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CALLING ALL BUOY RACERS - 2015 AQUAX CHAMPIONSHIPS - UK

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Do you want play with the big buoys this summer?

Then the P1 AquaX Ski Championships could be just what you're looking for.

The five round contest kicks off at the end of May in Scarborough, before heading to Gosport, Hull, Cardiff and finishing the season in Bournemouth in September.
Each round will be televised and include four individual heat races held over the course of the 2-day event, where amateur and elite riders will race side by side in a chase to be crowned the P1 AquaX Ski Champion!
The Ski class was first piloted in 2013 and proved popular amongst the competitors, so in 2014 AquaX Ski was launched as a bona fide championship class.
Irrespective of ability the riders race together, but the amateurs in the class are also recognised in a separate awards ceremony. Former Junior World Champion Lewis Goodchild won last year’s Elite division, whereas the impressive Welshman Paul Taylor dominated the Amateur division and they will be the ones to beat going into this year’s championships.
The stand up jet ski is the original personal watercraft with a racing history spanning over 40 years and to this day attracts a strong following, yet despite it being far less powerful than the modern day sit down machines used in AquaX it takes a lot of skill just to stay on board. But for those who manage to conquer the waves and reach the podium, it’s certainly made worth their while as they can enjoy a P1 champagne podium, and collect the silverware and prize money that comes with being an AquaX winner!
“I’m really looking forward to this season, we’ve changed up a few things to give the racing a broader appeal, we’ve reduced the race time but we’re adding another race so the competitors will get plenty of water time. We’ve also changed the technical rules to allow closed-course race (lite only) skis to compete in the Ski Elite division. We’re hoping the new rules will make it easier for riders to cross over between the different racing platforms without having to make alterations to their skis. The Ski Amateur class will remain show-room stock, except for a few handling modifications and tweaks, to keep the cost down for new competitors,” explained AquaX Championship Manager, Lisa Barsby
If you’re interested in taking part in an AquaX event please visit our website or contact the P1 series Administrator for more details. sport@powerboatp1.com
You can check out the rules here AquaX Rules and if you have any technical question please email us on technical help
2015 AQUAX CHAMPIONSHIPS
Round 1: 29/30/31 May – Scarborough, Yorkshire
Round 2: 10/11/12 July – Gosport, Hampshire
Round 3: 7/8/9 August – Hull, Yorkshire
Round 4: 29/30/31 August – Cardiff, Wales
Round 5: 11/12/13 September – Bournemouth, Dorset

For more info please visit http://p1aquax.co.uk/news/AQX99245.ink
 

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