Watch The Vermilion Harbor Jet Ski Invitational From The Mystic Belle
August 1, 2019 at 10:35 am
The first ever Vermilion Harbor Jet Ski Invitational will be hosted on September 14th, 2019 with a bad weather reschedule date of September 15th, 2019. The races will start at 1 pm and go until 6 pm. Want to watch the races from the water but don't have your own boat or ski? Take a ride on the Mystic Belle.
Official spectator boat cruises will be offered by Mystic Belle and Erie Shore Wave Runners. Take a ride on the Mystic Belle and get a "front row" view of the day's events. Choose from the Single Ski Speed Runs, Five Mile Off-Shore Races, or both.
Speed Runs cruise is $25 per person and departs at 12:30 pm, returning at 3 pm. Off-Shore cruise is $25 per person and departs at 3:30 pm, returning at 6 pm. All Races cruise is $40 per person, departing at 12:30 pm and returning at 6 pm.
Bring your own beverages and snacks. Remember there is no restroom on board. There will a 30 minute "pit stop" from 3 pm to 3:30 pm for those who have chosen to watch both races.
Call Parson Marina at (440) 967-7910 to book your reservation.
Speed Test Runs (1 pm – 4 pm)
Riders running one ski at time in a 1/8 mile distance. The top 3 skis with the fastest registered speed will receive a to be determined prize. A radar gun will be stationed in the water to measure each run. Riders will be allowed to run as many times as they can fit into the duration of this session.
Five Mile Off Shore "Down and Back" (4 pm – 6 pm)
Separate rounds will be held for this course designated for Novice and Pro class riders. Riders will line up at the start line and will head east towards the first turn-around buoy and then head due west, down past the original start line, make the final turn-around at the 2nd buoy, and finally head back east to the finish line. Winners will receive a to be determined prize.
The Vermilion Harbor Jet Ski Invitational is hosted by Erie Shore Wave Runners. Partners include Vermilion Port Authority, Vermilion Police Department, Vermilion Parks and Rec Department, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, I Candy Racing, Allen-Thorley-De-Lloyd Insurance, and Brunsdon Law Firm. The event is sponsored by J & J Powersports, Hilltop Performance, Vermilion Powerboats Gas Dock, Parmer Sportswear, Jim's Pizza Box and Quaker Steak & Lube.