Tournament of Champions

Tournament of Champions

Save the Date for the Second Annual Tournament of Champions August 28, 2015 in Sandy Hook CT!  This event is a  grassroots waterski tournament for beginner-intermediate sit skiers.  Click here to register. Both the training & tournament will take place on Friday, August 28th The event will be held on Lake Zoar in Sandy Hook, CT Please arrive promptly at 8 AM Friday morning for check in/registration The morning will consist of a Training Session starting at 8:30 AM and ending at 11:30 AM Lunch will be served from 11:45 AM-12:45 PM The afternoon will consist of the Tournament starting at 1:00 PM and ending at 4:00 PM In 2014, sixteen skiers came from across the Northeast region to compete in this competition, which took place August 22 and 23rd on Lake Lillinonah in Southbury, CT.  The skiers brought some serious game to this Tournament and impressed us with their skill and incredibly positive energy and spirit.  >Click here for photo album. Congratulations to our Podium Finishers! Competition Results: Class 1: 1st place: Jared Coppola 2nd place: George Taborsky 3rd place:  Victor Pena Class 2: 1st place: Ken White 2nd place: Brent Cote 3rd place: Woody Wood Class 3: 1st place: Bryan Genovese 2nd place: Sara Tabor 3rd place: Mark Collier   Categories: Class I:  Complete motor loss at T-7 or above or comparable disability where there is total loss of muscle function originating at or above T-7. Class II:  Complete motor loss originating at T-8 and descending through and including L-2 where there may be motor power of hips and thighs. Also included in this class are amputees with bilateral hip disarticulation. Class III:  All other physical disabilities as related to lower extremity paralysis...
Soaring With The Eagles Day Camp  June 22-25 2015

Soaring With The Eagles Day Camp June 22-25 2015

Soaring with the Eagles is a multi-day water sports day camp designed for visually impaired and blind kids, ages 6-17.  Specializing in adaptive water sports for more than 20 years, LOF Adaptive Skiers will  teach both beginner and intermediate waterski and wakeboard instruction at this event, which will take place on our safe, clean lakeside headquarters on Lake Zoar in Sandy Hook, CT. Registration and Student Bio Form Prior to skiing/boarding, students will participate in a safety course, which will focus on boat communication signals, proper fitting of life jackets and ski/board equipment, flotation techniques, and recognizing body fatigue. Water sports instruction will be given by certified instructors, and the camp program is fully insured. The camp concludes with awards. Testimonials “This program greatly exceeded my expectations, not only because my daughter achieved her goal, but because of your ability to get your previous students to talk to the group and the impressive number of volunteers to make the program rule so smoothly and quickly for the students.” “This was an amazing program and [my son] left feeling empowered and looking forward to the next opportunity to waterski again.” “The most memorable part for my son was wake boarding and actually launching off the dock to start. He hasn’t stopped bragging about that…(thank You)” “I first heard about LOF Adaptive their work teaching the blind to waterski when my son, Alex was 10. Today at 26, it is his favorite sport/ pastime and he skis slalom any opportunity he can get. It was life changing and a confidence builder. Alex finds it exhilarating… the speed… the wind in his face…...
May 31 LOF Volunteer Training

May 31 LOF Volunteer Training

On May 31 2014  LOF Adaptive hosted its Annual Training Day at Lake Zoar for all individuals who plan to volunteer and participate in our adaptive sports programs. Instruction covered new training methods and requirements with an emphasis on safety....
1 Day Boating & PWC Course

1 Day Boating & PWC Course

Click here to download Registration Form Once a year, LOF Adaptive Skiers hosts a 1 day Connecticut Safe Boating and Personal Water Craft course for individuals wishing to obtain a CT Safe Boating Certificate required by the CT DEEP to operate a boat or personal watercraft in the state. The course is taught by certified US Coast Guard Auxiliary Instructors and covers: Introduction to Boating – Types of power boats; sailboats; outboards; paddle boats; houseboats; different uses of boats; various power boating engines; jet drives; family boating basics. Boating Law – Boat registration; boating regulation; hull identification number; required boat safety equipment; operating safely and reporting accidents; protecting the marine environment; Federal boat law; state boating laws; personal watercraft requirements. Boat Safety Equipment –Personal flotation devices (“life jackets”); fire extinguishers; sound-producing devices; visual-distress signals; dock lines and rope; first aid kit; anchors and anchor lines; other boating safety equipment. Safe Boating – Bow riding; alcohol and drug abuse; entering, loading, and trimming a boat; fueling portable and permanent tanks; steering with a tiller and a wheel; docking, undocking and mooring; knots; filing a float plan; checking equipment, fuel, weather and tides; using charts; choosing and using an anchor; safe PWC handling; general water safety. Navigation – The U.S. Aids to Navigation system; types of buoys and beacons; navigation rules (sometimes referred to as right-of-way rules); avoiding collisions; sound signals; PWC “tunnel vision.” Boating Problems – Hypothermia; boating accidents and rescues; man overboard recovery; capsizing; running aground; river hazards; strainers: emergency radio calls; engine problems; equipment failures; carbon monoxide (CO); other boating and PWC problems. Trailering, Storing and Protecting Your Boat – Types...