Featured Rider

Jan
11
2017

Brian Baldwin's Big Peruvian Adventure

“Yamaha Peru wanted a great racer, and an all-around good guy, and they had some recommendations from others in the racing community that I would be a candidate,” Brian shrugged humbly. The North Carolina native has an easy, self-deprecating way about him despite earning a several...

Sep
1
2016

Paul Green: Anyone can win on any given day

Heading into the third round of the P1 AquaX Pro Tour in Chicago, Paul Green feels a lot more comfortable after a brand switch. Canadian Paul Green started the season in Daytona Beach aboard a Sea Doo RXPX, but found the design of the hull not suitable for his type of riding in the...

Aug
31
2016

Inside Brian Baldwin's Pro Open R/A SVHO Yamaha VXR

“Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” is an old turn-of-phrase that was coined back in the heyday years of NASCAR when stock car racing was actually done with “stock cars.” Since falling out of mode decades later, it was later rehashed with jet skiers during the late ’80s and early...

Mar
24
2016

RIVA Team Rider Cyrille Lemoine Recaps the Karujet

RIVA Racing Team Rider Cyrille Lemoine, who completed the Karujet in Guadeloupe over the weekend to win the Offshore World Championship and his 12th cumulative title. We were in Guadeloupe from March 17-20th for the Karujet (World Championship Offshore Race) This race is known as the...

Feb
12
2016

Catching up with Support Team Rider Amy Snead

Amy Snead AGE: 19 HOMETOWN: Chesterfield, VA YEARS RIDING: 10 YEARS RACING: 2 Amy, could you tell me about how you got involved in Jet Skiing? I got involved when I was 9 years old, my dad had a Polaris SL750 that he bought. We would take it with us on vacation at...

Dec
22
2015

Featured Rider: Abdullah Al-Fadhel

We talk to Abdullah Al-Fadhel about his worldwide accomplishments for the 2015 season, and where he plans to go for 2016. RIVA Racing:Abdullah, could you give us a brief history of your racing career? Abdullah Al-Fadhel: I started racing in 2007 locally and I got a lot of...

Dec
22
2015

RIVA Talk: Laurie Parlin Smith

RIVA Racing: Laurie, could you give us a brief history of your Jet Ski racing career? Laurie Smith: I grew up living on a lake every summer and my family ran a dealership selling jet skis, boats, ATVs, snowmobiles, etc., so it was all around me. I watched my uncle race (back in the...

Oct
28
2015

Seven Deadly Questions with Brian Baldwin

RIVA Racing: Congratulations on your recent World Championship at this past World Finals! The Pro Stock class was an exciting one to watch, as there were so many ups and downs! Can you tell us a little bit about how the race went down? Brian Baldwin: I think the Pro Stock was the most...

Jul
28
2015

Racer Profile: Rob Greenwald

Rob Greenwald takes us through his career as a racer, and where it has gotten him today. RIVA Racing: Prior to becoming the Pro-AM Naturally-Aspirated Runabout National Champion, as well as earning four Pro-Stock National Championships, what sports did you participate in before...

Jul
15
2015

RIVA Racing Team Rider Spotlight - Paul Green

Fresh from a stellar weekend of racing in the CWA racing in Michigan, we caught up with RIVA Racing Team Rider Paul Green, who has been successfully campaigning a 2015 Sea-Doo Spark in the Rec Lites class. Paul offered some insight on why he chose to race the Spark for 2015, and what...

Mar
2
2015

Racer Profile: Paul Green

Paul Green talks about his experience growing into a pro racer, and his experience on the pro circuit. Where did you grow up and how was your competitive spirit developed? Paul: Growing up in Toronto Canada, I spent my childhood summers on Georgian Bay enjoying various watersports...

Feb
25
2015

Racer Profile: Troy Snyder

Riva Racing team rider Troy Snyder gives us an in-depth look at his background and his return to racing. RIVA Racing: How old were you when you first got interested in racing? Troy Snyder: I first began racing on BMX bikes when I was five years old. From there I went on to race...

Feb
3
2015

Racer Profile: Aero Aswar

Riva Racing team rider Aero Aswar gives us an in-depth look at his goals for 2015 and his background in racing. RIVA Racing: How old were you when you first got interested in jet skis? Aero Aswar: I learned to ride jet ski at age 3 in Jakarta, Indonesia, where I was born. RR:...

Dec
30
2014

Racer Profile: Erminio Iantosca

Riva Racing team rider Erminio Iantosca gives us an in-depth look at his goals for 2015 and his background in racing. RIVA Racing: How did you first get interested in jet skis? Erminio Iantosca: Years ago my dad bought a standup off of a friend. I was too young to ride it, so after...