Wave runners had a blast

The recently formed Cayman Islands
Watercraft Association held the second of a series of four national
championship Jet Ski races at South Sound and there was plenty of thrills and

Races competed in four categories;
beginners, novice, amateur and expert. Each class does three mottos (races) and
the number of laps varies each time. The next two races will be on 19 September
and in October.

Each race gets points and the rider
with the highest points will be crowned Cayman’s National Champion in each
class. The watercraft association is an affiliate member of the International
Jet Sports Boat Association which authorises CIWA to qualify riders for the
world finals in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, held in October of each year.

CIWA has support from the Cayman
Islands Fire Service, the Police Marine Unit, Port Authority and the Emergency
Medical Service. Safety is paramount in all their races. The association
currently has internal marshalling and a safety team in train and they will be
qualified by the end of the year.

Aims for the watercraft association
are things such as getting more youth involved in racing and to also be the
local sanctioning and governing body for the entire Jet Ski racing in the
Cayman Islands. Next year the association hopes to have the races in different
locations other than South Sound. Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are also future
locations for races.

For more information, contact: CIWA
President: Vincent Ramgeet on 925-4810 or [email protected]
or George ‘Lulu’ Smith on 925-9743
or Glen Ebanks on 925-2241.