IJSBA is alerting competitors of the schedule, plans, and some other information for Sunday, October 1, of the 2023 Short Block Technologies WGP-1 World Finals.  Beginning Monday evening, a formal schedule, for the following day, will be posted at the top of the World Finals home page.  Please see the following information below for rider registration, IJSBA's youth activity, and the pit hours.


Registration will reopen at the lobby of Studio Six at 10:00 Am and will close at approximately 3:00 PM to give us time to work on an updated schedule which we will post tomorrow evening.  Most classes will remain in their positions.  Masters and Veterans Classes will be distributed based on the many requests we have received.  We will plan to put a tentative change online, tomorrow, giving you plenty of time to comment.


Pits will be open for Junior acclimation at 6:30.  Please feel free to launch from the VIP beach and to use the VIP beach for the day.  This beach will be closed immediately after practice on Monday.  If you have not been placed in a pit space please do not set up a pit until guided to do so by IJSBA staff.  The pits will be open for placement at 10:00 AM.

Junior Stars of Florida will open IJSBA's youth acclimation program will be as follows:


Sequence of Events, 1 October 2023

6:30 AM              Signup Tent is open at the entrance to Crazy Horse

                          Tech is open at the Boathouse

7:30 AM              Welcome. Announcers (Mikey Young and Dawn Dawson) on the microphones to start drawing participants to the grandstands

8:00 AM              Kick-Off. Announcers begin with very short introduction of Junior Stars of Florida, then introduce the Pros.  Encourage kids and pros to link up on social media and begin building relationships

8:30 AM              Tech Talk with Rich Boell/Robert Sand

8:45 AM              Staging and Starting Procedures with Robert Crowe, Simon Rix and Shelly McCloskey (This is the first time using a starting light instead of band for most of these racers.)

9:15 AM              Real Talk with Course Marshal Sarge.  Safety, Discipline, and more Safety on the water.  Finish with a walkthrough of the course on the whiteboard

9:45 AM              Pro Racers Course Observations. A couple of our seasoned pros tell where they see risks and opportunities on the course.

10:15 AM           Parade Laps. Pros and Junior Stars break into groups on the water: Ski, Sport, Runabout 1100.  Course Marshal will conduct parade laps with each group in turn.  As the group returns from the parade laps, talk through the course with your pros as you await your next turn.

11:30 AM           Light snacks are set out for racers and staff to grab between sets. We will not be breaking for lunch so we can keep the training moving.

12:00 Noon        Staging and Starting Clinic.  Staying in the groups from the parade laps, each group will cycle through the staging area, the starting line, and the first half of the course.  You will get to practice the inside and outside starts, as well as the new light system.

2:00 PM              Group Photos on the Awards Stage & End of Training