HYDRO GAMES 2019 in San Diego
H2RO Magazine is stoked to announce the HYDRO GAMES 2019 event will be held on Sept 13th through 15th in San Diego. Hosted by Bayfair San Diego who will also be bringing their annual high speed H1 Unlimited boat racing to Mission Bay, the weekend is sure to be a family friendly, fun event. It is everyone’s hope that Hydro Games 2019 will turn into an annual Hydroflight competition that athletes from around the world can plan on attending many, many months in advance.
JETBOARDS, JETPACKS, JETBIKES
If you remember back in 2016 when HydroFest introduced the world to each of these competitive divisions the Hydro Games looks to keep that vibe and positive, inclusive energy alive with this open event. More than just a Hydroflight competition, the weekend has everything attendees and athletes need to completely immerse themselves in fun. Plus you can camp on site. Bring your motorhome or trailer and camp free of charge.
By the Riders, For the Riders
There are a lot of Hydroflight athletes in this world who love their sport and are always looking for ways to support it and grow its popularity. Hydro Games will see the athletes take control over format, judging while partnering manufacturers like X-Jets are contributing their HydroScore system and working on a great live streaming experience.
RSVP BEFORE AUGUST 15th: If you are attending Hydro Games be sure to connect with Kurt Binter via email Hydroflightsolutions@gmail.com so you can secure your packet that includes two super passes to Bayfair, parking and RV space for the week. Kids under 12 are free.
RESTRICTIONS AND CITY RULES: You must have your wrist bands on to enter Crown Point. Dogs are prohibited unless it’s a registered service dog. Drinking in the open is prohibited and must be contained to your RV or hotel. The Hydro Games fly zone is pretty large but be sure not to leave the boundaries. Camping, there are no RV hookups so you must store and dump offsite and yes tents are ok. Be aware there are local police inside this event as well as security so please conduct yourself professionally.
FLY ZONE: the approved fly zone runs all the beach (just about) of Crown Point about 200 yards long and about 100 yards wide. To the north bouys will mark the no fly zone keeping you out of the protected wetlands. To the south there will be bouys marking no fly zone keeping you away from the race course. There is a horseshoe island across from the beach and comp zone we have full access to this and it is the only place you can beach your boat or watercraft. Beaching watercraft or boats on Crown Point is not allowed and they must be anchored just feet off shore (not touching the sand). We have an open fly zone, competition zone and open practice zone so there should be plenty of fly time for everyone.
Hydro Games Competitors
It’s no secret that though there have been Hydroflight competitions around the world there are limited opportunities in North America. Hydro Games should see an interesting mix of athletes some of whom are likely working out the rust over the next few weeks in preparation for this competition.
Once H2RO Magazine has the list of confirmed riders we will introduce you to them here.
Competition Format & Games
Games are all set on a simple bracket system. We will draw numbers for placement with in the bracket.
Tug of War
Categories will be created based on attendance. (Juniors, Veterans, Pro, and Women’s)
Classes will also be determined upon attendance (Jetbike, Jetpack, and Jetboard)
Everyone who enters the freestyle competition gets
(3) 1:30 Second rounds
Round 1: Qualification for Heat Position
Round 2: Heat 1
Round 3: Heat 2
Each Rider keeps their overall best heat score and highest score wins.
What are the Judges looking for?
Overall impression, bottom line.
The most crisp performance possible with calculated risk to create a run that is controlled but entertaining.
The Judges will be a revolving group of riders that will be using the Hydro Score system by XJets.
Jetovator will be offering up a Freedom flyer as a prize for the Jetovator Freestyle class and there will be more info on prizes as they become available.
Keep in mind that this is an event that is open to everyone!
Athletes or attendees are welcome to share their ideas on format and games in the comments.