P1 AquaX

AquaX is the fastest growing personal watercraft championship in the world. Its rapid growth is owed to a simple, yet challenging race format that appeals to today’s personal watercraft users.

This year the program will include the unveiling of a professional level race series and expansion of two further championships in the Great Lakes region of the USA and in Southeast Asia.

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Contact Info

P1 AquaX People

If you fancy jetski racing, please get in touch...

Telephone numbers, email addresses and a little bit of background information on the people behind P1 AquaX...

Lisa Barsby Head of P1 AquaX

Lisa Barsby

Head of P1 AquaX
email: lisa.barsby@powerboatp1.com
Tel: +44 (0) 7826 947097

Lisa Barsby is a multiple British, European and World jet ski champion and now the driving force behind the successful P1 AquaX racing series. Lisa has raced all over the world, mostly competing in the Women's ski class, but has also raced against the boys. She is the one most successful British and European jet ski racers and was the first woman to win an open title at the IJSBA World Championships. She was also crowned the UIM's first Pro Women's World Champion in Dubai in 1995. Lisa has been involved in the personal watercraft industry for many years, first for CSL publishing where she worked in sales and marketing before becoming the publisher for Jet Skier & Personal Watercraft magazine. She continues to contribute regularly to various magazines and projects within the sport. In 2000 Lisa joined the Jetsport Racing Association of Great Britain, initially in the media and marketing department before taking over as the Series Organiser. During that period, she increased rider participation and raised the level of competition, which culminated in the UK winning the 2009 IJSBA Nations Trophy. This was the first time a country other than USA had won the coveted prize. In 2010 Lisa left the JSRA to develop a progressive and modern watercraft racing championship for leading marine motorsport promoter, P1. AquaX was launched that year in Southampton, UK with just 11 riders. Since then more than 500 riders have competed in AquaX championships in the UK, Florida, the Great Lakes region of the USA and now in Malaysia.

Interesting Fact

James Durbin Chief Executive Officer

James Durbin

Chief Executive Officer
email: jdurbin@powerboatp1.com
Tel: 07500 797 583

James drives the international expansion of P1, investment and overall strategy.

Interesting Fact
A family man, James is an avid sports enthusiast and rugby supporter.

Azam Rangoonwala P1 USA Managing Director

Azam Rangoonwala

P1 USA Managing Director
email: Azam.Rangoonwala@powerboatp1.com
Tel: 407 985 1938

Azam is our International liaison and provides vital back-up and support for the US and UAE championship co-ordinators, phone Azam if you are running a championship internationally and have any issues you cannot solve locally, he can fix them or find you someone who can!

Interesting Fact
A keen racer himself Azam is an experienced Powerboat racer and in 2012 even turned his hand to AquaX racing.

Robert Wicks Chief Operating Officer

Robert Wicks

Chief Operating Officer
email: robert.wicks@powerboatp1.com
Tel: +44(0) 20 7258 8441

Robert oversees all sporting and operational activities for Powerboat P1 and ensures the smooth roll-out of the series in new host countries.

Interesting Fact

Michelle Petro USA Series Manager

Michelle Petro

USA Series Manager
email: Sport.Usa@powerboatp1.com
Tel: 352 572 8686

Michelle is the US ambassador for P1 AquaX USA - if you are interested in coming to compete in the AquaX US series please contact Michelle.

Interesting Fact
Michelle was once a billboard poster girl but she is not to be crossed she has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and is currently a white belt in Cuong Nhu! Look out boys!

Karen Cable Series Administrator

Karen Cable

Series Administrator
email: sport@powerboatp1.com
Tel: +44 (0)7714 792572

Karen manages all the driver registration and administration, call her if you need registration forms, race entry forms or would like to enter a race. For UK competition enquiries please contact Karen.

Interesting Fact
Karen is also an accomplished jet ski racer and a talented designer with her own graphic design business.

Amy Green Race Director USA

Amy Green

Race Director USA
email: Amyg11ca@gmail.com
Tel:

P1 is excited to announce the addition of multiple national USA Women's PWC Champion, Amy Green to the staff for 2015. Amy joins us as the AquaX USA Race Director. Amy will work closely with Series Manager Michelle Petro, on running all aspects of the races.

Interesting Fact
Having conquered the race track, Amy went on to build a successful championship in Canada and developed a Junior racer program to help youngsters realize their racing dreams.

Edward Rangsi

Digital Manager
email: ed.rangsi@powerboatp1.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 7258 8437

Ed is responsible for the growth of the organisation's global digital and social media assets. He also works closely with P1's television production agency in regards to the strategy, production and distribution of TV content.

Interesting Fact
Gooner.

Jack Teague

Content Executive
email: jack.teague@powerboatp1.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 7258 8438

Jack produces content for Powerboat P1 worldwide, as well as assists with digital marketing and television broadcast.

Interesting Fact
Expert gambler.

Shazia Rangoonwala

Digital Co-ordinator
email: shazia.rangoonwala@powerboatp1.com
Tel: +44 (0)77 8048 0151

Shazia works predominantly with digital marketing, CRM and with the co-ordination of various social media projects.

Interesting Fact

Lara Johnston Events Operation Manager

Lara Johnston

Events Operation Manager
email: Lara.Johnston@powerboatp1.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 7258 8446

Lara is responsible for delivering the operational, non-sporting elements of P1 SuperStock and P1 AquaX race events in the UK as well as promotional events outside the race season.

Interesting Fact
Lara's an accomplished windsurfer.

Roy Mantle Company Secretary & In-House PR

Roy Mantle

Company Secretary & In-House PR
email: roy.mantle@powerboatp1.com
Tel: +44 (0)207 170 4250

Roy handles all general enquiries and manages the media relations and PR function for P1 AquaX.

Interesting Fact
Roy loves sports trivia and can tell you the name and location of every racecourse (that's horses not powerboats) in the country should you be that interested.

Glynn Ovens AquaX Race Trainer Head Safety Marshal/Safety Marshals

Glynn Ovens

AquaX Race Trainer Head Safety Marshal/Safety Marshals
email:
Tel:

Glyn is the AquaX Race Trainer, he is responsible for taking all the riders through the AquaX Racer Training syllabus prior their first race meeting. On event Glyn manages all the on water aspects of the race. He and his team of AquaX marshals work in liaison with the Safety Officer to ensure the safe management of the race. They are responsible for escorting the riders to and from the wet pits to the racetrack and into the start alignment procedure. They utilise personal watercraft to manage the safe conduct of the race. Their primary concern is safety and they have the authority to stop a race and apply penalties when necessary.

Interesting Fact
Glyn's an RYA qualified instructor and and has headed up safety rescue teams throughout Europe and UK for the past 10 years. He runs his own PWC safety rescue company Water Rescue International.

Amy Mullett

Marketing and Operations Co-ordinator
email: amy.mullett@powerboatp1.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 7258 8437

Amy assists with operations co-ordination, admin and communications.

Interesting Fact
Amy represented England for football at under 15s and under 17s level.

Chris Bang The Safety Officer (SO)

Chris Bang

The Safety Officer (SO)
email: chris@bangracing.co.uk
Tel:

Chris holds the Rider Briefings. He coordinates the safety services on shore and works closely with the head marshal to ensure that all safety related activities are co ordinated and that an adequate response to any situation is promptly delivered.

Interesting Fact
Chris as an accomplished jet skier and is fondly referred to as Flash

Jillian Parziale US Office Manager, Marketing, PR, and Media

Jillian Parziale

US Office Manager, Marketing, PR, and Media
email: Jillian.Parziale@powerboatp1.com
Tel: 407 985 1938

Jillian is the newest member of the team, bringing a new energy to the P1 USA office. She comes from a corporate background and brings administrative and marketing skills along with her. If you have any questions regarding marketing, media or general information on the USA series, please don't hesitate to contact her.

Interesting Fact
Jillian loves fruit pastilles.