Below is a tentative schedule for the barefoot tournament this weekend. We have the Commercial Club (22 East Indian Lane) rented on Saturday and will be using the property for parking and staging of the tournament. Skiing will take place in the “Cove” (southern channel of Barbados Island) and we will be running shuttle boats between the Commercial Club and Cove to transport skiers and spectators. We have a river closure permit to restrict boat traffic in the cove; however, we will be welcoming spectators who come by their own boat.
We request that any spectators arriving by boat enter the cove at ZERO wake speed, for many boats this is in and out of gear. Please wait to follow a skier down the cove to ensure there are no head on crossings with an oncoming skier/tournament boat. This wait should be no more than 5 minutes. When entering, stay close to northern (left-hand) shoreline and anchor halfway down the cove. After the tournament skiing in the cove is finished, we will set up the jump in front of the Commercial Club for some exhibition jumping and tricks around 6:30 or 7:00. Later in the evening, we have a banquet dinner planned at the Commercial Club for the skiers and some volunteers. Unfortunately, we have reached the occupant capacity of the Commercial Club and we are being forced to restrict the number of people attending the banquet. We welcome people to the grass in front of the commercial club for viewing the exhibition skiing and hanging out for a live band.
This will be a great opportunity to see some amazing barefoot skiing and I hope many of you will be able to join us! One of the skiers competing will be Ben Groen and this is an example of what you can expect to see https://youtu.be/9j_QfrP-jas
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Jump event (in cove). Call Rich Kaufman at 267-258-6962 or Matt Morris at 443-614-1148 if you need a boat ride down to ski or spectate.
7:30 am – Boat shuttles start for skiers and spectators (from Commercial Club to Cove). Tournament officials will ski at this time.
7:30 am – 8:00 am – General skier registration at Commercial Club
8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Trick event
11:00 am -1:00 pm – Lunch at Commercial Club – Included for skiers and volunteers ($10 donation for spectators)
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm – 2nd Round of Tricks (Open & Open Pro)
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Slalom event
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Site tear down and towing docks up river. Boat shuttles between Commercial Club and Cove stop running.
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Exhibition Jumping & Tricks in front of Commercial Club and live band
7:30 pm – Banquet hors d’oeuvres (for skiers + pre-registered volunteers)
8:00 pm – Banquet Dinner (for skiers + pre-registered volunteers)
We are ordering a new permanent slalom course. When everything arrives, we’ll need help with its assembly and installation. Please let me know if you have any interest in helping out.
Eastern Regionals Barefoot Championships and Fun Tournament
During the weekend of July 14th, 2018, PISC is proud to announce that it will be hosting the Eastern Regional Barefoot Championships. This will be a record capable tournament and will feature all three barefoot events (slalom, trick, and jump). Some of the best footers will be competing and it will be a great opportunity meet and ski with them. However, don’t think you need to be good at barefooting to complete. Any level of barefooter is welcome to complete in the tournament. Additionally, we’ll also be hosting a Fun Tournament for those of us that may not barefoot. We’re putting together a planning committee for this event and if you have any interest in joining the committee, please reach out to Rich Kaufman.