The International Watercross Association is a member owned and operated
nonprofit organization founded in 1988. The mission of the IWA is to
provide a safe, uniform environment for the sanctioning and promotion of the
sport of Snowmobile Watercross Racing.
The IWA was formed during what most
would consider the “adolescence” of the sport. Beginning (for all
practical purposes) in the summer of 1977 with the first event
held in Grantsburg, WI, the sport grew quickly during the first 10 years.
During the World Championship Watercross in 1987, a group of pioneers of the
sport put their heads together and decided to form the IWA in an effort to make
a uniform set of rules and procedures with which the events could operate for
the sake of fair and safe competition. Much of the original format,
primarily the brain child of original IWA President Mark Maki, remains intact to
this day, 25 years later.
While the times have progressed and technology
has grown, the IWA has remained committed to keeping the level of competition
consistent, the rules fair for all participants, and to ensuring the safety of
all attendees at IWA events.
The IWA has also been an active participant
and supporter of International Snowmobile Racing (ISR), a service organization
established to provide for the needs of individual clubs and organizations that
conduct snowmobile races in an organized and safe manner. ISR has been
developed over the past 30 years, working with both racing organizations and
Manufacturers to develop technical specifications for safe and fair competition
and continues to provide access to the most comprehensive insurance package
available; something that is imperative to the interests of both racers and
organizers alike. ISR is continually striving to provide the safest venues
in all of racing and that is always the top priority of any world class racing
Thank you for your interest in the IWA, we are always willing to answer any
questions concerning the sport of Snowmobile Watercross, IWA Events, racing
rules and regulations, or any other question you may have. Please feel
free to contact us any time via email at email@example.com.