NAUTIQUE ANNOUNCES EXTENDED PARTNERSHIP WITH MOOMBA MASTERS
2015 Moomba Masters Women's Tricks Podium - Natallia Berdnikava, Erika Lang, and Whitney McClintock
Moomba Masters Night Jump Crowd
ORLANDO, FL (March 10, 2015) – Nautique and the Victorian Water Ski Association (VWSA) are proud to announce their extended partnership cementing Nautique as the exclusive towboat of the Moomba Masters Invitational held in Melbourne, Australia through 2020.
“We are proud to continue our longstanding partnership with Nautique and we’re extremely excited for what the future holds,” commented VWSAPresident and Moomba Masters Chairman Darren Robertson. “This year was once again a success and we’ve already started on new ideas for next year to take this world class event to the next level,” added Robertson.
The Moomba Masters Invitational was held this past weekend with record breaking attendance of over 200,000 spectators lining the shores of the Yarra River to watch the world’s best athletes compete exclusively behind the world record breaking Ski Nautique 200 and the award winning Super Air Nautique G23.
Athletes from around the globe looked to claim their first title of the season on the infamous Yarra River. For the second year in a row, Team Nautique dominated Women’s Tricks with Natallia Berdnikava upsetting top seed Erika Lang to claim this year’s tricks title with Lang in second and Whitney McClintock rounding out the podium. McClintock claimed her fourth consecutive Women’s Slalom title as well as the Overall title. Jacinta Carroll defended her Jump title for the second year in a row, also placing first in Night Jump and second in Overall. Fellow Nautique athlete Marion Mathieu placed third in Jump, second in Night Jump, and third in Overall. Nautique wakeboard athletes Raimi Merritt and Meagan Ethell took second and third respectfully while Noah Flegel placed third in Men’s Wakeboard. Team Nautique slalom phenom Nate Smith made a come back after being injured most of last season to claim the Slalom title once again. Nautique’s newest addition Aliaksei Zharnasek won Men’s Tricks and Joshua Briant claimed third in Overall.
“Nautique is thrilled to extend our partnership with the Victorian Water Ski Association and the Moomba Masters. This is a world class event that gives water ski and wakeboard athletes a very unique platform to compete behind the world’s best boats,” stated Nautique President/CEO Bill Yeargin. “The competition was amazing and I would like to congratulate all of the competitors on another successful Moomba Masters,” Yeargin added.