Wednesday, June 17, 2009

2009 United Warrior Personal Watercraft Freedom Ride

2009 United Warrior Personal Watercraft Freedom Ride
PWC Freedom Riders raise funds on behalf of the United Warrior Survivor Foundation
Dates: September 11-12, 2009
Locations: Los Angeles Port, to San Diego Harbor, California USA
On behalf of United Warrior Survivor Foundation, the United Warrior PWC Freedom Riders will launch from Cabrillo Beach, San Pedro and ride south to the Naval Amphibious base located on Coronado Island, California, and back again. The open ocean ride of 280 miles along the California Coastline will be a memorial fundraiser on behalf of UWSF surviving spouses of our fallen Special Operations Warriors since 9-11.
The United Warrior PWC Freedom Ride commences on September 11, 2009. On the anniversary of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks against our nation. We Will Never Forget.
The United Warrior PWC Freedom Riders on September 11th will complete the final course and safety checks in Los Angeles, CA at Cabrillo Beach. Freedom Riders on personal watercraft (PWC) will make the trek on September 12th at 6:30am departing the safety of the Angel’s Gate from the Los Angles Port heading offshore into the Pacific Ocean. Refueling stops will be tasked at select marinas along the southern coastal route. Support teams will be at select checkpoints. The ride can be tracked online throughout the day.
The United Warrior PWC Freedom Ride will stop at the Glorietta Bay boat launch deep inside the San Diego Harbor in the early afternoon. The group will then refuel and head back to San Pedro California. The turnaround point under the blue steel support beams of the Coronado Bay Bridge will symbolize the memorial ride. The Coronado Bay bridge arched supports is a local landmark off the Naval Amphibious base where Special Forces warriors train. K38 Water Safety first began training USMC Recon Marines here in 1996 and enjoys this honor to date with other divisions.
The United Warrior PWC Freedom Riders are American Watercraft Association (AWA) H2O Responder Members. These UWSF supporters are experienced PWCoffshore Endurance Riders. Each rider and vessel is fitted with safety equipment. They have extensive navigational skills operating in the Southern California coastal waters in all seasonal conditions. Their fundraising efforts begin on June 18th. These riders support their individual expenses and pilot their own Personal Watercraft. The initial fundraiser campaign has launched with a $2,000 charitable contribution to UWSF. Please support us in our goal of reaching $25,000 on behalf of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
How can you support the UWSF PWC Freedom Ride?
Sponsor a charitable donation on behalf of the PWC Freedom Riders by making a financial contribution to the non-profit UWSF. Follow this link:
About the United Warrior Survivor Foundation (UWSF)
The United Warrior Survivor Foundation is the only organization exclusively dedicated to serving the needs of the surviving spouses of Navy, Army, Air Force and Marine Corps Special Operations personnel killed in the line of duty since September 11, 2001.
About the United Warrior PWC Freedom Riders
Mike Arnold
United States Marine Corps retired from active duty service after twenty years. A ground pounder by trade, Mike started out as a 0311 Infantryman, worked through the ranks and served as an 8511 Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Instructor and a 0369 Infantry Platoon Sergeant. Served: MCRD SD, ITS, Marine BKS Subic Bay,STA 2/7, H Co. MCT, 2/3 Eco. Kaneohe Bay, WFTBN D range, PMI, MCRD SD Drill Instructor/Senior Drill Instructor Hco, 1/1 CAAT PLt Sgt, NCO School Drill Master, 1/1 Bco Wpns PLt. Sgt.(combat tour), and Assistant Marine Officer Instructor at the University of Southern California.
Russell Libby
Former United States Marine Corps LCPL, HMM-268 39th MAG, 3rd MAW. 1986-1990. It’s an honor to have the opportunity to show my support on behalf of the United Warrior Survivor Foundation on our PWC Freedom Ride. ‘You have not been forgotten, and we will never forget.’
Mark Gerner
Mark is founder of the Endurance Champions Race team. A former United States Marine Corps Infantry Officer (0302), Veteran of Operation Desert Shield & Storm and highly skilled endurance champion racer.
Shawn Alladio
Personal Watercraft Boating Instructor for public safety agencies and special waterborne divisions of the US Army, USMC, USAF, US Navy and USCG. Founder of the K38 Way of Training that is represented in 14 countries worldwide. AWA H2O Responder program director, NSBC Instructor and Professional PWC Racer since 1989.
United Warrior PWC Freedom Rider Main Supporters
K38 Water Safety provides boating safety instruction to agencies such as fire rescue, law enforcement, lifesaving and special waterborne divisions of our nation’s military services.
American Watercraft Association (AWA)
National associate body for personal watercraft enthusiasts, members receive the award winning RIDE Magazine. Home of the AWA H2O Responders:
Liquid Militia Clothing action sports apparel for active water sports enthusiasts: home of the Pro endurance race team and Gunz Racers for PWC offshore racing
UWSF Contact: Kelly Chott - UWSF Executive Director
(619) 437-1137 Office
(413) 677-1143 Fax
2009 UWSF PWC Freedom Rider Supporters:, AWA, Kawasaki Motors Corporation USA, Liquid Militia Clothing, OTB Boots, Mustang Survival, Hydro Turf, K38 GEAR, quakeysense, Yamaha Motors Corporation USA,, Watercraft World Magazine, IJSBA, RIDE Magazine,, , Fly Racing, R&D, Bombardier Sea Doo, Hot Products USA, K38 rescue

Monday, June 1, 2009

Fly Racing to Sponsor PWCOFFSHORE Watercraft Racing

Fly Racing to Sponsor PWCOFFSHORE Watercraft Racing

Fly Racing is pleased to announce the signing of Team PWCOFFSHORE.

PWCOFFSHORE is the premier offshore endurance watercraft racing team based in Southern California. The Team will wear Fly Racing’s lightweight helmets during its quest for offshore event wins and championships.

"I am very excited to have such a professional team with Fly Racing,” states Fly Racing’s Rich Kumm. “PWCOFFSHORE is the kind of team that will help the sport as well as local communities." PWC (Jet Ski) Racing is comprised of founder Mark Gerner, Shawn Alladio, Robert Carreon, John Belton, Kim Bushong and David Walker, whom race at the Professional and Veteran/Master level. PWCOFFSHORE also sponsors competitive racers in the amateur ranks called PWCOFFSHORE Gunz Racing, made up of team riders Sean Conner and Ralph Perez. PWCOFFSHORE's technical advisors are Steve Friebe and Aaron Cress.

“I'm excited about this new relationship with Fly Racing. After reviewing their product line, I am extremely impressed with the quality and great looks of Fly's gear,” states Mark Gerner of PWCOFFSHORE. “I am very pleased to have the opportunity to wear Fly Racing products in the extremely demanding offshore PWC Racing niche. The gear we use needs to be the best the industry has to offer, I am confident Fly Racing's gear will fit right in!"

The offshore racers of Team PWCOFFSHORE have differentiated themselves with tremendous success in offshore and endurance racing, which has resulted in the very sought after selection to be one of the few PWCOFFSHORE Sponsored Racers. Fly Racing is proud to be on board as an official sponsor of PWCOFFSHORE and wishes all team members success in this year’s events.

For more information on Fly Racing products, visit For more information about PWC Offshore Racing, go to