What a cracker of a day down at the NSWPWC’s club base, the St George Sailing Club for the 2nd round of the NSWPWC AquaX club series.  Warmth for the soul after a week of crazy storms, lightening, gale force winds and torrential downpours in old Sydneytown but just what was needed to rouse the jetski warriors from their slumber and hit the road to the Sydney club’s San Souci race site on Botany Bay. A huge turnout including many dedicated Queenslanders claimed every spot in the carpark and had the regulars from the club asking if this was a Nationals meeting. Good also to see many new 2016 watercraft stickered up and ready for their first hit outs including the new Seadoo RXP-X 300 and Yamaha’s new FZR and FX SVHO. Add to that a handful of Sparks ready for the new Sydney Seadoo Spark class and a stack of standups and it was obvious we were in for a damn solid race meet.

4E1C0059First up as usual was the first Enduro heat and a huge field covering stock, showroom stock and open ski’s blasted off for some punishment around the big Botany Bay circuit. Straight up it was business as usual and a race win for the Aussie Stock Runabout Champion Mitch Wayt on the new red/white Yamaha FZR with the Kawasaki 310’s of Brett Douglass and Chinni Rao in hot pursuit and a stellar effort from Dan’s Jetpower owner Danny Moujally back from injury and campaigning a new Yamaha FX SVHO. Regular observers would also have noticed the Brisbane Kawasaki teamsters Cameron Martin and Christian D’Agostin have jumped ship to form PTS Racing and line up on new 2016 Yamaha Waverunners, FX and FZR respectively. Unfortunately Christian was homebound at the last minute with a sick daughter so Cameron Martin used the Sydney round to get to know his way around the big FX which will be campaigned aggressively this season in the Chinese Aquabike series starting in March.

4E1C9747Second heat of Enduro at the end of the day was equally exciting and a little more action packed with Mitch Wayt lucky to escape injury when one of the foot lockers came adrift in his FZR at the first turn spitting him off violently and leaving him bobbing in the water at the mercy of the gods with the rest of the field at full noise around him. He rejoined the race only to suffer the same fate later in the race and called it a day. So it was a win in the Open class for Brett Douglass on his Kawi 310 with Canberra’s Chinni Rao also on a 310 in second and Mitch Wayt taking third. Enduro Showroom Stock was a top 3 Seadoo RXP-260 clean sweep with a win for Nick Pilgrim, second for Nathan Adlam and Ash Deadman in third. Chinni Rao cleaned up in Enduro Stock as well on his 310 to make his best results to date, Nick Burns on the new RXP-X 300 in second and Mitch Wayt in third. A valiant effort as always by Eman Soliman on her Yamaha FZS did not go unnoticed and she continues to inspire everyone she meets. Great job Eman !

4E1C9631Closed course competition started with the ski class comprising 4 Juniors, 10 ‘lites’ skis (5 Superjets against 5 SXR800’s) and 1 open ski in the hands of Australian #2 Michael Stevens. Michael retired the fast boat after the first heat and took on watermarshalling duties for the remainder of the day – this bloke gives back and is always around when help is needed.

Fast local youngster Jett Cavanagh is getting quicker every time out and was sticking it amongst the lites adults skis on his Bayside Marine Superjet taking an easy first in Junior ski and second overall in Ski Lites, very impressive. 16 year old Kansas kid AJ Luinstra out for 4 months in OZ and riding Michael Richards #218 SXR800 landed a well deserved second in Juniors and 5th overall in Lites. Jordan Farrow came in third and first time out riding the yellow vest Dan’s Jetpower offspring Jason Moujally rode strong to take 4th, banking some well earned confidence for the next meeting.

4E1C9913Lites was won by talented all rounder Tommy Aitken on his SXR800 with Jett Cavanagh (Superjet) in second and multi Aussie champ and Sydney Seadoo owner James Masterton (Superjet) having a run back on the standups to come in 3rd. Big effort from the old veteran Michael McMillan on his new 2008 Superjet bagging 4th ahead of a slew of chargers including a rapidly improving Mark Glew (SXR800).

Nick Burns cleaned up in a big 10 strong ski showdown in Showroom Stock Runabout on his new RXP-X 300 ahead of Nick Pilgrim(RXP-X 260) with Sam Barratt in third on another new RXP-X 300. Good to see some other craft make the line including a Honda 12X and Yamaha GP1200 and Yamaha XVR.

4E1C9615A new class introduced at Rd 2 was the Sydney Seadoo sponsored Spark Class with 4 sparks on the line and plenty of interest in more apparently for the next round on Feb 28. This is a top entry level class and old timer Darryl Apps scooped the pool with a strong showing to take the $500 first prize voucher donated by Sydney Seadoo. Jarrod Baird came in 2nd claiming a $250 voucher and Daniel Bussa grabbed 3rd and a $50 voucher. Great to see course setter and perenial NSWPWC stallwart Dean Jeffries out on the course competing again although well outpaced on his bone stocker Spark.

Stock Runabout was won by Queensland’s hard charger and current Aussie stock runabout champ Mitch Wayt on his new 2016 Yamaha FZR ahead of a slew of Seadoo RXP-X’s with Nick Burns in second and Mark Quitadamo in third.

4E1C9968Open Runabout was a battle between current Aussie #2 Paul Leven and Queenslanders’ Brett Douglass , Greg Hack and Brendan Boyd, the latter having rare mechanical issues that took him out of the action. Greg Hack had moments of brilliance but lacked the pace of the Leven and Douglass and it took a final heat 3 win by Leven to take the overall after the two split wins in the previous two races. Great to see another Open ski on the pace and with plenty of speed with Brett Douglass riding well. End result Leven first, Douglass second and Greg Hack in third.

All in all a top day down on the bay and conditions ranging from flat early in the day to choppy later on really testing all the competitors. Thanks as always to the committed crew helping out the NSWPWC including Dean Jeffries, Paul Leven, Nathan Wethered, Stuart Fell, AJ Luinstra, Tom Aitken, Simon Murray, Justin Belczowski, Michael Stevens and Darryl Marshall and of course Taylor Aitken for handling riders meeting, scoring and presentation.

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Junior Lites Ski

1st Jett Cavanagh Superjet
2nd AJ Luinstra Kawasaki SXR 800
3rd Jordan Farrow Superjet
4th Jason Moujally Superjet

Lites Ski

1st Tom Aiken Kawasaki SXR800
2nd Jett Cavanagh Superjet
3rd James Masterton Superjet
4th Michael McMillan Superjet
5th AJ Luinstra Kawasaki SXR800
6th Mark Glew Kawasaki SXR800
7th Jordan Farrow Superjet
8th Craig Faccioni Kawasaki SXR 800
9th Daniel Offord Kawasaki SXR 800
10th Jason Moujally Superjet

Sydney Seadoo Spark Class

1st Darryl Apps Sea-Doo Spark
($500 voucher)
2nd Jarrod Baird Sea-Doo Spark
($250 voucher)
3rd Daniel Bussa Sea-Doo Spark
($50 voucher)
4th Dean Jefferies Sea-Doo Spark

Showroom Stock Runabout

1st Nick Burns Sea-Doo RXP-X 300
2nd Nick Pilgrim Sea-Doo RXP-X
3rd Sam Barratt Sea-Doo RXP-X 300
4th Corey Styles Sea-Doo RXP-X 260
5th Mark Dallow Sea-Doo RXP-X 300
6th Mick Butler Yamaha FZS
7th Nathan Adlam Yamaha VXR
8th Ash Deadman Kawasaki Ultra 300
9th Stuart Fell Honda R12X
10th Simon Murray Yamaha GP1200

Stock Runabout

1st Mitch Wayt Yamaha FZR
2nd Nick Burns Sea-Doo RXP-X 300
3rd Mark Quitadamo Sea-Doo RXP-X 260
4th Corey Styles Sea-Doo RXP-X 260
5th Sam Barratt Sea-Doo RXP-X 300

Open Runabout

1st Paul Leven Sea-Doo RXP-X
2nd Brett Douglas Sea-Doo RXP-X
3rd Greg Hack Sea-Doo RXP-X
4th Brendan Boyd Sea-Doo RXP-X

Enduro Showroom Stock

1st Nick Pilgrim Sea-Doo RXP-X 260
2nd Nathan Adlam Yamaha VXR
3rd Ash Deadman Sea-Doo RXP-X 260
4th Nikolas Pazanin Kawasaki STX-15F
5th Sam Barratt Sea-Doo RXP-X 300
6th Stuart Fell Honda
7th Eman Soliman Yamaha FZS

Enduro Stock

1st Chinni Rao Kawasaki 310
2nd Nick Burns Sea-Doo RXP-X 300
3rd Mitch Wayt Yamaha FXR
4th Mark Dallow Sea-Doo RXP-X 300
5th Sam Barratt Sea-Doo RXP-X 300
6th Eman Soliman Yamaha FZS

Enduro Open Runabout

1st Brett Douglas Kawasaki 310
2nd Chinni Rao Kawasaki 310
3rd Mitch Wayt Yamaha FZR
4th Danny Moujally Yamaha FX SVHO
5th Brendan Boyd Sea-Doo RXP-X 260/300
6th Cameron Martin Yamaha
7th Daryl Marshall ????
8th Sam Barratt Sea-Doo RXP-X 300
9th Eman Soliman  Yamaha FZS


AJ Luinstra - Jett Cavanagh - Jordan Farrow

Junior Lites Ski: AJ Luinstra – Jett Cavanagh – Jordan Farrow

Jett Cavanagh - Tommy Aitken - James Masterton

Lites Ski: Jett Cavanagh – Tommy Aitken – James Masterton

Nick Burns - Mitch Wayt - Mark Quitadamo

Stock Runabout: Nick Burns – Mitch Wayt – Mark Quitadamo

Brett Douglass - Paul Leven - Greg Hack

Open Runabout: Brett Douglass – Paul Leven – Greg Hack

Nick Pilgrim - Nick Burns - Sam Barratt

Showroom Stock Runabout: Nick Pilgrim – Nick Burns – Sam Barratt

Chinni Rao - Brett Douglass - Mitch Wayt

Enduro Open Runabout: Chinni Rao – Brett Douglass – Mitch Wayt

Nick Burns - Chinni Rao - Mitch Wayt

Enduro Stock Runabout: Nick Burns – Chinni Rao – Mitch Wayt

Nathan Adlam - Nick Pilgrim - Ash Deadman

Enduro Showroom Stock: Nathan Adlam – Nick Pilgrim – Ash Deadman




Jarrod Baird - Darryl Apps - Daniel Bussa

Sydney Seadoo Spark Class: Jarrod Baird – Darryl Apps – Daniel Bussa