Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Utah Water Ski Club July News - Tournaments

 Dear Utah Water Ski Club Members, 

- Two tournaments are coming up at Sunten this Sat/Sun July 30/31. Go to http://sanctions.dataweb.com/default.view for more information and click the above picture for directions. All Sunten tournaments are open to all skiing levels including novice with no pressure so come on out and ski with other skiers. YOU CAN NOW ENTER, SIGN THE WAIVER, AND PAY ONLINE FOR THESE TOURNAMENTS BY CLICKING THE ENTER BUTTON! If you can't enter online you can still print out the entry form http://www.usawaterski.org/pages/TournKit/AWSA/Chief%20Registrar/AWSAEntryForm.pdf and snail mail it in or show up before the tournaments starts to enter.

- Carly Clifton is going to be holding a all women's slalom clinic on Friday August 12th at course #1. There are still a few spots open, cost is $45 per set which includes gas. If interested e-mail/call Kelly Chipman kellychipman19@yahoo.com (801) 319-8640.

- It turns out the water is just too deep at course #3 with not enough protection to set it up this year, course #1 is up and skiing great. For the most part we have had very little damage to course #1 until this past weekend when four guide buoys came up missing on Monday. Please keep an eye out for several big I/O boats that are camping on the club dock on the weekends and likely doing buoy damage. If you run into them kindly tell them the state park (Ty Hunter (801) 420-1227) does not allow overnight camping on private docks and also call Scot Chipman (801) 368-2981, a no overnight camping or fishing sign is posted on the dock.

- Reminder that when you show up at the course you need to make sure all buoys and magnets are in place and correctly adjusted BEFORE you ski. Replacement buoys/magnets are in the dock box, a chart of where the buoys/magnets go is in the white sign in binder in the dock box . If you have questions about how to replace buoys please e-mail/call Tim Peterson waterskinude@yahoo.com (801) 652-. If you need a key (same key as the last several years) for the dock box e-mail/call Hank Cobb hank_cobb@yahoo.com (801) 550-2678.

- The state park has been coming out to course #1 to check on things so please be diligent about following all state boating laws including being wakelsss with 150' ft of any person/boat/shore/dock, wear a coast guard approved vest, and use a flag.

Utah Water Ski Club's web page. http://www.utahwaterski.com/
Utah Water Ski Club's facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=128934277184738#!/group.php?gid=6309988762

Sincerely,

UWSC Board

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Marc Buchanan from the Salt Lake Tribune is interested in doing a story about Water Skiing in Utah.

He is specifically assigned to cover the "Mid-valley" area of the valley, which includes Murray, Cottonwood Heights, Midvale, Holladay, Sugarhouse and Taylorsville. Ideally he is looking for high-level water skiers from that area that have experienced success, or may be new to he sport and have ascended rapidly, or perhaps they have overcome a life event and use water skiing as a therapeutic element...his focus is pretty broad and is interested in any information you can provide. If you are aware of skiers who live in other areas of the valley he will pass along their contact info to another reporter.

Marc Buchanan
801-592-2008
marcbuc81@gmail.com

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sunten Tournaments - Bear Hollow

Dear UWSC member,
Sunten still has four more tournaments coming up this summer on July 30/31 and August 20/21, one at the new Bear Hollow on July 16th! These are class C and Novice tournaments open to everyone so come on out and ski. For more information go to http://sanctions.dataweb.com/default.view You can now enter and pay on-line for the Sunten tournaments or go to http://www.usawaterski.org/pages/TournKit/AWSA/Chief%20Registrar/AWSAEntryForm.pdf for a entry from that you can send in by snail mail. If you need more information about the Sunten tournaments call/text Mike Parsons (801) 580-1671. Click on the below pic for directions to Sunten.

Carly Clifton  is offering private coaching lessons to club and wait list members for $40 a set if you use your own boat.  A few members in the club have been skiing with Carly Clifton who lives in Utah and her coaching is as good as you will get from many of the top coaches in the country. Carly taught for many years at H2Osmosis and April Coble ski school. If interested call or text Carly at (419) 605-6060. 

Happy Skiing!

UWSC Board