September 24, 2022

Cayman Islands Jet Ski Races returns to 7-Mile Beach

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IMG_6241Beachgoers and Jet Ski fans alike will bear witness to the return of the Jet Ski competitions this Saturday, July 5th at Royal Palms Beach Club on 7-Mile Beach. The 2014 Hydrocross competition, which is being organized in association with the Cayman Islands Watercraft Association sees the return of the annual event to the shores of Cayman. With the assistance of the many corporate sponsors that have joined in supporting this year’s event, the organizers have ensured that spectators can expect a tremendous tournament.

The 2014 Hydrocross event begins at 10:00 AM and will run until 4:00 PM, featuring 21 riders competing for island glory in three divisions; Beginner, Amateur and Pro. Eight riders will compete in the Beginner Division including: Anthony Logan, Ryan Vanderbol, Matt Panton, Nathan Ebanks, Shemaiah Grant, Justin Rankin, Cline Gidden and Kelsey Rae Smith. The largest division of the competition, the Amateur group will feature riders: Kaleb Ebanks,

Mark Rae-Smith, Ryan Harding, Frank Watler, Nicolas Hydes, Javier Medina, James Foster, Jermy Thompson, Darren Mclean, and Jordon Mclaughlin. The Expert division featuring the top competitors will showcase the talents of Seth Watler, Paul Rousseau, and GJ Whittaker.

Event Organizer, Mr. Pablo Rousseau of Wet ‘n Wild Water Sports said “we’re very excited about the 2014 Hydrocross Jet Ski Race. Cayman has a rich watercraft culture, and we decided to step up and organize the event this year to give some of the youngsters the ability to compete and demonstrate their talents. We are catering the event to the fans and spectators across the island, with Jetpack demonstrations, prizes and parasailing throughout the day.” Mr. Rousseau went on to thank the numerous sponsors who have come on board to assist with the event including, Sea Farer Adventurers, Comfort Suites, Royal Palms, A.L. Thompson, Wet n Wild Watersports, Fat Fish Adventures, Paddleboard Cayman Style, C.I.R.E.B.A, Mobile Tire Services, Tony’s Toys, Vibe 98.9 FM, Spin 94.9 FM, and Monster Media.

Spokesman for the Cayman Islands Watercraft Association, Mr. Vincent Ramgeet commented “This approach to the Hydrocross event, is exactly what the association mandates were formed around. We are fully on board and will be sanctioning, governing and providing race day management support of the race. We are hoping to see more local race promoters emerging and CIWA can take its rightful place as the sanctioning and governing body of PWC racing within the Cayman Islands and step back from race promoting. This was started with Jet Around Cayman and the East End Surf challenge which were the legacy races.”

The Hydrocross event which is expected to draw out the masses, take places beach side at Royal Palms Beach Club on 7-mile beach, Saturday, July 5th from 10 A – 4 P. Spectators are encouraged to arrive early to secure their place on the beach. For more information on the

2014 Hydrocross event, contact Event Coordinator, Pablo Rousseau at 938-9751.


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