SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL – Regina Jaquess (USA) tied the Women’s World Record (pending) – 1 buoy @ 41′off. Regina accomplished this feat in the second round of a World Record Capable three-event tournament this weekend at Cory Pickos lakes.
When approved, Regina will join Kristi Overton-Johnson (USA) and Karina Nowlan (AUS) as a co-world record holder. Kristi Overton-Johnson originally set the Record on Sept. 14, 1996 and was riding a GOODE 9100. Nowlan tied the record on Sept. 21, 2008 and was riding a GOODE 9800SL with PowerShell 4 Boots. Regina rode a GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell 5 boots during her World Record run.
Last weekend, Regina was selected to the 2009 U.S. Elite Water Ski Team following the conclusion of the 2009 U.S. Water Ski Team Trials, June 19-21, in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. The six-member team will compete in the 31st Water Ski World Championships, Aug. 4-9, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Dawn and Dave were at a water ski tournament in Utah when Dave’s cell phone received an incoming phone call from Regina. “I have something to tell you!”, Regina told Dave. “I just ran 1@41′off! I am so excited! I am still dripping wet but I just had to let you know right away!”, continued Regina. “I just love my GOODE 9900SL and new PowerShell 5 boots. Thank you for building such great skis and boots!”
Regina has a long list of slalom wins, including the 2005 World Championships (she was riding a GOODE 9600) and the 2008 Masters (she was riding a GOODE 9800SL).