13TH IWSF WORLD BAREFOOT WATER SKIING CHAMPIONSHIPS
AUGUST 20 - 25th, 2002
Wallsee / Austria
The following countries have confirmed their participation in the 2002 World Barefoot Championships:
Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, USA, New Zealand
Those Federations who have not confirmed their participation are requested to do so immediately.
The First Austrian Barefoot Waterski Club is situated in Wallsee, a small village on river Danube, about 40 km from Linz Airport and 130 km from Vienna.
The site hosted the Region EAME Barefoot Championships 2000 and numerous Region EAME Barefoot Challenges over the last years.
The site can be viewed on the homepage of the Wassersportzentrum Wallsee –www.wsz.at.
Official Tournament Towboats
The Malibu Flightcraft Barefooter will be the exclusive towboat of the 2002 World Barefoot Water Skiing Championships.
The main boat - used for Slalom and Tricks - is a 1993 model rigged with a brandnew Mercury 225 outboard. The spare boat is powered by a Yamaha V Pro 200 outboard (carbureted engine).
Official Tournament Towropes
The 2002 World Barefoot Championships official rope supplied for all tournament events (including jump) will be a "coated" Spectra line by US Gear. Handles of this brand will be used for the Jumping and Slalom events.
In accordance with the International Water Ski Federation (IWSF) Anti-Doping Policy, random drug testing may be conducted on any of the competition days. These tests will be administered by the Austrian Anti Doping Committee (OeADC).
Please also return biographical sketches on each participant entered in the competition for both team and individual (Rule C408-3) skiers. Registration will not be complete without this information. In addition, a formal team photograph is requested for publication in the official Media Guide once the IWSF "Intent to Enter" is submitted 60 days prior to the start of competition.
August will be summer for Austria. Temperatures may vary from a minimum of about 15° to a max of about 35° Celsius during the day and 10° to 25° Celsius at night.
A provisional event schedule is enclosed that will be subject to change based on the preliminary number of teams and entries and also by the Chief Judge of the Championships.
The opening/welcoming ceremonies will begin at 7:00 pm on Tuesday August 20nd, followed by a nice buffett for the skiers and officials (free of charge). A Champions Party will begin at 8:00 on Saturday, August 24th (for dinner and one drink € 23,-- will be collected from the skiers and guests).
As detailed in the IWSF/WBC rule book, each team skier will receive 8 minutes familiarization time. After we receive Intent to enter entry forms, a schedule will be finalized and circulated. Individual entrants will receive 2.5 minutes familiarization time for each event entered.
As soon as the definite timetable of the familiarization is established (shortly after July 23rd) it will be sent to you via e-mail.
Authorized by the IWSF Barefoot Council the entry fee for the competition will be € 200 (Euro) each skier for all three events. The entry fee must be paid in euroat the time of registration in Wallsee. The IWSF will designate a person in charge of collecting these fees on site. No skier will be allowed to ski without paying the entry fee.
The enclosed Entry Forms have to be signed by your federation´s president and are to be returned before July 23rd to Bernhard´s fax: ++43 2243 80668. The Definitive Entry Forms are due at August 17th, 08:00 AM. Penalty fees will be charged for delays.
All contestants will have to sign the indemnity form prior to the start of the training.
Shuttle transportation to and from the airports for the officials and the IWSF Barefoot Council members will be provided with the provision that at least 2 weeks advance notice of flight details are given.
Transportation for the teams will not be provided in general.
In case you need to be picked from the airport, etc. please contact Bernhard (see below).
During the day lunches for the teams will be offered at the site for reasonable prices.
Officials rooms are being reserved. The costs will be paid from Tuesday night to Monday morning.
Rooms for the WBC Members are being reserved from Monday on.
Teams please contact Ms. Schuster at the region´s tourist agency:
Mostviertel Tourismus GmbH
Adalbert Stifter-Strasse 4
phone: ++437416 52191
All teams are responsible for paying their own accommodations.
The address for correspondence on this competition is:
fax: ++43 2243 80668
mobile: ++43 664 28 63 523
Chief Judge: Claire WILLARD AA (NZL)
Assistant Chief Judge: Hilmar WEHNER EAME (FRA)
Homologator: Enrico "Chico" COHEN EAME (BEL)
Scorers: Andy HARRIS (Chief) EAME (GBR)
Karen BOURKE AA (NZL)
Other Officials Present ALL (ALL)
Judges: Dale STEVENS PanAm (USA)
Dawn HARTMAN FARRELL PanAm (USA)
Birte HOLTER EAME (NOR)
Rob MOLENKAMP EAME (NED)
Steffi KIRSCH EAME (GER)
Candido MOZ EAME (ITA)
Brian PRICE AA (AUS)
John PRICE AA (AUS)
Drivers: Tad HONSINGER PanAm (USA)
Rob McGLENNON EAME (GBR)
Sam PACE (Chief) AA (AUS)
Reserve Drivers: Gerdy BONGAERTS EAME (BEL)
Lewis McNABB AA (NZL)
Just contact me in case you have any further questions!
Secretary General, OeWSV
TUESDAY; JULY 23, 2002
Last chance for Entry Forms!
SATURDAY; AUGUST 17, 2002
8:00 AM – The Definitive Entry Forms are due!
TUESDAY; AUGUST 20, 2002
World Barefoot Council Meeting #1
8:00 AM Site Familiarization
Team Managers´ Meeting & Officials Seminar/Meeting
7:00 PM Opening Ceremonies + Buffet
WEDNESDAY; AUGUST 21, 2002
8:00 AM Continuation of Site Familiarization
Start of Competition
Group D Male Tricks
Group C Male Slalom
Group B Female Jump
Group D Male Jump
THURSDAY; August 22, 2002
7:00 A.M. Competition
Group B Male Slalom
Group D Male Slalom
Group B Male Tricks
Group C Male Jump
Group B Female Slalom
Group C Male Tricks
Group A Female Jump
FRIDAY; August 23, 2002
7:00 AM Start of Competition.
Group B Male Tricks
Group A Male Slalom
Group B Male Jump
Group A Male Tricks
Group B Female Tricks
Group A Female Slalom
Group A Male Jump
SATURDAY; August 24, 2002
SEMI FINAL ROUNDS - ALL EVENTS
8:00 Start of Competition
8:00 PM Champions Party (Admission € 23,-)
SUNDAY; August 25, 2002
Boat Parade Female Slalom
FINALS - Female Slalom
Boat Parade Male Slalom
FINALS - Male Slalom
Boat Parade Female Tricks
FINALS - Female Tricks
Boat Parade Male Tricks
FINALS - Male Tricks
Boat Parade Female Jump
FINALS - Female Jump
Boat Parade Male Jump
FINALS - Male Jump
ALL EVENT SCHEDULING SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Additional (unofficial) training!
Wednesday, August 14 to Friday, August 16,
09:00 am – 06:00pm
training times on the site of the Barefoot Worlds 2002 in Wallsee will be available.
Not more than 3 hours per nation can be booked by the Federations on a first come-first served basis.
Costs per hour: euro 250,--
Please contact Bernhard Tusch (preferably via e-mail):
fax: +43 1 8796857