Lake Alfred, FLA (February 8, 2016) – Nautique is excited to announce the 2016 Nautique Wake Series towed exclusively behind the award-winning Super Air Nautique G23.
The Nautique Wake Series is back for 2016 building on its continued success in providing the highest level of competition across the globe in a family-friendly environment. Dedicated to progressing the sport from the ground up, the Nautique Wake Series puts riders first, developing the stars of tomorrow and showcasing the top athletes of today. The addition of the Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships provides athletes the perfect platform throughout the entire season with every major event held behind the Super Air Nautique G23.
The 2016 Nautique Wake Series will be the largest spectator event series in the history of wakeboarding, spanning the globe on three continents. The series includes the Moomba Masters – presented by Nautique Boats, the Nautique Wake Open, the Nautique European Pro Am, the Nautique WWA U.S. Wakeboard National Championships and the WWA Wakeboard World Championships. Four stops of the Nautique Wake Series will also be stops of the esteemed WWA Wakeboard World Series.
“The Nautique Wake Series is a integral part of the WBWS” stated Shannon Starling, WWA President. “It’s the only global series to combine divisions of all ages and ability levels on the same stage with the very best pro riders our sport has to offer. The addition of the Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships only rounds out this spectacular series,” Starling added.
The Nautique Wake Series is the only event series in 2016 giving riders of all ages, gender and skill level the opportunity to compete at an elite level during the entire competitive season. Each event will include all amateur divisions, Jr. Pro Men, Pro Women, Pro Wakeskate and Pro Men. The overall Nautique Wake Series winners will be crowned at the final Nautique Wake Series stop. The top six in Pro Women, Jr. Pro Men, Pro Wakeskate and Pro Men will also receive an invitation to the world’s most prestigious watersports event, the 2017 U.S. Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament.
2016 Nautique Wake Series
Stop #1: Moomba Masters – March 9-14 in Melbourne, Australia
Stop #2: Nautique Wake Open – April 21-24 in Orlando, FL (WWA-WBWS)
Stop #3: Nautique European Pro Am – June 10-12 in Ferreira do Zezere, Portugal (WWA-WBWS)
Stop #4: Nautique WWA U.S. Wakeboard National Championships – July 27-30 in Acworth, GA (WWA-WBWS)
Stop #5: Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships – August 25-28 in TBA (WWA-WBWS)
(WBWS-Wakeboard World Series)
“The Nautique Wake Series has grown each year staying dedicated to providing all riders the opportunity to compete at world-class events behind our Super Air Nautique G-Series,” stated Nautique President Greg Meloon. “These events embrace the lifestyle of wakeboarding in a family-oriented atmosphere while promoting progression from amateur athletes to Pro’s pushing the limits. It is an exciting time for wakeboarding and we can’t wait to start the 2016 season,” Meloon added.
About Nautique Boat Company
Celebrating 91 years of excellence in the marine industry, Nautique is a subsidiary of Correct Craft and has been on the waters of the world with a passion for innovation since 1925. Nautique is known to push the envelope of possibility on the water, and our owners have come to expect nothing but the absolute best. The Ski Nautique 200 has changed waterskiing with 19 world records, the G-Series has won numerous awards for wakeboard boat and wakesurf boat of the year while unlocking new possibilities in wakeboarding and wakesurfing, and our Sport Series has given families endless days on the water without compromise. Through our Nautique Cares initiatives we’re dedicated to not only making a difference on the water, but to people in need around the world. The world’s best ski boat, world’s best wake boat, and a company that cares. To learn more visit Nautique.com.
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About Correct Craft: Celebrating 91 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes the Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat and Yar-Craft boat companies, Pleasurecraft Engine Group, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.
About the WWA
The World Wakeboard Association is the global leader inwake sports sanctioning. The WWA owns and operates the WWA Wakeboard World Series, WWA Wake Park World Series, WWA Wakeboard National Championships, WWA Wake Park National Championships, WWA Wakeboard World Championships, WWA Wake Park World Championships, WWA Wake Park Triple Crown, WWA Pro Card and WWA Rider Experience. With 27 affiliate countries worldwide, the WWA is a rider-formed organization dedicated to promoting and growing wake sports worldwide. It is the primary source for riders, event organizers and competitive standards. For more information on the WWA and its events, check out www.thewwa.com