Water Ski titles set for Bridgewater

THE Bridgewater Water Ski Club is preparing to host a national event later this month, including some of Australia's oldest and youngest tournament competitors.

The Australian Masters Water Ski Championships will be held at Bridgewater on January 25-26.

Some of Australia's best tournament water skiers across all ages of trick skiing, slalom skiing and jumping will contest the titles on the Loddon River.

Among those competing will be one of Australia's youngest tournament skiers, seven-year-old Isabella Shaw from New South Wales.

Isabella will compete in the under-10 category.

The entrants also include Australia's most senior tournament skier, Maggie Storey, in the over-65 division.

Skiing will begin with the slalom event at 8.15am on Saturday, January 25, followed by the trick event at 2pm and the jump event from 4pm.

Finals on Sunday, January 26, will follow the same format.

Because of the closure of the Bridgewater Public Caravan Park, the event is best viewed from the Inglewood side of the river.

The Masters tournament has secured sponsorship from Danny Clapp The Good Guys, Inglewood and District Community Bank, Bridgewater Bakehouse, Bridgewater Bowling Club and Waterwheel Winery.

The sponsorship has made some prizemoney available.

The shortline slalom and longest jump winners will each receive $500.

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