Enjoy the race, but keep safe: Lomas

February 09, 2018

Moama Watern Sports Club president John Lomas. Photo Luke Hemer.

I WISH to welcome all Southern 80 competitors and spectators to Echuca and Moama and other areas of both shires.

The event now runs over four days, starting with the official launch on Thursday evening at the American Hotel.

Friday morning’s Breakfast with the Stars at Moama’s Kerrabee Sound Shell is where everyone can be up close not just to all the boats but meet many of the crews and skiers.

Saturday is the Total Tools static display in Hare St, Echuca, followed by racing all day Saturday and Sunday.

But there is still time to check out some of the amazing things to see or do in the area.

Our strategic partner, Destination NSW; major partners, Roads and Maritime, Campaspe Shire, Murray River Council, Total Tools, Tyrepower, Riverine Herald; support partners and all our class sponsors and our wonderful community organisations and individual volunteers continue to help make this weekend a success.

At Vic Park, there will be more viewing areas for spectators, a large screen where you can watch the start from, merchandise, trade sites, a variety of food, free jumping castle for the kids, as well as some old favourites, and music at the end of each day so stay on and be entertained and watch the presentation of the days racing. Most of all, there is plenty of shade.

To all first-time competitors and regular competitors, good luck and safe racing and, to all our visitors, have a great weekend. If you happen to be camping along the river, please remember to carry your rubbish out and leave your campsite as you found it, but most importantly please don’t swim on race days.

See you all at the finish line.

Moama Water Sports Club president John Lomas

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