Thirty thousand spectators are expected to travel from Moscow, Tver, Dmitrov and Klin to the beautiful city of Dubna on July 24th / 25th. The attraction is the next Stop of the Waterski World Cup.

The World’s highest ranked Waterski athletes from seventeen countries are listed. Included are the current World Champions – Freddy Krueger USA / Jump, Emma Sheers (AUS) / Jump & Slalom and Jimmy Siemers (USA) Tricks & Overall. Other Stops to come include Great Britain, Singapore, China, USA and Qatar. MasterCraft, Waterski World Cup sponsors, will again supply the competition boats.

Dubna, renowned internationally for it’s academic facilities and research centres, was chosen by the International Waterski Federation for very good reasons. Located just 100km from Moscow, the city’s Mayor, Mr Valery Prokh and Governor Gromov of the Moscow Region, have adopted a plan to make Dubna a national centre for Watersports. Situated on the Volga River, a new special Water Stadium will be completed by July 16th for the event. A new hi-tech Waterski Jump Ramp will also be installed. Following this Waterski World Cup Stop, the venue will also host the Formula 2000 Power Boat World Championships.

Dubna has an outstanding history in the sport of Waterskiing. The City’s Waterski Training School has produced many champions over several decades – including Natalia Rumjantzeva who set five World Tricks Records in a four year period.

The Government of Moscow Region, the City of Dubna and local company Akrilan, are the main sponsors. Akrilan is a national market leader in the production of quality hydormassage baths and shower enclosures. It’s nearby factory is a significant employer. Board Chairman, Igor Gorelov, stated ‘ We have a social responsibility to Dubna where our factory is located and we want everybody here to enjoy the excitement of this Waterski World Cup Stop’. Also expected to attend are the Chairman of the Russian Olympic Committee, the head of the Russian Sports Ministry and the former Prime Minister, Sergey Stepashin.

Following the awarding of the US$100,000 Cash Prizes to the athletes, the population of Dubna will be treated to a special Fireworks display on the Volga River and an open air Rock Concert. The expected air temperature of 25 °C will certainly be raised when the Waterski World Cup comes to town !

CONTACT : Des Burke-Kennedy, Media Chairman, International Waterski Federation

Official Towboat Sponsor for 2004 World Cup