2011 Conditions of Entry

Any break of MWSC Conditions of Entry will lead to penalties/Disqualification as per the discretion of the Chief Judge in consultation with MWSC officials. Decisions are final and will be accepted by all members as indicated on the entry form.


1. Rules 8. Bakers Blitz
The Southern 80 is conducted under SRA rules and MWSC Conditions of Entry. All competitors will be conversant with such rules. Bakers Blitz and Presidents Dash, all these boats will run Sat for position on Sunday, must run Blitz and Dash number, Blitz will be Super Class boats, Dash will be next fastest unlimited inboards & outboards only. Slowest Super Class boat on Saturday will leave before fastest Dash boat for Sunday racing. [seeded in two blocks]
2. Memberships 9. Withdrawal
All competitors need to be current SRA members. Please note that SRA will not accept memberships 10 days prior to the event. No boat is to move along the course once they have ceased racing,until the Sweep Boat has passed displaying the Green Flag stating “River Open”
3. Crew Responsibility 10. Substitutions
Competitors will obey directions from all Officials as per SRA Rules of Conduct (SRA 18.1) It is the responsibility of the Driver and Observer to sign in at the information area and attend a Briefing. All competitors will be conversant with the MWSC briefing sheet regulations and these Conditions of Entry regarding withdrawals, injuries and recovery of stricken boats. Breaches of these rules will incur disqualification from future Southern 80’s. All Substitions are to be in writing, either on an Offical Application to Enter form, or a MWSC Substition Form. Substiutions will only be accepted at the discretion of the organising committee. No Substitions will take place during the race (No swapping positions), Breach of this rule will incur disqualification.
4. Alcohol / Drugs 11. Miscellaneous
SRA rule 6.1 re: Random Breath Testing Consumption of Alcohol is not permitted by competitors until Boat and Crew are out of the water and off the boat ramp. Alcohol is not permitted to be carried in boats. Random breath testing / drug testing will be carried out. Skis used during the Southern 80 must be of wood or fibreglass composite construction, must not exceed 2.4m x 20cm and must not exceed 2.5cm thickenss. They must be fitted with suitable fin and bindings. Boats used during the Southern 80 must measure (min) 4m x 1.5m and 30cm deep, and have side by side seating for Driver and Observer (except for Tunnel-Deck Outboards)
5. Post Race Scrutineering 12. Specific Classes
Scruitneering of boats Post-Race will be carried out in both Inboard and Outboard classes. All engines will be checked, when requested by Chief Scrutineer and two team members only. Refer also to SRA 9.11c. Failure to comply will incur immediate disqualification. 60 mph Class as per SRA rule 6.10 70 mph Class as per SRA rule 6.11 Tadpoles Class to tow ONE skier Disabled Class to tow ONE skier unless prior arrangement with race secretary.
6. Social Classes 13. Incident Report
Skis used in social classes must conform to SRA rule 6.6. Ropes in Social Classes at the Southern 80 to be MAX 36m including tracer and handles. Failure to complete incident reports by 6.00pm on race day will see time/results not being posted. Please comply.
7. Superclass 14. Presentation
Superclass entrants must have applied to SRA to compete in Superclass as per SRA rule 6.9. A completed entry must be submitted and a second class nominated. Failure to attend presentation will see all prize money forfeited.
Note: Superclass engines may be capacity tested by SRV Chief Scrutineer. Equipment and Behaviour deemed not to be in the ‘spirit’ of the rules of Water Ski Racing may see teams excluded by the Race Committee without further notice, this includes Abuse of Officials. SRA 5.5a xi