For boat owners and those who enjoy living beside water, Mandurah here in Western Australia is about as good as it gets. The many Marinas feature hundreds of magnificent homes and most have private moorings right on their doorstep. With Penguins, Dolphins, Pelicans and outstanding fishing in the area, life here must be a joy !

Based at the Atrium Hotel, which is a short distance from the World Cup Competition site, the Skiers, Riders and IWWF Officials are now checking in. World Cup Boat Driver Ian Campbell GBR arrived a few minutes ago with the Chief Judge Nikki Lee USA. Nigel Talamo GBR, our experienced World Cup Homologator, is working with the team on the Jump Ramp – and Jump and Shortboard Courses and the Obstacles for the Riders are also now on the water – and it’s only Wednesday ! Thursday will see these complex preparations completed as the various Marquees, TV and Webcast facilities, VIP areas, Equipment storage for the World Cup athletes and seating for the spectators are put in place. As the 30C sunshine continues, nobody is complaining about be cold ! It also makes it very comfortable for those who are up to their necks in the water with anchor ropes, etc.

Tomorrow we hope to confirm the Webcast details so that our worldwide World Cup followers can enjoy

the Wakeboard, Shortboard and Jump events over this coming weekend. With both World Champions and World Record Holders lined up in the very high-quality entry list, capturing these Mandurah World Cup medals will not be easy. World Jump Record Holders Freddy Krueger USA and Natalia Berdnikova BLR have arrived from the successful Moomba Masters in Melbourne last weekend. World Shortboard Record Holder Alaiksei Zharnasek BLR will arrive tomorrow as will World Wakeboard Champion Harley Clifford AUS.

Next to arrive on site will be the MasterCraft boats. As our Boat Sponsor for all 33 World Cup Stops to date, Will Furze and the MasterCraft team are experts at getting this valuable equipment on site in time. With our global World Cup itinerary over these past years, that is really some achievement.

You can also follow details of the World Cup on our FaceBook page – WATERSKI & WAKEBOARD WORLD CUP

Reports will also be available on our International Federation Website