‘Ironman’ Kuajaroon wins King’s Cup jet-ski world title


Thailand captured 2 of the 5 prestigious King’s Cup trophies on offer at the 2015 world jet-ski competition held at Jomtien beach from December 4-6.

The top 20 jet-skiers from around the world joined dozens of other hopefuls from more than 40 countries to compete in Pattaya for some of the most sought after titles in the sport.  Breezy conditions and choppy seas over the 3 days pushed the best of the best to their absolute limits.

Thailand’s Chawalit Kuajaroon, known as the ‘ironman’, from the local Flamingo Racing Team won three out of four motos (races) in the Pro Runabout 800 Open class to win the title overall and take possession of one of the King’s Cup trophies.

Thailand’s Chawalit Kuajaroon rounds a marker buoy on his way to winning the Pro Runabout 800 Open class at the 2015 King’s Cup Jet-Ski World Cup, Sunday, December 6.

He was joined at the top of the podium by fellow compatriot Supak Settura who won all four motos in the Pro Sport GP class to win the title ahead of his brother Teera who took second place.

Britain’s James Bushell recorded two race wins and two second place finishes to defend the Pro Runabout GP title he won last year while Austria’s Kevin Reiterer finished strongly in the final moto to take the Pro Ski GP crown ahead of Japan’s Shotaro Kokubun.

Spectators pack the grandstand to watch the action.

Lee Stone of England was the winner of the crowd-pleasing Pro Freestyle title with a clear margin over Rashid Ali Salehal Mulla from the United Arab Emirates in second place.

The 2015 King’s Cup Jet-Ski World Cup was well attended with packed grandstands of spectators enjoying the 3 days of spectacular on-water action and shoreside entertainment.

Tension at the start line as the riders prepare for another moto.