All boats to be scrutineered and are to be completed before the event.

Please note SRA Gate 3 scrutineering is required for all boats if you have competed in any SRA sanctioned event prior to the 27th January 2020. Contact your local SRA scrutineer on or after this date for this and get it done at a time that suits both parties. There is no scrutineering available on Friday at the Moama Water Sports Club Offices or in Echuca. Make sure your scrutineering sheet is sent thru to SRA office prior to race weekend.

All boats with cable and pulley system steering to have their cable replaced for Gate 3. Old cable to be presented to scrutineer. SRA rule 9.14x.

All V Drive boats to have a new prop and rudder crack test as per SRA scrutineering sheet to be done on or after 27/1/20. These also need to be sent through to SRA office prior to race weekend.

This is a Roads and Maritime and SRA requirement for conditions of Aquatic Licence.

There are no execeptions to this condition of entry.

All competitors are requested to provide their SRA picture id Membership Card when signing in at each breath testing and for briefing. Signing in will be via the bar code on your SRA membership card. All skiers are to present their helmets to the breath testing area for checking each time.

Your Boat entry Fee includes the following

  • $148.50 Race Safe H20 Fee
  • $40 SRA Boat Levy


Your entry fee for the following classes

  • Classes 1 $356.50 plus $150 Blitz = $506.50 + Race Safe = $695.00
  • Classes 2-25   $356.50
  • Classes 26-36 $250
  • Classes 41 – 42 $250
  • Classes 37 & 38   $100
  • Classes 39- 40 $150 (top 40 boats as per SRA seeding)

Entry fee, includes the costs to run the event including SRA sanctioning, Ambulance, administration costs, trophies etc.

Note there is a 1.5% transaction fee for the use of Credit Card. This will be charged at the completion of the transaction.

It is recommended that at least one Telstra mobile phone be carried in the boat, as this service has been found to provide the best coverage in this area, in the case of an emergency. Please ensure that this number is noted against the driver or observer in the event, in the case that we need to contact you urgently. Driver and Observer phone numbers as per SRA membership come up on Racesafe screen at Race Control.

All boats as per SRA sanctioning are to carry RaceSafe H2O. Further information about this device, where to get mounting kits, where to mount it, and what it can do can be obtained from the SRA website or Race Safe H20

This event will be timed utilizing the Race Safe H20 Unit, please ensure that it is fitted correctly.  If we are unable to read your unit, you will not receive a time for the event and will be disqualified if unit is not correctly fitted.

Any breach of the MWSC Conditions of entry  or out aquatic permite will lead to penailityes / disqualification as per the the discretin of the Chief Judge in consultation with MWSC officials are final and will accepted by all team members as per entry from.


The Southern 80 Ski Race is conducted under Ski Racing Australia Rules (“SRA”) , Moama Water Sports Club (“MWSC”) conditions of entry and Aquatic permit conditions from RMS NSW. All competitors will be conversant with all such RULES and Conditions of entry. The MWSC reserves the right to refuse entry to any Competitor at any time prior to commencement of their race.

Entry to event

An entry is not deemed to be accepted until all payments have been made

Risk Waiver

By entering this event the competitor acknowledges that Ski Racing is a dangerous sport in which there is an inherent and significant risks that physical injury, including serious and permanent disability and incapacity and even death (injury) may occur.


Full refunds only given if notification is given in writing prior to the 13th January 2020

RaceSafe H20 refund given if notification is given in writing prior to the 31st January 2020.

SRA Boat Race Day Fee refund given if notification is given in writing prior to Wednesday 5th February 2020.

All refunds will incur a $30 admin fee and will be processed to the team captain within two weeks after the conclusion of the event.


Briefing will only be offered at the MWSC office on Friday 7th February commencing at midday until 4.30pm, running every 45 minutes. There will be no other briefing offered.  Failure to attend briefing will mean a non-start SRA rule 13.12b.


All Competitors must have current SRA approved State Ski Racing License and Maritime License (or state equivalent).

Competitor Safety Equipment 

All boats must carry Maritime Safety Equipment. Drivers, Observers and Skiers must wear approved life jackets and helmets and all SRA safety equipment.

Team Captains

We will be contacting team captains via email and SMS before and during the event, please ensure that these details are correct with Ski Racing Australia.

Unforeseen circumstances

MWSC will not be responsible for any delays or cancellation of the event caused by a force majeure event including but not limited to acts of God, fire, war, terrorism, epidemic, earthquake, strike, bad weather, labour controversy, order of court, shortage or interruptions of facilities or material supply.

Crew Responsibility 

Competitors will obey directions from all Officials as per SRA Rules Code of Conduct. All competitors will be conversant with MWSC Briefing Sheet regulations regarding withdrawals, injuries and recovery of stricken boats. Breaches of these rules may incur disqualification from future MWSC races.


All Competitors must attend breath testing prior to every race. i.e.; if you are racing Sunday morning & Sunday afternoon you must be breath tested twice Sunday prior to each race. Random drug testing will be carried out. Alcohol is not permitted to be carried in boats. Consumption of Alcohol is not permitted by Competitors until Boat and Crew are all out of the water. Breach of this rule may incur disqualification from future MWSC races.

Boat Regulations

No refueling in the water at any time. No pulling of drain plugs when on ramps.

Notification of numbers

They will be emailed to Team Captains, after 20th January 2020, please ensure your details are correct with SRA.

Post-Race Scrutineering

Scrutineering of boats Post-Race will be carried out in both Inboard and Outboard classes. All engines will be checked, when requested by Chief Scrutineer with two sober team members only. Refer also to SRA 11.11 Failure to comply will incur immediate disqualification.

Social Classes

Skis used in social classes must conform to SRA rule 8.7 Ropes in Social Classes at the Southern 80 to be MAX 75m including tracer and handles.


Superclass entrants must have applied to SRA to compete in Superclass as per SRA rule 8.10a. A completed entry must be submitted and a second class nominated.

Bakers Blitz and Presidents Dash

Bakers Blitz and Presidents Dash, all these boats will run Saturday for position on Sunday, you must supply their own Blitz and Dash number, Blitz will be Super Class boats, Dash will be next fastest boats as seeded by the SRA seeding committee and will be advised by MWSC after 13/1/20  Sunday number will be provided by MWSC.


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”. (see condition 12)


All substitutions are to be in writing via email. No substitutions will take place during the Race (no swapping positions), breach of this rule will incur disqualification.

Specific Classes

Under 10’s Class to tow ONE skier, Disabled Class to tow ONE skier unless prior arrangement with race committee.

Race Day Report

Failure to complete race day reports within 1 hour from completion of racing will see time/result not being posted. Please comply.

Any breach 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.

Training on the Murray River

If you are out Training for the Southern 80, please be aware that you are on the water under Normal NSW Roads & Maritime regulations. All safety equipment must be carried in your vessel (e.g. bailing bucket, no bow riding etc). You must adhere to and OBEY all Maritime speed and No Wash zones. You must not be on the water before Official Sunrise.

We strongly recommend that no one is on the water before 7.00am and not upstream of 5 mile before 7am as you are in the township of Moama soon after and we are struggling to fend off complaints. Do not ski through Wills Bend-NO Ski Zone. Also remember the river is OPEN to all at these times, you must stay on your side of the river! We also recommend that no one train traveling downstream before 8.30am.  Failure to follow these guidelines, can see the MWSC committee  withdraw your entry from this year’s Southern 80 with no refund.

We need to remind you about Marine Safety regulation 2016 which states

  • The operator of a vessel must not operate the vessel at a speed of more than 60 knots (70mph) if any person under the age of 18 years is on board the vessel. (Division 4, Point 12 of Marine Safety Regulation 2016)
  • The operator of a vessel must not operate the vessel at a speed of more than 60 knots (70 mph) if any person under the age of 18 years is being towed by that vessel. (Division 8, Point 48 of Marine Safety Regulation 2016)
  • This clause does not apply to a vessel operated in accordance with an aquatic licence.

Just as a reminder – we apply for exception to this rule under our Aquatic Licence.  If you practice outside the rule, we may not be granted an Aquatic Licence.




Competitors Conditions of Entry and Important Information