February 24, 2024 will see the world's longest and most grueling Personal Watercraft Endurance Race come back to Lake Havasu City. Thanks to the plethora of industry leaders you see on that billboard, this very special race will allow the very best to challenge time and the elements on the newest PWC models.
The 20th Annual Yamaha & Anderson Powersports
Mark Hahn Memorial - Havasu 300
Hot Products, Jettrim, Impros,
Ford Bros. Racing, Riva Racing,
Monster Watercraft, SBT, Works H20 Designs
Saturday - February 24, 2024
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
2024 DATE & LOCATION ANNOUNCED FOR THE IJSBA TEAM ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP
Redondo Beach, CA – February 2024, The 20th Annual “World’s Longest Continuous PWC Race returns to Lake Havasu State Park on Saturday, February 24th for The 2024 Yamaha & Anderson Powersports IJSBA Mark Hahn Memorial Havasu 300 Mile Team Endurance Race Is Back for a 20th year - Presented by Hot Products, Jettrim, Impros, Ford Bros. Racing, Monster Watercraft, SBT & Works H20 Designs,
The 2023 event will once again be sanctioned by the International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA), and it is expected to draw a record number of teams from around the globe as well as all the top PWC racers from the USA. The Teams will be competing against each other while trying to break the 300 mile record of 4 hour 46 minute and 13 seconds set by the 2016 Mark Hahn Memorial Overall winners Jean Bruno Pastorello and Jean Baptiste Botti of Team Kawasaki France.
For twenty consecutive years the race is being held again in the memory of endurance racer Mark Hahn who was instrumental in providing the momentum to keep endurance racing going strong and growing across the country before his untimely death during a PWC race in 2004. The “Team” format features two riders for runabout (sit down) boat teams and up to three riders for a stand-up craft. Solo riders are also welcome to “Ironman” the race on either style of PWC, a real test of skill and stamina reserved for only the true endurance racers and the 10-mile course will pit all the teams against the wind, rough water and long runs that this event has become synonymous with. In addition to all the weather and water conditions all the teams must contend with, they will also be required to make fuel stops and make rider changes several times during the race, while modifying their race strategies as the race progresses. There will be 7 different classes competing on the racecourse simultaneously, with all the racers competing for the overall title. After the race, each class winning team will be crowned the IJSBA Team Endurance Champion for their respective class.
The event, which is known as the gold standard for endurance racing in the world of PWC Racing is a true test of man & machine vs. the elements. Attrition level is high due to the grueling conditions these racers face. Most race teams opt for multiple teammates to race with but there’s a handful of racers that take the event to yet another level of bravado by doing the race by themselves, known as “Ironman.” To have their craft and their body hold up during the 5-hour event is the main key to winning one of the hardest endurance races in the world. Pit crews play an intricate role in the success or failure of the racer(s) as well as this is the only endurance race in the world that features pits stops. The actions of the pit crew, the unsung heroes for the teams, can be the difference for this race. After the race, the legendary awards banquet will feature a sit-one down dinner for over 300 plus people and over 60 award trophies to be presented to overall and class winners with a host of special awards that will once again surprise their worthy recipients.”
We are very fortunate to have Yamaha Motor Corp USA & Anderson Powersports as our title sponsors for the 2024 event and Presenting sponsors Hot Products, Riva, Jettrim, Impros, Ford Bros, Riva Racing, Works H20 Designs and our newest sponsors SBT, the world largest company for remanufactured PWC engines and parts and Monster Watercraft of Lake Havasu, a local business specializing in all aspects of PWC maintenance, repair & rebuilding. All of the pre-race attention and planning by the teams will guarantee that it will surpass the previous 19 years which have been heralded by many as the “Best PWC endurance race on the planet”!