Spectators will see some of the best boats, drivers, skiers and observers in action this weekend in a range of classes.February 9, 2013 4:11am
Social class: provides a class in which most social skiers may be competitive (depending on their skiing skill). The skis used should not have a significant advantage over any of the commonly available and popular slalom skis. The maximum length of social class ropes is 36m, inclusive of any traces, quick releases and handles.
Expert class: a class in which skis can be no longer than 2.3m and both feet are locked in. The skis are heavier, so they are more stable at higher speeds and the rope lengths can be up to 100m.
Outboard: motor is outside the boat.
Inboard: motor is inside the boat.
Unlimited: twin rigs, modified or super sports — total displacement of the engine(s) should not exceed 9.42 litres.
SMOC: Standard Motor Open Cockpit. Up to 250 advertised horsepower. Optional or special order parts are not allowed.
MOC: Modified Open Cockpit. Engine modifications are allowed, with a maximum of 3.5 litre engine capacity.
Stock 6 litre; 5.2 and 6 litre; 6 litre; 8 litre, 6 cylinder inboard: refers to the engine capacity.
200hp outboard: standard production motor with maximum manufacturer/official rating of 200 horsepower.
Tadpoles under 10; sub junior boys and girls; junior boys and girls; 16-19 boys and girls; senior social 30 to 39; veterans over 40: classes determined by age of the skiers. All boat motor capacity of the divisions are unrestricted.
Open women: no age limit. All boat motor capacity of the divisions are unrestricted.
60mph; 70mph: competitors must not exceed 60mph (96.5km/h) or 70mph (112.6km/h) in their respective classes. Competitors are tracked by a GPS on board. Skis and rope lengths are unrestricted, unless in social.
Disabled: allows disabled competitors to take part.
Bakers’ Blitz: a qualifier for the superclass event. Named after commentators Ron and Maureen Baker.
President’s dash: provides a class in which an opportunity is provided to teams not in superclass yet are highly competitive. Allows teams to earn a seeding for their respective classes.
Superclass: teams nominate for the class at the start of the season but eligibility is determined by the Ski Racing Australia board. The class allows the sport to be represented in a professional manner.
Formula 2 (F2): minimum length of hull is 5.48m and class is for single outboards only. Engine capacity is to have a maximum manufacturer’s rating of 300 horsepower.
Dookie artist Andrew Sands gets attention with red dirt-covered ute.
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Malcolm Campbell is the new president of the Lions Club of Tatura after he was inducted by Global Leadership 201V5 chair Pat Mills at the club’s changeover dinner at the Top Pub on Saturday, July 12.
Richard McLean notched up his first win when he took part in Echuca-Moama Cycling Club's fourth and final round of the Ivan and Lorraine Collings Memorial Trophy at Lockington.
Our Lady of Sacred Heart Primary School in Elmore has received a grant which will be used to buy musical equipment for the school.
If you thought it was cold yesterday morning, you weren’t wrong!
Brigade transforms station for Christmas in July.
Despite being scheduled to play at home this Saturday, Finley footballers and netballers will instead make the trip to Blighty.
Axedale student Zara Smith has created history, raising the single largest amount raised by a primary school student in the Jump Rope for Heart event’s 31-year history.
Cobram Garden Club hosts floral art, cake and more than 40 well wishers at luncheon to celebrate its double-decade milestone.
Despite being two wins from top spot, the Rams are now in a fight to make finals.
Innovative irrigators are being encouraged to apply for a 2014 Rural Water Award and the chance to win a $2000 cash prize.
The Melbourne Scottish fiddlers return to Swanpool to raise money for local CFA brigades. Group officer Jim Ranken and fiddle player Kristin Marriott
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