The 2020 Nationals was originally scheduled for Aug. 4-8 at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla., however, the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches decided to pull out as the local organizing club due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on South Florida.
The nation’s top water ski athletes will compete for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall in respective age divisions and two Open divisions during the five-day tournament.
Advancement to the world’s largest three-event water ski tournament is primarily earned through placement on the national rankings list. Athletes also can qualify by placing in the top-five in the previous year’s event or at respective 2020 regional championships.
The first national championships was held in 1939 at Jones Beach in Long Island, N.Y. Except for three years during World War II (1942-1944), the Nationals has been held every year since 1939.
GOODE Skis, a National level sponsor of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, has been the title sponsor since 2000.
More information on the Nationals, including a revised schedule of events, will be posted at www.usawaterski.org in the coming weeks as it becomes available.
A message from Greg Meloon, President of Nautique Boat Company:
I hope this finds all of you and your families safe and healthy. On March 19th, we announced the postponement of the 61st Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament® based upon health risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nautique Boat Company truly cares about your health and well-being. We continue to stay informed and are in close contact with local, state and federal officials to help guide us in making informed decisions regarding the Masters Tournament.
In cooperation with Callaway Resort & Gardens, the IWWF and the WWA, Nautique Boat Company has selected August 28-30th, as the projected dates to host the 2020 Nautique® Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament® presented by GM Marine Engine TechnologyTM. As additional details are disclosed in the upcoming months, we will continue to focus on all mandated guidelines and safety measures to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
I would like to thank all of you for being extremely patient with us, as we navigate this fluid situation. We understand the effects of these announcements, and the impact they may have on spectators, sponsors and athletes alike. Additional information will be made available on www.masterswaterski.com as more information becomes available.
Again, your patience is appreciated as we plan for the 61st Masters Tournament this August.
Nautique Boat Company, Inc.
Listen as Rossi and Trent discuss driving tips and what you can do to become a better driver. Some awesome bits and pieces that are small things you can implement into your boat driving to improve everyone's experience
Introducing Fullwake. Your no-nonsense approach to lake-life apparel and style. Fullwake is the official apparel of lake-life. Fullwake LLC & Fullwake.com were created and arrived online in April 2020. Fullwake currently offers a wide array of apparel products consisting of mens, womens, youth and kids sizes. Some of the most popular categories include t-shirts, hoodies, tank-tops, swimwear, hats, and Aquawear. New items arrive online daily.
Fullwake was created by owner Michael Cawcutt in April 2020. Cawcutt, who’s no stranger to water, grew up in Northern Minnesota enjoying all the splendid gifts that lake-life has to offer. Fullwake was created from the very memories he and his wife, Kelly, had with their families while on the water. Some of Michael’s earliest childhood memories are those of water—favorites including his Grandma’s cabin in Northern Wisconsin where he learned how to water-ski at the age of 6. Others include that one time when his family, sleeping aboard their 24-ft Searay Sundancer, started to drift in the middle of an evening thunderstorm on Lake Superior due to the anchor losing its hold. Fullwake, whose mantra of Live. Love. Lake-life is anything but carefree, is deeply rooted in a passion for boating, water, and lake-life.
April 10, 2020, Fullwake.com opened its “doors'' to a bounty of friends, families, and former strangers who are now part of the Fullwake family. In its first 30 days that Fullwake has been open, it’s quickly grown it’s social media presence to 5000 combined followers and has amassed several hundred unique visits a day.
Fullwake’s goal is simple. Treat everyone you meet like you’re on the water. Fullwake proclaims that being on the water or lake-life is something you can't explain—one experiences something magical once you step aboard. Fullwake hopes to capture some of that magic through their passion for great design, helping people, and coming together. Lake-life isn’t a tangible thing that can be shared—it’s an experience. It isn’t a requirement or status that comes along with owning a boat or living on the water. It’s a frame of mind, an escape—a lifestyle. It doesn’t matter where you're going—but what matters are the memories you make along the way. Every Fullwake logo serves as a reminder of the lake-life experience to the growing community of passionate people who live and love lake-life daily.
From the minute we started the conversation, it was evident that Corey Vaughn is a philosopher. He also calls himself the “hippie husband” of his wife Amelia. It was almost surreal to reconcile the deep thinking man I was speaking to with the fact that he’s one of the best in the extremely intense sport of water skiing. And he is a really, really good water skier. He’s one of only a handful of skiers to have run all 6 buoys in the most difficult (41 off) pass, and he’s been on the podium in countless tournaments from Nationals to Pro Tour events. He knows a thing or two about performance under pressure and after learning that you can get burned out even when working on a passion, he’s pretty darn good at balancing his life. In this episode, he shares his practices on dealing with pressure, working through self-doubt and what it takes to keep showing up.
USA-WSWS Members,I hope everyone has been staying healthy and safe during these unprecedented times. As our communities begin to re-open and get back to some sense of normalcy, USA-WSWS has been working diligently with the USOPC and our Sports Disciplines to create “return to play” guidelines for our sport.First and foremost, the health and safety of our members is our top priority. Our return to play guidelines is meant to provide athletes, coaches and event organizers with best practices and recommendations regarding return to safe water ski activity.Individual water ski activity is considered low risk for COVID-19 transmission; however, the circumstances around COVID-19 are changing constantly.
Beginning on May 18, 2020, USA-WSWS will resume sanctioned activity for practices, exhibitions, basic skills clinics, and tournaments. It is the responsibility of each club and/or LOC to abide by all public health authorities and local and state government guidelines when determining to host an event in their respective geographic area.
High risk individuals, including older adults and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus and are recommended to avoid sanctioned activity involving groups at this time.
View full USA-WSWS return to play guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding return to play.
In addition, each Sport Discipline will work with USA-WSWS to create additional best practices for their event organizers (e.g. AWSA recommendations for tournament hosts and NSSA Scenarios and FAQ).
We hope to see everyone back on the water soon. #WeAreWaterSkiThanks,
Rossi and Trent discuss ski set up and all the variables that go into getting your ride dialed for the season!
The 2020 MasterCraft Night Jam has been cancelled for this year due to the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic. With plans to hold the event at Bennett’s Ski School in Zachary, Louisiana, on June 6th, we are unfortunately unable to move forward with the event at the level athletes, spectators, judges and fans expect from MasterCraft — and we expect from ourselves.
We believe in the power of the motivated and self-driven athlete. We believe, with the right information and support, those athletes can and will find a way. We believe all the best resources should exist in one place, for anyone who chooses to take the leap toward success.
We believed in it, so we built it: A program that gives you the best chance for success on the water....and we call it the FlowPoint Method.
The FlowPoint Method will give you the tools to train, perform and stay healthy so that you can keep learning, improving and skiing for years to come.
As a pro skier and fitness/nutrition expert, we have put our years of experiences, mistakes and successes together to develop an all-encompassing ski program. We believe this program will not only help you enhance your skiing, but also your health and hopefully, as a result, your life. As we have traveled the world coaching, we have seen a lot of great things that skiers are doing… and well… some not-so-great things. We have used this knowledge to create a holistic program that gives you, the dedicated skier, a plug and play roadmap for success.
The FlowPoint Method isn’t a one and done program. It isn’t a quick fix. It is a cutting edge and evolving approach to skiing that offers all the very best information currently available today, in one location. No more scouring the internet, navigating half-assed YouTube videos or visiting endless forums. This is your one-stop shop for all the very best tools you need, to be the best skier you can be.