Rieti, Italy (January 22, 2020) – The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation’s (IWWF) Executive Board has approved the bid for the 2021 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships to be held in Rieti, Italy.

The event will be organised by the Italian Waterski & Wakeboard Federation, in collaboration with Club Nautico Varco Sabino Wave (CNVS WAVE), from 19th to 24th July 2021.

Riders will compete for IWWF World titles in ten age-group categories for both men and women (14 & Under, 18 & Under, 30 & Over, 40 & Over and Open) and team overall title.  The event will offer a $50,000 cash purse to riders competing in the Open Men’s & Women’s category.

Mr. Luciano Serafica, President of the Italian Waterski & Wakeboard Federation, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen to host the 2021 IWWF World Wakeboard Championship in the fantastic setting of Lago del Salto, unique for its characteristics that makes it one of the most sought-after spots for organizing high level sporting events.”

The IWWF World Wakeboard Championships was last held in Italy in 2011 and Team Italy last won the Team Overall title in 2015.  The event venue for the 2021 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships, CNVS WAVE, has hosted the IWWF European & African Wakeboard Championships twice in 2004 and 2018.

Jose Antonio Perez Priego, President of IWWF, said: “We are very excited the IWWF World Wakeboard Championships are returning to Italy. The venue at Lago del Salto will see the world’s best riders challenging each other at the highest level of competition.”

The official towboat brand of the 2021 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships is Centurion Boats. “With the amazing surge of European demand for Centurion Boats, we could not be more pleased with the announcement of the IWWF Wakeboard Worlds being held in Italy this summer. As the official tow boat, the new Centurion Ri245 will for the first time pull the world’s greatest athletes to wakeboarding’s highest prize on an international stage. I can’t think of a better place to make history with the IWWF than in Reiti, Italy. We are so honoured and excited to be there.” Amy Mauzy, Vice President of Sales and Marketing Centurion & Supreme Boats.

The IWWF will continue to monitor the world-wide coronavirus situation while the Italian Waterski & Wakeboard Federation advises on event and travel restrictions leading up to the event.  Federations will be informed ahead of time if there will be a change.

Provisional Schedule

Date Events
Saturday, 17th July Official Familiarisation
Sunday, 18th July Official Familiarisation
Monday, 19th July Official Familiarisation Team Managers’ Meeting (evening)
Tuesday, 20th July Day 1 Competition Opening Ceremony (evening)
Wednesday, 21st July Day 2 Competition Open Men & Women Categories Begin
Thursday, 22nd July Day 3 Competition
Friday, 23rd. July Day 4 Competition
Saturday 24th July Day 5 Competition – All Finals Medal Ceremonies & Final Night Banquet

* a tentative event schedule will be posted on the event website after the Intent to Enter and Entry deadlines

This release was originally published on the IWWF website here.

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