Correct Craft helps create new wakeboard event

ORLANDO, Fla. - Correct Craft Boat Co., and event organizer World Sports & Marketing have joined forces to create the Air Nautique Pan American Wakeboard Championship, which will debut in Orlando, Fla., at Orlando WaterSports Complex, Sept. 21-25, 2005, World Sports said in a recent release.

The Pan American Championship will be open to all divisions and age groups and will be a World Cup of Wakeboarding event, handled in much the same way as the Wakeboard Nationals, which are open to all participants throughout the world.

The event will be open to competitors from the Western Hemisphere, marking the first time a competition has been held to recognize the top wakeboarders in this region, organizers said.

"Correct Craft is a family-oriented company, producing boats with families in mind," said Gary Meloon, vice president of marketing for Correct Craft. "It seems that the majority of the big events include only pro riders. With the growing number of participants at the Nationals and Worlds we saw the need for more competitions to help encourage growth at the amateur level. This event will be open to all ages, and we hope families get excited and make the trip to Orlando."

Correct Craft has been the official tow boat of the WWA Wakeboard National for many years, and will continue in that capacity in 2005.

"We are very excited to have the opportunity to continue our relationship with Correct Craft," said Sean Dishman, sales and marketing director for World Sports & Marketing. "It is exciting to be bringing an event of this magnitude to the market. We are happy to help out in further developing the next crop of great wakeboarders."

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