IJSBA Welcomes Haiti Newest Affiliate; Announces 2019 Haiti Jetski Fest


Man, Scott Frazier and the team at IJSBA has been busy. These guys have been globe-trotting for months now, and for good cause. Recently, IJSBA just announced its newest affiliate, The Haiti Watercraft Group. Although still ranked as the poorest sovereign nation in the Western Hemisphere, apparently there is enough of a personal watercraft presence – both recreational and racing – that they met the qualifications to become an affiliate. That’s great news!

Even better news is the organization and announcement of the first-ever Haiti International Jetski Fest scheduled to be held this coming July 20-21st in Cap-Haitien. To learn all about it, here’s the original press release as published on IJSBA.com:

IJSBA is pleased to announce the newest IJSBA Affiliate, The Haiti Watercraft Group. Led, by Calherbe Monel, they have an ambitious first year in mind. The pinnacle of their inaugural year will be the Haiti International Jetski Fest held July 20-21 in Cap-Haitien.

Cap-Haitien has a rich history in Haiti. Formerly the capital of the nation, Cap-Haiten continues to preserve the reputation as the cultural and educational hub of Haiti. Haiti, itself, is a refresher in elementary school subjects of geography and history. Haiti shares the Island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic.

Hispaniola is, notably, the landing location of Christopher Columbus marking modern mankind’s concept of the New World and the first celebration of Christmas in the American Continents. All wonderful things to discuss, at some point, but the point of this posting is to announce an amazing IJSBA Sanctioned Personal Watercraft event.

The Haiti Watercraft Group looks forward to hosting a formal competition as well as a sportsman event. This year will also bring forth a component competition in the state of Florida. IJSBA will be bringing news to the community very soon as well as news about how this fits into our greater expansion in the Caribbean.

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Kevin Shaw

Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – kevin.shaw@shawgroupmedia.com Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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