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 todays 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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The AquaX brand incorporates any type of PWC competition organised by P1. The platform includes two disciplines under the heading of Enduro and Sprint. Each category is then divided into Pro, Pro/Am or Amateur depending on the quality of field and the size of entry.
Sprint is a contest of speed and riding ability featuring multiple competitors negotiating short laps, on a course consisting of left and/or right-hand turns.
Enduro is a contest of endurance and consistency featuring multi craft, ridden by riders of varying ability. The courses are large, with shallow turns. Races can last up to 40mins in duration.
The organigram below explains the UK structure for 2016. The rules in this rulebook refer to all classes unless stated otherwise.
The UK will run to Pro/Am rules where riders of all levels will race together.
All watercraft must remain strictly stock as supplied by OEM and comply with maximum speed limits set by P1, except where rules allow. Changes or modifications not listed in the rulebook are not permitted. The category will include 300, 250 and 200 classes for both Amateur and experienced riders that will to race together, but will be scored separately.
To clarify the speed limit,
The P1 AquaX tech teams work to a maximum speed of 68.54mph with a tolerance no greater than 2.5%.
The speed limit is set by data gathered at the P1 annual speed test, where watercraft of all makes and models are tested for top speed, average speed and acceleration.
The P1 tracker system samples speed at every second during a race, any craft holding in excess of this speed, for a prolonged amount of time, will be disqualified.
The Sprint category will include the following classes: Sprint will provide a platform for the original stand on type PWC. Sprint racing will run to AquaX Sprint general rules and will include Pro and Amateur levels, with the Am level providing a natural stepping stone to the Pro class.
Am Ski Stock: watercraft must remain strictly stock as supplied by OEM except where rules allow. Changes or modifications not listed in the rulebook are not permitted.
Pro Ski Stock Lites: Watercraft are allowed limited modifications. Changes or modifications not listed in the rulebook are not permitted.