Please mark your calendars for the 2024 Winter Meeting, which will be held virtually on Saturday, January 13, at 9:00a.m. An agenda and link to the meeting will be posted on a later date. Calling all eligible 3-event judges, drivers, and scorers (for appointed positions) and officials able to volunteer for the 2024 Regionals at Timberlake (July 31 – Aug. 3)! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest. Please make every effort to upgrade your rating prior to the Regionals.
Running orders and officials assignments have now been posted. Please review and let me know if there are concerns or questions.
Special Note: There has been a change to the schedule. Do to the overwhelming response to the tournament this year we need to modify how the 2nd and 3rd round will be handled so everyone has the opportunity to enjoy their skiing and we fit all the skiing into the available daylight. We are going to run the 2nd and 3rd round as a turn and burn. Therefore when you complete your 2nd round you will be immediately picked up and taken back to the starting point and immediately complete your 3rd round. As an alternative, we are considering running some slalom skiers on Sunday concurrent with trick and jump. If you are interested in considering this option please let Scott Bellefeuille or Dave Allen know of your interest. We will only do this if there is sufficient interest and it can be done practically.
Pangaea Ski Club
The tentative slalom running order for Saturday has been published. Note that registrations have been stronger than expected so there maybe a modified 3rd round or the end of the 3rd round may run concurrent with the start of the NESS head-to-head finals.
Officials Assignments will be posted on Wednesday evening
The 2023 Eastern region summer/annual meeting minutes have been published.
Use the link below to view all the meeting minutes including the notes from this past July.
We are T-7 days until the Eastern Regional Championships at The Pond in Avon, CT!!
The Old Farms Skiers are looking forward to hosting this elite event!
As a reminder, information about directions to the site, food truck options, the division/event order, site familiarization and the non-water events can all be found on www.OldFarmsSkiers.com.
There is still a need for volunteers (dock-starting, videographers, judges, etc.); if you can assist in any way please reach out to Billy Cirilli (email@example.com or 860-817-5691). As we all know it takes a village to pull off these mega events!
Wishing everyone awesome scores!
The Old Farms Skiers
A big thank you to all those that officiated and helped out at The Pond in Avon, CT during the 2023 Pre-Regional Tournament this past weekend! Your help is always greatly appreciated!
Also appreciate the support as the tournament moved from 3 days into 2 days as a result of the volume of water we needed to contend with.
The event summaries have been posted to Waterskiresults.com. Just find and select the Pre-Regional tournament; then select “Publish Results” in the upper right hand corner.
Friday Stats: 32 Jump Pulls plus 34 Trick Pulls taking 8 hrs 29 mins.
Saturday Stats: 107 Slalom Pulls taking 9 hrs 26 mins.
Please give a couple of days before the scores are posted to the ranking list and official credits are recorded on your respective records.
You know who to call if you have any questions. 🙂
Here are the running orders and official assignments for this weekends pre-regional tournament at The Pond hosted by the Avon Old Farm Skiers! We look forward to seeing all the competitors and spectators at The Pond!
We will be hosting a juniors clinic in Wolfeboro,NH on July 19th and 20th in Back Bay and surrounding Ponds. This will be a slalom, jump and trick clinic. Want to learn how to jump? We have awesome coaches and gear for you to learn on. Bring your trick ski or wakeboard and we will teach you some new tricks. Want to learn how to run the slalom course? We can teach you that too. This clinic is for everyone the beginners to the more experienced. Our coaches will be Mike Kusiak and Chip Jones and a few surprise guests. We will be starting at 9am everyday. If you have interest in this please contact Becky Bartlett @ Beckybartlett2021@gmail.com
Don’t forget to sign up for the Jrs Tourney on July 21st in Back Bay as well!
Come join us for the 1st Annual Jr Lakes Region Open in Back Bay in Wolfeboro, NH. This tourney is going to be all about the kids!!! We all know that the kids like to sleep in so we will be running this 3 event tourney a little different, 10am start time with slalom, tricks then jump. This will be a fun tourney for those just beginning to those that want another score to boost their average. Need judging or scoring credit??? We will help you get that too!!! All kids will be expected to help out at the tourney too! Please sign up at the link below (It does says Canajorharie but it is now in Wolfeboro)
If you have any questions please reach out to Becky Bartlett @ Beckybartlett2021@gmail.com
The testing procedure for driver upgrades to Regular or Senior Driver has been updated. The test now requires the use of Sure-Path for the practical on-water test, but the test can now be administered by two Senior Drivers instead of three. Testing forms have been revised to implement this change and in addition to the forms, the boat path report from Sure-Path must be submitted with the paperwork. Since this is a new procedure, anyone contemplating upgrade testing this season, should get in touch with our driver committee rep, Al Harris, for further information.