Junior Ski Class Participation Details
The International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA) announced today the details for participation in the Junior Ski classes for the 2005 World Finals.
Riders meeting the requirements for Junior Ski 10-12 Stock, Junior Ski 13-15 Stock and Junior Ski 13-15 Limited will be eligible to compete at World Finals in these classes. To be eligible, riders must have participated in at least one IJSBA or IJSBA-Affiliate event and have completed all the necessary paperwork. Riders are also eligible to participate in Amateur Freestyle (if qualified) and Slalom.
Separation of classes
Practice for Junior’s classes shall not be combined with any other classes and shall have a designated separate course orientation/practice for the Junior Ski 10-12 Stock class. Junior Ski 13-15 Stock and Limited classes may be combined for course orientation/practice but shall not be combined with any other classes.
Each Junior’s class shall be separated for competition and shall not be combined with any other classes. Junior Ski 10-12 Stock may not be combined with the Junior Ski 13-15 Stock and Limited classes.
Age on the day of participation
Junior Ski 10-12 Stock
Riders must be at least 10-years old on the day of the race and younger than 13.
Junior Ski 13-15 Stock and Limited
Riders must be at least 13-years old on the day of the race and younger than 16.
12-year-old turning 13
A Junior Ski 10-12 rider that has been participating in this class during the season and turns 13 is eligible to continue participating in this class. Additionally, this rider is eligible to begin participating in the Junior Ski 13-15 classes after turning 13. If a rider has not been participating in the Junior Ski 10-12 class while still age 12 and begins to race at age 13, this rider is not eligible for the Junior Ski 10-12 class.
15-year-old turning 16
Junior riders are not eligible to compete in any other classes with the exception of a rider that has been competing in the Junior Ski 13-15 class and turns 16 during the race season. If this should occur, the rider upon turning 16, is eligible to participate in all other classes in addition to continuing to compete in the Junior Ski 13-15 class for the remainder of the year. If a rider has not been participating in the Junior Ski 13-15 class while still age 15 and begins to race at age 16, this rider is not eligible for the Junior class.
Riders in the Junior Ski 10-12 Stock class will be allowed two holders with the rider starting in or on the riding platform [tray]. This official IJSBA exception supersedes rule 12.2.7 from the 2004 IJSBA Competition Rulebook for this class only, unless otherwise noted in future IJSBA official rule changes. All other rules as designated in the IJSBA Competition Rulebook apply.
Registering to compete
- A legal parent or guardian must be present at and throughout the duration of the event.
- A legal parent or guardian must attend the official riders meeting with the Junior class rider.
- All Junior class riders must be an IJSBA or IJSBA-Affiliate member.
- The Junior class rider and legal parent or guardian must sign the Minor Waiver Release Form.
- The rider must present, at each race, an unedited copy of an official Birth Certificate that will be attached to the entry form for archiving. (It is recommended to obtain an official Birth Certificate and make copies to present at sign-up.) An IJSBA or IJSBA-Affiliate official may at any time ask to view an official Birth Certificate for verification.
- For the purposes of participant medical insurance coverage (this is a secondary policy – not primary), Junior class riders must present verification of personal medical coverage. This can be as a dependent or an individual policy. A copy of both sides of the official medical card must be presented and will be attached to the entry form for archiving. If your medical insurance carrier (i.e. government funded social medicine program) does not supply a medical card, the rider must sign a medical card waiver form which indicates that the rider has coverage under another policy.
The International Jet Sports Boating Association is the worldwide sanctioning body for personal watercraft competitive racing. The IJSBA is responsible for the rules that govern the sanction, organization and conduct of sanctioned events; the standards for eligibility and conduct of competition and officials; the regulations for eligibility and preparation of watercraft; and the rules for annual series of events around the world. The IJSBA has affiliated associations, organizations and members in more than 50 countries worldwide and its headquarters are located in Costa Mesa, Calif. For more information, phone: (714) 751-8695 or www.ijsba.com.