Race Recap – 2020 Thailand Jet Ski World Cup
Despite the difficulties experienced by riders over the past year, a stunning race event took place last week in Pattaya City, Thailand. The rescheduled 2020 Thai Airways Jet Ski World Cup “Super Tournament” was live-streamed worldwide to a global audience of PWC race fans. Jettribe was extremely proud to return for our 3rd consecutive year as the Official Gear Sponsor.
Although crowds could not gather at the race site this year in Pattaya, teams of riders from multiple countries battled it out to see who would be declared both winners of their class, and winner of the prestigious 2020 Jet Ski World Series Cup. There was over $400,000 in prize money awarded at the event.
This event holds a special place in our heart. Jettribe first started traveling to Thailand over a decade ago. When racers travel to international events, they learn how to not only compete on unfamiliar water, but also how to support themselves and their team in a foreign land. They have to learn exchange rates, where to eat good food, and which metal shops to use to fix broken parts. The ultimate skill is learning how to balance a fuel jug on your lap while pulling your ski with a scooter. These are skills that cannot be taught, they must be experienced.
Jettribe started in Thailand as a small booth with beach apparel. Now during our 25th anniversary, we are humbled that the gear we design and obsess over gets to be displayed so prominently to such a large international crowd.
As restrictions continue to improve worldwide, riders are ready to move forward and on to more competitions. The 2021 Jet Ski World Cup Series is scheduled to start with Round 1 July 21 – 25 in Poland with the Jettribe European Championship. We cannot wait for international travel to open up once again.
The original article was published here.