The International Jet Sports Boating Association is proud to announce that Australia will host the first Motosurf World Championship on February 26 of this year. “This is an exciting development for Personal Watercraft Racing,” said IJSBA Managing Director, Scott Frazier. “Initially we had planned on having Northern and Southern Hemisphere Championships with a points contest to determine theMotosurf World Champion host location for 2007. “However, affiliates from other potential Motosurf locations have opted to host other premiere IJSBA sanctioned events which will be announced shortly.” Frazier explained that the plan is to have three to four premiere title events outside of the United States with the World Finals remaining in the US. “Aside from closed course racing, there are other classifications of PWC competitions that are deserving of World Championship recognition,” continued Frazier. “These would include Surf Competitions, Indoor Racing, Endurance, and FreeRide type of contests.” The IJSBA also plans to rotate some of the venues and to allow different affiliates to host the events.
Ross Moore, President of the Australian Jet Sports Boating Association, an IJSBA affiliate, looked forward to the event. “This was the next logical step for our Australian Surf Moto World Cup. As we have been attracting more international competitors to this event, we already have formed a racer base sufficient for a World Championship title. This sanctioning will allow us to showcase that Australia has some of the world’s best locations for personal watercraft riding and competitions,” Said Moore.
In addition to Ross More, other AJSBA members were key players in bringing this event to life. “I met with members from the Australian Delegation at the Kings Cup event (in Thailand) and their dedication to racing was convincement enough that the IJSBA needed to do something in the Australian region,” added Frazier.
The Motosurf World Championship Titles will be awarded in four categories: Pro Runabout Open, Pro Ski Open, Amateur Runabout Open, and Amateur Ski Open. Held in the scenic Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia, competitors will be experiencing some of the best surf conditions for PWC racing. These conditions will allow competitors to showcase skills that aren’t always observable in the traditional closed course racing circuits. Persons interested in competing in this event should contact the AJSBA atwww.ajsba.org.au.
This event is produced by The Australian Jetsports Boating Association, an IJSBA affiliate. The International Jet Sports Boating Association is the worldwide sanctioning body for personal watercraft competitive racing. The IJSBA is responsible for the rules which govern the sanction, organization and conduct of sanctioned events; the standards for eligibility and conduct of competition and officials; the regulations for eligibility and preparation of watercraft; and the rules for annual series of events around the world.
The IJSBA has affiliated associations, organizations and members in more than 50 countries worldwide and its headquarters are located in California, United States. To find out more about the IJSBA please visit our website: www.ijsba.com.