16th September 2018
The Mulwala Water Ski Club in Yarrawonga, Australia, will host the next IWWF World Water Ski Show Tournament in March 2020.
The Mulwala Water Ski Club was officially opened on 11th December 1982, and began operating as a modest club in 1983 boasting 21 poker machines, a lounge area, dining room, snack bar and 400 members.
Built on land adjacent to the old Mulwala Sawmill and Cypress Gardens Caravan Park the Ski Club was first known as Paradise Water Ski Club with elected President and life member Max Kirwan at the helm. At the time of its construction Mr Kirwan said the Paradise Water Ski Club could eventually be the headquarters for water skiing in Australia.
Mr Kirwan wasn’t far off the mark as the Mulwala Water Ski Club now boasts one of the best water skiing facilities in the world.
The addition of the Water Ski Park facility in 1993 rocketed the Mulwala Water Ski into world class status. The club soon after hosted the IWSF World Disabled Championships, IWSF Asian-Australasian Waterski, Barefoot and Wakeboard Championship, IWWF World Barefoot Water Ski Championships and various national events.
About the IWWF: The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) is the world governing body for towed watersports and has 91 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 and Barefoot Waterskiing