The American Water Ski Association's board of directors held its annual mid-winter board meeting on Jan. 24 with the priority item on the agenda being to increase the skier participation at the 2015 GOODE Water Ski National Championships. There was a lengthy discussion of several options ending with the appointment of a Special Committee of five members to study the details of the discussed proposals and to report to the board with their recommendations by Feb. 28, 2015. AWSA President Bob Mayhew has issued the following statement regarding the Special Committee.
"The Special Committee developed a number of interesting concepts applicable to future AWSA national tournaments; but, in the end, it was decided by the Committee, the officers of AWSA, and the board of directors to continue with the same format used in past Nationals for 2015."
The schedule for the 73rd GOODE Water Ski National Championships, set for Aug. 11-15 at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla., is expected to be released in the coming weeks. It will be posted at USAWATERSKI.org as soon as it becomes available.