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SAD LOSS OF OUR PAST MEMBER NOEL CAUTLEY

Friday, September 29th, 2017

SAD LOSS OF NOEL CAUTLEY Man of many talents, great Athlete in his day, Swimming, Running, Rugby, Sailing, Waterskiing and Horse riding.

 

All in our sport were greatly saddened this week to hear that Noel Cautley, father of Carl, Michele, Steven and Mark (deceased), had passed away. Noel and his entire family were and are still part of the long history of Waterskiing in Ireland. From messing with boats and skis in the early days at Seapoint and Dun Laoghaire to great events and fun and competition at Golden Falls WSC, Noel and Shirley made the most of life and their family. As with Noel, all excelled at whatever sporting test they set themselves and clearly Dad set a high standard at everything he did.

 

Noel was born 1933 in CastlePark Road in Glenageary, County Dublin. He was a member and captain of Golden Falls WSC between 1974 to 1984. He was also a Committee member of the Irish Water Ski Association as it was then. During his distinguished professional career, he worked at O’Keeffee’s Advertising Agency, one of Ireland’s industry leaders, most of his working life (35 years).  Noel was awarded a fellowship in 1972 and won the prestigious McConnell Award in 1979. He retired in 1993 aged 59.

Married to Shirley, they had four children, Carl, Michele, Mark (deceased 2007) and Steven – and eight Grand Children, Josh, Luc, Kai, Willo, Jasmin, Charlotte, Zofja, Naoise.

 

We offer our condolences to all the Cautley family.

 

May Noel Rest In Peace

GOLDEN FALLS SLALOM GRAND PRIX 2017

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

TIME TO GET READY FOR THE BIG SUNDAY AUGUST 27th SLALOM CHALLENGE

 

 

 

 

NEW MAGIC RAMP IS NOW ON THE WATER

Monday, July 10th, 2017

ASSEMBLY AND LAUNCHING GETS OUR NEW MAGIC RAMP FLOATING ONCE AGAIN ON OUR LAKE

If you have never assembled a Jump Ramp, take it from our Golden Falls team, it is a major project. If you have never then launched a full Jump Ramp with Cow Catchers, again take it from our Golden Falls team, it is a major project.

Both projects are now over and done and out there on Golden Falls Lake you can see the end result ! It looks fantastic. Now all we have to do is is sort out the anchors – and then is will be JUMP TIME once again.

Who will be first over our new JUMP RAMP ? Watch this space to see who will get that honor

BLUE SKIES AND SUNSHINE FOR THE KIDS TODAY

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

MAKING TIME ON THE WATER FUN FOR OUR STARS OF THE FUTURE

The arrival of our floating Trampoline now has our kids nagging the parents to head for the Lake – brilliant ! A trip around the Lake on the big Doughnut makes it even better. ‘Not sure if there is an upper age limit but we can test that out over the Summer.

Make sure you bring all the family down in this great weather – and don’t forget the camera.

COW CATCHERS GETTING SPRUCED UP FOR ACTION

Monday, June 12th, 2017

OUR BEMMAN JUMP RAMP GETTING SOME TLC BEFORE LAUNCHING

 

For those who may not know what a COWCATCHER is, let us explain. It has nothing to do with COWS 🙂

When our Jumpers are cutting to the Jump Ramp out there on the lake, if they just happen to misjudge their final approach and end up heading for the side portion, to help avoid injury, we hang an angled side panel from the Ramp surface to prevent the Skier from going under the structure and to deflect the Jumper off the structure. This is an essential part of the overall design. Fortunately, it is rarely needed but this is an EXTREME SPORT and safety is important at all times. To balance the entire floating Ramp, we hang another Cowcatcher on the offside.

Here you can see a closeup of one of the Cowcatchers waiting for it’s clean and paint job.

Do come down and see the final assembly at the weekend – and make sure you bring your camera 🙂

GOOGLE FRIENDS ENJOY ANOTHER DAY ON THE LAKE

Monday, June 12th, 2017

RUSSIAN VISITORS TAKE A DAY OFF FROM GOOGLE

With over 400 Software Companies operating in the Dublin area, Golden Falls is the perfect place to have a group office day away from the screens. Today it was a group of friends – all from Russia, who are working with Google in their fantastic Dublin Docklands HQ who enjoyed some perfect water conditions behind our Malibu. Hopefully, we will see them again over the coming weeks.

If you would like to organise your GROUP DAY at the lake, please contact : goldenfallscaptain.com

FUN GOOGLE DAY AT THE CLUB

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

GOOGLE KNOWS HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF THEIR GROUP DAY

GOOGLE DAY AT THE LAKE

GOOGLE DAY AT THE LAKE

Organising your own GROUP DAY at the Lake is really easy.

There can be few other ways of getting everybody feeling that they have really done something special. Here, the group from Google and many others all went home with a smile. Apart from those with experience, with our Teaching Boom, almost everybody goes home having achieved their goal of being able to say, yes, I skied the whole length of the lake 🙂

For your Group / Friends bookings, just drop a note to :   goldenfallscaptain@gmail.com

BEMMAN JUMP RAMP ARRIVES AT GOLDEN FALLS TODAY

Monday, June 5th, 2017

A NEW ERA BEGINS TODAY AT GOLDEN FALLS

Delivery of a special shipment today

Delivery of a special shipment today

The Bemman Jump Ramp arrived just a few hours ago at Golden Falls Waterski Club. This is what we call a BIG MOMENT for serious Waterskiers.

Our old Magic Ramp was showing its long years of service to Jumpers from over 20 countries since its creation. When Australia’s Emma Sheers set a new World Record on the Magic Ramp of 48.6m back in 1996, who would have thought that this great achievement would ever be pushed to over 60m 20 years later. Yes, Emma dominated back in the 90’s and today it’s fellow Ozzie Jacinta Carroll with 60.3m who has trained with Emma and who has now taken over. Anyway, that old Ramp has some serious history – and we hope today’s new arrival will also catch the headlines someday again

HOW ABOUT A REUNION ?

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

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YOUNG GOLDEN FALLS STARS INVITED BACK FOR A VERY SPECIAL PHOTO

GOLDEN FALLS WATERSKI CLUB

If you are one of these SEVEN special young Waterski Stars featured in a Nationwide Poster campaign some years ago, we are going to try to recreate this once again – with each of you in the exact same position as you were all those years ago 🙂

PLEASE send a note to des@burke-kennedy.com as soon as you can so that we can select a date which works for all.

I’ll bet there will be big changes this time around and who knows, we may even be able to make this our official 2017 Golden Falls Waterski Club Christmas Card.

GOLDEN FALLS IS BACK ON THE WATER

Friday, April 21st, 2017

TIME TO COME AND ENJOY THE FUN ON OUR WONDERFUL LAKE

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Yes, it was a long Winter but now we are all ready for a great 2017 season at the Club. Our beautiful Club Malibu Boat is already back on the water, the Slalom Course is as straight as an arrow and who knows, we might even see the BBQ Grill fired up soon.

GROUP BOOKINGS : How about organising your office or even friends GROUP OUTING at Golden Falls. The earlier you make the booking, the more chances you have of locking down your preferred dates. GROUP BOOKINGS can be made for any Saturday or Sunday morning from 09.30hrs to 13.00hrs. Small groups of up to about 10 are perfect.

Watch out for more updates very soon – all GOOD NEWS