August Development Days 2020


Tuesday 18th to Wednesday 26th August 2020

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August 2020
18th - White Rose
19th - Church Wilne
21st - Burghfield
25th - Cotswolds
26th - The Water Ski Academy/Whitworth CIC

What to expect:
The purpose of the day is to provide coaching to U18 Club level skiers who would like to compete in League events in the coming season. It is hoped that each skier will have 4 ‘coaching sets’ lasting approximately 15 to 20 minutes each. The coach is available for advice on equipment and Tournament skiing generally. A Tournament Licence will be provided after the event.

We ask that all skiers think about what you would like to achieve with us? Be ready to share this with the coach on the day.

Example goals:
• I would like to try a trick ski/learn to jump for the first time
• I would like to learn to deep water start
• I can mono ski but I would like to try running the slalom course
• I am looking to improve my technique to gain consistency and start to compete 

We would really appreciate your feedback and encourage anyone attending to share their achievements and any photos on the British Tournament Water Skiing social media pages. Please send any formal correspondence to

Ambassador: Nick McGarry
This year we have appointed Nick as our ambassador and as a result, he will attend all 7 Development Days to provide continuity and expert advice. Nick is British Water Ski & Wakeboard Senior Coach and was awarded coach of the year 2017. He was a British Team member at Junior level and has a fantastic knowledge of Tournament skiing across all abilities along with talent progression in the sport. . Over the years he has consistently developed young athletes to become British Squad & Team members. Nick owns and operates The Waterski Academy, Whitworth.

Friends of Tournament:
Friends of Tournament (FoT) is a fundraising initiative, with the specific purpose of raising funds to support and develop Tournament Water Skiing in the UK. To date we have raised over £100,000 but we will not stop there! Half of the money raised supports GB Team travel, the remainder is used for Development of Tournament skiing, funding initiatives such as Development Days.

Should you like to join us, or find out more, please visit our website:

Midlands Nautique:
Midlands Nautique are the main distributor for the award winning American wakeski boat manufacturer Nautique. We are very grateful to have Jason Bates of Midlands Nautique support our efforts by towing our 2020 Development Days.

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