The roar of the boats as the racers come around the bend, the water that shoots out as the boats go by, and the sheer speed — there's nothing quite like watching a jet boat race. Peace Region fans of the sport will get a treat and experience the sport at the highest level when the 2019 World Jet Boat Championships come to Canada, July 10 to 21.
The event starts in Whitecourt, with the first day of racing taking place on July 12. The races will move North over the next five days, from Peace River to Grande Prairie, for five more days of racing. The racers will eventually head to Taylor for the final weekend, and race the Peace River July 20 and 21, before concluding with an awards banquet in Fort St. John on the Sunday night.
Peace Country River Rat racers Trapper Wolsey and Gord Humphrey were in Mexico in October for the 2018 world championships. Wolsey won the CX Class championship, while Humphrey was second in the Unlimited Class. They are just two of the racers who will be looking to qualify for the event and win a world championship in front of their home fans.
Email sports reporter Dillon Giancola at firstname.lastname@example.org.