Revised Q&Ps For 35+ Worlds/Pan Am Team

The American Water Ski Association’s International Activities Committee has posted revised Qualifications and Procedures for the 2016 35+ Water Ski World Championships Team and 2016 Pan American Water Ski Championships Team. The revised qualifications includes a new date by which independents must provide notification of their intent to participate, and reflects an update in the jump score offsets for comparing scores. To view and download the Q&Ps for the 35+ Water Ski World Championships Team, click here (PDF). To view and download the Q&Ps for the Pan American Water Ski Championships Veteran Team, click here (PDF).

The 35+ Water Ski World Championships will be held will be held Sept. 14-18 in Aranjuez, Spain.

The Pan American Water Ski Championships will be held Nov. 14-20 at Boca Laguna, Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico.

2016 U.S. Open Set For Sept. 30-Oct. 1

Nautique, a Premier Sponsor of USA Water Ski, has announced that the 23rd Nautique U.S. Open Water Ski Championships, presented by Roger Dean Chevrolet, will be held in conjunction with the Nautique Big Dawg World Slalom Tour Finals, presented by O’Brien, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Complete AWSA Tournament Forms Package Version 3.0.16 Is Now Available For Download

Version 3.0.16 of the AWSA Essential Tools package, a complete package of all of the administrative forms, Rulebooks (AWSA & IWWF), officials’ applications, and officials’ event Judging and Scorers forms has been assembled into one comprehensive package that requires only a one click download for Judges, Scorers and tournament sponsors to use by Jeff Clark.

Included in the package are all of the Judging and Scoring forms for Slalom and Jumping events in a computer oriented “cut and paste” format so that you can prepare all of the forms for these events in a much easier fashion

The complete packet is located on the Florida Water Ski Federation Website in the “Links” section.

 

Download The New AWSA Mobile App

Have you downloaded the new AWSA Mobile App? Now you can enjoy your water skiing experience online anytime from anywhere. You can search for events, get tournament details and enter where online registration is offered. The AWSA Rule Book, NOPS Calculator and other useful functions are at your fingertips. You can also find your rankings and qualifications for Nationals and Regionals, and you can set up your own virtual team with friends, family or club members. Your team will appear in the rankings. The Mobile App easily installs on the Home screen of your device.

Download the App today at: http://www.usawaterski.org/rankings/mainmenu_m.asp.

IWWF Changes Jump Surface Tolerance

The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation has changed the jump surface deviation tolerance as follows.

AWSA 9.16.c.5 – The surface must be a flat plane.

A ramp designed in any method to be other than flat (wedge, kick, bow, etc.) is illegal and NOT allowed.

Class E, L, R: The tolerance of the plane deviation is maximum 2.0 cm as a concave deviation. The 2.0 cm restriction goes into effect May 1, 2016.

In addition, the maximum deviation, if larger than 1.0cm, must occur in the center of the out of water surface +/- 50 cm.

Example: If the jump surface out of the water is 6.8m, then the maximum measured deviation must be between 2.9m and 3.9m from the top of the jump.

No overall convex deviation is allowed. Minor convex at bottom where the hinge is against the surface may occur or where there is a main support. The intent is that ramps not have a general upward bow (convex) from bottom to top.

Class C and F – No rule change