NESS stop No. 1 in the books, stop No. 2 this weekend at Dubes

The first stop of the Northeast Slalom Series took place June 11th at Twin Lakes in Monroe, N.Y., with two New York skiers – Bob Radimer and Scott Cerosky – taking the top-two positions in the Men’s division, while Tonya Maurer and Kathy Callan finished 1-2 in the Women’s.

Uneasy spring weather in the Northeast kept turnout a bit low, but things are expected to heat up this weekend in Hooksett, N.H., when Dubes Pond plays hosts the second stop of the year.

Northeast Slalom Series standings after first stop

Northeast Slalom Series standings after first stop

2016 Rule Changes – Let’s get educated together!!!

ANNOUNCEMENT:  2016 Rule Changes

AWSA Judge and Scorers committee wants to be bring more awareness to the 2016 rule changes by coordinating some review sessions during the next several weeks. 

One of the rule changes, for example, has to do with rule #10.06 Boat Speeds and Line Lengths where there are now optional rules for juniors around maximum speed & rope length.

These review sessions will be hosted for 1 hour and will cover all the rule changes for this skiing season.  The first session will be held on June 7th @ 8pm ET, and will be facilitated by Bob Harris.

Please join the following Go To Meeting.  It’s best to join 15 min beforehand as to leverage the full hour for the session.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/303569525

  You can also dial in using your phone.  United States : +1 (646) 749-3122  Access Code: 303-569-525

Also here is the reference information for the rule changes: http://www.usawaterski.org/default.asp?Display=2335

Subsequent sessions will be communicated next week.

Notify Bob (rbtharris@yahoo.com) and myself (multitasking@comcast.net) of your intent to join the session on June 7th.  Or join the event on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/511293532394533/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A4%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A370%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

 

Junior Development Clinics!!!!

SLALOM CLINICS – June 13, July 14 and July 25
Pro Water Skier Corey Vaughn will be hosting three slalom only Junior Development Clinics at the Peace, Love and Water Ski headquarters in Bumpass, VA  Cost is $100 for 2 sets and $150 for three sets.  For more information contact Corey at h2oskijunkie@gmail.com or sign up at the links below:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054cabaa29a5fa7-june
     http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054cabaa29a5fa7-july
     http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054cabaa29a5fa7-july1

July 5, 2016 TRICKS CLINIC
We will be holding a tricks clinic on July 5, starting at 9am at Lake Marricossic in Bowling Green, Virginia.  Lee Gotschalk has once again agreed to coach this popular clinic.  The focus is on beginning to intermediate trick skiers.  Whether you are looking to try trick skiing for the first time, or just want to learn some new tricks, this clinic is for you.  Starting time is 9am.  Bring your own lunch.  Water will be provided.  Cost is $60.  Sign up at the link below:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054cabaa29a5fa7-junior

June 21 – 23 REGION JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT 3-DAY CLINIC
This year’s 3 day three event clinic is full and registration is closed for participants.  However we still need your help to pull it off.  We have lots of volunteer opportunities for those who would like to help out.  For more information about how you can help, contact TG at
tg.powell@gmail.com.

June 28-30, Junior Development Clinic and Jr Team Tournament at Pangaea, NY
There are some exciting opportunities for juniors able to make the drive up to the Pangaea Puddle, in Canajoharie, NY.  There will be a Junior development clinic on June 28 and 29 with instruction by Brooks and KC Wilson.  Cost is $225 per block of four lessons, and blocks can be shared by multiple participants.  Clinic entry fee includes entry in the junior only team slalom tournament on June 30th.  Teams will be formed by combining clinic participants and Jr skiers coming in for Jr US Open.  To sign up or request information, contact Mike Shelhamer at Hammer7055@hotmail.com.

Introducing the Northeast Slalom Series

NESS-LOGOWith the launch of the inaugural season of the Northeast Slalom Series (NESS), skiers in the Eastern Region have the opportunity to spice up their competitive season with a six-stop, five-state series featuring a season-long points chase culminating in a head-to-head, cash-prize finals.

The series kicks off June 11th, at Twin Lakes in Monroe, N.Y., and concludes with the head-to-head finals, Sept. 3-4, at Pangaea Puddle in Canajoharie, N.Y. Continue reading

Lake Holly Regionals Lodging

Ralph Hall reports: they secured a block of 17 rooms at the Comfort Inn at Ruther Glenn, VA, same hotel as last year and the same price. They are available until July 3rd to confirm at around $93.00 a night with tax. Two nights minimum. Thanks and hope to see you at Lake Holly. Regards, Ralph and the Lake Holly Team.

Jr Event & Skier Clinic @ Pangaea June 28-June 30

Clinic/Jr Team Tournament 2016

Instruction by The Wilson Bros (Brooks & KC)

 Dates:  June 28th, 29th and 30th 2016

Where: Pangaea Puddle, Canajoharie, NY

 1.      Four (4) lessons and 1 open set considered a “block”.  This will be two lessons on Tuesday (28th) and two lessons on Wednesday (29th).  Open ski set (6 passes) can be taken anytime Monday (27th), Tuesday (28th), or Wednesday (29th).  Block can be shared by anyone.   Cost is $225 per block.  There will be a discount for additional blocks purchased and utilized by same family based on total number of clinic participants.    

 2.      Tuesday dinner and ice cream included for clinic participants.  Annual kick ball/catch volley ball game to be held after dinner.   Rope swing dismount contest.  Camping on site. 

 3.      Clinic is open to both juniors and adults.  Juniors will get preference.  Must be USA Waterski active member. 

 4.      Junior only Team slalom tournament on June 30th.  Teams will be formed by combining clinic participants and Jr skiers coming in for Jr US Open. Entry fee included in clinic cost.    Continue reading

Bill Baker – USA Water Ski Award of Merit

It was my great honor to present the USA Water Ski Award of Merit to

Bill Baker on Saturday night.

Bill Baker and Doug Robbins

Bill Baker and Doug Robbins

They saved the best for last. When Bill’s name was announced I lost

sight of him as he made his way to the stage. Bill received a standing

ovation from the crowd of over 250 USA-Water Ski members in attendance.

It was a special night. A special honor for a special man who has been a Continue reading