Are You Ready For Bradenton River Regatta This Weekend?

The IJSBA announced that it’s time to prepare for the fourth annual Bradenton River Regatta! Check out the link for a list of all the exciting action that will go down in the Bradenton Area. There is so much going on during this jam packed day and it all happens Saturday, February 3rd.

The event is free and family friendly. Spectators only need to bring is something to sit on and be ready for some fun! We can thank Mike Young for another great ISJBA race that will be held during the regatta. The Action Kawasaki/Yamaha SunCoast Grand Prix, featuring four classes is one to watch! The race is the first round of the Surf and Turf Championships. It features some of the top racers in the Runabout, Enduro, Ski Open, and Sport Stock and GP. Aqua X World Champion Brian Baldwin, local racing standouts Troy Snyder, Eric Lagapoulos, and Jason Russo.

2016’s champions, Kirk Britto, Eric Francis, and Ken Waddle will also be on hand for some hard-core water track battles! Top Gun’s Flyboarding and Women’s Champion, Kristen Smoyer will be flying high. She will get lit up to start the fireworks display from the World Famous Zambelli Brothers of Pittsburg, PA. That should be a sight to behold.

This years event also features a Jet Surf display for the first time at that Regatta. Pro Jet Ski Freestylers John Havell, Chris Langlais, and Jason Stoyer will have an opportunity to show off their mad skills. The freestyling takes place between the Formula 2 Boat racing. Mike Young has not only put this extraordinary event together, he’s also calling the action. A good time should be had by all in attendance. Speaking of attendance, over 100,000 people are expected!

The festival also includes concerts, 5K Run, a children’s fishing tournament, and a whole lot more! There will be several vendors and a beer garden. Racers may register at Entries must be in by January 31st, no exceptions.

Action Kawasaki/Yamaha, YouRulz, Jet Lift, Jet Pilot, Russo Marine, Yamaha, Sea Doo, RIVA Racing,, D-Cos Racing, Waterfrontoo Restaurant, Clancys, Cortez Watersports, Blowsion, and Pro Rider Magazine are the 2018 sponsors. Don’t forget; admission is free, bring your own seating, and have a blast!

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Ocean Priselac

An avid mountain and bodyboarder who lives by "if you don't go, you'll never know," with an affinity for wildlife and animal rescue; surf forecasting is a huge part of Ocean's life and was a winner in Red Bull's Project Swell several years ago. The 2014 LB2CAT was her first jet ski competition and can't wait to do it again!

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