KING OF THE FITZROY

 

Sign up for the fun Easter Weekend event at Rockhampton!

 

April 15 & 16, 2017

 

For all round Information and Entry Details please Click Here

BATTLE OF THE BURNETT - REVIVED!

 

SRQ and the Sandy Hook Ski Club are excited to present the Battle of the Burnett - Revived!

 

January 14 & 15, 2017

 

For all round Information and Entry Details please Click Here

 

 

 

SRQ - GENERAL MEETING

 

SRQ next General Meeting will be on Tuesday Feb 21st from 6:30pm at East Coast Truck Sales for all those wishing to attend.

 

The following meeting is scheduled for 9th of May 2017.

 

 

 

SRQ - THE MOST AFFORDABLE RACING IN THE COUNTRY

 

After attempting to amalgamate with another region to provide low cost, high fun racing, SRQ has been forced to go alone. Whilst trying to bring together regions to increase the membership and race numbers, unfortunately the other organization were not willing to commit to the cheapest racing available in the country ? and here at SRQ we will not budge on that!

 

Now that unfortunately we have lost time in our season due to trying to combine our resources, all at SRQ are working overtime to get racing going. Looking at venues including Moogerah Dam, Bundaberg, Lake Kurwongbah (for a new and exciting format of racing), as well as northern centres including Hervey Bay, Rockhampton and Emerald ? things are working at a hectic pace to allow interested members the opportunity to do what we all want to do ? get on the water and race in a safe and controlled environment.

 

SRQ make a commitment to providing their members with the most affordable racing on the planet ? for just $100 you can race the season with us! SRQ will cover all the other costs!!!!!! This UNBELIEVABLE deal comes with no hidden strings attached ? we just want you to race with us!

 

As always, if you feel you have ideas, locations or anything that can help us bring this racing to the public, get in touch with a committee member ? our new committee and their contact details are available through our website!

 

Working hard to provide you with the best quality racing for the lowest price! We dare you to compare the prices elsewhere ? nowhere stacks up!

 

See you at the races, SRQ.

 

 

 

SRQ WELCOMES NEW COMMITTEE TO DRIVE FORWARD RACING

 

In the face of surmounting political and financial problems ? SRQ has selected a fresh new committee to forward map the future of our sport in Queensland. With a focus on affordable, family friendly racing, and a push to take racing North of SEQ to allow greater access for Queenslanders, by Queenslanders.

 

Michael Souwer and Chris Williams will head the committee as President and Vice President respectively. Vowing to work together, they are open to ideas and suggestions ? so if you have ideas or thoughts, please don?t hesitate to contact them.

 

For full committee memberships, please consult the website for names and contact details.

 

 

POINT SCORE 1 - 2016/17 SEASON - ***CANCELLED***

 

The committee of SRQ wish to advise their decision to cancel the series day scheduled for next Sunday, 14 August 2016.  They have advised that once the new season calender is finalised it will be posted online accordingly and with the expected new crews to sign on this year to SRA they felt there isn't sufficient time for everyone to be prepared to race by next weekend.

 

 

 

2016 SRQ ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ***REMINDER****

Will be held on Thursday 11 August 2016, at East Coast Commercials, Beaudesert Road, Acacia Ridge, commencing at 6.30pm.   Please click on the links below for the relevant meeting documentation.

 

2016 AGM Agenda

 

Agenda - General meeting 11 August 2016

 

2016 AGM committee position nomination form

 

Voting Proxy form

 

 

2016 QUEENSLAND STATE TITLES

 

A massive thanks goes to all crews and competitors who supported the Titles and travelled from far and wide to attend.  To the Stone family and the Big River Ski Lodge for hosting the event and their non-stop help throughout the whole weekend and Brian Shepherd for arranging the stunning photo print trophies for presentation.  Also to the SRQ committee and all of the volunteers who helped run the weekend, it couldn't be done without you, many thanks.

 

Full results available here

 

The Eloise Anderson Cup - Open Women race winner - Chelsea Blight - Team Mercforce F1, driver Trent Souwer, observer Mick Kelly

 

 

 

The Wayne Mawer Cup - Open Men race winner - Kris Knights - Team Merc Force, driver Don Gulley, observer Justin Pick

 

Photos courtesy of Brian Shepherd

 

 

SUNDAY NIGHT DINNER AND PRESENTATION INFO - Click here

 

 

FOOD, DRINKS AND SNACKS MENU - click here

 

 

 

SOME CHANGES TO THE ENTRY CONDITIONS FROM THE SRQ COMMITTEE:

 

1. Skiers who enter their age group race are also able to enter the next age group up

 

2. Under 10's race entry is FREE

 

STAY TUNED FOR THE FINAL DETAILS ABOUT THE SUNDAY NIGHT DINNER/PRESENTATION TO BE HELD AT BIG RIVER

 

Will be held at Big River Ski Lodge on the weekend of 11/12 June.

 

Entries are due by Tuesday 31 May to srqentries@hotmail.com

 

Please see the attached documents with all of the entry and event information to hand:

 

2016 Queensland Titles Race Information - click here

 

2016 - Queensland Titles race format - click here

 

2016 Queensland Titles Entry form - PDF - click here

 

2016 Queensland Titles Entry form - Word - click here

 

 

SERIES DAY - 15 MAY 2016 - MOOGERAH DAM

Please note the change of original date.  Next race will be Sunday 15 May at Moogerah Dam.  Entries are due by Monday 11 May to srqentries@hotmail.com

 

Please note that there will not be a BBQ held by the LMWSZ so please ensure to BYO food and drinks for the day.

 

 

 

 

APRIL SERIES DAY - 23/24 APRIL - BUNDABERG

Our next series day is coming up later this month at Bundaberg on the weekend of 23/24 April.  The entry form and 2 day format is on the Forms page.

 

If you can please confirm your attendance ASAP to enable the Sandy Hook club to plan accordingly.  The canteen will be running during the weekend and we will keep you posted on Saturday night dinner , which will be dependant on the number of teams heading up.  Remember it is a long weekend also.

 

Entries will be closing next Monday, 18 April.  Send to srqentries@hotmail.com

 

 

 

MAY SERIES DAY - NOW ON 15 MAY - MOOGERAH DAM

Due to other events clashing with ours, we were requested to review our date for the May series day. This will now be run on Sunday 15 May at Moogerah Dam.  I will send out further reminders closer to the time.

 

 


QUEENSLAND STATE TITLES - 11/12 JUNE 2016

Entry information will be available shortly.  Travis and Helen Stone have kindly arranged for the Sunday night function to be held on site at Big River.  That weekend isn?t a public holiday for Queensland so remember to book your day off! 

 

 

 

SRQ GENERAL MEETING NOTICE - 18 MAY 2016

Please note this date for our next general meeting

  

 

 

SRQ GENERAL MEETING NOTICE

The next SRQ meeting will be held on Wednesday , 24 February 2016 at East Coast Commercials, commencing at 6.30pm.  We hope you can attend.

 

The next scheduled meeting following this will be on Wednesday, 18 May 2016.

 

 

 

2016 QUEENSLAND STATE TITLES

Please note the venue change. We are still racing in Grafton but the venue will be at the Big River Ski Lodge at Seelands.

 

For Qld'ers attending, the Monday following the Titles is no longer a Queensland public holiday.

 

The Titles presentation will be held at the Ski Lodge on the Sunday night after the conclusion of the Titles.

 

For accommodation bookings head to their website - http://www.bigriverholidaypark.com.au/

 

More info to come shortly.

NEXT SERIES DAY - SRQ - 31 JANUARY 2016

Is now confirmed at Moogerah Dam on Sunday 31 January 2016.

 

***PLEASE NOTE THAT LMWSZ WILL NOT BE RUNNING A BBQ, SO PLEASE BYO FOOD, DRINKS ETC***

 

Entries for the upcoming series day will be due by Wednesday 27 January, please send to srqentries@hotmail.com

 

Entry forms, format and info can be found by heading to the Forms page on this site.

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER SERIES DAY SRQ

 

Big thanks to Andy from Dynamic Excavation for offering to be the sponsor for this next series day, check out their website at

 

http://www.dynamicexcavations.com.au/

 

Dynamic Excavations offers a diversity of equipment and services, and our friendly staff will happily match the right machine for your job.

Our services include:

  • Excavation
  • Trenching
  • Potholing
  • Locations
  • Footings
  • Pier Holes

2016 AUSTRALIAN TITLES - BUNDABERG

Race schedule and entry forms are now available!!  Click onto the tab for 2016 Australian Titles at the top of this page to see all of the Nationals information.

 

We hope to see you all in Bundy in January!

 

VALE JED COEY

I write this in sadness for we have lost a mate and a true champion on and off the water.  Jed Coey, you were a shining light to everyone involved with SRQ, always willing to help and amuse everyone with your wit and happy demeanour.  Not only were you an extremely talented skier, you were a role model to young up and comers in the sport.

 

To Kellie, Zain and Baby Coey, our hearts and souls go out to you at this time.  Know that we are all here to help at any time that you may need it and always will be.

 

May you rest in peace Jed Coey, forever a friend and mate.

 

Kellie and her family would like advise everyone that a celebration of Jed's life will be held at the Gold Coast Turf Club on Friday, 16 October at 12.30pm (QLD Time).  Please park in the members car park off Racecourse Drive.  The family have said that they would love to see everyone in bright, smart casual attire.  Refreshments and a cash bar will be available also.

 

It would be great if all SRQ members are able to attend to say farewell.

 

A fundraiser has been set up for Kellie and her children, anything you can give to help is much appreciated. 

Please click here for more information

 

Thankyou

Darren Apps

President

SRQ

 

 

SRQ SERIES DAY 2 - 13 SEPTEMBER 2015

A big thanks again to the Lake Moogerah Water Ski Zone for allowing us to race once again this coming weekend.  Steve Rigby and his crew of helpers will be running the canteen so please make sure you say G'day and support the Zone.

 

Gerry Gulley of East Coast Truck and Bus Sales has generously sponsored the SRA levy for this Sunday's race so please be sure to thank him when you see him on the bank and check out their website at:

 

http://www.eastcoasttrucks.com.au/

 

Many thanks Gerry and his team

 

2016 AUSTRALIAN TITLES - CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

SRQ is looking for volunteers to get involved and assist on the 2016 Nationals sub-committee that is being formed at the next SRQ meeting on 16 September 2015.  Meeting will commence at 6.30pm at East Coast Commercials.  You can also register your interest with Michael Souwer if you aren't able to attend on Wednesday. 

 

14 AUGUST 2015 - UPDATE FOR THIS WEEKEND'S SERIES RACE

SRQ would like to give a big thanks to our hosts for this coming weekend, the Lake Moogerah Water Ski Zone.  The guys will have the BBQ running all day Sunday so please go up and say hi and show your support.

 

Cheapa Auto Spares Mudgeeraba have very generously offered to sponsor the SRA competitor levy for this Sunday's race.  Make sure you give Pete Thompson a thankyou when you see him on the weekend and check out their website for all of your auto, truck and inboard boat part needs. Thanks Tommo!

 

Cheapa Auto Spares Mudgeeraba - click here

 

Please also don't forget to fill out your SRQ membership form details and see Deb Oppermann to pay your administration fee on Sunday morning prior to racing.  Everything you need to download is in the Forms tab on this page.

 

 

 

COMMENCEMENT OF SEASON 2015/16

All the forms you will need for the series day format, entries, membership details etc can be found on the forms page of the website.  The calender page has now also been updated with the finalised venue information.

 

Please take note of the $15 SRA competitor levy to be paid at each event and also when the 1 designated fuel break is scheduled for.

 

The list of the new committee members elected at the recent SRQ AGM can be found on the contacts page.

 

The committee look forward to seeing you at the SRQ events this season.

 

2016 AUSTRALIAN TITLES - 6-10 JANUARY 2016, BUNDABERG

 

Ski Racing Queensland, in partnership with the Sandy Hook Ski Club will be hosting the 2016 Australian Titles.

 

Please see the 2016 Nationals tab on this website.  This page will be updated with information about the event as it comes to hand.


2015 QUEENSLAND TITLES

What a fantastic weekend of racing at Bundy for our state titles. Despite the numbers being down a bit this year, it didn't stop the racing being exciting and SRQ definitely showed our interstate guests what they are made of.  Some of the classes were particularly down to the wire, with us at the officials tent checking lap splits continuously to see how the positions stood.  Turns out that El Presidento Mick is far quicker at the calculations than I am!!

 

Our weekend was incident free, only a couple of little wrist slaps for some eager drivers and maybe some new undies needed for the Quick Decision crew!

 

Our perpetual trophies for the Eloise Anderson Open Women's cup and the Wayne Mawer Open Men's cup will see 2 new names on them this year, congratulations to Shantelle King and Ben Gulley on their wins.

 

As we all know, there are many people that give their time and dedication to make events like this happen.

 

I would like to give a huge thanks to all of the following:

 

Our generous class sponsors for their support:

 

The Bolt Place - Bundaberg
Loose Unit Industries
Oppermanns Mechanical
Wide Bay Pest Management
Concept Tiles Bundaberg
Christensen Industries
SP Tools
Terry Aslett Smash Repairs
RMD Fabrications
Patto the Tiler

and also to Bundaberg Marineland who provide the course boats etc for the weekend,

 

To the committee and members of the Sandy Hook Ski Club for all of the assistance they provided with helping to arrange the weekend, setting and pulling in the course, being course boat crews all weekend, putting on the canteen, the bar and dinner on Sunday night.  We are very appreciative of your ongoing assistance and hospitality when we come to Bundy.  I would also like to particularly thank Col Patto and Michelle Dick who put in a ton of work for this weekend.  Michelle, as usual the Sunday night meal was amazing. 

 

To all of our crews who supported the event, and a special mention to those who travelled from interstate: Brian, Kris, Jake, Ray, Shantelle, James and also the Gale Force team from Grafton.  To the North Qld/Cairns teams who made the big drive down , we thank you also for making the trip down to race with us.

 

In race control, thanks to:

Mr S - our race controller
Patto - our safety officer
Terry Souwer - start boat and to Karen also

Paul Bennett - for being our commentator on Saturday

Mick Kelly- commentary on Sunday and all of his work on social media etc and for doing the trophy presentation, scrutineering and generally making sure everything was running smoothly

Gaynor Smidt, Helen Stone and Cindy Pollitt for assisting with timekeeping both days
and to everyone else who lent a hand over the weekend.

 

To see the full results, click here

 

Thanks again everyone,

Peta

 

 

LATEST UPDATES:

 

Plenty happening as we head towards the end of the season!

 

 

Qld Titles entries

Entries are due by next Friday, please send them in ASAP!! All details are on the SRQ Website under the form's section. Any questions, feel free to get in touch with us.

 

 

Qld Titles Sunday night Presentation

Please ensure that you RSVP and pay to Michelle Dick. Information about the cost etc are also found on our website with the rest of the Titles information.

 

 

Rope lengths at Qld Titles

After consultation with the race commitee and safety officer for the Titles, the SRQ committee has put in place a rope length limit to ensure smooth, safe racing. The limit will be 270 feet and will be measured in the same manner as social ropes, which means full rope including handles to be within this limit.

 

 

Sponsorship opportunities

Once again with our biggest race weekend of the year, comes the opportunity for SRQ to promote the businesses that support our racing. Being in Bundaberg, we will once again have regional tv coverage over the weekend, as well as program and interweb style promotion through FB, the website and twitter. While we are hesitant to ask our members to dip into their own pockets once again, many of you have strong ties through business (and pleasure?) with many businesses that would be a good fit for promotion to our followers. If you feel that you could assist us in the gaining of sponsorship for this event, or point us in the right direction, please don?t hesitate to give us a yell, or point them/us in their direction, it would be muchly appreciated. Information attached about packages available.

 

 

Qld Series presentation - Save the Date!

The date selected for this year's presentation is Saturday 4 July. We are currently in discussions with a few venues so the finalised plan will be advised to members as soon as possible.

 

Final Series day 14/15 Season - Moogerah Dam, 17 May. Entries due on Monday 11 May

 

Qld Titles - 6/7 June, entries are now open and all of the information can be found on the Forms page. Entries are due by Friday 22 May.

 

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WRAP UP

The Australian team took the win in all 6 classes at the Worlds last week.  A true credit to the dedication, preparation and committment of our skiers, drivers, observers and their helpers.

 

The Qld team of Merc Force/Strike Force F2 had  a very successful campaign with Ben Gulley locking in the Men's F2 title for the second time after also winning in 2013 at Teneriffe. His crew were fellow Qld members Glenn Campbell (driver) and Justin Pick (observer). 

 

Kylee Jones secured 6th place in the Open Women's category. She competed behind Qld boat Merc Force driven by Don Gulley and observer Grant Patterson. It is a real credit to Kylee's dedication and talent to watch her consistently be selected to represent Australia in the women's team at several world championships in a row now.

 

Judging from the photos of the water conditions in Wellington, I'm sure the many hours of training in Moreton Bay were valuable to their race preparation.

 

Congratulations to the team and also their pit crews and families, what a great team effort!

 

 

 

For full results head to:

http://www.wwsrc.com/

 

 

2015 QUEENSLAND STATE TITLES

 

Stay tuned, all of the entry information coming very soon!

 

UPDATE - 13 JANUARY 2015

VALE - Barbara Osborne

 

The committee and members of Ski Racing Queensland were saddened to hear of the passing of Barbara Osborne, one of the long time judges of Ski Racing.  Barb was part of the judging team when SRQ hosted the World Championships at Redcliffe in 2011 and also the first selection races at Moogerah in September 2014 and we appreciated her assistance and guidance.  She will be very missed in the ski racing community.

 

Our thoughts are with Marty and the rest of her family at this sad time.

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE - 21 DECEMBER 2014

Cliff Bamford, the 2015 Australian Worlds Team Captain has asked us to pass on the following information regarding the upcoming World Championships:

 

Accommodation and vehicle hire information - click here

 

Australian Team Newsletter 1 - click here

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Hi everyone, welcome to the new Ski Racing Queensland website.

 

You will see there is some information already on the site with more to come so keep checking in!

 

SRQ SERIES 2014/15

 

Unfortunately due to permit issues and the prediction of rain, the committee had to cancel our first series day for the season that was to be held on 17 August.  The committee will look at options for a reschedule date.