After weeks of proper planning and coordination, the Trinidad & Tobago Jet Ski Racing Federation once again proved itself by making a mark in history in doing the first ever “South to North” race along the Gulf of Paria.
It all started with local radio station Hott 93FM planning it’s station anniversary party which they called “Splish Splash.” Hott 93 wanted something new and unique; hence via business relationship with Mr. Selwyn Richard Persad, whom also being the President of the TTJSRF managed to come to an agreement, they would hold the first ever official “South to North” race in history. The course would run from the San Fernando Yacht Club, ending at the Achorage in Chaguaramas where the Splish Splash after party would be.
The date was set and planning was underway. The TTJSRF, known for their particularity in safety, made sure that this race would not only be a huge one and a mark in history, but also a very safe one at that.
Boat captains from the San Fernando Yacht Club were personally asked and invited to be part of the historical, which they gladly accepted and agreed to help in any way possible. Six boats assisted all riders on the day of the event.
Also a helicopter was sponsored by Mr. Trevor Bhagwansingh, which flew over all competitors keeping a bird’s eye view, in case of any emergency for the entire event.
There were eighteen (18) registered competitors, with majority of the skis being very powerful, above 1000cc’s and supercharged. Some of them also competition modified.
The race started promptly at 1:30PM. The first competitor arrived at the Anchorage at 2pm. The water was very rough with big swells, but this stopped none of the riders from going for the gold!
The TTJSRF wishes to make this an annual signature event for time to come and hopes that it would grow into one of the biggest events for the year.