- Published on Sunday, 11 August 2013 06:42
ORLANDO, FLA (August 9, 2013) - Nautique is pleased to announce that the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour Finals presented by O’Brien in conjunction with the 71st Water Ski Nationals will be viewable via live webcast for the head-to-head finals held evening, August 16th at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The Nautique Big Dawg World Tour Finals allows the world’s best 34 mph skiers to vie in head-to-head competition behind the world record breaking tournament ski boat, the Ski Nautique 200. The preliminary round of competition will begin on the Thursday August 15th at 8:00AM and the finals will commence on Friday August 16th; admission on both days is free to the public. Additionally, the webcast will begin at nautiquebigdawg.com. with a recap of the Sweet 16 and the live webcast of the Elite 8 head-to-head competition under the lights beginning at viewable at
Nautique President/CEO Bill Yeargin stated, “It is exciting to see what began as a single tournament eight years ago grow into an esteemed World Tour featuring five global stops and a finals.” Yeargin also added, “This year’s final will be webcasted live as the Elite 8 finalists go head-to-head under the lights providing a heart pounding competition viewable to spectators all around the world.”
The Nautique Big Dawg World Tour presented by O’Brien is pulled exclusively by the world record breaking Ski Nautique 200 and powered by Pleasurecraft Marine Engines (PCM). Additional sponsors include: Commercial Sewing, Clarion, Polk Audio, HO Skis, Global Marine Insurance, Connelly Skis, Ram-Lin Custom Trailers, Eagle Sports, Universal Products, Overton’s, Acme Propellers, Zero-Off, Masterline, Goode Skis, Honu, Naked Turtle, Radar Skis and PTM Edge.
Celebrating 88 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is the producer of Nautique boats and the owner of Orlando Watersports Complex (through its subsidiary Aktion Parks). Correct Craft is known for delivering the highest quality product, innovative technology and exceptional customer service experiences. To get more information on the company or see the complete line of Nautique boats, visit www.nautique.com.To learn more about Orlando Watersports Complex visit www.orlandowatersports.com.
GOODE is very excited to announce April Coble-Eller as the newest addition to Team GOODE.
April, the two-time defending U.S. National Open Women’s slalom champion, is a veteran pro skier who has consistently ranked in the top 10 in the Elite world rankings, including her current top-five ranking.
Besides her tournament accomplishments, April is one of the most respected coaches in the sport. Since 1995 she has served as owner and head coach of the Coble Ski School, the world’s largest water ski and wakeboard camp.
Welcome to the team April!
Spray It Forward is an initiative designed to put used water ski equipment in the hands of college ski teams which are in need of more or better equipment than what their team members are currently using.
The concept for Spray It Forward came about after taking Jodi's Ski Skool on the road with my On Location Tour in 2010 and 2011. After attending several collegiate water ski tournaments along my route, it became very clear to me that there is huge sense of team spirit and enthusiasm among the students and the schools. Being part of a team in such a sport as ours is an amazing experience and will not only impact their collegiate careers, but will also create memories that last a lifetime.
At the same time, it became very apparent to me that the quality of the ski equipment being used was not up to standard, some were even "old school," and there was very little equipment to go around among the team members. I was actually dumbfounded by the fact that teams as large as twenty skiers were sharing one or two skis among them. This seemed crazy to me, not only from a performance standpoint, but also from a safety standpoint. Athletes should be on the right sized equipment and on solid, safe equipment with bindings that are not torn, perished or held together with duct tape. While at one of the Midwest collegiate events, we decided to donate a new 67" ski with bindings that could be tightened to accommodate different sized skiers. Indiana State University, with a team of close to twenty skiers who were sharing only a few skis, was the lucky team to win the random drawing. They were so excited and pleased to be chosen as the team that would be presented with a brand new ski with bindings that they could use and share.
Vonore, TN ---In 1968, Rob Shirley, an aerospace engineer-turned-ski school instructor, was frustrated with the lack of technology available for towing skiers. To solve this problem, Rob and his team designed the first true performance ski boat. MasterCraft Hull #1 was born in a barn and the final product, the MasterCraft Skier inboard tournament ski boat, proceeded to rewrite the rules. The boat created a revolution in the sport and it helped establish a new era in waterskiing. While it’s impossible to say how many records and personal bests were achieved pulled by Rob Shirley’s innovation, it set the tone for a brand built on legacy, power, precision and progression. And today that brand, MasterCraft Boats, continues Shirley’s heritance with the reveal of its newest icon, the 2014 MasterCraft ProStar.
At 20 feet in length and 96 inches in width, the new ProStar is slightly larger, yet lighter, than its predecessor – the 190 / 197. However its’ world record capable performance, unparalleled functionality and its progressive appearance have no match. "When setting out on the new ProStar project we wanted performance, functionality and aesthetics that would change the sport,” comments Freddy Krueger, MasterCraft Team Skier. “I have no doubt that as this boat is released and people have an opportunity to see, drive, and ski the boat, they will agree...this boat is truly a perfect balance of the three and will change the face of the sport of skiing.”
And MasterCraft set out to do nothing less. In the simplest terms - the new ProStar was built to make history. The design team of engineers and athletes were given the freedom to take everything off the table and literally reinvent the ski boat. The goal was to take the performance ski boat down to its purest essence and remove everything that would get in the way of making history on the water. And needless to say the 2014 MasterCraft ProStar, with a wake destined to set world records and untold tens of thousands of personal bests, has accomplished its stated purpose.
“Engineering a better wake is less about science and numbers and more about passion, vision, dedication and experience,” says Marcus Brown, MasterCraft Team Skier. “It's impossible for me to tell you how good the new wake is. There aren't words or phrases or even pictures - there is just a moment. After you ski this thing, you won't even need to tell me. I'll be able to tell how good it is by the look on your face.”
Not only does the ProStar have the world’s best wakes for skiing, it has pushed the envelope on what a ski boat should be – it is the ultimate in sophistication through simplicity and purpose. Starting at the bow, the new ProStar has a design feature that will certainly turn heads – a pickle fork design that MasterCraft originated in its line 11 years ago. While it adds a sleek panache to the boat, its function cannot be ignored – providing a clear entry point into the boat. But there is more to the bow than meets they eye – what about those enthusiasts who love a closed bow ski boat but know from time to time they might need bow seating? The MasterCraft ProStar eliminates that “either/or” as it is the only ski boat to offer an optional, modular system where any ProStar owner can simply put in place a fiberglass bow lid or bow seating. With the bow lid, the purist creates a closed bow boat with plenty of storage underneath. Remove that bow lid and place in the innovatively designed bow seats and the skier-turned-family-man has seats for the junior buoy slashers.
VENUE CHANGE..... 2013 Diablo Shores Pro Am formally held in Brentwood, Ca will be moved to Bell Aqua Lake 2 in Rio Linda, Ca. Hotel information is listed on the website at www.diabloshores.com and the closet airport is Sacramento International.
Bell Aqua is a pristine water-ski site and we are planning to make this Pro Am bigger and better than ever! We will have local Media Coverage and expect more Spectators and as always loads of fun! Don't forget to check out the webcast if you can not attend. Thank you for your continued support of this event!
The 2013 Canadian Waterski Championships presented by Nautique are returning to the Predator Bay Waterski Club in Calgary, AB, August 10-14. Headlining the world-class Canadian content are some of world’s best water-skiers including four-time World Champion Whitney McClintock, her brother and multiple Canadian record-holder Jason, world bronze medal winner Ryan Dodd, Kole Magnowski, and Breanne Dodd.
The Predator Bay Club holds is a special place for Whitney McClintock and Ryan Dodd, who won gold and bronze medals here respectively when the club hosted the World Championships in 2009. In addition, Canada also won the overall team event.
“I'm really looking forward to getting back to Calgary and Predator Bay, for both the Pro Shootout and the Canadian Nationals," commented Jason McClintock. Predator always puts on amazing events, they put everything into it and you can always tell by the outcome. I met my wife last year at the Nationals and Shootout so Predator Bay definitely has become a really special place! Can't wait to turn some buoys out there and do some tricking. It was great news that they fought back after that flood cleared and got everything up and running in time! ”
The Canadian Championships are a classic three-event tournament.
Up for grabs at the 64th edition of this Canadian Waterski Championship presented by Nautique are positions at the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) World Championships Nov. 25-Dec.1 in Santiago, Chile, as well as positioning for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.
The Championship will be webcast at http://www.waterski-wakeboard.ca. The website will also include pictures and highlights from Predator Bay each day.
Webcast Schedule Highlights (all times local and subject to change)
August 10, 2013
Open Women Trick
Whitney McClintock competes on the same place where she won the World Trick title in 2009.
Open Men Trick
Jason McClintock, building off a bronze medal at the 2013 World Games looks to add another Canadian title to his resume.
Open Women Slalom
Whitney McClintock once again competes in an event in which she captured the 2009 World Championship and a medal at the 2013 World Games.
Open Men Slalom
Jason McClintock works to hold off young guns such as Jaret Bull (North Bay, ON) and Stephen Neveu (Calgary, AB) as the next generation nips at the heels of national team veterans.
Open Women Jump
Taryn Grant (Winnipeg, MB) is working to become Canada’s best, displacing 2013 World Games bronze medallist Whitney McClintock. Grant took the bronze at the 2012 Pan American Championships, having moved up to Open to replace an injured McClintock.
Open Men Jump
Ryan Dodd is working to continue his dominance of the jump at the Canadian championships. He will be chased by Kole Magnowski as well U21 Pan American bronze medallist Cole Grant (Winnipeg, MB)
The first round of the GOODE Virtual Water Ski Bracket ChallengeTM has concluded and what a finish!
[Click here to enter the second round bracket pick 'em contest.]
No. 5 seed Kyle Tate was staring down a buoy-and-a-half deficit to No. 4 seed Chet Raley heading into yesterday’s Last Chance tournament at Victory Lake in Jacksonville, Fla. But on the very last day of July, and thus the last day of round 1, Kyle put up a huge score of 3 buoys at 41-feet off to punch his ticket into the second round.
Here’s how the first round match ups went down:
So, the Final Four match ups are:
ActiveReplay today announced that Trace, a new, unique device that makes action sports measurable, sharable and comparable, is launching via a Kickstarter campaign. Trace is the first piece of technology that can correctly and automatically identify data and tricks as they are being performed by skaters, skiiers, snowboarders and surfers. ActiveReplay's Kickstarter campaign is aimed at helping to boost awareness of Trace and raise funds to continue its development. You can pre-order your trace now at Kickstarter.
With 9-axis sensors, advanced multi-Hz GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, and its own processor, Trace is a small device that measures a huge amount of events and tricks athletes perform in skiing, snowboarding, surfing and skating. The athlete can then compare and share those metrics with friends and family. Trace has more than seven hours of battery life and is durable, shockproof and waterproof. It consists of two parts: the data collection pod and the mount. Attaching and activating Trace is easy: The mount is attached to any hard surface like a board or helmet. Trace slides in the mount. The athlete pushes a button and begins their sport.
When an athlete completes a session, Trace will connect with their smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0 and send the data to ActiveReplay servers for processing. Within seconds, the athlete will be able to see all of their data, beautifully laid out and easy to read on their phone. Trace comes with three mobile apps: AlpineReplay (for ski and snowboard), SkateReplay (for skate) and SurfReplay (for surf). These apps will be free to download for iOS and Android. Athletes will be able to share their session sheets on Facebook and Twitter, and compare their performance on the leaderboard.
July 30, 2013 Zachary, Louisiana - Bennett's Waterski and Wakeboard School is excited to announce the return of our annual water sports festival alongside America's #1 night waterski jump championships - LA NIGHT JAM V presented by MasterCraft Boats and Tides Medical Amnioject! Make sure you mark you calendar so that you can come and enjoy an evening of entertainment with your friends and family. You do not want to miss the most extreme water sports taking place under stadium lighting at the world renown Bennett's Waterski and Wakeboard School in Zachary, Louisiana.
Please check out our website www.lanightjam.com for updated information about the festival's activities, to purchase VIP tickets, and for information regarding sponsorship opportunities. The VIP area is a great way for a business to entertain their employees or customers.
The La Night Jam V will be held September 28, 2013. The gates open at 4:30 pm, with live music and on the water exhibitions starting at 5:00 pm. General admission is free and parking is $20.00 per car.
The LA Night Jam has become one of the largest water sports events in the USA. We hope that everyone will come out for a fun filled evening!