Regina Jaquess set pending women’s slalom world records on consecutive days in back-to-back competitions at the Cory Pickos World Ski Center in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Jaquess followed up a 1.25 off 41 off performance on Oct. 23 by skiing 1.5 @ 41 off on Oct. 24.
If approved, Jaquess’ 1.5 @ 41 off will surpass the current women’s slalom world mark of 1 @ 41 off, which was set by Kristi Overton in 1996 and tied by Karina Nowlan in 2008 and Jaquess in 2009.
In her first record-setting run, Jaquess fell soon after 1 ball at 41 off during the Red Bar Belgian Open but held on long enough to score 1/4 of the next buoy. That pending world record didn’t last long, however, because Jaquess skied 1.5 @ 41 off at the Eddie Green Open the following day.
Jaquess, who recently signed with Malibu Boats, skied behind the Malibu Response LXi on both record-setting runs.
“I have run more 39s behind it than any other boat,” Jaquess said of the Response LXi. “The wakes are so small and the boat makes the pull seem so easy you hardly even know how short the rope really is. I just set two new pending world records and that has a lot to do with the Response LXi.”
“We could not be any prouder of Regina and the job she did this past weekend” said Dennis Kelly, Malibu Boats’ National Promo Team Director. “We were simply excited to welcome her to the team, but to see her set two pending world records in as many days was amazing! We respect her dedication and determination. She’s an inspiration and a bright spot in the sport of water skiing!”