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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

ALL WELCOME TO GRAND PRIX AUGUST 27/28

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

SLALOM GRAND PRIX 2016 ADDS TRICKS CHALLENGE

DSC_6876.JPGPAST GRAND PRIX WINNERS – BRID DEEGAN – ANN GALVIN – DOM JAMESON

With just two weeks to go, the Club is already fully prepared for some serious Slalom action ! The new SLALOM COURSE layout completed this Summer is producing some great results – more sheltered in its new location and closer to the shore. Also, the run-in at both ends is a lot shorter and so the arms should last till you set your new Personal Best Score !

All are very welcome. There are no age limits and there will be Saturday Morning Practice from Noon to 14.30hrs. Please make sure you have your Federation Competition License BEFORE arriving. You can even get a ONE DAY License if that helps – and these just take minutes to obtain by clicking here :

YOUR COMPETITION LICENSE

ALL THE EVENT DETAILS :

Slalom Grand Prix

3 Round PB Slalom Event & 1 Round Trick Event

Open and Novice Categories

Official Irish Federation Ranking

Date:                         Sat. 27th & Sun. 28th August

Start time:             Sat 28th Sept 3:00pm (Round 1)

Sun 29th Sept. 9:00am sharp (Slalom Round 2 & 3, Trick Round 1 )

Practice: Sat 27th 12:00pm to 2:30pm (€15 – 4 passes)

Format: PB competition for Slalom. Highest score Tricks

Best score from last year and this year. If you don’t have an official score the Chief Judge will determine accordingly.

Open skiers will ski slalom course as normal. 4 pass rule applies. 85% PB base line.

Novices will ski mini-course, i.e. around slalom buoy 1, outside boat buoy, around slalom buoy 3, outside boat buoy etc. Shorten at 49km.

Novices Trick Skiers can do anything and they will be scored accordingly. A novice trick sheet will be posted. Normal tricks will be scored double.

Prizes: €650 prize fund

Drivers: Carl Cautley, Walter Dickson & Shane Galvin

Judges: Carl Cautley (Calculator), Dianne Kirby, Barry Galvin (Chief Judge), Eileen Galvin, Shane Galvin, Daniel Galvin

Homologator: TBC

Entry Fee: 3 rounds €45 plus €5 for Trick round (20% off for under 18’s & Students) Paid on the day.

Competition License: https://www.irishwwf.ie/license/

(It is mandatory to have an Irish Water ski license, they can be obtained from the website, including a 1 day license at only €10, you must show proof of same on the day)

HAVE YOU BOOKED YOUR GROUP YET ?

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

HALF WAY THROUGH SUMMER – YOUR GROUP WILL BE VERY WELCOME

Sunset at GFWSC

The water is warm, the days are long and our Golden Falls Team will make your day at the Lake one to remember. Just round up your friends and drop a note to us here and we will make it happen for you.

GOLDEN FALLS BOOKINGS : PLEASE CONTACT – goldenfallscaptain@gmail.com

Make sure you bring your camera / phone and then use those shots later at the Christmas Party, Birthday Party, Wedding Celebrations. etc. – guaranteed to create happy moments. Don’t worry if you have never tried before – all ages and skill levels are very welcome.

Looking forward to seeing you with us at the Lake soon.

NEW MALIBU AND WATER ARRIVE TOGETHER – HAPPY DAYS

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

FANTASTIC WORK COMPLETED IN TIME FOR OUR NEW 2016 CLUB MALIBU

MALIBU 2016

Now that our lake water has returned just in time to receive our gleaming new Malibu 2016, you could be forgiven for thinking that everything out on the water looks the same as ever ! Not so – as all has been totally transformed beneath the surface of our mountain fresh water lake.

Walter, Simon, Carl, Figs and other enthusiastic members have done a fantastic job – up to their necks in knee-high mud for much of that time. As it turned out, losing our water for almost two months was a blessing in disguise. This gave access to all the anchors, cables and ropes needed to set up perfect Slalom and Jump Courses. It also gave us a chance to remove old discarded stuff. At this time, our great team of Golden Falls Worker Bees has completed a new stainless steel Slalom Course and already our team drove the course for the first time yesterday – and it is perfect. Just look at the work done ……

1. New anchors for the Slalom Course and Boat
2. New anchor lines and tensioning pulley for the Courses
3. New orientation of the Slalom course to bring it nearer to the shore
4. Numerous repairs and replacement parts fitted where needed
5. Course moved down the lake towards the Clubhouse

The new anchors for the Jump Ramp will now be completed and we are also looking at some interesting options for the Magic Ramp and its future – more on that later.

So, get the cobwebs off those skis, see if your wetsuit has shrunk very much since last year – and head for Golden Falls this weekend for some fun. WE ARE BACK IN BUSINESS.