Dimboola Boat and waterski club
Friday 18th & Saturday 19th February
Come and see Australia and some of the world’s best barefooters compete in slalom, trick and jump events, culminating in the spectacular ‘Night Jump’ on Friday night for juniors & Saturday night for Australia’s elite jumpers. Catering on-site both days.
Licensed booth on Friday & Saturday.
STRICTLY NO BYO.
Saturday program followed by charity auctions, DJ and fireworks.
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.