After a successful inaugural event in Belle River-On the Lake in 2010, amazing popular and successful events over the past five years , the CWA is pleased to announce the return of an IJSBA sanctioned water craft racing and freestyle tour! Jetski racing will once again return to town during the Sunsplash Festival July 23 and 24, 2016! The prestigious “Canadian Watercross Nationals” will take place Saturday and Sunday at Belle River’s West Beach. The event is hosted by the Canadian Water craft Association under the direction of Amy Green and is one of the stops on the 2016 Canadian Water craft Racing and Freestyle Tour.
This years event is being sponsored by Darcy King, of Unique Tool & Mold, The Beach Hut in Belle River, and Louis Parent Realty.
Anyone interested in participating as a racer or vendor or sponsoring the 2016 event, please contact Janel@belleriverbia.com.
The event draws over 100 competitors from all over North America and has been voted one of their favourite events of the year! Over a thousand crew members, family, and friends accompanied the racers to the area for the weekend of racing! The event also draws over 5000 spectators and has earned favourable coverage in magazines and internet blogs! Even a television show was produced and distributed around the world! The races draw more beginners from the local area than any other race on the North American Tour, creating a great interest in personal water craft in the Belle River-On the Lake, the Town of Lakeshore and surrounding Essex and Chatham/Kent County
This years event is anticipated to again draw over 100 racers from around the world. Riders from Indonesia and Australia are very interested in participating. The local and regional riders are already working out, getting in shape, and fine tuning their machines, preparing to compete for the prestigious Canadian National Titles.
The Belle River- On the Lake BIA is very supportive and excited about the positive impact this event makes on the local community by bringing an energy and excitement, while also supporting local businesses for the week surrounding the event!
For more information on this exciting event check out www.canadianwatercraft.com
The Canadian Water craft Association will have a 2 stop tour in Michigan and one in Ontario this year, including the annual event in Belle River On the Lake the weekend of July 23 and 24 during the Sunsplash Festival.
Check out Powerboat TV’s coverage of the 2011 Canadain Water-cross Nationals held at the West Beach, in Belle River -On the Lake, a proud community of the Town of Lakeshore!