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Masters and the Middle East!

May 31, 2012

Bill with Masters champs KC Wilson, Natallia Berdnikava, Meagan Ethell and Nate Smith

Nautique in Beirut pulling the Middle Eastern Championships

Memorial Day weekend 2012 was a great weekend for Nautique, one of our best ever!

We held what many people said was the best Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament ever with athletes from 14 countries competing at the sport’s highest level in beautiful Callaway Gardens. At the same time, our team was hosting the best watersports athletes from the Middle East at the first ever Middle East Championships in Beirut, Lebanon!

At the Masters we saw records fall behind the Ski Nautique 200 and never before landed tricks pulled off behind the amazing new Super Air Nautique G23. The weather was great, the crowds were fun and the competition was incredible. There was no doubt this past weekend why the Masters is known as the world’s most prestigious watersports event.

On the ski side two course records fell behind the Ski Nautique 200. The Women’s Slalom course record was set by Regina Jacques with a score of 2.5@39-off, Team Nautique skier Natallia Berdnikava tricked 9,520 points setting a new Women’s Trick course record and fellow Nautique skier K.C. Wilson tied the Junior Men’s Slalom course record twice on Friday.

On the wake side, the Super Air Nautique G23 continued to amaze and in just a few weeks has become generally accepted as the most amazing wake boat ever. Athletes, judges and the crowds were all buzzing about the amazing wake and performance of the G23. Person after person commented that the wake competition was the most progressive ever seen. Based on the buzz this weekend it is safe to say there is not another wakeboard boat even close to the G23.

Finally, special congratulations to Nautique athletes Natallia Berdnikava, Nate Smith, Meagan Ethell and K.C. Wilson on their impressive wins!

Also this weekend our team was thrilled to be in Beirut, Lebanon hosting the 2012 Middle East Championships which were covered live on bothMTV Lebanon and Al Jazeera throughout the Middle East. Everyone attending that event said it was outstanding and both the setting and competition were great. Special thanks to our Lebanon dealer Team Nine for hosting such an incredible event. Also, a special congrats to our Kuwait dealer, Jeanne, who won the women’s division!

People all over the world love Nautique boats and we are happy to support our industry at these events.

The world’s best ski boat; the world’s best wake boat; and a team that cares!

Enjoy the Nautique life!