Category Archives: Just for Fun

Photos from 2020 County Open – Carving for Crohns

A Great Day at the POND:

Skiing and Fundraising a great benefit for our community
Donna and Angie Official Scoring
Epic Conditions
Matt finishing his run
Gordon Announcing
Kevin getting ready to almost run 39 Off
The Dock crowd is in suspense

The old guys looking like they are stretching
Chris 1st off the dock for M4
Hanging in the shade, Paul thinking how can I beat Collins next Round?
Is he going to make it?
End of the day Pond conditions



Art goes for the Record – Oldest Water Skier in Guinness Book of World Records

Art is ready to go

Jerry was the official Driver, behind a wonderful Mastercraft.


Notice the smooth water – NOT!

NEWS FLASH: Today, on July 25th, 2020 Art Rodriques skied at the pond and unofficially set the Guinness Book of World Record for the oldest Male water skier at 90 years, 298 days surpassing the old record of 90 years, 174 set in 1976. In addition to just skiing,  Art skied the SCCWSC Course at 30 MPH and got 1 Buoy 3 separate times. The conditions were anything but epic as the WIND was howling.    Great Work Art and Congratulations!

Pond Closure and Social Distancing Essential Work

The Pond continues to be closed due to County SIP through May 31st. In the mean time Valley Water has drained the Pond for some maintenance work (1-2 weeks)  and SCCWSC Members took the opportunity to take care of some essential maintenance. Check back here for any changes to our POND access

The following was accomplished:
#1) The course needs repair on South 55’s and 2 turn buoys. John Crivello surveyed the needs and will be back Monday with appropriate parts to repair. Please Contact him if you can help .
#2 The Docks and surrounding areas were cleared of all Garbage, The 4th boat slot for those DEEP hull Natiuques was dug out, A step was repaired, and the picnic Bench got a new coat of stain.
#3) The Weed Whacking Crew took care of all the tall grass in the parking lot and all the way down past the picnic bench,  rumor has it this started on Friday due to regulations with the CA Weed Wacker union and Double time required for Saturday effort.
#4) The largest job was clearing the Tullie’s growing up to and encroaching on the launch Ramp. This effort was to remove as many as possible and Haul them up the ramp for composting. Thanks to Dave’s Chevy this was made a lot easier.

Over all it was  a huge success but would not have been possible without the help of the following :
Jerry Heinrichs
Gordon Simmons
John Crivello
Gordon Jenson
Scott Shipley
Jay Verkler
Larry Connor
Mike Sullivan
Dave Olsen
Brad Conger
Steve Dachauer
Don Fournier
John Collins
Art and Angie (Who did more work that Jeff Bense who didn’t show up)

Of course we had some members who really wanted to be there but were otherwise detained:
– Remi Called at 8am and really wanted to attend the Work party event. When I told him it was NOT POSSIBLE to do it WORKING FROM HOME he said something in French and then said he had a WORK commitment that needed to get done for Monday
– Doug Fournier was at his local Fire House working
– Mike Rodas also had a work commitment and even had Denise send a Photo to prove it.

The Pond, Look closely near water for dug out piles from 4th slot

Dry Dock

After removal

After removal

Before/During removal

Before/During removal

Yes Mike was really working

Waterskiing with Social Distancing in place

Can Waterskiing be allowed under the current Social Distancing recommendations in Santa Clara County? Lets hope so.

In other parts of the state it seems to be possible!  The Skier below ran a PB of 1/2 @38 Off under these difficult conditions.

Stay tuned, for now the POND remains CLOSED to skiing until further notice.

The Porta Potty remains open as essential.

Just Saying!