March 9, 1999

 

 

 

To: All IWSF Federations

IWSF Executive Board

IWSF Disabled Council President & Members

 

THE 1999 WORLD DISABLED CHAMPIONSHIPS

SPONSORED BY FORD MOTOR CO

SUPPORTED BY THE LOTTERY SPORTS FUND

Sunday 22nd August - Sunday 29th August 1999

Heron Lake, England.

BULLETIN #1

 

The British Federation and the British Disabled Water Ski Association look forward to welcoming teams to the World Disabled Championships in England in August 1999.

This first bulletin is being circulated to all IWSF Federations, but please note that subsequent bulletins will only be sent to Federations who return the Intention to Enter Form (attached) to the organisers at least three months before the event (by 23rd May).

COMPETITION VENUE

Heron Lake, Hythe End, Wraysbury, Near Staines, Middlesex, England TW19 6HW

Tel +44 1784 483664 Fax +44 1784 482747

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Sunday 22nd August

Arrival and Registration of teams

Monday 23rd August

Classification & familiarisation

Tuesday 24th August

Familiarisation

Wednesday 25th August

Familiarisation

Wednesday 25th August

Opening Ceremony

Thursday 26th August

Preliminary Rounds

Friday 27th August

Preliminary Rounds

Saturday 28th August

Final Rounds

Sunday 29th August

Final Rounds

Sunday 29th August

Closing Banquet

NEAREST AIRPORT

London Heathrow is approximately 10 miles from Heron Lake. The journey time from Heathrow to Heron Lake may take approx. 30 minutes

 

AREA MAP

See attached map for location of Heron Lake.

 

BOATS

The exclusive tow boats for the Championships will be1999 Correct Craft fuelled by LPG.

 

OFFICIAL HOTEL

Renaissance Hotel

Heathrow Airport

Tel: +44 181 897 6363

Fax +44 181897 1113

Credit cards:

Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Diners

PREFERENTIAL HOTEL RATE FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Per night PER ROOM including bed breakfast and dinner

Single

70

Double

105

To obtain this preferential rate ALL BOOKINGS must be made through the organisers (and not directly with the hotel.)

A booking form will be sent out with the next bulletin.

Please direct any accommodation queries (e.g. accessibility issues) to:

Maggie Bozdan

Fax: +44 1295 712899

Tel. No. +44 1295 711970 (daytime)

+44 1608 644235 (evenings)

Email: yrr87@dial.pipex.com

 

CAMPING / CARAVANS

There is limited camping available at Heron Lake, but there are NO cooking or washing facilities.

There is a fully equipped commercially run camp-site three or four miles away at Chertsey. Please contact them directly for more details and bookings. The Laleham Camping Club is available for those wishing to camp. Telephone +44 1932 564149.

AUDIO SLALOM

The Mark 4b Bat Blaster (supplied by British Disabled Water Ski Association) will be used.

 

ENTRY FEES:

An entry fee of 25 per skier per event will be charged as agreed by the IWSF.

The entry fee must be paid on arrival in local currency. Note - if a skier's entry fee has not been paid by the start of the preliminary round they may not be allowed to participate.

 

LUNCHES

As required by the IWSF Obligations lunches for all team members and officials will be provided on site each day of the Championships.

 

INTENTION TO ENTER

If you are intending to send a team to these Championships please complete the enclosed form and return it to British Water Ski immediately and in any case prior to 23rd May 1999.

 

ENTRY FORMS

Will be included in Bulletin No. 2

 

TRANSPORT

Transportation will be provided by the organisers between the Airport and the Hotel. Teams are requested to notify their arrival time in advance in order that arrangements can be made.

A shuttle bus will be provided between the Hotel and the lake during the day.

Note that there is a car parking charge of 4.50 a night at the hotel and parking at the site is limited, so we do not recommend people to hire cars.

There is a good underground service from Heathrow to Central London.

 

CAR / MINIBUS RENTAL

All major car rental firms have desks at Heathrow Airport

Group A (sub-compact) cars will cost around 150 to hire for 8 days.

An 8 seater people carrier (Ford Galaxy) will cost around 600 for the same period.

 

BIBS:

Sponsors advertising bibs will be required to be worn by competitors.

 

VISAS

Check with your local British Embassy to determine if visas are required to enter the UK.

 

TRAINING

Apart from limited evening skiing the competition site will not be available for training before familiarisation. There are, however, many water ski sites within 30 minutes drive of Heathrow. All of those listed below have slalom courses although, as indicated most do not have inner courses or fully adjustable jumps. The contact numbers provided are for the relevant club secretary, who can provide more details.

Blackwater Valley Watersports (no jump available)

Tel: +44 1252 871182

Fax + 44 1252 877337

   

Denham Waterski Club (no jump available)

Tel: +44 1895 820007

Fax +44 1895 820007

   

Isis Aqua Ski club (1.5m jump)

Tel: +44 1189 724647

Fax + 44

   

Princes Water Ski Club (1.5m jump)

Tel: +44 1784 256153

Fax + 44 1784 255568

   

Thames Valley Ski (inner/outer course and 1.25m/1.5m jump) )

Tel: +44 1753 581158

Fax: + 44 1753 580987

   

John Battleday Water Ski @ Thorpe Ski (1.5m jump)

Tel: +44 870 606 1270

Fax: + 44 1932 568550

 

SECRETARIAT ADDRESS

The contacts for the Championships are as follows:-

Intention to Enter and Entry Forms

Accommodation

British Water Ski

390 City Road

London

EC1V 2QA

Maggie Bozdan

Fax + 44 171 837 5879

Tel: + 44 171 833 2855 ext. 30

Or + 44 860 782226

Email gill@bwsf.co.uk

Fax: +44 1295 712899

Tel. No. +44 1295 711970 (daytime)

+44 1608 644235 (evenings)

Email: yrr87@dial.pipex.com

 

If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

GILLIAN HILL

EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

 

 

THE 1999 WORLD DISABLED CHAMPIONSHIPS

SPONSORED BY FORD MOTOR CO

SUPPORTED BY THE LOTTERY SPORTS FUND

Sunday 22nd August - Sunday 29th August 1999

Heron Lake, England.

 

INTENTION TO ENTER

 

 

The _____________________________ Federation intends to enter a team to the 1999

World Disabled Championships.

 

We expect our team to consist of:-

________ Male skiers

________ Female skiers

________ Team Officials

________ Individual Entries

 

Our date and approximate time of arrival will be _________________________________

 

We anticipate we shall need the following hotel accommodation:-

________ Single rooms ________ Twin rooms (2 beds)

_________ Double Rooms (1 large bed)

 

This form to be returned to

British Water Ski

390 City Road

London

EC1V 2QA

Fax. +44 171 837 5879

AS SOON AS POSSIBLE & PRIOR TO 23rd May 1999