CIWA National Championships at halfway point

| 10/09/2010

(CNS): Roshad Goff is narrowly holding onto the top position in the Expert Class after the second of four rounds of races in the 2010 CIWA (Cayman Islands Watercraft Association) National Championships on Sunday 22 August. Seth Watler is just 5 points behind Goff’s 317 point lead and a definite challengerfor Cayman’s first ever National Champion in that class, with the top two riders way ahead of second place Richard Gonzales (155 points) and fourth place Jordan McLean (120 points).Nathan McLean has a strong lead in the Amateur Class with 322 points, while Chaz Clifford is out in front in the Novice Class with 353 points and in the Beginners Class Chad Smith holds the top spot with 310 points.

The next race of the CIWA National Championship Series is September 19th, 2010 at South Sound, and another is scheduled for October (Date to be determined). According to the association, each class does 3 mottos (races) with the number of laps varying in each race, accruing points as they go.(See results below)

CIWA is an affiliate member of IJSBA (International Jet Sports Boat Association) which authorizes CIWA to qualify riders for the world finals in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, held in October of each year. CIWA says it has support from the Cayman Islands Fire Service, the Police Marine Unit, Port Authority and the EMS.

The association says that safety is paramount in all of CIWA races and it currently has internal marshalling and safety team in training, who will be qualified by the end of the year. CIWA plans to get more youth involved in the sport of racing and to also be the local sanctioning and governing body for the entire Jet Ski racing in the Cayman Islands.

Next year CIWA hopes to have the races in different locations other than South Sound, including Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

For more information on the Cayman Islands Watercraft Association and its races please feel free to contact: email:
CIWA President: Vincent Ramgeet (P) 345-925-4810
CIWA 1st Vice President: George Smith (P) 345-925-9743
CIWA 2nd Vice President: Glen Ebanks (P) 345-925-2241


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