2008 St. Croix Sortie

Get Ready for the Midwest’s Hottest Stop on the X-H20 Freeride Tour!

— Jet Pilot

About the St. Croix Sortie
July 11th-13th, 2008. 50+ riders from around the country. Competition wake board boats. Riding, camping, food, music, and sun.
Although you will find a big group of us on any weekend riding together on one of our favorite lakes, or on the Saint Croix River - the Sortie is our big group ride. 2008 will be our 2nd official year for the event. Last year, with minimal preparation and only word of mouth advertising, we had about 20+ riders and another 20 non-riding guests over the course of the 3 day weekend. We expect to double those numbers this year and have added many sponsors and participants who will shower us with t-shirts, hats, decals, food, and beverages. It is going to be an amazing weekend and hope you can make it.
There will not be any structured events or competitions, but we will have a small buoy course set up in a flat water cove off of the main channel. We are working on getting items donated for a free raffle and everyone attending will be entered regardless of whether you have a ski or not.

Tentative Events Schedule
Friday, July 11th
  • Set up camp.
  • Meet and greet BBQ (host to be announced)
  • Bonfire and music (host to be announced)
Saturday, July 12th
  • Breakfast Buffet in Hudson (host to be announced)
  • Solo race against the clock buoy course
  • All day free riding.
  • 93x X-girls model search and prize giveaways
  • Ride magazine interviews and photo shoot
  • Live music in the bay hosted by Gary’s Next Party, TCJP non-alcoholic hospitality raft
  • Bonfire and BBQ
Sunday, July 13th
  • Morning poker run to Stillwater with breakfast hosted by (to be announced)
  • Freeriding
  • Lunch BBQ
  • Break Camp
Get Famous
Ride magazine, the official magazine of the AWA will be on hand with their camera in tow and will be working on a feature story covering our big event.
About the TC Jet Pilots
We are a group of PWC riders in Minnesota and we are always looking for new members. We are primarily stand up riders, but also have some sit down riders in the ranks, and welcome all PWC enthusiasts regardless of what you ride (but be forewarned, if you ride a sit down, we WILL convert you)! As of March 2008, we have over 35 official AWA registered members, and another 15+ unofficial members!

Check here for all the info on the TC Jet Pilots 2008 St. Croix Sortie, sponsor lineup coming soon…

— Jet Pilot
Thanks to all the sponsors and participants who have contributed their time, money, and swag to make the event just that much cooler.
I will post the sponsors as they are announced.
93x Rocks - Turn it up, loud!

RonnyMac.com - amazing action sports photography and graphic design work.

Blowsion - The one stop for all the gear for your ski.

AWA - American Watercraft Association defending your right to ride!

X-H20.com - Standup riders forums and namesake of the X-H20 Freeride Tour.

Liquid Militia Clothing - check out their sick line of gear for any watersport.

PWCToday.com - A great PWC Forum that gives us plenty of space and bandwidth to grabass around in 365, 24/7!

St. Boni Motorsports- a trusted jet ski shop in St. Bonifacius MN

Gary’sNextParty.com - Gary will be arranging for one of his famous parties in the bay on saturday featuring live music aboard a houseboat and a hospitality boat full of non-alcoholic beverages and snacks for our attendees!

The FL Project - Wake and Skate shop in Forest Lake. Not in the projects.

Amsoil - Serious lube!

Interested in sponsoring/participating in the Sortie? Contact scott@scotthayne.com.
Disclaimer: the Twin Cities Jet Pilots are a loose affiliation of local AWA riders and this is a ride at your own risk event. We assume no responsibility for injuries or damages for any attendees. We expect all attendees, riding and otherwise to follow all safe riding practices, maintain all insurance coverages, and to otherwise comply with all boating regulations. No alcohol will be provided, and attendees are discouraged from drinking at any point during the weekend.