Dimboola Boat and waterski club
Event has been postponed until further notice.
Dimboola Recreation Reserve commencing at 7.30am
Come and see the worlds best barefooters compete in slalom, trick & jump events, culminating in the spectacular Night Jump on Saturday evening. Catering on-site both days. Licensed booth on Saturday. NO BYO.
Saturday program followed by Charity Auction, DJ and fireworks. All money from the auction goes towards Wimmera Against Cancer in Kids (Wack).
Barefoot Australia sanctioned and proceeds the world barefoot championships.
Thanks to our major sponsors
Dimboola Boat and Water Ski Club has a long history of community engagement and environmental sustainability, with a focus on the health of the Wimmera River.
The club was established in the early 1960s by local trio Gary Klinge, first president, Bruce Taylor, secretary, and Peter Fechner.
An ideal location and a band of hard-working volunteers has enabled Dimboola Boat and Water Ski Club to provide stellar conditions for competitors, enabling skiers from around the globe to sharpen their skills. Many of the clubs homegrown members have gone on to compete at a national level.
The club has hosted some of the most exciting weekends of barefoot waterskiing to date, many paying tribute to barefoot water skiing legend, the late Peter Taylor.
Peter was a larger-than-life character who was admired and respected in the barefooting community both locally and internationally.
When Peter lost his life to cancer in 2017, the club donated profits from its tournament to the Ballarat palliative care unit nominated by the Taylor family.
Other recipients of the club's generous donations have included Wimmera Against Cancer in Kids – WACK – and Wimmera Cancer Centre.
The river setting in Dimboola is superb and club members are responsible for the rejuvenation of the lawns, boat ramp, toilets, barbecues, table and chair settings, shade areas and retaining walls.
The efforts of Dimboola Boat and Water Ski Club, along with other user-groups, to protect the river for both recreation and environmental values led to the township of Dimboola clinching a national Keep Australia Beautiful award in the ‘Environmental Sustainability – Water’ section.
The award was for leadership and innovation in water conservation and management.