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XBoard comes to the 2005 Maritime Festival at Harbor Beach, Michigan
July 15th thru 17th, 2005

Harbor Beach, MI - The U.S. Grand National Watercross Championships is proud to announce that Xboard, the innovative new jet-powered surfboard, will be attending the 2005 Maritime Festival and Budweiser / Novi Can-Am Cup in Harbor Beach, Michigan.  XBoard will be providing demo's all weekend long showcasing this hot new product.

Watersports enthusiasts in the Midwest will get a firsthand look at the XBoard as it will be showcasing this hot new product all weekend long.  XBoard will be providing demo's showing just how much fun jet-powered surfing can be.  XBoard will also be providing a special demo on Saturday night during the Budweiser / Novi Can-Am Cup for the thousands of spectators in attendance.  And if you don't get the chance to attend this special event you will be able to view this special demo LIVE on the internet as part of LIVE Video Webcast scheduled for Saturday night during the Budweiser / Novi Can-Am Cup.  You've seen the pictures, you've seen the video's, now you will get to see the innovative new XBoard LIVE!

"People are amazed when they see the XBoard in action", stated John Allen, Regional Vice President for CyberAds.  "We just had a very successful demo in Maui and we are excited to give water sports enthusiasts in the Midwest a firsthand look at the XBoard".

XBoard is a revolutionary personal watercraft that is driving the new water sport known as jet surfing.  Half jet ski, half surfboard, XBoard eliminates the need for waves when it comes to hanging ten.  The board's unique hull design and powerful engine gives riders the experience of surfing.

XBoard is a jet-powered surfboard that redefines extreme water-sports with jet surfing, delivering riders of all skill levels the exhilarating experience of surfing anywhere, anytime.

XBoard is a revolutionary watercraft that combines innovative hull design and a powerful EPA conforming rotary engine. The result is a powerful "got to have it" thrill for water sports enthusiasts and adrenalin-craving stunt riders.

XBoard propels extreme water sports into a whole new dimension. Its breakthrough engineering makes jet surfing the ultimate experience in water sports.

Check out the latest Video News Release from XBoard
http://xgen.vitalstream.com/mcasx.asx?media=1913637&package=1838863

For High resolution photo's or video material please contact Pat Stimpson, CyberAds - (800) 288-3099 or pstimpson@cyberadsinc.com .  Also, visit www.cyadxboard.com or www.xboard.com for more information.

Directions to Harbor Beach, Michigan:

Directions to Site: From Detroit - Take I-94 to Port Huron.  Then follow M-25 North (approximately 61 mile) to Harbor Beach.   Right before you get to the middle of town Turn Right on Trescott Street and follow that to Bathing Beach Park.  Pit parking is in big field on the right.

Directions to Site: Take M-53 North for approximately 60 miles.  Stay straight and go onto MI-142.  Take that 17 miles to Harbor Beach to stop light (only one in town).  Once in Harbor Beach Turn Right on Huron Ave.  Go 2 blocks and Turn Left on Trescott Street and follow that to Bathing Beach Park.  Pit parking is in big field on the right.

 

Budweiser / Novi Can-Am Cup
2005 Schedule
7:00 am -  8:00 am Budweiser / Novi Can-Am Cup Sign-in, and Registration.

7:30 am -  7:30 am Budweiser / Novi Can-Am Cup Tech Inspection.

8:00 am -  8:30 am Budweiser / Novi Can-Am Cup Riders Meeting.  If a Rider is in a Can-Am Cup Qualifying for a Heat Race on Saturday morning,  then they need to attend the regular Riders Meeting on Saturday morning.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Ski Class, 800cc Class, and 1200cc Class Budweiser / Novi Can-Am Cup Qualifying

5:00 PM Riders Meeting for all Budweiser / Novi Can-Am Cup participants.  During this short Riders Meeting all Budweiser / Novi Can-Am Cup  participants will be given a 5x7 decal of the respective country they’re representing.  This will be placed on the left side of the Riders watercraft.  This will make it easily identifiable for the spectators to distinguish between Canada vs U.S.A. Riders in the Main Events.

5:30 PM National Anthem’s.  Each country will have their National Anthem played prior to the start of Budweiser / Novi Can-Am Cup Main Event’s.

5:35 PM F-16 Fighter Planes Fly By.  The crowd will be energized as a group of F-16 Fighter Planes will fly overhead to signal the start of the upcoming Budweiser / Novi Can-Am Cup Racing Action.

5:40 pm – 5:45 pm Budweiser / Novi Can-Am Cup Ski Open Class Rider Introductions.  Each Rider will have his Name, and Sponsors announced in front of 5,000 spectators, as the Rider makes a parade lap around the quarter mile long pier, prior to the Race.  Hear the crowd go wild as each Rider takes his/her parade lap.

5:45 pm -  6:05 pm Budweiser / Novi Can-Am Cup Ski Open Class Main Event.

6:05 pm -  6:15 pm Freestyle Show.  Here all the Freestyle Riders will perform their many tricks, and routine’s for the spectators during the short intermissions in between the Main Event Races.

6:05 pm -  6:15 pm Budweiser / Novi Can-Am Cup Ski Open Class Post Race Interviews.  During the Freestyle Show, we will be having Post Race Interviews of the winners of the Ski Open Class.  Jamie Deer from Xtreme Outlaw Video Productions along with Vin Danaher will also be doing interviews as well.

6:15 pm – 6:25 pm Budweiser / Novi Can-Am Cup 800cc Open Class Rider Introductions.  Each Rider will have his Name, and Sponsors announced in front of 5,000 spectators, as the Rider makes a parade lap around the quarter mile long pier, prior to the Race.  Hear the crowd go wild as each Rider takes his/her parade lap.

6:25 pm -  6:45 pm Budweiser / Novi Can-Am Cup 800cc Open Class Main Event.

6:45 pm -  6:55 pm X-Board Demonstration - The ever popular New X-Board will be attending the Harbor Beach Maritime Festival giving Demo rides all weekend.  At this time there will be a special demonstration in front of the thousands of spectators in attendance.  (will also be part of the live video webcast).

6:45 pm -  6:55 pm Budweiser / Novi Can-Am Cup 800 R/A Open Class Post Race Interviews.  During the Freestyle Show, we will be having Post Race Interviews of the winners of the 800 R/A Open Class.  Jamie Deer from Xtreme Outlaw Video Productions along with Vin Danaher will also be doing interviews as well.

6:55 pm -  7:05 pm Budweiser / Novi Can-Am Cup 1200cc Open Class Rider Introductions.  Each Rider will have his Name, and Sponsors announced in front of 5,000 spectators, as the Rider makes a parade lap around the quarter mile long pier, prior to the Race.  Hear the crowd go wild as each Rider takes his/her parade lap.

7:05 pm -  7:25 pm Budweiser / Novi Can-Am Cup 1200cc R/A Open Class Main Event.

7:25 pm -  7:30 pm Budweiser / Novi Can-Am Cup 1200 R/A Open Class Post Race Interviews.  During the Freestyle Show, we will be having Post Race Interviews of the winners of the 1200 R/A Open Class.  Jamie Deer from Xtreme Outlaw Video Productions along with Vin Danaher will also be doing interviews as well.

7:45 pm -  8:30 pm Budweiser / Novi Can-Am Cup Awards Ceremony.  The top 3 Riders of each Class will be given an award in a podium presentation by Jamie Deer & Vin Danagher.  There will be also several presentations in addition, including the Mayor of Harbor Beach.  Neil Essenmacher of Budweiser and Tim Vaugh of Novi will also be on hand to present the winning country with the prestigious Budweiser / Novi Can-Am Cup.  Pictures and Video Interviews will also be included in the Awards Presentations.  (All Awards Ceremony's will be filmed as part of the Live Video Webcast).

8:30 PM Live Concert.  The Band starts playing from the stage on the beach immediately following the Awards Ceremony.

10:00 PM Spectacular Fireworks Display.  Tom Youatt, Maritime Committee Fireworks Chairman stated the 2005 Fireworks Display promises to be the best one ever.

10:30 pm - 12:00 am Live Concert.  After the awesome Fireworks Show the Band will then continue to rock the crowd on the beach as they conclude the many activities on Saturday.

2005 On Water Weekend Schedule

Round 5 Schedule
Harbor Beach, Michigan 
July 16 - 18, 2004


Thursday Schedule of Events
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm The “War on the Shore Battle of the Bands.

Friday Schedule of Events 
Bud Light / Sea Doo Invitational

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Bud Light / Ray C’s Extreme Motor Sports Invitational Event.
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Live Band on the Beach
TBA  -  XBoard Demo

Saturday Schedule of Events 
All Novice Closed Course Qualifying & Final Events 
Pro-Am Women Ski Class will run on Saturday
No Slalom Events
Budweiser / Novi Can-Am Cup Qualifying, and Main Events

7:00 am - 8:00 am Technical Inspection & Rider Check In 
8:00 am - 8:30 am Mandatory Riders Meeting 
8:30 am - 10:00 am Closed Course Practice 
8:30 am - 10:00 am Budweiser / Novi Can-Am Cup Practice 
11:00 am –12:00 am Budweiser / Novi Can-Am Cup Qualifying (Ski, 800 R/A, 1200 R/A Classes) 
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed Course Racing
10:00 am - 3:30 pm Ray C’s Extreme Motor Sports Demo Rides
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Budweiser / Novi Can-Am Cup Main Events
6:45 pm - 6:55 pm XBoard Special Can-Am Cup Demo
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Budweiser / Novi Can-Am Cup Awards Ceremony 
8:00 pm - 12:00 pm Live Band on the Beach – The Thom Ellis Band
10:30 pm - 11:00 pm Awesome Fireworks Display

Sunday Schedule of Events 
Amateur, Expert, Pro-Am & Pro Closed Course Qualifying and Final Events
Amateur, Expert, No Slalom Events
Amateur Freestyle 

7:00 am - 8:00 am Technical Inspection & Rider Check In 
8:00 am - 8:30 am Mandatory Riders Meeting 
8:30 am - 10:00 am Closed Course Practice 
10:00 am - 1:00 pm Closed Course Qualifying 
10:00 am - 3:30 pm Ray C’s Extreme / Sea Doo Demo Rides
11:00 pm - 12:00 pm Amateur Freestyle
TBA  -  XBoard Demo 
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Closed Course Finals 
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Awards Ceremony

 

2005 Maritime Festival Schedule

Friday, July 15th, 2005  
10:00 am -  4:00 pm  Murphy & Grice Museum Tours
  4:00 pm – 11:00 pm    Zion Concession Stand – Waterfront  
  6:00 pm -  12:00 am Refreshments – American Legion  
  7:00 pm   Car Cruise – Through Downtown  
  6:30 pm -  9:00 pm   The Bud Light / Ray C’s Extreme Motor Sports Invitational  
  8:00 pm   Live Concert on the Beach
TBA Xboard Demo's
Children’s Activities throughout the Day  
Saturday, July 16th, 2005  
6:00 am – 11:00 pm K of C Breakfast – North Park  
8:00 AM Jet Ski Riders Meeting – Waterfront  
9:00 am – 11:00 pm Zion Concession Stand – Waterfront  
10:00 AM Judy Burkhard – Point Aux Barques Lighthouse Society  
10:00 am -  4:00 pm Walking Tours – Visitors Center  
10:00 am -  4:00 pm Car Show – Broad Street / Murphy Museum  
10:00 am -  4:00 pm Murphy & Grice Museum Tours  
10:00 am -  4:00 pm  Chamber Lunchwagon Food & Ice Cream – Waterfront  
10:30 AM Steve Belko – Michigan Lighthouse Project  
10:30 am -  5:00 pm  Jet Ski Races – U.S. Grand National Watercross Championships  
11:15 AM The History of the U.S. Lifesaving Service  
12:00 PM Ron Klebba – Wood Boat Construction  
12:00 pm -  7:00 pm FFA Chicken BBQ – Waterfront  
1:00 pm – 12:00 am  Refreshments – American Legion
5:30 PM Budweiser / Novi Can-Am Cup Competition  
6:45 PM - 6:55 PM Xboard Special Can-Am Cup Demo
8:00 PM Live Concert
Dusk    Giant Fireworks Display  
TBA Xboard Demo's
Children’s Activities throughout the Day
Sunday, July 17th, 2005  
9:00 am – 11:00 pm Zion Concession Stand – Waterfront  
10:00 am -  4:00 pm  Walking Tours – Visitors Center  
10:00 am -  4:00 pm  Murphy & Grice Museum Tours
10:00 am -  4:00 pm  Chamber Lunchwagon Food & Ice Cream – Waterfront  
10:30 am -  5:00 pm Jet Ski Races – U.S. Grand National Watercross Championships
12:00 pm -  4:00 pm Refreshments – American Legion
All Day Zion Concession Stand – Waterfront  
TBA Xboard Demo's
2:00 pm -  4:00 pm  Children’s Activities – Beach Pavilion  
6:00 PM Jet-Ski Racing Awards Ceremony

 

 

 

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