DJSA Race #1 and #2 at Camp Far West

DJSA to Hold IJSBA Sanctioned World Finals Qualifier: June 23-24, Camp Far West, California

Diablo Jet Ski Action, along with the International Jet Sports Boating Association, is proud to announce an opportunity for Northern California based watercraft competitors to earn World Finals eligibility at a popular race venue.

DJSA has long collaborated with IJSBA on the general demeanor of PWC Racing in Northern California. In 2015, DJSA held an IJSBA Sanctioned Northern California event with RPM Racing, the IJSBA Sanctioned organizer in the Southwestern United States. This set the stage for future cooperation between the various entities. Many IJSBA Sanctioned events have been held at Camp Far West and this event looks to be an excellent mix of traditional IJSBA racing integrating the community created classes that DJSA is well known for producing.

Below is DJSA’s official press release, written by Jim Lambert, followed by clarifications from IJSBA:

“NEWSFLASH”
Because many djsa racers have expressed an interest in competing at World Finals, and because many have had difficulty in making it to Socal RPM events to qualify, the IJSBA and DJSA have designed a low impact course design, to integrate World Finals Qualifying opportunities into the style in which DJSA operates…

What does this mean?
Race 1 and 2 at Camp Far West will be IJSBA sanctioned. The class structure may be slightly different but our race procedures will remain the same. I will maintain the final say in matters pertaining to safety, but as much as it pains me to say this… we will conform to the IJSBA buoy color system for this race only, and REDS will be left turns and YELLOWS will be right. (jim shakes his head and says “w h a t e v e r “….) but the mandatory 1 ski length safe zone rule, 100 ft yield rule, and mandatory slowdowns in yellow flag corners will remain in effect. 

Note to DJSA Regulars: I am expecting quite a few DJSA racers to attend this race, and most of you already know what I expect from you on the water – and on the beach. This is a rare opportunity for you to participate in 2 IJSBA events, held in your backyard, in order for you to qualify for competition at the IJSBA World Finals.

Being an IJSBA sanctioned race, ALL participants will be required to be IJSBA members. I would venture to say that the majority of our racers are already IJSBA members, but if not I recommend going to the IJSBA website at www.ijsba.com/join-ijsba/ to obtain your race license. The fee is $45 for a year’s membership. There is a very strong likelihood that the new DJSA administration for 2017 will run under IJSBA sanctioning so you might as well get a hole shot on it now and get your license. (plus you’ll need it to go down and defend YOUR TROPHY next month in socal!!!)

Sat July 23rd, race 1 – (2 heats) 
Sun July 24th, race 2 – (2 heats) 
Camp Far West Lake - north shore at “Jet Ski Cove”

Clarifications from IJSBA:
IJSBA intends for this event to be a stepping stone for further opportunities for IJSBA Racing and the Northern California community to find more joint events. As many IJSBA promoters offer special competition classes based on the needs of that region, some DJSA classes will be used to comply with classes that are generally offered at World Finals and other IJSBA events. There are two important caveats for this event: Four Stroke Runabouts will only be allowed four on a line at a time. Competitors who do not have a previous history with IJSBA sanctioned racing will not be able to qualify for any World Finals Open Class Runabout categories where supercharged four stroke engines are allowed. Any questions on these matters should be sent to info@ijsba.com for clarification. Where DJSA classes are used, IJSBA pre tech and safety requirements shall control the eligibility of that watercraft to be used in competition.

DJSA Class List and IJSBA Compatibility:

Runabout and Sport
Sport Sit 800 Open Nov 
Sport Sit GP 1200 Open Expert 
800 Runabout Open Novice
800 Runabout Open Expert
Sprint Sit 1300/NA Open Run
SCXP Open Expert Runbt

Ski Classes
567 Open Vintage Triple Threat
X-2 Open Novice
X-2 Open Expert
900 Open Ski Novice
900 Open Ski Vet
950 Open Ski Expert
1100 Open Ski Intermediate
1100 GP Ski Open Expert
* Pro/Am Racers must have an Expert or Pro license. 

Junior Classes 
Junior Ski 10-12 Stock
Junior Ski 13-15 Lites


These classes translate, generally to the IJSBA Classes below:
Sport/Runabout Classes:
Sport Spec (all Skill)
Sport Modified (all Skill)
Runabout 1000 SS (all Skill)
Amateur Runabout Normally Aspirated Open
Pro Am Runabout Open

Ski Classes:
Am Ski Lites
Am Ski Limited
Am Ski Modified
Am Vets Ski Modified
Pro Am Ski Lites
Pro Am Ski Modified
Junior Ski 10-12 Lites
Junior Ski 13-15 Lites

Vintage Classes
Vintage Ski (All Skill)
Novice Vintage X2
Vintage X2 (all Skill)

Best of luck and we'll see you at Camp Far West!!!!

SF

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Coming up Next ......
The late start of the DJSA 2016 Outlaw Point Series, 
(and the start of “Jim and Robbie’s farewell season”)…

but in true outlaw fashion, it won’t be just any start…

“NEWSFLASH”
Because many djsa racers have expressed an interest in competing at World Finals, and because many have had difficulty in making it to Socal RPM events to qualify, the IJSBA and DJSA have designed a low impact course design, to integrate World Finals Qualifying opportunities into the style in which DJSA operates…

What does this mean?
Race 1 and 2 at Camp Far West will be IJSBA sanctioned. The class structure may be slightly different but our race procedures will remain the same. I will maintain the final say in matters pertaining to safety, but as much as it pains me to say this… we will conform to the IJSBA buoy color system for this race only, and REDS will be left turns and YELLOWS will be right. (jim shakes his head and says “w h a t e v e r “….) but the mandatory 1 ski length safe zone rule, 100 ft yield rule, and mandatory slowdowns in yellow flag corners will remain in effect. 

I am expecting quite a few DJSA racers to attend this race, and most of you already know what I expect from you on the water – and on the beach. This is a rare opportunity for you to participate in 2 IJSBA events, held in your backyard, in order for you to qualify for competition at the IJSBA World Finals.

Being an IJSBA sanctioned race, ALL participants will be required to be IJSBA members. I would venture to say that the majority of our racers are already IJSBA members, but if not I recommend going to the IJSBA website at www.ijsba.com/join-ijsba/ to obtain your race license. The fee is $45 for a year’s membership. There is a very strong likelihood that the new DJSA administration for 2017 will run under IJSBA sanctioning so you might as well get a hole shot on it now and get your license. (plus you’ll need it to go down and defend YOUR TROPHY next month in socal!!!)

Sat July 23rd, race 1 – (2 heats) 
Sun July 24th, race 2 – (2 heats) 
Camp Far West Lake - north shore at “Jet Ski Cove”

Physical Address
8176 Camp Far West Rd
Wheatland, Calif, 95692
(530) 633-0803

Lakeside camp sites are available adjacent to the race course for the event.
Regular camping rates are the same as last year – 
$30 a nite with launching 
$25 a nite with no launching

Regular day use gate fees for racers and spectators are – 
$20 with launching 
$15 with no launching.

Unlike Mossdale where you pay us for camping, all fees will be collected by 
CFW at the store upon entry. 

* IJSBA entry forms and waivers will be available for download on Tues July 12th 
* Please email all completed entry forms to djsaracing@yahoo.com 
* Pre-reg entries will be taken up until Tues night, 7/19/16 at 9pm.
* If you are racing, you must sign up by that date. 
There will be no race entries taken after that time, or at the site on race day. 

If you have problems downloading the form let me know, and in the meantime send me an email with your ~

Name
Class or classes
Ski info
Race number or numbers

* The sooner I get the rosters completed the sooner I can post them and the race 
order

Entry Fees –
567 Vintage – (550,650,750 vintage skis) - $80 per day 
X-2 Nov and Expert - $90 per day
All other classes are $100 per day
For this weekend only - entry fees are the same for any additional classes. 

Payments via Paypal definitely helps me out and speeds things up on race day, but they are not as important as getting your entry forms in!!! I need to know what classes you are running, what skis you will be on, and what your race numbers are ahead of time. The information requested on the entry forms is for a reason - so please fill them out completely or they won’t be accepted. I will need IJSBA entry forms from everyone so please plan ahead and make sure I get them in time.

Note – if using Pay Pal please add a $5 service charge for each transaction, and no… this fee doesn’t go to me!

Tentative weekend schedule~ 

Saturday –
700 to 800 – Check in open until 8am 
830 to 850 – Mandatory riders meeting and roll call 
9 to 945 – Standup Practice by class
945 to 1030 - Sitdown practice by class
1045 – Staging on the line for Heat 1 / National Anthem
11am - 1 Heat 1
1 to 145 – Staff lunch break
2 to 4 - Heat 2
The lake will be open but the course is closed after the last race of the day

Saturday night - 2015 Junior awards – 730pm
Being there are extra expenses involved with putting on an IJSBA race, the award presentations made Saturday night will be for the Junior A, B, and R class achievements from the 2015 season. Awards from Saturday’s racing will also be presented. 
(The regular 2015 awards party will be rescheduled for later this season) 

Sunday – 
7 to 8am – Check in open until 8am
815 to 830 - Mandatory riders meeting and roll call
845 to 915 – Last chance practice 
925am - Staging on the line for heat 1 / National Anthem
930 to 1130 Heat 1
1130 to 12 Staff Lunch
12 to 2 – Heat 2
3pm – Awards on site

Race classes - 
Ski -
567 Triple Threat Vintage Ski
X-2 Open Nov
X-2 Open Expert
900 Open Novice
900 Vet Open 
950 Open Expert
1100 Open Intermediate
1100 GP (FAST) Open Expert

Sport and Runabout -
Sport Sit 800 Open Nov
Sport Sit GP 1200 Open Expert
800 runabout Open Novice
800 runabout Open Expert
Sprint Sit 1350/NA Open
SCXP Open Expert Runbt (expert only) 

Junior Ski 10-12 stock
Junior Ski 13-15 lites

The computer recognizes racers running extra classes and efforts will be made to keep racers from running back to back heats. Your pre-entry information greatly helps with that effort. The official schedule of the day will be announced at the riders meeting but tentative rosters and race orders will be posted online.

Important Racer Info~
10" (or larger) visible race numbers are required on every ski.
If a race number is duplicated – one racer will add an “X” to their race number.
* Unreadable numbers will not be scored 
* ALL SKIS MUST HAVE A TOW LOOP ATTACHED to the bow
* ALL SKIS MUST HAVE A WORKING SAFETY LANYARD!
* No numbers - no tow loop – no lanyard - no racing – no exceptions! 

Wetsuits and Race Gear~
* Wetsuits are optional but are highly recommended for all race conditions.
* Full face MX style helmets are required
* A coast guard approved PFD is required
* Gloves are required
* Goggles are required in all classes except the X2 Army and 550 JS
* Footwear is required in all classes
* Shin guards or leg protection is recommended in the upper classes.
* Neck and back braces are recommended. (Back protectors will soon be mandatory)
* Chest protection is recommended for the SCXP and Sprint sit classes.
Please “dress to impress” and set a good example to the public by having all your required race gear in good condition… 

* All holders must wear approved helmets, eye protection, footwear, and a PFD.
Gloves are recommended. No exceptions. 

* Holders are expected to maintain the same professionalism, sportsmanship, and 
ethics as the racers they are holding for. I appreciate your efforts with this request. 

Beach starts on the horn~
Start line position choices will be determined by the order of pre-entries received.
New racers will be randomly assigned to the outside lines.

Fueling~
Fueling lakeside on stands is permitted ONLY when using absorbent fuel pads which are available at registration or the scoring tent. Violations of this request will result in all racers having to pull their ski all the way out of the water to fuel. Please don’t blow a good thing. Use the pads, and caution, be responsible, and we’ll be good to go. ALL used pads MUST go into the djsa small sized metal trash cans located at the race trailer.

Pit Vehicles~
* Pit vehicles are ONLY allowed in the event area. They may be used for trips up to 
the store but not on any paved roads at any time. You can ride up the dirt road adjacent to the paved parking lot and someone can run into the store for you, but they cannot be operated or parked on the pavement. 
*All pit vehicles must be operated at 5mph or less. 
*All operators must be registered racers or crew only. 
*All operators must be 16 years of age.
*The days of unsupervised minors ripping around the pits are over. 
*Any reckless operation will result in pit vehicles being prohibited at the site.
*Reckless operation includes operating while intoxicated, or at night with no lights.
Again, please be responsible and let’s not blow a good thing. Don’t be “that guy”.
If anyone needs clarification on what I am asking here – hit me up.

Scoring~
Regular IJSBA points. 

Course~
Red buoys – left turns
Yellow buoys – right turns
Blue buoys with red or yellow – start of a split 
White buoys with red or yellow – end of a split 

The black penalty buoy will be taken at race speed, however there will be a distinctly marked yellow buoy with red lines around it signifying a yield mark. As you approach the yield mark IF ANY RACER IS APPROACHING the area of the course you are about to re-merge onto and they are within 100 feet of you – YOU MUST YIELD TO ANY ACTIVE RACER ON THE COURSE. 

Just as a reminder, if you’re taking the penalty buoy, you’re no longer an ACTIVE RACER ON THE COURSE. You’re taking the penalty buoy because you did something wrong and you WON’T BE AN ACTIVE RACER ON THE COURSE AGAIN unless you yield to those within 100ft who are ACTIVE RACERS ON THE COURSE. Cutting off or pulling in front of an active racer on the course will result in being black flagged from that particular heat. 

If a racer misses a buoy, it is on the racer to take the penalty buoy on their own. If a buoy is missed the penalty buoy will be taken on the next lap around. Failure to take the penalty buoy either on your own, or upon instruction by Team Orange course marshals, will result in your being scored a lap down. 
Race smart, don’t hit the buoys, and it won’t be an issue ~

And please remember~
* One Ski length safe zone rule in effect at all times – no exceptions
* Lead Ski has the right of way at all times, even with “outside in moves”. 
* 100 ft yield rule in effect at all times – no exceptions
* Mandatory ½ speed slow down in all yellow flag corners
* Penalty buoy will be in place - NO CIRCLEING BACK TO MAKE UP BUOYS!
* Reckless or negligent racing are grounds for leaving early.
* Unsportsmanlike conduct of any kind, on or off the water, is an invite to leave 
early and includes any disrespect to staff, fellow racers, crews, race site owners, 
employees, staff, or volunteers. 
* No alcohol consumption is permitted by racers, crews, or holders until the END of 
the race day.
* All racers must meet the age requirements established by the IJSBA.
* ALL RACERS must have proof of current medical insurance available for inspection.
* All pit sites must have at least one working fire extinguisher available for 
immediate use.

Racing hard and fast will always have my admiration, but racing clean and racing safe while watching out for your fellow brother and sister on the race course - will always have my total respect...

Nearby Lodging ~ 
Holiday Inn Express / Lincoln – about 25 minutes from the lake.
If you're looking for a little jump to upper scale – you can find it at Holiday Inn Express in nearby Lincoln. Last year they gave us quite a bit of love discounting rooms for DJSA racers but I don’t know what the current rates are. They are located right off HW 65 in Lincoln. You can pull it up on google to check it out, or the contact number is 916-644-3440.


Comfort Suites – about 20 minutes from the lake 
1034 N.Beale Rd
Marysville, Ca 
(530) 742-9200
http://www.comfortsuites.com/hotel-m...JM.QD7Frg5wr.4

Motel 6 Marysville #4363 – about 30 minutes from the lake
803 E Street 
Located right on Highway 70 
Marysville, CA, 95901 
Phone: (530) 743-5465
http://www.motel6.com/reservations/m....aspx?num=4363

Any questions, shoot me a call, email, or text…


IJSBA Entry Form attached - please download, fill out completely, and return it to me asap... djsaracing@yahoo.com

IJSBA liabilty release waiver attched - please read it. Don't send it back to me, I just want you to be familiar with it before you sign it at check in.

DJSA liability release waiver attached. please read it. Again, don't send it back, just be familiar with it.

Racers MUST BE pre-registered by Tuesday July 19th at 9pm. 
NO RACE DAY ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED!!!

IJSBA racers new to DJSA - call, email, or text me if you have questions regarding class structure.

 

 

Jim Lambert
DJSA
925-303-0713