Tag Archives: Wakesports

USA Waterski and Wake Sports Foundation announces 2022 Hall of Fame

The USA Waterski & Wake Sports Foundation recently celebrated its 39th annual Hall of Fame salute.   Held Saturday, March 5 at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, FL, over 600 attendees and 2,200 virtual viewers honored these Hall of Fame inductees:  Hall of Fame: Tara Hamilton-Wynne and Zane Schwenk; Lifetime Achievement Award: Glenn Sperry; Award of Distinction: Will Bush, ...

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Industry voices support for Indiana wakesurfing bill

The Indiana General Assembly, which opened its 2022 session the first week of the new year, is considering legislation (HB 1055, SB 187) which would establish commonsense guidelines for individuals and boats that engage in wakeboarding and wakesurfing. Both bills would keep Indiana’s waters safe for Hoosiers while protecting fair access to Indiana’s great waters and ensuring the safety of ...

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Water Sports Industry Association welcomes Lee Gatts as Director of Government Affairs

The Waters Sports Industry Association (WSIA) announced Lee Gatts has joined the organization as its Director of Government Affairs. The WSIA is the towed water sports industry’s leading advocate, committed to preserving the vitality of water sports and activities into the future. Before joining WSIA, Gatts served as Manager of Southeast Policy and Engagement at the National Marine Manufacturers Association ...

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Ingenity’s Super Air Nautique GS22E named a finalist for Boating Magazine 2021 Boat of the Year

Boating Magazine has selected Ingenity’s Super Air Nautique GS22E as one of five finalists for 2021 Boat of the Year. Powered by Ingenity’s electric propulsion and a 124 kWh battery, the Super Air Nautique GS22E features the highest energy density of any recreational electric-drive boat on the market. This boat boasts up to three hours of typical watersports use per ...

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Families for Boating creating community conversations around water access and wakesports activities

Families for Boating, a non-profit organization of community groups around the U.S dedicated to preserving access to waterways for boaters and water sports enthusiasts, is actively trying to assist boaters facing regulatory threats or concerns.  Recreational boating and water sports have grown significantly in popularity across the nation, particularly over the pandemic, with more families than ever enjoying the benefits ...

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Idaho county to restrict towed-sports along Spokane River

Last week, an ordinance prohibiting boaters from engaging in activities that create “excessive wakes” was passed by the Kootenai County Commission. After three months of public hearings, amendments, and strong opposition from the recreational boating community, the Commission adopted the ordinance by a 2-1 vote. The ordinance defines “excessive wake” as “plowing or using any enhancement to increase a wake ...

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Orlando Watersports Complex to host Worlds

OWC (Orlando Watersports Complex) and the WWA (World Wake Association) announced the 2021 WWA Wake Park World Championships presented by Nautique Boats that will be held at OWC on September 10-12. Orlando Watersports Complex is the premier wake destination for all seasoned and new riders. OWC is fully-equipped in its world class facility with pristine water conditions and off water ...

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Riding the towboat sales wave

By David Gee The NMMA recently reported that retail unit sales of new powerboats in February 2021 were up 34% compared to the same time period last year. Segment leaders included wakesport boats, one of many categories seeing double-digit increases YOY. These latest sales figures for the towboat segment follow a strong 2020, with NMMA reporting unit sales around the ...

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Yanmar sponsors international wakesurf events

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YANMAR Marine International (YMI) has announced a new sponsorship deal with The World Wake Association (WWA), confirming its support for key international wakesurf events in the US, Japan and London during 2021. Extending last year’s inaugural contract as a global partner, YANMAR’s continued collaboration with The WWA builds on the company’s strategic plan to promote the potential of watersport as ...

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World Wake Association joins forces with the Wakeboarding Hall of Fame

The World Wake Association announced that it has signed a memorandum of agreement with the Wakeboarding Hall of Fame. The agreement aligns the two organizations which share the same goals of preserving the history of wakesports and honoring pioneers for their contributions, in all aspects, not solely competitive, while ensuring wakesports history is accurately recorded.  For nearly a year, members ...

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