21st May 2022

The IWWF Waterski Council has released the second version of the 2022 World Waterski Rules, which can be downloaded here, and take effect immediately.

There are two changes that require some explanation.

Rule 8.15 Revision - This update has been necessary because we are dealing with the introduction and adoption of new technology in the form of Boat Path Measurement Systems (BPMS), specifically SurePath which is now providing detailed data on Boat Path performance which has simply not been available before.

It is clear from this data and the recent practical experience in competitions that a further modification to the rule was necessary. Data will continue to be monitored throughout this season and if any further changes are considered necessary these will be done as part of the annual Rules review process at the end of the year.

Rule 10.11 Revision - The use of Surepath has again provided significant data on boat paths during jumping. With the current rule stipulating a “straight path,” it doesn’t allow the driver to compensate for the skier's pull to the ramp thus creating a potentially unsafe scenario.

These rules are applicable to all IWWF sanctioned events, including The World Games 2022, to be held in Birmingham Alabama USA in July, and 2022 IWWF World Over-35 Waterski Championships, to be held in Baurech, France this September.

Jaimee Bull (Canada)
Current World Women's Slalom Champion
Photo by Glossy Print

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, Tournament Waterskiing (slalom, tricks & jump), Wakeboard, Cable Wakeboard, Cable Waterskiing, Disabled Waterskiing, Show Skiing, Ski Racing, Barefoot Waterskiing & Wakesurfing

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