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SPECTACULAR BACK-TO-BACK WIN FOR MERC FORCE

MERC Force has gone back-to-back in the Southern 80.. And managed to finish the course in the second fastest time in S80 history (30.08).. The faces of the crew as they crossed the line delivered one message loud and clear: mission accomplished

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Riverine Herald
Feb 11 2018
Lifestyle

Back-to-back despite ‘tough conditions’

GOING back-to-back is a great feeling, especially if you break a record as you cross the line.. Temper 2 won last year’s 16-19 Boys Expert class, only to go on and break the race record at this year’s Southern 80.. Coming from Rowville

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Riverine Herald
Feb 13 2018
Lifestyle

Youngsters take home excellent times in this year’s S80

SKI racing is a sport for all ages.. Despite the perceived dangers of the sport, it attracts a number of younger racers to take part.. Some of these competitors are incredibly young.. One of the youngest competitors at the 2018 Southern 80 was Max

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Riverine Herald
Feb 13 2018
Lifestyle

‘Don’t be the person who stops the 80’

THE Southern 80 runs the risk of being stopped if spectators swim during the race.. Moama Water Sports Club issued an urgent warning on Saturday after people were spotted swimming at the end of Winbi Rd on both sides of the river.. There was also

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Riverine Herald
Feb 12 2018
Lifestyle

Break downs and confusion leave fans scratching heads

TWO of the biggest stories of the day did not happen on the finish line.. And they involved two of the biggest names in ski racing.. The first was Arkham Asylum.. The winner of the 2017 Barrie Beehag entered the weekend as the dark horse of many

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Riverine Herald
Feb 13 2018
Lifestyle

And some pigs can almost fly

IT WAS headline news during the week.. On Wednesday, the new livery on the former champion Hellrazor was finally released.. It carried a new name.. Hells Arsenal.. It was now the centrepiece of the Pigs Arsenal team.. When it was revealed, driver

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Riverine Herald
Feb 13 2018
Lifestyle

Perfect conditions for ‘awesome’ race

THE Moama Water Sports Club president has a message to everyone who attended this year’s Southern 80 — thank you.. Club president John Lomas said he could not have been more happy with the running of this year’s event, and the

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Riverine Herald
Feb 13 2018
Lifestyle

Final trip the the Murray for a local waterskiing pioneer

THE ashes of Doug Macintire, a winner of the Shell Murray Marathon 54 years ago, were scattered on the Murray River at the weekend.. In the 17’6" clinker Commodore, skiing crew Macintire, Col Healey and Roy Reid and driver Bob Partington

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Riverine Herald
Feb 12 2018
Lifestyle

Failure to launch a problem for skiers

TWO is company, three is a crowd.. That is what the skiers behind three consecutive boats would have thought when they all failed to stick the launch.. Just under an hour into Saturday morning’s racing, where no two skiers had fallen back to

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Riverine Herald
Feb 12 2018
Lifestyle

Southern 80 feels Merc’s mighty force

HOW do you improve your game after winning the Southern 80?. Not only do you smash your previous time, you race the second fastest time in the S80 history.. And you become just the fifth team to go back-to-back.. That was Merc Force.. In a time of

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Riverine Herald
Feb 12 2018
Sport

RACING LEGEND’S LAST VISIT TO THE MURRAY

THE ashes of Doug Macintire, a winner of the Shell Murray Marathon 54 years ago, were scattered on the Murray River this weekend.. In the 17'6" clinker Commodore, skiing crew Macintire, Col Healey and Roy Reid and driver Bob Partington were

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Riverine Herald
Feb 10 2018
Sport

SWIMMERS AT RISK SAY S80 ORGANISERS

SOUTHERN 80 organisers are pleading with swimmers to keep out of the river during race times.. They are concerned today's forecast sunny conditions might tempt more of them into the water.. “Numbers were already causing alarm during

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Riverine Herald
Feb 11 2018
Sport

First boat home in day two of racing

BAD Temper - the first boat home in day two of S80 racing - has managed two cut two minutes off its time last year.. Provisional times show Bad Temper sitting on top of the leader board in the Super Social class with a time of 37.43, followed by

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Riverine Herald
Feb 11 2018
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