Happy Summer 2018 Solstice From IJSBA





Happy Summer, 2018 from IJSBA.  Today is the longest day of the year and the solstice is the official start of the summer season.  This has been an event filled week.  Most of us dads in the USA just finished digesting our Fathers Day BBQ meals, our athletes, friends, and colleagues in the Muslim Nations just finished their Eid al Fitr celebration commemorating the end of Ramadan.  This past Monday, IJSBA opened 5 days a week full time and we are preparing for the 2018 Blowsion World Finals and will have a large update on the 100 day mark coming up.  We have already processed more visa requests for competition than we did last year and it is only June.  Racing is in full swing.  This is a wonderful time of the year.  Please start checking the IJSBA website every couple of days as information is going to start coming frequently.

2018 European Cup: July 14-15, Belgrade, Serbia

IJSBA has received this exciting news from our partners in Belgrade Serbia: The Jet Ski Association Of Serbia.  If you have never been to an event hosted by Suki and his group- or even been around him at World Finals, you know it is difficult to find a person who loves Personal Watercraft Racing more than he does.  We aren’t saying he loves it more than you do, just that it is hard to find someone who loves it more than him.  Besides, it isn’t a contest.  The contest is who races best on a given day.  That day, or days in this case, is July 14 and 15 in Belgrade.  Please see the official race information below including schedule and entry form.


In the organization of

Jet Ski Association of Serbia,

sanctioned by International Jet Sports Boating Association

we invite you to the EUROPEAN JET SKI CUP  OF S E R B I A


Dear jet ski friends,


Jet Ski Association of Serbia will organize international event in Belgrade, Serbia and according that, we would like to invite you to take a part at the race of the European Cup on Sava river at the Nautical village “Biser” (Nauticko selo “Biser”) that will be held on July 14-15th, first weekend after IJSBA Europe race in Belgium.


Beside the IJSBA, Serbian ministry of youth and sport and city of Belgrade, gives support to this event and giving you the chance to be side by side at the start line together with the well known jet ski names, such is Fabio Incorvaia (7 time World Champion), Rainer Eidner (winner of World Cup – Kings Cup), Csaba Gerencser, Czeller Bela, Nikos Mezitis, Ali Komsusu, Veljko Sukalo Suki and many more.


Entry form is available at the end of this info and can be sent at the request for all those who are interested to participate, so please send your request at the entry@jetskisavezsrbije.com or  info@jetskisavezsrbije.com.



Date:                        14-15. VII 2018.

Location:                 SERBIA, BELGRADE, SAVA RIVER – NAUTICAL VILLAGE                                                    „BISER“, BOLJEVCI

                                 GPS: 44.716293, 20.222077

Accommodation (recommended):

–        Houses on the water at the race location (two beds)/ http://jpkulturaisportsurcin.rs/wp/nauticko-selo/

–        Bungalows, about 7 km from the race location (two beds) / http://jpkulturaisportsurcin.rs/wp/bojcinske-brvnare/   

–        S Club – Hotel/Aquapark, about 5 km from the race location (2-4 beds, appartments, bungalows) / http://s-klub.com/

–        Campground at the race location


Classes:                    Runabout and Ski – Novice, Pro-Am, Expert


Categories:              Runabout GP1

                                 Runabout Gentleman GP1

                                 Runabout GP4

                                 Runabout Novice Stock

                                 Runabout Novice Open

                                 Ski GP1

                                 Ski Gentleman

                                 Kawasaki Cup Novice Runabout

                                 Kawasaki Cup Expert Runabout

                                 Runabout Woman


Cesare Vismara Memorial


Trophies:                 1st – 3rd place trophy + medal


Rules:                       Official IJSBA rules


Entries and              free of charge

registration:             sending attached form by e-mail at: entry@jetskisavezsrbije.com  
and at the race location

 Race Schedule:



July 13th


         During the afternoon – last chance for registration at the rice site, free training



July 14th


            09:00 – 10:00   free training

10:15 – 10:45   riders meeting at the race location

11:00                            Opening ceremony on the water / Nations parade


1. 11:30 – 11:50 RUNABOUT GP4 15 min + 1 lap
2. 11:50 – 12:05 SKI GENTLEMAN 10 min + 1 lap
3. 12:05 – 12:25 RUNABOUT NOVICE STOCK 15 min + 1 lap
4. 12:25 – 12:45 RUNABOUT GENTLEMAN GP1 15 min + 1 lap
5. 12:45 – 13:05 KAWASAKI CUP NOVICE RA 15 min + 1 lap
Lunch break / pause
6. 14:00 – 14:20 KAWASAKI CUP EXPERT RA 15 min + 1 lap
7. 14:20 – 14:35 RUNABOUT NOVICE OPEN 10 min + 1 lap
8. 14:35 – 14:55 SKI GP1 12 min + 1 lap
9. 14:55 – 15:20 RUNABOUT GP1 20 min + 1 lap
10. 15:20 – 15:35 RUNABOUT WOMAN 10 min + 1 lap
11. 16:00 – 16:30 CESARE VISMARA MEMORIAL – OFFSHORE 30 min + 1 lap
12. 17:30 FLYBOARD SHOW  



July 15th


        09:00 – 10:00   free training


1. 10:15– 10:35 RUNABOUT GP4 15 min + 1 lap
2. 10:35 – 10:50 SKI GENTLEMAN 10 min + 1 lap
3. 10:50 – 11:10 RUNABOUT NOVICE STOCK 15 min + 1 lap
4. 11:10 – 11:30 RUNABOUT GENTLEMAN GP1 15 min + 1 lap
5. 11:30 – 11:50 KAWASAKI CUP NOVICE RA 15 min + 1 lap
Lunch break / pause
6. 13:00 – 13:20 KAWASAKI CUP EXPERT RA 15 min + 1 lap
7. 13:20 – 13:35 RUNABOUT NOVICE OPEN 10 min + 1 lap
8. 13:35 – 13:55 SKI GP1 12 min + 1 lap
9. 13:55 – 14:25 RUNABOUT GP1 20 min + 1 lap
10. 14:25 – 14:40 RUNABOUT WOMAN 10 min + 1 lap
11. 15:00 – 15:30 CESARE VISMARA MEMORIAL – OFFSHORE 30 min + 1 lap










Date and place of birth:  
License number:  
Jet Ski type:  



Nautical village Biser-Belgrade, Serbia / 14-15th July, 2018



IJSBA European Jet Ski Cup


ð   Runabout GP1 ð   Ski GP1 ð  Novice Runabout
ð   Runabout Gentleman GP1 ð   Ski Gentleman ð  Expert Runabout
ð  Runabout Novice Stock   ð  Runabout Woman
ð  Runabout Novice Open
ð   Runabout GP4


ð   Flyboard  ð   Pro/Expert Runabout Open CC/Offshore

I undersigned, declare that I know and accept official rules of above mentioned races. In case of an accident, personal injury, caused damage to a third person, in case if some objects should disappear, get lost or stolen, or in case of any kind of material damage during the competition, or on the plot, I realize Jet Ski Association of Serbia – the organizer and the Sponsors of every kind of responsibility.

I participate in the competition on my own risk.


Date and place, ………………..……………..….                                                 ………………………………..



For online registration, please send your entry form at:  entry@jetskisavezsrbije.com


St Pete Beach P1 Grand Prix

Thousands of spectators gathered on the white sands of Florida’s beautiful St. Pete Beach Father’s Day weekend to see high-speed action unfold.  Spectators were certainly not deprived of action as some of the world’s greatest riders took to the water for the AquaX Enduro Pro race.

After some intense racing, nail-biting competition came in the form of the current AquaX World ranked number one, Eric Francis, who battled it out for the win in race 1. Despite a slow start, Eric snatched the lead on the second to last lap pipping reigning P1 AquaX world champion, Brian Baldwin, and series favorite, Chris MacClugage, to the post.





The penultimate race for the entire P1 SuperStock series, all the pressure was on the shoulders of drivers and navigators to maintain their form before heading into the final race in Sarasota on 30 June. This pressure pushed team Gallagher, into the lead. GoToSteves.com pulled off a win in race by racing smart and slick maneuvering. Race 2, Team Gallagher took back that was theirs by taking the checkered flag.  

Over all win for the weekend went to Team Gallagher followed by GoToSteves.cm and rounding out the podium, Team GEICO.


Although the Pro Enduro is P1’s headlining class for the series, the Amateurs did not fail to please the crowds. In spite of rough race conditions, the Amateur class rode a hard race and put on a spectacular show.  Canadian and JetX team rider, Dave Davidson rode an excellent race and managed an overall third place with Tommy Olswang second.  New to AquaX, Team Visit St. Pete rider, Tyler Hill managed to take the overall victory with a text book win

The Amateur 200 Class brought some new and returning faces to the podium.  Another first time AquaX rider, Jeff Therrien came out the gate swinging with an overall 3rd place on board his Kawasaki 15F.  The second step went to another new racer to the series, Ben Mantel with former P1 AquaX Champion, Scott Reeves, returning to the top of the podium.

On Saturday, and under the basking sunshine, tributes were paid to Sanford Firefighter, Lt. Mike Salber.  Family, friends, colleagues and members of the racing community came together on the shoreline to honor Salber, who was also a SuperStock driver. The heartfelt tribute saw Mike’s son, and fellow powerboat enthusiast, Zane Salber, lay flowers on the water while P1 Safety director, Chief Mark Austin played bagpipes as is tradition in honoring a member of the fire-fighting community.



This is the second year in which P1 has hit up St. Pete Beach and Azam Rangoonwala, CEO of Powerboat P1 said: “We love bringing the sport out to St. Pete Beach because they offer us such a great venue and provide great close-to-shore racing for the thousands of spectators flocking the white sandy beaches. Partnering with Visit St. Pete /Clearwater offered us such a great atmosphere for both working and racing and we cannot wait to return next year. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the fantastic sponsors who joined us over the weekend, without whom our events just wouldn’t exist.”

The sponsors Azam speaks of refers to the number of local and National businesses who came out in force to support the event. These included; hotel booking service, Hotel Planner, tourist board, St. Pete/ Clearwater and energy drink brand, Rip It Energy. Sponsoring personal watercraft manufacturers, Yamaha, Sea-Doo BRP and Kawasaki also joined the crowds.

The next stop for the P1 Staff will be Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix June 30th and July 1st and will be livefee.


East Coast Watercross 2018 Opening Rounds: May 19 & 20, Niantic, New York


The East Coast Watercross Tour roars back into action for their 3rd season as the IJSBA’s Northeast US Promoter this coming weekend in picturesque Niantic, CT! The 10 Round tour opener is set to hit the beaches May 19th and 20th.

             East Coast Watercross has been called the fastest growing Region in the US, and continues to see racers traveling from as far away as California to complete in their Regional Series. This year’s tour will visit 2 new cities in the Northeast and has already drawn interest from brand new racers from these areas and more!

             Rounds 1 & 2 will be held in Niantic, a small town set on the shores of the Long Island Sound. 3 miles of beautiful sand beaches, lined with a brand a new boardwalk make this location perfect for not only racers but spectators alike! This year’s event will coincide with a car show and local fair in the area. The Connecticut Army National Guard will be in attendance, and the local Harbormaster will kick the events off with a cannon from his vessel.

             Pre-Registration is open, available racing classes, event info and more can be found at www.EastCoastWatercross.com or on Facebook @ECWatercross.