classes (the biggest fields for the event). Finishing up the morning’s racing will be the disabled with Alex Handley, Lincoln Budge & Tyler Tannenberg. Following them will the twenty one, Under 10 skiers, the up and coming stars of our sport.
The Victorian Barefoot Club will be providing some entertainment on the water during the break in the ski racing action, so make sure that you catch their skills on water.
You can then also go and visit the Heritage Boat Display which includes some 20 plus boats from a range of years of the Southern 80. Boats such as Island Cooler, Action, Mr Walker. Greg Houston’s Stinga, the Connelly hull which won the race outright in 2007. Recovery , a past winner. Chief, with it’s amazing paint job and many others. Have a wander and look at the boats under the big Marquee – look at video footage from the 80, 90’s and 2000’s on the screens. Chat with past and current ski racers as they mull over their achievement in the Southern 80 from the past and who is going to win in the future.
At 2pm on Saturday – the serious stuff happens on the water. The Beechworth Bakeries Bakers Blitz. First away is Superman, who has won 3 Classic races so far this season – Bridge to Bridge, Grafton Bridge to Bridge and the Hawkesbury 120. Can they get their 4th Classic race for the season? Following them will be Wild Thing, who have stepped up to Superclass this year. They are last year’s Southern 80 winner, a feat which they did from the unlimited class. Can they make it two in a row? Third away will be the reliable and eight time winner of the Southern 80 – Hellrazor. The other boats in Superclass include Merc Force, Sapphire, The Mistress and Top Gun.
Following the Beechworth Bakeries Bakers Blitz will be the President’s Dash, here the top twenty three boats after Superclass are on the water. First away in this class is 99 Psycho Clowns driven by local Jessica Pearse, she will lead the way for Thundernuts, Pigs Arsenal, Temper, Stinga F1 and the rest of the Presidents Dash field.
Following the Baker Blitz & Presidents Dash will see the older skiers of the sport compete in the Veterans and Senior Social classes and do not think that they just amble down the river!!

Sunday sees all the expert classes in the water and running the full course from Torrumbarry to Echuca. The finishing order of the Baker Blitz & Presidents determines the starting order for those boats on Sunday afternoon. At the end of the weekend we will know who takes out the crown for the 2015 Club Marine Southern 80.
Plenty of action to see at Victoria Park Boat Ramp. You can purchase tickets & programs online at Entry to the Victoria Park compound is $20 per day or $30 for a weekend pass.
Programs are now available in Echuca / Moama and the s80 Ski race app will be available by the 1st February on iTunes or Google play for $2.49  We will announce via our Facebook page when the app is available.

For further information about the 2015 Club Marine Southern 80 please contact the Moama Water Sports Club on 03 54806754 or

2015 Club Marine Southern 80


s80LogoTrans50 years ago a water ski race was held on the Murray River called the Echuca Cup, over those 50 years that race has evolved into what we know today as the Southern 80 water ski race, the biggest Water Ski Race in the World.

The 2015 Club Marine Southern 80 is to take place on the 6th, 7th & 8th February 2015 in the towns of Echuca and Moama.

There have been 522 entries received for the event, which will see over 260 boats and over 900 competitors descend on the towns of Echuca & Moama. Along the competitors, thousands of spectators flock to the river to watch the Biggest Water Ski Race in the world.

The event starts on the Friday 6th February at the Kerribee Sound Shell on the Cobb Highway in Moama at 7am. Here many of the boats and teams competing in the 2015 Club Marine Southern 80 will be on display, so that the general public can get up close with boats and marvel at their intricate and captivating paintwork, spotlessly clean and big engines and chat with the team members themselves about their successes on the 124 bends which make up the course of the 2015 Club Marine Southern 80.

At the Breakfast with the stars, there will be an opportunity for the kids to get poster signings from some of their favourite ski racing stars and stars of the future. Andy Smith & Peter Thompson the crew from last year’s winner Wild Thing will be there, along with 8 time winner of the Southern 80 Mark Cranny. Karen Pet one of the two female drivers in the Presidents Dash, will be there. Lloyd Woolman an Echuca local and current Australian under 19 champion along with Brian Griffin from the Blazen crew & Jake Clancy from Sonic Boats will be attendance. Beechworth Bakery will be providing breakfast for purchase.

Saturday and Sunday, will see the action move to Victoria Park, Echuca, the finish line area for the 2015 Club Marine Southern 80. Gates open at 7.30am with tickets now available online at for $20 a day pass or $30 a weekend pass. Children under 14 are free. If you would like to partake in the corporate tent there are also tickets for this area available online. Bring along the family for a great day out, there is no BYO and No Dogs.

The highlight of the Victoria Park area this year, will be the Heritage Boat Display. Here a range of boats and characters from past Southern 80 events will be on display. Do you remember Island Cooler, who won the event in 1989 & 1990? The paint work on this boat has been lovingly restored by its current owner Col Willougby. Mr Walker a triple rig, although not having won the Southern 80 in its time, was a marvel of its era with the 3 Mercury engines on the Connelly hull. One of the many characters of the sport from the 80’s was Mick Zukanovic with his boat Action. This has been dusted off and will also be on display with many other boats from the 70’s 80’s till present day. There will be displays of past trophies, t-shirts and video highlights from over the years to view in the area, along with some of the stars and characters to catch up with.

The Victoria Park area is well catered with food, drink and other stalls such as merchandise and boat displays. Kids also have their own play area, where for $10 per day they can ride the bucking bull, have their face painted and participate in the many kids activities on offer.

Mark the date (6th, 7th & 8th February 2015) in your calendar as the place to be.

For further information about the 2015 Club Marine Southern 80 please contact the Moama Water Sports Club on 03 54806754 or


British National Overall Championship Points

Download the final overall points for the 2014 British National Championships. Out of the 7 venues the last race at Weston Super Mare was cancelled due to bad weather

Congratulations to all teams that competed in the Championships

Final 2014 Individual Points 2014 – 4from6

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



50 years since the first ski race on the Murray River at Echuca

It is 50 years since the first running of a ski race on the Murray River in 2015.  The original event has led to what we now know as the Southern 80. The 2015 Club Marine Southern 80 is to take in on February 6th, 7th & 8th.  There are some exciting changes in place for next year’s event.


Saturday’s racing will involve a tribute to the many legends of our sport of water ski racing and specifically the Southern 80 Ski Race.  The details are yet to be finalised but we will be posting information as it becomes available on our website or our Facebook page


As part of our displays highlighting the 50 years since ski racing took place on the Murray River in Echuca / Moama, we are looking for any memorabilia from ski racing and the event over the past 50 years.  If you have something that you believe is worth sharing before and during next year’s event, please contact our secretary Betty McCoomb on 03 54806754 or via We will be looking to borrow the memorabilia from late December 2014 to Late February 2015.


To coincide with the 2015 event there are some new changes to the format of the racing over the weekend.  All of the Saturday’s racing will start from 5 mile reserve in Moama and head to the finish line at Victoria Park.  The logistics and manpower required to provide two start lines with the number of competitors wishing to compete in the Saturday events has stretched the Moama Water Sports Club resources over the past couple of years.  Hence the decision has been made to have all the events on Saturday start at the one venue  – 5 mile reserve Moama.  The classes and start order for the Saturday events include:


  • Unlimited Inboard Social
  • Unlimited Outboard Social
  • 5.2 & 6 Litre Social
  • SMOC Social
  • Stock 6 Litre Social
  • Open Women’s Social
  • 200HP Social
  • Junior Social
  • Sub Junior Social
  • 70 mph Social
  • 60 mph Social
  • Disabled
  • Tadpoles
  • Beechworth Bakeries Bakers Blitz – to start around 1.30pm
  • Presidents Dash
  • Veterans
  • Senior Social



Sunday Racing will be the same as in previous years with the addition of a new class called Super Social.  This will be one class for all those social skiers wishing to compete in the full course of the event.  This will be first class away on the Sunday.  Sunday racing will run the full course of the Southern 80 from Torrumbarry to Echuca.


Details are still being finalised and we will notify via our website and Facebook as they are implemented.  Entry forms for the 2015 Club Marine Southern 80 will be available from our website December 2014, closing on Wednesday 31st December 2014.

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 Club Marine Southern 80

2014 Club Marine Southern 80

15 Jan 2014

It’s that time of year again where the towns of Echuca and Moama have their busiest weekend, with crowds flocking to the banks of the mighty Murray River to watch the 49th Annual Club Marine Southern 80 Water Ski Race, held February 7th, 8th and 9th. This year there are 595 entries over the weekend, with a total of 301 boats entered into the huge range of classes.

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.

2013 Barrie Beehag Ski Race

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The Barrie Beehag Water Ski Race is coming up again fast! Competitors will race from Deep Creek Marina to Torrumbarry Weir and back on Saturday 16th November.

The race is held in Echuca on the Murray River, as a memorial race for Barrie Beehag. Barrie a founding member of the Moama Water Sports Club, also a life member, sadly passed away from cancer in 2006. To give back to the community, all funds raised are donated to Echuca Regional Health, in the Oncology Department.

Food & Drinks will be available at the start/finish area and at Torrumbarry Boat Ramp during the turnaround. Merchandise, face painting, jumping castle and a great shady area to watch the racing will be at Deep Creek Marina for spectators and teams.

Entry is $2 per person or $5 per family. Official race programs will be available for $5, they can be brought now from Newsagents in Echuca & Moama.

Competitor briefing, breath testing and pick up, of Race Safe tag is at the top of the boat ramp – Deep Creek Marina from 7am. Briefing at 7.30am, with racing starting at approximately 10am.

All boats will leave Deep Creek Marina in 1 minute intervals for the journey to Torrumbarry Weir.  The first boat away will be Burnin, last years overall winner towing skiers Andrew Griffin and Richard Souwer, can they beat their time of 22:53?  The last boat away is Heat from the Junior Boys / Girls class, they are towing Emma Wymer and Taryn Reid.

Once all boats have been accounted for the teams at Torrumbarry Weir, they will then return  in order of finish time from back to Deep Creek.  Whilst the turnaround occurs, at Deep Creek Marina there will be a water ski show provided by Southern Waters Show Ski Team.

Presentation will be held later on that afternoon at Deep Creek Marina, be sure to had down there to catch all the action!

Please note there will be a River Closure:

Saturday 16th November – Fraser Road Boat Ramp to Torrumbarry Weir

 6.30am to 5.00pm


Come and join our family day out and help support the local communities, with fun activities for the kids and great viewing area for the racing!

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.

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.

Worlds Timetable


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.

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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Cotton wins F2 Championship, Campbell on Track


26th January 2013

Newcastle skier Daniel Cotton has wrapped up the Formula 2 title in the Australian Water Ski Racing Championship, winning his fifth straight race to maintain his perfect record in the series.

It wasn’t all smooth sailing for the hometown racer, skiing behind Team 50, in the testing conditions.

After qualifying on pole position for the F2 Class, Cotton began eking out a lead over his closest challenger in the race, Ben Hackett (99 Psycho Clowns F2).

However, just after half distance Cotton became unwrapped from his harness – a dire scenario in such conditions.

Miraculously, Cotton hung on for two full laps of the 4.5km course and maintained his lead, before he was able to wrap the harness back behind him again on the final lap.

It was a manful performance from the man that has dominated his class this series.

In the Women’s F2 class, World Champion Leanne Campbell (Tuff N Ruff) extended her points lead by three, to nine points over Chelsea Blight by winning her fourth race out of five.

Campbell only needs to finish tomorrow’s finale to claim the F2 Women’s Championship.

Trudi Stout is another that has dominated her Class in this year’s championship. The Twenty Four team skier has now won all five races in the F1 Women’s Class and wrapped up her championship at the last round in Geelong, Victoria.

The final day of the Nautilus Marine Australian Water Ski Racing Championship will see some of the world’s best ski racers throwing it all on the line tomorrow to try and claim their share of the $60,000 prize pool.

Racing runs from 9:30am to 4pm on Newcastle Harbour.

F2 Men Results, Race 5 of 6:

1)      Daniel Cotton, Team 50

2)      Ben Hackett, 99 Psycho Clowns F2

3)      Steven Robertson, Thunderbird

F2 Men, Standings after Race 5 of 6:

1)      Daniel Cotton, Team 50, 125 points

2)      Ben Hackett, 99 Psycho Clowns Racing, 100 points

3)      Justin Cadden, XXX Racing, 82 points

F1 Women, Results Race 5 of 6:

1)      Trudi Stout, Twenty Four

2)      Maddison Boyer, Recoverys Reflection

F1 Women, Standings after Race 5 of 6:

1)      Trudi Stout, Twenty Four, 125 points

2)      Maddison Boyer, Recoverys Reflection, 66 points

F2 Women, Results Race 5 of 6:

1)      Leanne Campbell, Tuff N Ruff

2)      Chelsea Blight, Shamick Racing

3)      Kelsey Feros, Nutcracker

F2 Women, Standings after Race 5 of 6:

1)      Leanne Campbell, Tuff N Ruff, 122 points

2)      Chelsea Blight, Shamick Racing, 113 points

3)      Kelsey Feros, Nutcracker, 60 points



Wade Bennett’s YouTube Australian Ski Racing Movie Channel hits 250,000 views

My Youtube channel ( My i.d. is ” Badlad77 ” ) has clocked over 250,000 views !

Thanks to everyone that has supported the page and of course watched my movies.

I’m up to a total of 332 movies on there now and they range from Old School stuff from 1989 onwards to today.

I have tried to include individual skiers names to the Tags on each applicable movie to help potential sponsors to find footage of you.

If there is a movie of you that I’ve shot and there is no tag, please let me know and I can add it easily.

I’m also able to load unlimited timed movies on my channel, so if you have a movie longer than 20 minutes, feel free to send it to me @

Dont forget to subscribe to my channel, to see the latest movies as they hit the net !

Australian Ski Racing and Marathon Titles Entry Forms and Details.

The Australian Titles will be held at Lake Charm in VIctoria, on Friday 11 – Sunday 13 January 2013 and will be hosted by Ski Racing Victoria.

Click for a full listing of the Schedule with notes and for a copy of the registration form @ the SRA website @

A different format will be running this year with the event being held over a 3 day weekend.

** Entries close Wednesday 2nd January 2013.

Entry Form and Schedule of Events are available to download, also from the SRV website.

Entries can be submited by:

Mail: SRV Secretary , PO Box 2017, West Essendon, VIC. 3040
Fax: 03 8616 9337
Scan and email:

Please ensure that you have read the notes on the entry form as to the numbers of classes you can enter, the costs, late fees and briefings.

Skiers may nominate in one Age Division (i.e. Age & or Open), Social Men or Women, One Engine class
and One Marathon Class.

Raceday Registration period from 7:30am until 8:30am each day when all competitors for the day are
required to attend for brethalysing and skier helmets will be checked.

A Roster system will be put in place to assist with running of the event. All people entered will be added to the roster and expected to help out when required. Please check the website for the roster Wednesday prior to the event to find out when you are rostered on. If you can’t volunteer during the allocated time you will be expected to find a replacement or you will not race. By entering you accept this condition of entry.

* Facebook event page @

2012 Sydney Bridge To Bridge Champions

Congratulations to Team Hell on another great Sydney Bridge To Bridge win on the weekend making it 3 in a row

Round 1 of the Nautilus Marine Ski Racing Championship – Australia

Round 1 of the Nautilus Marine Ski Racing Championship was held at Redcliffe, QLD on the 14th & 15th September.
Here is a snippet of some of the action

HellRazor wins the Hi-Tec Oils Hawkesbury 120 – Full Report


The first race of the 2012-2013 Super Series’ was an action packed success, with close racing in all classes all weekend and lots of record times absolutely obliterated.

The Sydney Sun gods were smiling, rewarding competitors with smoother water and low winds.

The race program introduced a few different skiers & boat combinations for this season, as well as some brand spanking new boats, never seen raced before.

As such the gossip on the bank was running in overdrive. Who would it be that takes it out ?

The Sackville Shootout, a 33km race for Sunday’s pole positions, from Sackville to Windsor, was a race that came down to a 1 second gap over the finish line between last year’s winner Superman and Queensland’s Blazen towing current F2 World Champion Grant Turner and Nth Qld’s Mark Weaver.

Stepping up into Super Class, after a few years of domination in the Unlimited Inboard class, was Darren Stewart and his super quick boat Agitator. Towing Kris Knights and Justin Cadden, the guys really kept the front 2 boats honest, finishing just 16 seconds back, beating their Unlimited record time by 4 seconds. ..Cant wait to see the new Force in action !

Following in 4th place was Hellrazor, towing Super Class newcomer Jake Tegart and former World Champion Jason ‘Zig’ Walmsley. Sapphire, the Mistress, Hellbent, the B, Elm Street and Top Gun rounded out the top 10 Super Class entrants, all within 1 minute of the winning time.

Saturday morning the racing started from 9am and the Social Class crews raced from Windsor to Sackville and return, followed by the Sackville to Windsor only, Veterans, Juniors and Disabled.

There were a lot of standout performances, with the MOC record being lowered by around a minute by the team from Cyclone Warning. Mitch Mulcahy and Jake Vanzetta also nabbed the race record in the Formula 2 social, behind 99 Psycho Clowns Team 4. Kylee Jones and Stephanie Barens skied their hearts out behind Andy Smith’s brand new Force hull, Wild Thing, to knock around a minute of Kylee (and Ann Procter’s) 2008 record in Womens. The Noosa Heads based team No Fear won and set a new record in the 200hp class.
Sunday dawned, with crowds building quickly, ready for the 9am blast off. Once again there were fantastic, still conditions greeting competitors.

Superman had earned the pole position and the instant the flag dropped, you could see that it was going to be the same ‘catch us if you can’ attitude, as the year before. The Superman skiers, Daniel Graziano and Daniel Cotton were pumped and waving for more almost as soon as they surfaced.

Agitator followed them from the start area with the same gusto, the boat launching out of the water when Darren floored it.
The rest of the crews left with only a few problems and the crowd waited expectedly for the half way mark results to come over the PA.

When the spray settled it was Mark Cranny’s Hellrazor, with a mere 9 seconds over Agitator. Another 30 seconds back was Superman, followed closely by Hellbent and The Mistress, just 1 second apart.

The first of the Unlimited Inboard boats took the next placing, with Stinga, towing Jnr World Champion Jack Houston and superstar Ben Hackett a further 3 seconds back.

The race isn’t all about Super Class and the other classes saw some really quick ½ way efforts, which they hoped to emulate on the way home.

Back at the Start/ Finish line, the crowds were being entertained by some awesome Powerboat races by the UHPBC, as well as checking out the myriad of trade display tents.

With the news that the first boat had left Wisemans Ferry, they quickly returned to a great vantage point on the Marine Stadium banks. The anticipation increased as the commentators updated the crowd as boats passed thru iconic Hawkesbury river marker points.
The racing was as tight as it gets between the crews of Hellrazor and Agitator.

As the crowd surged to the water’s edge, Hellrazor came screaming around the last corner pulling some really big numbers and big trim and looked like they may have the race by the horns. As they slowed after the line the crowd was alerted to another boat appearing around the corner. It was Agitator and Darren and the boys were pulling every last bit of horsepower out of the mighty PFM motor !

Try as they may, it was to be Team Hell’s day though, with the smallest of margins, just 4/100ths of a second separating them after 120kms.

3rd in Super Class went to last year’s winner Superman, followed by The Mistress.

The Unlimited Class was an all the way win for Team Stinga Racing, followed by Andrew Griffin and Richard Souwer behind Burnin’. Andy Smith’s new twin turboed Wild Thing, towed Joel Massey and Jared Coey into 3rd place.

The Under 19 Boys was won by Stalker, towing Jamie Moret and Mitch Horan, even after one of the boys lost their balance doing a bunny hop for the crowd and lost their handles at the start.

The Edge won the 6 Litre class towing Reece Wood and Johnathon Earl, missing the record by just 9 seconds.

A new record was created by the super quick Cyclone Racing 2 in Unlimited Outboard. Towing Aaron Sawtell and Craig Gordon the guys stripped a massive 7 minutes off the previous record time.

8 Litre class saw yet another record go in the perfect conditions. Russell Dick and Travis Patterson beating the old mark by 1min 13secs behind Quick Decision.

Running Riot, towing Shane Bru and Steve Beatie took out the MOC class title with an emphatic win, as did Labdance in SMOC class towing Peter Hunter & Shaun Thomas.

Formula 2 class won by the quick Speedmaster boat, Masterstroke. Glenn Campbell towing two Australian 2011 Worlds team members in Kylee Jones and Trudi Stout to a new record.

Interestingly F2 was the fastest of the MOC, SMOC and F2 classes.

The crew from Brute Force won the Stock 6 Litre division convincingly, with a great ski by Brent Whitelaw & Adam Gulliver.
In a hotly contested under 16 boys, Se7en took the honours towing Jack Harrison and Jesse Burns.

The Open Womens class was won by current F2 Womens World Champion Leanne Campbell and 2 x World Champion Tania Teelow, behind Nick Feros’s Prima Donna in 55:53mins.

NSW Boat of the year, Shotgun, towed current Jnr girls World Champion Kelsey Feros and Danielle Coyte to a great victory in the Under 19 girls class, while Crystal Gordon and Jessica Smith paved the way to a win in the Under 16 Girls class behind Raicey.

The 200hp division is always a hotly contested class and this year again it did not disappoint.
Messy Racing, Tony Mithen’s quick little green Victorian LabSport boat came home nearly 3 minutes under the record towing Mac Batchelor and Ross Harris. No Fear and Medusa were 2nd and 3rd respectively and were also under the previous record time.

The 70mph class went to The Secret, towing Daniel & Scott Bothamley.

60mph class was won by Burn N Wood towing Qld champ Caroline Linden, alongside Adam Nolan.

Under 13 boys was won by Big Loll, towing Luke Harrison and Carter Robertson and the Under 13 Girls was won by Brooke Hammond and Emma Barnes behind Thunderstruck, with their proud Dad’s in the boat driving and observing. Critta came in 2nd and Mad Ranga in 3rd place.

The Hi-Tec Oils Hawkesbury 120 was a resounding success and the Committee, Volunteers, Judges and all others associated with the event are to be congratulated.

Congratulations to Mark Cranny, Damien Matthews and their champion skiers Jason Walmsley and Jake Tegart on your outright win with Hellrazor. It was especially great to see Jake take out his first ever major river title.

He is testament to how hard work and determination are rewarded in this sport.

** Full results pdf’s are @

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

2012 Hi-Tec Oils Hawkesbury 120 Entries Closing Friday 10th August

The 2012 Hi-Tec Oils Hawkesbury 120 Ski Race, held from the 24th-26th August, looks to be a spectacular start to the 2012-2013 Super Series.

The race is an exciting prelude to the new season, with a lot of new boats and crew set-ups set to go hard in the longest 2 up ski race in the world.

Major sponsors Hi-Tec Oils continue their support of Ski Racing NSW, sponsoring the H120 event and we must thank them for their ongoing support.

Last year’s winner Superman, towing Daniel Graziano and Daniel Campbell, took out the Sackville Sprint, Super Class and the race outright last year in a super quick time of 43:10mins.

In doing that it joined Stinga as the only other 2 time winner of the event. Jason Walmsley, Chris Gelle, Daniel Campbell and Daniel Graziano are all gunning to become the first skiers to win the race outright three times.

Stinga’s record from 2010 of 41:25mins is up for grabs and could quite possibly be taken out by the F21 Force Stinga in the Unlimited Inboard division, towing Ben Hackett and Jack Houston. Others from that class will be keeping them honest though, as it has become one of the most hotly contested classes in ski racing.

Friday sees McDonalds, at McGrath’s Hill, hosting both the registration and the Show and Shine in the huge car park area.

The action Saturday starts early, with the Social Class crews racing to Sackville and return from 9AM. Following them from Sackville, back to Windsor, will be the Veterans, Juniors and Disabled classes.

At 1pm the Sackville Sprint and Open Time Trial, sees both the Super Class and Unlimited crews fighting for pole positions for Sunday, as well as the Time Trial, which, from this year, is open to all competitors to enter and experience.

Sunday morning will see the first boats and skiers leave from 9AM and racing to Wiseman’s Ferry. Once all crews have arrived safely, the turnaround begins for the sprint home at approx 12PM.

Spectators at the Governor Phillip Park stadium at Windsor, will be treated to live racing and demonstrations on both Hydroplane boat racers, as well as the jet powered Mud Boats, while they await the races return leg.
It should be really good fun to watch and experience, so make sure you head to Governor Phillip Park, Windsor for the full gamut of action ! ..starts, finishes and half time entertainment !

Presentations both days for all classes will be at approx 3PM.

We look forward to seeing you there !

For entry Forms and Event Details, please go to

Ken Vaughan Passes away

It is with great sadness to hear that Ken Vaughan has lost his battle with cancer and has passed away the morning of August 3rd. Ken was Race Director of the most famous ski race in the world The Catalina as well as raising funds and organising events for the Catalina Ski Race Children’s Charity

Diamond Race Photos from Robson Pictures

Check out Rob Hark’s superb selection of action captured at last weekend’s Diamond Race in Belgium here


Ski Racing Australia’s calendar for the 2012 / 2013 season has been released, with an exciting combination of Classic River Racing, State Point Score competition and Grand Prix’s.

See the attachment below for a full listing of events, including a breakdown for each state.

The calendar is subject to additions and amendment, World Championship Selection dates will be confirmed for the latter half of 2013 upon the confirmation of a venue and date by the IWWF.

If you have any questions, please email or call 0409 418 791.


Sydney 1 Up Bridge to Bridge Draw

The 1 Up Sydney Bridge to Bridge is on this weekend, coinciding with the annual Power Boat race up the mighty Hawkesbury river.

* Hit the link below to view it.

Bridge to Bridge 1up Draw

Best of luck to everyone this year : )

European Cup – Round 2 Muckendorf Austria Results

Muckendorf was the venue for round 2 of the European Cup. Thanks to the Austrians for a great 2 days of racing

Download the official results

The Stone Watersports Club Ski Event – 6th May 2012

Stone Watersports Club – Just to let you all know a little more about the format. We have 4 races with 6 different classes. The classes are 2Up Open, U14s, Novice, U18s, Womans Open, Mens Open. These can be seen on the PDF document posted on about the e…vent. The top 6 boats in each race will score points, the highest total point boat of the day will win a cash prize! If your a skier but havent got a boat, we will find you one. The same if you have a boat but no skier. We Look forward to seeing as many boats as possible in each race and newcomers to the sport in the novice class.

Ski Racing Australia now on Youtube

Ski Racing Australia have opened a Youtube account and have been adding heaps of interviews and races.
Subscribe today to receive the latest movie uploads.

Click here to check out Ski Racing Australia's page

Speedweek Club Marine Southern 80 (Sunday) show, now online to view

After a long wait the Speedweek Club Marine Southern 80 special (the Sunday show) is available to view @

The Beechworth Bakeries Bakers Blitz 2012 is also there to view.

The Hellrazor team takes out the GTS Mildura 100

Congratulations to the team of Hellrazor for their win in the 40th Anniversary of the Mildura 100 – this years GTS Mildura 100. The team of Mark Cranny, Damien Matthews, Peter Proctor & Chris Gelle won in a time of 33.47

Full results can be found on the Mildura Web site Mildura Ski Club

2012 Ski Racing NSW 1 Up Bridge to Bridge entries now open ! ..Dont miss the cut off !

Sunday the 27th May 2012 heralds the 76th running of the Bridge to Bridge Power Boat Race on the picturesque Hawkesbury River.

The Upper Hawkesbury Power Boat Club will again host the historic Power Boat event and have asked Ski Racing NSW to be a part of the event by holding the Ski Racing NSW 1 Up Bridge Ski Race.

This year we have been limited to a total of 120 ski race boats.

Although we are limited to 120 starters all SRA members not running the ski race are invited to run the Power Boat Race with the UHPBC.
The UHPBC will issue a day licence for all SRA members who wish to run their boat up the river and this can be done with or without an observer.

Unfortunately we are not able to include skiers from the Under 10’s classes in any class of racing for this event.

As in previous years the Ski Racing will commence once the power boats have completed their event, with a proposed start time somewhere around 11am at Brooklyn .

The start of the Ski Race will be as per previous years with ‘Grid Starts in classes’ the order of the day, so each class can ‘fight it out’ in side by side action.

The event attracts some of the fastest ski racing boats in the Country and will provide another great spectacle to see if our guys can beat the times laid down by the power boaters.

** Entries close Thursday 3 rd May, 2012 unless the quota is filled before this date.
Entries will be accepted in a date logged order.

** Remember that we are limited this year to no more than 120 boats to compete in the 1 Up Ski Race.

Entry fee $230.00

Come along and compete !

Enquiries to Mark Jamison Mob: 0417 656392

Forward Entries by one of the following:
Mail: SRNSW Race Entries, 39 Farrer St , PARKES NSW, 2870
OR by Fax (02) 6863 4697
OR Email:

Important 1 Up Bridge to Bridge and Ski Racing NSW Calendar changes

**IMPORTANT Bridge to Bridge 1up & NSW Calender changes**

Due to a number of changes to the 2012 NSW racing calendar, please find below the updated calendar of events for the remainder of the season.
At last week’s NSW committee meeting the following amendments were made:

Bridge to Bridge 1up – Change of Date

Due to a predicted king tide on the Hawkesbury during the week leading up to the 1up Bridge, SRA has removed the sanction for 6 May.
Ski Racing NSW in conjunction with the Upper Hawkesbury Power Boat club would like to announce that the new date for the 2012 Bridge to Bridge 1up will be 27 May.

Entry Forms will be available on the NSW website

*** Please check the new calender carefully.***

1 April – Wisemans Ferry

AM: Series Race round 4 2up race only – Entries close 29 March
– Entry forms are available from NSW Website
PM: Washed out races from Series Race round 2
– Entries will be carried forward from Round 2.

Please advise if any of these entries need to be amended.

28 & 29 April – Wisemans Ferry

Combined State Titles and Series Race round 4 (1up races only).
All points accrued during the races will go towards the 2011/12 pointscore.
State Titles entries received prior to the washout will be carried forward to this date.
Please advise if any of these entries need to be amended.

12 & 13 May – Wisemans Ferry

Series Race round 5

27 May – Bridge to Bridge 1up

2012 Southern 80 Bakers Blitz & President’s Invitational now online to view

The 1st of the Club Marine Southern 80 shows, covering the Beechworth Bakeries Baker’s Blitz and the Fearless President’s Invitational are now available to view on the Speedweek website.

Check out all of the action from this years sprint for pole positions !

Commentated by Dave Bishop and Troy Kennedy, this show also shows the incredible images of Blazen’ burning, and The Syndicate losing their rudder from previous years.

Brace yourself for the 100mph+ fall by Daniel Shipp !!

Click here to watch !

Pics –

Team Profile 2012 Club Marine Southern 80 – Top Gun

Top Gun

Picture from Ultimate Image Capture

What class are you competing in: Bakers Blitz & Veterans

Hull: 21 foot Connelly

Motor: 570 CI, Twin Turbo

Driver: Russell Lewis

Observer: Clifford Bamford

Skiers: James Buser & Mark Weaver

Achievements in 2011 – 2012 season so far: 3 races, 3 fourths

Webpage: Top Gun Ski Racing

What is the most challenging aspect of the Southern 80? Getting to the end safely

What do you love the most about the Southern 80 – that makes you keep coming back? Great ski racing weekend event,the town really provides great hospitality,but more importantly we want to win the race.

Where is the team from: Picton NSW, Port McQuarie NSW, Belconnen ACT and Cairns Qld.

Who do you think will win the 2012 Club Marine Southern 80? Top Gun



Team Profile 2012 Club Marine Southern 80 – Wet N Wild

Wet ‘ N ‘ Wild

What class are you competing in?: Social women, Open Women, Disabled
Hull: Cyclone
Motor: 300xs Mercury
Driver: Peter Woolman
Observer: Jason McKenzie
Skiers: Zoe Stratton, Stephanie Barens, Sophie Woolman

  • Bryan Manning Signs Echuca
  • Advanced Installations & Fabrications
  • Facebook: Wet N Wild Ski Race Team
    Where is the team from? Echuca
    Who do you think will win the 2012 Club Marine Southern 80? Blazen – Noel Griffin

    Water Ski Racer Paper Aust – Invitation for Vale Tribute messages to Stephen Robertson

    Gail, from the Aussie ‘Water Ski Racer’ newspaper, has offered ski racers a chance to submit their Vale messages for Stephen Robertson to be included in the up coming edition.

    There is to be a special Tribute to Stephen in that issue.

    The next edition deadline for the Aussie ‘Water Ski Racer’ newspaper is closing on Dec 02.

    Please submit them to Gail on the following address,


    2011 Barrie Beehag Ski Race

    The Barrie Beehag ski race is all set to explode onto the Murray River on Saturday 19th November 2011.
    The race was not held last year due to a high river on the Murray – so the team of Blazen are all set to tackle the Mighty Murray in the ‘new Blazen’. The ‘old’ Blazen was destroyed by fire during the running of the 2011 Club Marine Southern 80. The team showing the true fighters that they are, will be back to defend their time of 23:16 set in the 2009 event. The team of driver Noel Griffin with observer Bernie Simpson and skiers Chris Stout and Stephen Robertson (current World Men’s Champion and the 2001 World Men’s Champion) are set to take control of the event from the prior winners of Hellbent and Hellrazor.
    Hellrazor and Hellbent are both entered in the Superclass event with Mark Cranny driving Hellrazor, Damien Matthews will be in the observer’s seat, whilst Peter Proctor and Daniel Campbell will be skiing out the back.
    Hellbent will be driven by Marcus Cranny (son of Mark) with Graham French in the observers seat and skiers Chris Gelle and local Echuca skier Steven Morley.
    The event kicks off with the Competitors briefing at Deep Creek Marina at 7.30am. From there the boats and crews are placed in the water with an approximate start time of 10am.
    First to leave will be Superclass competitors with Blazen leading the way – Hellrazor will then lead the rest of the field which leave at 1 minute intervals. There are 9 entries in the Superclass field – a new class this season to this event.130 boats are entered in this event, with the last boat to leave Deep Creek Marina at 12:09pm
    The boats and crews have travelled mainly from Victoria and New South Wales for the event. The oldest competitor will be the Superclass driver of Blazen – Noel Griffin. The oldest male skier is Noel Cartledge, whilst the oldest female skier is Vicki Shipp. The youngest skier is Blaze Branson who is 10.
    The biggest class of the day is 6 Litre Inboard with 20 entries, whilst the 60mph class has 15 entries and 70 mph has 12 entries.
    The river is closed to all users from 7am from the Fraser Road boat ramp to the Torrumbarry Weir for the day.
    Once all the boats have reached Torrumbarry Weir and have been accounted for (around 3 ½ hours). The boats will be sent back to the Deep Creek Marina.
    On the NSW side, Deep Creek Marina is the place to be. Entry to the Deep Creek Marina area will be by $2 per person or $5 per family. Food and drinks will be available onsite. Activities for the kids at Deep Creek Marina include Lucky Dips, face painting and a plaster fun.
    At Torrumbarry Weir, which is the turnaround point, the Gunbower Lions Club will be providing food and refreshments for competitors and spectators.
    During racing, results will be updated via the Southern 80 twitter –
    The event is conducted by the Moama Water Sports Club in conjunction with Murray Rivers Edge and Deep Creek Marina Hotel.
    The 2012 Club Marine Southern 80 is to take place on 10th, 11th & 12th February 2012 Entry forms for this event will be available online at from Friday 18th November These entries close on Friday 30th December 2011.
    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.

    Draw for the Feros Hotel Group Bridge to Bridge now online

    The draw for the Feros Hotel Group Bridge to Bridge is up @

    Click Here

    Go to ‘Bridge to Bridge’, then hit the ‘Draw’ button, on the site.

    The NSW Water Ski Federation, in conjunction with The Feros Hotel Group, are proud to present this year’s iconic 50th Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Classic on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th November 2011.

    From its humble beginnings in 1961 when 20 boats took part in the race and the boat Yogi Bear won the race in a time of 1hr33mins, we now see boats from all over Australia and competitors from all over the world try to break the current record time of 38mins.57sec.

    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!

    Aussie Ski Racers show how to dig deep for Misty. 1 week left until the H120 to donate !

    We have started to help a very sick little 3 year old girl called Misty, in the Hawkesbury Region, who has Cancer, but to do even more we need your help ! … By next weekend’s Hawkesbury 120.

    As we all know, this is a very long, expensive fight for life and Misty’s Family are looking down the barrel of losing their Family home.

    Our very own Ski Racing NSW practical joker, Dave Coldy, originally offered to fore-go his flowing locks at the Mercury Marine H120 ski race, but only at a price!

    He wouldn’t do it for less than $5000 !
    Guess what ?!..
    The warm hearted generosity of Ski Racers, has so far raised $8070 !!

    We now ask your help to hit the magic $10,000 number and double, (or even triple ??) our original target, before the H120, in a week’s time !

    Please continue to help show that we aren’t just people that race up and down the River, we care about our community as well.

    If you can help this happen, please call Kevin Boylan on
    M: 0409 367 251
    H: 4579 9304
    or email and lets see Misty and her Family’s lives made easier, to fight this battle for life.

    Please keep the love coming !

    Let’s blow them away @ the H120 when they are presented with the proceeds.

    Here is the list of generous people who are contributing to Misty’s fundraiser so far.

    Thanks to all !

    Please call Boylo on
    M: 0409 367 251 H: 4579 9304
    and add yourself to the pledge list that he’s compiling.

    1. Boylo $100.00

    2. Kelly Bickerton $100.00

    3. Lumpy $150.00

    4. Matt Jones $200.00

    5. Dave Langham $100.00

    6. Wayne Harrison $250.00

    7. Rob Brooks $200.00

    8. Rowen Smith $200.00

    9. Gary Hayes $200.00

    10. Greg Houston $200.00

    11. Matt Wastle $100.00

    12. Shane Crook $100.00

    13. Danny Cropper $100.00

    14.Steve Wallace $100.00

    15.Mick & Vanessa $100.00

    16.Craig Turner $100.00

    17. Hawkesbury Radio $250.00

    18. Pat Long and Family $200.00

    19. Mick & Maureen Cardwell $100.00

    20. James Bigeni $200.00

    21. Wendy Feros $100.00

    22. Trent Eastgate $100.00

    23. Graham Keys $100.00

    24. Steve Greentree $200.00

    25. Peter Hunter $100.00

    26. Water Ski Racing NSW First Aid $100.00

    27. Mark Jordan $500.00

    28. Nathan Miller $100.00

    29 Team Target $150.00

    30. Tim & Chris Dominguez $ 50.00

    31. Troy & Ann Kennedy $100.00

    32. Peter & Ann Moret $100.00

    33. Darren Wells $200.00

    34. Murray & Dee Hackett $100.00

    35. Mark and Sharon Jamison $100.00

    36. Cassell Marine $500.00

    37. TR MarineWorld $100.00

    38. Phillip McDonnell $100.00

    39. Les Sheather $100.00

    40. Stephen Sheather $20.00

    41. Craig Kilby $ 50.00

    42. Craig & Katrina Wood $100.00

    43. Daniel McMahon & Team Psycho Clown $500.00

    44. Brian & Kerrie Nutley $200.00

    45. Garry Murphy Superman 2 $100.00

    46. John Robertson & Family (Priv)

    47. Teggart Family $ 100.00

    48. Vicki Hargraves $ 50.00

    49. ??? YOU ??

    Photos of Cardiff European Cup Racing

    Rob Harks has a great portfolio of shots from this month’s 5th and final round of the European Cup series in Cardiff.

    You can see the full selection here

    Your challenge..Dave Coldy to be Shaved Bald, if we hit the $5000 mark by the H120

    Let’s make “COLDY’S” head a queue ball for charity @ the H120 !

    There is a very sick little 3 year old girl called Misty, in the Hawkesbury Region, who has Cancer.
    As we all know, this is a very expensive fight for life and Misty’s Family are looking down the barrel of losing their Family home.

    We have decided to help, but to do that, we need your help !

    Our very own Ski Racing NSW practical joker, Dave Coldy, will fore-go his flowing locks at the Mercury Marine H120 ski race, but only at a price !

    He wont do it for less than $5000 ! He reckons that he’s safe.. reckons that you guys wont dip into your pockets HA ! LET’S CALL HIS BLUFF !!
    …we have raised $ 2500 after just 1 radio show, but need your help to hit the magic number before the H120 !

    If you can help this happen, call Kevin Boylan on
    M: 0409 367 251
    H: 4579 9304
    or email and lets see Coldy shine !

    ** We only have two weeks ! Let’s dig deep for Misty and make Coldy into a Chrome Dome @ the H120 race weekend ! … you know you want to see it !! haha

    Here is the list of generous people who are contributing to Misty’s fundraiser so far. Thanks to all !

    Please call Boylo on
    M: 0409 367 251 H: 4579 9304
    and add yourself to the pledge list that he’s compiling.

    1. Boylo $100

    2. Kelly Bickerton $100

    3. Lumpy $150

    4. Matt Jones $200

    5. Dave Langham $100

    6. Wayne Harrison $250

    7. Rob Brooks $200

    8. Rowen Smith $200

    9. Gary Hayes $200

    10. Greg Houston $200

    11. Matt Wastle $100

    12. Shane Crook $100

    13. Danny Cropper $100

    14.Steve Wallace $100

    15.Mick & Vanessa $100

    16.Craig Turner $100

    17. Hawkesbury Radio $250

    18. Pat Long and Family $200.00

    19. Mick & Maureen Cardwell $100.00

    20. James Bigeni $200

    21. Wendy Feros $100.00

    22. Trent Eastgate $100.00

    23. Graham Keys $100.00

    24. Steve Greentree $200.00

    25. Peter Hunter $100.00

    26. Water Ski Racing NSW First Aid $100.00

    27. Mark Jordan $500

    28. Nathan Miller $100

    29 Team Target $150

    30. Tim & Chris Dominguez $ 50.00

    31. Troy & Ann Kennedy $100.00

    32. Peter & Ann Moret $100.00

    33. Darren Wells $200.00

    34. Murray & Dee Hackett $100.00

    35. Mark and Sharon Jamison $100

    36. Cassell Marine $500

    37. ??? YOU ??

    Thanks to everyone that has already donated !


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

    Click here to vote !

    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?

    *source – Sports Pro Media

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    Mercury Marine H120 – Show and Shine Event & Prize details

    Click here for the Show & Shine Flyer


    Come along and show off your Boat & Team on the eve of the Big Race!









    Prizes will be awarded at 5 pm
    There will be great prizes for 2nd & 3rd place too !

    Prestige and wackiness at Catalina Water Ski Race – LA Times

    Link to LA Times story from Catalina 2011

    Link to LA Times Pics from Catalina 2011

    Mercury Racing donate Outboard Motor for World Titles Fundraising

    In a generous and warmly received donation towards the success of the 17th World Water Ski Racing Championships, Mercury Outboards have generously donated an $18,000, 150hp Mercury Optimax Outboard motor, for someone to win !

    There are a maximum of 2000 tickets to go on sale @ only $10 a ticket, or $100 for an entire book of ten.

    The winner of this fantastic prize will be drawn at the World Titles Closing Ceremony on September 18th.

    All proceeds will go towards the running of the World Titles, which are proudly sponsored by the Moreton Bay Regional Council.

    If you would like to help join in the success of Queensland’s 1st ever World Titles and would like to help sell, or indeed purchase some tickets, please contact Eloise Anderson @

    Many of the Australian Team Members also have a book of tickets to sell.

    The 17th World Water Ski Racing Championships will be held @ Pelican Park, Redcliffe, Qld, from the 9th – 18th September.

    For more info and event details please go to

    Eguzon – French Team Captain looking for a boat

    If there is anyone who would like to pull Cisse at the European Cup in Eguzon F2 please email or Tel 00 (code) 6 19 57 91 10

    Mercury Marine Hawkesbury 120 Entry Forms & Event Info available here.

    Mercury Marine Australia

    With the end of the 10-11 season still fresh in our minds, it’s onward to the first of the Super Series races for 11-12, the Mercury Marine Hawkesbury 120.

    Mercury Marine Australia have come on board as the Major sponsor of this year’s H120 race, and we cant thank them enough for their support.

    Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th August 2011
    Windsor to Wiseman’s & Return

    T h e L o n g e s t 2 u p R i v e r S k i R a c e C l a s s i c

    With both Saturday and Sunday jam packed with top quality racing, the Sackville Sprint will contest of all the Super Class boats, racing from Sackville to Windsor on Saturday afternoon. Their time will determine the start order for Sunday’s H120 main event.

    An additional 15 boats will be invited to join the sprint to keep the Super Class teams honest and also assist with their start positioning for Sunday’s race.

    It’s guaranteed to be an exciting spectacle not to be missed.

    ***Entries Close 30th July 2011***

    Schedule of Events

    ** Friday

    Team Registration – Pick up Race Packs
    Scruitineering – Only for boats that do not have their SRA Log Book.
    Time: 10:30am to 4:00pm
    Venue: Club House Governor Phillip Park, Windsor

    Friday Night Race Launch
    Time: 3:00pm to 7:00pm then stay for dinner
    Venue: Macquarie Arms Hotel (Windsor) – 120 Race Sponsor
    Nominated Boats on Display
    Merchandise Available
    BRP Product Display
    All Competitors and Spectators Welcome.

    ** Saturday

    Briefing for Social Class Entries
    Time: 7:00am sharp
    Venue: Club House Governor Phillip Park, Windsor

    Saturday Social Class Racing
    Start Time: 9:00am sharp

    Briefing for Veterans and Juniors – 10:30am
    Briefing for Sackville Sprint and invitational Events
    Time: 12:00pm sharp
    Venue: Sackville Gardens

    Saturday Sackville Sprint and Invitational Class Racing
    Start Time: 1:00pm sharp

    Presentation – for all Saturday’s racing
    Time: 3:00pm
    Venue: Governor Phillip Park, Windsor

    ** Sunday

    Briefing for all Competitors
    Time: 7:00am sharp
    Venue: Club House Governor Phillip Park, Windsor

    Sunday Racing

    Ramp Closes 8:00am
    Start Time: 9:00am sharp

    12:00pm Approximate Time set for the return leg from Wisemans Ferry
    Presentation – for all Sunday’s racing
    Time: 300pm
    Venue: Governor Phillip Park, Windsor

    EXPERT – Sunday
    Windsor – Wiseman’s return
    Unlimited Inboard
    Unlimited Outboard
    Under 8 Litre Inboard
    MOC Outboard
    Under 6 Litre Inboard
    Stock 6 Litre Inboard
    SMOC Outboard
    5.2 Ltr I/B & 6 Cyl I/B Expert
    F2 Outboard Expert
    2.5 Litre Outboard Expert
    Open Women’s
    16-19 Boy’s
    16-19 Girl’s
    Junior Boys Under 16’s
    Junior Girls Under 16’s
    Sub Junior Boy’s Under 13’s
    Sub Junior Girl’s Under 13’s
    70 M/ph Class Expert
    60 M/ph Class Expert

    SOCIAL – Saturday
    Windsor – Sackville & return
    Unlimited Inboard Social
    Unlimited Outboard Social
    5.2 & 6 Litre Inboard Social
    MOC Outboard Social
    SMOC Outboard Social
    Stock 6 Litre Inboard Social
    2.5 Litre Outboard Social
    Women’s Social
    6 Ltr M/m 6 Cyl I/B Social
    70 M/ph Social
    60 M/ph Social

    SATURDAY – Sackville to Windsor
    Veterans Over 40’s Expert
    Senior Social
    Tadpoles Under 10’s
    Juniors Under 16’s Social
    Sub Juniors Under 13’s Social

    Sackville Sprint
    SRNSW Inc. Invitational

    ***Entries Close 30th July 2011***

    2011 general entry sheet

    2011 Mercury Marine H120 Entry Form
    2011 Schedule of Events Mercury Marine H120

    Entry Enquiries:
    Kerrie Nutley: 0429 634 697
    or Email

    Further information regarding this event can be found at

    You can submit your entries in one of the following:
    • Send via mail to Ski Racing NSW:
    By Fax: (02) 6863 4697
    • By Email –

    Promotion/ Advertising enquiries:
    Andrew Fyfe Ski Racing NSW 0417 027 842

    Diamond Race 26 June 2011 Viersel

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

    Tweeters & Bloggers Wanted for New News Initiative

    If you tweet about ski racing, you can be part of a new publication that will be serving to the world every day.

    You will need:

    1. Your own Twitter account / and or blog
    2. Good reliable ski racing information

    For more information email with your Twitter ID.

    2011 Club Marine Southern 80 & Baker’s Blitz footage online now !

    The Speedweek 2011 Club Marine Southern 80 & Baker’s Blitz footage is now available to view on their website. Check them out !

    2011 Bakers Blitz

    2011 Club Marine Southern 80

    Ski Racing NSW 2010/2011 Presentation Afternoon Booking Form

    Ski Racing NSW 2010/2011 Presentation Afternoon

    Sackville Gardens, Tizzana Rd, Sackville

    Saturday 25th June

    Presentation at 3pm, followed by Dinner in the Marquee at 6pm

    BYO Drinks / DJ
    Ticket Prices
    Adults $30 Children U/16’s FREE

    Bookings Close 17th June 2011 and are essential.

    Ski Racing NSW 2010/2011 Presentation Afternoon
    BOOKING FORM pdf’s in Word and Adobe.

    To book, download the Booking Form

    2011 SRNSW Presentation Booking form ( Adobe Document )

    2011 SRNSW Presentation Booking form ( Word Document )

    Bookings to Nadia Masonwells
    Post: 1 Wingate Road, McGraths Hill NSW 2756
    Fax: (02) 4577 2833

    Hi Tec Oils 2011 Australian Speed & Marathon Championships Story


    With some fantastic skiing and idyllic Sydney weather to greet the running of the Hi-Tec Oils 2011 Australian Ski Racing Championships, crews really turned up the heat throughout the 4 days of competition.

    The most successful and dominant skiers of the Championships were World Champions Anne Procter (Kennedy) and Jack Houston.

    Anne won 4 National titles, whilst Jack won 3 and the World Selection race in Junior Boys.

    Brent Wisemantel and Andrew Fyfe were stand-outs winning F2, MOC and Unlimited Outboard, as well as the F2 Selection Race, with Tuff-e-Nuff.

    Applauded as a great success by Competitors, Spectators, Judges and Coordinators and Officials, the Wisemans Ferry Ski Grounds were alive with activity all weekend.


    Proceedings occurred on the Friday before the beginning of the National Titles, with skiers and crews vying to increase their coveted World Title Team Selection points.

    With this being at the pointy end of the Selection Events for the 17th World Championships in September on Moreton Bay, they were to make and break some dreams.

    Perfect racing conditions saw firstly, the Open and F2 Women hit the water.

    Lauryn Eagle reverted to the ‘catch me if you can’ race approach behind Darren McGuire’s Superman and it paid off big time. Eventually, by race end, Lauryn had lapped all but 2nd placed Strictly Business, towing Maddi Boyer.
    Leanne Halligan, behind Hellbent, just nudged out Kylee Jones & Merc Force from the 3rd placing, one lap down, but by just 6 seconds.

    In the F2 Women’s class it was tight, race long, between Trudi Stout (Shooter) and Leanne Campbell (Atomic Boats).
    By race end the results were Shooter 1st, Atomic Boats 2nd and Tania Teelow skied brilliantly, whilst recovering from injury, to come in 3rd behind With Envy.
    Chelsea Blight, behind the Victorian crew of Smoke & Mirrors rounded out the top 4 finishers.

    There was a great duel by Jack Houston, Jack Whitton and Jamie Moret, on the Wisemans course in the Junior Boys Selection race.
    Jack Houston, behind his Dad’s Stinga F1, really ran a well calculated race & showed his drive to take out another Junior Boys World Selection race, with his finish time showing a greater than 1 second a lap difference in speed.
    Superman, towed Jack Whitton to a 2nd placing, followed by Jamie Moret, behind Seven and Andrew Griffin behind his Dad Noel’s boat Burnin’.

    Junior Girls was won convincingly by Tayla Wright behind Neville Freeman’s ORSM, despite a starting infringement penalty. Tayla went on to make up a lap on the whole field.

    Kelsey Feros behind Prima Donna held off Rachael Stapleton and Still Sparken’ for the minor placings.

    In the Open Men’s race, there was disaster for the team of Hellbent, towing Peter Procter.

    With the race starting in a 4 man duel between Peter, Chris Stout, Jason Walmsley and Stephen Robertson, Peter was leading by an ever increasing margin and the guys were really wearing down the competition and dictating the race, when Hellbent’s motor gave up the ghost nearing the last minutes of the race. This moved both Christopher Stout and Jason Walmsley up in contention, to start fighting for the lead, instead of what appeared to be accepted minor placings, such was Peter’s lead to that point.

    Stephen Robertson & Firebird, as well as Ben Gulley & Merc Force, soon also succumbed to motor gremlins, with Merc Force left sitting in a huge, expensive, cloud of smoke at the top turn.

    It was left to Stouty and Zig to fight it out to the end, with Stouty grabbing the initiative on the last few laps and building up an 8 second lead that he carried to the line, with Jason 2nd.

    The F2 Men’s race attracted a field of 21 entrants and they didn’t disappoint.
    Daniel Cotton, behind the Brent Wisemantel driven Atomic Boats, really showed their class in this race in some very sloppy water. Team Weaver Racing, towing Mark Weaver and Shooter, with Grant Turner, fought hard, but couldn’t catch this champion crew and were left to fill the minor placings. Pure Velocity, towing Grant Patterson and With Envy, towing Daniel Graziano, were placed next.


    Saturday 9th April, saw the beginning of the Hi Tec Oils National Titles and who better to start with than our pint sized Aussie ski racers, in Under 10 Boys and Girls.

    With a start Chute speed that would scare a lot of adult skiers, the boys all raced to the top turn buoy on the smoother water at lightning speed.

    The girls were next away and most got away cleanly and hit the course ready to race. Some kids were having their first ski at a National Titles and they gave it their all and then some, with anxious Parents cheering them on, on the bank, or out in boats on the course.

    After a race long duel in the Under 10 Boys, it was Luke Harrison behind Big Loll that came in for the win. Luke was just 14 seconds clear of Pop and Me towing Carter Robertson. Kevin Boylan, in Stinga F2, towed his son Michael to a great 3rd place.

    In the Under 10 Girls, Critta towing Milana Long, with her Mum and Dad crewing, had a great win. 2nd place went to Grace Jones; behind Out Numbered and 3rd went to Rachelle King, behind Triple 666 F2.

    All of these kids deserved the big cheer from the crowd, for their gutsy skiing and for the effort each and every one of them put into their own races. They are all winners to us, just for giving it a go.

    The next race saw 13 pumped up F2 boats hit the water, for some seat of your pants action.
    First across the line comfortably, in this star studded race, was Brent Wisemantel’s Tuff e Nuff, towing Daniel Cotton, fresh from his win in F2 the previous day in the World Selection race.
    Grant Wastle, behind Craig Boswell’s With Envy was 2nd and Target, driven by Peter Lewis, towed Grant Turner to a 3rd placing. Chris Stout and Sacrifice & Peter Procter with Pure Velocity filled the next couple of places, in this always close and exciting race.

    Race 3 was Junior Boys, 13-16yrs, sponsored by Kerway Asphalting. Try as he may, behind the new Thundernuts, Lloyd Woolman couldn’t catch a flying Jamie Moret and Seven. 3rd placing went to Tru Blue towing Clinton Stratton.

    The DC Skis sponsored Open Women were next to hit the water and multiple World Champion Anne Procter, showed why she is just that. Skiing behind Greg Houston’s Stinga F1, Anne won by over a minute from Leanne Campbell with the Hazy crew and Noizworks with Cara Jochinke.

    Chris Stout was the next to hold a National Title aloft, when he won the Heartland Motors sponsored Men’s 19-25yrs. Stouty skied behind Noel Griffin’s Blazen’ …always a lethal combination. They won this race by over 2 minutes from Elm Street towing Kane Howard and Firebird towing Steven Robertson.

    Firebird came out for the next race towing former World Champion Paul Robertson to victory in the 40-50 Men’s. Filling the minor placings were Mark Boyer and Chris Bennett, behind Strictly Business and Filthy respectively.

    Run within the same race were the Permagard Marine sponsored 50+ Men. Colin Senior behind Greg Gunther’s Blown Cash took the win, followed by Rob Williams behind Big Loll.

    Race 7, sponsored by Impact Electrical, was a chance for Peter Procter to flex some muscle after the previous day’s disappointment in the World Selection event. He won the 25-30 Men’s race convincingly behind Mark Cranny’s Tru Blue, coming home over 2 minutes ahead of Blazen’, towing Grant Turner and Elm Street towing Chris Mansfield.

    Jack Harrison won the 10-13 Boys National Title behind Seven, by 15 seconds, leaving in his wake a strong field of boys. 2nd place went to Sean Stevens behind Noizworks and Elm Street towing Jackson Hammond came in for a 3rd placing.

    Shantelle King, showing some great form behind Rush won the 10-13 Girls race. Ellen Jones & Out Numbered raced Brooke Langham & Triple 666 for the minor placings, just pipping them at the post by 4 seconds.

    There were 15 starters in the Wizard Wetsuits sponsored 16-19 Boys race and the guys really raced hard for the Title. Tru Blue, towing Jake Tegart really ran a great race with Stinga F1 and Jack Houston, with each in different starting grids. Jake took the win by just 2 seconds from Jack at the chequered flag. Coming in for a 3rd placing in this class was Ben Hackett, behind Darren Stewart’s Agitator, with his Dad, ski racing legend Murray observing.

    Race 10 saw the final race of the first day, the Blue Pacific Marine, 30-40 Men and what a line up this was. Two times World Champion, Stephen Robertson, took home the National Title after a race long battle. Mick Kelly ditched the Observer’s Jacket & strapped on his Rail behind Blazen’ and came in for 2nd place. Blown Cash, towing Nathan Glynn, fought hard to hold off Steven Rowe, behind Chief, beating Steven’s time by just 2 seconds to take 3rd.


    Another beautiful sunny Sydney Autumn day greeted crews, in the first race of Sunday’s competition, the Men’s marathon.

    Peter Procter really showed the way in the Open Men’s class, racing Jason Walmsley for the lead the whole way, with the changeovers becoming the area that was to see the seconds made up by Peter. Alex Ross came in for a great 3rd place in this race, behind Out Numbered, skiing very consistently to achieve it.

    In the Under 19 Boys Marathon, Jack Houston was to claim yet another National Title behind Stinga F2. Jack really cleaned up in this race, to be followed home by almost 2 minutes later by Aaron Sheath behind Storm’n and Brendan Tidswell behind Showbiz.

    The Under 16 Boys Marathon was won convincingly by Jayden Sheath behind Coldys, from Reefway Racing towing Jesse Burns and 4 the Boys towing Joel Whitton.

    Darren Patterson was the lone finisher in the Under 40 Men’s Marathon and put in a fantastic time behind Shot Gun.

    Under 50 Men’s National Title holder Andy Wallington put in some great changes behind Big Loll, to come in for the win.

    Race 12, which included both the 25-U30 Women and the 19 – U25 Women, was a super quick race.

    Stinga F1 towed Anne Procter to yet another National Title in the 25-30 Women.

    Chelsea Blight teamed up with Blown Cash to win by over a minute from Liquid Force towing Jordan Brad in the 19 – U25 Women’s class, with the quick twin rig Tuff-N-Up bringing home Sarah Eagle for a great 3rd placing.

    In race 13, 3 classes were combined 30-U40 Women, 40-U45 Women and Women 50+.

    Leanne Campbell won the 30-U40 Women behind the superbly driven, Garry Hayes owned, Hazy.

    Prime Time towed Tania Teelow to a great 2 minute victory in 40-U45 Women, followed by Terri Rigg behind Liquid Force and Out 4 Revenge towing Suzanne Cuff.

    Wendy Feros won the 50 + Women’s National Title behind Hubbie Nick, driving Play Dirty for the win.

    16 – U19 Girls was the next race to hit the water, with a big, star studded field. Trudi Stout skied brilliantly in this race to win behind Seven, just 28 seconds ahead of Sarah Teelow and Prime Time. A further 6 seconds behind, was Danielle Coyte behind Shot Gun.

    Race 16, the Nova Pool Renovations sponsored 13 – U16 Girls Class, saw a great tussle between Rachael Stapleton, behind Stinga and Tayla Wright, behind ORSM.

    Rachael came out on top at race end by 39 seconds, with 3rd placing going to Neneh Long behind Pop and Me.

    The Social Men’s class was always going to be a great race, with a field of 7 super stars of the sport out to earn a National Title. Jack Houston skied brilliantly yet again to come out victor behind Stinga F1 on his home water. A big boat and ballast in the sloppy conditions made it less tricky to ski on the smaller skis and shorter ropes and was essential to success in the class on this water.
    2nd place went to Aiden Cuff behind Out for Revenge and Triple 666 towed Dale Jamison into a great 3rd after edging out a tenacious Shaun Atkins behind 4 the Boys.


    Monday’s racing started with a little more wind than previous days, promising some great ski racing.

    The first event was the JMJ Plant Hire sponsored Women’s and U10 & U13 Boys Marathon.

    In the Open Women’s class, Anne Procter added another Aussie Title to her collection, winning convincingly from Trudi Stout and Melissa Tidswell.

    The winner of the U19 Girls was Kelsey Feros behind Play Dirty.

    In an even quicker time, Rachael Stapleton, behind Still Sparken, took home the U16 Girls Marathon Title with some excellent skiing. Following Rachael was Neneh Long and Critta, followed by Jessica Smith and Team Smithy 2 Racing.

    Skiing behind Out Numbered, Ellen Jones won the U13 Girls marathon class.

    Under 13 Boys was a great win for Jack Harrison, behind Big Loll. He held off Korrupt with the family team of Steven, Janine and Jackson Hammond in a great race.

    Showing what incredible potential they both have, Grace Jones and Michael Boylan each took home an Australian Title in the Under 10 Girls and Boys.

    One of the Champagne races at the Hi Tec Oils National Titles was the DC Skis sponsored Open Men’s event. Jason Walmsley easily backed up from his World Selection event on Friday, taking the title behind Pure Velocity. Tuff e Nuff was next home towing Brayden Jameson after some very consistent skiing, followed by Trent Eastgate behind Out Numbered.

    Race 21 saw the combining of 6 & 8 Litre Inboard in the one race, guaranteeing some spectacular viewing for spectators. They weren’t let down either.

    8 Litre saw an on tune Jamie Oliver, racing behind The Enforcer, taking an early lead, which they slowly built on lap after lap. Eventually they were to go on to take the title, followed very closely, just 7 seconds behind, by Nothin’ But with Chris Bennett keeping them honest and Matthew Wetsteyn behind Racecraft.

    Stock 6 Litre was won by Greg Whitelaw’s super quick Brute Force. He towed Brent Whitelaw home, under the watchful eye of Geoff Hewitt, to take the 2011 Title.

    60 mph Expert had no winner, with Itchin to Go, towing Wade Bennett, retiring due to a sciatic nerve spasm in Wade’s paralyzed leg and Kaoed breaking out of the speed limit.

    70 Mph Expert saw Still Kiddin’ and Andrew Teal flying around the sloppy course and taking the crown. Home next was Reefway Racing with Brooke Gray, followed by Jack Burns behind Play Dirty.
    2 boats broke out in this race trying to balance the correct speed on the rough water.


    Tuesday morning saw a complete change in wind direction and it was now blowing up the Hawkesbury strongly.

    The first class for the final day’s racing was the Social Women’s race.

    Anne Procter had to fight for this one behind Pure Velocity, coming home victorious with only 21 seconds up her sleeve by race end. Reefway Racing towed Tayla Luhrmann to a hard fought 2nd place, followed by Still Sparken’ with Jordan Bradley.

    Zig’s Marine sponsored Class 24 saw the combined running of the SMOC, Under 6 Litre and Unlimited Inboard.

    Labdance showed that the new hull shape was a winner, taking the SMOC class with Glenn Kennedy on the back, from Team Evinrude with Trevor Bray and Crash Lab towing James Walker coming in for minor placings.

    The Under 6 Litre class was won convincingly by The Enforcer, towing Simon Handley. They came home 1 lap up on LightN, towing Jesse Robinson.

    Unlimited Inboard saw Adrian Heffernan’s super quick Gotta Go, tow Cheyne Allison to a National Title, just 10 seconds ahead of What Inheritance and Craig Greentree.

    After some brilliant driving by Brent Wisemantel in Tuff-e-Nuff, he went on to dominate the MOC race, towing Jack Houston to yet another National Title. Jack was chased race long by Anne Procter behind Pure Velocity, but came out at the end 29 seconds in front. Crash Lab towed Craig Gordon into 3rd place.

    Brent came out again in the Unlimited Outboard, this time with Ben Hackett doing the hard work out the back, to take the National Title. This meant the treble for Tuff-e-Nuff, taking out F2 earlier in the titles too, for a clean sweep of the 3 quickest Outboard classes. 2nd in the Unlimited Outboard class went to Matthew Wastle, behind Crash Lab, driven by LabSport legend Jeff Stubbs. 3rd went to Labdance and Ryan Trevillion.

    Although numbers reduced the closer the Southern 80 got, the Titles were yet another success story for SRNSW.

    The Wisemans Ferry and Hawkesbury River location were enjoyed by all and the titles were held in near perfect ski racing conditions throughout.

    Congratulations to all of those crews out there that can now brag that they have won an Australian National Title and to all others that competed and made these Nationals so memorable.

    Congratulations go to all Judges and helpers for running such a safe and friendly National Championships.

    Thank you to all sponsors, especially the event’s Major sponsor, Hi-Tec Oils Australia, for your support of the event.

    (Author, Wade Bennett)

    Action packed 6th Selection race at Moreton Bay

    Moreton Bay, Queensland, was the setting for the Event 6 of the Australian World’s Team Selection Races.

    The action continues tomorrow from 9am.

    Please find attached the Results and Current Points Standings.


    Selection race 6 Mens and F2 mens Moreton Bay

    Selection race 6 Womens and F2 Womens Moreton Bay

    Selection race 6 boys girls Moreton Bay

    Wade Bennett’s latest movies from Youtube

    Some Aussie action caught on film from the last couple of months.

    All skiers and boats are tagged on youtube to assist you to get sponsors.

    Please hit the links below to view each movie.



    Qld Series Day May 08 2011 Unlimited Inboard, MOC, SMOC, 60 & 70mph classes

    Moogerah Dam Qld Water Ski Racing Series Day – March 2011

    2011 GTS Mildura 100 Water Ski Race Unlimited Social Class starts movie

    Shane and Mel Floyd have a bouncing baby girl

    Victorian ski racing legend, Shane Floyd and his wife Mel, happily announce the birth of Frankie Jean Floyd on the 2nd of May.

    12 days late, the birth was long, but trouble free.

    8.38lbs, with Black hair and blue eyes. ‘Gorgeous’, says Shane.

    Congratulations guys and welcome Frankie !

    Racer Of The Fortnight – Britains Russell Cox

     Russell’s racing career started over 30 years ago. There’s 1 race which he has yet to compete in , The Catalina Ski Race. Russell says “I can’t wait to do it, in true Miami Vice style !” We put Russell in the hot seat for this edition of Racer Of The Fortnight

    BBC Radio 2 Features Waterski Racing

    Team Stand & Deliver Dave & Dan Ellis called BBC2 Radio Show Drive Time today giving an interview on Water ski Racing.

    Aussie World Selections – Entry Form races 6 & 7, Current Points Standings

    Australian Worlds Selection Entry Form for races 6 & 7 at Moreton Bay and Current Pointscore Standings.

    Australian World Selection Entry Form races 6 & 7


    Please see attached points spreadsheet, please remember that you drop your worst two results, including a none start, none enter, did not finish and even a finish with a points result. It is your worst two results regardless of what they may be.

    Point Score Standings WS 2011

    Beringer Belgium – Photos by Billy Lacroix

    The 2011 Race Championships kicked off at Beringen Belgium . Billy Lacroix has taken photos of the day’s events

    British Water Ski Racing Championships – Round 2

    Round 2 of the British Racing Championships were cancelled this weekend due to bad weather. Brit Kids were due to race Saturday Morning while the main & support races on Sunday.

    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.

    R.I.P – Blazen Southern 80

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

    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

    2011 Club Marine Southern 80 – this weekend

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Schedule of Events

    Friday 15th April 2011

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

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

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

    Saturday 16th April 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Sunday 17th April 2011

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

    Victoria Park Action – 8am – till close

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

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

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

    Parks Victoria Update

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

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

    Koondrook – Perricoota Forest Updated

    Download the information about the forest closure

    For further information visit the Southern 80 web page

    Racer of The Fortnight – Belgium Junior Robin Marien

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

    Photo Shots from Beringen Technical Day

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

    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.

    Boat racing numbers for the Hi Tec Oils Australian Titles

    BOAT NUMBERS: All boats racing for the week have been allocated a race number for the championships.

    Where possible these numbers have been issued based on your own state number.

    Ski Racing NSW is the host of the titles and therefore have been given the number that applies to their point score series.

    Where a clash of numbers has occurred an alternate number has been allocated.

    Please ensure that you have the correct number and that your numbers are of the correct size.

    World Selection Competitors running in both the Friday and 2011 Australian Championships, please check your number as some changes have occurred, you will need to wear your correct selection number on Friday and if required change for the Aussie’s.

    Boat Numbers 2011 Nationals

    SRA declares Southern 80 course safe & ready.

    Members of the Board of Ski Racing Australia have inspected the Southern 80 Course and wish to advise everyone that the river is in excellent condition for the 2011 Southern 80 to be held on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th April 2011.

    For and on Behalf of the Board of Ski Racing Australia

    Adrian Heffernan

    Rick and Teresa Love have a bouncing baby daughter

    Rick Love was unavailable as the Team Captain to be at the Selection Races at Botany Bay, last weekend.
    He was at home attending Baby duties.

    Rick’s wife Teresa (Tere) and he have a new baby girl as an addition to their family.

    Rick said ‘..Penelope Chantal Love, all are healthy and everyone is fine although there are some big changes at the Love abode.’

    We wish them all the best and congratulations !

    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

    Region V re-runs cancelled.





    Results from rounds 3 & 4 at Botany Bay, Lap times and the up to date point standings.

    World Selection # 3 Results, Lap Times and up to date Point Standings

    Selection 3 – Mens Lap Results

    Selection 3 – Womens Lap results

    Selection 3 – Junior lap results

    Results – World Selection 3


    World Selection # 4 Results, Lap Times and up to date Point Standings

    Selection 4 – Mens Lap Results

    Selection 4 – Womens Lap Results

    Selection 4 – Junior Lap Results

    Point Score Standings WS 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’

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