Competitors are readying themselves for this weekend's annual ski race.November 13, 2012 4:49am
The ski racing fraternity will gather in Echuca-Moama on Saturday for the running of the seventh annual Barrie Beehag race.
When racing starts, boats leave Deep Creek Marina at one-minute intervals, with Southern Force, towing Tayla Hitnerholzl and Louise Mudgeway, the last boat away in the 60mph class.
Once all the teams have been accounted for at Torrumbarry Weir, the teams return to the marina.
Team Hell, with Mark Cranny at the wheel and observer Damien Matthews, have won the event four times.
Winning the event last year in Hellrazor, towing Peter Proctor and Michael Kelly in a time of 23:25.37, can they do the same again?
Cranny and Matthews are towing Proctor and Jason Walmsley this year as Hellrazor leads the 150 entries down the Murray River to Torrumbarry Weir.
The event starts with a briefing for all competitors at Deep Creek Marina at 7.30am.
Boats are placed into the water, where they then head to the start line, for the start at 10am.
Drinks and food will be available at the marina, along with merchandise for sale, face painting, jumping castle and a great shady area to watch the action unfold on the river.
During the break in the racing, there will be displays on the water from the Mulwala Ski Show and Krash Jet Ski.
Superclass teams competing in the event include Hellrazor, Elm Street, The Syndicate, Blazen, Hellbent, The Mistress, Sapphire Racing, 99 Psycho Clowns F1 and Gassa.
The oldest competitor competing will be Noel Griffin from Queensland, the driver of Blazen, who won the event in 2009.
The oldest male skier will be Noel Cartledge, skiing behind Kausen Trouble, in the six-litre inboard class, while the oldest female skier will be Vicki Shipp, skiing behind Smokin Injuin, in the MOC expert class.
The youngest skiers will be twin brothers Kane and Bryce Horne, skiing behind Electric Shock, in the junior boys/girls class.
During racing, results will be updated on the Southern 80 twitter feed, http://twitter.com/southern80, with the final results on the webpage at www.southern80.com.au
Perspiration, passion, perseverance and providence are the four words successful Melbourne author and illustrator Graeme Base lives for.
The Australian Waterski Show Team, consisting of 18 skiers from the local area placed second in a nail biting finish at the World Championships held last week in Wisconsin, USA.
Billed as ‘Fabulous Flowers and Fine Food’, Tatura’s Anglican Church Parish had a successful fundraiser on Thursday, September 4.
A recent tax ruling means electricity bills could rise.
A kilometre-long levee will be built to protect Rochester, but some believe the money could be better spent elsewhere.
Ky kids celebrate dad
We've seen it, but we still don't believe it.
About 40 people attended the opening of the Booroobanilly Rural Fire Brigade's new station earlier this month.
Heathcote Bowling Club women’s captain Lorraine Speirs and club president Brian Taylor are appealing for new members ahead of the pennant season.
Cobram Barooga's last hopes in the Murray Football League for 2014, Cobram FNC under-14s, lose their grand final against Moama.
Murray Regional Tourism to showcase all Deniliquin has to offer.
Oilseed prices for the 2014 crop look ‘‘very tough’’, with a big United States soybean crop pressuring prices, a commodities expert told a growers’ forum at Mulwala last week.
A group of 14 Benalla P-12 College students flew to Papua New Guinea last Sunday eight-day, 96km treck. It's the sixth year the college has run the trek.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.