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The Lake Kaniere Boat Club held its first Regatta at the Lake on New Year's Day 1927. The first event, a Motor Boat Race, over two miles attracted five competitors. This was won by the "Dorothy" owned by Captain Cantrick. The top speed was around 20 miles per hour. Even in those early years club members were prepared to travel away to events as well as racing with other motor boats at Moana on Lake Brunner and on the Grey River at Greymouth and boats from those venues also raced at Lake Kaniere.

Shortly before the Second World War a meeting was held at Hokitika and the present club, an entirely different organisation was formed. As there were a number of yachts using the lake it was decided to form a combined club which was known as the Lake Kaniere Yacht and Power Boat Club. The Club was registered as an Incorporated Society on 20th December 1940. The combined club worked very well in the years to follow although yachts are no longer a part of the club. Club records have only a small number of Officials recorded which testifies to the long service given by those who did take office. .

Colin Stevenson
PH (03) 755 6351
Mobile 027 656 9409
Email: lakekaniere@xtra.co.nz

Club Days
March 31st    Lake Kaniere


Lake Kaniere is a 15 minute drive from Hokitika.


Hans Bay Campsite

Overlooking the boat racing course at Hans Bay, Lake Kaniere.
Includes grassed area, water supply and toilets.
Free kitchen facilities available in the Boat Club.

Pioneer Hotel

Beach Front Hotel

Stumpers Bar & Cafe

Railway Hotel

Riverview Cottage & Cabins

Pioneer Hotel

252 Beachside Motel

Shining Star

Fitzherbert Court Motel

Heritige Highway Motel

Bella Vista

Annabelle Motel


Lake Kaniere Yacht & Power Boat Club Sponsors
Lake Kaniere Yacht & Power Boat Club could not hold Regattas without the assistance of the following Sponsors

New Zealand Power Boat Association 1947 - 2016

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