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Tim Ducat Returns to P1 Aqua X

Apr 16 2018
We interview RIVA Racing Support Team Rider Tim Ducat on his return to pwc racing after last season's horrific crash. Every time a personal watercraft athlete steps up to the starting line, they know there is a chance they could be coming off the track on a stretcher – but we do it...

 
 
 

Race & Fitness with Gary GJ Whittaker

Apr 2 2018
Gary Whittaker entered his first race at the age of 16 in 2007, Jet Around Cayman, an offshore 58-mile-long race around the Cayman Islands. He took an impressive second place in the Rookie class. Since that time Gary has snagged 16 podium finishes and several national and world titles...

 
 
 

Seven Deadly Questions with Anthony Radetic

Mar 5 2018
RIVA Racing Support Team Rider drops by to share his training regimen and 2018 happenings. RIVA Racing: Anthony, for those of our readers who might not be acquainted with you, can you please tell us a little bit about yourself. Anthony Radetic: Nothing really special about who I am,...

 
 
 

Racing & Fitness with RIVA Team Rider Erminio Iantosca

Jun 1 2017
Everyone knows that fitness is a big part of any racing regimen. Everyone's body is different, but here are some tips that help me to train for personal watercraft racing. I find that crossfit works really well for me and is the closest thing to simulating a race moto. It is not only...

 
 
 

Brian Baldwin's Big Peruvian Adventure

Jan 11 2017
“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...

 
 
 

Paul Green: Anyone can win on any given day

Sep 1 2016
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...

 
 
 

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

Aug 31 2016
“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...

 
 
 

RIVA Team Rider Cyrille Lemoine Recaps the Karujet

Mar 24 2016
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...

 
 
 

Catching up with Support Team Rider Amy Snead

Feb 12 2016
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...

 
 
 

Featured Rider: Abdullah Al-Fadhel

Dec 22 2015
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...

 
 
 

RIVA Talk: Laurie Parlin Smith

Dec 22 2015
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...

 
 
 

Seven Deadly Questions with Brian Baldwin

Oct 28 2015
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...

 
 
 

Racer Profile: Rob Greenwald

Jul 28 2015
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...

 
 
 

RIVA Racing Team Rider Spotlight - Paul Green

Jul 15 2015
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...

 
 
 

Racer Profile: Paul Green

Mar 2 2015
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...

 
 
 

Racer Profile: Troy Snyder

Feb 25 2015
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...

 
 
 

Racer Profile: Aero Aswar

Feb 3 2015
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:...

 
 
 

Racer Profile: Erminio Iantosca

Dec 30 2014
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...