Posts Tagged ‘Magic Ramp’

CLUB DRIVERS ROTA NOW READY FOR MEMBERS & VISITORS

Friday, June 29th, 2012

WEEKDAY AND WEEKEND TIMES NOW FINALISED FOR SUMMER 2012

Carl shows how its done

Carl shows how its done

After all the rain and wind and various challenges, we are now back on the water in full force once again. Daryl is our Duty Driver all day Saturday and Sunday – and we hope to attract as many visitors and groups as possible to be with us on those mornings so that Members will have more time on the water in the afternoons. For Visitor and Group bookings, all are asked to call Daryl as soon as possible so that we can look after everybody well : 087 668 6225


Thank you also to Figs, Carl, Geoff, Sam, Richard, Simon and Mark for volunteering to take over as Drivers on Tuesday and Thursday nights. There is a copy of the NEW Weekday Drivers Rota available here :

CLUB DRIVERS ROSTER 2012

We will also shortly launch our SAVE GOLDEN FALLS campaign to kick start our  major recovery plan caused by the serious bank erosion challenge which has caused huge disruption this season – so watch this space for updates on our plans and hopes for the future.

RAY STOKES GRAND PRIX READY FOR ACTION AND RAFFLE !

Friday, September 9th, 2011

WINDY WEATHER BUT WE WILL NOT LET THAT STOP THE GRAND PRIX FUN

THANKS TO BILABONG FOR THEIR GREAT SUPPORT

THANKS TO BILLABONG FOR THEIR GREAT SUPPORT

We put the finishing touches to the Club site this evening and all looks really good right now. A big thanks to Daryl, Donal, Carl and all the team for getting the place shipshape for our very special RAY STOKES GRAND PRIX.

It has been a very tough week for Ray. Brain surgery, general anaesthetics, blood transfusions, all take their toll but hopefully Ray will now feel better having got over this stage successfully. He hates cold weather and would really prefer to be up on the Gold Coast rather than in Melbourne. I don’t think he would fancy doing Rescue Boat duty when we kick off here at 09.30hrs here tomorrow !

We also launched a RAY RAFFLE just 48 hours ago and have been overwhelmed by the response from our Waterski friends. Just amazing ! The list of donated prizes is extraordinary – see below. Billabong have also donated Winners Prizes as we will give the standard Cash Prize to Ray also to help with his medical costs. As of tonight, we have sold exactly 40 RAY RAFFLE tickets at Euro 20.00 each and all this will also go to Ray.

So, our SLALOM and JUMP athletes will be ready on the dock tomorrow at 09.30hrs sharp – and we hope that the tail end of the USA Hurricanes don’t spoil our party !

Thank you all for your fantastic support. It is really appreciated by our Golden Falls Team.

HERE ARE THE PRIZES DONATED TO OUR RAY RAFFLE TOMORROW :

SkiCaraibes One Week – Island of St Martin – Coaching by Guy Laurent and Brigitte Lethem

Apple iPad – donated by Donal Connolly

Special Party Night at Your Venue – DJ+Full Sound System – donated by Martin Cullinan of TODAY FM

Vintage Champagne – donated by Simon Durham

Vintage Champagne – donated by Fiachra O’Riordan

Complete Utility Pocket Tools Bundle – donated by Dermot Fenton

Custom Monogrammed Car Mats – Your Name for Your Car – donated by Des Burke-Kennedy

Terryglass Cottage Weekend on the Shannon – donated by Jakki Kavanagh

CyclePlus Full Monty Bicycle Service – donated by Steven Cautley

MasterCraft Goodies – donated by Jonny Crawford

Full Winter Fitness Programme – 12 Sessions with the Professionals – donated by Carl Cautley

HONORARY RAMP AWARD FOR DAN, DARYL AND GEOFF

Friday, August 26th, 2011

MAJOR COW CATCHER REPAIRS COMPLETED WITH BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS !

MAGIC RAMP LOOKED A BIT SAD !

MAGIC RAMP LOOKED A BIT SAD !

Our Golden Falls pride and joy, the Magic Ramp, was looking a bit sad this Summer. A few of the immaculate blue aluminium Cow Catcher panels had worked lose and attempts to rivet them back into place were quickly undone once the windy weather did their work. With the RAY STOKES GRAND PRIX just two weeks away, an emergency was declared !

Yesterday, Daniel Hearne came to our rescue. As a solid Skier and also a skilled Fabrication Welder, he joined forces with Dary Higgins and Geoff Clarke. Armed with cutting and welding equipment and a supply of steel, they spent the entire day in, under and out of the water – mostly uner the Magic Ramp. For those who have not had the experience, this is dangerous work and not for the feint hearted. The good news is that by the time sunset arrived, the job was virtually completed with just a little tidying up up needed today and Daryl has already got this in hand.

Thank you so much guys !  Your work has got our Ray Stokes Grand Prix preparations off to a perfect start. Now it is time to round up our troops for the other tasks and we will be sending out help please over this weekend. As some Members will be away next week, we need to now make the most of every day.

JumpAthon for Ray LAUNCHED TODAY

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

WILL GOLDEN FALLS SET A UNIQUE WORLD RECORD IN JUNE FOR RAY ?

JumpAthon for Ray goes global today !

JumpAthon for Ray goes global today !

This is a great story ! Just a few weeks ago, Carl called me with this concept – How about setting up a unique Fund Raiser for Ray based on the Jump Ramp ? We tossed around some ideas and just minutes ago went global with the plan !  Here is how it will work, not just here at Golden Falls, but at EVERY Club with a Jump Ramp in the World today. Well that is what we really hope will happen.


We set up a special Facebook page and uploaded a bunch of Ray photos. Just type in these words  – JumpAthon for Ray


Imagine this. If you were to try Jumping on our Magic Ramp, non-stop without a break, how many could you land ! 5 / 10/ 15 / 20 ?


Well, if you also rounded up your friends and asked each to contribute just ONE EURO for every Jump you landed, this could make it very interesting. Carl has already got sponsorship and I’m sure he and all our other jumpers will be delighted to get more backers. There is no limit to how many each Jumper can secure. ‘And its only ONE EURO per Jump landed.


Finally, if you then collected the contributions based on the number you landed – on any Ramp height at any speed, and then transferred those funds to the Ray Stokes fund for his boys, this would make it both great fun and a great cause. The direct link  for the month of June for contributions to support Ray’s boys is :


www.stokesskis.com

Today I spoke to Ray and he sounded stronger than he has been for ages. Now that the six tumors have been removed, he can take food again and is regaining strength every day. New medication is the next step. We hope that the success of the “JumpAthon for Ray” may help to remove some of the worries ahead of our good friend.  So, if you see a Jumper, please don’t wait for him/her to ask, just say “I’m in for ONE EURO per jump”  Watch this space for the photos – and who knows, perhaps a World Non-Stop Record.

If you need a bit more information on how to set this up, check out this Link :


JumpAthon for Ray Guide


‘Great concept Carl – and maybe this weekend we will be the first Club to report some results. The weather forecast is perfect for Golden Falls ! Get those cameras ready……..

Ray teaching our Stars of the future !

Ray teaching our Stars of the future !

COME ON DOWN – SERIOUS ACTION AT GOLDEN FALLS

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

WE WANT TO SEE ALL OUR SKIERS ON THE LAKE THIS WEEK !

Daryl enjoying his Slalom set today

Daryl enjoying his Slalom set today

‘April was perfection – May was a bit on the windy side but Summer is definitely here. If you have not been down at Golden Falls recently, the weather forecast for the coming weeks sounds perfect for some great skiing.

Today, Daryl and Geoff did some serous work on the water. Both gladiators had some great Jump sets – and Daryl was straight back out with a Slalom and Trick run. As two of our most talented skiers, our photos caught some of the action this afternoon. The O’Malley family are also making serious progress this year and it is great to see all our younger skiers enjoying the warm water.

Geoff at take-off point on the Magic Ramp

Geoff at take-off point on the Magic Ramp

So, please don’t wait for October – now is the time to head for Golden Falls – and why not bring your friends and introduce them to the fun of Waterskiing. Beginners of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Just call Daryl at any time on 087 668 6225

Pilot's License Required !

Pilot's License Required !