1st Prize // Toh Beng Kuang

2nd Prize // Tan Chi Chien, Alan

3rd Prize // Tan Kian Wee

Wakeboard & Wakeskate Rail Jam
Women's Finals
Men's Finals

The 5th annual World Cup Series features world-class invitational wakeboarding and waterskiing events sanctioned by the International Water Ski Federation (IWSF), with stops to be held in 4 major cities around the world:

• Dubna, Russia - July (waterskiing)
• Hacienda Bay Beach, Egypt - August (wakeboarding)
• Singapore - October (wakeboarding)
• Putrajaya, Malaysia - November (waterskiing)
• Doha, Qatar - November (wakeboarding & waterskiings)

The concept of the World Cup is to bring together the world’s best athletes in a showcase event in prime locations. The 5th Wakeboard World Cup Singapore will be the 3rd stop of the 2008 World Cup series. 25 of the world’s top wakeboard athletes (19 men & 6 women) will be invited by the World Cup committee to participate in this event that will offer a USD60,000.00 cash purse.

The Wakeboard World Cup Singapore 2008 will be the closing event for Waterfest 2008.

Wakeboarding is a freestyle sport that has developed from surfing and waterskiing, with influences from skateboarding and snowboarding. Wakeboarding is the fastest growing water sport in the world with competitors performing flips, tricks, spins and a variety of other gravity-defying aerial stunts, sometimes as high as 20-feet in the air.

A competitive free ride format will be used and riders will be judged on 3 style categories: Execution, Intensity and Composition. Riders will perform complex maneuvers off the boat's wake.

After 4 years, the event moves downtown to Marina Reservoir where Singapore’s business district is located and where it’s first casino will be built. The route for the world’s first Formula One Grand Prix will go through this venue two weeks before.

The Marina Bay Floating Stadium, also known as Marina Bay Floating Platform, is the world's first and largest floating stage.

Made entirely of steel, the floating platform on Marina Bay measures 120 metres long and 83 metres wide, can bear up to 1,070 tonnes, equivalent to the total weight of 9,000 people, 200 tonnes of stage props and three 30-tonne military vehicles. The gallery at the stadium has a seating capacity of 30,000 people.

Following Singapore's successful bid to host the inaugural 2010 Summer Youth Olympics, the Marina Bay Floating Stadium will be under the spotlight during the Games, having chosen as the venue for the Games' opening and closing ceremonies.

Singapore Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (SWWF)

Statutory Boards
Singapore Sports Council (SSC)
Public Utilities Board (PUB)

Tote Board & Singapore Pools

The event will include the following fringe activities:

HipHop Party (Ticketed & Rain or Shine Event)

FLOAT, presented by the Butter Factory, will be the 1st Hip Hop party on the water featuring the hottest DJ’s & Live Act’s from 7 countries! The event is targeted to start at 6:00 pm after the on-water activities end. The line-up will include DJs from Japan, Manila, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Emcees from around the region.

The Line-Up:
DJ MOTO (Australia)
DJ IVY-V (China)
DJ YEODIE (Hong Kong)
DJ TASHI (Japan)
DJ LEROY (Malaysia)
DJ MYLK (Singapore)
DJ DREM (Singapore)
DJ ANDREW T (Singapore)
BEATBOXER Dharni (Singapore)

For Pre-sale tickets email Elsie@thebutterfactory.com
Tickets are priced at $30 inclusive of 2 standard drinks.
Event is only open to those 18 years and above.

2nd Waterfest Wakeboard / Wakeskate Rail Jam
Wakeboarding using a mechanical winch, instead of a boat, on a man-made pool with a rail to perform various maneuvers. Riders & skaters will be judged based on Execution (level of perfection to which each maneuver on the rail is performed with a minimum number of falls), Intensity (the technical difficulty of the maneuvers executed) and Composition (reflects the rider’s ability to perform a variety of maneuvers). Participation is open to the public.

Rail Jam Entry Form

F3000 Powerboat Race
The very first F3000 Power Boat Race in Singapore will have you on the edge of your seat as they travel up to speeds in excess 100 mph (160 kph). F3000 powerboats are single-seater light weight catamarans (about 400 kilos) with the ability to turn hard and fast in a single hard pin corner pulling in excess of 3Gs. These boats are powered by a 2.5 litre outboard engine that makes as much as 280hp and can accelerate from 0 – 100 kph in 3 seconds.

Bossaball is a brand new sport that cleverly combines element of volleyball, soccer and acrobatics. It is played on a specially designed, portable and giant inflatable court fitted with large trampolines. Bossaball can be played by anyone for recreational purposes as well as for serious competitive sport. The height of the net can be adjusted to suit the players ability.

Rowing Simulator Race
Organised by Singapore Amateur Rowing Association (SARA) this competition, targets participants from primary schools, secondary schools and tertiary institutions. Winners of the competition will be awarded cash prizes and a challenge medals.

Banana Boat & Jetski Rides
Free rides for the public so everyone will have a chance to experience the the waters at Marina Bay.

Boat Rides
Free rides to the public wishing to keep their feet dry.

Photography Contest
Cash prizes will be awarded for the best Wakeboard World Cup moment.

WaterFest Singapore 2008, the largest and most exciting water sports festival in Singapore, is back in town for the fourth year from 30 August to 12 October 2008. The festival, which encompasses local and international competitive, lifestyle and family events, aims to encourage and inspire Singaporeans to make water sports activities a part of their lives. For the first time, the public can enjoy more fun water events categorised under three different themes - WaterFest Family & Children, WaterFest Fashion & Lifestyle and WaterFest Extreme & Professional. There's something for everyone at WaterFest Singapore 2008. So, catch the wave and jump in! Please visit www.singaporesports.sg for more information.

Marina Bay Floating Platform

Spectator Admission
• Wakeboard World Cup - Free
• Wakeboard & Wakeskate Rail Jam - Free
• Float (must be 18 years and older to enter)
   - $30.00 per person (includes 2 standard drinks

Participation Entry
• Wakeboard World Cup - By Invitation Only
• Wakeboard & Wakeskate Rail Jam
  - $70.00 entry fee per person per event or $90.00 for both wakeboarding & wakeskating
    (includes ticket to FLOAT); 18 & under riders/skaters $50.00 per event or $70.00 for both
     wakeboarding and wakeskating
• Boat & Banana Boat Rides - Free
• Photography Contest - Free    Photography Contest Entry Form

Wakeboard World Cup Events
• Pro Women - 6 riders
• Pro Men - 19 riders

Wakeboard World Cup Competitors
Total of 25 wakeboarding athletes from 17 countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and USA.

Event Highlight
The world’s best wakeboarding competitors performing flips, spins and other acrobatic stunts in the air, sometimes as high as 20-feet in the air.

Mastercraft - Official Tow Boat
Rip Curl - Official Apparel
The Butter Factory - Official Club
Official Beer - Asahi
Official Energising Partner - Red Bull
Official Radio - 98.7 FM
Official Hotel – Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel
PUB - Venue Sponsor

Supported By
Singapore Sports Council
Tote Board & Singapore Pools

Part of
Waterfest Singapore 2008
2008 IWSF World Cup Series

Singapore Waterski & Wakeboard Federation
Tel: 6348 9943    Fax: 6346 4711
E-mail: swwf@pacific.net.sg

Media Inquiries
Lenny Lim
Integrated Marketing Solutions Group (IMSG)
Tel: +65 6479 2433
Mobile: +65 9736 1538
E-Mail: lenny.lim@imsg.sg
Stephanie Yeo
Integrated Marketing Solutions Group (IMSG)
Tel: +65 6479 2433
Mobile: +65 9655 6859
E-Mail: stephanie.yeo@imsg.sg

Sanctioning Body
International Water Ski Federation (IWSF)

The top eight (8) ranked men and top four (4) women from the 2007 Wakeboard World Cup Series will be invited to compete. The current National Champions from Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, and USA will also be invited to compete.

Pro Men
Jarrod Askew - Australia
Dean Smith - Australia
Chad Sharpe - Canada
Rusty Malinoski - Canada
Luo Jian - China
Dan Nott - Great Britain
Nick Davies - Great Britain
Wan Ka Choi - Hong Kong
Ronnie Cheung - Hong Kong
Giulliano Molli - Italy
Park Sung Jun - Korea
Kim Yongil - Korea
Michael Timmers - Netherlands
Jeff Weatherall - New Zealand
Max Christian - Singapore
Shaun Faccio - South Africa
Andrew Adkison - USA
Phillip Soven - USA
Trevor Hansen - USA
Pro Women
Elke Venken - Belgium
Denise DeHaan - Netherlands
Dallas Friday - USA
Raimi Merritt - USA
Shelby Kantar - USA
Sasha Christian - Singapore

Top athletes to watch are:

Saturday, 11th October 2008
11:00 AM   On-Water Rides & Machine Rowing Begins
12:30 PM   Wakeboard & Wakeskate Practice Begins
02:30 PM   F3000 Power Boat Practice
03:30 PM   Pro Men's Wakeboard Quarter-Finals
05:30 PM   F3000 Power Boat Qualification Round
06:00 PM   FLOAT (Hip Hop Dance Party) & Wakeboard & Wakeskate Rail Jam Qualification Round Begins
10:00 PM   Wakeboard & Wakeskate Rail Jam Qualification Round Ends
04:00 AM   FLOAT (Hip Hop Dance Party) Ends

Sunday, 12th October 2008
11:00 AM   On-Water Rides, Bossaball & Machine Rowing Begins
12:30 PM   Wakeboard & Wakeskate Rail Jam Semi-Finals
01:00 PM   F3000 Power Boat Practice
01:30 PM   Wakeboard & Wakeskate Rail Jam Finals
02:00 PM   Pro Women's Wakeboard Semi-Finals
02:30 PM   Pro Men's Wakeboard Semi-Final
04:00 PM   Pro Women's Wakeboard Final
04:30 PM   Pro Men's Wakeboard Final
05:00 PM   F3000 Power Boat Final
05:30 PM   Pro Women's Wakeboard Prize Giving
05:45 PM   Pro Men's Wakeboard Prize Giving
06:00 PM   End of Event

People started wakeboarding for the first time in Singapore in 1991 when waterskiing was still the predominant towed watersport. But as waterways become populated and the calm water required for waterskiing became hard to find, wakeboarding began to become popular amongst water sports enthusiasts. Today, it has become the fastest growing watersport, increasing over 30 percent in participation over the past three years. According to a recent survey conducted by the Singapore Sports Council, wakeboarding is also the eighth most popular sport that Singaporeans want to pick up in the next six months and an estimated 50,000 Singaporeans have tried wakeboarding at least one time or another.

In Singapore, wakeboarding has been supported by the Singapore Sports Council (SSC) which provides funding for top wakeboarding athletes to train and compete in international competitions such as the Asian Championships, World Games and World Championships.

Local events are held annually at Kallang Riverside Park: Wakefest, Singapore Nationals, Singapore
Open and the National Inter Varsity Polytechnic Wakeboarding Championships (team participating from NUS, NTU, SMU, SIM, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and
Republic Polytechnic).

Sporting Association (NSA) and National Governing Body for the sport of waterskiing and wakeboarding in Singapore as recognized by the Singapore Sports Council and National Olympic Council.

Registered in 1975, the SWWF has selected athletes to compete in the Wakeboard World Championships (2000, 2001, 2003 & 2004), Asian & Asian Australasian Wakeboard Championships (2002 & 2004) and 2001 World Games.

On the domestic front, the SWWF organizes annual events such as Wakefest, National Inter-Varsity Wakeboarding Championships, Singapore Waterski & Wakeboard Open and Singapore Waterski & Wakeboard Nationals.

The first competitive wakeboarding event in Singapore was organised by the SWWF in 1994. In 1996, the Singapore Waterski & Wakeboard Federation invited World Champion Wakeboarder Dean Lavelle to perform demonstrations in Singapore for the first time that paved the way for the sport’s popularity in Singapore.

The SWWF has organized the Wakeboard World Cup in Singapore from 204 to 2007 at Bedok Reservoir.

For more information on the SWWF’s activities, log onto www.swwf.org.sg

The International Water Ski Federation (IWSF) is the World Governing Body for Wakeboarding, as recognised by the International Olympic Council (IOC).

© 2008 Singapore Waterski & Wakeboard Federation. All rights reserved.