Tired of the World Cup? Find the Tennis Tedious Already?

June 2002

British Water Ski does not, in any way, want to dampen your spirits but we heard a vicious rumor that some of you may want a little something different to quench your thirst this summer…

We are truly a winning sport and in light of our successes we believe we deserve some coverage! For full details of individual and team achievements please contact me directly as the list is too long to publish! Here is, however, an idea of our success so far:

  • Andy Mapple is 6 times World Slalom and World Record holder and has recently been honored with an OBE for his sporting achievements
  • The Tournament and Wakeboard teams are European Champions
  • The Disabled team are World Champions

The skiing season has already kicked off but there is still more than enough to keep you afloat. All of Britain’s top skiers as well as a new generation of dynamic up and coming athletes will be competing at home and abroad, defending their records and breaking new ones.

The major dates for your footie free and tennis-less calendar follow:

Tournament

50th British National Tournament Championships take place on 1-4 August, 2002 at Princes Club, Bedfont, Middlesex.

British Open takes place on 31 August – 1st September, 2002 at JB Waterski, Thorpe.

Pro Am Slalom takes place on 24/25 August, 2002 at Princes Club, Bedfont, Middlesex.

European Championships take place on 20-22 September, 2002 in Roquebrune, France.

Wakeboard (Think of snowboarding on water!)

The British National Championships take place on 24/25th August, 2002

The European Championships take place from 31st August - 1st September, 2002 in Castoria, Greece.

The World Championships take place on 7/8 September 2002 in Agrinio, Greece.

Barefoot (Yes – without skis!)

The European Championships take place on 9-11 August, 2002 in Arc Sur Tille, France.

The World Championships take place on 23-25 August, 2002 in Wallsee, Austria.

Cable (No need for a boat)

The World 3 Event Championships take place on 7/8 September, 2002 in Alfsee-Rieste, Germany.

European Cable Wakeboard Championships take place on 23- 25 August, 2002 in Budapest.

Racing (Like Formula One on water)

The European Championships take place on 31st August – 8 September and Britain will be hosting this in Plymouth.

Disabled

The European Championships take place on 29 – 31 August in Schoten, Belgium.