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Bailey flies the flag for Australia

Chris Davies on 15th March 2022

Young Aussie personal watercraft rider Bailey Cunningham has his sights set on the United States this summer.

The twenty-three-year-old from Queensland, Australia has announced that he will be competing in the 2022 P1 AquaX National Championship.

I’ve been jet skiing since I was sixteen and have now been racing professionally for four years. My parents used to race before I was born, and I grew up watching jet ski videos.

After leaving school Bailey worked as an apprentice jet ski mechanic for three years and first heard about P1 AquaX four years ago when he was following a few of his favourite riders.


Bailey rides a 2021 Sea-Doo RXPX 300 and two of his sponsors, T&D Jetski Performance and Dr Plumb, will be helping him ship it to Port Charlotte on Florida’s Gulf Coast where he will be based.

I will miss my family, friends, and mechanic John Hollett at Sunshine Coast Powersports, one of my valued sponsors, who always makes sure my skis are good and keeps me grounded mentally.

Amongst his achievements to date include multiple time Queensland State champion, winning the New Zealand National title in Pro/Am stock in 2017, finishing runner-up in the Australian Nationals and a top eight finish at the World Cup the following year in Pro GP Runabout.

Now I have new goals as I look forward to the challenge of AquaX racing.  I raced some of the leading AquaX racers at the World Cup in Thailand and the key reason to compete in the series this year is to get myself endurance fit and to qualify for the P1 AquaX World Championship in The Bahamas in November.

The five-venue race series gets underway in Central Florida at the end of April and Bailey will fly to the States in June to join the championship for the second round in Sarasota.

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