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 LB2CAT IJSBA Offshore National Championship Race was July 21, 2013 - Craig Warner wins! CLICK HERE for details!

2013 LB2CAT Podium, Kawasaki and PWCOFFSHORE.COM CORE Team Sweep Podium:
Champion:  Craig Warner, Kawasaki ULTRA 300X
2nd:  Mark Gerner, Kawasaki ULTRA 300X
3rd:  KC Heidler, Kawasaki UTRA 300X 

Offshore Race DVD Helicopter Coverage:

PWC RACING
2014 LB2CAT- July, 2014 - BE THERE

SITE GUIDE:
"Quick News" Items: Quick news regarding recent events in the PWC Community

Catalina Island Training Ride Recommendations:  The following topics are on this page:  Gear worn or on the craft,  Gear stowed in the craft, Critical phone numbers, "Other" checklist items,  Navigation from Long Beach,  Other navigation items to consider, Riding in the fog, Recommendations on how to negotiate through intense wind waves, Protocol in the channel, Refueling at Avalon, Towing other PWC, How to handle Water in the engine compartment 

Offshore Riding: Southern California Latitude and Longitude Reference Guide, Training for Endurance Riding, Injuries w/ Endurance Racing, Endurance Riding & Nutrition, offshore riding related topics 
 
Pictures:  Offshore & Endurance Racing pictures 
 
Articles Articles written about Offshore riding and racing  
 
Highlighted Rider:  Overview of offshore and endurance riders and racers who have differentiated themselves in some way
 
Race Results: Offshore and Endurance Race Results, LB2CAT Platinum Club, Mark hahn 300 Mile Race Platinum Club 

Mark Hahn Race:  Logisitcs information regarding the Mark Hahn Memorial 300 Mile Race
 
Offshore and endurance Racing and Pit Crew:  A gudie to Endurance Racing topics, Pit Crews, this page is for racers only    
 
PWCOFFSHORE Sponsored Racers:  PWCOFFSHORE's Sponsored Racers, bios and information about each racer
 
Mod/Accessories: Mods and accesssories for any brand of offshore craft for offhsore and endurance riding and racing. 
 
PWC Maintenance:  A "how to" for maintenance for PWC use in salt water.
 
Ultra250X 260X 300X  Page:  Information about the Kawasaki ULTRA, modifications etc.
 
DVD LB2CAT & Back:  2007, 2008 and 2009 APBA Long Beach to Catalina and Back Race for sale

PWCOFFSHORE Hall of Fame:  Offshore Hall of Fame Members, the elite of the elite

PWC Buyers Guide Buyers guide for PWC to be utilized in the offshore niche

Start your own OFFSHORE Race Team Information regarding how to start your own team

Who is PWCOFFSHORE?  Click Here

Craig Warner Wins 2012 LB2CAT! Kawasaki ULTRA 300X
2nd Mark Gerner, Kawasaki ULTRA 300X 
3rd Tyler White, Kawasaki ULTRA 300X

   

"For the offshore racer, there's nothing better than screaming across the water at 68 mph on a PWC fifteen miles offshore" 

LB2CAT DVD Trailer/Teaser:  CLICK HERE

Check out the PWCOFFSHORE FORUM focused on offshore and endurance racing and riding,
 CLICK HERE

DISCLAIMER: READ THIS IN ITS ENTIRETY PRIOR TO LOOKING AT THIS WEBSITE:
Consult withe the US Coast Guard for safety training prior to riding in the ocean.  This website is informational only. This site is intended for the review by adults only. No representation is made or warranty given as to its content. User assumes all risk of use. PWCOffshore.com, its owners and its suppliers assume no responsibility for any loss or delay resulting from such use. Warning - although PWC riding is great fun, riding personal watercraft (PWC) in the ocean is not for the beginner and is for adults only. Offshore PWC riding can be extremely dangerous resulting in serious injury or death. The information on this site is for adults and strictly the opinion of the writers on this site. We are only PWC enthusiasts - please do your own research and make your own judgments regarding what products you purchase and how & where you ride your watercraft (PWC). We are not certified safety experts, mechanics nor are we certified mariners or certified maritime navigators. Do not take anything you read on this site as guidance from a "professional." By reading this site, you agree to take whatever information or input you receive on this site at your own risk. If you are inexperienced or a beginner we recommend against riding in the open ocean. We encourage you to take a boating safety course and consult with the Coast Guard regarding PWC, boating, rider safety and maritime navigation before you consider riding PWC offshore, in the ocean. For more boating safety information, go to the Coast Guard's website at
http://www.uscg.mil/ for more information. Seek out formal boating and PWC related safety and training courses prior to riding in the ocean. Have fun and be safe and never ride in the ocean unless you know what you are doing. PWC Racing can and has resulted in serious injury and/or death.  Race at your own risk.  Always ride responsibly.  Safety First. 

Helicopter Video Highlight of 2008 LB2CAT Race: 
Mark G of PWCOFFSHORE pushing the envelope /battling for 2nd in the rough at mile 19 on his 79 mile hour RXT with Curtis Reinburg of GFORCE RACING on his ULTRA250X out in front - first part of the video is of Lee Phan in 4th place on his extrememly fast RXT: (
This is a racer engaged in a sanctioned race, do not attempt)   
  

 

 
Can you see what happened in the endo & WHAT CAN YOU LEARN FROM THE VIDEO?: 
Look closely at the front of Mark's craft just before he does an endo.  There is a good size Kelp/Seaweed patch on his bow.  Mark sees patch and reacts by quickly letting off the throttle to attempt to drift through the patch and avoid Seaweed ingestion.  At that very high speed and in the chop the pump disengages, letting off the throttle even for that split second pushes the bow and Mark's body weight forward, the bow drifts, sinks and digs, and without the pump engaged to propel the craft forward, the bow hunts to the right and hooks throwing Mark - all in a split second due to the high speeds involved.  See the seaweed flying at the back of the craft?  "My mistake" says Mark, "I know better". Shawn Alladio     of K38 Safety says:  What's critical; is 1. Trim (boat/body), 2. Throttle/helm control (accelerating/decelerating changing phases), 3  Read Water/weather.  Depending on type of intake screen, if one backs off the throttle at planing speed, you will probably have a higher incidence of debris entrance to water intake...you are better off to throttle over it.  Even a slight hesitation off throttle loads the hull fast and suctions almost quicker into the water intake against the hull.  Take the higher line on throttle over debris, do not BURP the throttle, keep it pegged.  Same goes for going over sand bars, but it also has to have the other two, all 3 have to work in unison.
  

CLICK HERE IF INTERESTED IN PURCHASING THE 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013 LB2CAT OFFSHORE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP DVD.   

    

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Our mission is to provide a forum for other PWC offshore endurance enthusiasts and provide unbiased feedback on PWC products, services, accessories and riding methodology associated with hard core offshore/ocean PWC offshore endurance riding and racing.

New PWCOFFSHORE Blog!    Click Here 

SNAPSHOT OF UPCOMING OFFSHORE RACES

HIGHLIGHT VIDEO OF THE 2007 LB2CAT RACE DVD!  CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Make sure your volume is on and up!  The top couple craft have just left the frame , closest to the camera you will see Roque, Warner, Pham, Friebe, Gerner and Bushong screaming across the water - among others! 

Watch Peter Gilliam of G-Force on KAWI ULTRA250X taking the turn boat / Highlight from 2007 LB2CAT:  CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Need an APBA Membership?  Call Patrick Mell at (586) 598-2856 or email him at patrickmell@aol.com

Contact PWCOffshore Via Email

Other Reference Sites:

PWC Racing Sites:
APBA Racing (PWC Racing)
http://jetraid.net/
IJSBA

Safety Sites / Navigation Support:
ABC's of Boating In Cal.
Sailor's Choice (Nav)
www.seatow.com (Towing Service)
www.vesselassist.com (Towing Service)
US Coast Guard
PWC Safety School
Shawn Alladio    .com

Product Sites:
Race Numbers -mention discount code PWC and get the PWCOFFSHORE discount of 10% off

GPS Mount
West Marine (Safety & Nav Gear)
R&D Racing
Garmin
Landfall Navigation
Hydro Turf
Maritime Institute (Nav Training)
Liquid Militia Clothing

Weather Sites:

Wave Modeling
Wave Heigths /NWS

SoCal Launch Sites, Click here

Performance Forums:

Greenhulk
WatercraftWorld Magazine
PWC Today
"Engine Break-In Secrets" editorial

Club Sites
Southern Cal Watercraft Club

DISCLAIMER: READ THIS IN ITS ENTIRETY PRIOR TO LOOKING AT THIS WEBSITE:
Consult withe the US Coast Guard for safety training prior to riding in the ocean.  This website is informational only. This site is intended for the review by adults only. No representation is made or warranty given as to its content. User assumes all risk of use. PWCOffshore.com, its owners and its suppliers assume no responsibility for any loss or delay resulting from such use. Warning - although PWC riding is great fun, riding personal watercraft (PWC) in the ocean is not for the beginner and is for adults only. Offshore PWC riding can be extremely dangerous resulting in serious injury or death. The information on this site is for adults and strictly the opinion of the writers on this site. We are only PWC enthusiasts - please do your own research and make your own judgments regarding what products you purchase and how & where you ride your watercraft (PWC). We are not certified safety experts, mechanics nor are we certified mariners or certified maritime navigators. Do not take anything you read on this site as guidance from a "professional." By reading this site, you agree to take whatever information or input you receive on this site at your own risk. If you are inexperienced or a beginner we recommend against riding in the open ocean. We encourage you to take a boating safety course and consult with the Coast Guard regarding PWC, boating, rider safety and maritime navigation before you consider riding PWC offshore, in the ocean. For more boating safety information, go to the Coast Guard's website at
http://www.uscg.mil/ for more information. Seek out formal boating and PWC related safety and training courses prior to riding in the ocean. Have fun and be safe and never ride in the ocean unless you know what you are doing. 

DISCLAIMER: READ THIS IN ITS ENTIRETY PRIOR TO LOOKING AT THIS WEBSITE:

Consult withe the US Coast Guard for safety training prior to riding in the ocean.  This website is informational only. This site is intended for the review by adults only. No representation is made or warranty given as to its content. User assumes all risk of use. PWCOffshore.com, its owners and its suppliers assume no responsibility for any loss or delay resulting from such use. Warning - although PWC riding is great fun, riding personal watercraft (PWC) in the ocean is not for the beginner and is for adults only. Offshore PWC riding can be extremely dangerous resulting in serious injury or death. The information on this site is for adults and strictly the opinion of the writers on this site. We are only PWC enthusiasts - please do your own research and make your own judgments regarding what products you purchase and how & where you ride your watercraft (PWC). We are not certified safety experts, mechanics nor are we certified mariners or certified maritime navigators. Do not take anything you read on this site as guidance from a "professional." By reading this site, you agree to take whatever information or input you receive on this site at your own risk. If you are inexperienced or a beginner we recommend against riding in the open ocean. We encourage you to take a boating safety course and consult with the Coast Guard regarding PWC, boating, rider safety and maritime navigation before you consider riding PWC offshore, in the ocean. For more boating safety information, go to the Coast Guard's website at http://www.uscg.mil/ for more information. Seek out formal boating and PWC related safety and training courses prior to riding in the ocean. Have fun and be safe and never ride in the ocean unless you know what you are doing.