To all National Federations

 Members of Executive Board

All Council, Commission and Committee Members

All Qualified Athletes

2004 World Cup


Dear Friends,


It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the World Cup is again an integral part of our calendar. Let me first thank Jean-Claude Durousseaud and Des Burke-Kennedy from our Marketing and Media Committee and Jeff Chue, our legal adviser, for their unstinting help and guidance over the past year. There is still much work ahead of us to ensure that the IWSF World Cup becomes an unqualified success now and in the future, but this year’s events give us an excellent start. First and foremost we must continue to focus on locating sponsors and partners to help us guarantee that our World Cup becomes a prestigious, worldwide annual series of first class competitions.


I also want to thank the Federations and Organisers involved for their help and cooperation in making the 2004 World Cup a reality, especially Mastercraft as the Official Tow Boat of the World Cup. I am especially pleased that we could add three Wakeboard stops by working closely with the World Wakeboard Council.


A 26 minutes broadcast quality video of each stop will be produced professionally, and Federations interested in offering it to their national TV stations should contact our office in Bologna for more information. Our main goal throughout remains to achieve greater media exposure for our sport and its athletes, and television is the key.


The 2004 World Cup schedule is as follows:


June 19-20   Enghien/France, near Paris  -   Wakeboard men and women

July 24-25    Dubna/Russia, near Moscow  -  3 event men and women

Sept. 11-12       Singapore  -  Wakeboard men and women  - TBC

Sept 3-4      Thorpe Park/Great Britain, near London  -  slalom/jump  men and women - TBC

Oct 2-3       Changshu/China, near Shanghai  -  3 event men and women

Oct 8-10      West Palm Beach, FL/USA  -  3 event men and women

Nov 19/21    Doha/Qatar  -  3 event and Wakeboard  men only


We will keep you regularly informed by email and through our homepages.


Best regards,


Kuno Ritschard, President



Official Towboat