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03/08/08 - 2008 AGM Information.

Andrew Morris is the New Zealand Power Boat Association Glenvale Driver of the Year.

Malcolm Wotton and Jack Ryan have been made Life Members of the New Zealand Power Boat Association.

02/08/08 - 2008 Formula One AGM Information.

The 2008 AGM of The New Zealand Formula One Drivers Club will be held at the Latimer Lodge, Latimer Square, Christchurch, on Saturday, September 6th at 1 PM. All Welcome.

There will also be Restraint Cockpit training/testing on the saturday morning using the Rotoiti Clubs F1 test cell. All enquires Email: Steve Pope

27/07/08 - 2008 AGM Information.

There were no changes at the Head of the National Body with all the Executive retaining there current Jobs.

The Season Calendar will be updated as soon as it is Emailed to me. Clubs can have info on their Regattas added to the Calendar and Webpage simply by emailing the Information Through.

15/07/08 - 2008 AGM Information.
The National Power Boat AGM is held on the weekend of 25th - 27th July in Auckland.
AT this AGM all the race Dates for the coming Season will be Set.

Hydroplane conference's will take place at the Suncourt Motel, Taupo on Saturday the 23rd of August.
10.00 - 11.45: Grand National conference.
12 00 - 2 pm: NZ. G.P. Conference.
2pm - 4pm: NZ Modified Hydroplane Driver's Club Conference.
4pm: Bar open.
Motel rooms are available, please book your own.

22/06/08 - 2009 NZPBA Nationals.(updated 15/7/08)
Entries or the 2009 Nationals close on July 18th Please Register your Interest.

There is important information in the Download Files below regarding the PROPOSED 2009 Nationals. Please Download the Files individually as Microsoft Word Documents and/or Download the Combined PDF File featuring all 3 Documents.

NZPBA Nationals 2009 Entry Form
NZPBA Nationals 2009 Conditions
NZPBA Nationals 2009 Competitor Letter
NZPBA Nationals 2009 Combined Entry Form, Rules & Letter

17/06/08 - Dave Mason

Dave Mason Liquid Revenge

Sadly Dave Mason lost his short courageous battle with cancer; he passed away last Sunday in Waikato Hospital with his family by his side.
Dave started racing in the early 60‘s he campaigned several successful boats Titian 1650cc racing runabout (G Class) Series 3000 Xanadu, Buckshot, and his last boat Procom Liquid Revenge.
Winner of numerous NZ, North & South Island titles, Dave was the 101 person to achieve his Gold Badge in 1996, the same year was the High Points Series and one of the highlights in Dave’s boat racing career was winning the 1996 High Points Series for Procom.
Dave was extremely keen on his motor sport he supported the Kiwi teams to Australia on many occasions, Bathurst, Motor Bikes, Aussie Logs, V8 touring cars, Rally Cars you name it he and his close friend Gary Denham did the lot and I might add with a few bottles of rum in hand.
Business commitments took Dave away from racing but he continued to help out when he could as Race Controller, Starter, President of the Waikato Powerboat Club before they combined with Cambridge, Northern Zone President, NZ Executive member, Patron of the Cambridge Waikato Club of which he was involved with coming up 40 years.
Dave was a strong supporter and long time crew member for Selwyn Coker and more recently a proud supporter of Scott Coker and Brett Mercer.
To sum Dave up to me is easy Dave was a true legend an all round great guy, competitor and positive supporter of our sport. Every time you saw Dave he always had that huge infectious smile, even recently at Karapiro when he knew his time was limited, Dave was pleased to attend the reunion and catch up with many of his older boat racing friends. On behalf of the NZ Powerboat Association our special thoughts and best wishes are with Dave’s family and friends at this sad time. We will miss your happy smiling face around the boat racing.
Rest in Peace Dave.
Denise Moughan.

A service will be held for Dave Thursday 19th June 2pm at the Glenview Club 211 Peacocks Road Hamilton.

25/5/08 - Cambridge/Waikato Kilos
Boat Driver Run Run Class Achievement
Total Lubricants Steve Hughes 120.78mph 126.577mph Formula One National Record & Northern Zone Record
FMI Racing Scott Lewis 130.85mph Offshore Superboat
Dirty Dog Perry Morris 77.1mph Offshore Sports 60 Restricted
Konica Minolta Greg Brinck 84.769mph 86.293mph Offshore Sports 60
On Parole Alan Bedford 91.52mph Mod VP
Instigator Jamie Hargreaves 77.503mph Formula Three
Madness ?? 90.637mph Ski Boat
Marine Workz Mike Cameron 86.77mph Offshore Classic
Metal Concepts Steve Preece 77.46mph 83.405mph Formula Three
Helter Shelter Nigel Zander 112.69mph Modified Hydroplane 100mph Gold Badge
Vigilante Steve Williams 58.117mph Series 3000
Midnight Steve Mathieson 114.23mph Modified Hydroplane Central Zone Record
Endorphin Rush Alan Wells 113.569mph Modified Hydroplane 100mph Gold Badge
Green Hornet Jono? 65.75mph Formula Three
Sinista Geoff Morrish 83.21mph Formula Three
Enforca Damien Kelly 80.69mph Formula Two
Aftershock Brett Mercer 106.81mph Pro Com 100mph Gold Badge
Vindicator Mark Patching 82.112mph Formula Three
Undertaker Daniel Pollack DNF Modified Hydroplane
Marine Workz Josh Preece 92.54mph Formula Three

7/5/08 - Wellington Closing Day

Saturday 10th May
Scrutineering at 10am
Racing from 11am
Handicap and Scratch races including the prestigious Peter Palmer Memorial Winter Cup (10 fastest)
Please contact Jeff Robinson 04 232 4585 / 0274 576 326 for enquiries.
Listen to News Talk ZB for cancellations or phone Jeff if not sure.
Home made vege soup and buns for lunch.

22/04/08 - Series 3000 Drivers Champion

The Series 3000 Drivers Club Series was won by Paul Robertson in "Going Going Gone"

The Series was run over 6 rounds with a driver able to discount their lowest scoring round both Handicap and Scratch Racing was contested which makes consistency and not outright speed the key to winning the Championship

1st - "Going Going Gone" Paul Robertson 102pts
2nd - "Ambush" Jeff Noble 92pts
3rd - "Buckshot" John Hallet 87pts
4th - "Star Trax" Andrea Robinson 73pts
5th - "Misty Blue" Noeline Steiner 50pts
6th - "Miss Weta" Malcolm Packer 38pts
7th - "Pursuit" Jeremy Thomas 14pts
8th - "Vigilante" Steve Williams 6pts

19/3/08 - News
Shane Harvey in Eagle Rock at Kaniere

Mike Harvey in Aquanaut took out the South Island GN with a second and a first. Shane Harvey in Eagle Rock was second with a third and a second. Aquanaut was also second in the Electric cup.

Regatta Results 15th & 16th March 2008
1ST Anthony Robertson "GRA"
2nd Julian Stilwell "Placemakers"
3rd Dave Duthie "Red Chili"

1ST Ben Ryan "Dancing Bear"
2nd Julian Stilwell "Placemakers"

1ST Anthony Robertson "GRA"
2ND Julian Stilwell "Placemakers"
3rd Dave Duthie "Red Chili"

1st Mike Harvey "Aquanaut"
2nd Shane Harvey "Eagle Rock"
3rd Allan Wells "Endorphin Rush"

1st Allan Wells "Endorphin Rush"
2nd Wayne Wells "Bugga"
3rd Ricky Mitchell "Lil Devil"

1st Ben Ryan "Dancing Bear"
2nd Terry McKinstry "First Offence"
3rd Craig Stevenson "Kaos"

1st "Placemakers"
2nd "Aquanaut"
3rd "Velocity"
Thanks to Craig Stevenson for the Results.

Terry McKinstry has supplied a few images for the Gallery see them here Kaniere 2008 Gallery

The Wellington Club will have the Bar open on Friday for social Drinks.
On Saturday there is a BBQ Tea and Ice Cream and Fruit Salad Desert for $10.

The Formula One Regatta scheduled for April 26th has been cancelled due to Waikato Council wishing to prepare the Lake for Duck shooting season the next weekend.

18/3/08 - News
Julian Stilwell in Placemakers set the fastest speed of the Day at the Kilo Time trials on Lake Kaniere on Sunday with a speed of 120.89mph.

Julian also put the Placemakers Boat into first place in the Kaniere Electric Cup and 2nd in South Is GP & UU

Alan Wells took out First place in both South Island Mod Hydro Races taking out the championship, he also won heat one of GN and took out 4th in heat one of GP
So far this is the only News I have heard from Kaniere.

The 3 Annihilator GP Boats will be going to Wellington's Regatta this weekend for some hard out Racing.
Its an early Tide at Porirua Harbour so don't miss out the GP Boats will be going after the North Island U/U Title

AGM for Northern Zone will be 24th May 2008 at 2pm, Rob Waddell Conference Rooms Lake Karapiro. BYO after for drinks and BBQ. Accommodation at Chalets behind conference rooms at $20 pp. Stay over for kilo trials the next day.

6/3/08 - Rotoiti Regatta
an all competitors coming to Lake Rotoiti for the Nationals please wash there boats ,motors and trailers before coming with "15% simple green" as we have to for D.O.C regulations for Didimo. This will save us time doing it Saturday morning 8th. There will be a sprayer at the lake if you don't get it done. All driver's will have to sign a form before there boat can enter water.
Thanks for this and please spread the Word to everyone so all Boats are Clean

27/02/08 - Wellington Power Boat Club Regatta

Wellington Power Boat Regatta's King of the Harbour is on Easter Weekend 22nd & 23rd March 2008

North Island Modified Hydroplane
North Island U/U
North Island Grand National Hydroplane

Plenty of Racing for all classes.
Best Lunch's in the Country.

Entries Close 8th MARCH 2007

Wellington Power Boat Club Entry Form

Post entries to:
       Wellington Powerboat Club
       The Secretary
       P O Box 13-856
       Email: Pamela Ford

26/02/08 - Rotoiti Power Boat Regatta

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Website Link
Cheers, Helen


25/02/08 - Wairarapa Power Boat Club Regatta

Welcome to the Wairarapa Power Boat Club's Major Regatta!

Please come and join us to celebrate 60 years of some awesome boat racing at this year's Regatta.

Where: Ruamahunga River, Featherston
When: 5th and 6th April 2008.

Barney Rhodes Trophy
North Island Series 3000
North Island Pro Stock

A DJ will be playing until the wee small hours on Saturday night. Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there.

Entries must be received no later than 19 March 2008
Thank you for your support.
Wairarapa Power Boat Club Entry Form

       Please send all entries to:
       Wairarapa Power Boat Club Inc
       The Secretary
       Private Bag 37079
       Stokes Valley
       Lower Hutt
       Phone: 027 407 1718

       Email: Louise Jago


22/02/08 - Manukau Auckland Regatta Cancelled

The Manakau Auckland Speed Boat club have Cancelled the regatta due to unfavorable weather Conditions expected this weekend at Mangere. It is not Known at this point weather the club will reschedule or not at this point. The placement of the NI F2 & NI UU Titles will also be decided at a later date.


21/02/08 - Rotoiti Power Boat Club Regatta

The Rotoiti Power Boat Club have their Regatta Entry Form available. There will be plenty of Racing for all Classes on Sunday.

A spit roast is being put on by Westmeats on Saturday night at the Prize Giving Function. This should be a good meal and your support is appreciated.

       Rotoiti Power Boat Club
       Please post your entries to:
       Paul Morris
       P O Box 3510
       0274 421 328
       03 5444884
Andrew Morris
70 Bateup Road
027 241 5099
03 5449347



19/02/08 - Manakau/Auckland Speed Boat Club Regatta

The Manakau/Auckland Speed Boat Club are holding this weekend on February 23rd & 24th
Saturday 23rd And Sunday 24th FEBRUARY 2008
Scrutineering 8.30 am
Drivers Briefing 9.30 am
Testing At 10.00 am

Saturday 23rd FEBBRUARY
First Race 11.00 am
Formula 1
Group 1 - F2/F3
Group 2 – Mod H / GN / MVP
Formula 1
Group 1 - F2/F3
Group 2 – Mod H /GN / MVP
North Island Unlimited Unrestricted Heat 1
Group 1 – F2/F3
Group 2 – Mod H /GN/MVP
North Island Unlimited Unrestricted Heat 2

Sunday 24th February
First Race 11.00 am
Formula 1
Group 1 - F2/F3
Group 2 – Mod H /GN/MVP
Formula 1
Group 1 – F2/F3
Group 2 – Mod H /GN/MVP
Moult Gold Cup Heat 1
Group 1 – F2/F3
Group 2 – Mod H / GN / MVP
Moult Gold Cup Heat 2

Manukau Auckland Speedboat Club reserves the right to modify this program to suit class entries, water conditions , tides and or TV coverage.

        Post/ Phone Entries to:
        7 Cleland Cres
        Blockhouse Bay
        John Weller
        Ph & Fax (09) 626 6279
        Mobile 021 781 110