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IWWF Asia Slalom Series – 2018 Hong Kong Open Water Ski Championships Bulletin No. 1

2018 Hong Kong Open Water Ski Championships Including the Hong Kong Nationals(Part of the IWWF Asia Slalom Series 2018 and the 2018 Hong Kong Open Waterski & Wakeboard Championships featuring Slalom & Tricks) will be held in Chong Hing Water Sports Centre, Hong Kong on 27-28/10/2018. The entry deadline is 14th October 2018 12:00 midnight.

 Attached please find the bulletin for your reference.

 Ø   The entry fee is $500 for one discipline (includes both Nationals and Open).

Ø   $300 (*Juniors born in 2001 or later) for one discipline (includes both Nationals and Open).

Ø   Only one category per discipline may be entered. Additional $100 is charged per extra discipline entered.

Ø   Anyone is welcome to enter. All Hong Kong based riders must be HKWSA members in order to join the competition, only holders of Hong Kong Identity Cards will qualify for the Nationals.

All riders must enrol through the official website below
Online Application Form:


 Should you have any question, please feel free to contact the HKWSA  at +852 2504 8168
Attention:  Nelson POON
Hong Kong Water Ski Association
Room 1025, Olympic House, 1 Stadium Path, So Kon Po, Causeway Bay, HK

IWWF Asia Slalom Series 2018 Announced

1st September 2018

IWWF Asia has announced a 3-stop series of slalom events for 2018 to develop and encourage competition waterskiing in the region.  The events will have a multi-round format and will not be homologated.

Stop 1 – Emirates Waterski Championships – Ras Al Khaimah
Rak International Marine Sports Club – 12th & 13th October 2018

Stop 2 – 2018 Hong Kong Open Water Ski Championships
Chong Hing Water Sports Centre –  27th & 28th October 2018

Stop 3 – Singapore
Bedok Reservoir – November 2018 (date TBA)

2018 Kumudu Valley Open Waterski Championships – Sri Lanka

2nd April 2018

2018 Kumudu Valley Open Waterski Championships –  Sri Lanka


IMG_1407-1It was a bright and sunny morning, on Sunday the 1st of April 2018, as the skiers congregated at Kumudu Valley Resort, 60 km north of Colombo, one of two ski sites in Sri Lanka , the other in Bentota, the traditional home of water skiing in Sri Lanka.

The competition took place in the grounds of the Kumudu Villas, within the  Kumudu Valley Resort complex, recently completed to accommodate those who wish to spend a waterski vacation along with family and friends. The two adjacent villas share a private pool with direct access to the ski jetty and a traditional tea house over-looking the lake and close to the beach. The owner Ulf Unbehaun, sponsoring the open championship, donated the first prize for the champion of a complimentary weekend stay at one of the villas.

Having completed the inaugural national slalom championships on Saturday, the skiers’ best scores were carried forward   and added to their scores on the Sunday to determine the open champion.

IMG_1449-1Going into the open Sri Lankan National Champion, Giyan Kurukulasuriya (SRI), who represented Sri Lanka at the IWWF Asia Waterski Championships in Guangzhou in 2004, was tied on points with 13-year old John Knight (HKG). John’s father was lying 3rd just 0.75 points behind whilst Max Newton (GBR) was just one point behind the leaders.

First off the dock was Sujith Piyanadana (SRI) who improved on Saturday’s score with 3/55/18. Max Newton (GBR) comfortably ran the course at 52kph but looking unsettled on the return pass still managed to score 5 buoys 5/55/l8. Caleb Knight (USA) likewise could not match his first round score with 2.5 buoys to secure at least a podium position.

Second last off the dock John Knight (HKG) starting at 46kph ran 4 clear passes before shortening to the 16-metre line, where he rounded 2 buoys for 2/55/16 to take the lead.

Having strained himself in the Nationals Giyan Kurukulasuriya (SRI) had been hesitant to ski, but could not resist the challenge clearingIMG_1560-1 Competors the 52kph pass and finishing with 3.5/ 55/18 to take 2nd place  in the Open and win three free passes of course donated by Holger Bruemmer at the Kumudu Valley Resort.

Holger Bruemmer, organiser of the event, was pleased with the close competition between the skiers and delighted at the standard of the Sri Lankan skiers who skied courageously.


Sunday 1st April 2018   Day 1 Day 2 Open
NAME START NAT  Score Score Result
Max Newton 52 GBR 28 23.00 51 5th
Sujith PIYANADANA 49 SRI 26 27.00 53 4th
Caleb KNIGHT 52 USA 28.25 26.50 54.75 3rd
Giyan KURUKULASURIYA 49 SRI 29 27.5 56.56 2nd
John KNIGHT 46 HKG 29 32.00 61 1st