December 2016 Newsletter

WELCOME ALL                                                 December 2016

The 2016 – 17 season is nearing the half way point with a very full second half of the season due to the unfortunate cancellation or postponement of some races because of flooding.

Check out the SRV website under the documents tab for the updated calendar  http://www.waterskiracing.com

 

CHAIRMAN MESSAGE

Dear Members,

For those of you who attended the Vic Titles on the weekend, what a great weekend of racing it.  With near perfect racing conditions on Saturday and then perfect World’s training water on Sunday and with nearly 400 entries for the weekend it was a huge success. The Tasman Challenge Auction Saturday night was a success with over 13k raised for a great cause.  Thanks as always to Dave Bishop for giving up his time and conducting the Auction.

Robinvale 2017 preparations are well under way, 2017 Major Sponsors will be confirmed in the next few weeks and SRV Robinvale Sub Committee will meet with The Robinvale Committee in Swan Hill prior to Xmas to discuss some of the finer details of next year’s event.  We look forward to putting on another great race for our members.

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of myself and all of the SRV Board to wish our members a safe and happy Xmas and we look forward to seeing you all back on the water in 2017.

Kris Pogorelec

 

POINT SCORE SERIES

It takes a lot of helpers to make sure events run for everyone’s enjoyment so please come up early and put your name on the roster.  Thank you to everyone who has volunteered their time this season helping when needed.

Breath testing is compulsory for ALL competitors and officials and everyone should make themselves aware of breath testing times – NO late breath testing will be conducted.  If you do not attend breath testing you will not race.

All skiers must present their helmets for inspection when they come up for breath testing and helmets must have your name clearly marked.

 

RACE NUMBERS

Please ensure you check with Lou Mudgway on 0414 967 290 about your SRV race number before, don’t assume that you still have the same race number from the past.

 

 

GATE 2 SCRUTINEERING

Gate 2 scrutineering has now been triggered. If a boat has competed in any SRA sanctioned event prior to 6th November it must be re-scrutineered before competing in any further SRA sanctioned events.  Boats intending to compete after 19th November need to ensure the boat has been re-scrutineered and update SRA.  This scrutineering does not require a change in steering cable.

 

TRANS TASMAN CHALLENGE UPDATE

Our Trans Tasman annual Auction held on Saturday proved to be a very enjoyable evening raising over $13,000.00. Thank you to all who donated items and made purchases.

The Trans Tasman team will be selected at the next point score in January 2017. Team selection presentation will be held after points for all nominees have been calculated and the team announced thereafter.

SRV will endeavour to run a Legends Race at the final point score: Entry forms for this race will be available at point score 4. So get your legend and boat crew lined up for what is always a fun way to conclude the series.

Good luck to all in the forth coming races.

Lou Mudgway

 

LOGISTICS AND EQUIPMENT PORTFOLIO UPDATE

After point score 2 our three boats and trailer got a routine check by Tony Wilson with a few minor repairs to lights and wiring, but over all they are in good working order.  We have now secured enough weights for the course, thanks to George D for sourcing these. We have purchased a new start grid and new lights for our buoys. Over the Christmas break Moose and I will be doing a stock take and list all of our equipment so we can endeavour to maintain all of our gear.

Wes Davison

 

ROOKIE DRIVERS PORTFOLIO UPDATE

It was great to see the season kick off with 11 rookie drivers and a couple more have been added since.

Keep racing to the conditions and err on the side of caution.

Don’t forget your 25mm red tape under your race numbers.

Safe racing everyone.
Jenny Grech

 

GOVERNANCE PORTFOLIO UPDATE

As a result of matters raised by our Auditor in regards to our current constitution I am now working with our legal people to bring our constitution up to date and compliant with the relevant legislation.

Graham Lee

SRA CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

The Board of Ski Racing Australia (SRA) are calling for expressions of interest for the position of “Australian Judging Coordinator”, which is the updated title of the present “Head of Judging” position which concludes its tenure at the end of December this year.

The role of Australian Judging Coordinator will commence in early February 2017.

The Board requests all expressions of interest including a covering letter and resume be sent to  admin@skiracing.com.au

Closing date is COB Wednesday 23/12/16.

 

The SRA Board is requesting expressions of interest from each State for the Australian Ski Racing National Titles to be held at Jindabyne on 11/1/17 to 15/01/17.

 Expressions are sought from each State for:

Chief Judge

Assistant Chief Judge x 2

Calculator

Event Judges

Please send your application of a single page letter to admin@skiracing.com.au by COB Friday 16/12/16.

 

The SRA Board is requesting expressions of interest for nominations to the IWWF Oceania Council as Australian representatives, there are three positions vacant.  Please Note: These positions are two year appointments, and become active after the next Worlds in July 2017.

Please forward your application including a covering letter and resume to admin@skiracing.com.au by Thursday 22/12/16.

 

The website link regarding all roles is

http://www.skiracing.com.au/calling-for-expression-of-interest-for-the-australian-judging-coordinator-and-australian-titles-judges-etc/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

11th to 15th January 2017

Australian Speed & Marathon Championships

World Selection Race 3

Jindabyne

 

21st & 22nd January 2017

Point Score 4

Lake Charm

 

28th & 29th January 2017

World Selection Race 4 & 5

Botany Bay

 

11th & 12th February 2017

Southern 80

Echuca/Moama

 

25th & 26th February 2017

Point Score 5

Lake Charm

 

Check out the web site for the full race calendar.

 

 

 

 

 

AUSTRALIAN SPEED & MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS

Australian Titles at Jindabyne from 11th to 15th January 2017.

Entries close Wednesday 14th December 2016.

Entries form available at the link below.

https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/dJO4vYwfyE

 

2017 SOUTHERN 80

Preparation for the 2017 Southern 80 to be held on 11th & 12th

February is well underway.  Entry form available at the link

below.

Entries close 31st December 2016.

http://www.southern80.com/events/book/event_id/9/

 

 

WELCOME ALL                                                 December 2016

The 2016 – 17 season is nearing the half way point with a very full second half of the season due to the unfortunate cancellation or postponement of some races because of flooding.

Check out the SRV website under the documents tab for the updated calendar  http://www.waterskiracing.com

 

CHAIRMAN MESSAGE

Dear Members,

For those of you who attended the Vic Titles on the weekend, what a great weekend of racing it.  With near perfect racing conditions on Saturday and then perfect World’s training water on Sunday and with nearly 400 entries for the weekend it was a huge success. The Tasman Challenge Auction Saturday night was a success with over 13k raised for a great cause.  Thanks as always to Dave Bishop for giving up his time and conducting the Auction.

Robinvale 2017 preparations are well under way, 2017 Major Sponsors will be confirmed in the next few weeks and SRV Robinvale Sub Committee will meet with The Robinvale Committee in Swan Hill prior to Xmas to discuss some of the finer details of next year’s event.  We look forward to putting on another great race for our members.

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of myself and all of the SRV Board to wish our members a safe and happy Xmas and we look forward to seeing you all back on the water in 2017.

Kris Pogorelec

 

POINT SCORE SERIES

It takes a lot of helpers to make sure events run for everyone’s enjoyment so please come up early and put your name on the roster.  Thank you to everyone who has volunteered their time this season helping when needed.

Breath testing is compulsory for ALL competitors and officials and everyone should make themselves aware of breath testing times – NO late breath testing will be conducted.  If you do not attend breath testing you will not race.

All skiers must present their helmets for inspection when they come up for breath testing and helmets must have your name clearly marked.

 

RACE NUMBERS

Please ensure you check with Lou Mudgway on 0414 967 290 about your SRV race number before, don’t assume that you still have the same race number from the past.

 

 

GATE 2 SCRUTINEERING

Gate 2 scrutineering has now been triggered. If a boat has competed in any SRA sanctioned event prior to 6th November it must be re-scrutineered before competing in any further SRA sanctioned events.  Boats intending to compete after 19th November need to ensure the boat has been re-scrutineered and update SRA.  This scrutineering does not require a change in steering cable.

 

TRANS TASMAN CHALLENGE UPDATE

Our Trans Tasman annual Auction held on Saturday proved to be a very enjoyable evening raising over $13,000.00. Thank you to all who donated items and made purchases.

The Trans Tasman team will be selected at the next point score in January 2017. Team selection presentation will be held after points for all nominees have been calculated and the team announced thereafter.

SRV will endeavour to run a Legends Race at the final point score: Entry forms for this race will be available at point score 4. So get your legend and boat crew lined up for what is always a fun way to conclude the series.

Good luck to all in the forth coming races.

Lou Mudgway

 

LOGISTICS AND EQUIPMENT PORTFOLIO UPDATE

After point score 2 our three boats and trailer got a routine check by Tony Wilson with a few minor repairs to lights and wiring, but over all they are in good working order.  We have now secured enough weights for the course, thanks to George D for sourcing these. We have purchased a new start grid and new lights for our buoys. Over the Christmas break Moose and I will be doing a stock take and list all of our equipment so we can endeavour to maintain all of our gear.

Wes Davison

 

ROOKIE DRIVERS PORTFOLIO UPDATE

It was great to see the season kick off with 11 rookie drivers and a couple more have been added since.

Keep racing to the conditions and err on the side of caution.

Don’t forget your 25mm red tape under your race numbers.

Safe racing everyone.
Jenny Grech

 

GOVERNANCE PORTFOLIO UPDATE

As a result of matters raised by our Auditor in regards to our current constitution I am now working with our legal people to bring our constitution up to date and compliant with the relevant legislation.

Graham Lee

SRA CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

The Board of Ski Racing Australia (SRA) are calling for expressions of interest for the position of “Australian Judging Coordinator”, which is the updated title of the present “Head of Judging” position which concludes its tenure at the end of December this year.

The role of Australian Judging Coordinator will commence in early February 2017.

The Board requests all expressions of interest including a covering letter and resume be sent to  admin@skiracing.com.au

Closing date is COB Wednesday 23/12/16.

 

The SRA Board is requesting expressions of interest from each State for the Australian Ski Racing National Titles to be held at Jindabyne on 11/1/17 to 15/01/17.

 Expressions are sought from each State for:

Chief Judge

Assistant Chief Judge x 2

Calculator

Event Judges

Please send your application of a single page letter to admin@skiracing.com.au by COB Friday 16/12/16.

 

The SRA Board is requesting expressions of interest for nominations to the IWWF Oceania Council as Australian representatives, there are three positions vacant.  Please Note: These positions are two year appointments, and become active after the next Worlds in July 2017.

Please forward your application including a covering letter and resume to admin@skiracing.com.au by Thursday 22/12/16.

 

The website link regarding all roles is

http://www.skiracing.com.au/calling-for-expression-of-interest-for-the-australian-judging-coordinator-and-australian-titles-judges-etc/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

11th to 15th January 2017

Australian Speed & Marathon Championships

World Selection Race 3

Jindabyne

 

21st & 22nd January 2017

Point Score 4

Lake Charm

 

28th & 29th January 2017

World Selection Race 4 & 5

Botany Bay

 

11th & 12th February 2017

Southern 80

Echuca/Moama

 

25th & 26th February 2017

Point Score 5

Lake Charm

 

Check out the web site for the full race calendar.

 

 

 

 

 

AUSTRALIAN SPEED & MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS

Australian Titles at Jindabyne from 11th to 15th January 2017.

Entries close Wednesday 14th December 2016.

Entries form available at the link below.

https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/dJO4vYwfyE

 

2017 SOUTHERN 80

Preparation for the 2017 Southern 80 to be held on 11th & 12th

February is well underway.  Entry form available at the link

below.

Entries close 31st December 2016.

http://www.southern80.com/events/book/event_id/9/