The world's top water ski athletes will make history in NYC June 17-19 when professional male and female athletes from more than 20 countries compete in slalom, jump, and shortboard events at the 2005 MasterCraft Pro Water Ski Championships.
World WaterSki Pros (WWSP) has teamed up with MasterCraft Boats and the New York City Parks Department and Sports Commission to showcase the event in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, located in Queens.
“Historic Meadow Lake, the site of World's Fairs in 1939 and 1964, is the perfect site for athletes to plane over water, take flight and soar through the air as they show off their incredible athleticism in this annual competition,” NYC Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe said.
Never before has New York City been host to such a large display of the world's best water sports professionals, making it an historical event for the spectators to view, and athletes to perform in, in such a high profile arena. WWSP President Andy Mapple said, “This is one of the greatest opportunities for our sport. To see these athletes competing in NYC will be a huge spectacle.”
In addition to the skiing, the MasterCraft Pro weekend will feature a wakeboard exhibition. And for those who want to actively participate in the weekend's events, MasterCraft will give spectators the opportunity to test-drive a boat at nearby Lake Hopatcong.
The event sponsors are anticipating record attendance for this annual event, and they expect that audiences will be awed by the dynamic competition formats.