Kalgan crown beckons at the annual Lower Great Southern Water Ski tournament this weekend

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Jacob Hailand in action last year.
Camera IconJacob Hailand in action last year. Credit: Laurie Benson

A strong field of skiers will take to the Kalgan River for the annual Lower Great Southern Water Ski tournament this weekend.

It is the longest continuous running water skiing event in Australia and will enter its 53rd year, run by Albany Water Ski Club.

More than 20 competitors are set to take part in the two-day tournament.

Skiers from Perth as well as country areas such as Kojonup and Albany will compete in trick and slalom disciplines in the event, which is part of the State series.

Albany Water Ski Club Commodore Dave McCracken said a strong field had entered.

“It looks like being warm weather, but a bit windy, so hopefully it comes from the right direction,” he said.

“Everyone is looking forward to the event and strong fields keep the event running.

“There should be a good contingent of skiers, so it should be a good couple of days.”

The tournament starts at 8am on Saturday, with the three rounds of trick and slalom to be held across Saturday and Sunday.

Points will be amalgamated across all the rounds to determine respective division winners.

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