Posts Tagged ‘Wakeboard’

RECORD VISITOR NUMBERS IN APRIL

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

GERMANY – NETHERLANDS – ITALY – DENMARK

GFWSC Visitors

‘Great to see so many overseas Waterski and Wakeboard visitors to our Club this month. So far, Germany, Netherlands, Italy and Denmark have shared in the fun. All want to come back again 🙂 Even the weather has been good this month with the water temperature rising to 16C / 62Fh – very unusual for this time of the year.

How about organising your own group now ?

It really could not be easier. If you are in a Company, your Social Secretary may help. If not, just round up some pals and we will do all we can to make it a fun visit for you. We provide all the equipment and coaching. The BBQ is also there to be used !

To make it all happen, just dial 087 668 6225 and we will do the rest.

Looking forward to seeing you on the water soon !

 

OFFICIAL CLUB DRIVERS LIST UPDATED BY GFWSC COMMITTEE

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

DRIVERS LIST 2011 POSTED ON OUR CLUB NOTICE BOARD

We all know how important safety is in our sport. It is also vital to be aware of the risks and especially when it comes to the Insurance coverage and competent Boat Driving.

Our Committee reviews our CLUB DRIVERS list from time to time to ensure that all have the skills and experience required. It is not as easy as it sometimes looks – holding a straight line in the Slalom Course at 58kph with a determined strong Skier out the back, rope lengths and shortening routines, speed settings, knowing how to drive a precise Jump Course, being aware of where the hidden rocks and obstacles are beneath the surface, knowing where to turn at both ends of the Lake, controlling the boat speed at the turns, safe docking, refueling routines, correct engine noises and smells, etc.etc. As we are also keen to have new qualified Drivers, our Assisted Drivers List is designed to help those who have some basic skills to move towards Club Driver status. This all dovetails into the Federation Drivers Courses and we hope to have news on these in the near future. First Aid Courses will also be organised at the Club this Summer.

Here are our latest DRIVERS lists :

CLUB DRIVERS

  • Daryl Higgins (Chief Driver)

  • Carl Cautley

  • Geoff Clarke

  • Simon Durham

  • Des Burke-Kennedy

  • Sam Burke-Kennedy

  • Fiachra O’Riordan

  • Donal Connolly

  • Harry Bridges

ASSISTED DRIVERS

  • Mark Cassin

  • Richard O’Callaghan

  • Rick Deegan

  • Brid Deegan

  • Greg O’Malley

  • Dermot Fenton

  • Daniel Hearne

Daryl Higgins, as Chief Driver, will monitor progress and let the Committee know when our Assisted Drivers are ready for Club Driver status. Watch out also for the letters S,T,J,W, after the names on the Notice Board as they signify which disciplines Drivers are qualified to pull. At the end of the day, its really all about experience PLUS TIME ON THE WATER.