JOIN US for the WAKE OF FAME AWARDS 2019! MARCH 9-10, MORRO BAY, CALIFORNIA
The Wake of Fame Awards recognize the contributions, legends and industry leaders in the Personal Water Craft boating community. Our focus is on Personal Water Craft (PWC) and Rescue Water Craft (RWC), its history and the people who built it and became the sport, and save lives either as individuals, or representing a public safety agency. They defined who we are and what we do today as a boating community The Wake of Fame offers a Authentication Registry along with Awards.
WAKE OF FAME CATEGORIES
1. Legacy Award
Award for a commitment to PWC Community from recreational pursuits- boating safety education across a large regional area that significantly reduces injuries or accidents and increases operational capabilities. This award is gifted in memory of Gary Hart of Jettrim for his vision and passion to preserve the history, legacies and sporting artifacts.
2. Everyday Heroes
Award gifted to recreational enthusiast or Rescue Water Craft Operator who perform a rescue with positive results. This award is gifted in honor of Mr. Virgil Chambers, a true friend in water safety.
3. Heavy Water Award
Award gifted to an occupational representative using a Rescue Water Craft that saves the life (Lives) of another
4. Appreciation Award
Award gifted to an industry supporter who shows integrity and respect that deserves recognition for their efforts in helping us as an organization to better serve our boating safety communities.
5. Partnership Award
Award gifted to an association, federation or sponsor who supports boating safety education
6. Distinguished Athlete
Physically challenged athletes who move personal watercraft operations to its highest level (Wounded Warriors and physically injured category).
7. Creative Impact Award
Free riding and styling into the history books. For those who used expression, talent and incredible skills moving a PWC beyond its flat water traction and took it to the waves, to big air and entertained possibilities. (Freestyle, Free riding Category)
8. Lifetime Achievement Award
In honor of Clayton Jacobson for his ongoing contribution as the designer of Personal Water Crafts. This award is given to those individuals who paved the first generation in the 1970’s for their recognition of their lasting impression on this amazing boating community, 1970-1979
(Also-Industry Lifetime Achievement Award)
9. Phoenix Award
An exclusive Water Safety Award, it is our highest designated rescue and response award for lifesaving and is not gifted annually.
*NOTE: The K38 Phoenix Award is an exclusive Award, it is our highest designated rescue and response award for lifesaving and is not gifted annually.
Rescue Water Craft Association (RWCA) is responsible for revolutionized standards and training for recreational and occupational use of Personal Watercraft – Rescue Water Craft, with International partners.