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    2009 IJSBA World Finals

    2009 IJSBA World Finals, October 10-18 Crazy Horse Campgrounds, Lake Havasu City, AZ

    December 9, 2008
    The IJSBA is pleased to announce the dates for the 2009 IJSBA World Finals. The World Finals will be held from October 10 through October 18, 2009 at Crazy Horse Campgrounds in Lake Havasu City. This year will mark the 28th installment of the largest PWC in the world.
    While there are some details that must be worked out with the city, the IJSBA and Crazy Horse Campground are committed to preserve this event in Lake Havasu. Crazy Horse maintains an excellent location that has an established infrastructure which allows the IJSBA to put on the most efficient and cost effective event in the Lake Havasu City area.
    Lake Havasu City restaurants, hotels, and other businesses have done so much to welcome us and so many of you have established great working relationships with these entities. Everything will be done to maintain this arrangement.
    We realize that advance planning is necessary and we wanted to let you know, as early as possible, that you can safely make flight and travel plans to the Havasu/Mohave County area and know that they are secure. We can guarantee that the event will be held in this area on these dates.
    Please stay tuned to the IJSBA for more information about the 2009 World Finals as we will be releasing information rapidly over the next couple of weeks.
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    Good news Shawn

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    Does anyone have an estimate of the number of participants in this event?

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    I think we were at 300 entrants this year and they can race multiple events, but don't quote me I could be wrong. The attendance for spectators was higher than the past 3 years, this I know. But I'm guessing by the number of races we produced the entrant numbers, which I think were slightly down from the previous year.

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    2009 IJSBA - K38 Course Marshal Training Program
    K38 International course Marshal attendees at IJSBA Parade of Nations

    2009 K38 Certified Course Marshal Training Program
    Third Annual Training Program Announced

    Eight countries representing Personal Watercraft, Aquabike (Moto d' Acqua) competition events for the purpose of event management, often referred to as 'water patrol, water officials, or course marshals', have received their certification of professional development to date. These nations representatives are in good standing, and are the stewards of the 'best practices' of this type of event management.

    1. Italy-1
    2. Switzerland-2
    3. Russia-6
    4. Ukraine-5
    5. Spain-1
    6. USA-9
    7. Poland-3
    8. Japan-8

    In 2009, we will again be offering the K38 Course Marshal Certification program in the month of October for those who attend the IJSBA World Finals and the K38 International PWC Safety Summit proceedings. The certification is valid for a period of 3 years from date of issue upon successful completion of the training program.

    Next available training program:

    K38 International
    Dates: October 7-18th, 2009. K38 International PWC Safety Summit.
    Location: City of Lake Havasu, Arizona USA
    Host: International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA)

    Recommended pre-requisite: K38 Open Rescue Boat Course, CPR, previous event management, or what is required by your administrative associate governing body for competition.

    Background

    The International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA) is the worldwide sanctioning body for personal watercraft competitive racing. The IJSBA's Water Safety Director, 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 68 years combined PWC experience! When we work on the water we know instinctively what the other needs, that's synergy and balance in action', states Shawn.

    This is the third 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 third year our IJSBA staff will have an international appearance for our competitors at the IJSBA World Finals, members are coming from Italy, Portugal, Spain, UK, Guam, Japan, Switzerland, and the United States




    IJSBA 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

    K38 Water Safety

    K38 International is 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

    For additional information: [email protected]

    Sponsors: K38 USA enjoys the support of Kawasaki Motors Corporation using Jet Ski watercraft for their training programs, events and competitions. Liquid Militia Clothing www.LiquidMilitia.com www.PWCoffshore.com, OTB Boots, Mustang Survival, Hydro Turf and K38 GEAR.

    Boating safety information:

    Arizona Game and Fish: http://www.gf.state.az.us/outdoor_re.../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 2008 Course Marshal Photo Albums:

    http://flickr.com/photos/k38shawn/se...7609317357698/

    http://flickr.com/photos/k38shawn/se...7608527567577/




    http://www.k38watersafety.com/forum/...ead.php?t=1584

    K38 International Forums http://www.k38watersafety.com/forum/...isplay.php?f=5

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    IJSBA World Finals 3rd Annual Parade of Nations

    February 17,2009
    The IJSBA is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Parade of Nations - Once again Lake Havasu City in Arizona will be honoring all race participants for the 28th IJSBA Quakysense World Finals.
    Everyone is invited to attend to honor and represent the flag from their respective country. The event will be held Thursday, October 15th 7:30 PM at the London Bridge Resort and Convention Center. This is free to everyone attending the IJSBA World Finals and there will be an open cash bar for refreshments if desired.
    This year I would like to invite participants and friends to bring something special from their country and gift it to an individual from another nation. This item could be a sticker, t-shirt, hat or even a small nation flag.
    Once again there will be our annual guest book, with pictures from last year’s event, that you are encouraged sign with your personal comments. You are also invited to check out the Parade of Nations blog spot and leave your comments about past years events. http://paradeofnations-ijsba.blogspot.com/
    Please invite your friends and family to this special event that welcomes all participants from around the world.
    The Honorable Mayor Mark Nexsen will personally welcome all the racers and teams who have come so far to participate in this International Competition.
    Kay Sykes is again the chairperson of this event. Please send her an email and let her know if you will be attending this amazing event!
    If you need reserved seating for your team or country, please let Kay know. [email protected]
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