It’s that time of year- Time to get those clinics in to maintain ratings or upgrade! See some options below.
      Virginia’s 1st tournament of the season is coming up June 8-9 in Bumpass BuoyFest.
      See the Virginia tournaments currently scheduled at

There will be a Safety Clinic at Lake Holly for anyone needing a Safety Coordinator clinic or refresher.
Saturday, June 1, 2024 from 9am – ?
Lake Holly
20482 Pendleton Rd Sparta, VA 22427
Please sign up in ADVANCE in order to get credit and receive materials before clinic. Quiz must be done before attending the clinic.
Email Karen at
Feel free to bring a snack or lunch.

There will be an in-person Judges and Scorers Clinic at Timberlake. This clinic is for all judges and scorers, with a focus on officials who are looking to upgrade from Assistant to Regular.

Sunday, June 16, 2024 – 9am-3pm
Powell LakeHouse at Timberlake
17417 Dodge City Road, Milford, VA 22514

9am – 12pm Judges Clinic
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 3pm Scorers Clinic

The clinic will start with general judging topics, and then move on to the event specific items, starting with Slalom, so those judges who are slalom only can leave once the Slalom section is coomplete.

Instructors: Kevin Jack, Jon Thacher, TG Powell

You can register by filling out the form in this link.

Thanks to our new VA State Federation President, Amy Craig for putting this information together.

Top 10 Things to Know About the 2024 RADAR SKIS Eastern Regionals

  1. Location/Date – Timberlake Water Ski Club, Sparta, VA / July 31 – August 3, 2024
  2. visit for all of the updated details.
  3. A Site Familiarization set (down and back) is included with every paid tournament registration. Additional passes can be purchased online or on site.
  4. We’re bringing back the Banquet! Join us for a special evening of fellowship and celebration at the beautiful Lodge at Mattaponi Springs. Tickets for purchase during registration or online.
  5. Our Host Hotel and Silver Sponsor is Tru by Hilton, Thornburg, VA. Our block rate ($109/nt) is available if booked by 6/30. Use code 90E
  6. On-Site Dry Camping is available (no hookups) – Please make arrangements as soon as possible since space is limited. Visit and contact Cheryl to reserve your space.
  7. The Juniors party will be on Wednesday evening 7/31 at The Heist, Bowling Green.
  8. First Time Regionals participants can register at a 50% discount rate contact the registrar for details.
  9. Register by 7/20 to avoid late fees, better yet, register now while you’re thinking of it.
  10. Ski well and enjoy “The Magic of Timberlake”

QUICK GUIDE for RADAR SKIS 2024 Eastern Regional Water Ski Championships

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Remembering Steve Lohr

Steve Lohr passed away this past week. Following are two recollections from Virginia friends/colleagues. Please keep the Lohr/Davis families in your prayers during this difficult time. View his obituary.

Steve Lohr

I suspect that most, if not all of you, have already heard that the Eastern Region lost someone very special on Tuesday afternoon.  I know that each of you have memories of your time spent with Steve.  For me personally, in addition to being a constant at  Virginia tournaments, teaching me how to be a proper boat judge, and administering my test to become a Regular slalom judge, Steve provided indispensable guidance, support, and encouragement in my roles as Va. Federation President, Va. Councilperson, and EVP.  For these things and many others, I will always be grateful for my time spent with him and appreciate all that he did for the greater water ski community.   

I’m sure the Lohr/Davis family would appreciate hearing about your memories, many of which you’ve already shared on Facebook.  If you’d like to express your condolences and share your memories in person, the arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Sunday, April 21, between 6-8pm, at Storke Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St, Bowling Green VA 22427; funeral services: Monday, April 22, at 11am, Salem Baptist Church, 24032 Sparta Road, Milford, VA 22514.

Warm regards,
Karen Melnik

Dear Virginia water ski friends,

I am deeply saddened to learn that Steve Lohr passed away on Wednesday of this week. For 50+ years, Steve demonstrated his deep commitment to the sport we love through judging, driving, hosting record capable tournaments (free of charge!), holding several officer positions, and providing tow boats over the years for many Virginia tournaments. He supported his children and grandchildren at tournaments near and far (including on other continents). 

What I’ll remember most about Steve was his friendly, warm nature; always greeting me at tournaments with a smile and firm handshake. When I was a newcomer to the waterski tournament scene nearly a decade ago, Steve made me feel like a part of the Virginia water ski ‘family’ in short order. Just last Fall, he invited me into his home where he proctored the practical exam for my regular slalom judgeship. I will truly miss Steve!

A visitation will be held on Sunday, April 21, between 6-8pm, at Storke Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St, Bowling Green VA 22427; and a funeral service on Monday, April 22, at 11am, Salem Baptist Church, 24032 Sparta Road, Milford, VA 22514.

Please keep the Lohr/Davis families in your prayers during this difficult time.

— John Wilson

RADAR SKIS 2024 Eastern Region Water Ski Championships

RADAR SKIS continues their great support for three event water skiing, once again securing title sponsorship for the 2024 Eastern Region Water Ski Championships, hosted by Timberlake Water Ski Club in Sparta Virginia.
RADAR SKIS and Timberlake are proud to host the best slalom, trick and jump skiers from around the Eastern United States. Competition is scheduled for July 31 – August 3, 2024 with the titles of Eastern Region single event and Overall champions as well as Nationals qualifications at stake.
For more information please visit
RADAR SKIS 2024 Eastern Region Water Ski Championships will be a USA Water SkI and Wake Sports sanctioned event.

2024 Winter Meeting Agenda & Zoom Link

Greeting Eastern Region and Happy New Year! The 2024 Winter Meeting will be held via Zoom on Saturday, January 13, at 9 a.m. Click on the link below or cut-and-paste it to your URL if link does not open. Please notify your State Council Representative if you have any agenda items that you want the Council to consider. Looking forward to seeing everyone on the meeting!

Topic: Eastern Region Winter Meeting Time: Jan 13, 2024 08:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 867 9244 8245 Passcode: 401625