Water ski action set for Gosford

World Junior Champion Nellie McMillan at the Australian team selection races held at Gosford in August ahead of the November championships

It’s official – waterskiing will take front and centre stage on the Coast in November with the World Water Ski Racing Championships to be held on Brisbane Water.

Central Coast Council has given the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) permission to hold the event on the Gosford waterfront from November 9 to 19.

Competitors from the USA, New Zealand, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands and Great Britain will race multiple laps over a five kilometre course four times over 10 days in classes for open men and women, Formula 2 men and women and junior boys and girls.

Teams consist of a driver, observer and skier with boats reaching speeds of 120mph.

Watching is free anywhere along the Gosford waterfront.

The previous edition of the IWWF World Waterski Racing Championships was held in 2019 in Vichy, France.

See race time details in our next edition or check out our website closer to the event.