Archives / History of the Southern 80 Ski Race

The first water ski race on the Murray River at Echuca / Moama occurred in 1964.  This was the start of the current Southern 80.

1964 to 1969

The 1990’s saw the start of two days of racing

1990 – 1999

The 1970’s saw the formation of the Moama Water Sports Club who took over the running of the Southern 80.

1970-1979

The 2000’s saw the start of the Barrie Beehag Ski Race.  Lack of Insurance saw some changes to the sport of water ski racing.

2000 – 2009

The 1980’s saw the popularity of the event develop for both spectators and competitors.

1980 – 1989

Some tough times with floods, change of dates

2010 – to now