Saturday, August 29, 2015

2015 Utah State Championships

Congratulations to all of the Utah Water Ski Club members who participated in the Utah State Championships at Bear Hollow Lakes. Club members included Keith Morgan, John Lohner, Mike/Tylor/Josh Nelson, Matt Chipman, Tim Peterson, and Ryan Christopher. There were 60+ people at this event including pro skier Chris Rossi in all of the pictures below, Chris ran 4 @ 41'.

Bear Hollow Lakes
Josh Nelson took 1st in boys 2 with 5 @ 32 mph.
Tylor Nelson 1st in boys 3 with 2 @ 22', 36 mph.
Ryan Christopher took 1st in men's 2 with 0.5 @ 32', 36 mph.
Tim Peterson took 2nd in men's 3 with 2 @ 38', 34 mph.
John Lohner took 4th in men's 5 with 1.5 @ 35', 34 mph.
Keith Morgan took 1st in men's 7 with 3 @ 35', 32 mph.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Board Meeting

Membership:
- Who still has not paid their membership for 2105? Doug Brady.
- How many wait list members? 47
- Make sure the club receives a signed copy of the liability waiver from all members and all wait list members in 2015. This is a requirement as part of the clubs general liability insurance.

Government Affairs:
- Set up Deer Creek meeting for possible future course? Hank is working on.
- Still looking for a club representative on the Utah Lake Commission Public Advisory Group to replace Mel Smith. They only meet four times a year.
- Work on getting permission from the state for a wave attenuation system for course #3/4. Hank is working on.

Equipment:
- Stain/treat course #4 dock. Any volunteers?
- Check and possibly replace the solar light on the information buoy. Tim will do.
- Move course #4a two buoys to the east, move course #4b four buoys to the east. As of now tentatively planning on September 12th, 13th, 19th, or 20th. 19th may work out well in conjunction with the Adopt-a-Park service project if the weather is good.

Treasurer:
- Current balance through July 31st. $15,694.

Web Site/News:
- Plan Adopt-a-Park service project activity on September 19th. Paul Hillyard, help from Darin.
- Utah State Championships at Bear Hollow on August 29th, all members including family members can ski for free. Club will not pay the late fee.
           
President:
- Get copies of all 2015 permits places on sign on dock at course #4. Scot will do.

- Set next board meeting in October at a restaurant. Tuesday October 27th at La Costa in American Fork.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

August News

All members and family members can ski for free in the Utah State Championships on August 29th at http://www.bearhollowlakes.com To enter go to http://sanctions15.dataweb.com/default.view?_mode=details&TournAppID=16W057 and go through the on-line registration process all the way up until the payment information then you can stop. You must enter on-line by August 8th to ski for free, no exceptions! You have to be either a active USA Water Ski member to enter this tournament or pay the one day fee which is something like $20 which the club will not cover. This will be a very fun tournament with medals awarded for all divisions, most people walk away with medals.

The club is now skiing on course #4b and will be for the rest of the year, this course is still 5' deep. The club is tentatively planning on moving both courses to the east on Sunday August 16th which will hopefully provide better and deeper water for the future, hoping to move the dock to deeper water this Saturday August 8th. The club is looking for about 8 people who can help on Sunday August 16th starting sometime around 9am and lasting much of the day. If you can help please contact Tim Peterson (801) 659-0089 waterskinude@yahoo.com.

As the summer goes on make sure you avoid the shallow area in the below picture.

The annual Call's Fort Slalom Bonanza is this weekend August 8th. For more information go to 

There will also be a fun tournament/open house on August 15th at Still Water Lake Estates, more information about this tournament/open house can be found at http://www.stillwaterlakes.info
Events include: 
• Non-sanctioned, novice Water Ski Tournament on a private ski lake (pre-registration at www.stillwaterlakes.info)
• FREE Kids Water Ski and Wakeboard lessons (pre-registration at www.stillwaterlakes.info)
• FREE Paddleboard and Kayak demos by Lifetime Products. (First come first serve, no pre-registration needed)
• Boating and Water Safety Demonstrations by Syracuse City Fire/Water Rescue Team 
• Local Food Trucks from Northern Utah Food Truck Gatherings
• HOURLY GIVEAWAYS
• Vendor Booths

Happy Skiing!

UWSC Board