What is USHA? The United States Hydrofoil Association (USHA)
is the sport’s governing body for hydrofoil skiers and events.
USHA is currently a sport division of USA Water Ski, the governing
body for organized water skiing within the
What does USA Water Ski do? USA Water Ski sanctions water ski tournaments across the country for competitors of all ages and abilities in each of its sport divisions. USA Water Ski provides guidelines and support for tournament hosts, officials and boat drivers; protects your right to access the nation’s waterways; and provides secondary personal injury insurance coverage to members! USA Water Ski also publishes 9 issues of The Water Skier per year. For a complete profile of USA Water Ski, check out the web site at www.usawaterski.org.
What are fly-ins? A fly-in
is a fun event for hydrofoilers of all abilities. From 30 to over
100 people gather at a lake and spend 3 to 4 days skiing together.
Learn new skills and tricks, meet other hydrofoilers, and watch the
pros show off their stuff. The best part is you get to ski as much
as you want behind a variety of top quality ski boats. Fly-ins are
the best place to improve your skills, no matter what your level of
riding. For details and exact dates of Fly-in Events, check out the
Events page on Hydrofoil.org.
Why should I join USA Waterski for USHA? Because you love hydrofoiling,
want to learn more about the sport, or want to support the skiers!
USA Water Ski membership benefits include eligibility to attend fly-ins
and compete in USA Water Ski sanctioned events; The Water Skier
magazine; $10,000 of secondary personal injury insurance when competing
in USA Water Ski events; and coupons worth hundreds of dollars in
discounts. Specify ‘HYD’ as your sports discipline
for USA Water Ski, and you’ll automatically be a member of USHA.
We can include the USHA membership at no extra cost thanks to the
generous contributions of our sponsors CinchMax.com,
and other sponsors listed on the Links page.
What if I don’t plan to attend fly-ins or compete?
You can join USA Water Ski as a Supporting Member for less than a
full membership and specify ‘HYD’ as your primary choice
in the Sports Discipline category to support USHA. The whole family
can also join as Supporting Members. Either way, you’ll get
one year of the magazine The Water Skier, plus all the other
advantages of membership you just can’t participate in
sanctioned events like fly-ins and competitions.
Do you have to be a skier? USHA and USA Water Ski can help support
all types of people, from non-skiers to people new to the sport to
Do I have to be a USA Water Ski member to participate in USA Water Ski or USHA events? Yes.
How do I join? Join USA Water Ski and support USHA today by
800-533-2972. It takes five minutes of your time.
Make sure to choose Hydrofoil as your primary choice in the Sports
How can I find or locate other hydrofoil skiers in my area?
Joining an e-mail list or forum to meet hydrofoil skiers in your area
and get tips from others skiers across the world. Sign up for
the discussion list by visiting http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Hydrofoil/
How do I find out about hydrofoil events? The dates and locations
for USA-WS/USHA water ski events, Nationals, and fly-ins can be found on www.hydrofoil.org. There are several local and non-USHA sponsored events, which you
can also find information for through web sites like Team Hydrofoil site.
Where else can I find photos, videos, tutorials, and more information? Hydrofoil.org Links page, www.foilforum.com, hydrofoiltutor.wikispaces.com, www.usawaterski.org, www.skyski.com and YouTube (search for "hydrofoil").