Preparartion in Paradise With Kevin Reiterer


We know, we know. We’ve been really griping a lot about the weather. Thankfully, today’s the first official day of Spring and the warmer temps are actually looking to be sticking around so it’s time to de-winterize your ski, grease up the wheel bearings on the trailer and hit the water.

But for some, this is the time to get in prime shape for the upcoming race season. From grassroots entries to first time participants, professional standup racers and seasoned veterans, you’re season some of the best in our industry sharpen their minds and bodies for the chance at winning championship gold.

One of those is Austria’s favorite son, Kevin Reiterer, who already locked horns with Jeremy Poret and Chris MacClugage at the most recent UIM Aquabike World Championship stop in Qatar, which we covered early last week.

In regards to his plans for 2014 and his time spent in preparation, Reiterer wrote:

The last couple of years many pro athletes came to the desert of Dubai. They trained and raced at the UAE Championship to prepare for the upcoming season. Many changes in the race schedule and further commitment at University in Austria did not make it possible to compete at every race this season. However, the young Austrian enjoyed every single day in the sun of Dubai. “A true paradise for us racers. Waves every single day and wonderful conditions. A nice contrast to my trainings by 1-3 degree in Austria where sometimes your finger start to freeze.” Kevin is now back in Austria preparing for his hometown race in Austria, which is nothing less than the Euro Finals.

Kevin will be competing with what we at The Watercraft Journal consider to be thee best jet ski racing program happening on the planet (we know, that’s big talk), the 2014 Freegun Jetcross Tour happening throughout France.

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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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