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2018 Easytow Malibu Australian Masters Water Ski Championships

Released on 11 January 2018

Some of Australia's most accomplished water skiers will demonstrate their skills on the Loddon River at Bridgewater next month.

The Bridgewater Water Ski Club is hosting the 2018 Easytow Malibu Australian Masters
Water Ski Championships, featuring some of the country’s best exponents in trick, slalom and jumps.

Planned for 26 to 28 January, the event lures large crowds of spectators and keen competitors from around Australia.

Their scores go on to a worldwide ranking list administered by the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation which is used by both national teams and the organisers of Moomba Masters and other global events to make up their fields.

Next year’s national titles, planned for Goondiwindi, in Queensland, over Easter, are expected to attract around 260 skiers.

The championships open on the Friday at 10am with preliminary rounds in trick skiing, slalom and jumps, Saturday sees slalom and trick, then on Sunday it’s finals in slalom and jump.

Competitions for four entrants with disabilities will run on Friday and Saturday.

The nine age groups, all split into male and female sections, begin with Under 10s and extend to Over 65s.

The club is expecting about 70 competitors, coming from all states, as well as one entrant from the US.

Highlights will include the world’s top-ranked female jumper and record-holder, Jacinta Carroll, from Geelong, as well as the performances of Australia’s most skilful skiers.

Spectators can watch all the action from the grassy foreshore. Overnight accommodation options include the caravan park , the local hotel, 24-Hour Motel and various self-contained cottages.

For more details about the Australian Masters Water Ski Championships, go to www.bolwsc.com.au  for further information about the Loddon Valley region visit www.loddon.vic.gov.au

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