The Racing Day
When you arrive at the race site you must sign on straightaway and before you will be allowed onto the water your Ski must be inspected by the Race Scrutineer. Failing to do this could result in being disqualified from the race meeting. There will also be a Rider’s meeting before practice, this is mandatory for all racers and will explain the day’s procedures.
Involves finding the race secretary and scribbling your signature against the class you want to take part in. She will also give you an itinerary of the day and help with any other questions you may have. Racers under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian to sign in for them.
means getting your ski inspected for safety hazards. This will take a few minutes and the Scrutineer will let you know of any irregularities. If there are any, such as a sharp bond rail you will need to rectify before racing. Failing to do so could result in being disqualified from the race meeting. The inspection is not for checking out the legality of your Ski that is saved for the end of the meeting.
The Riders Meeting
Is called at least half an hour before official practice. This is where you’ll find out the do’s and don’ts of the venue, the flag rules and any other miscellaneous information. A water marshal will also ride a demo of the course. Beginners will be given special attention and taken through how to navigate the course, what the flags mean, how to retake a buoy if missed during a race etc.
Means just that, a chance to practice the course before your race. Each class will be guided around behind a marshal boat and then laps on their own. If you are still unsure of the course, please ask the Race Director or one of the JSRA officials to go through it with you again. A good tip is to watch all the practice sessions and any races before yours.
Before your race you will need to Pre-grid, this is mandatory and means choosing your spot on the grid (startline). This helps the race run smoothly. Pre-Grid is usually located next to the startline. You must arrive in Pre-Grid just after the start of the race before yours.
The Race And Your Successes
Are down to you, but remember to keep breathing and most of all to have fun. Depending on the Championship you could compete in up to 3 motos in a day which can be very exhausting in anyone’s book. The results are usually available on the day but will be also sent to you by post after the event as well as being available on this web site.
Points To Remember
Jetsport is a safe sport and we want to keep it that way, please respect the rules and regulations of the venue and the speed restrictions when entering the water. Also, please leave the race site tidy.
Don't Be Afraid To Ask Questions!
Your first race can be very daunting and we are here to give you all the support you need to make your day a success!