Nautique has announced the dates and locations for the 2017 Nautique Big Dawg World Tour presented by O’Brien. Going into its 12th season, the Big Dawg World Tour is exclusively pulled by the world-record setting Ski Nautique 200.
For the 2017 season, the tour will include 4 qualifying stops around the globe at premier waterski venues as the top 34-mph slalom skiers who are 35+ battle it out for a spot in the Big Dawg World Tour Finals.
Each stop will include two rounds of 34-mph slalom action, followed by a bracketed 16-skier head-to-head finale.
“O’Brien is extremely proud to be once again supporting the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour,” said O’Brien General Manager Pete Surrette. “This has truly become the premier tour for the 34-mph slalom skiers who are over 35,” added Surrette.
“The Nautique Big Dawg World Tour is an incredible showcase for the sport,” stated Nautique President Greg Meloon. “This elite series brings 34-mph skiers from around the world together behind the Ski Nautique 200, and we are very excited to be able to host another season with the support of O’Brien,” Meloon added.
Nautique is proud to announce the prestigious 57th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament to be held on May 27-29, 2016, at beautiful Callaway Gardens. The tournament takes place annually over the Memorial Day Weekend on Robin Lake in Pine Mountain, Georgia, located just an hour southwest of Atlanta.
Masters fans may purchase tickets for the 57th Masters on-line through May 19th. Take advantage of our advanced Masters pavilion pass pricing for your front row seat to the action now through February 18th. Tickets will also be available for the awards banquet on Sunday evening honoring the Masters Champions in advance for individual purchase or in convenient packages.
“Each year the attention of the watersports community focuses on Robin Lake at Callaway Gardens to see the world’s best compete at the Masters. Everyone at Nautique is looking forward to another amazing event as the world’s elite waterski and wake athletes put it all on the line to be crowned the next Masters Champion,’ stated Nautique President Greg Meloon.
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 2016 criteria and schedule of events please visit the Masters website. This tournament is sanctioned by IWWF/USA Water Ski and WWA.