Pro Watercross announced that Flyboard will be the title sponsor of the first U.S. National Hydroflight Tour. The 2017 Flyboard National Tour will consist of three stops for its inaugural season, and it is shaping up to be an amazing combination of top-notch athletes, innovative routines and breathtaking venues.
The Flyboard National Tour presented by Zapata Racing and powered by Heyday Wake Boats will be filmed for regional sports networks with a 30-minute TV show airing to an audience of more than 85 million households worldwide throughout the summer months.
Pro Watercross’ managing director of Hydroflight Jason Burns has been instrumental in organizing the tour taking advantage of the growing popularity of the hydroflight sport and giving these athletes the opportunity to excel and spur new talent while growing its fan base. “With the expertise and backing of Flyboard and Zapata Racing, this inaugural season the Hydroflight Tour is already guaranteed to showcase the best in the sport — the best competitions, the best athletes including Ashton Beukers, one of the top Flyboard athletes in the world, the best purse and the best experience for fans,” said Burns.
The Flyboard National Tour kicked off the season in Pensacola on April 29-30. From Pensacola, the tour heads to Erie, Pennsylvania, for Round Two of the tour on June 24-25. The Flyboard National Tour will join the Erie Poker Run, a popular go-fast powerboat event, which will be held in Erie for the third year. Performance boating enthusiasts from across the northeastern United States and Canada will convene in Erie before making five stops at establishments on the shores of Lake Erie to complete a poker hand.
“The Flyboard National Tour will, without a doubt, be something unlike Erie has ever seen before,” said Ron Sertz, executive director of the Erie Sports Commission. “The stunts that these athletes perform are truly spectacular.
The location for the National Championship — the third and final tour stop of the season before the World Championship — is still in negotiations and will be announced soon.
Closing out the season, the 2017 Hydroflight World Championship will be held in Naples, Florida. Like the 2016 Flyboard World Cup Championship, Pro Watercross will go above and beyond for the international competition that brings athletes from across the world to vie for prize money and prestige.
Held in conjunction with the Pro Watercross World Championships that takes place the following week, the 2017 Hydroflight World Championship is slated to top the spectacular performances of 2016, which prompted more than 1 million fans to log on to watch the live web streaming and garnered over 100,000 new fans for the Pro Watercross Facebook page.