MEMBERSHIP & LICENSING INFORMATION
To compete in any AJSBA sanctioned competitive club event or championship event riders MUST have one of the classes of licensing on this form.
- The AJSBA retains the right to reclassify, decline or review a license at any time.
- New Adult Competition License applicants must have a copy of their New Racer Checklist signed off by Race Director and attach to this application.
- New Junior applications MUST have a copy of their Junior Racing Assessments signed off by Race director/President attached to this application.
- All Race committee organizers and event committee volunteers must be named on return for insurance purposes; All Event Marshals must comply with the course Marshal Guidelines.
- Race Teams and Pit Crews must sign liability waiver and wear event wrist bands.
- The AJSBA recommend that all riders have ambulance cover and PWC Insurance.
- The AJSBA have a Drug and Alcohol Policy. By competing you agree to participate in testing if required at any time.
- Mandatory Safety Apparel for Closed Course Racing
- HELMETS a) Europe ECE 22 -‐ 05 'P','NP' or 'J' [Label affixed inside the helmet] b) USA SNELL M2010 [Label affixed inside the helmet] c) Japan JIS T 8133: 2007 [Label affixed inside the helmet] d) Australia Standards Association of Australia AS1698
- Back Protection for all Ski and Runabout Classes IJSBA Rule 17.3.4 describes the policy.
COMPETITION RIDER CLASSIFICATIONS
Australian Jet Sports Boating Association does not test the skill of adult participants in AJSBA-‐sanctioned events, nor does the Association judge each competitor’s competence for beginners. Participants are solely responsible for their safety.
Junior – between the ages of 12 – 16 – Please see Junior Riding Requirements and Assessment Documents - Once they turn 16 they will be assessed on a case by case basis to whether they are classed as beginner or amateur
Beginner - Runabout - Can only run showroom (box) stock rules - Ride plate, intake grate and sponsons only! Absolutely no modifications in the engine compartment including: electrics, electronics, pump and drive line (this means stock prop must be used) - Must be a recommended min - 12 months+ or 6 events whichever is greater before you can apply to have the license upgraded
Beginner – Ski-2 stroke as per lites class rules. 4 stroke - can only run showroom (box) stock rules– Ride plate, intake grate and sponsons only! Absolutely no modifications in the engine compartment including: electrics, electronics, pump and drive line (this means stock prop must be used) - Must be a recommended min - 12 months+ or 6 events whichever is greater before you can apply to have the license upgraded
Amateur –Runabout and ski- stock class rules as per rule-book. Must be a recommended min. 12 months+ or 6 events whichever is greater before you can apply to have the license upgraded
Expert – Runabout - Limited class rules – min 24 months or 8-10 events at least one national and at least 2 state and 1 national podium finishes before you are graded to move to Pro class, however at local club events after 18 months or 6 quality events you may be assessed to ride a OEM Hull with modifications heading towards Open/GP in the Open/GP class starting from outside lane of grid.
Expert- Ski – Limited class rules - min 24 months or 8-10 events at least one national and at least 2 state and 1 national podium finishes before you are graded to move to Pro class, however at local club events after 12 months or 6 quality events you may be assessed to ride a OEM Hull with modifications heading towards Open/GP in the Open/GP class starting from outside lane of grid.
Pro – open GP class rules – if one complete season is missed then they must go back to expert, for every year you miss you have to then race in 3 rounds in expert level before you can get reassessed
All riders need to complete a medical assessment – found at ajsba.org.au/downloads/ at their earliest convenience or by a qualified DR (Expert and Pro classes only) and email to email@example.com
By signing this you are agreeing to the
AJSBA Infringement System
The following infringement system is set in place for all AJSBA/NZJSBA License holders (including Full, Social and Day licenses), officials, staff, volunteers, crew and spectators. Where a person is in breach of any formal rule or shows behaviour that does not align with current AJSBA/NZJSBA Code of Conduct he/she/they will be recorded under the following Card based system. The infringed person will receive explanation/information/training on how to correct behaviour/infringement and support/education will be offered where needed.
Infringements may include (but are not limited to);
Dangerous Riding, Blatant breaches of rules while racing/training (causing accidents, racing
infringements, flag breaches, ignoring officials instructions), Altering events / proceedings for personal gains, Unauthorised club representation, un-sportsman/woman like conduct, verbal abuse, fighting, abuse on social media directed at other riders/officials/groups, bringing the sport into disrepute, illegal craft modifications, unpaid fees.
- Blue card will be issued to Riders, officials, staff, volunteers, crew and spectators for minor infringements including (but not limited to): Verbal Outbursts directed at Staff/officials/volunteers, Verbal Outbursts directed at other riders/crew/spectators, Social media misconduct, Breaches of site regulations, Bringing the sport into disrepute, Illegal craft modifications, Unpaid fees.
- Being Issued with a Blue Card will indicate a noted warning of the infringement. A second card may suspend you from attending any AJSBA or NZJSBA event for a minimum of three months however: The Event Race Director and/or AJSBA/NZJSBA committee representative reserve the right to immediately restrict a rider from further competition at the event or eject the person from an event, The executive committee may also increase the suspension time taking into account the severity of the offences.
- Yellow Card will be issued to Riders/Racers for infringements including (but not limited to); Dangerous Riding, Causing a minor incident on the track, Repeated race infringements, Lack of Track knowledge, Cutting across the official Race Course, Lack of General Rules knowledge, Ignoring Flags whilst competing, Ignoring officials instructions/directions, Unsportsmanlike/Unsportswoman like conduct. Multiple Yellow card infringements will result in the issuing of a Red Card.
- Being Issue with A Yellow Card will indicate that the Rider/Racer must immediately be removed from racing until he/she has met with officials and clearly understands the severity of the infringement and will not repeat the action/behaviour. The Race Director and/or AJSBA/NZJSBA committee representative reserve the right to immediately restrict a rider from further competition at the event. Multiple Yellow card infringements will result in the issuing of a Red Card.
- Yellow cards allowable in a two year window are 2 from the date of the oldest card issued the third card within that window will automatically result in a red card and immediate suspension.
- Red Card will be issued to any person for (but not limited to); Dangerous Riding, Malicious intent, Severe Verbal Abuse or Physical Abuse of any other Rider/Staff/Official/Volunteer/Crew/Spectator, behaviour unbecoming of a representative of AJSBA/NZJSBA, repeated offenses under Blue or Yellow Card system.
- Being issued a with a Red Card will indicate that the Rider/Official/Staff/Volunteer/Crew Spectator will immediately be asked to remove themselves from an event. If the Red Card is issued after multiple Blue/Yellow Card infringements he/she will be banned from attending a set number of events until such time the AJSBA/NZJSBA deem appropriate.
Who Can Issue Blue/Yellow/Red Cards?
- Blue, Yellow and Red Cards can be issued by the Event Race Director in consultation with an assistant Race Director, member of the AJSBA/NZJSBA executive committee AND club President/ acting club president that is attending the race meeting or the AJSBA/NZJSBA executive committee (or their appointed Sub Committee) following investigations post race. Cards may be downgraded or upgraded after an infringement is reviewed by the AJSBA/NZJSBA executive committee (or their appointed Sub Committee).
- A record of infringements issued will be kept at the AJSBA/NZJSBA office and will be sent to all affiliated clubs. Riders that have been issued a Red Card will be unable to compete at any sanctioned event until cleared by AJSBA/NZJSBA executive committee. Yellow and Blue Card Infringements will stay on a Riders CV for a minimum period of 2 years (multiple infringements within this time will accumulate).This may also be used in decisions made in relation to upgrading or downgrading rider classification
- If a Rider is suspended under a Red Card his/her license will be revoked. The suspended rider will not have a license from their country of residency to compete at international events. The IJSBA office will be notified of such suspensions.
- If Riders hold dual international licensing with UIM, AJSBA/NZJSBA will pass infringement notification and/or suspension notices onto the UIM international Governing Body.
Protesting the issue of a Card colour
If you are presented with a Blue, Yellow or Red Card you can appeal the decision?
- Appeals must be made in writing on the official form to AJSBA/NZJSBA within 24 hours of receiving the Infringement Card. Appeals should be supported by witness statements, video evidence, clear concise description of what took place. The AJSBA/NZJSBA will open an investigation and review all relevant information and report back within a reasonable time being 1 calendar month to coincide with monthly meetings unless an express hearing is requested.
- Fee $300
- Express Fee $450
- Fees must be made into the AJSBA/NZJSAB bank account within 48 hours of the protest being received
- Should you win your money will be refunded and an enquiry will be held into why you were issued the card. Should the executive find you have been the target of a biased or malicious attack and no grounds for a card to be given the issuer will be investigated and possible blue card can issued to that person.
DECLARATION AND INDEMNITY
- I, the undersigned, in consideration or as a condition of acceptance of my entry in each event I participate in for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, hereby waive all and any claim rights or course of action which I or they might otherwise have for or rising out of the loss of my life or injury, damage or loss of any description whatsoever which I may suffer in the course of or consequent entry of participation in the said event.
- This waiver release and discharge shall be and operate separately in favour of all persons, corporations and bodies involved or otherwise engaged in promoting or staging the said event and the servants, agents, representatives and officers or any of them and includes but is not limited to the committee of the Australasian Jet Sports Boating Association affiliate host club (the organisers of the event) medical and paramedical practitioners and personal police officers, shire councils and shall operate whether or not the loss, injury or damage is attributed to the act or neglect of one or more of them.
- I hereby indemnify the committee, the affiliate host club and its members and the Australasian Jet Sports Boating Association against all suits, claims and demands whatsoever arising out of my participation in the said event.
- I declare that I will abide by the event rules and will accept the organiser’s decision as final. I acknowledge that this declaration and indemnity applies to the participation of the above named in the said event.
- I agree to uphold the rules outlined in the I.J.S.B.A rulebook and by the Race Director.
I hereby declare that I have read and understood and will abide by the AJSBA Code of Conduct – Annexure 1 and I have received, read and understood the AJSBA liability cover – Annexure 2