Yamaha Racer Mike Klippenstein Pilots FX WaveRunner to 2018 Long Beach to Catalina Championship
Yamaha dominated the world’s premier off-shore personal watercraft race, the Long Beach to Catalina (LB2CAT), for the third year in a row with Yamaha racers taking the top two spots.
Yamaha’s Mike Klippenstein took the title aboard a Yamaha FX WaveRunner while Cyrille Lemoine finished second aboard a GP1800 WaveRunner. The Long Beach to Catalina race is a grueling 52 mile open ocean sprint that requires racers to navigate treacherous and unpredictable weather and water conditions.
Lemoine finished first in last year’s LB2CAT, and Mike took the title the year before, sealing up three consecutive years for Yamaha on top of the podium of this world renowned off-shore event.