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Call for Regionals Officials

Hopefully summer is starting off well and your skiing is beginning to ramp up.  We are excited about coming to Colorado in 5 weeks for Western Regionals at Laku Landing.  As you know we cannot execute a great event like this without the help of volunteers.  If you would like to help with the event in a judging, scoring, dock starting or trick video capacity, please let our Assignments Judge, Tim Vaio know.  Please provide your name, contact info, availability, interest and rating level as well as any conflicts you may have to Tim at or 404-229-6944
Thank you for your help and see you at Laku!
Tim Vaio

2016 Regional Judging

The Western Region is in need of volunteer judges, scorers and Safety to help out during the RegionalChampionships, July 20-23, in Caldwell, Idaho. All Regular and Senior Judges, Scorers and Safety who are planning to attend Regionals and would like to volunteer some time to work an event should contact Brandy Nagle at with your judges/scoring/safety rating level; days you will be available to work; what events you would be willing to work; and any potential conflicts with family skiing.

Upcoming Northwest Clinics — May 21st

 Safety Clinic

May 21st, 9am at Sabrina lake, Halsey, OR.

If you are interested in going to get/maintain/upgrade your safety rating please let Shana Quick know as soon as possible.


Judges, Scorers & Drivers

Kent Fire Station #73 (The place where we have been the last couple of years.)
Saturday, May 21st   9am-2pm
26512 Military Rd. S., Kent, WA 98032
Judges, Scorers, & Drivers.   $10 fee for each one.   Signup form at clinic.
Clinic Questions  John and Lucy Goodman


Trained Driver & AWSA Driver Clinic

DATE:  5/21/2016
TIME:  Starts at 8am SHARP!  
PLACE:  No Name Lake, Molalla, OR
AWSA Driver Clinic – Merle Vasbinder, Ken Smith, Scott Thompson. 
Trained Driver Clinic – Dennis Phillips.
COST:  $10
The Trained Driver Clinic and AWSA Driver Clinic will run separately but concurrently.  If you prefer, you can complete the On-Line version of the Trained Driver course. The on-the-water session will conclude the Trained Driver Course and will begin around 11:00am.  Regardless of how you take the course, this section is mandatory to achieve your Trained Driver credential.  Please check the MVR requirement on and apply for your MVR report as necessary BEFORE you attend the course.
For those attending the AWSA Driver course for maintenance purposes, make sure your MVR is current to receive proper credit.
Please forward this email to anyone who you think may be interested in either clinic or contact me with any questions.  RSVP to Scott Thompson or Dennis Phillips so we can get an accurate head count.  Make sure to indicate which clinic you plan to attend (AWSA Driver or Trained Driver).


Sacramento Area Safety Clinic – April 30, 2016

Jim Bristow will be hosting a Safety Clinc in the Sacramento area at Redwood Shores Lake on April 30, 2016. For additional information please contact Jim via email at

Costs for all SACTO clinics are $25.00, a $10.00 discount is provided for Regular and Senior Officials.

Jump Course Grid Marking Buoy Revision per IWWF (Class L & R)

IWWF has adopted the following rule change related to the jump grid marking buoys within the landing zone: Any video distance measurement buoys or spectator reference buoys must be a minimum of 8 meters from the ramp centerline for safety purposes so that they will not interfere with the skier while landing.

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