Nautique Announces 52nd Masters Dates and Judges

Orlando, FLA (August 19, 2010) - Nautique announced the 52nd Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament will be held May 27-29, 2011 at the beautiful Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia, during the Memorial Day Weekend. Jeff Smith will be the Chief Judge of 3-event waterskiing and Shawn Perry will serve as Chief Judge of wakeboarding and wakeskating for the 52nd Masters.

Smith said, “It’s an extraordinary opportunity to serve the world’s top water ski athletes and to work with the great team that Nautique has put together,” while Perry commented, "It is a tremendous honor for me to be named as the Chief Judge of the 52nd Masters. This is the pinnacle of all watersports events, and continues to bring the most elite athletes to the tranquil waters of Robin Lake."

Bill Yeargin, Nautique’s President/CEO stated “The Nautique team is thrilled to once again be putting on the Masters Waterski & Wakeboard Tournament.” “The Masters is always an exciting event and is universally considered the most prestigious event in our industry. The industry’s best event requires the industry’s best boats and Nautique will be providing them once again.” added Yeargin

An invitation to compete in the Masters is universally considered an acknowledgement of achievement for reaching the pinnacle in a given watersports discipline - only the world's most elite athletes compete at the Masters. To view the 2011 criteria please visit the Masters website. This tournament is IWWF/USA Water Ski and WWA sanctioned. For more information on the most prestigious event in the world, visit masterswaterski.com.