Ten U.S. water ski athletes began competition at the 8th World Games on Wednesday in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The World Games, first held in 1981, is an international multi-sport event meant for sports that are not contested in the Olympics. The water ski program, which runs through Saturday, consists of three-event water skiing, barefoot water skiing and wakeboarding. Results
We are the “Rogue Waterski Team” of Southern Oregon and we currently have a waterski club with 10 families. We have been deeply saddened by the loss of our youngest member, Dylan Robert McNeil. Dylan became very ill with bacterial meningitis. This type of infection is very aggressive and in Dylan’s case progressed too rapidly for successful medical intervention. Dylan passed away one day shy of his 2nd birthday. This was so sudden and completely devastating for the McNeil Family. They are like family to all of us, and we are all struggling as to why this happened. Dylan will always be remembered for his BIG smile and infectious giggle.
(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.