SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL – Regina Jaquess (USA) set two pending Women’s World Slalom Records on Saturday and Sunday at the 2010 Red Bar Belgian Cup at Cory Pickos’s Shortline Lakes in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Saturday, Regina skied 1-1/4 buoys at 41 feet off (10.25m). During the Sunday round, Jaquess scored 1-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off (10.25m).
“It feels just awesome! That was an incredible weekend. Priceless!”, said Regina.
Regina’s records are “Pending” approval from the IWWF (International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation) Technical Committee. If and when approved, Regina will become the sole owner of the women’s world slalom record.
The current record of 1 buoy @ 41 feet off (10.25m) was originally set by Kristi Overton-Johnson in September, 1996 on her GOODE 9100. Kristi held that record by herself until Australia’s Karina Nowlan tied it 12 years later, in September, 2008 while riding her GOODE 9800SL and PowerShell 4 Boots. Regina then tied that World Record in July, 2009, while riding her GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell 5 Boots. The three-way tie remained until this weekend.
“Regina is just an amazing athlete and competitor”, said Dave Goode. “She has been knocking on the door since July of 2009 when she first tied the record. She has tied the record several times since and most recently during the finals of the Diablo Shores Pro-Am. In August of this year, Regina’s Overall World Record was approved, too!”, continues Goode. “Regina had told me that she had run 1-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off in practice just a few days before. It was just a matter of time before she broke that 14 year-old record!”, concludes Goode.
Regina Jaquess skied behind a 2011 Malibu Response LXI with world-class driver, Chad Scott, behind the wheel. Chad had driven Chris Parrish to the Men’s World Record (2@43’ off (9.75m)) in July, 2010.
Regina skis on a GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell 5 Boots.