The Southern 80 has evolved over many years to become the world class event it is today.
Initially Echuca hosted a marathon event held over 522 miles in 1964.
In 1965 it was divided into two events; the Murray Ski Marathon over 500 miles as well as a shorter 100 mile race.
That year the race even attracted two air boats which could power through shallow water at up to 60mph and on flat land for short distances.
In 1974 the Moama Water Sports Club was formed. By 1975 the event was named the Southern 80 Ski Trial, was held in February for the first time and 47 teams were entered.
In 2006, the Moama Water Sports Club started the Barrie Beehag Ski Race.
If you are interested in joining the Moama Water Sports Club.
- $35 Single
- $70 Family (children to the age of 16)
Membership includes General Admission weekend pass and a car pass to the Southern 80.
Please download 2018-19 Membership renewal complete, to send back to MWSC.