IJSBA is releasing the list of suggested changes to the IJSBA Competition Rulebook for the 2023 season. This list is comprised entirely of suggestions sent by the public and is not a list of what will happen but, rather, is a list of what will be deliberated by the IJSBA Board of Directors. This list was complied by the Managing Director with some suggestions merged with other similar suggestion into a general concept. If you believe that you suggested a rule change that does not appear on this list, or is not accurately depicted by this list, please immediately email firstname.lastname@example.org. IJSBA will wait 48 hours before posting futher on this subject to allow for requested edits or additions from persons who previously submitted a suggestion. The publishing of this list has already been delayed due to last minute comments and information and cannot be delayed further.
The list is compiled into four categories of rule types: Competition Membership provisions, Mandatory PPE provisions, Competition Class Rules, and World Finals Specific policies. Each suggestion has been changed to a question which will be asked to the Board of Directors for consideration and voting. Please see the list below:
Shall IJSBA Competition Memberships expire on December 31 of each year regardless of when purchased?
Shall IJSBA require all competitors under the age of 16 to exclusively ride Junior Classes and prohibit competitors under the age of 16 from any other classes?
Shall IJSBA reduce the minimum age for Veterans Ski to 30?
Mandatory Personal Protective Equipment:
Shall IJSBA require the use of wetsuits at all times?
Shall IJSBA require the use of closed to foot protection at all times?
Shall IJSBA require the use of eye protection at all times?
Shall IJSBA require the use of gloves at all times?
Shall IJSBA require a fluorescent coating on helmets?
Shall IJSBA increase required minimum floatation standards on live vests?
Shall IJSBA increase required minimum protection ratings of helmets used by competitors?
Shall IJSBA require additional “ballistic” protection for Endurance Racing?
Shall IJSBA require additional “ballistic” protection for Drag Racing?
Closed Course/Endurance Racing/Freestyle:
Shall IJSBA create a Ski Competition division with aftermarket hulls but Stock Class engine allowances for 1500cc engines? Shall IJSBA evolve this class to be the dominant aftermarket hull based class for Ski division (Veterans, Masters, etc.) and streamline GP into one single experimental class?
Shall IJSBA specifically restrict or prohibit appendages on the upper deck of Ski Watercraft whether in aftermarket or OEM form?
Shall IJSBA allow spray deflectors above the bond line?
Shall IJSBA allow for spray deflectors to be rigid?
Shall IJSBA implement a maximum weight for watercraft competing in GP Ski?
Shall IJSBA allow unlimited sets of sponsons on Ski GP Watercraft?
Shall IJSBA allow unrestricted hull designs in Ski GP classes?
Shall IJSBA increase sponson allowance size for 1500cc SXR watercraft? If so, to what size?
Shall IJSBA increase the Ski GP displacement allowance to 1600cc ?
Shall IJSBA limit RPM in Runabout Stock to 8700 RPM?
Shall IJSBA allow a second set of sponsons for the Four Stroke 2021MY+ based Superjet?
Shall IJSBA allow a fuel surge system to be installed for Runabout Superstock, Open, Modified, and GP Classes as well as in any Endurance category.
Shall IJSBA allow Sea-Doo X4 type hulls to use aftermarket hulls in any category where these type of watercraft are eligible to compete?
Shall IJSBA allow Sea-Doo X4 type hulls to use aftermarket hoods in any category where these type of watercraft are eligible to compete?
Shall IJSBA allow OEM replica throttle body of the same dimension in Superstock classes?
Shall IJSBA allow modifications to the OEM SuperJet nozzle to allow for adjusting the angle in Ski Lites?
Shall IJSBA allow nozzle boring for Kawasaki 800 watercraft in Ski Lites?
Shall IJSBA remove the 760 Cylinder Allowance for Superjets in Ski Lites?
Shall IJSBA allow dry type aftermarket exhaust pipes in Ski Lites?
Shall IJSBA require the use of the OEM impeller in Ski Lites Classes?
Shall IJSBA specifically prohibit backdating to 650 Superjet pars on a 701 based Superjet in Ski Lites?
Shall IJSBA increase boost limits for categories where turbochargers are allowed?
Shall IJSBA remove boost limits for categories where turbochargers are allowed?
Shall IJSBA post weight limits in the categories of classes as opposed to a separate weight section?
Shall IJSBA allow durability upgrades to Sea-Doo parts such as welding the supercharger shaft in Runabout Stock Class?
Shall IJSBA all aftermarket fuel pressure regulators in Runabout Stock Class for Sea-Doo products?
Shall IJSBA specifically allow driveline couplers and dampeners in Runabout Stock Class?
Shall IJSBA specifically allow for fuel test sensor mounts to remain on watercraft, during racing, so long as the sensor is removed?
Shall IJSBA allow “free flow” exhaust kits or similar products in Runabout Stock Class?
Shall IJSBA clarify Rule RAS.4.1 to make clear that the ribbon delete is allowed regardless of what claims the part manufacturer makes about the qualities of the product (in other words, if a product manufacturer claims performance gains on a product that is otherwise allowed in the rules but the claim of performance gain conflicts with the rules, should the part be prohibited)?
Shall IJSBA allow larger aftermarket top decks in Sport GP categories?
Shall IJSBA abandon a 900cc/1200cc division between Amateur Freestyle and Pro Freestyle by having a 1200cc displacement only?
World Finals Specific:
Shall IJSBA use alternative designs in the course to provide for a gradual first turn after the checkered flag/merge area?
Shall IJSBA change Vintage X2 Rules to mirror Modified Rules?
Shall IJSBA move from lap format to time format for heats/LCQ/Main Events?
Shall IJSBA bring back the bikini contest? (President’s Note: I said I would post all suggestions).
IJSBA is a non owned not for profit organization which is controlled by a board of directors appointed, in equal proportion, by the OEM manufacturers of Personal Watercraft. The board appoints a voting member to represent the PWC business outside of the OEM interest. The board has one President/Managing Director to oversee the company and this director has a vote in the governance of the organization. The IJSBA President compiles a list of questions, suggestions, and concerns from the PWC Racing Community and makes a list of recommendations to the IJSBA Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may decide to accept, reject, or modify and ratify any suggestions for rule changes. Board directors can (and do) come up with changes on their own during the process.
The Managing Director's recommendations for how the Board of Directors should vote will appear after 48 hours. Please begin sending in your support or opposition to these potential changes immediately. Questions or comments regarding this posting may be emailed to email@example.com