The International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA) announced today that the Pro-Am Women Runabout class scheduled for the pro weekend will be open to all women runabout racers (Novice, Expert and Pro) who have qualified for, been confirmed for and are racing in the 2004 World Finals. The class will be renamed Women Runabout 1200 Limited. Novice Women Runabout 1200 Ltd remain as scheduled.

“This is an opportunity for all women runabout racers who choose to participate in this combined class, to be in front of the weekend crowd,” said IJSBA Managing Director, Biorn Tangeland. “For the Novice women who have wondered about taking the next step, here is their chance to give it a try,” continued Tangeland.

Women runabout competitors with questions regarding this new change may contact the IJSBA by e-mailing or by calling 714-751-8695.

The International Jet Sports Boating Association is the worldwide sanctioning body for personal watercraft competitive racing. The IJSBA is responsible for the rules which 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