BULLETIN 2 FOR 2007 WAKEBOARD WORLDS
Message from Neil Harris - Chairman of the Wakeboard Council
Attention - Bulletin in body of email,below Neil's message
Dear Federation Contacts and Team Captains,
The attached Bulletin contains all information you now require to proceed with your 2007 IWSF Wakeboard World championships preparations.
The Bulletin contains information about the venue, visas, hotel, transport and car rental.
Also we have information about car rental and Unofficial Training has been arranged on the Saturday and Sunday prior to the event. Please read information carefully and contact me for a booking.
MOST IMPORTANT ALL ENTRY FEES AND TRAINING FEES ARE TO BE PAID AT RIDER REGISTRATION IN USD CASH ONLY.
Once rider inscription forms are completed I will forward each federation a list of riders and class break up.The sooner we get information back the sooner we can forward information to the federations.
Chairman Wakeboard World Council
2007 Wakeboard World Championships Event CoOrdinator.
IWSF Wakeboard World Championships
30th October – 2nd November
IWSF Wakeboard Welcome
This bulletin contains all booking information for the IWSF Wakeboard World Championships 2007. I am delighted to advise that we have 22 countries confirmed and 154 riders entered into this 7th biannual wakeboard world championships.
We have been busy securing the site, hotel, transport and car rental. This second bulletin for the 7th IWSF World Wakeboard Championships contains all the information you need to enter the World Championships in Doha Qatar.
We have confirmed entries from Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Ireland, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Italy, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, United State of America, and United Arab Emirates.
It is still not too late to encourage independent riders from your country to enter and be part of such an international event.
The following information needs to be filled out and sent to the appropriate authority
The map below shows the distance that the hotel is from the Diplomatic Club. The travel time is approximately 30 minutes by car.
There will be a free shuttle service operating between the hotel and the event site at regular intervals. It is very sfae and easy to travel in Doha if you decide to rent a car.
MARRIOTT HOTEL INFORMATION AND BOOKING FORM
All Bookings must be completed by 30th September 2007 to ensure the special rate. Fill in the hotel booking form below and email to :
Minelli Dekretser (Marriott), firstname.lastname@example.org
We have secured a car rental agreement with SELECT TRANSPORT SOLUTIONS
When Booking you must quote the following reference number SCLT/MN/409/07
Select Transport have an office in the Marriott Hotel.
SUBJECT: LEASE & RENTAL VEHICLES
I have received the following quote, they also have regular sedans :
TYPE OF VEHICLE
MITSUBISHI BUS L300 12 SEATER.
Honda Odyssey 7 seater
Trail Blazer 7 seater 4X4
The above rates include:
1. Unlimited mileage.
2. Maintenance, which includes servicing at every 5000 kms and repairs of electrical and mechanical parts, which have been caused by “normal wear and tear” on the vehicle, will be paid by SELECT TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS.
3. Comprehensive Insurance with Personal Accident covers subject to the terms and conditions of the Insurance Policy. The Hirer is liable for QR2000/- of claims resulting from each accident in which the vehicle may be involved and will be QR4000/- for the total lost If Hirer is at fault.
4. Replacement vehicle will be provided when the rented vehicle is in for service or repair.
5. Should the lease be terminated ahead of the scheduled date, and then the hirer is liable for a cancellation charge at the rate of one quarter of the balance of rental installments payable from the date of termination to the scheduled date of completion of the contract period.
6. Payment: should be made monthly in advance.
7. Validity of Quotation: One week from the date of issue.
The unit of currency is the Qatar Riyal, which is divided into 100 Dirhams.
Currency is issued by the Qatar Central Bank. Denominations are issued as follows:
Qatar Riyals: 1,5,10, 30, 100 and 500 Dirhams: 25 and 50
The US Dollar is fixed against the Qatar Riyal $1=QR 3.65
DO I NEED A VISA:
YES. Visa can be obtained at the airport at customs desk. Check with your travel agent.
Visa are issued directly at the airport in Qatar. Payment with VISA or MASTERCARD (no American Express) for the following nationalities:
USA, Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Finland, Spain, Monaco, The Vatican, Iceland, Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, South Korea.
All others can obtain their visa through the Qatar Marine Sport Federation mentioning WORLD CUP. They have to send them a copy of the passport by email in electronic format or by fax and add the following information:
Date of birth
Country of residence
Contact details for Qatar Marine Sports Federation,
Tel: + (974) 4379744
Fax :+ (974) 4434753
EVENT ENTRY FEES
The Entry fee per rider is USD $170.00 this includes opening ceremony and Final night banquet.
For guests attending who are not riders a cost of dinner fee will be charged TBA.
All payments must be made in $USD CASH ONLY
There will be NO Credit card facilities available for event entries or training, all payments must be made in cash.
There will now be an unofficial practice for 2 days only at a cost of USD $20 per rider. Each country will be allocated time accordingly to their entries.
Practice will be Saturday 27th October and Sunday 28th October.
Event commences Tuesday 30th October. No other practice times will be granted.
Practice can be paid for upon arrival.
The IWSF World Wakeboard Council have now finalized out international panel of judges and officials and the event officials are as follows:
Chief Judge Nuno Almeida d' Eça EAME
Assistant Chief Judge Muhammad (Hardy) Suhardi AA
Chief Calculator Sue Creedy EAME
Assistant Calculator Janifer Ellis PANAM
Judging Panel Graham Creedy EAME Andy Nash AA Kevin Michaels PANAM
Colin Hart EAME Rocky Lok AA Lockey Price PANAM
Johan Callebert EAME Mohamad Suhardi AA Marcus Friedrich PANAM
Chief Driver Martin James EAME Bill Clifford AA Dan Levine PANAM
Event Organizer Neil Harris
Event Co Ordinator Brenda Harris
Safety Officer Paul Fong
Commentator Kristin Bauer
OFFICIAL TOW BOAT
All riders must be recognized by their federation. Team and Individual Entries will be accepted. All riders or teams must fill in an intent to enter form as attached.
To be eligible for 2007 and 2008 World Cup you must compete in the IWSF wakeboard World Championships.
There will be the following events during the week of the worlds.
The organizers of the 7th IWSF World Wakeboard Championships look forward to you there.
In addition to the World Championships there will be two other events held, the 2nd Annual Arab Wakeboard Championships and the final stop of the Wakeboard World Cup. The Wakeboard World Cup will be held on Saturday 3rd November and will have a cash prize purse of USD $ 60,000.00. This event will be the final stop for the 2007 series and will highlight the talents of the worlds’ elite riders.
IWSF Wakeboard World Championships 2007
Rider Registration: Marriott Hotel Friday 26th October 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Saturday 27th October 12.00pm – 7.00pm
Sunday 28th October 12.00pm – 7.00pm
Monday 29th October 10.00am – 1.00pm
World Wakeboard Council Meeting Marriott Hotel Saturday 27th October 10.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday 28th October 10.00am – 5.00pm
Unofficial Practice (Paid at Rider registration) Saturday 27th October 9.00am – 6.00pm
Sunday 28th October 9.00am – 6.00pm
Monday October 29th 2007 (Marriott Hotel)
Tuesday October 30th 2007
Wednesday October 31st 2007
Thursday November 1st 2007
Friday November 2nd 2007
Saturday 3rd November 2007
Times and schedule subject to change