Water skiing was a great love of his life. He was a Director of the Victorian Water Ski Association for many seasons and Member of the Australian Water Ski Association now Australian Water Ski and Wakeboard Federation
His dedication to water skiing and his calm exacting and fair treatment of skiers soon led him to the position of Chief Judge for tournament events in the various deciplines.
He enjoyed working with his close friend Max Kirwan. They spent many years (over 30 years ) conducting the International event known as the Moomba Masters on the Yarra River Melbourne Australia , with success
Moomba Masters Judge for 16 years , Chief Judge at the Asian Australasian Championships for 20 years and inducted into the Hall of Fame of Australia, also Asia Australasia ,and the International Water ski & Wakeboard Federation ,
He traveled all over the World, in excess of of 25 countries judging tournaments throughout Europe, Italy, France, Asia, Great Britain, USA, Russia, New Zealand , Amman etc.,
Tribute from Hanifah Yoong Yin Fah
Devoting a lifetime to our sport is no exaggeration in the case of Australia’s Ron Fergusson
For 35 years as a member of both the IWWF Executive Board and as a member of the IWWF Technical Committee, Ron played a key role at our sport’s leading edge at the international level. For 17 years he was Technical Chairman of Australia’s Tournament, Barefoot, Kite, Ski Racing and Disabled Water Ski Disciplines. He also judged at no less than nine World Water Ski Championships and Two World Disables Water Ski Championships