Congratulations to our Sea-Doo Image of the Week winner Matt Lackore! Thanks for sharing your “I Brake for my new Son″ Sea-Doo image! Matt visited one of the America’s Motorsports dealerships in Tennessee and checked out the 2013 lineup with his new son.
Red Bull produces to out of the ordinary extraordinary events, all with the theme “Gives You Wings”. This past weekend in Flagler Beach on North Florida’s east coast the Red Bull Night Riders event was powered by the Red Bull Sea-Doo watercraft. Six elite Tow-At surfers were invited to compete at the special night time tow-at event with Evan Thompson keeping it in the family with the wins after his brother Codytook the crown at the previous year’s event.
Many are familiar with ‘Tow-In’ surfing where Sea-Doo watercraft are used to tow surfers into massive waves that they could never paddle into, usually in the Pacific ocean. With the smaller waves of the Atlantic Sea-Doo watercraft are used to ‘Tow-At’ or being pulled at the waves for extreme aerial moves and with the ability to catch 20 waves int eh time it would take to catch three by paddling. To add to the dramatics Red Bull would produce the event at night, under the lights of the near by pier.
A Sea-Doo WAKE 155 was used for its nimble handling and rock solid performance in the extreme conditions.
For complete details on Evan Thompson’s steller Night Riders win click here for the Transworld Surf Article.
Red Bull Night Riders Winner Evan Thompson
NOTE: This is a closed area with professional drivers at the controls, do not attempt any of these maneuvers and never ride your personal watercraft after dusk and before sunrise.
The event kicks off on Friday and activities and races are scheduled through Friday evening. The event schedule is listed below, but we also recommend visiting the event website in case of any late schedule changes.
Friday, Nov 2nd
9am ~ 12pm
Late Registration / Check-in
Safety Meeting and Orientation
1pm ~ 3pm
X-Scream Launch Pad Practice – All Classes
3pm ~ 5pm
7pm ~ 8pm
Racers Welcome Party – Hooters/Lakeland
Saturday, Nov 3rd
Hydro Stock Qualifying and Semi Finals
Hydro Limited Qualifying and Semi Finals
1pm ~ 2pm
Miss HydroDrag Bikini Contest
2:30pm ~ 4:30pm
Hydro Superstock Qualifying and Semi Finals
4:30pm ~ 5:30pm
Speed Alley – All Classes
Sunday, Nov 4th
9am ~ 11am
Hydro Unlimited Qualifying and Semi Finals
11am ~ 12pm
12pm ~ 1pm
Flat Water Freestyle Championships
Hydro Stock Finals
Hydro Limited Finals
Hydro Superstock Finals
Hydro Unliminted Finals
Pro Hydro-X Tour Ramp Jump Demo
For more event information click HERE to be redirected to the Riva Hyrdodrag website.
The second annual Sea-Doo Ultimate Owners Ride took place on October 5, 2012 in conjunction with the IJSBA World Finals. Dozens of Sea-Doo watercraft riders gathered to ride from Lake Havasu City, Arizona, up the Colorado River to Pirates Cove Resort in Needles, California and back. Along the way participants met new friends and experienced one of North America’s greatest one day rides. BRP hosted a lunch at Pirates Cove Resort and provide Sea-Doo gear and items as prizes.
BRP is looking to produce more of these types of events so stay tuned to the events section at our Facebook page.
BRP Sea-Doo X-TEAM racer, James Bushell of the UK continued to build upon his legacy and that of the Sea-Doo RXP-X watercraft by repeating as Pro GP and Pro Open World Champion at the recent 2012 IJSBA World Finals.
Bushell’s Championship success on the T3 hull design at the 2011 event was magnified at the 2012 event as starting lines were filled with black and yellow Sea-Doo RXP-X models. Sea-Doo PWC riders won 16 of the available 21 titles and filled 47 of the 63 available podium positions at the 2012 World Finals. Bushell’s performance in both the Pro GP and Pro Open class were easily the most dominating performances in recent history, further building the new racing legacy of BRP’s Sea-Doo RXP-X watercraft.
“The popularity of our Sea-Doo RXP-X on the starting lines and accompanying victories proves to the world this watercraft has reset the high-performance benchmark,” said Yves Leduc, vice president – general manager, North America division. “BRP strives to be the best in every category we compete in and James Bushell and the Sea-Doo RXP-X once again proved to be the best on the most prestigious stage in the world of personal watercraft racing.”
World Champion, James Bushell
Bushell’s precision on the race track was astounding but equally as impressive was the two additional podium finishers riding Sea-Doo RXP-X models in Pro Open; Jared Moore of South Africa finishing second and third place finisher Chokuthit Molee of Thailand. Sea-Doo Centre backed RXP-X rider Kylie Elmers of Australia also added to her collection of World titles by nearly lapping the field on the way to the 2012 Pro Women Championship. All of these champions were assisted by the tuning skills of Les Cooke of the Sea-Doo Centre in Australia who has mastered the ability to expand on BRP’s Sea-Doo RXP-X out of the box racing capabilities to put these riders ahead of all other challengers.
The Sea-Doo RXP-X is equipped with designs and technologies that make every rider a better rider. The exclusive Sea-Doo T3 hull design tracks straighter through choppy conditions and combined with the Ergolock system allows the rider to turn tighter with less effort. These exclusive BRP designs and the power of the Rotax 4-TEC Supercharged HO marine engine give the rider a clear performance advantage. Riders can utilize the power more efficiently in all areas of high performance riding minimizing fatigue, cornering faster and seemingly shortening the racetrack compared to the competition.
“BRP remains a trendsetter and continues to maintain its status as the industry leader in performance”, added Chris Dawson, vice-president and general manager, International division. “This result shows that Sea-Doo personal watercraft popularity is truly global”.
The 2013 Sea-Doo RXP-X watercraft will start being available in BRP dealerships October 2013. For a more detailed look at the new T3 hull, Ergolock system and stunning flowing facet design, visit www.sea-doo.com.
Red Bull Storm Chase brings together ten of the world’s best windsurfers to compete in what promises to be the roughest conditions on the planet. Three adrenaline-fuelled rounds will be held between now and November in any of seven stormy locations across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America.
“This partnership with Red Bull is an exciting opportunity for BRP, enabling us to showcase Sea-Doo watercraft and its acclaimed Intelligent Brake & Reverse technology (iBR) – the only braking technology in the industry.” said Chris Dawson, vice-president and general manager of BRP’s International division.
BRP and Red Bull have a shared passion for community, fun and adventure and a common quest to make good days great. Marking the first worldwide collaboration between the two companies, BRP is supplying Sea-Doo watercraft at the three Red Bull events, leveraging the global reach of its dealer and distribution network.
“We are pleased that BRP has come on board as an official partner at this year’s Red Bull Storm Chase. It is critical that we have the right processes and support in place when confronted with some of the toughest weather conditions around to ensure the contest remains under control,” said Klaas Voget, Sports Director for Red Bull Storm Chase 2012. “With BRP’s Sea-Doo PWC on hand, we are prepared for some huge waves.”
“BRP’s Sea-Doo watercraft have been recognized and used by worldwide organizations such as the French Red Cross, the US Cost Guard, the Australian water police authorities and Surf life saving as they facilitate and improve the safety of their rescue operations,” added Yves Leduc, vice-president and general manager, BRP North American division.
The Sea-Doo Test Ride Tour offers boating families around the country to experience the newest Sea-Doo technologies and models first hand. The Sea-Doo Events Team is criss crossing the United States in 2012 and conducted the Washington DC event at Lorton, Virginia’s Pohick Bay Park.
Look at what people thought about the new Sea-Doo watercraft and boats after their ride on the Potomac River.
BRP will be visiting 28 popular family boating meccas across the United States this spring and summer offering consumers the chance to experience the boating lifestyle and latest technologically advanced Sea-Doo watercraft and boats through the Sea-Doo Life Test Ride Tour.
The Sea-Doo LIFE Test Ride Tour will visit popular boating venues across the US to promote the boating “life.” These festive events are intended to provide both current and potential boaters a structured opportunity to experience the new Sea-Doo watercraft and boat designs and iControl technology first hand. Attendees are offered an on-water experience aboard a variety of Sea-Doo PWC, the only watercraft with a brake and Sea-Doo 210 platform boats*. BRP’s initiative is the biggest direct, manufacturer supported boating demo effort in the marine industry and is targeting to expose the Sea-Doo Life to over 4,000 people during the 28 three-day weekend events.
The Sea-Doo Life events will be FREE to the boating public* and are managed by the Sea-Doo events team – comprised of industry and product experts – and partnering, authorized Sea-Doo watercraft and boat dealers. Each Sea-Doo iControl Tour STOP is designed for both experienced and first time boating families to experience the Sea-Doo LIFE in a casual, fun filled atmosphere with fun to be had on land as well as on-water.
BRP and Sea-Doo X-TEAM racers stepped up big at the 2011 IJSBA World Finals
BRP WINS BIG AS JAMES BUSHELL MAKES HISTORY WITH DOUBLE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ON THE NEW SEA-DOO T3 HULL
Lake Havasu City, AZ, October 21, 2011 –BRP Sea-Doo watercraft racer, James Bushell claimed two of the most prestigious World Championship titles in all of personal watercraft (PWC) racing winning both the Pro Open and Pro GP classes at the recent IJSBA World Finals.
Bushell’s Sea-Doo Centre backed RXP-X* featuring the all new T3 hull design outclassed fields filled with the biggest names in the sport to collect his double championship. The combination of the Sea-Doo T3 hull, Australia tuner/builder Les Cooke’s abilities to bring the new Sea-Doo RXP-X innovations to the racetrack and Bushell’s skill left no question to onlookers which watercraft was the most dominant on the water and what was in store for the future from Sea-Doo RXP-X watercraft racers.
“James and Les’ efforts showed the world that BRP’s innovations on the new Sea-Doo RXP-X work better than any other design on the race,” said Yves Leduc, vice president – general manager, North America division. “BRP is extremely proud of James Bushell’s double world championship winning performance on the new Sea-Doo T3 hull.”
Bushell, co-owner of the BRP dealership 158 Performance in Stamford of the UK, claimed both Pro Open and Pro GP World titles aboard his Sea-Doo watercraft featuring the new T3 hull design that stands for tight,-turning, T-hull and offers true lean-in handling and tracks straighter in choppy conditions. Riders benefit from this design as they can utilize the power more efficiently in all areas of high performance riding minimizing fatigue, cornering faster and seemingly shortening the racetrack compared to the competition.
“This was the first race for the new Sea-Doo RXP-X T3 hull design and it claimed the world’s most prestigious championship. This clearly shows that Sea-Doo continues to offer trend-setting products that set us apart from our competitors”, said Chris Dawson, vice-president and general manager of the International division. “The T3 Hull design is an example on how BRP always strive to push the limit and confirm that innovation is part of our DNA.
In addition to Bushell’s spectacular double Pro wins, a total of 12 World Titles were captured by Sea-Doo watercraft racers at this years IJSBA World Finals event. The new 2012 Sea-Doo RXP-X watercraft will be available starting in January of 2012 and should you want a more detailed look at the new T3 hull, Ergolock system and stunning flowing facet design, visit the showroom at www.sea-doo.com for more information.