ABU DHABI, UAE (September 19th, 2019) – In just two months the city of Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, will host the 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships. Hosted by Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC), this year’s competition will take place November 19th to the 23rd and will feature the best wakeboarders in the world in five age-group categories for both men and women (14 & Under, 18 & Under, 30 & Over, 40 & Over and Open). The 2020 Centurion Ri237 will pull the event, the model’s third consecutive year doing so. This unique distinction highlights the world’s best qualities in the Ri237’s wave, wake, and ride. It’s these factors that have won the Ri237 ‘best of both worlds’ honors with the model serving as the official towboat of the 2019 World Wake Surf Championship and the 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships.
ADIMSC offers a superb venue for spectacular marine sport action between its base on the Breakwater and the Corniche in the UAE capital. Since 1993 the club has provided a strong organizational base for a wide range of marine sports events and activities which have added to Abu Dhabi’s status as a world-class sporting destination. The club is one of the Middle East’s leading venues for marine sports events at local, national, regional and international level, having hosted rounds of the UIM F1 H20 World Championship, the UIM Class 1 World Powerboat World Championship, the XCAT World Series, and of course the IWWF World Wakeboard Championships.
This year competitors in each division will compete for individual IWWF World titles, in addition each national team will be competing for the overall team championship. Individuals in the Open categories will also be competing for the $50k cash purse. Centurion Boats team wakeboarders Adam Fields, David O’Caoimh, Dallas Friday, and Taylor McCullough all hope to bring home titles for their respective National Teams.
Nuno Eca, IWWF World Wakeboard Council Chairman, had this to say, “We are excited to have Centurion towing another edition of the IWWF World Wakeboard Championships, this time in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The world’s best riders, representing their countries, will be thrilled to get behind the Ri237 again so they can ride at their maximum potential to win individual and team overall titles.”
Amy Mauzy, VP of Sales and Marketing for Centurion Boats commented, “We are excited to have another opportunity to tow the 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships. We extremely value our relationship with the IWWF as well as the continued chance to work with their great organization. Additionally, this type of event gives us a global stage to showcase the dominant performance of Centurion Boats’ wake. We’re excited to see this year’s action and look forward to continuing to support these types of events in the future.”
Provisional Event Schedule*:
|Tuesday, November 19th||Day 1 Competition: Opening Ceremony (evening)|
|Wednesday, November 20th||Day 2 Competition: Open Men & Women Categories Begin|
|Thursday, November 21st||Day 3 Competition|
|Friday, November 22nd||Day 4 Competition|
|Saturday, November 23rd||Day 5 Competition: All Division Finals / Medal Ceremonies & Banquet|
* a tentative event schedule will be posted on the event website after the Intent to Enter and Entry deadlines.
TV highlights from the 10th IWWF World Cable Wakeboard Championships Open Men’s Final:
You can find the latest updates for the event on the IWWF website here and on the IWWF social media channels linked below:
About the IWWF: The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) is the world governing body for towed watersports and has over 90 affiliated Federations worldwide. It was founded in 1946 in Geneva, Switzerland. It is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the sole authority for towed watersports. The IWWF is an affiliate member of the Association of IOC Recognized International Sports Federation (ARISF) and the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF). The IWWF’s sports disciplines include, amongst others, Waterskiing (slalom, tricks & jump), Wakeboard, Cable Wakeboard, Cable Waterskiing, Disabled Waterskiing, Kneeboarding, Show Skiing, Ski Racing, Barefoot Waterskiing & Wakesurfing
About Centurion Boats: Creating the World’s best waves, wakes and ride since 1976, Centurion is a towed water sports boat manufacturer built on innovation and commitment to excellence. As a Correct Craft Company, we are charged with “Making Lives Better”. We embody this phrase with the boats we build along with the lives we live on and off the water. Centurion Boats is the perfect ride every time. To learn more about Centurion Boats, visit www.centurionboats.com.
About Correct Craft: Celebrating 94 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. Focused on “Making Life Better,” the Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, Parker, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, Watershed Innovation and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.