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Weaver and Jones Top Qld Titles

The 2013 Queensland Titles were a huge success at Sandy Hook in Bundaberg. In a town that's been ravaged not once, but twice by horrible flooding in previous years, the support of the local media and towns folk, as well as the tireless efforts of the Sandy Hook Ski Club provided one of the smoothest and most successful qld titles in memory. With some amazing racing over the weekend, it was Mark Weaver, skiing behind NGR's Blazen, winning not only his age but also the coveted Wayne Mawer Men's Open cup and the unlimited race stamping his dominance on a stacked field of talent. Kylee Jones won Social womens and the Eloise Anderson Open Women's Cup to once again, making it four in row, assert her authority on skiing North of the border. SRQ would like to thank all competitors, volunteers and spectators for adding to the amazing spectacle that was out on the water. Full results will be available on www.skiracingqueensland.com.au in upcoming days.
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Ski 4 Kids with Cancer

Just a reminder that the Ski 4 Kids with Cancer is on the 2nd of June

Starting at Manly and Finishing in Newcastle Harbour

more information is available at www.HSRC.com.au
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Weaver Eclipses 1 Up Record

NGR's Blazen, with Noel Griffin driving, and Cliff Bamford observing have won the Sydney Bridge to Bridge 1up, making themselves the fastest men down the river ever. Previously held by Christopher Stout and the same team, The record leaves NGR with the three fastest times ever recorded with a skier. Pushed early by Merc Force and Superman, Weaver pulled away and set his own pace, to finish in 35.04. Daniel Graziano hung on for second, edging out Jake Tegart for third just in front of Codie Rigg in fourth.

Other record breaking runs included Jack Houston in Under 19's, Jesse Burns in Under 16's, Kris Knights in Moc and Ray Ball in Under 6litre.
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Cranny goes 4 in a row at the Southern 80

Mark Cranny, Damien Matthews, Pete Proctor and Ziggy have smashed all comers at the 2013 Southern 80. Winning the Baker's Blitz in just outside The Syndicate's record time, the boys backed up on Sunday to finish within seconds of their own record again, with yet another 30 minute and 30.... time. That's three in a row less than 30.40!

Second place over the 80, and third in the Blitz went to 99 Psycho Clowns, with Dan MacMahon, Ian Baker, Mick Kelly and Wayne Mawer. Their third place in the blitz made more impressive by the fact they had to basically run it twice, after being red flagged at Meerool.

Third overall, only a second behind 99PC was the Merc Force team of Don Gulley, Grant Patterson, Kris Knights and Jake Tegart.

Gassa did a great job to take second in the Baker's Blitz on Saturday.

The race was marred by a few serious accidents, but it would appear that all involved are on the way to recover.

Baker's Blitz - 1st Hellrazor, 2nd Gassa, 3rd 99PC
Southern 80 - 1st Hellrazor, 2nd 99PC, 3rd Merc Force


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Mawer takes out AWSRC

Wayne Mawer and the 99 Psycho Clowns team of Daniel Macmahon and Ian Baker have taken out the richest water ski racing series in history, the inaugural Australian Water Ski Racing Championship with two second places in the final rounds at Newcastle. Peter Proctor finished strongly after mechanical problems early in the series to take second place, with Tru Blue, Mark Cranny and Damien Matthews. Jake Tegart's proven consistency saw him take third place behind Merc Force, with Don Gulley and Grant Patterson in the boat.

Trudi Stout took out F1 Womens, while Daniel Cotton and Leanne Campbell cleaned up in F2.

Rachael Stapleton and Mitch Mulcahy won the junior events.

In it's first year, the series provided some amazing racing, accessible to the public and testing on the athletes. Look forward to seeing this series continue to grow in the future.