Unlike other former IJSBA heavyweights who have faded into the background, Mike Yellich is still on the scene participating heavily in not only keeping the sport vibrant but opening up new and exciting venues for enthusiasts to enjoy. Recently, Yellich reached out to The Watercraft Journal about his recent efforts:
In his discussions with the City of Lake Elsinore, Yellich explained, “There will be a area of land and lake to set up a buoys course just like they do at Body Beach or Mission Bay, but they will be charging a lake fee.”
In an earlier post on Facebook, Yellich announced, “Good news riders! We have an area! We are putting our business plans together with Lake Elsinore – City Hall business plan in to works. The site has been picked out by the city and we love it. I will be posting pics soon. Myself and Frank Galante are so stoked. We will have a buoy course at Lake Elsinore. Soon, maybe not this season. But 2016! It’s going to be a banner year next year and the future of the sport is now! …After being in it for over 35 years, it [looking in my eyes to be] on a rush to be one of the biggest sports in the future.”
Obviously, more updates are shortcoming, but the news is a boon for Southern California residents who’ve been looking for a central spot to converge, train, test and socialize much in the same way the aforementioned Body Beach and Mission Bay has served Lake Havasu and San Diego residents.