TO ALL FEDERATIONS
Arrangements for the 2004 - 14th IWSF World Barefoot Water
Ski Championships to be held at the
Could all Federations who have not advised their intention to compete, please do so immediately.
To-date we have received notification from the following Federations
Preparation of the site at the
February is one of the hottest months in this part of
Air Travel Arrangements and Airports
wishing to fly to the closest Regional airport, this will be
Officials & WBC Delegates
Transport pick up at designated times will be provided from Albury airport only
on Sunday and Monday proceeding the Championships and back to Albury airport on
the Monday following the Championships. No transport will be provided by the
Teams will be required to make their own transport arrangements.
Hire Cars To-date we have been unable to finalise a deal with any hire companies. We are still working on this task and if successful will immediately advise all Federations.
Motel to Site Regular transport to and from the Mulwala Water Ski Club and the adjacent officials hotel/s to and from the ski site will be provided by the LOC.
The officials hotel/s are the Murray River
Motel and Capricorn Motel located in the
As Yarrawonga/Mulwala is a tourist area, general accommodation is quickly being booked. We strongly recommend that Federations book their accommodation prior to Xmas via the Mulwala-Yarrawonga Tourism office Ph: 61 (3) 5744 1989 or e-mail email@example.com or direct with the respective motel via the contact details listed at the bottom of the Bulletin. As a guide, room rates for good quality motel (hotels) accommodation range from A$60 to A$100 per night. Condominiums (2-6 people) at the Lake Edge Resort are approximately A$220 per night.
Full on-site catering offering a variety of meals will be provided at reasonable costs. Officials will be provide lunch free of charge.
The Mulwala Ski Club and adjacent Services Clubs offer excellent low cots meals. There are also a number of pubs in Yarrawonga/Mulwala offering counter meals and restaurants offering a choice of menus.
currently being finalised for the appointment of tow boats for the Championships.
Every effort is being made to wrap up these negotiations by
We can advise the boats will outboards powered by Mercury 200hp motors. The boats being considered have both been used at Australian National Championships and fully meet the World Rules.
The official tow lines will be Spectra lines, the same used for the Snr
Mens Jump event finals at the recent 2003 World Championships, which were
Training on the site will be available using the tournament boats. The boats will be hired with a driver at the cost of A$150 per hour including fuel. Reservations will be based on a first come, first serve basis and are to be booked via Gavin Wright firstname.lastname@example.org or 61 (3) 57624003 A/H.
A number of Federations have already booked time on the site so we would recommend you contact Gavin as soon as possible.
Private training facilities are available as detailed below.
These individuals have offered their facilities as a means of assisting our visitors gain time on the water, as many will be coming from winter in their home countries.
A reminder that ALL team skiers will be required to pay an entry fee of US$200 per skier. This fee will provide free entry to the site, Welcoming Function and Presentation Banquet.
Independent skiers will pay US$120 for a single event, US$160 for two events and US$200 for three events. This fee will provide free entry to the site, Welcoming Function and Presentation Banquet. We will advise payment details in Bulletin No 3.
Skiers not members of the Australian Water Ski Federation will be required to pay a compulsory insurance levy of A$50 which is approximately 33 Euro or US dollars.
Please find attached the Preliminary Entry form, which are required to be sent to the Chairman of WBC,
Chairman of your Region Barefoot Council and most importantly the Organizing
Ideally we would appreciate if Federations could fax or e-mail your entries prior to Xmas to Brian Price B.J.Price@bigpond.com or FAX 61(3) 9420 3764.
A number of functions are being arranged throughout the Championships and will include:
The Opening Ceremony will be held Tuesday evening
At the conclusion of the opening ceremony a smorgasbord type meal will be provided to all skiers, officials, IWSF & WBC Delegates, VIPs and supporters who have purchased a Welcoming Dinner ticket. Cost of these tickets will be A$30.
A skiers Aussie BBQ will be held on the Saturday night of the competition. This event will be open for everyone to attend and the cost is a very reasonable A$20 per person and includes a raffle ticket in a $250 - 1st prize draw, with a limit of 100 tickets per draw. Yes, 1 in 100 chance of winning $250.
The Awards Ceremony and Banquet will be held at the Mulwala Ski Club on Sunday night. Official uniforms are to be worn by Teams and Officials. A three-course sit down meal will be provided to all skiers, officials, IWSF & WBC Delegates, VIPs and supporters who have purchased an Awards Banquet ticket. Cost of these tickets will be A$60.
A live band will provide entertainment and enable skiers, officials and guests to party the night away until . We look forward to a fantastic closing for the Championships.
The Bulletin will be sent to all IWSF Federations. If desired we can also send copies of official correspondence direct the nominated Barefoot Division contact in the Federation.
Please advise the Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee Brian Price B.J.Price@bigpond.com the e-mail address of the contact for your Federation. This will allow the efficient distribution of future Bulletins and information to the nominated Barefoot Team representative.
In accordance with International Water Ski Federation (IWSF) Anti Doping Policy, drug testing may be undertaken by the Australian Sports Drug Agency on any day of the competition.
Visa Entry Requirements
Some countries require a Visa to enter
Motel/Hotel Phone Fax
Murray River Motel 61 (3) 5744 1245 61 (3) 5743 3241
Capricorn Motor Inn 61 (3) 5744 3813 61 (3) 5744 3816
Lakeview Motel 61 (3) 5744 1555
Ashleigh Court Motor
Central Motor Inn 61 (3) 5744 3817
Mulwala Paradise Palms Motel 61 (3) 5743 2555