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Stop the press on that Christmas list. WaterSki Magazine, in conjunction with Malibu Boats and Boatmate Trailers, is staging its fourth-annual Fantasy Camp, scheduled for the week of June 13-18, 2010.


Yup, just like those old guys who try to crash spring training, waterski enthusiasts can ski and rub towropes with some of the best carvers on the planet, guys like Malibu’s Thomas Degasperi, Drew Ross, and Will Asher. The pros will offer one-on-one coaching, while you get to ski on the choice waters of the Swiss Ski School in Clermont, Florida.


The “what you get” list is pretty cool, too. Sure there are the prerequisites: five nights in lakeside accommodations, first-class catered meals and snacks, and four days of coached ski lessons with three daily sets.  But you’ll also get question-and-answer sessions with top coaches, appearances by a few surprise guests, and your own Pro-Am tournament, along with fantasy swag like a personalized WaterSki magazine mock cover, and commemorative DVD. And hey, there’s massages, too! I know those are an integral part of my fantasies.


No Fantasy Camp’s cheap…just ask those out-of-shape guys parading around in Yankee uniforms. This one runs $2,995 for the week, with a five-percent discount to those who pay up before December 31, 2009. But come on, this is a week skiing in Florida with the pros on your own private lake. You’ll not only be hanging with the stars, they’ll be teaching you how to ski that much better.


For the true fan(atic), it’s the gift that keeps on giving.


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