Good news for the World Cup series. Today, the Mayor of Zagreb in Croatia, Milan Bandic, agreed to meet the World Cup Team and representatives of the Croatian Water Ski Federation (CWSF), to discuss the possibility of hosting a World Cup Stop at the downtown Jarun Lake. This followed a World Cup site inspection yesterday by Kuno Ritschard and Des Burke-Kennedy. As an active long distance runner, the Mayor has a keen interest in expanding the sporting interests of Zagreb and especially where they can take advantage of the first class facilities already available here in the City. The City has also recently hosted a Tennis Stop of the ATP plus one of Europes largest International Handball Finals.
Attending the meeting today at Zagreb’s Four Points Sheraton Hotel were Zlatan Vranaricic, CWSF Marketing, Kuno Ritschard, President, International Waterski Federation, Mayor Milan Bandic, Des Burke-Kennedy, IWSF Marketing & Media Chairman and Arsen Sihtar, CWSF President.
Following discussions and a viewing of the 2008 Putrajaya World Cup Stop TV show, the Mayor declared that he fully supported the hosting of a World Cup Stop here in Zagreb. The dates and other details will be agreed in the coming weeks. This will be the first World Cup Stop in the region. Zagreb will then be able to declare itself as the only City to host both a Snow Ski World Cup Stop and a Waterski World Cup Stop ! As usual, full details will be available here on www.waterskiandwakeboardworldcup.com