Water Safety


Friendly reminder from Victorian Water Ski Association

Maritime Safety Victoria is warning boaters and skiers to be on the lookout for hazards when enjoying inland waters activities.

Following a very dry year water levels are low in many of the State’s inland waters.

Please be aware of  changes to permitted speed on some waterways when the levels drop.

Andy Mapple – VALE

Victorian Water Ski Association & Moomba Masters

Mourns the passing of one of its greatest champions


Thank you Andy for all the wonderful moments of water skiing viewing you gave to the thousands of spectators watching you from the banks of the Yarra River, Melbourne, Australia.  Great sportsman and ambassador of water skiing.

A legend

You leave us and the world wide skiing fraternity with such treasured memories.

Our deepest condolences to Deena and family.

Patti Stokes – VALE

It is with deep sadness I advise of the passing of Patti Stokes Deepest Sympathies are extended to the family Noel(Dec)  Gregory , Robyn, David, & Ray (Dec) Patti & Noel Stokes were well known to the water skiing fraternity in Australia & Overseas , and have hosted many International skiers. Both of them, with family members, spent many hours supporting the “legend of the Moomba Masters Championships” and gave encouragement to all water skiing activities.

Peter Glanville – VALE

The President, and directors of the Victorian Water Ski Association offer their sympathies to the Glanville Family in the passing of Peter.

Peter a director of the Moama Water Sports Club for a many years has worked hard to ensure smooth and safe running of water ski races such as the Southern 80 and the Barrie Beehag ski races.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Marlain, Betty, Max, Graeme & Ruth.

Robbie Henderson – VALE


With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand. He has wandered into an unknown land.
Words cannot express all our feelings at this time.

The Water Skiing Fraternity throughout Australia and indeed the World were the lucky ones to have known you Big Rob, Hendo, Scoop, our gentle giant. For many years Robbie nurtured and looked after water skiers from the Junior level through to World Championship competition. Ski Racing will miss this quiet Gentle Giant who will always have a place in our hearts.

R.I.P. Robbie

To Jan, your ever loving Mum, Our kind thoughts and prayers, Heartfelt Deepest Sympathies  go to you in your sorrow


President, Directors and members Victorian Water Ski Association

Ron Barker – VALE

It is with sadness and deep regret the President and Directors of the Victorian Water Ski Association advise of the passing of Ron Baker For many years Ron served as a Director of the Victorian Water Ski Association Ron Baker worked tirelessly for the promotion of water skiing over many years. His involvement was in many divisions of water skiing. . Excelled in his ability as a public address operator and his chosen role to impart water skiing knowledge to the viewing public , being the microphone at events . Moomba Masters-Australian National Titles- State Titles many Presentation Nights and Ski Racing events . He was involved and delighted with the inception of the Water Ski Complex Lake Cooper and spent many happy camping days and hours at Lake Cooper. An outstanding man and competitor in Ski Racing –

Our thoughts go to Maureen and the family on the passing of Ron at age 84 on Tuesday. The funeral will be held on Wednesday 25th September at Joseph Allison, 941 Mount Alexander Road Essendon at 2.30pm.