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.
The 1990’s saw the start of two days of racing
The 1970’s saw the formation of the Moama Water Sports Club who took over the running of the Southern 80.
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.
The 1980’s saw the popularity of the event develop for both spectators and competitors.
Some tough times with floods, change of dates
The era of new teams