2016 Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships to Take Place at Toronto’s CNE Festival

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. (August 11, 2016) – Today, the World Wakeboard Association (WWA) announced that the 2016 Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by Rockstar Energy is set to take place in Toronto, Canada on August 25-28 for the fifth and final stop of the Nautique Wake Series. New for this year, wakeboarding’s most prestigious event will be held waterfront and a part of Canada’s largest annual fair, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE). The sports most decorated athletes from around the globe are set to represent their respective countries behind the three-time Wakeboard Boat of Year, the Super Air Nautique G23, competing for a chance to become crowned World Champion. The event will also serve as the sixth round of the Wakeboard World Series (WBWS).

“The topic of conversation here at the WWA over the past few years has been growth,” said WWA President Shannon Starling. “We have seen growth at all of the amateur events so far this season. Combining the Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships with the Canadian National Exhibition brings another area of growth while exposing our sport to the festivals estimated 1.6 million attendees.”

All amateur riders competing from the United States must have earned a qualifying position through the Nautique WWA U.S. Wakeboard National Championships that took place at the Dallas Landing Park in Acworth, Georgia. The competition will begin with amateur qualifying on Thursday as they battle for the opportunity to compete in Friday’s finals. Pro Men and Women divisions are scheduled to take the water for initial qualifying on Saturday, while the weekend will wrap up with their highly anticipated finals on Sunday. The award-winning Super Air Nautique G23 continues to push wakeboarding’s progression and will provide riders in every division the platform to perform at their absolute best. The Nautique Wake Series is the only event series in 2016 that gives riders of all ages, gender and skill level the opportunity to compete at an elite level.

“It’s going to be an incredible opportunity to compete at the 2016 Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships in Toronto,” said Team Nautique Rider Mike Dowdy. “There will be no shortage of action on the water and with all of the fans hanging out for the CNE Festival, I can guarantee you will see amazing riding from everyone behind the boat that has changed what we’re capable of on the water, the Super Air Nautique G23.”

Registration for all divisions riding on Thursday, August 25th will close at 8pm on Wednesday August 24th. Registration for all divisions riding on Friday, August 26th will close at 8pm on Thursday, August 25th.

Athletes will not be able to register on the day of the event, so please take notice of the deadlines listed.

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Click Here for the complete prize money breakdown

WHAT:                    2016 Nautique WWA World Championships

WHEN:                    August 25-28, 2016

WHERE:                CNE Waterfront, Ontario Place Channel West
Toronto, Canada

ENTRY FEES:    Amateur Divisions – $125
Pro Divisions – $150

A $50 late fee will be added to registrations submitted after August 22 at 5 p.m. EST
Nearest Airport:
Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

Host Hotel:
The Westin Harbour Castle
1 Harbour Square. Toronto, ON. M5J 1A6

All media interested in covering the Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships must Click Here to complete the CNE online accreditation form by Friday, August 26th.

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 WWA Wakeboard World Championships provides athletes the perfect platform throughout the entire season with every major event held behind the Super Air Nautique G23.

For more information on the Nautique Wake Series and up-to-date standings please Click Here.

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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.

About Rockstar: Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 25 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. For more information, visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com

About The WWA: The World Wakeboard Association is the global leader in wake 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 

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