08-13-2008, 12:42 PM #1
K38 IJSBA World Finals Course Marshal Training
For Immediate Release:
August 13, 2008
K38 Course Marshal Certification Program - 2008 quakeysense World Finals
October 4-12, 2008 Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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Joe Barron in background and Jonathan Cahill in foreground provide coverage at IJSBA 2007 quakeysense World Finals
We are pleased to announce that the Course Marshal Certification Program has filled it's student quota! The program had the opportunity for 10 persons to be participate and the slots filled up rapidly.
This shows an increased awareness and commitment to the person(s) who take the role of 'official' during personal water craft events. 'I'm honored to be working with these folks who are dedicated and passionate about providing professional water security and assistance on the race track and further continue their education to increase their knowledge base', states Shawn Alladio Safety Director for the IJSBA.
The International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA) is the worldwide sanctioning body for personal watercraft competitive racing and Shawn Alladio will oversee the Course Marshal team at World Finals. 'Our team is the best in the world by far, Joe Barron, BJ, Fabio Annigoni and myself have over 65 years combined PWC experience! When we work on the water we know instinctively what the other needs, that's synergy and balance in action.' says Shawn.
This is the the second year in the history of the IJSBA that certifications have been issued for the role of 'Course Marshals'. The course goals are to implement safe practices and standards that will benefit staff and participants to further ensure the safety record of personal water craft events. The level of service is not only one of prevention prior to the competition through safety checks of equipment and personal gear, but coverage and response in case of need on the track.
Students will further their outreach in supervision of competition events, enforcement of rules, safety standards, responsibilities, and effectively manage the needs of an competition event. 'We will be working with other IJSBA staff members, our focus is the water, but we depend on the land crews, the flagger, scorekeepers, race director, staging, EMS, after race tech, the racers themselves they are our anchors, we are one part of the 'body race machine', says Shawn.
These folks, upon successful completion of the course and tests will join an elite group of worldwide members in our personal water craft community to bear the credential of 'Course Marshal Certified'. The course will employ the use of Kawasaki Jet Skis and K38 Rescue Boards for training for both officiating, towing, vessel recovery, or water recovery needs of downed racers.
This will be the second year our staff will truly have an international appearance for our competitors at the IJSBA World Finals, members are coming from Italy, Hawai'i, Portugal, Spain, UK, and the United States
World Finals. The IJSBA World Finals, held every year since 1982 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona U.S.A., is the true focal point on the international calendar. This is the most venerable and prestigious single personal watercraft event in the world. With an invitation-only policy attracting over 750 of the world’s best personal watercraft racers, the World Finals have been the cornerstone of IJSBA racing. Racers from around the world make the pilgrimage to Lake Havasu City every October for the opportunity to make their mark on the international stage. Please visit: www.ijsba.com
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Shawn Alladio along with instructors from K38 International are represented in 14 countries worldwide and have set the global standard for Personal Water Craft and Rescue Water Craft education, training and event management. K38 is partnered with the American Watercraft Association to advance boating education and awareness. Please visit our communities: www.K38WaterSafety.com www.awahq.org
Boating safety information:
Arizona Game and Fish: http://www.gf.state.az.us/outdoor_recreation/boating.shtml
Cal Boating DBAW: http://www.dbw.ca.gov/BoaterInfo/QuaggaLoc.aspx#Known
Nevada Department of Wildlife: http://www.ndow.org/boat/
National Safe Boating Council: http://safeboatingcouncil.org/
K38 2007 Course Marshal Photo Album: http://flickr.com/photos/k38shawn/sets/72157604104029231/
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