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The 2009 Catalina Ski Race

As the 2009 Catalina approaches, many of the world’s best prepare for the 61st event. Even with the Worlds starting in Belgium on 19 July, the likes of Kim Lumley, Todd Haig (both 2008 winners) and others will be heading to Long Beach to participate in the great race, before flying to Belgium in a bid to secure more World titles.

Below are a few photos of the Hotel Maya. The host hotel for Catalina 61.






23 June Update from Ken Vaughan: The Catalina Ski Race is in 18 days!!!
Entry forms available at
All classes are filling up. Don’t miss the 61 st annual Catalina ski race.

Class sponsorships are $ 500.00 US dollars and are going quick.

The Hotel Maya (formerly the Coast hotel)is looking better than ever. All new bigger Bar area,new pool and a CABANA pool. Don’t miss the “Tequila LIFT” ( brings shots of Tequila from the 2 nd floor down to ground level) even a Tequila tasting room.The hotel Maya only has a few rooms left for the race weekend.

I will post pictures on Wednesday.


10 May update
If you’re looking for a skier or a boat for this year’s Catalina, check out the comments section at the bottom of this post and add your own if you’re on the lookout.

4 May update
Ken Vaughan has now published the entry forms for this year’s Catalina Water Ski race on the event web site at – go there now and click on the “Forms” tab at the top of the page.

29 April update
Ken Vaughan reminds us that CSR 2009 is 71 days away. The entry forms will be available on the web site by May 2nd, and will be mailed out on May 1st.

The Hotel Maya (formally the Coast Hotel) will be available for reservations from May 2nd. Check out the Catalina web site for more info. The Hotel Maya has had many upgrades and are adding a second floor balcony with bar, new pool location with cabanas, and many upgrades.

Previous Catalina Posts Published …

A while back, Ken Vaughan, Race Director of the 2009 Catalina Ski Race made an announcement on behalf of Long Beach Boat & Ski Club.  It’s time to start planning for your Catalina race!

“The Long Beach Boat & Ski Club is proud to announce that Nordic Boats is the Main sponsor for the 61st annual Catalina Ski Race. The race date is July 11, 2009. Feb 2007 we set the dates for this years event and the World championships were scheduled on the same date as Catalina ,so in the best interest of ski racing we moved up one week. If we were after the World championships we would have problems with the fog.”

You can contact Ken with any questions at

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