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Sarawak Crowds Pack The Waterfront Today As Wakeboard World Cup Stars Arrive In Kuching City For Tomorrow’s Event

Waterskiing – 16 Sep 2011


This 31st Wakeboard World Cup Stop has already attracted enormous crowds to the Sarawak River site in the centre of Kuching City in Borneo – even though the event does not start till tomorrow! As part of the historic Sarawak Regatta which dates back to 1872, over 100,000 spectators are expected to enjoy the Wakeboard World Cup Stop this Saturday and Sunday in these magnificent tropical surroundings.

Supported by the Sarawak State Government represented by the Ministry of Tourism and Heritage, the organisers are the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) and Waterski & Wakeboard World Cup Sdn.Bhd.

Most of the athletes from twenty countries are already on site and will take part in the coinciding Malaysia Day Celebrations. Riders Dan Nott GBR and Nikita Martyanov RUS took advantage of the many local tourist attractions and headed for the nearby unique and exclusively Asian Orangutan Reserve with their cameras and were not disappointed. First to inspect the very impressive Kuching competition facilities both on and off the water were World Champion Harley Clifford AUS, US Junior Masters Champion Daniel Powers, past World Champion and World Silver Medalist 2011 Andrew Adkison USA, and the young Rookie of the Year sensation Steel Lafferty USA. Also arriving today are World Champion Raimi Merritt USA and the two Irish Junior World Medalists, David O’Caoimh and Sian Hurst who will experience World Cup excitement for the first time. The overall quality of the World Cup Riders is as high as ever and with some new faces on the dock, it will be fascinating to see who takes the Kuching World Cup titles on Sunday evening.

RTM will televise this Wakeboard World Cup Stop, Streamyx WiFi will provide the signal for the Webcast producers Horizon Solutions, and ProActive will produce the TV Edited Programme for global distribution in the coming week. The combination of the LED Giant Screen on site and Plasma Monitors will make the action available to all, both in Kuching and around the world.

The Webcast Link is :
http://247.tv/waterski/freestream/2011-sarawak-wakeboard-world-cup

The World Cup programme for this weekend is :

FRIDAY
07.30 – 11.30hrs
Wakeboard Practice & Semi Finals

SATURDAY
08.00 – 11.30hrs
Wakeboard – Sarawak Youths / Men Quarter Finals / Women LCQ
15.30 – 16.30hrs
Wakeboard – Men LCQ
17.00 – 17.45hrs
Stars of Florida Show

SUNDAY
09.00 – 10.00hrs
Wakeboard – Men Semi-Finals
10.00 – 11.00hrs
Wakeboard – Women Finals
11.00 – 11.45hrs
Stars of Florida Show
12.00 – 13.00hrs
Wakeboard – Men Finals
15.00 – 15.45hrs
Stars of Florida Show
16.00 – 17.00hrs
Medals Presentation on site