The Additional Rules 2023 have now been published ( http://www.tournamentwaterskiing.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/British-Waterski-Additional-Rules-2023-V2-1-1.docx ) with the addition of a Fast Track to D3 (National Driver) Qualification. This is something that Toutech have been considering for some time and given the lack of opportunity for Drivers to get Competition experience we hope that it will give Drivers with considerable experience to progress.
The new rule is:
Drivers with extensive experience of driving 3 events and towing elite skiers can be considered for Fast Tracking to D3 (National Driver).
If the driving history is considered sufficient by Toutech the Driver will be required to take the Drivers Theory Exam.
If this is taken successfully the Driver will be assigned D3 (Provisional Status).
To be ratified as a D3 the Driver will be assessed at two 3 event competitions at two different locations at least.
The Driver will be allowed to officiate at an event as entitled by a D3 Driver until the end of the next calendar year after being assigned the qualification (a Driver being granted the qualification during 2024 will have until 31 December 2025), or the qualification will be removed if the Driver has not achieved a successful assessment.
The Drivers Log Book should be used to document past experience and the Chief Drivers and Chief Judges assessment of the two competitions. The Log Book should be submitted to Toutech for a final review.