WEST PALM BEACH – The World's best slalom skiers come to Palm Beach, for what will be the record challenge of the year. Save March 4th and 5th for the 2006 Challenge The Pros Pro Tour Stops, Inc. This promises to be the hottest battle of World and National record holders from over ten countries. World record holder Chris “The Tower” Parrish will try and hold onto his new record from the 2005 season (1 1/2 buoys at 43 feet off) from challengers like former record holders Andy Mapple, Jeff Rodgers and Jamie Beauchesne, but will any skier surpass what some believe is not possible?
Okeeheelee Park, home of The Ski Club of the Palm Beaches, is one of the greatest water ski facilities in the World. Host to the 1989 World Championships and numerous USA Water Ski Nationals. In 2005 it was voted the most outstanding ski club in the USA. The draw card to ski here!
Coupled together the best towboats and water ski conditions in the world will provide the ultimate for records to be broken. MasterCraft, Correct Craft, and Malibu boats will all be on hand. The best drivers hand picked from around the country will be focused at the helm. Also supporting the event are Custom Homes by Greg, O'Neill, Home Run Realty, UGP Underground Products, Crispers Fresh Salad's and Such, Islands Water Sports of Long Island, and Ski Club of the Palm Beaches.
Saturday will begin with a round of 60 athletes. Amateur skiers will get the chance of a lifetime to compete against the best in the world – 40 places are reserved for the pros and 20 for open invitation to challengers. From this round of 60, 25 will advance to Sunday morning for another cut to 12 for Sunday afternoon.
Sunday afternoon will be the money round with $17,000 up for grabs to round out what will be the most awesome display of slalom skiing yet to date.