Event Sanctioning & Forms

    USA Water Ski & Wake Sports sanctions water skiing (three-event), show skiing, wakeboarding, barefooting, kneeboarding, hydrofoiling and water ski racing tournaments, as well as clinics, practices and exhibitions. 

    What Is Sanctioning?

    The term “sanction” refers to the approval of a towed water sport event, which means the following:

    • The event has been carefully reviewed by USA Water Ski & Wake Sports and the applicable sport discipline staff.
    • The required standards, officials and safety requirements have been met.
    • Proper insurance coverage provided by USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, including general liability and athlete excess medical, is in place.
    • All participants will be either active or guest members of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports as applicable to the event sanction classification.
    • The appropriate post-tournament paperwork will be completed following the event.

    What Are The Benefits Of Sanctioning?

    • An affordable comprehensive insurance program to protect the event organizer, volunteers and participants.
    • Inclusion in the USA Water Ski & Wake Sports National Ranking System.
    • Access to trained USA Water Ski & Wake Sports officials who are trained to ensure that each event is safe and fair for the competitors.
    • Participants will recognize that the event meets the required standards for the event classification and will be conducted in a safe and fair environment.
    • Excellent exposure through the USA Water Ski & Wake Sports event calendar.

    How Do I Sanction My Event?

    The sanction process varies depending on the type of event you are hosting.

    USA Water Ski & Wake Sports requires the event organizer to:

    If you are hosting a water skiing (three-event), wakeboarding, collegiate water skiing, barefooting, hydrofoiling or kneeboarding tournament/clinic, you can complete your sanction application online by clicking here.

    If you are hosting a show skiing or water ski racing tournament, you can complete the appropriate sanction application below.

    If you are hosting a show skiing, ski racing, or hydrofoiling clinic, you can complete the Basic Skills Clinic application below. 

    If you are hosting a practice or exhibition, you can apply for a sanction online by logging into the Members Only section using your club's member ID and password. All sanction applications can be sent to:

    USA Water Ski & Wake Sports

    Attn:  Competition Department

    2701 Lake Myrtle Park Road

    Auburndale, FL 33823-9360


    Fax: (863) 325-8259


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