Event Sign In Whether pre-registered or not, every participant is required to check in, sign the waiver and release, and wear a wrist band, This includes all racers, holders and mechanics. Please be in line at least 15 minutes before check-in closes or you may not be able to register.
Pre Event Planning
Knowledge is everything! Pre-registering (on-line) saves you time and money. You can register on-site, know the registration times and locations.
Sign in/ Registration
Be early, This will allow you to relax during your preparation. For most races, plan on arriving on site no later than 7:00 a.m. for each day you are racing and even earlier if you have not parked your trailer and don’t already know where the site is. As soon as you arrive on site, park your rig, get set-up on the beach/pit.
If you are pre-registered, you will check-in, sign the waiver and release form, check that your in the right class, get you and all your pit crew members passes/wrist bands. If you are not pre-registered you will need a little more time to fill in the registration form as well. Once again, Pre-registration saves you a lot of time.
Race Craft Safety Inspection.
Once checked in, you must have your boat “Safety inspected” by the Race Staff. This is only to ensure that your watercraft is safe for racing. This is not to see what class you are in. It will be your responsibility to get your boat to the Safety Inspection area. Listen to PA announcements and ask at registration who is doing the “Safety Inspection” of racers PWC’s.
Course orientation/practice should be used strictly for what it is, allowing yourself to learn the course. The course marshall will lead you around the course for the first lap and then let you run several laps on your own. Once again, practice is to learn the race course and it’s not a race, NO AGGRESSIVE RIDING IN PRACTICE.
Attend the Mandatory Rider Meeting…
Not only is it mandatory to attend the Riders Meeting per the Race Director, there will be valuable information given at each riders meeting. A roll call will be done to determine each riders presence at the meeting. If you do not attend this meeting you may not be allowed to race and your entry fees may not be refunded to you. After the race director presents the riders meeting information to all racers, he will meet with all the first-time riders to go over in more detail concerns and questions that beginner riders may have. Pay attention and do not be afraid to ask questions.
Always know the track…
Don’t follow others on the race course. They may be going the wrong way! If you Think you missed a buoy or course marker, NEVER go back to pick it up. We use a make up buoy(Black Buoy) to go around if you miss a course marker (buoy). The Black Buoy will be located on the end of the course. You must go around it before crossing the finish line of the lap you missed it on. If you do not use the black buoy you will be docked a full lap for each buoy you miss. Make sure you do not miss any buoys and that you know the race course.
AQUAMOTO RACER Tip…
The best source of information is those riders around you. Racers in the sport are very friendly and very willing to help their fellow racer. They will help you gain the knowledge that will make you a confident AQUAMOTO racer. Watch, ask questions, learn and have fun!
The pit board will tell you what races you are in and how you finished in your races. Make sure you check the pit board when it is announced in the morning that it is posted and make sure you are in the correct classes. After you race, it usually takes at least thirty minutes for the results to be computed, confirmed, entered, and posted. Check the pit board to see how you finished and if you qualified for the main event or need to go to the Last Chance Qualifier. DO NOT assume that you made it to the main event without checking the pit board. You may have missed a buoy and did not even know it.