Brandon Mootoo crosses the water in the first jet ski circuit race

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Winner of the 1800cc non-supercharged class, Darren Sinanan competes in the 2022 Trinidad and Tobago Jet Ski Association Circuit Series at the San Fernando Yacht Club, San Fernando on Sunday. -Jeff K. Mayers

BRANDON Mootoo was the fastest man on the water when the TT Jet Ski Association (TTJSA) held its first circuit race of the year at the San Fernando Yacht Club on Sunday.

The TTJSA was formed in early 2020, but soon after the covid19 pandemic forced jet ski enthusiasts to put a stop to events.

On Sunday, entrants returned to the water in four classes – the modified 1800cc supercharged, stock 1800cc supercharged, non-supercharged 1800cc and the 1000cc class.

Race organizer Steve Ghany Jr on his modified supercharged 1800cc jetski at the 2022 TT Jet Ski Association Circuit Series at the San Fernando Yacht Club, San Fernando on Sunday. -Jeff K. Mayers

Men and women competed side by side.

In the supercharged modified 1800cc class, Mootoo won the overall standings ahead of Shawn Marshall.

The fastest jet skis are in the supercharged modified category traveling 90 to 95 miles per hour.

In the supercharged stock, Garvin Naipaul got the better of Ronnie Rambally to win the category.

In the non-supercharged category, three rounds went before the winner was crowned. Darren Sinanan won two of the three rounds and took the overall winner title.

Brandon Mootoo competes in the supercharged 1800cc class, at the 2022 Trinidad and Tobago Jet Ski Association Circuit Series, San Fernando Yacht Club, San Fernando, on Sunday. -Jeff K. Mayers

Shane Maharaj, who won the third and final moto, finished second overall.

Shannon Sookoo was third after all three runs and Alvin Maharaj was fourth.

Competitors in the 1000cc class also competed over three rounds.

Chloe Sinanan beat Martin Lezama in every round to win the overall title.

TTJSA President Steve Ghany Jnr said: “My dad Steve Ghany Snr was involved in powerboat racing and he got me involved in jet ski circuit racing.

Winner Chloe Sinanan in round 3. She went on to win the 1000cc overall class against Shane Maharaj and Alvin Maharaj. Sinanan won the 2022 TT Jetski Association Circuit Series Overall Class at the San Fernando Yacht Club, San Fernando on April 24 – Photo by Jeff K. Mayers

Ghany, who got involved in the sport in 2003, said he had a “genuine love and passion” for the sport.

Ghany thanked title sponsor Sky Energy Drink and its committee for organizing the circuit’s first race.

“It’s racing, it’s sportsmanship and everyone has to have fun,” Ghany said.

It aims to have monthly runs through November.

“The next race is scheduled for May 29. Every month there are races and we organize a championship prize-giving (at the end of the season).”

Race official Kyle Mulchan briefs supercharged 1800cc modified class race competitors Brandon Mootoo and Shawn Marshall aka Punchy. Mootoo then finished first in the respective class, with Marshall placing second at the 2022 TT Jetski Association Circuit Series, San Fernando Yacht Club, San Fernando on Sunday. – Photo by Jeff K. Mayers

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