For the first time Adeje is hosting the IWWF World Water Ski Racing Championships, in Puerto Colon, from September 5th to 15th, and the public are invited to come along and watch the world’s top racers vie for the titles.
Racing takes place from 9am to 2pm, and over 180 competitors from all over the world, including top skiers and racers from Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Belgium, the USA, France, Germany and many more countries are expected to arrive over the next few days. The Spanish team of 31 sports men and women are all from Tenerife.
At the launch of the competition Cristina Valido, Cabildo deputy president and island councillor for sports, culture and education, said this was “historic” for Adeje and Tenerife and congratulated the Canarian Water Ski federation for making the event happen with help from the Adeje council and the regional department of sports. Adeje, she added, was now synonymous with quality and excellently hosted events.
The Adeje mayor, Jose Miguel Rodríguez Fraga also congratulated those who worked so hard to bring the event to Adeje, and spoke of the importance of sport for Adeje residents as well as an amplification of the tourism offer of the borough. With tourism of such great importance economically to the region, he was delighted to see this kind of initiative bear fruit, and extended an invitation to all residents and tourists to get down to Puerto Colon over the 10 days of the competition. He added that sport in the borough also played a very important part in unifying the very diverse cultural community that Adeje enjoys.
According to the organisers the race days are September 7th, 9th, 11th and 14th, and the best viewing spots will be along the Puerto Colon pier, and no doubt there will be boats happy to ferry interested spectators out to sea as well. There is no charge for the public.