Sports Listings: This Weekend / Water skiing - Carlsberg Export Masters, Reading

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The Carlsberg Export Masters at Kirtons Resort this weekend is the only major international being held in Britain this year and 50 of the world's top water-skiers will compete in the three disciplines of trick, slalom and jumping for the coveted title of overall champion, no mean feat of strength, balance and stamina. The specialists may shine in their individual discipline, but the essence of tournament water skiing is consistency. Patrice Martin, of France, is one such consistent competitor to follow, having held the world overall title for the last four years. British selectors will also be present to assess the up-and-coming young talent with three places remaining in Britain's team for the World Championships in Singapore in September.

How to get there: Kirtons Resort Hotel and Country Club, Pingewood, near Reading, Berkshire. Signposted from junction 11 of M4 and A33. Admission: pounds 2.50 adults, pounds 1.50 children, under-fives free each day. Tomorrow: 8am start, first final at noon. Sunday: 9am start, first final at noon. Medal presentation at 2.55pm. (Tel: 0734- 500885).

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