Less than a week away, the 2019 World Championship looks to be one for the ages.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (November 15, 2019) – In just four days the International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC) will host global IWWF affiliated National Federations for the 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championship. From Tuesday 11/19 to Saturday 11/23 some of the best wakeboarders in the world will compete at the Eastern Mangroves Promenade, Abu Dhabi for the world title. If you’re unable to attend the event you can catch all the action live on the IWWF YouTube channel, you won’t want to miss Centurion Boats team wakeboarders Adam Fields and David O’Caoimh as they hope to bring home titles for their respective National Teams.
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. This incredible achievement is a testament to the evolution of the wake boat, Centurion’s Opti-V hull is the only hull in the industry designed from the ground up to give you the best wakes and ride.
All the action kicks off on November 19th with world class boarders in five age categories looking to prove themselves on the best wakes in the industry. 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. Categories break down as the following:
- U14 – 14 and Under (Boys) & (Girls) 14 years old and under – if you are 14 years or under on December 31st in the current year the event is held
- U18 – 18 years and Under (Junior Men) & (Junior Women) 18 years and under – if you are 18 years or under on December 31st in the current year the event is held
- O30 – 30 Years and Over (Master Men) & (Master Women) 30 years or older on December 31st in the current year the event is held
- O40 – 40 Years and Over (Veteran Men) & (Veteran Women) 40 years or older on December 31st in the current year the event is held
- Open Division (Open Men) & (Open Women) No age restriction
Amy Mauzy, VP of Sales and Marketing for Centurion Boats had this to say, “We feel blessed to have the opportunity to partner with the IWWF for another season. We’re looking forward to attending the event and seeing the best competitors in the world throw down on the best wake in the world. Here’s to another successful World Championship!”
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.”
Tentative Event Schedule*
*Visit the IWWF website for the latest updates.
Watch David O’Caoimh Train for the 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championship:
IWWF World Wakeboard Championship 2018 Open Men’s Finals Highlights
You can find the latest updates for the event on the IWWF website here and on the IWWF social media channels linked below:
IWWF Website: http://iwwf.sport/IWWFWakeboardWorlds2019/
About the International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC): 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. For more information please visit https://adimsc.ae/.
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. For more information please visit http://iwwf.sport/IWWFWakeboardWorlds2019/.
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.