Jet Boat Enthusiasts Unite: “It’s the Camaraderie”

Jen BaileyFeatured, Issue 110, The Breeze™, The Breeze™ 2024, Watersports and Boating

Carlos Wood has been hosting the jet boat community at Highpoint Marina’s Lighthouse Inn since its inception 25 years ago. Thanks to his warm hospitality, the annual gathering convenes at the High Point pavilion and picnic area for a country boil each year on a Friday night in June. After a full day of boating excitement, attendees say a prayer, …

High Point Marina Owner Carlos Wood Earns Prestigious Award from Jetboats of Lake Anna

Jen BaileyBoats, Featured, Watersports and Boating

Lake Anna, VA – Carlos Wood, the dedicated owner of High Point Marina, has been honored with the third annual award from Jetboats of Lake Anna during the 25th Hot Boat Invasion. This accolade recognizes Wood’s unwavering dedication and service to the vibrant annual gathering of jet boat enthusiasts at Lake Anna. The event’s highlight was the traditional Friday night …

Jet Boats Invade Lake Anna June 13-15

Jen BaileyFeatured, Issue 109, The Breeze™, The Breeze™ 2024, Watersports and Boating

Photos by Carol Barker Wyatt The 25th year of the Jet Boat Invasion promises to be the “Hottest Invasion on the East Coast.” Scheduled to take place from Thursday, June 13th to Saturday, June 15th, this event has become a staple for adrenaline junkies and leisure seekers alike. Chester Wojcik, the jet boat organizer and administrator for the ‘Lake Anna …

Summer Sippin’ Beer Named After Jet-Ski Brigade

Tiffany HazelwoodFeatured, Issue 109, The Breeze™, The Breeze™ 2024, Watersports and Boating

Have you ever looked at your Jet-Ski and thought, “Wouldn’t it be even more fun to ride with two or more?” Well, that’s what I thought after being so excited to finally own a jet-ski again after many years jet-ski-less. For me, jet-skiing began at age seven on the James River in Richmond, usually with my dad’s supervision, but it …

Jet Boat Invasion Returning to Lake Anna in June

Jen BaileyBoats, Featured, Issue 108, The Breeze™, Watersports and Boating

Photo by Carol Barker Wyatt Lake Anna Jet Boats are coming June 13-15. Whether you’re a seasoned boating aficionado or simply looking for an exhilarating weekend getaway, the Lake Anna Jet Boat Invasion invites you to be part of the excitement. Mark your calendars, pack your sunscreen, and get ready to experience the thrill of a lifetime on the shores …

From Risk to Responsibility: Prioritizing Boating Safety

Jen BaileyFeatured, Issue 108, The Breeze™, Watersports and Boating

Before launching your boat off this season, it’s imperative to confront a sobering reality: boating can swiftly turn from leisurely enjoyment to a life-threatening situation. In 2022 alone, there were 17 tragic fatalities attributed to boating incidents in Virginia, according to the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR). What’s even more concerning is that in 94% of these fatal incidents, …

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Bringing Boats Out of Hibernation: When is it “Safe” to Put it Back in the Water?

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As we begin our seasonal transition to warmer weather, several people have asked about when it’s safe to bring their boats out of winter hibernation. This is a tricky question as every boat and their cooling systems are different. Also, where the boat is kept (on/off water) can be another variable. I can’t answer those questions, but I can provide …

Hot Boat Gathering Returns to Lake Anna this June for 25th Year

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As the summer approaches, adrenaline junkies and boating enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the annual Lake Anna Jet Boat Event, scheduled to take place Thursday – Saturday, June 13th to 15th. With updates pouring in, excitement is palpable as organizers gear up for what promises to be an unforgettable weekend of high-speed thrills and camaraderie. “This will be the 25th year, minus …

A Conversation on Boater Safety with ‘Mo’Daniels and Jean McCormick: Guardians of Lake Anna Waters

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As Lake Anna gears up for another bustling boating season, it’s crucial to shed light on the unsung heroes who ensure the safety of water enthusiasts — Maureen (Mo) Daniels and Jean McCormick, affectionately known around the lake as ‘Mo and Jean’. With a remarkable 20 years of service to the community, the duo are the stalwarts of water safety …