Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Lunch after a successful Adopt-a-Park service project. Thanks to the 18 members, 4 wait list members, and family for a total of 26 that gave their time to support the club today.
Remember it is now required that members attend one of the two Adopt-a-Park service projects every year, the State Park is going to be very happy to see the other 42 members show up on September 21st!
|Jane Stewart and her family. Thanks for putting this|
day together! Jane has been a member for 18 years.
|RoquesAnn Fillerup, newest member of the board. Eight years member. "I always look forward to picking up cigarette |
butts and fishing lines!"
|Aron Gleave and Cory Heizenrader, three years on the waiting list,|
and still helping!
|Kelly and Marcus Chipman. The resone Kelly helps with the service projects, |
is to instill in Marcus the value of service. "I did a lot of service projects
growing up, and feel like it was valuable in my life."
|Mont Buckles, member since 1996.|
"Today, I trimmed trees in order to help with P. R. at
Utah Lake, Utah State Park."
|Tim Peterson, joined in 2007.|
|Matt Chipman, 15 year member.|
"I think Utah Lake is a wonderful resource."
|John Lohner, member since 1990.|
"I enjoy serving and creating good will with the state."
|Tom Larsen, "I joined the club years ago. The|
reason I help with the service project is
because my wife makes me do it!"
|Mike and Caden Zufelt, members for 13 years.|
"We want to insure that the water ski club
continues at Utah Lake."
|John Adams, member for 20 years.|
"We deserve to give back to the public lake
|Paul Garske, member for 13 years. He try's to |
ski two to three days a week. "Needs more girls for
his boat." Interested?
|Scot Chipman, our President! Member |
|Vic Blanton, member 10+ years.|
|Ryan Turner, our newest wait list member.|
|Scott Peterson, I ski approximately three days a week.|
I'm here to do our club project and show support
for the club.
|Kent Rominger, six year wait list member. His comments are, "I love Utah Water Ski|
Club, the most unique, best ski course in Utah. It's important to give to the community by improving our natural reserve."
Friday, May 17, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
All club members are required to attend one Adopt-a-Park service project every year or go down to on your own and ask a park ranger what you an do to help out.
Please review the club rules at http://utahwaterski.blogspot.com/p/club-rules-course-maintenance.html and take note of the new 20 minute stipulation to a rotation. Communication is the key to keeping members waiting for a rotation on the dock happy, please talk to and introduce yourself to those you don't know and determine the most efficient rotation order.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Thursday, February 7, 2013
-Thanks to the 2012 board: President Scot Chipman, VP Membership Garn Arnold, VP Treasury John Lohner, VP Web Site/News Jane Stewart and Olga Sorensen, VP Equipment Tim Peterson, Equipment Manager 1 Darin Mercer, Equipment Manager 2 Rob Benda, and Government Affairs Hank Cobb.
-Currently 60 members with 59 on the waiting list.
Equipment Manager 1, Jane Stewart
Equipment manager 2, Olga Sorensen
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The clubs annual meeting/activity is February 7th at 6:00 pm in room 200C of the South Town Expo Center. All club members including immediate family members will be given free entrance into the boat show after the short meeting that will be over by 7:00 pm at the latest, a light meal will be served starting at 6:00 pm. If you would like to go into the boat show before the meeting go to the information desk and give them your name for a ticket, the information desk will have the club member list to verify your membership with a valid ID card. Please reply back to the e-mail you were sent by the 5th to let the board know if you are coming or not and how many of your family so that the board can plan the proper amount of food. You can also RSVP on the club's facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/
The main reason for the annual meeting is to elect a new board, the board is ALWAYS in need of new people. If you want to be on the board in 2013 e-mail email@example.com. The UWSC board only meets four times (sometimes only by e-mail) a year and does not pay dues.
All members are strongly encourage to pay their membership dues of $125 ($25 for emeritus members) before the annual meeting so we can give you your membership card and boat sticker which saves on mailing costs. Go to http://utahwaterski.blogspot.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Saturday, December 22, 2012
See below for the new water ski course exemption rule that is proposed to be included in the official Utah State Boating Laws and Rules. http://static.stateparks.utah.gov/docs/BoatingCode.pdf
The only real change that was not included in the Water Ski Amendments (Senate Bill 84) that was passed in the spring is the addition of required Utah Water Ski Club active membership documentation onboard. This is a reminder to keep your membership card and government issued ID with you when skiing the clubs course if you want to be exempt. The UWSC Board still strongly encourages all members to use a coast guard approved vest, observer, and flag when skiing in the clubs course.
Waterski Course Exemptions Rule
73-18-16. Regattas, races, exhibitions -- Rules.
(1) The division may authorize the holding of regattas, motorboat or other boat races, marine parades, tournaments, or exhibitions on any waters of this state.
(2) The board may adopt rules concerning the safety of vessels and persons, either as observers or participants[.], that do not conflict with the provisions of Subsections (3) and (4).
(3) A person may elect, at the person's own risk, to wear a non-Coast Guard approved personal floatation device if the person is on an American Water Ski Association regulation tournament slalom course and is:
(a) engaged in barefoot water skiing;
(b) water skiing in an American Water Ski Association regulation competition;
(c) a performer participating in a professional exhibition or other tournament; or
(d) practicing for an event described in Subsection (3)(b) or (c).
(4) If a person is water skiing in an American Water Ski Association regulation tournament slalom course, an observer and flag are not required if the vessel is:
(a) equipped with a wide angle mirror with a viewing surface of at least 48 square inches; and
(b) operated by a person who is at least 18 years of age.
R651-226. Regattas and Races.
R651-226-1. Authorization To Hold A Marine Event.
Authorization to hold a marine event shall be obtained from the division as well as from any other person or agency who owns or administers the land adjacent to the marine event.
R651-226-2. American Waterski Association Regulation Tournament Slalom Course.
(a) the exemptions listed in 73-18-16 regarding waterskiing on an American Waterski Association Regulation Tournament Slalom Course are granted:
(i) on courses permitted through the Division as a waterway hazard by a club affiliated with the American Waterski Association (documentation required with application); and
(ii) only to active members of the affiliated club who are skiing on the permitted course (club membership documentation required onboard).
Friday, November 30, 2012
Previous year YouTube video:
Drive through the main entrance of Utah Lake State Park Marina in Provo and drive straight. That will take you along the north dike. You should see a sign for the event.
With each survey completed, respondents will be entered into a drawing where a few lucky recipients will receive prizes from USA Water Ski. Only one survey per person will be accepted.
The winner’s list after Survey #2:
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
As we wind down the year we wanted to make you aware of a few changes for next year.
-When you renew your USA Water Ski membership you now have the option of choosing ACTIVE membership for $80 or supporting member for $35. If you even think you will be skiing tournaments in 2013 please sign up as a ACTIVE membership which gives you these benefits http://www.usawaterski.org/graphics/downloads/membershipbenefits.pdf The main benefit is secondary personal Injury Insurance of $10,000 when participating in USA Water Ski-sanctioned events. In the past we were able to sanction club practices but in order for us to do that in the future we have to have a rated driver pulling every member which is just not possible for most members. Starting in 2013 club practices will no longer be sanction so you will not have secondary insurance, you will still have insurance as a ACTIVE member when you ski in tournaments. The board feels that USA Water Ski is still worth supporting which is why we still require members to be at least a supporting member. Go to http://www.usawaterski.org/pages/What%20is%20USA-WS.htm to learn about what USA Water Ski does with its money.
-Starting in 2013 you will be able to renew your club membership on-line or by e-mail and pay with PayPal. This is something the board is still working on but you can see what we have so far at http://utahwaterski.blogspot.com/p/members.html Reminder that membership dues are due by March 31st or you will be dropped from the club! The club is going to be very strict with this March 31st deadline in the future which is only fair to the Membership VP. Having the membership VP and other board members continually calling and e-mailing a few late members every spring is a real pain and waste of time.
-The club does keep track of who participates in the clubs Adopt-a-Park service projects every year. A reminder that it is required that you attend one of the two projects every year or go down on your own, sign in with the state park, and ask what you can do. As of now the club is not kicking people out or charging fees for those that don't attend at least one of these two Adopt-a-Park service project but it is something that gets talked about and may need to be implemented in the future.
-For those of you still skiing course #3 is still very shallow but the water is finally coming back up. When skiing course #3 make sure the boat and the skier are always in-line with the course when you start. Typically we ski course #3 until the water drops to -3.00, go to http://water1.cuwcd.com/reservoirs/ResInfo.aspx?res=ulake to see the current lake level and make sure you look on calm days since wind causes wrong readings.
Club's facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/6309988762
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
The second Adopt-a-Park service project of the year is this Saturday September 15th, meeting at 10am in-front of the main building and will be picking up trash for no more than one hour. The club has two adopt-a-park service projects every year on the third Saturday in May and the third Saturday in September. Members are required to attend at least one adopt-a-park service project every year, expecting a big turn out since we only had about 20 members in May. If you are unable to attend one of the two scheduled service projects you can still go down to Utah Lake State Park on your own, sign in at the office under the Utah Water Ski Club and ask what you can do. The service projects are a great way for the club to give back to the Utah Lake State Park and is also a great way for club members, family, friends, and wait list members to get to know each other.
Thanks to all of the members who participated in the Utah State Championships (Keith Morgan, John Lohner, Vickie Smoot, John/Dana/Shaela Adams, Mike/Tyler/Josh Nelson, Kelly/Scot/Matt Chipman, Mark Chilcutt, Darin Mercer, and Tim Peterson). Go to http://utahwaterski.blogspot.com/p/photosvideos-of-members.html for a picture and video of Shaela Adams skiing a tournament PB.
Course #3 is getting very shallow! When skiing course #3 make sure the boat and the skier are always in-line with the course when you start. Typically we ski course #3 until the water drops to -3.00, we are getting very close. To see the current level go to http://water1.cuwcd.com/reservoirs/ResInfo.aspx?res=ulake
Club's facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/6309988762
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Picture of most of the people who competed in the 2012 Goode Utah State Championships. Club members included Keith Morgan, John Lohner, Vickie Smoot, John/Dana/Shaela Adams, Mike/Tyler/Josh Nelson, Kelly/Scot/Matt Chipman, Mark Chilcutt, Darin Mercer, and Tim Peterson. Go to http://goode.com/blog to read a little more about the tournament.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
As you can see we have a full tournament and then some. We will be starting right at 9:00 am with novice. If we have any novice skiers who add, they will be skiing before 9:00 am. Round 2 will start again with novice and then Group 2, Group 3....
We will need skiers, judges, drivers, scorers and dock starters to be ready to go and in place before the end of the previous group. Also, if you are the first or second skier in a group, be ready at the dock as the last skiers are finishing in the group before. This will be critical to get all the ski rides done before dark.
We will be using a 50 second wait time at the ends of the lake. That give you plenty of time for the water to settle, to catch your breath or chat with the boat. The drivers will be holding pretty close to that so we can finish and with the best conditions possible for all skiers.
If you have not signed a SunTen Lake Waver, we will need one signed before you practice on Friday or ski in the tournament on Saturday. Will will have a list of skiers who we need wavers from on the dock and the wavers.
The Goode State Championships medal presentations will be at the end of the tournament.
Thanks in advance for skiing and helping with the tournament. See you on Saturday morning!
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Monday, August 6, 2012
If you want to ski for free in the Utah State Championships Saturday August 25th at Sunten send a email to scotchipman at gmail.com for instructions on how to enter. Entry deadline is August 20th if you want the club to pay for your entry which must be done on-line. You can still enter the tournament after the 20th but you will have to pay for it on your own.
This is the last tournament of the year in Utah and is open to everyone even if you have never skied in a tournament before. If you can run long line or shorter and 15.5 mph or faster then you can enter the sanctioned division and get points towards a national ranking. Awards will be given out to first, second, and third place in all sanctioned divisions listed below so most people will get medals since only a few divisions have more than three people in them.
Boys & girls 1 - 9 and under
Boys & girls 2 - 10-13
Boys & girls 3 - 14-17
Men & Women 1 - 18-24
Men & Women 2 - 25-34
Men & Women 3 - 35-44
Men & Women 4 - 45-52
Men & Women 5 - 53-59
Men & Women 6 - 60-64
Men & Women 7 - 65-69
Men & Women 8 - 70-74
Men & Women 9 - 75-79
Men & Women 10 - 80-84
Men & Women 11 - 85+
Above are the directions to Sunten.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Go to http://sanctions.dataweb.com/
for a list of the upcoming water ski tournaments in Utah including this
weekend (August 4th/5th). Come join the fun, these tournaments are open to everyone and
have a novice division.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
If you have any questions or need help signing up please e-mail or call firstname.lastname@example.org (801) 368-2981.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Course #1 by the airport is getting shallow and will likely be too shallow to ski around July 1st, we normally ski course #1 until the water level drops to -1.25. To see the current Utah Lake level go to http://utahwaterski.blogspot.com/p/other-links.html and look under lake levels.