West Bay magic revs up again

Jet ski racing returns to West Bay on Monday with a repeat of the popular annual Wes-Tec Aqua Nationals.

Jet skiing in West Bay

Jet skiing in West Bay will be fun on Monday.
Photo: Ron Shillingford

Organiser Taron Smith said: ‘Team Wes-Tec Performance is a group of about 30 teammates in total; 10 of which are riders and the remainder are pit crew and support crew.

‘We are well known in the watercraft racing scene in Cayman as the veterans and leaders of the sport; having captured more wins and championships than any other team.

‘This year will be our third annual circuit race which we’ve hosted in Cayman. The races start at 11am and will go on until all races are completed, which will be around 5pm.’

The venue is the same as previous years, which is Garvin Park on Garvin Road, West Bay. It’s located next to the Dolphin Cove facility in Morgan’s Harbour.

There will be food and drinks on sale and Chef Neville’s famous jerk chicken will be in much demand.

Smith added: ‘Also, we’ve invited some of our friends of the West Bay community who are related to Adryan Powell, one of the teenage boys who was an innocent victim of gun-violence a few months ago.

‘His family members will have fried fish and fritters, as well as fish tea on sale in aide of Adryan’s medical expenses incurred through this tragic event.

‘To keep the vibes of the event in good spirits, we have our own official team DJ known locally as ‘DJ Fross’ who will be spinning the best of new and throwback jams.’

‘DJ Fross was the runner-up in the Heineken Green Synergy competition two years ago, so the crowd will once again be in store for some great music and mixing.

‘We try to keep the event clean and family oriented, so there won’t be any vulgar or explicit music being played at the event, so parents can feel free to bring out the kids for a great day of socializing and racing action.’

Riders will compete in a series of three race heats, each consisting of seven laps around the circuit course.

The races will be in the Modified Class: Beginners, 1st-time racers, Sportsman Class: Intermediate riders, some race experience and GP Class: Veteran, Experienced riders.

There will be cash and gift prizes.

Smith expects a good response. He said: ‘Last year, with minimal advertising we received a great turn-out of several hundred race-fans from all over Cayman, so this would be a great opportunity to all of Cayman and the world about the 2009 Wes-Tec Aqua Nationals.