The Worlds - World Water Ski Racing Champs 2017
SunFest Watersports Festival

WELCOME

We are proud to be hosting the 20th World Water Ski Racing Championships in Tacoma. In conjunction with the NWSRA, IWSF and USA Waterski we look forward to bringing the Worlds back to the USA for the first time since 2003.

THE WORLDS World Water Ski Racing Champs 2017

THE WORLDS

The World Championships are held every 2 years around the world, and in 2015 were held in Wellington, New Zealand. The Worlds will bring together the worlds best ski racers competing for the prestige of being crowned World Champion.

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SUNFEST Water Sports Festival

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

JULY 29 AND AUGUST 5, 2017
Point Ruston, Tacoma

Date/Time Event
Saturday, July 29
11:15 AM Ski Racing - Open Women and F2 Women (45 min race + 1 lap)
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Entertainment - Flashback Nation
Waterski Demos (Hotdog and water-skiing legend Tony Klarich)
Skydiving Demo (Luke Aikins)
1:35 PM Ski Racing - Junior Boys and Girls (30 min race + 1 lap)
2:05 PM - 3:30 PM Entertainment - Flashback Nation
Waterski Demos (Hotdog and water-skiing legend Tony Klarich)
Skydiving Demo (Luke Aikins)
3:40 PM Ski Racing - Open Men and F2 Men (60 min race + 1 lap)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Entertainment - Pt Ruston Summer Concert Series
Power Laces
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Entertainment - High Voltage Band
Saturday, August 5
11:15 AM Ski Racing - Open Women and F2 Women (45 min race + 1 lap)
12:00 PM - 1:30PM Waterski Demos (Hotdog and water-skiing legend Tony Klarich)
Skydiving Demo (Luke Aikins)
1:35 PM Ski Racing - Junior Boys and Girls (30 min race + 1 lap)
2:05 PM - 3:30 PM Entertainment - Po’okela Street Band
Waterski Demos (Hotdog and water-skiing legend Tony Klarich)
Skydiving Demo (Luke Aikins)
3:40 PM Ski Racing - Open Men and F2 Men (60 min race + 1 lap)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Entertainment - Pt Ruston Summer Concert Series
Ted Brown Showcase
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Entertainment - High Voltage Band

ENTERTAINMENT

PARKING/TRANSPORTATION

There are a few options to get to SunFest:

SUNFEST SHUTTLE

Pick-Up: Corner of A Street and South 11th Street Tacoma
Drop-Off: Point Ruston
Operation times: Available only on July 29th and August 5th
10:15am : first departure from downtown.
10:15pm : last departure from Point Ruston.
Shuttles run every 30-45 minutes.
Travel time: 15 min each way
Cost: City of Tacoma Parking : $2.00 per day
Shuttle : FREE
Provider: First Student

Downtown to Defiance Trolley

Pick-Up: Select Pacific Ave Bus Stops
Drop-Off: Point Ruston
Operation times: Available Every Day
10:20am : first departure from downtown.
8:30pm : last departure from Point Ruston.
Shuttles run every 30 minutes.
Travel time: 15 min each way
Cost: $1.00 each way
Provider: Pierce Transit
Provider: https://www.piercetransit.org/downtowntodefiance

SPONSORS

CHI Franciscan Health
Emerald Queen Casino
Michelob Ultra

BENEFICIARY

Ben's Fund

 

 

 

 

THE DESTINATION
Point Ruston, Tacoma, Washington

WHAT TO SEE AND DO

The World Water Ski Racing Championships aside, Seattle and Tacoma are exciting urban cities surrounded by unmatched natural beauty. When the sun comes out, the outdoor-oriented culture shines, which means that adventurous activities, many within city limits, are bountiful. Here are some of the best ways to enjoy the unique mix of urban adventure Seattle and Tacoma have to offer:

PARKING/TRANSPORTATION

There are a few options to get to SunFest:

SUNFEST SHUTTLE

Pick-Up: Corner of A Street and South 11th Street Tacoma
Drop-Off: Point Ruston
Operation times: Available only on July 29th and August 5th
10:15am : first departure from downtown.
10:15pm : last departure from Point Ruston.
Shuttles run every 30-45 minutes.
Travel time: 15 min each way
Cost: City of Tacoma Parking : $2.00 per day
Shuttle : FREE
Provider: First Student

Downtown to Defiance Trolley

Pick-Up: Select Pacific Ave Bus Stops
Drop-Off: Point Ruston
Operation times: Available Every Day
10:20am : first departure from downtown.
8:30pm : last departure from Point Ruston.
Shuttles run every 30 minutes.
Travel time: 15 min each way
Cost: $1.00 each way
Provider: Pierce Transit
Provider: https://www.piercetransit.org/downtowntodefiance
THE COMPETITORS
Brave, strong and world class athletes

THE TEAMS

Yes they are brave, strong and world class athletes. Come back here to meet the best of the best of this high adrenaline sport. Athletes bio's will be added here as we find out who qualifies to compete in the 2017 World Water Ski Racing Championship.

Are you a Competitor? Take a look at the Official Information.