IJSBA is pleased to share the action plan for the Junior Stars portion of the 2023 Short Block Technologies WGP-1 World Finals.  Junior Stars is organized by the Junior Stars of Florida.  Please see the following press for the event on October 1, 2023:



The International Jet Sport Boating Association and Junior Stars of Florida, Inc. are excited to announce the Schedule of Events for the Junior Stars Day with the Pros, October 1, at the 2023 IJSBA World Finals.  Day with the Pros is one of the great traditions of the IJSBA.  It is a “right of passage” in which the best racers and professional staffers take a day out of their preparations for the biggest event of their careers to honor the youngest and newest members of the racing family.  In a few short years many of these “Future Threats” will themselves become Pros, and the ritual of Day with the Pros is a critical step on that journey.

We encourage every racer, family member, and fan to join us to celebrate the future of the sport we love.  Everything is free, but you must be registered and collect your credentials to get on site.  Registration for athletes, parents, volunteers and fans can be found here: https://app.iraceready.com/event/jsdwp23.  

Remember, the IJSBA Staff is working hard to put on the biggest race of the year, so we request that Day with the Pros participants remain only in the areas designated in this schedule.


06:30 AM

Registration Tent Opens (Front Gate, Crazy Horse Campground)

Look for the white Junior Stars tent staffed by the regional promoters from the US and Canada.  They will get you registered quickly, ensure you get your badges and your epic MOTOOPTION Pit Shirt, and get you through the gate (Please do not attempt to access the Crazy Horse without your badges, you will be sent back to the Registration Tent)


6:30 AM

Tech Opens (Boathouse on the waterfront)

Rich Boell and Robert Sand will be conducting tech inspections at the Tech Area. No watercraft can enter the water without a tech sticker. Once your ski is teched, you may launch or park it on a stand in the staging area.


07:00 AM

Interview Studio Open  (Media Tent behind the grandstands)

Dawn Dawson and Valentina Lezcano will be conducting professional interviews which you can use in your local media, social media and introductions to potential sponsors. The interview booth will be open throughout the event.


08:00 AM

Program Begins (Grandstands)

International Announcer Mikey Young will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Parents are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to attend and sit with your athlete or in the back.  The info presented will make your World Finals experience run much smoother! Pay close attention to the instruction, as there will be questions that earn awesome prizes from SBT, Hot Products, JetTribe, ODI, Riva and more!

  • Welcome by WF Title Sponsor SBT
  • Introduction of the Pros
  • Safety Instruction by Course Marshall “Sarge”
  • Tech Tips from Robert Sand
  • Course Walkthrough with Pro Racers


09:15-09:30 AM


HYDRATE and launch skis. Remember to stay hydrated!


09:30-11:30 AM

Course Familiarization Laps (Starting Line)

Staging Director Simon Rix will assign racers to groups for parade laps behind Course Marshall Sarge.  When your group is on the beach, the Pros will be there to answer questions, give tips and advice, and prepare you for your next set of laps.  Do not miss this opportunity to get one on one advice from the BEST!


11:30 AM-12:00 PM

Light Lunch/Snack and HYDRATE! (JSoF tent in front of the Grandstands)

Huge Thanks to Larry Caparella for the healthy energy boost.  Remember that plain old H2O is your most critical piece of safety equipment! Don’t forget to pick up your Bling Bag full of awesome merch from the companies whose generosity makes this sport a reality.  Reach out to those companies on social media and thank them for making your passion possible.


12:00AM-2:00 PM

Staging and Starting Clinic (In water at the starting line)

 Nautiwater’s Justin Smith will work us through the procedures for staging and starting.  It is highly recommended that every holder, parent and athlete learn these procedures for a smooth race day. Every racer will get multiple cycles through the staging and starting areas. The Pros will be right there on the line with you, giving tips and helping you and your holder become a Lean, Mean Holeshot Machine!


2:00 PM

Break Down and Cleanup (JSoF Staff and Volunteers)


4:00 PM

Interview Studio Closes


Junior Stars of Florida, Inc. is America’s only full time, dedicated non-profit corporation focused exclusively on growing the sport of PWC racing through youth outreach and engagement. Incorporated in 2019 as a Florida non-profit and registered with the IRS as a 501(c)3, we are wholly supported by the volunteers and donations from our sponsors and supporters.