The sport of water skiing has lost a great man who participated in water skiing for many years in an administrative and competitive roll, Russell Morris will be remembered by many water skiers throughout the World of Water Skiing.
His involvement commenced as a skier with the Geelong Water Ski Club in the 1960’s and a member of the Victorian Water Ski Association from then on. He was involved in many administrative duties, President with the International Oceania Group—delegate with the Australian Water Ski & Wakeboard Federation. Russell made his mark with the International Invitational Moomba Masters Championships, held on the Yarra River Melbourne Australia with a total commitment from himself for 11 days and nights presentation of water skiing activities in conjunction with the promotion of the festival conducted by the City of Melbourne each March.
He will be remembered as a gentleman and a supporter of all water skiing activities. We thank you Russell for your continued support over the seasons for the Victorian Water Ski Association and Moomba Masters.
Our deepest condolence to Lorraine, Sally, Andrew and Joy and family members, also the many water ski friends he made over the years.
President D. Robertson, Secretary F. Hynes Directors and members of the Victorian Water Ski Association, Moomba Masters we applaud you
Kreg was a unique legionary water skier who accomplished recognition over the many seasons with a talent that could do and achieve the impossible on the water, water skiing.
This legendary Canadian skier, won the first Wakeboard World Championship, and in the 1980’s and 1990’s became famous for his incredible natural balance making Kreg a champion 3 event skier. Kreg competed in the Moomba Masters International Invitational Championships in the early 1990’s winning the Moomba Masters trick event in 1992. He was popular with many of the younger skiers as always willing to give them a hearing and encouragement …He will be missed by many Australian skiers
Deepest Condolences to Krista, Jaret, Britta , Dorien, and Llewellan family.
President, Directors and members of the Victorian Water Ski Association Moomba Masters
VALE ROBBIE GRAHAM
To day will be remembered with deep sadness.
Robbie Graham fought a battle with cancer and sadly lost his fight. Passing away peacefully 13th January 2020 May He Rest In Peace
Our Sincere condolences to his wife Kerry, and the Graham and Ritchie families.
Robbie came from a family involved in water skiing over many seasons; Father Ian was a V.W.S.A. Councillor, Chief Moomba Masters Tournament boat driver, Mother Betty, Chief calculator for Moomba tournaments and various regional events.. Robbie commenced his water skiing at an early age 12 years as a tournament skier, skied on the Yarra River as part of the Moomba Masters,and Moomba Ski Shows. He then moved on to have many more years involvement with the Ski Racing Division of the V.W.S.A both on water and administration, became President of the Victorian Water Ski Association. As President of V.W.S.A. formed the State and Australian Water Ski & Wakeboard Federation Disabled Division, now accepted by the IWWF, also a member of Team Australia Powerboat Racing. A passion for all water sports.
Sadly missed by all
Hereby acknowledge Vale by a past member Lundi Castellano
Today a legend has passed away, Robbie Graham was a towering presence in Australia’s water skiing landscape. A fabulous skier a great leader and the original Ski Show Director for the first Aussie Moomba Masters Ski Show. Never one to shy away from a challenge, if Robbie said it could be done, his loyal band of skiers achieved it. Robbie loomed large in all our lives for many years. Life goes on but I’m sure everyone will look back over those years with a sense of pride and a love for the good mates we had and the fun times we shared.
Robbie Graham you will never be forgotten my thoughts and prayers to Kerry and his families.