Joyce Dobbertin Wins Regionals, Donna Epstein 2nd at Nationals

Joyce Dobbertin won her first regional title battling difficult conditions at Lake Holly in Sparta, VA. She was one of a few competitors all day in all divisions to ski into a third pass due to a high “busy” water level. She scored 2@15-off 32 mph in the Womens 5 division. Congrats Joyce, well done!

Donna Epstein, Womens 7, won her division at Regionals and then went on to place 2nd at Nationals!

Justin Campfield, Mens 3, and Bruce Epstein, Mens 7, also skied both Regionals and Nationals, with Bruce winning his division at Regionals.

Tom Costello Alan Rossi VT Champs, Aug 27

Please click Events in the menu bar to see all the standard info about our tournament. Please register online. Entry deadline 8/20.

This year’s tournament ( 17E016C ) is the inaugural year of being the VT State Champs! We will also be going back historically and pulling together VT records, so please let us know what you may know about past stellar performances.

The following people are confirmed for the 2016 tournament: Darlene McCormick, Bruce Epstein, Donna Epstein, Pat Morrill, Bill Putnam, Cole Maurer, Tonya Maurer, Bob Radimer, John Witmer, Scott Behner, Louisa Behner, Kathy Callan, Will Bruzzese, Bill Bruzzese, Karen Bruzzese, Shannah Pochini, Eric Dole, Justin Campfield, Abby Campfield, Joyce Dobbertin, Joe Bourgeois, Skip Hommel, Julie Hommel, Michael Cantamessa, Skylar Hathorn, Becky Bartlett, 78 of 75 pulls. We will start a waiting list as we may be able to include one or more additional people.

Ski Clinic July 20

We have the one and only professional water skier Jamie Beauchesne here again in Vermont to conduct a water ski clinic on Wednesday July 20. This is a terrific opportunity to improve your water skiing skills. The clinic will start at 8:00am at the Wrightsville Reservoir Boat Launch Area on Rte. 12 North of Montpelier.

There will be 1/2 hour slots starting at 8:00am every half hour until noon and 1:00pm every half hour until 5:00pm. Noon to 1:00pm is lunch/schedule float time. Cost for the clinic is $40/set for club members. All non-members are $60/set. To secure your slot email the time period you would like to reserve to Bruce Epstein at bbeski@gmail.com, and either make payment by check or by PayPal. (Please note this is a new email address.) Bruce’s mailing address and contact info are listed below. Any questions, please contact Bruce Epstein.

You can also call with questions. Thanks! Hope to see you there!

Bruce Epstein
13 South Pinnacle Ridge Rd
Waterbury, VT 05676

EMAIL: bbeski38@gmail.com ** NEW EMAIL ADDRESS **
CELL: (802)272-5324

Green Mountain Water Skiers 2016 Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting will be held Tuesday May 10 at our home in Waterbury (address is below). Social time starts at 6:00 pm with pizza provided. Bring your own beverage. Meeting will commence ~ 6:30 pm.

Agenda will include Treasurer’s Report, Election of Officers, membership status, club website, this year’s tournament / state championship, North East Slalom Series, State Records, scheduling Ski Clinic(s), equipment rentals, GMWS Sticker/Decal, the Alan Rossi Award, Waterbury courses update, and any other items. If you would like any other items added let me know. Please confirm if you will attend so we can order enough pizza. You can email me at address below or respond directly below.

We had a great 2015. The Tom Costello / Alan Rossi Slalom Derby was again successful with great scores and conditions. This year’s will be our first official State Championship and be part of the North East Slalom Series. Thanks to all who volunteered your time. The Jamie Beauchesne clinic was supported by GMWS and Alan Rossi funding and again well attended.

The 2015 Alan Rossi Award went to Randy Youngsma from Mass. Randy is a regional slalom champion and senior driver who has been a driving force pioneering tournament skiing in New England. He has mentored many skiers and has continued to volunteer his time despite being injured for several years. Alan would be very proud.

Our Club is what we make of it. Please make every effort to attend.

Bruce Epstein, President
13 South Pinnacle Ridge RD
Waterbury, VT 05676

info@vt-loghome.com
(802)272-5324 (cell)

Slalom Clinic changed to July 2 due to weather

On Thursday, July 2 we have the one and only Jamie Beauchesne here in VT for another great ski clinic. This is a terrific opportunity to improve your skills for the ski season. The clinic will start at 8:00am at the Wrightsville Reservoir Boat Launch Area on Rte. 12 North of Montpelier. There will be 1/2 hour slots starting at 8:00am every half hour until noon and 1:00pm every half hour until 5:00pm. Noon to 1:00pm is lunch/schedule float time. Cost for the clinic is $40/set for club members. All non-members are $60/set. To secure your slot email the time period you would like to reserve, and either make payment by check or by PayPal using my email address (info@vt-loghome.com). My mailing address and email address are listed below. Any questions, please let me know. You can also call me anytime. Thanks! See you there!

Bruce Epstein
CELL: (802)272-5324

Virtual Clinic Oct. 18

On 18 October, Bob Harris will be hosting another of his virtual clinics (also in person). Bob has hosted several of these this year with great success.

  1. Instructor: Bob Harris
  2. Date: 18 October
  3. Location: Paducah, KY
  4. Phone: 270-210-7552
  5. Email Bob

There will be more information provided on how to participate but it is important to get this out to our officials who are lacking a clinic credit and/or a tournament credit.

Bruce Epstein to Compete in World 35+

Our very own GMWS President, Bruce Epstein, will be competing in the World Over 35 Tournament next week at Sunset Lakes in Groveland, FL. Bruce is currently ranked #5 in the world for men 65 and over. Please send good energy his way during the qualifying round on Wednesday and the final on Sunday (see page 6 for schedule).

Bruce placed 2nd at the Nationals in Texas, and Donna placed 5th. Congratulations to both for their skill and consistency (notice the patience on the handle grab in the above photo)! We are truly lucky to have them as resources and friends.

Waterbury Reservoir Water Level in Danger

The Friends of Waterbury Reservoir have noted recent discussion about future management of the water level. A mailing of theirs explains all the detail and this can also be accessed at their “Call to Action” link. GMWS is asking you to either attend the Vt. Dept. of Environmental Conservation’s public information meeting on October 7, 2014, 6:30-8:30 at Thatcher Brook Primary School in Waterbury or write to Jeff Crocker, VT Dept. of Environmental Conservation, 1 National Life Dr., Main 2, Montpelier, VT 05620-3522, and express your concern that the water level be maintained at summer levels as it historically has so that everyone can enjoy the resource.