JSRA - British Jetsport Championships!

Jet ski Safety Equipment Required

You will need a suitably prepared Ski for the relevant class you intend to compete in. Check current rulebook for guidelines.

A properly fitting, full coverage helmet with double D ring fastener and chin/ mouth protection (motocross type) that meets current British standard must be worn at all times while on the water. Helmets with bolt on chin guards or clip style fasteners are not permitted. 

From the beginning of the 2017 season, the JSRA propose to increase level of test standard rating for all Personal watercraft racing helmets in all classes to the highest British standard for type to ACU (Auto Cycle Union) gold standard and furthermore helmets are to consist of at least 50% high visibility or bright colours to increase visibility if a rider is in the water after being separated from their craft. 

Helmets must be date stamped from manufacture and replaced if over three years old.

Coast Guard-approved personal floatation device (PFD) in sound condition must also be worn at all times while on the water, including practice.

The PFD must also have buckle type fastening to front or side.(or approved style)

Back protection is mandatory for all classes and should include protection of the coccyx (area at base of spine)

Leg guards are mandatory for Sport, Spark and Runabout classes and should consist or upper thigh and hip as well as lower side leg protection. Below are some examples of approved leg protection but should you wish to use an alternative style, this must be approved by the JSRA Safety Officer.

While it is not a stipulation, gloves are advisable while on the water.

Goggles are now mandatory for the race starts; once out on the course, goggles may be removed if required but not advised.

Full leg coverage is required for both practice and racing within the JSRA Championship.

  • At least one 4kg Powder Fire Extinguisher is required for all competitors participating in the JSRA British Jet-Ski Championships this Summer.
  • The extinguisher must have the race number of the ski it accompanies or the name of the Freestyle rider.
  • It must be presented during Technical inspection before racing to ensure compliance with the insurance schedule.
  • Failure to provide the required extinguisher will result in disqualification from the race.
  • After returning to the pit area, ensure the extinguisher is easily accessible in case of emergency.
  • Technical scrutineers will inspect all safety equipment, and riders without the correct gear will not be permitted on the water.