Tournament rules question.

TdubTdub Posts: 256 Baller
Two quick questions. What is the boat speed for different ages? (men) and to get awarded a full buoy, do you have to get back to the wake before the next boat guide or just back to the wake at any time?



  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,929 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Minimum is 25kph (15.5mph) for all divisions.

    Boys 1 49/(30.4) Girls 1 49/(30.4)
    Boys 2 55/(34.2) Girls 2 52/(32.3)
    Boys 3 58/(36.0) Girls 3 55/(34.2)
    Men 1 58/(36.0) Women 1 55/(34.2)
    Men 2 58/(36.0) Women 2 55/(34.2)
    Men 3 55/(34.2) Women 3 55/(34.2)
    Men 4 55/(34.2) Women 4 55/(34.2)
    Men 5 55/(34.2) Women 5 52/(32.3)
    Men 6 55/(34.2) Women 6 52/(32.3)
    Men 7 52/(32.3) Women 7 49/(30.4)
    Men 8 49/(30.4) Women 8 49/(30.4)
    Men 9 49/(30.4) Women 9 46/(28.6)
    Men 10 49/(30.4) Women 10 46/(28.6)
    Men 11 46/(28.6) Women 11 46/(28.6)
    Open Men 58/(36.0) Open Women 55/(34.2)
    Masters Men 55/(34.2) Masters Women 55/34.2

    Second question is yes you need to "return to the wake" before the next boat guides (actually get inside the line of the boat guides closest to the buoy.
    Keith Lindemulder
    AWSA Chairman of the Board

  • TdubTdub Posts: 256 Baller
    Thanks @klindy
  • ralral Posts: 2,034 Mega Baller
    ... in a skiing position on a tight line (unless it is the exit gates)

    Rodrigo Andai

  • TdubTdub Posts: 256 Baller
    Follow up question. If a skier does not get back to the wake before the next boat guide, what is he or she awarded? 1/2 buoy?
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,064 Mega Baller
    Yes a 1/2 if they get around the ball, break the plane of the turn balls back toward the wake but don't get back to the wakes in skiing position by the next set of boat guides.

    Mark Shaffer

  • TdubTdub Posts: 256 Baller
    Thanks @klindy, @ral, and @Chef23 That answers all my questions. Thanks again.
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 7,127 Mega Baller
    @Tdub You've got me curious why you are asking this. First tournament coming up? Or do you need to hit some particular score to qualify for something? Other?

    (Naturally, you don't have to share your motivation with me, but usually a first-tournament skier isn't very concerned about such details, and a veteran has already learned those particular ones. So I became curious.)
    Nathaniel Bogan
  • TdubTdub Posts: 256 Baller
    Thanks for asking @Than_Bogan. Actually I have not skied in a tournament in over 15 years. And even back then only a few. I guess I have forgotten some of the rules. Both by kids skied in their respective collegiate teams a few years back but since then I have let tourney skiing fall off the radar. We have a nice site and ski about four times a week so I still love the sport. In my mid sixties now and thinking about hitting a tournament or two. Did I just say mid sixties? Ouch! Heading out tonight for a sunset session since summer has taken its time getting here.
  • BRYBRY Posts: 593 Crazy Baller
    edited July 2015
    @Tdub out four times a week, nice! Here is a link for the rule book. Don't let it intimidate you, most is stuff a slalom competitor needed worry about or doesn't apply. Just browse pages 44 to 62 and your good to go! Any questions just ask. And go to a tournament, have fun! As Warren would say, “If you don't do it this year, you will be one year older when you do.”
  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 3,977 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    If you dont ski tournaments, the rules can be whatever you and your friends say they you can cheat as much as you want.
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
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