2017 IJSBA Hydrodrag World Championship Results

 

Greetings, again, from Agadir, Morocco.  IJSBA is please to release the results from day three of  Round 2 of the Endurance 2017 World Championship.  Day three included the makeup heat from day one.  Below are day three results:

 

Open Class

Place  Number Team  Nation  Points Total

1.  85 PASTORELLO / BOTTI FR/FR KAW 400 400 380 1180
2.  235 GERTRUDE JD/OPIQUE MAROC/MAROC KAW 380 380 360 1120
3.  70 MOSSELMAN/ MOSSELMAN BEL/BEL KAW 368 368 352 1088
4.  82 LYCAON/JAHSI GUA/GUA KAW 360 360 368 1088
5.  31 LEBAS/JANOU FR/FR KAW 352 0 400 10 742
6.  12 FILIPE/TRUTA PORT/PORT KAW 348 0 348 696
7.  99 PILLOME/PHILIPPY MART/MART YAM 0 0 0

 

 

Atmospheric  Class (Naturally Aspirated)

Place  Number Team  Nation  Points Total

1.  46 ASHLEY/BATTE UK/UK YAM 380 400 400 1180
2.  77 AQUINO/RATHOIN FR/FR KAW 400 380 380 1160
3.  4 ENGELS/ANTONIUK BEL/RUS YAM 360 368 368 1096
4.  88 MINETTO/BERTRAND FR/FR KAW 368 360 360 30 105

 

Grand Turismo  Class 

Place  Number Team  Nation  Points Total

1.  106 BOD/ALMANZOOQI MART/DUBAI YAM 400 380 380 1160
2.  51 CLAERHOUT/CHERNUKHA BEL/RUS KAW 368 368 400 1136
3.  999 HAOUAT/ELHIRECH MAROC/MAROC YAM 380 400 352 1132
4.  1 NICOLAS-ETIENNE MARTINIQUE YAM 360 360 368 1088
5.  0 BALSAUX/VANGANSBECK BEL/BEL KAW 352 352 360 1064
6.  11 SABRY/ELHAMDAOUIN MAROC KAW 348 340 344 1032
7.  7 ALMAZNI/BADR UAE/MAROC YAM 340 348 348 80 956
8.  17 GOTTES/HAOUAT MAROC/MAROC SEA 344 344 0 688

 

Results From Morocco: Day Two Of The 2017 IJSBA Endurance World Championships


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day two of the final round of the 2017 IJSBA Endurance World Championship has concluded in Agadir, Morocco.  Today’s results are listed below.  Penalty points were assessed for missed buoys.  Heat Two from Day One will be made up tomorrow.

Open Class

Place  Number Team  Nation  Points:H1 H2 Total

1 85 PASTORELLO / BOTTI FR/FR KAW 400 400 800
2 31 LEBAS/JANOU FR/FR KAW 368 380 748
3 235 GERTRUDE JD/OPIQUE MAROC/MAROC KAW 360 368 728
4 82 LYCAON/JAHSI GUA/GUA KAW 352 352 704
5 70 MOSSELMAN/ MOSSELMAN BEL/BEL KAW 380 360 50 690
6 99 PILLOME/PHILIPPY MART/MART YAM 348 0 348
7 12 FILIPE/TRUTA PORT/PORT KAW 0 348 50 298

 

Atmospheric (Naturally Aspirated) Class

Place  Number Team  Nation  Points: H1 H2 Total

1 46 ASHLEY/BATTE UK/UK YAM 400 400 50 750
2 4 ENGELS/ANTONIUK BEL/RUS YAM 380 368 748
3 77 AQUINO/RATHOIN FR/FR KAW 368 380 50 698
4 88 MINETTO/BERTRAND FR/FR KAW 360 360 50 67

Grand Turismo Class

Place  Number Team  Nation  Points: H1 H2 Total

1.  106 BOD/ALMANZOOQI MART/DUBAI YAM 368 400 768
2.  51 CLAERHOUT/CHERNUKHA BEL/RUS KAW 400 360 760
3.  7 ALMAZNI/BADR UAE/MAROC YAM 380 380 760
4.  999 HAOUAT/ELHIRECH MAROC/MAROC YAM 360 368 728
5.  1 NICOLAS-ETIENNE MARTINIQUE YAM 352 352 704
6.  0 BALSAUX/VANGANSBECK BEL/BEL KAW 348 348 50 646
7.  17 GOTTES/HAOUAT MAROC/MAROC SEA 344 344 50 638
8.  11 SABRY SAID MAROC KAW 0 0

Updates And Notices From Morocco

 

 

Greetings from Agadir, Morocco where we are attending the last round of the 2017 IJSBA Endurance World Championships.  While here, there is a great deal of difficulty communicating with the IJSBA server back in The States.  Some emails have been bouncing back and there has been difficulty accessing some of the media files.  Please be patient as these we are catching up as fast as possible.  Please do continue to send in spelling error and posting errors so they can be corrected- in many cases you are seeing the published page before it can be seen here.

In other news and topics from Morocco:

– IJSBA has been having several meetings with organizers from the Atlantic side of the American Continents and we are going to be announcing some exciting new events and series for 2018 very soon.  These events will include an emphasis on sportsman level competitions intending to bring budget racing to the recreational minded consumer in some of the most beautiful locations on the planet.  IJSBA is partnering with affiliates in renowned destinations for a new form of “racecation.”  Please stay tuned for these developments.

 -The draft for the upcoming Mod Lites class will be released within the next two days.  We would like to receive comments on these rules as fast as possible so the class can be officially announced in January.

 

-Drafts for the 2018 Competition Rule changes are being compiled but will not be released until after the Kings Cup event has concluded.  Please send any suggested rule changes now if you have not already.

 

-The dates for the 2018 World Finals are set for September 29-October 7 with October 8 being held as an “overflow day” for scheduling purposes.  No official activity will be scheduled for October 8.  While weather, in Lake Havasu City, is traditionally predictable, we had two heavy wind days in 2017.  Fortunately, the IJSBA staff was on top of things to get us through on scheduling but we did run pretty late on Sunday.  Depending on who you listen to, many people are suggesting that there will be major shifts in weather patterns around the globe.  We are not getting into this debate.  However, we are going to reserve an overflow day if we need it.  Some of this may seem a little unusual, or silly, even, but, these things must be done in permitting and planning these days.  While we are apologizing for this, we might as well apologize for the four page waiver that emerged, in 2017, for IJSBA events in the United States.  That waiver isn’t getting any smaller either.

 

-IJSBA has been approached by an interesting amount new companies interested in producing Personal Watercraft.  The popularity of the sport continues to grow.  The trade show portion of the 2018 World Finals should be quite the event to attend.

 

-IJSBA offices will be open November 22 (the first full day back from Morocco) and then will be closed until November 28.  December hours to be announced.

 

-Orders to receive and IJSBA Competition Membership, as a gift, must be received by December 12 for card shipping on December 13.  IJSBA does not guarantee card shipments before Christmas after December 13.

 

Questions or comments relating to this posting may be sent to info@ijsba.com.  Email access is limited while in Morocco.

IJSBA Notifies Competitors That The 2017 SX-R Hull Is Not Eligivle To Receive Forced Induction

 

 

 

 

 

IJSBA has received inquiries as to whether competitors may reduce the displacement of the engine in a 2017 Kawasaki SX-R to a displacement below 1100cc in order to add forced induction to the unit.  IJSBA answers this question: No, a 2017 Kawasaki SX-R is not eligible to receive forced induction under any circumstances.

 

The 2017 SX-R was homologated under circumstances that allowed grandfathered dimensions due to the fact that Kawasaki was able to prove the watercraft was in production prior to IJSBA’s change in dimensions to eligible Ski Watercraft.  The 2017 SX-R was placed homologated subject to restrictions including, but not limited to: no eligibility for aftermarket hulls; a requirement that the engine block furnished by the manufacturer must be retained at all times, and that IJSBA could apply speed controls to the unit in any class where IJSBA deemed necessary.

In 2007, IJSBA announced an eventual move towards regulating competition watercraft using a power to weight theory along with the traditional method of categorizing competition by allowable modifications.  The 2017 SX-R is the first unit where IJSBA’s approach is viewing the power to weight of the watercraft on the race track.  IJSBA finds that adding forced induction to this unit would allow accelerations and speeds that exceed the controls IJSBA intends to have over a unit with the weight of an SX-R.

 

Competitors have made a case that provisions of the IJSBA Rule Book allow for reducing displacement to below 1100cc where forced induction may be utilized in some competition classes.  Persons proposing the legality of this modification assert that none of the provisions allowing for displacement reduction and adding forced induction are limited by the weight or size of the Ski watercraft utilizing those modifications.  IJSBA disagrees.  IJSBA relies on the following provision to support this ruling:

13.9 TURBOCHARGER/SUPERCHARGER
13.9.1 Turbocharger housing must be of the full circulating, water-jacket type at all times when the engine is running. Aftermarket turbochargers and superchargers may be used provided a hazard is not created. Original turbocharger or supercharger may be modified. Aftermarket turbochargers and superchargers may be added to originally normally aspirated watercraft. All hoses and pipes may be modified or aftermarket. Where the Race Director, or Technical Inspector, cannot determine if a turbocharger is sufficiently water-jacketed then a heat wrap and/or additional cooling mechanisms may be added to ensure safety.

IJSBA rules that the use of turbochargers or superchargers on a Ski watercraft the size and weight of a 2017 SX-R is a hazard in Ski competitions where IJSBA has not yet studied the impact of weight accelerating and moving, to the this potential extreme, in Ski competitions without speed control devices.  In the interest of safety, IJSBA prohibits the use of such modifications on the SX-R at this time.

This ruling is effective immediately.  

Questions or comment regarding this ruling may be sent to info@ijsba.com

Sea-Doo Homologates 2018 RXT-X 300 For Competition

 

 

 

 

IJSBA is pleased to announce that Sea-Doo has produced a sufficient amount of 2018 RXT-X units for the watercraft to become eligible for homologation into IJSBA Sanctioned Competitions.  Sea-Doo has applied for homologation and the unit has been approved for competition in the United States as well as world wide.

Please contact IJSBA for any questions regarding this homologation by emailing info@ijsba.com