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THIS WEEKEND / Water skiing

Leeds Classic

Roundhay Park

The Leeds Classic is Britain's premier water skiing competition. Some 70 leading skiers will be taking to the water in Roundhay Park, with Natalia Rumiantseva, the women's world champion from Russia, and Oleg Devyatovski, the Belarussian who is the men's world bronze medallist, prominent among the international entries. The main British hopes lie with Philippa Roberts, European No 2, Jason Seels, the British No 1 overall, and the rising slalom prospect, Glen Campbell. Qualifying rounds take place on Waterloo lake today, with the best 16 men and women going forward to tomorrow's and Sunday's semi-finals and finals in the three disciplines of slalom, trick and jump.

How to get there: Roundhay Park is three miles from Leeds City Centre on A58 Wetherby Road. Spectating is free. Programme: today: qualifying (9am-4pm). Tomorrow: 8-8.30am: women's slalom semi-final; 8.45-10.15am: men's tricks semi-finals; 10.30-11.15am: women's jump semi-final; 11.30- 1.50am: women's slalom final; 12.15-1pm: men's tricks final; 1.30-2pm: women's jump final; 2.30pm: men's jump semi-final. Sunday: 7.45-9.30am: men's slalom semi-final; 9.45-10.30am: women's tricks semi-final; 11am- noon: men's slalom final; 1-1.30pm: women's tricks final; 2-3pm: men's jump final; 3.30pm: Prize giving.