Access to promo boats for tournaments
The subject of the lack of promo boats for tournaments has been bandied about in threads in the past. We have always been blessed to have access to promo boats in the past. This year with the knowledge that at least one of the promo guys does not have a boat this year, I took a step that had never done before. @Jody_Seal
recommended, or at least asked one of the commenters, that he utilize the USAWS website "Request for Towboat" option. When I sanctioned our tournaments for 2017 I made the official request for one of them, our June 3, 3 round slalom. I requested one each SN, MC and Malibu. I received a message that an email was sent to three different addresses. One I recognized. The others, I did not. So far I've had no contact from USAWS, promo coordinator, or promo person. However I reached out to a promo person in an adjoining state that I know and they agreed to come. Overall assessment of this request option is that it is useless. So if you guys who do not personally know a promo person to contact, and you hoped that USAWS would help you, I'm afraid you're SOL! Have any of you used this request and had a positive result?
EDIT! I neglected to give credit where credit is due. @skiboat38
has faithfully provided his promo SN for every tournament we've had for over 20 years. It is appreciated!
Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge
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