Building from the then-budding USJSBA racing championships in 1980, the newly formed International Jet Sport Boating Association hit the ground running in 1981, culminating in the first-ever World Finals held in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Believe it or not, that was forty years ago and 2021 will celebrate four decades of the IJSBA World Finals this next October 2nd-through-the-10th.
This news comes at the conclusion of the 39th annual Finals that saw depleted numbers of racer participation, attendees and vendors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which most notably, heavily restricted international travel. IJSBA’s Scott Frazier wrote:
IJSBA is announcing the 40th World Finals. No asterisk, no question about it, we just wrapped up the the 39th consecutive World Finals and next year will be the real deal when it comes to the ruby anniversary in 2021. Mark your calendar now for October 2-10, 2021, at Crazy Horse Campground and Resort in beautiful Lake Havasu City, Arizona. IJSBA will start releasing regular information in just a couple of weeks after we wrap up all of the 2020 World Finals business. We look forward to seeing all of you for this very special celebration.