GREETINGS FROM RAY AND JUNE TO GOLDEN FALLS

MOOMBA MASTERS 2011 ONE OF THE BEST FOR MANY YEARS

Ray Stokes with June Fladborg and Moomba Star  Jacinta Carroll

Ray Stokes with June Fladborg and Moomba Star Jacinta Carroll

We had it all this year – cold air, rain and then scorching sunshine when it was most needed for the last two days. With over 300,000 people on site, the atmosphere was fantastic. Moomba 2011 was also full of surprises with youngsters rocking the boat on many fronts. The two sensations were Jacinta Carroll AUS, another Ray Stokes special, and Tim Bradstreet AUS. Both are just 18 years old. Jacinta took the Jump title with 53.1m and also Silver in Overall. Tim  took second in Jump with 67.1m – ahead of Freddy Krueger, Scot Ellis, etc. He was also third in overall. Watch out for these two names for years to come. At Junior level they already have been as good as it gets !

Ray Stokes was with us for most of the big events and it was great to see him on site with June Fladborg DEN who is still struggling with that very nasty heel injury. She does not expect to return to the water this year, unfortunately. Both June and Ray send all their best wishes to all their friends at Golden Falls. As Ray has been with us at our lake for over 20 years, he is family ! His Hospital treatment continues but he is in great spirits and we can only hope that the new experimental medication will work for him.