The 77th annual event, hosted by the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches, will take place Aug. 6-10 at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla. More than 600 of the nation's top water ski athletes from across the United States are expected to compete for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall in respective age divisions and two Open divisions at the world’s largest three-event water ski tournament.
Advancement is primarily earned through placement on the national rankings list. Athletes also can qualify for by placing in the top-five at Regionals or by placing in the top-five at the previous year's Nationals. The second annual America’s Cup Invitational cash-prize tournament will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 7. The America’s Cup Invitational will feature professional slalom, tricks and jumping, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The Ski Club of The Palm Beaches has hosted 13 Water Ski National Championships, five Southern Regional Water Ski Championships, three Florida State Water Ski Championships and the 1989 Water Ski World Championships – in addition to a handful of professional cash-prize tournaments and hundreds of other amateur water ski tournaments – over the past 30 years. It most recently hosted the 2015 GOODE Water Ski National Championships. For more information on the Ski Club of The Palm Beaches, visit www.okeeski.com.