A capacity field of 30 will face the starter in the fourth
annual Otago-Southland secondary schools water ski
championships, at Perkins Pond, Miller Flat, on Sunday.
Twenty-one competitors started in the first annual
championships in 2010 and the event has grown in popularity
since that time.
There are three grades for the individual championship events
for boys and girls - under-18, under-16 and under-13.
There are also similar age grades for novices and a team
event over all the grades for all competing teams.
The course is on Perkins Pond, which has been built on a
sheep farm near Millers Flat. It is the venue for a junior
water ski school that is run at the pond.
All the top schools in Otago and Southland have entered
competitors for an event, to be held on a course that
includes six buoys.
Last year's senior champions in the under-18 grade were Chris
Maunsell (Otago Boys' High School) and Philippa Dingle (St
Hilda's Collegiate School).