LINYI & SHANGHAI ROLLING OUT THE RED CARPET AGAIN FOR OUR WORLD CUP
All the World Cup focus will be on China over the coming three weeks. Both our Riders and Skiers are delighted to be returning to these two great cities in celebration of our 44th and 45th World Cup Stops – and extraordinary achievement for any sporting Series. MasterCraft also will provide the competition boats yet again and hats off to them as they have supported our World Cup right from the very beginning back in 2004 and you can just imagine what those global logistics challenges were along the way to get the boats on site.
First up will be the City of Linyi on September 26/27. This will be a WAKEBOARD event. The Entry List already includes 10 of the top Pro Women in the world today – and 18 of the top Pro Men. It is one of the best we have seen for some time. For most, it will be a welcome return to this wonderful site with its own purpose built grandstand right on the banks of the Yi River in Downtown Linyi. With it’s 2,400 year history, this special location first hosted a World Cup Stop back in 2011. With the full support of our friends at the Chinese Water Ski Association and the City of Linyi, huge crowds are expected to enjoy this second last World Cup Stop of 2015.
Last time around, this World Cup / YiHe Open Championships was dominated by Australian Riders – taking six of the eight available medals. As Australia’s World Cup Stars Bec Gange (injured) and Amber Wing (new baby) will not take part this time, it might be difficult to repeat that major achievement this time around. However, with Harley Clifford, Tony Iacconi, Cory Teunissen and Chloe Mills on the Starting List, watch out for more Oz Magic !
With so many outstanding Riders joining us in Linyi, this will truly be a battle of the giants. Shota Tezuka JPN, David O’Caoimh IRL, Massi Piffaretti ITA, Daniel Powers USA, Nikita Martyanov RUS, Raimi Merritt USA, Carro Djupsjo SWE, Nicola Butler USA , Ashley Leugner CAN and many others will all push the Ozzies to their absolute limit.
While we will not have a live Webcast this time, our Linyi TV Show will be distributed globally shortly after these World Cup Stops in China. Watch out for Broadcast details in your area over the coming weeks.
More news on our Shanghai World Cup Stop shortly …..
WORLD CUP Highlights will also be uploaded to YouTube
WORLD CUP Photos & Updates on Facebook
The Timetable for our Linyi World Cup Stop / YiHe Open Championships is as follows :
(watch out for any last minute changes on site)
FRIDAY Sept 25th
12.00-17.30 – Official Practice
SATURDAY Sept 26th
09.30 – 10.30 – Opening Ceremony & Waterski Show
10.30 – 11.45 – Pro Women Wakeboard Semi-Finals
13.30 – 15.30 – Pro Men Wakeboard Quarter Finals
16.15 – 17.30 – Pro Men Wakeboard LCQ
SUNDAY Sept 27th
09.00 – 09.45 – Pro Women Wakeboard LCQ
09.45 – 10.15 – Waterski Show
10.15 – 11.30 – Pro Men Wakeboard Semi Finals
14.00 – 14.45 – Pro Women Wakeboard FINAL
14.45 – 15.30 – Pro Men Wakeboard FINALS
15.30 – 166.30 – Waterski Show
16.30 – 17.00 – World Cup Award Ceremony