17th February 2020

Jada breaks Victorian U14 Girls Slalom Record at Moodemere

Jada Sweeney broke her first Under 14 Girls' slalom record with a score of 0.5 at 52k 12m. This score also promoted her into the Top Victorian Ability Division.

Dave Barbuto had 2 PB's and ended up with a best of 2 at 52k 18.25m.

Patrick Crisp achieved a long time aim of running the 11.25m pass. He finished with a new PB of 1 at 58k 10.75m

8 Geelong skiers were invited to this prestigious event.












17th February 2020

PB's and Rating at Mulwala

Dave Barbuto had a PB of 1 at 49k and achieved his National Rating at the Mulwala 4 round slalom tournament.

Meanwhile his Dad, Peter notched up 2.5 at 55k 12m for another PB.

Jada Sweeney also had a PB with 3.5 at 52k 13m.

Geelong was represented by 11 skiers.




9th February 2020

Jono Leake excels at the Aussie Kiwi Challenge in New Zealand

Jono Leake represented Australia for the first time at the Aussie Kiwi Challenge at Lake Crichton in New Zealand.


He had a PB in slalom of 2 at 12m in the first round and followed up with 1 at 12m in the second round. This put him in second place just half a buoy behind the winner. In tricks he came 11th.

His jumps of 26.2m and 28.7m put him strongly into second place. He was 4th overall.

Brilliant international debut. Well done Jono.



9th February 2020

More PB's and records at the Australian Masters

Pb's came from:

Jada Sweeney tricks 2520,

Patrick Crisp 7270 (New Victorian over 21 record)

Sue Crisp 2130 (with new  Victorian and Australian record of 2060),

Henry Leake 3 at 13m,

Jono Leake 4.5 at 13m and 0 at 12m.




9th February

6 Geelong skiers at the Australian Junior Masters create 13 new PB's

Geelong club members Caitlin Dennis Jada Sweeney, Caitlin and Ryan Macdonald, Jono and Henry Leake all had PB's at the the AJM at Stoney Park Port Macquarie.

Jono 3.5 at 13m and 30.5m.

Ryan 2290 and 19.7m

Caitlin Macdonald 13.5m

Henry 3 at 14.25, 2 at 13m, 1580 and 14.5m

Jada 22.4m and 23.6m

Caitlin Dennis 2 at 14.25m and 11.9m.



9th February

Emily and Jason PB at Latrobe.

Geelong club members Angus Freemantle, Emily Perrett and Jason Jones PB'ed at the Vic Trophy Series at Latrobe.

Emily scored 2.5 at 52k and then backed it up with 4 at 52k in the second round.

Jason Jones pushed his PB up to 4 at 52. Getting closer to the National Rating.

Angus had 1.5 at 49k and then 2.5 at 49k for 2 PB's out of his 3 rounds of slalom.


17th January 2020

5 Geelong skiers at the Australian Junior Development School

Geelong club members Jada Sweeney, Caitlin and Ryan Macdonald, Jono and Henry Leake all went to the Australian Development School at Stoney Park, Port Macquarie this week. It is a great achievement to be selected for this school and they will have had a marvelous opportunity to improve their skills. 


6th January 2020

Geelong skiers represent Victoria at the SA v Vic Challenge

Geelong club members Patrick Crisp, Mark and Tom Bunge represented Victoia at the SA verses Vic Challenge at Bedrock South Australia. Victoria won. 


6th January 2020

Sue breaks trick records at Mulwala

Sue Crisp has set 2 pending Australian and Victorian trick records at the Mulwala Open tournament in NSW.

Dave Barbuto set new tournament PBs in slalom. This was Dave's first tournament in division 5 and he had a magnificent tournament running his first pass each round.

Pete Barbuto continued his good form getting into 12 metres again.

30th December 2019

Following a neighbor's noise complaint would you please stay on the club side of the power lines if you are skiing earlier than 7:30am

22nd December 2019

Dave Barbuto started the spring league with best scores of 6 at 31kph. He finished the league with scores of 2 and 3 buoys at 46kph.  It was always going to be hard to keep up with that level of improvement. His Dad, Pete gave it a shot and came second moving from best scores at 13m to scores into 12m. A strong third was Alex Werner who improved from 43kph to 55kph. Doing well in the Leagues relies on skiing as close to your best, putting in lots of scores as well as occasionally improving your PBs.

The Summer League starts on 12th January and runs through to the Nationals at Easter 13 weeks with the best 9 to count. This will be the longest League to date and will cover the most tournaments. It should produce an interesting result. Make sure to send your scores to Sue.

22nd December 2019

 After months of work, the rebuilt jump has been christened. On Monday 16th December Peter Smith a skier at the Geelong Ski Clinic successfully landed his first jump of the set.

Congratulations and thanks to all who worked on the project., including Mike Leake, Troy Dennis, Mark Macdonald, Ray Perrett, Marc McDowell, David Tatasciore, Jai Herbert and Peter Barbuto

21st December 2019

Geelong skiers have achieved new PBs 

Bridgewater TWSV Series

  • Jada Sweeney had PBs in slalom 5 at 52k 13m and 19.8 and 19.9m  in jump.

  • Flynn Sheldon had a PB in jump with 38.2m. 

  • Albury Malibu

  • Alexei Werner 5 at 55k 18.25m

  • Nick Werner 4 at 55k 14.25m

  • Mulwala Malibu

  • Caitlin Dennis 1 at 52k 14.25m

  • Troy Dennis 4.5 on the Mini course

  • Jada Sweeney 2300 trick points

  • Henry Leake 10.4m jump

  • Big Red in Darwin

  • Peter Barbuto 2 at 55k 12m

13 OCT 2019

The slalom and jump courses will be surveyed on 16th and 17th November.

Would everyone not involved please stay clear of the surveyors?

When they are working on the slalom course the stretch of river to the island will be open and then when the surveyors are on the jump course the slalom end will be open.

12 OCT 2019

Trick judging practice session

An opportunity to practice and develop your trick judging skills.
Saturday morning 11:00am 13th October.

2 OCT 2019

Boat scrutineering Sunday 6th October at the Club House

Bring your boat, all safety gear, boat licence, registration and insurance paperwork and $35 for the river permit to the Club between 9 and noon on Sunday 6th October.

Bring your club key. We will change it over to the new one. The locks will change on Sunday.

Make sure your membership is paid up to date before you come.

30 SEP 2019

TWSA Calendar

Use this link to find all the TWSA and TWSV events for this season. Tournaments, ski schools and courses.

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