Our motto is ‘The Life You Save May Be Your Own’. Our K38 Philosophy and Way of Training is our way of life. Join us in exceeding the status quo by focusing on the horizons that lay ahead. The wake you leave behind matters.
K38 Mission Statement
To train elite operators, crew and coxswains, with accessory devices; including Night Qualification certification. To educate and mentor, promote youth boating programs, professionally develop competitor skills and to reduce injury and accidents for both recreational and occupational operators.
To provide the highest level of safety coverage at special events, to lead innovation, design and standardization worldwide in the use of Rescue Water Craft, Personal Water Craft, Power Water Craft or Marine Reconnaissance Vehicles
INTERNATIONAL WAKE OF FAME AWARDS
The Wake of Fame Awards recognize the contributions, legends and industry leaders in the Personal Water Craft boating community. Our focus is on Personal Water Craft (PWC) and Rescue Water Craft (RWC), its history and the people who built it and became the sport, and saved lives. They defined who we are and what we do today as a boating community
PWC WAKE OF FAME CATEGORIES
1. Legacy Award
Award for a commitment to PWC boating safety education across a large regional area that significantly reduces injuries or accidents and increases operational capabilities
2. Everyday Heroes
Award gifted to recreational enthusiast or K38 alumni who perform a rescue with positive results
3. Heavy Water Award
Award gifted to a K38 Instructor or other occupational representative using a Rescue Water Craft that
saves the life of another
4. Appreciation Award
Award gifted to a K38 supporter who shows integrity and respect that deserves recognition for their efforts in helping us as an organization to better serve our boating safety communities.
5. Partnership Award
Award gifted to an association, federation or sponsor who supports boating safety education
6. Distinguished Athlete
Physically challenged athletes who move personal watercraft operations to its highest level (Wounded Warriors and Physically Challenged category)
7. Creative Impact Award
Free riding and styling into the history books. For those who used expression, talent and incredible skills moving a PWC beyond its flat water traction and took it to the waves, to big air and entertained possibilities. (Freestyle, Free riding Category)
8. Lifetime Award
In honor of In honor of Clayton Jacobsen for his ongoing contribution as the designer of the PWC sport and to Jettrim for their ongoing contribution to preserve the history, legacies and individuals who created the sport that we all enjoy to this day. This award is given to those individuals who paved the first generation in the 1970’s for their recognition of their impression on this amazing boating community, 1970-1980
(Industry Lifetime Achievement Award)
NOTE: The K38 Phoenix Award is an exclusive K38 Water Safety Award, it is our highest designated rescue and response award for lifesaving and is not gifted annually.
Kanalu K38 is responsible for revolutionized standards and training for recreational and occupational use of Personal Watercraft – Rescue Water Craft, with International affiliates. K38 is a partner with the American Watercraft Association H2O Responders program.