LAKE ALFRED, Fla. (November 15, 2016) – The World Wake Association (WWA), Nautique Boat Company, and the Victorian Water Ski Association (VWSA) are proud to announce the 2017 Nautique Moomba Masters as stop number one of the Nautique Wake Series and WWA Wakeboard World Series on March 8-13, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia behind 4X Wakeboard and 3X Wakesurf Boat of the Year, the Super Air Nautique G23.

The Nautique Moomba Masters is the most spectated watersports event in the world with over 400,000 fans watching an international field of wakeboarding’s star athletes compete on the legendary Yarra River. For the first time in history the Nautique Moomba Masters will officially become a part of the renowned WWA Wakeboard World Series in conjunction with the only series that puts riders first, the Nautique Wake Series.

“The Nautique Wake Series is an integral part of the WBWS and the WWA, and we are thrilled that the Victorian Water Ski Association and the Moomba Masters will showcase the best wakeboard athletes in the world, judged by the most professional team of officials. This world-class event provides wakeboard athletes the year’s largest spectator stage to demonstrate the progression of the sport behind the world’s best wakeboat,” stated Nautique President Greg Meloon.

The 2017 Nautique Moomba Masters will be towed exclusively behind the award-winning Super Air Nautique G23 providing the platform that continues to push the progression in everything wake. Joining the WWA Wakeboard World Series implements the international competitive gold standard taking this highly-esteemed event to the next level.

“The WWA is proud to have been asked to partner with Nautique and the VWSA on the world-stage of all towed watersports to become a part of this history-rich event. Any event that gives us the ability to present our sport in a positive light to hundreds of thousands of spectators is a win for the WWA, our partners, and the riders”, said WWA President Shannon Starling.

The Nautique Moomba Masters takes place each year as a part of the Moomba Festival on the Yarra River in downtown Melbourne, Australia. This internationally recognized event attracts the world’s elite watersports athletes to compete for the coveted Nautique Moomba Masters title.

“We are proud to continue our longstanding partnership with Nautique and we’re extremely excited to add the WWA to our arsenal of world-class officials, judges and drivers at the Moomba Masters, and we are excited for what the future holds with this dream team at the largest watersports event in the world.” commented VWSA President and Moomba Masters Chairman Darren Robertson”

The 2017 Nautique Moomba Masters features the world’s elite Pro Men, Pro Women, and Jr. Pro Men wakeboard athletes.

WHAT:     2017 Nautique Moomba Masters

WHEN:    March 18-13, 2017

WHERE:  Batman Avenue, Richmond, Melbourne VIC 3121

Dedicated to progressing the sport from the ground up, the Nautique Wake Series puts riders first, developing the stars of tomorrow and showcasing the top athletes of today with every major event held behind the Super Air Nautique G23. The Nautique Wake Series is the only event series that gives riders of all ages, gender and skill level the opportunity to compete at an elite level.

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About Nautique Boat Company: Celebrating 92 years of excellence in the marine industry, Nautique is a subsidiary of Correct Craft and has been on the waters of the world with a passion for innovation since 1925. Nautique is known to push the envelope of possibility on the water, and our owners have come to expect nothing but the absolute best. The Ski Nautique 200 has changed waterskiing with 21 world records, the G-Series has won numerous awards for wakeboard boat and wakesurf boat of the year while unlocking new possibilities in wakeboarding and wakesurfing, and our Sport Series has given families endless days on the water without compromise. Through our Nautique Cares initiatives we’re dedicated to not only making a difference on the water, but to people in need around the world. The world’s best ski boat, world’s best wake boat, and a company that cares. To learn more visit Nautique.com.

About The Victorian Water Ski Association: The VWSA’s mission has been to promote and support the sport of Watersking and Wakeboarding for over 60 years. The Moomba Masters is the pinnacle of all water sports events with crowds of 1.2 Million people over three exciting days of action. Spectators line the shores of the Yarra River in Melbourne, Australia each year to enjoy watching the world’s best athletes compete and excel to the highest levels. For more information, visit www.moombamasters.com.au

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About The WWA: The World Wake Association is the global leader in wake sports sanctioning. The WWA owns and operates the WWA Wakeboard World Series, WWA Wake Park World Series, WWA Wakeboard National Championships, WWA Wake Park National Championships, WWA Wakeboard World Championships, WWA Wake Park World Championships, WWA Wake Park Triple Crown, WWA Pro Card and WWA Rider Experience. With 27 affiliate countries worldwide, the WWA is a rider-formed organization dedicated to promoting and growing wake sports worldwide. It is the primary source for riders, event organizers and competitive standards. For more information on the WWA and its events, check out www.thewwa.com