Ski Freeze 2017

Here are a few amazing facts from our 2016 Ski Freeze…

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Set Up and Prep For Ski Freeze

OK, Here we go folks. Looks like we caught a break in the weather – forecast is calling for mid to upper 40s, sunshine and light winds. A perfect day for waterskiing!

Sat Dec 31 from noon – 2PM for tents, tables etc
Sun Jan 1 from 9AM to 11AM for food prep, boats and raffle setup

As of this moment, we have 12 skiers signed up! Sure you can sign up on Sunday to ski, but why wait? Last year 21 skiers took us beyond the scheduled end of the event, and we pretty much had to pull the plug. So if you wanna ski, just shoot me an email or text and you will be sure to have a slot. Remember that we are requesting a donation from skiers again this year and there will be a prize for the sponsored skier that posts the largest donation amount.

Thanks to all who have already signed up to help on the Sign Up genius sign Up list. There are still a few things we need.
Volunteers desperately needed!
To help in the food tent
To help on the dock
To help at the raffle table
If you would like to bring baked goods or other food to sell, or are willing to help in the food tent, please call or text Colleen Fisher.
If you have raffle or auction items for donation, please contact Sherene Birsa.
We could use another Propane Heater or two
Need coffee condiments – sugar, creamers, splenda, stirrers, etc
We need Directional Signs made and placed at key intersections on Egypt Rd, Port Indian Rd and Schuylkill Ave, and at the driveway/parking area.
And finally:
You can get to our Sign Up Sheet here, or just email or text me if you’d like to help.
Forms for requesting corporate donations are here. It’s never too late to ask for donations!. Last year nearly $1500 in donations to Camp Rainbow continued to roll in on behalf of Ski Freeze, days and weeks after the event.
Skier Sponsor and waiver forms are here. These will also be available at the Skier Check-In booth on Sunday.
That will about do it. Please give me a call or text me if you have any questions! Happy and safe New Year to all, and I hope to see you at Ski Freeze on the 1st!

– Brian
bribirsa@gmail.com

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Weeds are Creating a Problem and Must be Cleared Saturday

On Sunday, Sept 25th, the Kings Head Regatta will take place in Port Indian. This year the weeds are creating a problem and must be cleared in the rowing lanes. The Valley Forge Watershed Association has volunteered to help clear the rowing lanes. The members of the Upper Merion Boat Club are clearing the river banks from the staging area in front of #70 W Indian Lane
to the Upper Merion Boat Club. We have been asked to clear the middle of the river rowing lanes from #1 West Indian Lane to #70 West Indian Lane.

I am asking permission from the owners of 93 West to use one of the two extra starting docks that are tied off in the river to transport the weeds collected in the river to a shore location. We have a plan to use two boats to drag a chain to pull the weeds from the river bottom, winch them up to the barge and remove the weeds from the chain. The weeds will be transported on the starting dock to a ramp and loaded into a dumpster.

Additionally, two boats, and my boat, total of three boats will be required. Two boats to pull the six foot chain dragging on the river bed and one to tie up to the starting dock to follow the two drag boats. A small electric motor will be mounted to power the starting dock to a shore ramp to unload. We need volunteer labor to help with loading and unloading of the weeds. The boat owners of both volunteered boats will be paid $100 to cover fuel and miscellaneous occurring boat expense. Clearing the rowing lanes for the Regatta is critical, the weeds must be removed. The weed clearing will start this coming Saturday, September 17th.

Clearing this section of the river is a start on a long range plan being developed by the Upper Merion Boat Club, Boat House Row in Philadelphia and The Valley Forge Watershed Association. It seems like the weeds will need be removed all summer long. The plan is to buy a harvester machine that pulls the weeds and can be shared as needed. We will need all organizations to pull together along with government grants to develop a plan for weed control next year.

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River Day

River Day is scheduled for Saturday,  July 30th.  Hopefully, you will again be participating in this fun event and will invite guests to share in the day’s activities. Please let me know about your participation status as soon as possible.

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2016 Clothing Order Form


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Great Deal At Off Shore Marine

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Spring Skiing

Today is officially the first day of Spring!  Time to squeeze in our last few runs of Spring downhill skiing, we look forward to the first new runs of Spring water skiing!  Put away the ski pants and get out the wetsuit! Continue reading

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USCG Facts About Life Jackets

USCG and State Law Enforcement agencies require and/or recommend different Types of lifejackets for different applications. Make sure you are aware of the requirements for your state before you select your lifejacket.

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Facts About Life Jackets

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