22Dec04 IWSF Address Change - Please take note

22Dec04 2005 World Disabled Championships bulletin 1 now available

Bulletin in Word Format

16Dec04 2004 World Cup Champions Announced

15Dec04 Sun Shines brightly for Qatar World Cup

06Dec04 2005 World Ski Racing Championships Bulletin #1

01Dec04 Qatar Chosen For 2004 Finals Of Waterski And Wakeboard World Cup

27Nov04 2005 World Ski Racing Championships Bulletin

02Nov04 Singapore Opens Downtown Reservoir For HSBC Wakeboard World Cup Stop

01Nov04 HSBC Wakeboard World Cup completed in Singapore

Philip Soven USA and Chen Li Li CHN are the Pro Men and Pro Women's division winners.
Here are the full results

01Nov04 Jaret Llewellyn jumps 73.1 m for a pending World Jump and Overall record

This is the second pending World Record from the McCormick's site in just one week.

27Oct04 2005 World Disabled Championships web site is now on-line

25Oct04 Freddy Krueger jumps 72.1m at McCormick's for a pending record

25Oct04 Singapore Sets Enlightened Precedent For New 2004 Wakeboard World Cup Venue

20Oct04 Major Sponsor HSBC Announced For Singapore Wakeboard World Cup

19Oct04 2004 U.S. Open Water Ski Championships Canceled

The 2004 U.S. Open Water Ski Championships has been canceled due to circumstances beyond the control of USA Water Ski and CCMH Sports, the event manager of the 2004 U.S. Open. The 18th U.S. Open was originally scheduled for Oct. 8-10 in West Palm Beach, Fla., before being postponed to Nov. 19-21 and relocated to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., following the devastation caused by hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne.

18Oct04 USA Team Champions At Biggest Ever Wakeboard World Championships

18Oct04 IWSF Wakeboard World Championships Results

2004 Wakeboard World Championships Team

  1. USA
  2. Australia
  3. Switzerland

2004 Wakeboard World Championships Open Men

  1. Philipp Soven USA
  2. Dean Smith AUS
  3. Morgan Krause RSA

2004 Wakeboard World Championships Open Women

  1. Robbie Rendo ARG
  2. Sheena Price CAN
  3. Andrea Fountain NZE

18Oct04 IWSF Wakeboard World Championships pictures by Roger Ellis

Podium Results

IWSF World Wakeboard Council Official Site Pictures and Results

17Oct04 IWSF Wakeboard World Championships Pictures and Results from the tournament

13Oct04 IWSF Wakeboard World Championships Sees 42% Increase In Competitors!

07Oct04 IWSF President Kuno Ritschard appoints Officials panel for the 2005 World Junior & Senior Barefoot Championships.

07Oct04 WBC issue rule exception for the 2005 World Junior & Senior Barefoot Championships.

04Oct04 Tenacity Proves A Winner For Waterski World Cup China Stop

Impression from the Opening Ceremony

President Kuno Ritschard with Mr. Wei Di, Director for all Water Sports in China

03Oct04 IWSF World Cup in Changshu struggles through bad weather

Only the Men Slalom and Men and Women Trick events were able to have results at the bad weather shortened World Cup Event in Changshu, China.
Chris Parrish USA won the Men's Slalom, Mandy Nightengale USA won the Women's Tricks, and Russell Gay won Men's Tricks
For complete results and pictures visit www.iwsfworldcup.com

Les Todd struggles to get the Mastercraft to safe harbour just after the Men's Trick event was interrupted with two skiers to go. Russell Gay had just finished his 8020 point trick run!

24Sep04 Hurricanes Force Postponement Of U.S. Open

24Sep04 Urgent Announcement for the Wakeboard World Chanpionships - Entry Deadline

See the announcement here

22Sep04 HSBC Wakeboard World Cup Singapore

See the informational poster here

22Sep04 China Rolls Out Red Carpet For Waterskiers And Formula 1 Drivers

20Sep04 EAME Championships Completed in Italy

See the results here

10Sep04 IWSF President Kuno Ritchard's letter to the organizers of the World Junior Championships

10Sep04 World University Championships Overall and Team

2004 World University Water Ski Championships Team

  1. USA
  2. Russia
  3. Australia

2004 World University Water Ski Championships Men Overall

  1. Justin Allen USA
  2. Dane Puxty AUS
  3. Matt Curmi USA

2004 World University Water Ski Championships Women Overall

  1. Regina Jaquess USA
  2. Mandy Nightingale USA
  3. Megan Ross NZL

06Sep04 Emotional Thriller At Londonís Waterski World Cup Stop

05Sep04 World University Championships results complete

IWSF President Kuno Ritschard reports that the finals in men tricks and men and women jumping had to be cancelled due to bad weather.
This would mean that the preliminary round in those events would be used as the final score.

04Sep04 World Cup at Thorpe Lakes

Live Commentary Update here from planetwaterski.com
Dynamic Live Score Update
Live Commentary Update here from the British Water Ski Federation

04Sep04 World University Championships hampered by high winds

IWSF President Kuno Ritschard reports that they started at 7 am with slalom and stopped after tricks due to force 6-8 winds.
Results up to now Winners Podium up to now

03Sep04 World Junior Water Ski Championships completed before Hurricane Frances strikes Florida

2004 World Junior Water Ski Championships Team

  1. Canada
  2. USA
  3. Australia
Complete Podium Display
Complete Results

03Sep04 Preliminary Round of World Junior Championships Completed in one day

Tournament Officials used two lakes to run all of the preliminary round on Thursday in advance of the coming Hurricane Frances. They will run the final round today and finish the tournament.
Preliminary Round Results

Current path projection for Hurricane Frances (click to enlarge)

03Sep04 World University Championships in progress

Results on the event web site here
Press Reports and FISU web site

02Sep04 Weekend of Major International Championships ahead

World University Championships start in Balakovo, Russia

World Junior Championships start in Florida

A major issue here is the threat of bad weather from Hurricane Frances. Tournament officials have a contingency plan to accelerate the schedule to attempt to complete skiing before the projected arrival of the storm.

World Cup at Thorpe Lakes (London) on Saturday

This slalom only event is the next stop in the IWSF's World Cup tour. All of the world's top skiers are there as well as this being the last professional competition for skiing legend Andy Mapple.

31Aug04 World Cup TV Broadcast Schedule for Dubna Part 2

31Aug04 Princes Prove King Ready For London World Cup

31Aug04 World Cup TV Broadcast Schedule announced for UK and Asia

08Aug27 Clementine Lucine FRA Overall World Record ratified

At the French National Championships Clementine skied 1@10.75m, 8110 points, and jumped 52.1 m in round 1 for an overall score of 2903.43 points. The scores have been ratified and the record is now official.

19Aug04 World Junior Championship site unaffected by Florida storms

Lelani Travers of ITS, the host site, reports:
The storm was 35-40 miles east of us we had no storm damage at all, neither did the host hotel. We never even lost power or phone. The Orlando airport is up and running all flights.

18Aug04 London's Double Welcome For Waterski World Cup

17Aug04 World Junior Championships Bulletin #2 -Revised

Entry and payment forms are included - Due August 26

14Aug04 Final World Ranking List is now available

Overall is now available.

14Aug04 World Junior Championships Bulletin #2 now available here

Entry forms are included - Due August 26

12Aug04 Waterskiing And The Olympic Games

10Aug04 China Set To Break All Waterski Broadcast Records

08Aug04 Clementine Lucine FRA sets new Overall World Record

According to reports from the French National Championships Clementine skied 1@10.75m, 8110 points, and jumped 52.1 m in round 1 for an overall score of 2903.43 points.

08Aug04 Latin American Championships being held in Bogota, Colombia

Results - event web site

04Aug04 Russia first to commit to Waterski World Cup 2005

03Aug04 IWSF adopts updated Anti-Doping policy

Click here to view/download (500k)
2004 Prohibited List
Therapeutic Use Exemptions - Standard Application Form
Therapeutic Use Exemptions - Abbreviated Process

29Jul04 Current 2004 World Cup points standings are now available

Click on the "Results" button in the Water Ski World Cup (WSWC) site.
Be sure to check out the Photo Gallery too

28Jul04 Dubna World Cup trick update

28Jul04 World Senior Trophy Results are available here

28Jul04 Dubna World Cup tournament is spectacular!

25Jul04 World Cup Dubna in progress

On-line updates and results on this link
Glenn Campbell GBR and Natalie Hamrick USA are slalom Champions

14Jul04 Program Poster
for the Dubna Festival
including the World Cup

17Jul04 Waterski and Wakeboard on the crest of a wave

12Jul04 Russia Declares Itís Ready For Waterski World Cup

01Jul04 Wakeboard World Championships Bulletin 1 now available

28Jun04 Preliminary World Ranking List is now available

If there are any problems or issues please email to Bob Corson, World Ranking List Chairman
This is the start of the 30 day review period.

26Jun04 Global Exposure for the IWSF comes with the World Cup

26Jun04 Global World Cup TV Scheduling

22Jun04 World Cup stop at Dubna launches its web site

See it here

IWSF President, Kuno Ritschard, thanks the Mayor of Enghien-les-Bains, Mr. Philippe Sueur for the big support of the City to launch the first stop of the World Cup, promising at the end if Enghien-les-Bains wishes, we will be back next year.

21Jun04 Thousands Cheer start of IWSF World Cup in Enghien

Check out more at the World Cup web site

Enghien Photos

(click to enlarge)

Men Winners

Women Winners

Daniel Watkins
Rider of the Year 2003

The crowd at Enghien

21Jun04 2005 Junior - Senior Barefoot Worlds Bulletin 1 now available

Read the doc file here
See the Barefoot Worlds web site here

21Jun04 Results of the first IWSF World Cup stop in Enghien, France

Results from the wakeboard only stop can be seen at http://www.worldwakeboardcouncil.com
Daniel Watkins AUS and Hayley Smith AUS are the winners.

19Jun04 First IWSF World Cup stop starts in Enghien, France

Results from the wakeboard only stop can be seen at http://www.worldwakeboardcouncil.com

16Jun04 Official IWSF World Cup Press Release 2

Seventeen Nations Respond To World Cup 2004

16Jun04 Official Press Conference held for Changshu stop of the World Cup

News about the press conference

Officials, who were present at the meeting. from left to right:
Tang Yaozong, Secretary General of Organizing Committee.
Zhu Xingyuan, Deputy Sec. General of Changshu government
Qian Xianghong, Deputy Mayor of Changshu city
Yu Zaiqing, IOC member, Vice President of China NOC
Xi Youyu, President of CWSA
Xia Xuezhen, Vice President of AA region and CWSA
Liu Jianyong, Sec. General of CWSA

06Jun04 Official IWSF World Cup Press Release

06Jun04 Downtown World Cup Goes Global

Today the IWSF broke a significant record ! As part of the new 2004 Waterski and Wakeboard World Cup programme, a major Media project was also launched. For the first time ever, today we issued a World Cup introduction story to over 11,000 Sports media contacts around the World. We will shortly increase this to 15,000 targeted contacts. As our President Kuno Ritschard has reminded us, there is a cash prize fund at stake this year of over US$ 650,000 at stake and this will be a great boost to our Athletes during the coming months. This new Media project is no flash in the pan - we will issue another 50 stories between now and the end of the year. Watch out, Waterskiing and Wakeboard are coming to town !

06Jun04 Great Britain's World Barefoot Champion Dave Small presented at 10 Downing Street.

Read more ...

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6Jun04 2003 IWSF Skiers of the Year Emma Sheers AUS and Jimmy Siemers USA receive their commemorative plaques

At the recently concluded Chevrolet 45th Masters, the IWSF presented Emma Sheers and Jimmy Siemers with their 2003 Skier of the Year Awards. The awards were presented by Jeffry Armstrong, IWSF Secretary General and Bob Corson, Chairman, IWSF Tournament Council as IWSF President Kuno Ritschard looked on. President Ritschard then presented Emma with her commemorative ring for also being named IWSF Female Athlete of the Year.

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31May04 Andy Mapple announces his retirement from competition at Masters

In an emotional speach puncuated by two standing ovations, Andy Mapple announced his retirement from competition. He will finish his committed tournaments this year. He said that he will stay involved and hopes to help promote water ski competition.

26May04 2004 World Junior Championships Information Bulletin #1 now available

This Bulletin includes the mandatory "intent to Enter" form
Bulletin 1 in WORD format
Bulletin 1 Web Page

21May04 2005 and 2007 World Cable Wakeboard Championships awarded

The 2005 World Cable Wakeboard Championships will be hosted by the Hungarian Water Ski and Wakeboard Federation and will take place in Dunaharaszti (near Budapest) from August 5-8.

The 2007 World Cable Wakeboard Championships will be hosted by the Austrian Water Ski Federation to take place at Feldkirchen (between Salzburg and Vienna), date to be announced.

16May04 The Pan Am Region has a new web site address

Visit the Pan Am Region site for news and information in the Pan Am Region at http://www.panam.iwsf.com

14may04 Questions about the World Seniors Trophy Rules?

Here are your answers

13May04 Help for Federations Having Difficulty Registering Teams for 2004 FISU World University Championships and Important Information

11May04 IWSF President visits World Games site in Duisburg

President Kuno Ritschard inaugurated the National Water Ski and Wakeboard Trainingcenter in Feldberg/Germany (100 km north of Berlin) together with 3 personalities from sport and politic. This new site will be most likely the venue for the 2005 World u21 Championships the weekend before the World Games in Duisburg.

04May04 Asian-Australasian Championships in progress

The traditional Lion Dance was performed at the opening ceremony.
Click here for the event web site with results and news.

03May04 2004 World Senior Trophy Information Bulletin is now available

Web Page Bulletin
WORD Bulletin (600k)

02May04 Water Ski World Cup Intent to Enter process is completed

- read more -

30Apr04 IWSF Presidents meet

At the recent PASO meeting in San Antonio, TX, USA current IWSF President Kuno Ritschard met up with past IWSF Presidents Bilo Oliveras ESP and Andres Botero COL

Left to right:
IWSF President Bilo Oliveras 1983-1991
IWSF President Andres Botero 1991-2001
IWSF President Kuno Ritschard 2001 -

28Apr04 World Cup Stop at Thorpe/GBR agreement is finalized

Everybody seems to be happy after having concluded the agreement for the World Cup stop at Thorpe/GBR.

From left to right: Des Burke-Kennedy, Chairman IWSF Marketing + Media Committee, Steve Lawrence, Managing Director of JB Waterski Limited (owners of the site), Ian Birdsall, CEO MasterCraft Europe, Kuno Ritschard, IWSF President, Gill Hill, Executive Director BWSF, Jean-Claude Duroussead, IWSF Marketing Director

28Apr04 Water Ski World Cup Intent to Enter deadline of May 1 is almost here

Most of the world's top skiers have indicated their intention to enter the IWSF World Cup series of tournaments which will make the competition intense and the World Cup title the most hotly contested ever. This series will also have the first individually contested World Cup Trick title.

26Apr04 Asian Australasian Championships are being held in Zhanjiang, China from May 1-7

21Apr04 Mastercraft To Sponsor The 2004 WWC Wakeboard World Championships

15Apr04 World University Championships Officials appointed by IWSF President Kuno Ritschard

The 2004 FISU World University Water Ski Championships will be held in Balakovo, Russia on September 1-6, 2004

Chief Judge: Sergey Efimushkin(Russia)
Assistant Chief Judge:Nikki Lee (USA)
Chief Driver:Larry Cox (USA)
Chief Calculator:Chris Owen (Ireland)
Assistant Chief Calculator: Faina Shapira (Israel)

Leonid Gubarenko(Russia)
Alain Chevalier(France)
Jim Jaquess(USA)
Leon Larson (USA)
Phil Chase(USA)

Natalia Ryanzina(Russia)

Ricardo Botas (Spain)
Vassily Goriovnov (Russia)

15Apr04 World Junior Championships Officials appointed by IWSF President Kuno Ritschard

The World Junior Championships be being held at Groveland/Florida, Sept 1-5

Chief Judge: Harry De Laat NED
Assistant Chief Judge: Jeff Smith USA
Homologator: Eddie Roberts USA
Chief Scorer: Maritza Concha CHL
Chief Driver: Eric Steiner USA

Camilo Espinel COL
Waldo Miranda CHL
Edgardo Martin ARG
Gavin Kelly GBR
Werner Schicher AUT
Maurizio Alessandro ITA
Bruce Cockburn AUS
Charlotte Melchers USA

Alternate Judge
Steve Gosse CAN

Robert Howerton USA

Waldie Prikulies AUS
George Alexandris GRE

15Apr04 Largest Ever EAME Coaching Seminar in Minsk (BLR)

Participants during the seminar
Read the report on the Seminar by John Wood

Seminar Attendees

12Apr04 Pan Am Region Championships and Congress in Lima, Peru

At the Pan Am Region Congress, new regional officers were elected.

12Apr04 Worldwide TV Schedule released for Moomba Masters

Check for your local listings

12Apr04 IWSF Environmental Handbook is now available on iwsf.com

IWSF Environmental Handbook

06Apr04 Qatar World Cup stop press conferemce held

The IWSF World Cup with the final Menís Water Ski and Wakeboard events in Doha/Qatar has been officially announced at a press conference during the Qatar Sport International exhibition in Doha at the booth of the Qatar Marine Sport Federation.
Kuno Ritschard, IWSF President, shaking hands with Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor Al Thani, QMSF President. On the right Mr.Sami Abu Shaikh, Secretary General of QMSF.

29Mar04 IWSF Launches Water Ski and Wakeboard World Cup web site

Now showcasing the premiere events of the IWSF with tournaments taking place around the globe. Be sure to follow the progress of your favorite athletes as they compete for the coveted title of IWSF World Cup Champion.

29Mar04 2004 World Senior Trophy to be held in France

Read the announcement here.

24Mar04 2004 IWSF Technical Rules and Handbook for Disabled are now available

Links are in the rules section in the left column on this page.

20Mar04 2003 World Ranking List is now official

Qualifying Tournaments
Qualifying Performances (1MB)

16Mar04 Junior Barefoot Water Skier wins Australian Athlete of the Year Award.

Nerissa Wright was recently awarded the the Australian Junior Athlete of the Year award after her recent success at both the Junior and Open World Barefoot Water Ski Championships.

13Mar04 IWSF Secretary General Jeffry Armstrong attends 3rd World Conference on Women and sport

Chantal Amade FRA and Jeffry Armstrong at the 3rd World Conference on Women and sport

Sponsored by the IOC and hosted by the Morocco National Olympic Committee in Marrakech, Morocco March 7-10, the Conference was attended by over 600 delegates representing 137 countries. Jeffry represented the IWSF as Secretary General and Chantal Amade, former IWSF Secretary General, represented the French National Olympic Committee and the European Women and Sport (EWS) as Chairwoman. The Commission is charged by the IOC with elevating women in the decision making process in sports, from grassroots organizations through the IOC Executive Board.

Jeffry and Anita DeFrantz USA The IOC chairperson of the IOC Women and Sport Commission.

12Mar04 2004 IWSF World Cup Announced

Today, IWSF President Kuno Ritschard officially announced the 2004 World Cup, a series of 3 event tournaments and wakeboarding that will take place at sites around the world.

Read the full details in the press release here

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