This thread is in no means a bashing of NJBA or any members. Im just trying to come up with ways to help the program be more efficient. The race was great and it was a breath of fresh air from IHBA.
-How about trying to round up a minimum of 8 jetskis and offer them 4 tickets in and lunch for the riders to tow boats during the race.
Keep the rope loaded at all times. Let them tow out in the left lane and interact with the crowd. Get them involved.
I saw several boats drive past the outramp and end up coming back towards the ramp sending rollers up the course. Make the left early and keep the rollers down.
To keep the crowd interested in down time maybe have some circle boats running heats? I know this sounds funny when we didnt even get all the boats run but Im talking about when things are flowing a little smoother. Maybe a barefoot exhibition etc.
I like having two announcers like they did on Sunday. It mixed it up and created more of an interactive atmosphere. Get the crowd involved. Its like Nascar, if you dont have a favorite in the race it is very boring. Create a rivalry or something to hype the race.
I think the starting system may require some alterations. We may need to have the people on the barge armed with radiosto give Allen info (boat numbers) and they may need to be the ones asking for the thumbs up. They need to be more responsible for red lighting the course and directing traffic.
Any other ideas?