RADAR SKIS 2022 Eastern Region Water Ski Championships Registration is Now Open

RADAR SKIS Eastern Region Water Ski Championships, hosted by Timberlake Water Ski Club - July 20-23, 2022 in Sparta, VA

Make your plans now to visit Virginia this summer and compete or support our water skiers at the RADAR SKIS Eastern Regionals, hosted by Timberlake Water Ski Club. The club is hard at work to make your experience a great one. Our lake has been host to three-event tournaments regularly since the mid 1990s including one previous Regional championships and numerous Virginia State championships. We have a thriving Junior Development program with yearly camps and clinics. We welcome you to our little bit of ski paradise.

This event is made even better thanks to the support of our Gold sponsors: RADAR SKIS, Drainfield Solutions, Peace Love & WaterSkiing, Lohr’s Lake Water Skiers, pillar2post Digital Media and Concierge Pet Medicine. Contact TG Powell if you’d like to add your name to the list.

Gold Sponsors - RADAR SKIS, Drainfield Solutions, Peace Love & Water Skiing, Lohr's Lake Water Skiers, pillar2post Digital Media and Concierge Pet Medicine.

There’s plenty to do in the area around Timberlake. Washington DC with the Smithsonian Museums and an abundance of history and culture is less than a 2 hour drive to the north. Head south and within an hour you’ll reach Kings Dominion Theme park and the state capitol, Richmond. Continue on for another 45 minutes and you’ll reach Colonial Williamsburg, where you can experience a living history of colonial days.
If you just can’t get enough skiing, then make your way to Peace, Love & Water Skiing, just over an hour’s drive to the west of Timberlake. Plan ahead as I’m sure Corey will be busy that entire month.
Visit skitimberlake.com for all the information. We’ll be updating the site regularly.

2022 AWSA Winter Meeting Highlights

Greetings Eastern Region – on January 29, 2022, I attended my first AWSA Board of Directors meeting which was held in Auburndale, Florida.  Doug Robbins, Ralph Hall, and John Wilkins also attended.  Several others attended virtually.  Overall, the meeting was well-attended and productive.  While the official meeting minutes will be posted on the USA-WSWS website, below are some of my notes from the meeting:

Nate Boudreaux (USA-WSWS Exec. Director) – The NGB focused its energies on several fronts, including a revamping of the 25-year-old IT system. Continue reading

2022 Winter Meeting (link to meeting)

Greetings Eastern Region Skiers/Officials:  The 2022 Winter Meeting is this Saturday, Jan. 8th, at 9:00a.m.  Below is the link and call-in details for the meeting.  An agenda and several reports will be available shortly.  All Eastern Region AWSA members are welcome to join the meeting; however, you are asked to please mute your microphone.

Topic: 2022 AWSA Eastern Region Winter Meeting
Time: Jan 8, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Senior 3-Event Officials Needed for International Events

Senior 3-Event Judges, Drivers, and Scorers are needed for the following 2022 international events:

Jr. US Open in Sacramento, CA in June

Jr. World Championships, date and site TBD.

35+ World Championships 9/12-18 in Bauerech, France

Pan Am Championships, date and site TBD

World Games in Birmingham, AL.

Anyone interested please contact Hutch Haines hutch@avonselfstorage.com or Doug Robbins drobbins@teleplexinc.com

2022 Winter Meeting

Greetings Eastern Region skiers/officials: The annual Winter Meeting will be held remotely on January 8, 2022, starting at 9:00a.m. A link to the meeting will be posted at a later time. If you are qualified and interested in being an official at the 2022 Regionals or Nationals, please email me easternevp.@gmail.com

Additionally, to ALL skiers over 18 years old, wishing to participate in sanctioned events in the 2022 season, you MUST complete the SafeSport training. Below is the link located on the USA-WSWS webpage.

https://www.teamusa.org/usa-water-ski/safesportcert_backgroundscreening_instructions