2021 AWSA Eastern Regionals

2021 Eastern Regionals at The Pond (Lake)

In the past 4 days we have enjoyed great performances by water skiers of all ages at the 2021 Mastercraft Eastern Regionals hosted by the Avon Old Farms Skiers in Avon, CT. https://www.oldfarmsskiers.com/2020-eastern-regional-championships/
The juniors started things out on Thursday and Friday with great performances by many of our young skiers.
Here’s a link to all of the results… https://www.awsaeast.org/wp-content/uploads/21E998CS.htm

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Juniors – Nationals Training Day, August 5th

Corey Vaughn

How did we get to mid-July so fast? I hope you all have been enjoying these summer days fully as they whiz by.

We’re proud to claim Corey Vaughn as an Eastern Region Skier. He does so much for the sport and always gathers great talent to coach at the Easter Region Junior Development overnight clinics.

As we ramp up to Regionals and Nationals, it’s a great time to pop in to peaceloveandwaterskiing.com for a tune up. Topher and Collin have been doing an amazing job in the boat, and Kuz is returning over a month early! He’ll be back on July 27.

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Weather Cancellation of Pre-Regionals

Important Notice to all Skiers for Pre-Regional Tournament this weekend – July 9, 10, 11.

Due to the ongoing weather and the approach of Storm Elsa, we have made the difficult decision to CANCEL the tournament for this weekend. The Pond in Avon is just not skiable.

With this change, practice for Regionals will begin on Saturday, July 17th to accommodate those who want to get time on the water before Regionals.

We are planning to upgrade our September Tournament to Class E&L to make up for this cancellation.

You can request a refund for this weekend or you can use your entry fee for this weekend to cover the Tournament in September. If you want a refund, please e-mail Dana Hinman at Dana@hinmaninc.com

Spring Prep, AWSA Style

As Spring approaches, I thought it would be nice to put together some resources to help with your planning and preparation for the Best Water Ski Season EVER!

It’s never to early to tune up that body for water ski season. Find great information and tips on the USA Water Ski website, like THIS ONE.

Plan for some water ski coaching. Take a trip to the region’s best water ski coaching and training getaway. Corey Vaughn has created an amazing ski school at the Bum Pass Water Ski Club. Check out his blog and schedule a session HERE.
A bit further south in North Carolina you’ll find another haven for water ski coaching at Coble Water Ski Camp. April Coble and Chris Eller run a fantastic operation. More info HERE

Check HERE for tournament listings so you can plan your weekends and potential travel.  New tournaments are added all the time, so check back periodically for updates.

The Gordon Hall Celebration is set for May 22/23.  More information HERE

The Eastern Regional Tournament will be hosted by the Old Farm Skiers in Avon, CT on July 22 – 25 this year.  With the new slalom course and jump surface, they’re set to have an incredible tournament.  Make your plans now!  Site information available HERE

The Goode AWSA National Championships will be held August 8 – 14 at Waters Edge in Wilmington Ill. I hope to see many of you out there. I will be Chief Announcer at Nationals this year and I don’t want to have to make up stories about you. So PLEASE update your Bio. Fill in the login search and you can update your bio now. Do it now.

The new AWSA and IWWF Rule Books are now out.  Be sure to check them out.  Some of the rules that used to be in the AWSA book now reference the IWWF book, so if you’re an official especially, you’ll want to download and print both.  A summary of AWSA changes is available HERE

All tournament hosts, officials and coaches, please remember to update your Safe Sport Certification, HERE’s all you need to know.

Be sure to check both the AWSA East Facebook and AWSAEAST.org site for updates as well.

Beware of the Gift Card Scam

Beware of SCAM emails being sent from AWSA members. The Virginia Federation and the AWSA President have both been hit.
Do not reply to emails that reference things like
“American Water Ski Association needs some gift cards for donation”
These are not legitimate!
The scammers are getting very crafty and even adding signature lines that look real.

AWSA Eastern Region Update from the EVP

Let’s Kick-Off 2021 with a Refreshed, Renewed Spirit!

Your Eastern Region (ER) National Directors, Ralph Hall, Doug Robbins and John Wilkins along with me your EVP, all attended the AWSA Board of Directors Winter Meeting this past weekend.  Some great ideas and important decisions were made to help shape our sport and the American Water Ski Association.

AWSA Website
The Board indicated that they were in favor of the Executive Committee proposed creation of an independent website that presents AWSA, Slalom, Tricks and Jump skiing in a more accessible and attractive format.  The hope is to provide a more welcoming introduction to our sport and provide the information that our skiers are looking for.  This is not an attempt to break away from USA WSWS, but a more focused site that can include more AWSA centered information with less digging.   Jeff will request bids and hopes to use the www.skiawsa.com URL.

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Officials Nominations for 2021 AWSA Eastern Regionals and AWSA Nationals

Please Submit Nominations for Regionals or Nationals officials prior to January 7th, 2021.

We will be voting at the AWSA Eastern Region Winter Meeting being held on January 9th, 2021.  The meeting will begin at 9am and will be completely Virtual via the USA Water Ski and Wake Sports, Goto Meeting.  More Details can be found HERE

Submit your NOMINATIONS below.

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