The last few days we at The Watercraft Journal have been paying close attention to the efforts being made around the globe to ensure and increase water safety, both for boaters and swimmers. Earlier this week, we shone some light on Sea-Doo’s on-going support of the Surf Life Saving Australia organization. Today, we want to introduce you to Water Rescue, a watercraft-borne rescue team specializing in water sports events.
Jobe PWC was kind enough to provide us a transcript of their interview with Water Rescue technical director and head instructor Jens Kammann. A talented and dedicated water enthusiast himself, Jens has shown exceptional professionalism in his field and provide some great insight to the world of water rescue:
For a couple of years now, Jobe is sponsoring Water Rescue: a rescue team specialized in water sports events. They are active at different PWC events worldwide. We spoke to the technical director and head instructor of Water Rescue Jens Kammann, about the cooperation between Jobe and Water rescue and his role in it. It’s time to kiss and tell.
Jobe: Hi Jens, nice to meet you! Can you tell us a little more about water rescue?
Jen Kammann: Of course! Water rescue is a special rescue team on the water. We are present at different events, like IJSBA World finals United States and the King’s Cup Thailand (PWC World Cup). Everywhere we are, we work as a team together for safety. That’s our most important task.
Jobe: Could you tell us why water rescue has chosen Jobe as a partner?
JK: Usually we are 10-12 hours a day on the water. We do this day by day, so it’s important to have high quality neoprene clothing on the water. A top quality is necessary, which Jobe offers. We recommend Jobe wetsuits as they withstand our requirements. Also the perfect fit and comfort is essential to us. The entire team is thrilled by the high quality and fair prices Jobe offers!
Jobe: Is being in a rescue team a tough job?
JK: PWC racing is an exciting sport – for athletes and the crowd. Nevertheless safety rules and service will help to get it done as best as possible. A couple of our rescue marshals are track marshals as well. Safety starts before the race and we care for this too. This can be a tough job, because we work in all weather conditions. By sun rising until sun doom we are constantly on the water.
Jobe: Who is your favorite Jobe athlete?
In the PWC sport this is Rainer Eidner. He’s a PWC legend in Germany and all around the world. Beside him, Silke Hummel is a fantastic racing driver. She’s also member of our rescue team and she has got so much experience!
Jobe: Do you have any last words for the Jobe fans?
JK: Our rescue team trust all of the Jobe clothes, from shoes, neoprene suits up to the gloves. Without good material we can’t exceed this hard job and look after the safety during so many water sports events. We thank Jobe for supporting all our rescue jobs. Ride safe!