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Important Update On The 78th GOODE Water Ski National Championships

July 29, 2020, 8:42 p.m. (ET)

Please read this important update regarding the 78th GOODE Water Ski National Championships. The entries are looking great and we have about 30 percent more than we expected, especially in the junior divisions. This has caused a number of scheduling issues, which has required us to move around a number of events and change start times. Please read below.

Schedule Changes
Both lakes will now start at 7 a.m. except for Saturday Lake 1, which is now 9 a.m.

Tuesday 
W7-8S will be moved to Lake 2 after M6S

Wednesday
- G5S will be moved from Wednesday to Thursday as first slalom event after B4T
- All jump events on Wednesday will be run with 2 boats
- W3S will be switched with G4S, so W3S will follow B5S.

Thursday
- IM/IW Tricks will move from Thursday to Saturday at 9 a.m.
- B4T will be moved from Lake 1 to Lake 2 at 7 a.m.
- B5T will be first on Thursday on Lake 1 and thus all Thursday tricks events will run about 90 minutes earlier than originally scheduled
- All jump events on Thursday will be run with 2 boats

Revised Tournament Schedule (revised 07/29/2020; PDF)

Due to these changes there may be some events that will not be webcast from the boat.

Practice
Now that registrations are in, we are allowing skiers to book multiple practice slots at Tri-Lake from Aug. 1- Aug. 3 before the tournament begins. Practice Schedule.

Please email bennettspractice@gmail.com to schedule. Booking ends July 31 at 5 p.m. Off-site practice sets can be booked at the practice check in through Monday at Tri-Lakes.  

Slalom Ropes
Optimized 2.0 Masterline ropes will be used for all slalom except for divisions using mid or light weight lines. "Mid weight and light weight towlines will be provided by the LOC and available for use by the Divisions as noted in rules 10.16.B.4.b & c."

Jump Settings
Jump ramp settings will be as follows:
1.81 6.81 0.2658
1.74 6.90 0.2522
1.63 7.00 0.2324

Tricks
MasterCraft weighted and unweighted boats will be used for tricks.

Volunteers Needed
We are excited to produce the first ever webcast of the GOODE Nationals next week. In order to provide a professional production, we are going to be operating multiple cameras angles and have separate announcers for the webcast. But we need help over the five days to make this happen. So, we are asking anyone who is willing to just give us just 90 minutes of their week while at Nationals to help announce or run a camera for trick or jump. Please help by putting your name in any desired time slots available. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1X2XhtUSEizlJeG4FPvW_4HFsjWMjYLQKxsOONUuRa6I/edit?usp=sharing

COVID-19 Protocol 
GOODE Water Ski National Water Ski Championships, Zachary, LA

1) Introduction:

a. Youth and Adult Outdoor Sports Activities are permitted in Louisiana. 
b. Face Coverings have been mandated by the Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards inside businesses and outside when 6ft social distancing is unavoidable. 
c. No gatherings of more than 50 people inside. 
d. Bars are currently closed in Louisiana and restaurants are limited to 50% in Phase 2. 
e. At registration, each competitor will be asked to complete a self-screening form. 
f. If you have had close exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days, we recommend you stay at home. 

2) General Information on Face Coverings:

a. The State of Louisiana requires face coverings (covering mouth and nose) to be worn at all times when indoors (inside a public entity) except when eating or drinking, or when in an outdoor space and six feet of social distancing cannot be maintained from another person. 
b. EACH COMPETITOR WILL RECEIVE A FACE MASK IN THEIR COMPETITOR BAGS BUT EVERYONE IS ENCOURAGED TO BRING THEIR OWN, TO WEAR AS THEY WISH. 
c. When traveling and visiting restaurants around Zachary and Baton Rouge masks are required. 
d. PINNERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE COVERING WHILE IN THE TRICK BOAT DURING THE TOURNAMENT AND PRACTICE. 

3) General Information on Social Distancing:

a. Remain six feet apart from people who are not in your household or immediate circle. 
b. EACH COMPETITOR WILL RECEIVE A WRISTBAND AT REGISTRATION EITHER GREEN (High Fives and Handshakes), YELLOW (Elbows Only - Still Being Cautious), OR RED (Stay 6 feet Away - No Contact). PLEASE RESPECT THE BAND SYSTEM. 
c. We will have X marked on the floor for lines at concessions, please respect people’s distance. 
d. Keep distance on docks and when warming up ready to ski. 

4) Sanitation:

a. Port-a-Potty’s will have hand sanitizer in the general area. 
b. Hand sanitizer will be available on each dock. 

The condensed version: Provide and use your own mask/face covering, respect the BAND SYSTEM and keep six feet of social distance. 

These are not Tri-Lakes' rules. These are mandated by The State of Louisiana under Governor John Bell Edward’s Executive Order 96 and 89, and the Proclamation amending Executive Order 96, Section 3. Due to expire Aug. 7, 2020.