OFFSHORE PWC RACING DREAMTEAM SELECTIONS, 2016
THE MOST SKILLED OFFSHORE ENDURANCE PWC RACERS OF 2016
Feedback from members and leaders of the offshore PWC racing community provided the following results in selection of the offshore PWC racers currently racing in 2016 that have the greatest skills offshore.
THE MOST SKILLED OFFSHORE RACERS IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER:
Craig Warner Chris MacClugage
Jean Baptiste Botti Jean-Bruno Pastorello
Phil Pope Dustin Farthing
Cyrille Lemoine Francois Medori
Mark Gerner Christian D’Agostin
Teddy Pons Russell Marmon
Felipe Felipe Sun Won Kim
Carlos Truta Alexander Kabatov
Mike Klippenstein KC Heidler
*Disclaimer: This is for offshore PWC racing only, not standup, not closed course, not freestyle. There was nothing scientific about this poll, polling took place with PWC Racers, promoters, bloggers and enthusiasts who track offshore PWC Racing.
How we are defining offshore PWC racing:
Offshore PWC Racing involves racing PWC offshore a minimum of 35 miles i.e., in the open ocean off the coast where the PWC racer encounters mother nature, her swells, sharks, kelp and cross chop at high rates of speed. True offshore racing does not involve riding in salt water behind a break-wall there to offer protection from the elements.
Offshore racing and riding involves big waves, chop, tanker wakes, possible fog and big ocean; this is truly offshore riding and racing. Offshore PWC racing attracts a very special breed of racer that has true endurance to race PWC in rough water for long distances. The offshore racer must be able to tolerate a great deal of pain. He/she must be able to endure the potential violence inflicted on the human body that only the open ocean can inflict on man/woman and PWC Machine at a high rate of speed. It usually involves long distances (minimum of 35 miles) and straight lines that involves navigation skill. There is no break-wall to protect the racer.
Offshore racing is in the open ocean and is a test of your skill, stamina, your machine and a test against mother nature. Oh how we love it so!