To all National Federation

2005 Tournament World Championships

Dear Friends,

It gives me great pleasure to announce that the 2005 Tournament World Championships will be hosted by the Chinese Water Ski Federation in Tianjin, China on a date yet to be defined, but most likely in the second half of September.

Tianjin, where the successful first University Worlds were held, is only one hour away from Beijing, and there are enough hotel rooms only 200 meters from the lake.

Together with the Chinese Federation,the Tianjin Government and the VANKE Group as main sponsor will once again be responsible for organizing this event. They did an exceptional job for the University Worlds, and their experience along with a good dose of precision and friendliness are a guarantee for a prestigious and memorable World Championships.

Please make this information available to your members, this event combined with a visit to some of China's treasures will make for the experience of a lifetime!

More details will be presented at our Congress in Florida, where I hope to see many of you.

Best regards,

Kuno Ritschard

IWSF President