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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Frequently Asked Questions

AquaX Categories

AquaX Categories

Is AquaX a class or name of a Championship ?

AquaX is a brand name, which incorporates any type of PWC competition organised by P1. The AquaX platform includes two disciplines under the heading of Enduro and Sprint. Each discipline is then divided into Pro, Pro/Am or Amateur depending on the quality of field and the size of the entry. Check with your Series Administrator to find what disciplines and classes are offered in your area.

UK and International
Karen Cable

USA
Michelle Petro

Are there different classes and what are the rules?

AquaX Pro/Am and Am Enduro Rules

Sit down craft ( 2- 4 seaters) come under the ENDURO rules. Craft must remain stock, except for minor handling modifications. The craft are then classified by the horsepower i.e - 300hp – 250hp – 200hp.

  • 200hp class for two-strokes and naturally aspirated four-strokes, including forced induction craft given special dispensation up to 180hp as furnished by the manufacturer
  • 250hp for turbo and supercharged four-strokes over 200hp under 250hp as furnished by the manufacturer
  • 300hp for turbo and supercharged four-strokes over 250hp as furnished by the manufacturer

AquaX Pro Enduro Rules

(Only offered in the USA in 2016.)
This year P1 will launch the first Pro Series, for both Enduro and Sprint racers to deliver a higher level of competition and exposure for the top ranking riders and race series sponsors. The Pro series is open to all makes and models of watercraft, though the rules will benefit and encourage the use of higher rated HP craft. Initially entry will be limited and only current racers, with sufficient racing experience will qualify to compete creating strong competition by those vying for a position on the start line. In time qualifying and a relegation system will be imposed.
The rules will allow for a higher level of modification, upping the speeds of the race craft to in excess of 70mph. The race tracks will be revised to reflect the improved ability of the competitor and provide stunning viewing for the spectator and the TV production. The Pro Enduro class will run to 2016 IJSBA rules.

AquaX Sprint Rules

Single seater (sport craft) and the original stand Up craft come under the heading of Sprint. The race courses are smaller and are generally laid in the surf line, creating a challenge even for the canniest rider. The technical rules are limited to handling with some minor engine mods to keep costs down. Unlike ENDURO, SPRINT races are quick (10mins) in duration, a competitor needs speed and agility to win.

The Pro Sprint series (USA only) is open to all makes and models of Sprint craft, The rules allow for a higher level of modification, upping the speeds of the race craft to in excess of 65mph. The race tracks will be revised to reflect the improved ability of the competitor and provide stunning viewing for the spectator and the TV production. The Pro Sprint class will run to 2016 IJSBA GP rules.

Do I need racing experience to get involved?

No racing experience needed..

Do I need any training?

Yes, the AquaX Racer training will take place on the Friday or Saturday morning before the proposed event. Please contact the Series Administrator to book your training. Classes will take approximately 3-5 hrs to complete and will include both theory and practical assessment so you will need to bring your kit along. The classes are designed to be fun yet informative. The course will include general racing rules, such as flags, communication, start procedures etc. AquaX Racer Training page

What type of rider is AquaX targeted at?

The AquaX series is all about offering watercraft enthusiasts, especially recreational riders from coastal clubs and inland lakes, the opportunity to do something different on their weekends. We provide the platform and insurance, all you have to do is sign up and make your mark.

What are the differences between AquaX and other types of PWC racing?

AquaX has it own set of rules with a separate training program that even experienced racers will need to do. Visit the training page for more information training

How long will the AquaX races be?

The AquaX Enduro races will take anywhere from 30 to 40 minutes to complete depending on conditions. Refueling will not be allowed so make sure before you sign up that your craft has the capability of running the distance on one tank.
Sprint races can take anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes to complete depending on the level of competitions. Pro will run for longer.

What do I win?

Prize money, trophies and bragging rights. To have a chance of becoming the next AquaX Champion competitors must accumulate points from all races. Per event competitors will receive a slice of the prize fund and medals for winning on the day.

What else do I need to take part and how much will it cost?

Costs vary depending on National Authority and country. Check with the Series Administrator.

What gear do I need? See gallery

  • A recognised standard full-face motocross style crash helmet no more than 5 years old - see rulebook for specifics
  • An 50n EU or Coast guard approved 4-buckle life vest, or 2-buckle side entry life vest with a whistle attached
  • Spinal back protection
  • Riding apparel – i.e wetsuit/clothing boots
  • high powered whistle
  • Goggles and gloves are recommended
  • All gear must be in good working condition, if it's not you won't pass tech

Do I need any other equipment?

You will need a suitable watercraft fitted with a flexible tow loop attached to the bow eye. The craft will need to adhere to the rules and regulations of the AquaX rulebook and be fitted with a working lanyard. You will also need a minimum 2kg dry power fire extinguisher for the pit area.

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