Greetings from Enniskillen in Northern Ireland and also from the Irish Waterski Federation.
We are greatly looking forward to seeing you here for the final Waterski Stop of the
2006 Waterski & Wakeboard World Cup series on August 11/13th 2006.
The Irish Waterski Federation, founded in 1959, is the organizing body. There are 17 Waterski and Wakeboard Clubs in Ireland. Following the success of the World Cup Stop in Enniskillen last year, we are delighted to confirm that our sponsors have joined with us again to make this Stop to remember. Without the full support of Northern Ireland Events Company, Waterways Ireland, Fermanagh District Council and MasterCraft, this event could not take place. We greatly thank them for their generous support.
The World Cup site is located in the Town of Enniskillen in the north west of the country. This is about 90 minutes drive west from either of Belfast’s two Airports and about 2 hours drive north west of Dublin Airport. The calm stretch on the River Erne is almost in the downtown area. There is virtually no current at this time of the year and the entire area is well protected from winds. Temperatures should be about 20C / 70Fh. The evenings could be cooler.
This year we encourage all to fly to Belfast International Airport. PLEASE GIVE YOUR ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE DETAILS IN ADVANCE AS USUAL TO BOB CORSON VIA OUR WORLD CUP PAGE ON IWSF.COM All will be accommodated on Thursday night at the PARK PLAZA HOTEL at Belfast International Airport. If you arrive at the other Airport in Belfast, a coach service will be provided to bring you over to the Park Plaza Hotel – if you have provided your travel Details as usual on iwsf.com. On Friday morning, all will be transported directly from the Park Plaza Hotel to the ski site in Enniskillen. COACHES WILL DEPART ON FRIDAY MORNING AT 07.30 AND AT 10.00. You will be taken directly to the ski site for Practice on Friday morning.
Dinner will be provided for all at the Park Plaza Hotel on Thursday evening. Breakfast will also be provided there for all on Friday morning.
In Enniskillen, all will be accommodated in the Manor House Hotel www.manor-house-hotel.com
This 19th century country manor overlooking Lough Erne is located just seven miles from the ski site. The Hotel Fitness Centre contains a Romanesque swimming pool, steam room, jacuzzi and sauna. Beauty treatments are also available. For a virtual tour check out www.manor-house-hotel.com/leisure.htm
Our Sponsors will cover the cost of all ground transportation to and from the Belfast Airports and daily local site transfers , the Hotel accommodation of all qualified Stop entrants from Thursday night till Monday morning, Hotel breakfasts from Friday morning till Monday morning, and all other meals from Friday till Monday morning. Lunch will also be provided on site on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The evening meal will be provided on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please note that the local currency is £GBR. There are Banks and ATM’s located close to the Ski site.
Please note that, as usual, all non- qualifying competitors / family members / friends will be required to cover their own costs of food and accommodation for the duration at the following costs :
Manor House Hotel : GBR£
Guests Banquet Tickets : GBR£40.00
Tickets for the Sunday Banquet will be made available on site on Friday and Saturday.
The Saturday night Welcome Dinner will take place on site in the VIP Marquee.
The Sunday night Banquet Room overlooking the River Erne will be held at the Manor House Hotel. The Dress Code will be smart-casual.
Our Enniskillen Representatives will be at the Belfast Airports and will be glad to help in any way possible to make your stay with us an enjoyable experience.
The stainless steel Slalom and Jump Courses have all been built just for this Enniskillen World Cup Stop – and include a new Beaman Jump Ramp. MasterCraft will provide the boats as usual. The SplashEye Jump measurement system will transmit the scores directly to the electronic scoreboard on the Island. A new Grand Stand will be installed for spectators this year. The nearby Forum building has Broadband, a Gymnasium, storage space, a small Restaurant, toilets and showers. There are shops, supermarkets, restaurants and bars also within walking distance of the site.
The International Waterski Federation and the Irish Waterski Federation work very closely with several important sponsors. Northern Ireland Events Company, Waterways Ireland, MasterCraft, Fermanagh District Council and MasterCraft, have all combined their resources to make this Stop possible. Northern Ireland Events Company have a very busy 2006 calendar which includes motor racing, motor bike racing, festivals and many other sports. They are experts in the field of event management and promotion and we are delighted to have them on board.
Our edited 26 minute TV Show will be available for global distribution shortly after this Stop. A special TV News Edit will also be distributed via the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) by Satellite on Sunday evening shortly after the final results are known. Media Releases with photos will be issued to approximately 17,000 contacts in 192 countries and also throughout Ireland.
A further Bulletin update will be issued shortly to keep you in touch with developments on site and our detailed programme. Please make sure that your Flight details have been sent to Bob Corson so that our Airport crews can get you safely to our site as quickly as possible.
Best Wishes from all our team here in Enniskillen,