Sydney Australia, February, 2007 – The Southern 80 Ski Race which has been held for over 40 years was again held this past weekend. The Race takes place on the Murray River between Torrumbarry and Echuca on the second Sunday in February each year.
The event is a two up water ski race, which covers the river from Torrumbarry to Echuca with over 120 bends on this 80 kilometer race section. The race attracted 563 entries from all over Australia with international representation from New Zealand, Great Britain and the USA.
Once again Evinrude E-Tec has shown a clear set of heels in the MOC and SMOC classes with 5 races contested, winning all 5 and obliterating 3 long standing Mercury records with the winning SMOC class boats, all powered by fully homologated
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• SMOC Expert class Stalker Racing broke the 2004 race record.
• SMOC Social Class Stalker Racing broke the 2003 Mercury race record.
• SMOC Short Course Expert Evinrude Racing broke the 2007 Mercury race record.