Water Sports


Zona Live Debuts Today On Bassmaster.com

March 17, 2017

Mix the technology of Bassmaster LIVE with the zaniness of Mark Zona and you get the latest Bassmaster.com offering of “Zona Live.” more >>


NCAA Volleyball, Youth Tournaments Headline Spring Sports Lineup at the Beach

March 14, 2017

Alabama’s beaches have welcomed, and will continue to welcome, nearly 40 athletic events from March through early May 2017. more >>


Greenville, Lake Hartwell To Host 2018 Bassmaster Classic

March 9, 2017

The 48th annual world championship of bass fishing will be held March 16-18, 2018, in Greenville and on Lake Hartwell at Anderson, S.C. more >>


Schedule Announced For 75th GOODE Nationals

March 8, 2017

The 75th GOODE Water Ski National Championships will be held Aug. 9-12 at the San Marcos River Ranch in Martindale, Texas. more >>

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Costa Renews Title Sponsorship Of Bassmaster High School Series

March 20, 2017

Costa renewed its title sponsorship for the 2017 Bassmaster High School tournament series, B.A.S.S. announced. more >>


USA Water Ski Announces Club Growth Contest Winners

January 23, 2017

USA Water Ski is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Club Growth Challenge Initiatives Contest. more >>


USRowing Announces Partnership with Drexel University

January 9, 2017

USRowing announced a new partnership with Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management. more >>


USA Water Ski Announces 2017 Club Insurance Program Renewal

January 9, 2017

USA Water Ski and Entertainment & Sports Insurance eXperts have renewed the USA Water Ski Club Insurance Program for 2017. more >>

Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | February 10, 2016
Oklahoma City: America’s Newly Crowned Softball Capital   

By: Juli Anne Patty

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, made itself into the go-to for water sports, including rowing, but thanks to a 20-year contract extension signed by the... More>>

Obstacle Racing: Mud, Blood and Pay Dirt: Planning an Obstacle Race from the Ground Up Case study | September 9, 2015
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Oklahoma City's Big River Future   

By: Juli Anne Patty

A couple of decades ago, if you were looking for a hotbed of water sports, Oklahoma City likely would not appear on your list. Today, this passionate... More>>

blank Case study | May 12, 2014
Sports in Paradise: Puerto Rico   

By: Juli Anne Patty

Looking for a sports destination that offers not just everything you need, but also everything you want? Puerto Rico is the place for you More>>

White Papers

asa-sportfishing Whitepaper | March 1, 2017
Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing: U.S. Congressional Districts   

Recreational fishing brings a myriad of economic benefits to communities throughout the U.S. This report breaks them down by district. More>>

TXAM Whitepaper | August 1, 2016
Recreational Fishing as Tourism   

In addition to being an outdoor recreation activity for residents in each state, fishing can certainly be considered a form of tourism More>>

KOA Whitepaper | June 1, 2016
The 2016 North American Camping Report   

This report shows more minorities participating in camping which researchers say could lead to more participation in outdoor sports. More>>

ACSM Whitepaper | December 1, 2015
Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2016   

The American College of Sports Medicine has released its annual survey detailing the fitness trends for the coming year. More>>



BostonMarathon Article | February 22, 2017
The World’s Best Sporting Events? Only One U.S. Destination Appears on This List

By: Michael Popke

America-Firsters won’t like this much. In fact, they won’t like it at all. On a recent travel site’s list of the top sports events in the...   More>>

Openwaterswimming Article | February 8, 2017
Bid Cities Racing to Clean Up Their Acts in Time for IOC Decision

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Following concerns about Rio’s open-water venues, candidate cities for 2024 are working to clean up their waterways. Some of the bait being dangled...   More>>

Lead Article | February 8, 2017
Getting the Lead Out: Will It Affect Sport Fishing Events?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

A late-in-the-day order by outgoing President Barack Obama, banning lead fishing tackle and ammunition, has the fishing and hunting communities up in...   More>>

WomenMarathon Article | November 30, 2016
Travel Agents Team with Athletes to Market Destinations, Events

By: Michael Popke

The destination marathon, one of the hottest trends in sports travel, is on the radar of savvy travel agents these days. And if planners of...   More>>

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