Local Jet Ski racing hopes to boast more international champions
The Cayman Islands Watercraft Association is sending a contingent of racers to Lake Havasu City, Arizona for the 2013 International Jet Sports Boating Association World Finals. The competition, in its 32nd year, takes place Oct. 5-13 and is invitation-only, attracting some 750 of the world’s best riders.
The Cayman team left this week and hopes to produce another winner like Roshad Goff or Jordan ‘JJ’ McLean. Goff, who turned 26 last Saturday, placed first overall in the Amateur Stock class and fourth in the Pro Stock division at the 2012 competition. McLean, 24, claimed a world title in 2011 and last year placed in the top 10 for the Expert Limited and Pro-Am Limited segments.
Goff, who hails from West Bay and McLean, whose family roots are in East End and Bodden Town, were flanked by top local talent in 2012. Javier Medina rode in the Expert Limited, Pro-Am Limited and Novice Limited categories, placing in the top 10. Gary ‘GJ’ Whittaker, the reigning Jet Around Cayman winner, placed fourth in the Expert Limited division and Vanjae ‘VJ’ Ramgeet finished fifth in the Novice Stock class and seventh in the Amateur Stock segment.
This month’s event comes after the association wrapped up its 2013 National Championship Series, which featured McLean as one of the top finishers.