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Lake County Selected To Host 2021 IWWF World Waterski Championships

ROBOTROBOT Posts: 338 Administrator
Groveland, FL (November 18, 2020) – The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) has announced that the 2021 IWWF World Waterski Championships will be held in Lake County, Florida. The biennial event will feature an expected field of more than 200 water skiers representing 35 countries and will be hosted at the Jack Travers Water Ski School on October 11-17, 2021.

After an 18-year wait, the IWWF World Waterski Championships will be back in the USA.

“We are thrilled to host the 75th Anniversary edition of the IWWF World Waterski Championships in Florida, the birth place and waterski capital of the world, at one of the premier venues so athletes can perform to the best of their abilities.” said Jose Antonio Perez Priego, President of IWWF.

“As the National Governing Body for the sport in the United States, we are thrilled to host this global event here in Florida,” said Tim Cullen, President of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports. “For competitive three-event water skiers this is the marquee event on the competition schedule.”

The 2021 event will include a week of meetings for IWWF’s Bureau, Executive Board and World Congress, as well as an International Hall of Fame Awards ceremony concluding the week’s festivities.

“On behalf of our partners at Visit Lake and Jack Travers Water Ski School, we are excited to welcome the 2021 IWWF World Waterski Championship to Lake County,” said Jason Siegel, President & CEO of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission. “Our community looks forward to providing a safe and exciting environment for the skiers and their families who are traveling to compete in this prestigious event.”

“Lake County ‘Real Florida, Real Close’ is proud to welcome the 2021 IWWF World Waterski Championship to our community,” said Leslie Campione, Commissioner and Chairman of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners. “Jack Travers Water Ski School is the perfect location to host this world-class event as well as Celebrate 75 years of successes for the IWWF.”

The 2021 IWWF World Waterski Championships will be exclusively towed by the award-winning Ski Nautique.

About Greater Orlando Sports Commission
GO Sports is a private, non-profit organization established to attract and manage sports-related events, conferences and activities that drive positive economic development in the City of Orlando, Lake County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Seminole County. Founded in 1993, the organization has hosted or co-hosted more than 1,450 events in the Greater Orlando area with a total economic impact exceeding $1.9 billion in spending within the community. For more information, please visit

About The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF)
The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) is the world governing body for towed water sports 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 and Wakesurfing. For more information, please visit
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  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 3,080 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I guess the world is going to Get Jacked!
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 2,388 Mega Baller
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 3,127 Mega Baller
    Great to have it back in the USA.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
  • jcampjcamp Posts: 929 Mega Baller
    Awesome! Thank you Travers family.
  • AndreAndre Posts: 1,546 Mega Baller
    Guess we won't be talking about bad conditions at the Worlds next year...
  • TELTEL Posts: 409 Crazy Baller
    Hour from my house :) Can't wait!
  • BG1BG1 Posts: 207 Baller
    Great news!
  • pregompregom Posts: 311 Baller
    What is "01100010 01100001 01101100 01101100 01101111 01100110 01110011 01110000 01110010 01100001 01111001"? Oh, wait, of course, ballofspray!
  • oldmanskieroldmanskier Posts: 165 Baller
    This is great news.
    I went to the worlds at Swiss when Jeff Rogers won.
    I did not realize that was 18 years ago.
    I hope to go to this one if the cova19 issue is under control.
    If you have never been to a Worlds you need to try to attend if possible.
    The Worlds I attended at Swiss 18 years ago was awesome.
    Thanks so much to the Travers Family for taking this on.
    Oldmanskier Tom Smothers
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