Information bulletin n°1 (download pdf version)

The French Waterski and Wakeboard Federation has successfully bid to host the 2022 edition of the IWWF Europe & Africa barefoot Championships.

The event will be held on the private lake of Saint Prest "Etang du Gorget" near the city of Chartres, previously used to host many French barefoot national championships, as well as the 2011 Europe & Africa barefoot championships.

The lake is 1080 m long and offers good wind protection, due to trees present nearly all around.

Provisional schedule :

Monday July 25th and Tuesday 26th: training available on the competition lake, with the boat of the competition. Price is € 220 per hour including driver.

Wednesday July 27th

8:00                 Elimination round

19:00               Opening Ceremony

Thursday July 28th
8:00                 Elimination round

Friday, July 29th
8:00                 Elimination round
following         Final round

Saturday, July 30th
8:30                 Final round
19:00               Prize giving and closing ceremony


Competition towboat

the towboat of the competition will be a Brendella Barefooter with 250 HP Suzuki outboard engine.

Entry requirements

Entry fees

Entry fee for the junior championships is € 180 per skier (€ 140 for only two events)
Entry fee for the senior championships is € 220 per skier
Entry fee for the open championships is € 220 per skier

A skier who will enter two championships (junior and open or senior and open) will pay the two entry fees. Entry fees must be paid on arrival to the site, prior to the competition.

All members Federations must submit :

1- intention to enter form to this event by email no later than May 31, 2022.

2- entry forms to this event by email, no later than July 10, 2022.

Entry forms must be sent to the organiser, and the Europe Confederation Barefoot Council chairman:

FFSNW representative Alain Gautier: hbsgautier@aol.com

E&A Barefoot Council Chairman Ludo Vrancx: go2foot@me.com

From now on the registration of participants to Titled Events (World Championships, Confederation Championships) have to be done in EMS.

The registration of participants in EMS is only possible by the National EMS Federation Administrator and works as follows:

  • Select the Titled Event in the Competitions menu
  • Scroll down to the Participations section and click the “New participation” button to register the Athletes
  • You will be asked to register the Entry Type of the participant (Team Member, Individual Participant, Wild Card, Reserve)
  • The Entry Type will be included in the download to the scoring system.

The EA Barefoot Council is organising a official seminar on 19.+20.03. in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

The EC Barefoot Council in cooperation with the German Waterski- and Wakeboard Federation is organizing an international official seminar. All officials (from beginners to level2) are welcome to join.

When: 19.+20.03.2022 

Where: Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund (DOSB) e.V.
Otto-Fleck-Schneise 12
60528 Frankfurt am Main

The seminar will take place in Frankfurt a.M., Germany. The best officials of europe (like Ludo Vrancx, Andy Harris, Paul Turner, etc.) will be there.
The clinic will start on Saturday 10am with a theoretical part (including scoring software, EMS-System, rule changes, scoring, judging, homologation, …).  On Sunday we will do some quizzes – a requirement for every official. Please register yourself on the World barefoot Council homepage for the quizzes before this seminar.  
There are several hotels in the City of Neu-Isenburg just a few minutes per car away. 
Official Hotel: Leonardo Hotel Frankfurt City South Isenburger Schneise 40, 60528 Frankfurt am Main
We have a contingent of 15 single-rooms at the hotel till 04.03.2022. We can offer you a special deal for the rooms of 50€ per night (+20€ for a double-room). Please make your reservation via mail reservations.frankfurt@leonardo-hotels.com (reservation code: barefoot). We would like to organize a dinner on saturday evening. Please let us know if you would like to join the seminar and the saturday dinner asap.
If you need a pickup from the airport, please let us know, too. 

For more information/registration contact: Svenja Hempelmann Svenja.hempelmann@dwwv.de 

Barefoot Waterski Athletes of the decade (2010-2019) and ¼ century (1995-2019)

Huge congratulation David Small & Ashleigh Stebbeings...

For all results of each discipline and more info, follow the link below:


Online April 24 10.00-14.00
The European barefoot council have the pleasure to invite all Federations and skiers to the 2021 E&A Barefoot judge seminar. Due to the corona pandemic will it take place online on the 24 of April 10.00-14.00

• Welcome
• Rules changes
• Rule’s discussion
• Registration on world barefoot council
• EMS system
• Quizzes
• Practical judging

Sign up on contact@EABarefootCouncil.com before 19 April and you will have a ZOOM invitation.

Download your rulebook from: www.EABarefootCouncil.com

To access the quizzes, please click the following link: https://www.worldbarefootcouncil.com/quizzes.php

If you have any questions contact Paul Turner, Peter Norberg or Ludo Vrancx v(paul.turner@cmb.tech, pnorberg.71@gmail.com, go2foot@me.com)

IWWF Licence Now!

18th January 2021

Purchase your IWWF Licence now!

Quick and easy on the EMS Website in the Members’ Section (or on the Athletes’ page if you are a non-member), using either a computer or smartphone.  An annual licence costs USD25.00 or a single event licence cost USD7.00.  Payment can be made by credit card in US  Dollars or Euro’s.

For more information on the IWWF Licence, please refer to the EMS Newsletter #8 and video tutorial