Vern Oberg Passes Away

Monday, November 13, 2017
Posted by Peter

We are sad to have lost a friend of water skiing on Nov 12. Vern was just 66 years old. Vern gave tirelessly to water skiing. He contributed in so many ways, from starting as a young skier to judging and volunteering in various capacities. He continued on to serve as a leader and was President of his club, his province, his national federation and ultimately the Pan American Confederation.

He always put the skier first. He was relentless about that. We didn’t always agree with his input, but we knew he supported the sport and the athletes in it. He fought for them every step of the way.

Vern influenced many people, and when not directly involved himself, he urged others to step forward and be leaders.

He was also an innovator. For example, we might attribute wide use of speed control to Perfect Pass, but without Vern’s constant early promotion of this device it likely would have been much longer before we would have accepted it, if at all. He was also involved in some early efforts at automating jump measurement systems.

Vern also played a big role in the first few times we participated in the Pan American Games. He forged relationships with members of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) and their NOC’s and leveraged our success in the 1995 (ARG), 1999 (CAN), 2003 (DOM) and 2007 (BRA) Pan Am Games.

His accomplishments and contributions had also been formally recognized over the years. He was awarded Official of the Year by Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada and later was inducted into WSWC’s Hall of Fame as a Builder.

He will be missed. RIP.

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2016 Pan Am Championship Results

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Posted by Peter

So many new records, incredible and amazing skiing by so many outstanding athletes! To see all the results please follow this for the juniors and seniors, or the the Open and U21 here.

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Pan Am Waterski Rules/Policy

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Posted by Peter

Here are the current rules/policy for Pan Am Water Ski events and Championships as prepared by the PanAm Tournament Council. Linked here!

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Pan Am Water Ski Confederation

Friday, December 12, 2014
Posted by admin

Welcome to the Pan American Water Ski Confederation!

The 2016 Pan Am Water Ski Championships
will be hosted in Boca Laguna, MEX on November 14-20.

The Latino Waterski Championships
will be hosted in the Dominican Republic October 4-9, 2016.

Recent Events:

The 2015 Pan American Games, featuring Waterski and Wakeboard competition will be in Toronto Canada, July 20-23, 2015. Results

The Pan Am Wakeboard Championships
will be hosted in Buenos Aires, Argentina February 12-15, 2015.

The Pan American Sports Festival will be at Acuaski, Morelos Mexico. This PASO/ODEPA event is planned for July 16-20, 2014 and features both waterski and wakeboard competition, similar to the Pan Am Games.

2014 Pan Am Water Ski Championships
will be hosted at Club Los Logartos, Bogota COL April 14-19.

2012 Malibu Boats Pan-Am Water Ski Championship at Pickos World Ski Resort, FLA USA Sep 10-16,2012. see the Results HERE

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