(Abbotsford, BC, Canada) – The World’s top water skiers and jumpers will gather in Abbotsford, British Columbia September 18 – 19, 2009 to lean towards greatness behind a Malibu Response LXi. The Fraser Valley Water Ski Club is offering their man-made lake in Albert Dyck Park as the springboard to World Records. With this unique facility and the right water conditions, anything can happen. Join FVWSC, Pro Slalom Events LLC and Malibu Boats for an excellent couple days of Pro slalom skiing and jumping in the water ski capitol of Canada.
Dubna, Russia, July 12, 2009 - Ryan Dodd of Olds, Alberta has won the Jump event at the International Waterski Federation’s first World Cup event of the season. The 24 year-old leaped an impressive 67.1 metres in the finals, which earned him a tie with fellow Canadian Jaret Llewellyn. The pair were forced to compete in a sudden death “jump-off” where Dodd delivered a solid jump of 66.4 metres. Unfortunately, Llewellyn was unable to complete his jump as he hit the ramp too fast and crashed into the water. He was not seriously injured.
General: All events will be USA Water Ski Sanctioned and will follow USA Water Ski regulations and protocol. All Qualifiers and event finals will adhere to the rules as outlined by USA Water Ski and this document. See Regional Guide for more specifics.
Who is eligible / Entry information: Skiers 35 and older who have not placed in the top 10 in a Pro Slalom Tournament in the past 3 years or any skier over the age of 50. All skiers meeting the eligibility criteria above, and submit to the tournament registrar an (a) entry form, (b) proof of membership in USA Water Ski and (c) advertised entry fee. Entries are limited to 50, and will be accepted on a first come, first-serve basis.
Moscow’s two international Airports were busier than usual today with the arrival of the Waterski World Cup athletes from twelve countries making their way to the city of Dubna for the first World Cup Stop of the 2009 season. The impressive huge roadside posters advertising the event, plus the excellent weather forecast, should ensure that the 30,000 seats waiting at the Volga River stadium will be full on this Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures of 29C and sunshine are expected with a light breeze.
MasterCraft Boat Co. is one Knoxville-area economic indicator that apparently is seeing a turnaround.
And some 175 laid-off MasterCraft employees are feeling relief since the boat maker's recent restructuring prompted their rehiring.
John Dorton, MasterCraft president and CEO, said Tuesday that all rehired employees have been notified, with some starting work Monday and Tuesday, while others begin work today manufacturing boats.
Dorton explained that MasterCraft went from 650 employees last year to 40 this year. By the end of this week the Vonore facility will have 218 employees on the job, he said.
We are sad to announce that the 2009 INT US Championships have been postponed until 2010. The tour winners in each state in 2009 will be invited to participate in the 2010 US Championships in whatever division they participate in, in 2010. The location of the 2010 Championships has not been decided, but we are looking into some fun, new sites. We hope to come back next year even stronger then before.