TWO MAJOR WORLD CUP STOPS TO BRING 2011 SEASON TO A CLOSE
As all the focus of the Waterski & Wakeboard World Cup is on Kuching City in Sarawak this coming weekend, already preparations are also at an advanced stage in Linyi City which will host the 32nd Stop of the Series on the following weekend. Large numbers of spectators are expected at both major events.
Facing the Yellow Sea in south east China on the Yihe River, Linyi City has a 2,400 year history and a population today of 10 million.
World Jump Champion Natalia Berdnikova
On the Eurasian Land Bridge, it is actually now possible to travel from here by train to Rotterdam – a distance of almost 12,000km ! Many multi-nationals are based here including Kellogg, Volvo, Saint Gobain and others.
For the Waterski & Wakeboard World Cup Series it is a special opportunity to attract an affluent new audience to the sport. The
Raimi Merrit - World Wakeboard Champion
venue will be on the Yihe River in the centre of Linyi City which is very keen to attract more major sporting events to its many outstanding sporting facilities. Organised by the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) and the Chinese Waterski Association (CWA), it is anticipated that this will be the first of many World Cup Stops in Linyi.
As in Kuching City this coming weekend for the 31st World Cup Stop, this 32nd Stop will include Wakeboard with the world’s top
Freddy Krueger - World Jump Champion
Riders flying in to Linyi following the spectacular event at Kuching. In addition to this, the highest ranked IWWF Waterski male and female Jump athletes will also arrive from Belarus, Belgium, Chile, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Greece and USA. Included will be both the male and female World Wakeboard Champions and also the male and female World Jump Champions.
Harley Clifford - World Wakeboard Champion
MasterCraft will once again provide the competition boats and technical support crews as they have done for all 32 World Cup Stops to date.
Following the Kuching World Cup Stop this weekend, next week’s programme in Linyi in China will be as follows. Webcast details will also be announced shortly :
Friday, September 23rd
10.10hrs – 11.46hrs – Womens’ Wakeboard Semi-Finals
14.30hrs – 17.10hrs – Men’s Wakeboard Quarter Finals
Saturday, September 24th
09.00hrs – 10.36hrs – Men’s Wakeboard Last Chance Qualifiers
10.46hrs – 12.22hrs – Men’s Jump Semi-Finals
14.30hrs – 15.34hrs – Women’s Jump Semi-Finals
15.44hrs – 16.32hrs – Women’s Wakeboard Last Chance Qualifiers
16.42hrs – 18.18hrs – Mens’ Wakeboard Semi-Finals
Sunday, September 25th
09.00hrs – 09.32hrs – Women’s Jump Finals
09.426hrs – 10.30hrs – Men’s Jump Finals
10.40hrs – 11.28hrs – Women’s Wakeboard Finals
11.38hrs – 12.26hrs – Men’s Wakeboard Finals
12.30hrs – 13.00hrs – Linyi World Cup Award Ceremony