29th July 2018

114 riders from 16 countries are expected to compete in this coming week’s IWWF Europe & Africa (E&A) Wakeboard Championships. The event will be held in Borgo San Pietro, Lago del Salto, Rieti Italy and organised by CNWS Wave and sanctioned by IWWF Europe & Federazione Italiana Sci Nautico e Wakeboard.

In Open Women, Italian twins Alice & Chiara Virag will face strong competition from reigning IWWF E&A Open Women’s Champion Sanne Meijer (NED), who won last weekend’s IWWF European Wakeboard Pro Tour stop in the United Kingdom, and seasoned IWWF World Cup rider Caroline Djupsjö (SWE).

Nikita Martianov (Russia)

Current IWWF E&A Open Men’s Champion David O’Caoimh (IRL) is not amongst the list of participants despite winning 2 out of 3 IWWF European Wakeboard Pro Tour stops this summer and 2016 IWWF World Open Men’s Champion Piffaretti Massimiliano (ITA) is recovering from knee surgery.  This paves the way for the likes of Russia’s Nikita Martianov (RUS), who won the bronze medal in last year IWWF E&A Championships, 2017 World Games Bronze Medalist Guy Frier (ISR) and Nicolò Caimi (ITA), who has placed on the podium at two of the IWWF European Wakeboard Tour stops this summer.

Ariano Blanik (GER), better known as a cable wakeboarder, having won the recent IWWF Jordan Ayla Cable Wakeboard World Cup, and Ireland’s Paul Johnston will be out to give the favourites a run for their money.

Mastercraft, the official towboat of the IWWF Europe & Africa Wakeboard Championships, will have a 2018 X-Star on the water kicking up the biggest wake for the best riders in Europe.

The IWWF Europe & Africa (E&A) Wakeboard Championships will be live streamed; please follow this link for informaiton:
https://www.facebook.com/iwwfed/

Tentative Schedule of Events

Monday, 30 July, 2018
Qualification Round
14:00Boys
16:15Refuel
16:30Masters Men
18:00END of DAY 1
Tuesday, 31 July, 2018
Qualification Round
9:00Veteran Men
10:30Masters Women
11:00Girls
11:30Junior Women
12:20Refuel
12:30Junior Men
14:20Open Women
15:20Refuel
15:30Open Men
17:30END of DAY 2
Wednesday, 1 August, 2018
 Last Chance Qualifiers
10:00Boys
11:15Masters Men
11:50Refuel
12:00Veteran Men
12:30Junior Women
12:55Refuel
13:00Junior Men
14:00Open Women
14:30Refuel
14:40Open Men
16:00END of DAY 3

 

Thursday, 2 August, 2018
Semi-Finals
10:00Boys
11:15Veteran Men
12:15Refuel
12:30Masters Men
13:30Junior Women
14:30Refuel
14:45Open Men
16:00END of DAY 4
Friday, 3 August, 2018
Finals
10:00Boys
10:40Girls
11:10Veteran Men
11:50Masters Women
12:30Refuel
12:40Masters Men
13:20Junior Women
14:00Refuel
14:10Junior Men
14:50Open Women
15:30Refuel
15:40Open Men
16:20END of Competition

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Event Bulletin
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3prGjJb1EfkMkVSZ05WMWV0TEFZcllWbzRHeklBQmlseEY4/view?usp=drivesdk

Media Contact

Karim Soliman
IWWF Europe & Africa Wakeboard Council