Lee Mershon 1943 – 2018

It is with great sadness and grief, the family of Lee Mershon announces his sudden passing in West Palm Beach, Florida on November 8, 2018. Lee was an avid water skier and won many state, regional, and national championships. He was a Senior Three Event and Pan- Am judge at waterskiing events and was chief boat driver and chief judge at Nationals. He was a test driver and helped design and approve the ski boat “Ski Centurion” for tournament use. He served on the American Water Ski Association rules committee for many years. Lee found a great deal of pleasure in sky diving, scuba diving, and flying his own airplane. A memorial service will be held Tuesday November 27th 2pm at St. Divids in Pines Episcopal Church, 465 Forest Hills Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL. If you prefer, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your favorite charity.


FWSF Membership And Tournament Scheduling Meeting Is December 1

Wow! Another great season of waterskiing in Florida has come to an end and as usual, weekend after weekend the scores just continued to climb. Congratulations to the skiers and many thanks to all the dedicated officials and site hosts that give of their time & lakes.

A reminder that we are only a short time away from scheduling events for the upcoming 2018 season. Our membership meeting will be held at the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex this year on December 01, 2018 at 11:00 (9:00 for officers & board members). The address is 2701 Lake Myrtle Park Road, Auburndale, FL. Besides the scheduling of tournaments for 2019 we will be considering other business od the FWSF.

At this time, there has not been any bids submitted to host the 2019 Florida State Championships. If you are interested, please send your completed bid form to me at: lilchamp1@aol.com (Bid form & information available in P & P Manual on our Website and/or in Word upon request).

Site owners please think about your date selections in advance so we can work together to get this done in a timely manner.


Jaquess, Krueger Win King of Darkness Titles

U.S. water ski athletes Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) and Freddy Krueger (Winter Garden, Fla.) won Open Women and Open Men jumping titles, respectively, on Saturday at the 3rd annual King of Darkness, sponsored by MasterCraft, at the Isles of Lake Hancock in Winter Garden, Fla. Some of the world’s top water ski athletes will competed under the lights for cash prizes. Under 23 men’s and women’s jumping events also will took place, in addition to exhibitions in slalom and tricks, and adaptive water skiing.

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