November Newsletter! Issue 6 Dated: November 2013

Issue 6
Dates and
things to
• Next Committee
Meeting at the
Spread Eagle
Hotel in
Richmond 7pm
Nov 12
• Start planning
now for the
2014 to be held
in Darwin
Dated: November 2013
November Newsletter!
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From our President!
Bring on the warm weather so we can get some training in, October has been a
windy and cold month, especially here in Geelong . This has not stopped the
enthusiasm , boats are being cleaned, the battery charged and the safety
equipment checked ready for that first day back on the water.
The Calender this year is jammed packed full of fun for all ,with the TWSA free
ski schools, the Bridgewater ski School ,the Victorian funded ski school in Boort
and all the tournaments ,what a year we have and then Darwin for the Nationals
Please remember none of this would be possible without the huge commitment
from our committee members.
This year once again we are looking for a team manager for Nationals, I know
most of you are very capable of doing this job so please put up your hand and
lets show those other States how strong we are, Sue Crisp did an amazing job
last year and it has been brought to my attention that I as President did not
thank Sue for her efforts. So hopefully better late than never, I would like to
thank Sue.
Most of you would now be aware that MasterCraft boats have signed a contract
with Tournament Water ski Australia to be the official Nationals tow boat for the
next 5 years ,this being the biggest sponsorship deal the TWSA has ever signed.
MasterCrafts is showing a real commitment to our sport of water skiing. It was a
real pleasure negotiating this deal with Ronnie from MasterCraft, so thank you
Ronnie. This sponsorship deal now in place gives the host States the chance to
enjoy many of the benefits on offer, with some of those being the supply and
delivery of two MasterCraft 6 litre boats to be use for familisation and the
tournament, mechanics and staff on site, shirts for the officials, upfront cash to the
host State, fuel supplied, 250 bibs in State colours and 42 MasterCraft Trophies.
So if you’re in the market for a new boat get behind the company that supports our
sport and buy a MASTERCRAFT.
Glenn Sheldon
Come and Try Day - Melton
Melton's Ski and Wakeboard Come and Try Day
Everyone is welcome with Wakeboard Victoria and Victorian Show Ski Team
there to round out all disciplines. Boats and coaching provided with slalom
course and jump. Some gear are provided as well but bring your own if
When: 15th December- 9am-2pm
Where: 1195 Exford Road, Exford, Victoria (Melway pg220 H2)
For any more info contact Reece on 0448 018 425 or email
[email protected]
Would you be interested in assisting the Victorian Team this year?
We are looking for a Team Manager. Please email Josie
([email protected]) if you are interested or if you have any questions
about the role.
2013-2014 Skiers Diary's
Last year Tournament Division Victoria produced a season calendar for first
timers it included tips and hints, fin settings charts, judging and rating info,
performance and coaching logs and the state Calendar. It will be produced
again this year for those seeking a copy they will be ready by October 30 and
available through you club representative. Thanks to Craig Stephen for all his
hard work in developing!
Have your say .........
If you cannot make our meetings but would like to contribute please email
[email protected] Your thoughts and opinions are important to us
(good or bad).
U21 World Championships
What started off to be a trip to Namibia, Africa ended up as a trip to Florida, USA for the teams,
officials and judges participating in the 2013 U21 World Championships. Thanks to the hard
work of Steve and Dana Garcia along with their neighbours, and with the help of Wayne &
Zuze Briant & John Travers, the U21 Worlds was able to be held at the gorgeous Isles of Lake
Hancock in Orlando - a gated community set around a beautiful private ski lake - instead of
being cancelled after Namibia withdrew their bid to host the titles.
These guys were able to pull together a very successful U21 Championships in around 6
weeks, complete with significant corporate sponsorship. Australia was very well represented,
not only on the water but also in the Judges tower with Victorians making up 4 out of the 5
officials that attended from Australia. Glenn Sheldon headed the team of officials as Chief
Judge, Lauma Cirilus was Chief Calculator, Waldie Priekulis a boat driver and myself a judge.
Bruce Cockburn also attended in the capacity of a judge. Because Australia had the most
officials of any country we quickly earned ourselves the title of "The Australian Mafia"!
We worked with a great team of judges from all over the world and it was great to get to know
new people and catch up with people we had worked with at the Junior Worlds in February, as
well as Moomba in the past. As Officials we were very spoilt by the organisers, having very
comfortable amenities to use when we weren't working and being fed extremely well!
The Championships themselves went off without a hitch, the weather being kind to us for the
entire championships, allowing for some fantastic results on the water. Joshua Briant,
returning from injury and skiing as an independent, came 1st in Trick, followed by Tim
Bradstreet who was also returning from injury. Ex Victorian Skier, and still a Victorian at heart,
Jacinta Carroll skied up a storm to see her take out the Overall Women's title, and Tim
Bradstreet took out the Overall Men's title, despite a terrible terrible jump crash in the final. The
entire Australian Team performed well, ending up with a Silver Medal in the Team section &
only just being nudged out of 1st place by the USA. We deserve to be very proud of each of
our Aussie Team Members, including Archie Davis and Jason Miller, along with Joel Howley
who skied as an independent, for their performances on & off the water.
I was constantly amazed to find that all competitors were extremely friendly and polite and it's
great to see the friendships that are made & continued at these events. Having been around
sport for most of my life it I am really impressed by the fantastic manners, modesty, respect &
overall attitude that skiers have towards others.
You know, its really amazing to be able to travel to the other side of the world to officiate at a
World Championships. When you consider Glenn and I have only been judging for around 5
years it just shows what is available in this sport if you want to have a go, not only from a
competitive point of view but also from an official point of view. I encourage anyone to have a
go a judging, driving, calculating or homologating - or, as happens everywhere else in the world
- all of these things. Who knows it could be you acting as an official at a World Championships
somewhere in the near future. If someone had of told me before I started judging that I would
one day judge at a World Championships I would have laughed at them, but here I am! So
what's stopping you?
In finishing I would like to congratulate Glenn on his first Worlds as a Chief Judge & also
Lauma on cementing her reputation as one of the best calculators in the sport.
The U21's were a wonderful experience that I feel very privileged to have been a part of and
one which I will remember forever!
Nationals 2014!
Victoria are hosting the 2014 Nationals over Easter at the magnificent Ski Lakes at Berry
Springs in Darwin.
We will keep you posted with Bulletins from the TWSA and through this Newsletter with all
that is on offer regarding accommodation etc....
I know it sounds like a long way off yet but before you know it we will be making our way up,
maybe even making a real family trip out of it as there is so much to see while you are there.
Book early as I hear things are booking fast!
Easter 2014 18/4/2014 to 21/4/2014
Victorian School Holidays 4/4 to 21/4
Nationals Familiarisation Sets - 14/4/2014 to 16/4/2014
Tournament Dates - 17/4/2014 to 21/1/2014
In preparation to the Nationals the state representatives created a team of people to go out
and see who would like to invest in some sponsorship for our Nationals event. A win win
situation for the companies or individuals that do come on board.
Thank you to those that have come on board so far....
including Channel 9!!!!
We are still looking for more sponsors so if you want to be part or know of someone that
may be interested then please email us with your/the contact details and we can forward a
proposal of what is on offer or if you would prefer we could discuss this directly. (Email
[email protected])
If you are not interested, however you have a contact through a company or individual that
you believe may be interested in a sponsorship package whether large or small then we
would be more than happy to receive their contact details.
If you have something FOR SALE feel free to place your own ad on the SkiBay Facebook
site, add your own photos and communicate yourself with your buyers. I am happy to put
your ad up for you if you are not sure how to.
All I ask is that you let me know when something is sold or delete the post yourself from the
Spread the word it doesn't have to be just a Victorian thing, hopefully we can move some of
our ski gear before the next season starts,,,,,,, only to purchase some more :)
Josie Christie
This boat would suit a new boat buyer looking for a substantial saving.
2010 Malibu LX. Open Bow, 330HP LCR engine.
ZF forward and reverse transmission.
Regularly serviced.
Ideal for family or tournament skiing.
Bundoora Bimini with quick action clips.
2 outlet Heater,
Factory fitted stereo system 1,
driver's seat adjusts for height and length,
tilt steering, downturned exhaust tips,
prop is good,
removable teak swim platform,
rear storage locker.
Bilge pump,
navigation lights,
EasyTow galvanised trailer with dual axle and mag wheels, Fulton winch and
jockey wheel, swing away coupling. Trailer has been fully serviced.
Only used in fresh water.
Australian made. It comes with remainder of new boat 3 year warranty.
Zero Off cruise control.
Boat and trailer registered in Victoria until August 2013. HIN AU-CENLX658H010
Phone Richard 03-52439651
For Sale
Malibu Response TXi 2012
A superb boat first launched August 2012. Diamond cut hull. Only 120
engine hours. 330 HP LCR engine
Many extras including Bimini Top, Stereo, Flush Kit, Dripless Shaft Seal.
Zero Off speed control.
Brand New 2013 Easy Tow Trailer
Easy Loader half roller trailer with 15” alloy wheels, galvanised axles,
springs and hubs, 4 wheel Dexter electric-hydraulic disc brakes, boat
buckle tie downs
$62,500 ono
Contact: Alan Dagg 0419 913 099 Or Simon Haywood 0408 833 665
For /Sale!
Please find below are summary of our on-site caravan and annexe for sale at Lakeside
Caravan Park Mulwala. Boat ramp directly opposite caravan park entrance. I am hoping that
you can pass along to some of your members that maybe interested as it provides close
accommodation to Twin Lakes.
24ft (7 Metres) Caravan (Chesney) complete with 6 metre x 3 metre aluminium annexe.
Sleeps 6 comfortably and up to 8.
1 x Queen Size Bed in Caravan
2 x Bunks in Annexe
1 x Sofa Couch in Annexe
Full Ensuite in Caravan – Shower, Toilet and Basin.
1 x Panasonic Inverter Split System Air Conditioner and Heating.
1 x ½ hp Box style air conditioner.
LPG Gas Hot Water System
Full galley kitchen with 4 burner lpg stove and oven.
1 x new fridge in caravan
1 x fridge in annexe
Has TV, DVD Player and Stereo System.
Heaps of inside storage.
Heaps of outside area. Ability to park car and trailer on one side of caravan and outside
seating area on other. Currently fits 21ft Tige and Mitsubishi Challenger.
7 Piece Pine Outside Table.
Full afternoon shade
Site I-01
Only approx.. 7kms to Twin lakes.
Please see for park details.
Please contact Lachie on 0448-716-640 or Lisa on 0419-873-222 for more details or to
organise an inspection.
Lachie Hyndman
1 Medium Wiley Trick Wrap
Call Jorden 0409 344 418
Contact: Roger Gill 0418129668
For /Sale!
A2 for sale 64.5" excellent condition $500
Contact Olivia Collicoat
[email protected]
90" Goodman jump skis
w/ Wiley Double Stuff Pro Build bindings (or blank)
Great condition
Contact James Lefebvre on 0400 522 650
Wing Gauges
Sets of wing gauges from 7.0 to 10.0 degrees
and they are sold as a set for $65 including
postage. If you would like to order a set please
contact Nick.
Please contact : Nick on 0418864864
For /Sale!
If anyone is looking for well
cared for second hand gear, all one
owner, they will be able to save money.
HO Judge 61" slalom ski blank $200
(new $499 with binding and RTP)
Shock boot "mini" size $150 (new $249)
Reflex size 4 hard shell, carbon fibre
base plate, 404 release and horseshoe
$300 (new $680) HO Mach 1 slalom ski
with Shock boot and rear toe plate both
"standard" size $350 (new $699)
Please contact Nicholas Bate for details
0407 414 247
66” Radar Strada 2011 – excellent condition
Strada boot size 9 – used once
Brand new Radar kicker
Sequence plate
Ph: 0404 516 192
For /Sale!
D3 Nomad slalom ski.
D3 X5 slalom ski. Very little use. Excellent bit of kit
Vel Aqua slalom ski, suitable for a classic ski collector or museum
Ron Marks slalom ski, suitable for a classic ski collector or museum
KD trick ski. A bit rough from binder screw holes but very similar to current design
Connolly trick ski. Very rough, suitable for some crazy stunt where you might do
grievous damage to a good ski.
Please contact Sue, Patrick or Richard on 52439651
For /Sale!
Goode Nano One 65.25" (left foot fwd) as new $1300 perfect
Jobe Rogue 66" one season old $450 perfect condition
Goode 9800 66" $200
Obrien Conquer 66" 100% new $700 blank
Phone or email Tim 0422 816 770 or [email protected]
Goode Nano One Right foot forward 66.25”
Only used for 2 month’s as new
Contact Rob 0438 792 729
I have a 2010 obrien sixam ss 67" with a large Connelly draft front
boot and rear toe plate for sale $800 ono. including cover . If you
could please advertise for me . Contact Dan on 0413 340 263
HO A1 66.25" $700 ono. Contact Danielle on 0448 688 311
Top class slalom ski for sale.
Goode "Nano" 64.5 inch with double boot set up for left foot forward. Brand new ski
Contact Cathryn Humphrey on 0408
210590 or Gary on 0428
494359 heavily reduced price !!!
For /Sale!
For Sale stainless steel 4 blade prop has been tuned by prop shop
and not used since would suit Nautique or shaft with US size 1.025
or i believe AUS 25MM
$750 contact TOM 0418 388 530
RING TOM 0418388530
FOR SALE kidder red line graphite jump skis
with kidder pro wraps large. length 1820cm
about 72inches. would suit new jumper or
show team skier. great condition $760 contact
Tom 0418 388 530
RING TOM 0418388530
FOR SALE Ho xfactor revolot 160cm with
animal front binding only would suit social to
intermediate skier used for one season only
good condition $375
tom 0418388530
When you sell your item please let me know so I
can remove it from the newsletter.
Calendar - 2013/2014
Ratings Lists (as at 16/10/13)
Any queries or questions relating to the Ratings List please contact Richard Crisp
[email protected]