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    by Published on 08-18-2014 05:49 PM

    Cove Wakesurfers is proud to announce Taylor Beaver as our first official team rider. Taylor has already proven herself an athlete to contend with at Canadian Wakesurf Nationals. Her skills demonstrate what is possible on our boards and exposes more people to our sport. We are very exited to welcome Taylor to the team for her interest in growing wakesurfing and her ideas for board development.

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    by Published on 08-12-2014 08:31 PM

    ORLANDO, FLA (Augusts 12, 2014) — Nautique is pleased to announce that the Big Dawg World Tour Finals presented by O’Brien will be viewable via live webcast for the head-to-head finals held this week, August 14-15, at San Marcos River Ranch in Martindale, Texas in conjunction with the U.S. Water Ski Nationals.

    The Big Dawg Finals allows the world’s best 34 mph skiers in the world to vie in head-to-head competition behind the world record breaking Ski Nautique 200. The Preliminary round of competition will begin on the 14th at 8:00 am and the Finals will commence on the 15th at 5:00 pm; admission on both days is free to the public. Additionally, this year the Big Dawg finals will include the first-ever Lady Big Dawg featuring an invite only to the lady’s top eight slalom skiers. This year’s webcast will include the Lady Big Dawg and the Men’s Sweet 16 rounds. The Final 4 of Lady Big Dawg and the Men’s Elite 8 will compete under the lights for an exciting final to see who will be this year’s champions. Tune in to the live webcast from the comfort of your own home through your laptop, tablet or mobile phone at nautiquebigdawg.com.

    Nautique President/CEO Bill Yeargin stated, “This year’s Big Dawg is going into its ninth year and we are looking forward to a great competition with the men as well as having the ladies join this exciting format.” Yeargin also added, “We are thrilled to offer watersports enthusiasts all over the world the opportunity to watch the action live from their computers, tablets or mobile phone as these athletes go head-to-head under the lights vying for the prestigious Big Dawg title.”

    For more information regarding criteria and the official invite list for the exclusive Lady Big Dawg and the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour please visit nautiquebigdawg.com.
    by Published on 07-25-2014 06:13 PM

    Official Correct Craft Press Release
    Written By: Correct Craft, Inc.
    ORLANDO, FLA (July 25, 2014) — Throughout the past week, Nautique employees traveled from Orlando, Florida, to El Salvador and served as part of the Nautique Cares initiative.

    Forty Nautique employees participated in one of two service trips to El Salvador. Both groups aided in construction work at a rural mountain school for nearly 400 students. Each team also had the opportunity to interact with students at the school where they passed out supplies and played soccer and basketball with the children. In addition to their work at the school, Nautique employees also served in a hospital and distributed food provided by Nautique to several hundred needy families.

    This is the seventh year of service trips for Nautique and each year they continue to grow and provide Nautique employees an opportunity to serve others who need our help. During this time Nautique employees have taken service trips to Mexico, India, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and the Apace Reservation in Arizona.

    “Each service trip with our employees reminds me how grateful I am to be a part of the Nautique team. Over seven years ago we started the Nautique Cares initiative which allows us to use our resources to help others in Central Florida (our home) and around the globe,” stated Nautique President/CEO Bill Yeargin. “Earlier this year our team donated a Super Air Nautique G21 to the non-profit organization As Our Own to raise awareness and funds for an amazing group fighting for at risk girls in India. We encourage people to learn more about this at www.nautiquecares.com,” added Yeargin.

    To read Bill Yeargin’s Nautique Insider blog about Nautique employees serving in El Salvador please visit http://www.nautique.com/blog.

    by Published on 07-01-2014 01:46 PM

    Official Correct Craft Press Release
    Written By: Correct Craft, Inc.

    ORLANDO, FL (July 1, 2014) — Aktion Parks, a subsidiary of Correct Craft and sister company to Nautique Boats, partnered with the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces Department to break ground on South Florida’s first watersports cable park, the Miami Watersports Complex (MWC) at Amelia Earhart Park located in Northwest Miami at 401 E. 65th Street.

    Completion of Miami Watersports Complex is scheduled for October 2014, and it is expected to draw wakeboarding enthusiasts, professional competitors and world-renowned competitions to Miami. The park will be situated on a 90-acre fresh water lake that will be equipped with two full-size cables and one two tower cable (which will be dedicated to Aktion Park’s renowned “Get Up Guarantee” program). Currently the park offers boat lessons behind the award-winning Super Air Nautique G23.

    “The Aktion Parks team is thrilled to move forward in partnership with Miami-Dade County Parks on the Miami Watersports Complex, and the ground-breaking ceremony is the first milestone of many to come. We are truly excited to have the opportunity to introduce watersports to the diverse population living in and visiting South Florida,” stated Correct Craft President/CEO Bill Yeargin. “MWC is the second of many new cable parks Aktion will be announcing in the years ahead; we are excited about the future!” Yeargin added.

    Amelia Earhart Park also offers park users rugged mountain-bike trails with mountain bikes available for rent. In addition, the park features the renowned Soccer 5 mini-soccer complex providing a revolutionary small-sided game on enclosed 4G turf fields with bounce-back boards.

    Aktion Parks, a subsidiary of Correct Craft, delivers customers an active, watersports lifestyle that is safe, healthy, family friendly, and environmentally conscious. Aktion Parks owns and operates Miami Watersports Complex and Orlando Watersports Complex, one of the first cable wakeboard parks in the U.S. and one of the most well-known parks in the world. To learn more about Aktion Parks visit www.aktionparks.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/aktionparks.

    About the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department
    Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award, winner of the 2013 Florida Governor’s Sustained Excellence Award and the 2009 Florida Governor’s Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade County Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and 12,825 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world. Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more. For information about Miami-Dade County Parks call 3-1-1, or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks/. It is supported by The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade.

    by Published on 06-18-2014 12:38 AM

    Official Correct Craft Press Release
    Written By: Correct Craft, Inc.

    ORLANDO, FLA (June 17, 2014) — Nautique is excited to announce the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) has approved Erika Lang’s two world records set behind the Ski Nautique 200 last month.

    Lang at the age of 18 years old has set two additional Women’s Trick World Records of 10,360 and 10,460 points behind the record breaking Ski Nautique 200 at the Crystal Point Tournament in Gilbert, AZ on May 10 – 11th. Lang has broken three World Records since October 2013 and this is the sixteenth and seventh world records set behind the world renowned Ski Nautique 200!

    World Record Holder Erika Lang commented, “To have accomplished breaking three world records within 7 months is an amazing feeling and I couldn’t be happier. I’m thankful to work with an amazing company such as Nautique, their Ski Nautique 200 wake is always consistent which allows me to push my limits and continue to break world records.”

    “The Nautique family couldn’t be more proud to have such an outstanding athlete such as Erika Lang. To break a world record is an achievement in itself but to do it twice in a weekend and three times within 7 months is unbelievable. We are so happy the Ski Nautique 200 is a part of Erika’s training that gives her a consistent wake whether she’s competing or training,” stated Nautique CEO Bill Yeargin. “The Ski Nautique 200 has now pulled 17 world records, along with innumerable national, regional and personal bests; there’s no other towboat on the market that can even compete,” Yeargin added.
    by Published on 05-26-2014 09:00 AM

    Official Correct Craft Press Release
    Written By: Correct Craft, Inc.

    Pine Mountain, GA (May 25, 2014) – Massive crowds lined the shore today as the 55th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament® at Callaway Gardens concluded with four new Masters Champions including Women’s Trick champion Erika Lang, Men’s Trick champion Pierre Ballon, Men’s Slalom champion Thomas Degasperi, and Wakeskate champion Danny Hampson plus a new course record in Women’s Trick pulled by the Ski Nautique 200.

    In Women’s events, Team Nautique and world record holder Erika Lang was the only top seed out of nine disciplines that claimed a Masters title. Lang tricked 9,530 points setting a new course record and defeated Natallia Berdnikava by ten points followed by Whitney McClintock. Defending Women’s Slalom champion, Regina Jaquess was no match for Team Nautique’s Whitney McClintock who edged Jaquess out by one buoy and tied the course record set by Jaquess the day before. McClintock who is a three time Masters champion in Trick scored her first Masters Slalom title followed by Jaquess and April Coble-Eller. Defending her Masters Jump title, Team Nautique’s Jacinta Carroll jumped 182 feet claiming her second title with Berdnikava and Jutta Lammi rounding out the podium.

    In the Men’s disciplines, Pierre Ballon from France tricked 11,590 points earning his first Masters Trick title followed by Aliaksei Zharnasek and Jimmy Siemers, respectively. Thomas Degaspri earned his first Masters title running 3@41-off followed by Team Nautique athlete Jon Travers and Aaron Larkin. Defending Masters Champion Freddy Krueger was no match for Canadian Ryan Dodd who jumped 223 feet claiming the Masters Jump title.

    In the slalom head-to-head competition, Big Dawg World Tour Champion Jeremy Newby-Ricci was no match for Jay Leach who ran 6@38-off winning the first Masters Big Dawg Final Four head-to-head competition on Robin Lake.

    Congratulations to Junior Masters slalom competitor Samantha Dumala who competed in the O’Brien head-to-head exhibition against Geneva Roach, earning a scholarship.

    In the Wakeskate finals, Danny Hampson was second off the dock and came out on top with his first Masters win with a score of 86 points landing a Wake-to-Wake Bigger Spin and linking a technical run edging out Canadian James Balzer followed by Brian Grubb and Brandon Thomas respectively.

    Returning to the top of the podium in Women’s Wakeboarding is Australia’s Amber Wing who put down a great run and finished off her pass with an Indy Tantrum to Blind followed by Dallas Friday who had two stand-up passes edging out Rebecca Gange who rode clean and landed a Crow Mobe but it wasn’t enough to beat out Friday.

    There could not have been a better setup for the top four riders in the world. Dean Smith was first off the dock riding up to his perspective but then had a few unclean tricks which left the door open. Harley Clifford, riding like his typical self, amazed the crowd with his Double Indy Tantrum scoring a 94.00. Rusty Malinoski trying to defend his title went big but fell in his second pass and topped off his double up with the first ever Swtich Toeside Frontside 1080 in a Masters Tournament but it wasn’t enough to take down Phil Soven. Soven had two stand up passes, and then threw down a Switch Nose Crow Mobe 7 for his double up claiming another coveted Masters championship.

    For complete up-to-date scores of the 55th Masters, please visit www.masterswaterski.com/standings/.
    by Published on 05-24-2014 09:50 PM

    Official Correct Craft Press Release
    Written by: Correct Craft, Inc.

    Pine Mountain, GA (May 24, 2014) – The 55th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament® lined the shores with thousands of watersports enthusiasts and beautiful weather as the professional athletes competed for a spot in Sunday’s finals. USA’s Regina Jaquess, for the third year in a row, broke the slalom course record taking top seed while Team Nautique’s Natallia Berdnikava set a new jump course record that she set in 2011.

    In Women’s Tricks semifinal, world record holder Erika Lang scored 9,390 points earning top seed followed by fellow Team Nautique skiers Natallia Berdnikava, Whitney McClintock and Clementine Lucine. In Men’s Tricks Aliaksei Zharnasek tricked 11,870 points moving on to the finals along with Jimmy Siemers, Josh Briant, and Pierre Ballon.

    Congratulations to Junior Masters slalom champion Brando Caruso who competed in the junior head-to-head exhibition against Eamon Van Der Merwe, earning a scholarship courtesy of O’Brien.

    Defending Women’s Slalom champion Regina Jacquess ran 3.5@39-off and will be last off the dock followed by Team Nautique skier Whitney McClintock, Nicole Arthur and April Coble-Eller. In Men’s Slalom semifinal, Jon Travers, a previous Masters Champion and Team Nautique skier, earned top seed followed by Aaron Larkin, Thomas Degasperi, and Will Asher.

    In the Men’s Wakeskate semifinal the all-new Super Air Nautique G21 towed its first Masters event on Robin Lake. In Heat #1 James Balzer scored 81 points followed by Danny Hampson who did not have the best run but qualified after Christobal Mendez had uncharacteristic falls. The second heat was not a surprising semifinal for the two roommates Brian Grubb and Brandon Thomas, both had stand up runs and Grubb the defending Masters Champion put up the highest score of 90.67 points.

    In other events, women’s wakeboarding Dallas Friday and Amber Wing advanced on from Heat #1. Nautique Wake Games champion Meagan Ethell who was injured last year earned a spot in the finals followed by Bec Gange in Heat #2. The Men’s Wakeboard semifinal with a stacked heat, Phil Soven put up a score of 92 points followed by Harley Clifford on his heels scoring 90 points while Shota Tezuka rode great but it just wasn’t enough to advance on. In the second heat defending Masters Champion Rusty Malinoski earned top seed along with Dean Smith who’s been riding great since his win at Nautique Wake Games.

    The Jump semifinals rounded out the day with Natallia Berdnikava setting a new course record that she previously held earning top seed in the finals. Team Nautique skiers Jacinta Carroll and Marion Mathieu along with Finland’s Jutta Lammi will advance to the finals. Germany’s Bojan Schipner jumped 223 feet securing the Men’s Jump leader position for Sunday’s final followed by Freddy Krueger, Ryan Dood and Team Nautique’s Zack Worden.

    The Opening Ceremonies of the 55th Masters Finals will begin tomorrow at 10:00AM with the Parade of Champions followed by the final rounds at 10:30AM. For complete up-to-date scores of the 55th Masters, please visit masterswaterski.com/standings/

    An invitation to compete in the Masters is universally considered an acknowledgement of achievement for reaching the pinnacle in a given watersports discipline - only the world's most elite athletes compete at the Masters. To view the 2014 criteria please visit the Masters website. This tournament is sanctioned by IWWF/USA Water Ski and WWA. Watch all of the 55th Masters action live on Sunday May 25th starting at 10:00AM EST, please visit masterswaterski.com.

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