Sixth Balkan Jet Ski Championship was held in August 13-14 in Belgrade, Serbia at the Sava river – Nautical village “Biser”.
Many racers from the Balkan countries took a place in this event, leaded by international jet ski judges – Laszlo Kovac and Robert Rosko from Hungarian Jet Ski Association who was in charge for the course and safety on the water.
During the racing weekend and several repeated starts in Runabout Open category and Cesare Vismara Memorial race – that is traditionally held during the Balkan Jet Ski Championship, Flyboard show was special refreshment for the spectators.
Beside Flyboard show, Para Jet Ski competitors took a place, too, as well the kids, ages 9-13 who was doing the race according the Slalom rules.
A lot of adrenaline and excitement was made for numerous spectators during domination of new Sea Doo’s, couple Yamaha’s and many Kawasaki’s.
Bulgarian racer Mario Mihalev was great in both categories that he ride – Runabout and Ski, jumping from one to another jet ski, so it is not surprising when he took the first place in Ski Open category, where he was riding with the racers from Montenegro and Serbia.
               Another splash of energy was a pilot Ali Komsusu from Turkey – double winner of this year Balkan Jet Ski Championship in categories Novice Runabout Stock and of course, Flyboard. Also, he took one third place in Amateur Runabout Stock.
Igor Perazic from Serbia was also great, finishing 1st in a Runabout Novice Open. We have to mention his Serbian colleague Slobodan Sobic who took a first place in Runabout Gentleman category, leaving Ali Komsusu and Veljko Sukalo to pass the finish line right after him.
Also breathable, was Hungarian pilot and Flyboarder Adam Szepvolgyi, riding in Amateur Runabout Stock where he took a first place and then second in Flyboard.
New generation of young pilots was shown their skills in a Kids Slalom category, so we can expected in a couple years to hear more about the following names: Valeri Mihalev (13) and Alexander Petrov (13) from Bulgaria and Milica Sukalo (13) from Serbia. She was finished as third behind two boys in Kids Slalom and she was third in a Flyboard, too.
Cesare Vismara Memorial race was organized at the end of the second racing day and it was full of adrenaline and desire to win, so judges had to repeated the start for a three times. After the third and successful start, Kristian Kirov, second at the 2016 IJSBA Euro tour from Bulgaria, was finished first. Igor Perazic, Serbia was second and Ali Komsusu, Turkey, third.
Jet Ski Association of Serbia would like to thanks to all those who was the part of this year competition and who gave tribute to our too early gone team member - Cesare Vismara, especially to the Serbian Ministry of Youth and Sport who support this event and Secretary of the Youth and Sport of the City of Belgrade.