Drifters Wharf to host world waterski championships
The International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) is bringing its World Water Ski Racing Championships to Brisbane Water.
The ten day event will be held from November 10-19.
The event will be hosted from Drifters Wharf, Gosford, a premises owned by Geoff Blaauw, Executive Board Member IWWF (Barefoot).
The wharf area behind Drifters restaurant is closed at the moment as Council works on upgrading it.
Council has not given an opening date but closed it late last year and removed all the moored boats.
The Federation’s website says the coast was chosen for the following reasons:
• Close proximity to Sydney International Airport and Port Botany and Newcastle Port.
• Significant accommodation options for all officials, teams, their families and supporters, covering all budgets.
• Natural Tourism Venue with a multitude of activities available to competitors, their families and supporters in the period before, during and after the event.
• Meets most of the Minimum Standards agreed upon for this event.
It describes Gosford as being the busy hub of the Central Coast making it the perfect base to explore everything the Coast has to offer.
“Head half an hour in any direction to discover endless stretches of beach, pristine waterways, stylish coastal towns, and national parks,” the website says.
“Gosford also has their own A League Soccer Team with a wonderful stadium right near our Start Line!
“This Town has wonderful infrastructure and facilities to host a World Event: Sun, Sand, Serenity…”
The full course will be visible from Drifters Wharf.
“Make sure you get a table on the verandah for one of the best views of Ski Racing you will ever see,” the website states.
It says shuttle buses will be running every day between the wharf and Terrigal.