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NZPBA News January 2012 Page
If you have any news updates please contact the Secretary , Jason Buttimore or Someone from the NZPBA on the Contacts Page.
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29/1/2012 - Clubman's Drivers Club Raffle

The results of the Clubmans Raffle are as Follows:
1st Prize Kincrome Plus 35 piece Socket & Spanner Set. Ticket no 19, Maureen, Danevirke.
2nd Prize Homelite Electric Chain Saw. ticket no 625, Brendon Pope
3rd Prize Ozito Skill Saw. Ticket no 169, Liz Baucke, Levin,

The Club thanks all those whom sold and brought Tickets in the Raffle.

29/1/2012 - AE Baker Hydroplane Championship

Looks like Taupo was blown out and the water too rough and the races were not held. Race maybe held at another venue Sometime?

27/1/2012 - Rotoiti Power Boat Club Entry Form

Rotoiti Power Boat Club Regatta
March 17th - 18th 2012
Lake Rotoiti, St Arnaud.
Featured Events:
South Island Mod VP
South Island
South Island Formula 2
South Island Pro Stock
Arthur McCaa Memorial
NZ F1 Powerboat Tour Round 3.

2012 Rotoiti Power Boat Club Entry Form

Julian Stilwell
8 Hunt Street
021 943 481
Email: jstilwell@jacal.co.nz

More Information

27/1/2012 - NZGP Article

There was an article on the GP's in the Wanganui Chronicle Today.

24/1/2012 - Manawatu Power Boat Club
Manawatu Power Boat Club Regatta Gallery January 21st & 22nd 2012
Images from the racing are on the gallery just click the gallery image.

23/1/2012 - Goldcup Regatta 

Bruce Packer went out in his Mini Hydro a 10hp powered craft that goes quite well. He was the Only one to get on the water on Sunday. Ironically Monday was a cracker day with a light southerly breeze and plenty of Sunshine.
Picture Gallery will go up tomorrow. Vicki Marshall "AWOL"

Jason Buttimore has uploaded Video of all the Racing at Manawatu and there are a few from Mangakino this year on his Page as well.
Skiffracer 3000 You Tube Page

23/1/2012 - NZGP Drivers Club Entry Form

NZGP Regattas
Lake Karapiro, Lake Taupo.
Featured Events:
GP World Champs, North Island Mod VP, North Island FV, North Island GP.

2012 NZGP Drivers Club Entry Form
(same entry Form for Taupo and the 2 Karapiro's)

P O Box 1076
Cambridge 3450
Denise Moughan
Mobile 0272 503 504
Email: denisemoughan@xtra.co.nz

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22/1/2012 - Manawatu Power Boat Club Regatta 4.00pm

The right decision was made to cancel the Goldcup with the weather turning to Custard.
The Manawatu Club will be having a meeting next week to decide when or if they will run on anther day this Season.

22/1/2012 - Manawatu Power Boat Club Regatta 12.00pm

Racing has been Cancelled for the 41st Goldcup for 2012.
We were Hoping for the wind to change direction but it may not happen so the decision was made to cancel the Regatta.

22/1/2012 - Manawatu Power Boat Club Regatta

We are hoping Today will be a better day for racing while it is clear and sunny the wind is mild but it may change during the Day.
Will try and do an update later on when we know where we are at.

21/1/2012 - Manawatu Power Boat Club Regatta

Series 3000 and Steve Williams Rip it Up. This race was a very close affair with Alan Steiner and Paul Robertson swapping the lead a number of times before Alan's inside line gave him the advantage. Rip it Up came in Third ahead of Bruce Packer.

Daniel Pollack in Undertaker beat home all Tony Hall, Brodie Mathieson, Steve Mathieson and Tracy Gapper after this race the decision was made to end the racing for the Day.

Vicki Marshall and the crew working on AWOL after her spill.

Ben Ryan in Dancing Bear heading off Jeff Robertson in Bavarian.
Ben won the V8 Race from Steve Denham, Paul Reed and Dean Probyn. Jeff and Ian Warmington broke down but hope to be going tomorrow. The Denham's have a split in the hull which will be repaired tonight.

Racing underway early tomorrow with a big day for the Tunnels to get on the water.

21/1/2012 - Manawatu Power Boat Club Regatta 2.20pm

Racing looks like it may be called off today as the Wind that wasn't supposed to be here has arrived making things a bit Rough. 5 Races were run before Lunch. Heat One of the NI Clubmans had 6 boats starting all on time which made the first turn very interesting. Vicki Marshall "AWOL" was in 5th going into the turn and tripped over the Boats Wakes throwing her out into the River she was unharmed and they have the Boat going again and is Keen for some more Racing.
At the Restart Dire Straits was away with the lead and couldnt be caught Pincoya, Anarchy and Rampage battled for 3 laps with Pincoya taking Second from Rampage and Anarchy. Mad Dog Maddi was Disqualified as he was late Taking to the water.
Race Two was a bit rougher and Dire Straits again headed off to win Mad Dog Maddi, Rampage and Pincoya all crossed the line within metres of each other with Mad Dog Maddi just piping Pincoya and Rampage. Anarchy pulled out due to the Water Conditions.

North Island Clubmans Title

1st Ross Ledger "Dire Straits"
2nd Phillip Hoskyn "Pincoya"
3rd Bryce Bennett "Rampage"
4th Bayden Sprozen "Mad Dog Maddi"
5th Rochelle Dennis "Anarchy"

will add a few pics and details of the other Races Tonight.

21/1/2012 - Manawatu Power Boat Club Regatta

Its looking like being a cracking day at the River today with the weather so far living up to the Predictions. Plenty of Racing to get through, so its a full on Day. The camp ground is quite full already and last night every one had a great time.
There will be an update later tonight after the Racing on the days events

18/1/2012 - Manawatu Power Boat Club Article

A Small Article in the Kapiti News Today

A Reminder we will be running the Bar Friday, Saturday and Sunday Nights.
So Far we have 31 Confirmed Entries with the chance of a few more by race day.

More Information

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15/1/2012 - Manawatu Power Boat Club Article

The Horowhenua Chronicle has Tickets to be won for the 41st Goldcup Regatta.

To be in with a chance to win simply Email news@chronicle.co.nz with Powerboat Racing in the subject line or on the back of an Envelope and deliver to the Horowhenua Chronicle, 13 Bristol Street, Levin.

Entries close 12 noon Thursday 19th January

So Far we have 30 Confirmed Entries with the chance of a few more by race day.

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13/1/2012 - Wanganui Motor Boat Club Entry Form

Wanganui Motor Boat Club Regatta
Clubhouse Course.
10th & 11th March 2012 Featured Events:
Saturday - North Island F2, North Island Pro Com
Sunday - King of the River, River City 3000, Goldmist Hydro Cup, Fred Robinson Memorial Cup.

Valerie Gee
8 Brassey Street, Waverley 4510
PH & Fax 06 346 5311
Email: tradge@ihug.nz

2012 Wanganui Regatta Entry Form

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11/1/2012 - Wellington Matt Morrison Memorial Regatta 
Entries for the Matt Morrison Memorial have been received from 5 Clubs in NZ with 15 Drivers to take on the Challenge of winning the Trophy and the right to defend it on home water next season.
The Entry List means Qualifying will have to be done to weed out the slowest 5 boats on the day, before the top 10 compete in two points races to find the Champion for 2012.
5 Boats will travel up from the South Island and will be fired up to take back the cup that they previously held. The cup is currently held by Wellington's Mike Wotton

Wellington Power Boat Club
Mike Wotton "Bowtie Boogie"
Adam Parker "The Interceptor"
Jeff Robinson "Barvarian"

Wanganui Motor Boat Club
Steve Rosewarne "Bold Move"
Dean Probyn "Lucky Break"

Manawatu Power Boat Club
Kent Dunlop "Razors Edge"
Mike & Steve Denham "Inject the Venom"
  New Brighton Power Boat Club
Carl Ryan "Whatever"
Richard Smith "Balistic"
Craig Stevenson "Kaos"
Ben Ryan "Dancing Bear"
John Ryan "Dancing Bear Too"

Lakeland Power Boat Club
Evan White "Firewatch Racing"
Allan & Noeline Steiner "Misty Blue"
Ian Warmington "Razzle Dazzle"
For further details Contact:
Raewyn Palmer
P.O.Box 30-833
Lower Hutt 5040
Phone (04) 586 0919
Fax (04) 293 7034
Mobile 027 416 5070
Email: raewynpalmer@xtra.co.nz

5/1/2012 - Lakeland Regatta 

Rochelle Dennis "Anarchy" holds off Ross Ledger "Dire Straits"

Thanks to Rochelle & Scott Dennis for a few of the Clubmans Photos that have been added to the Lakeland Gallery Page.

Have added two more of my Race Cam Videos on to You Tube.
My Youtube Page

4/1/2012 - Lakeland Power Boat Club
Lakeland Power Boat Club Regatta January 1st & 2nd 2012
Images from the racing are on the gallery just click the gallery image.

If you have a gallery of your own or Images you wish to share just let us know.

A few more Video Links of the Clubmans racing will be loaded tomorrow.

Clubmans Handicap Race

2/1/2012 - Lakeland Regatta 6.30pm

Luke Sharp won both the Des Geddes and the Master of Mangakino Today with the boat running very well today.

Garin Keane in "Too Keane Too" Ran well today leading Kevin Thorburn in "Jafa"

Steve Mathieson "Midnight" took home the V8 Challenge over Daniel Pollack "Undertaker" and Dean Probyn in "Lucky Break"

The Clubmans Boats ran about 8 races I think all up over the weekend with Ross Ledger in "Dire Straits" taking out the top points in the Clubmans Series from Phillip Hoskyn "Pincoya" and Aaron Diggelmann in "Little Mischief"

2/1/2012 - Lakeland Regatta 12.30pm

Sunshine today and just before lunch they ran the Des Geddes a beach start race. Steve Hughes and Luke Sharp led away from the beach closely followed by the 3 F2's and Scott Coker. Craig Henwood had a lot of trouble getting the jet boat on the plane and lost a good half lap at the Start. Scott Coker slowly started to pick the Tunnel Boats one by one and he may have had enough time to catch Luke Sharp on the last lap but more gremlins saw him shut down with just half a lap to go.
1st Luke Sharp Promt Parts"
2nd Steve Hughes "Stealth"
3rd Sam Hughes "The Situation"

The V8 Challenge was down on numbers but a great battle for the lead with Mike Denham and Steve Mathieson with Mike just holding off Steve until the last lap when the "Inject the Venom" boat coasted to a stop.

1/1/2012 - Lakeland Regatta 7.20pm

Jamie Knight sits waiting while the Rain continued to fall for the start of Heat 2.

North Island U/U Champion
1st Jamie Knight "The Phantom"
2nd Rory Anthony "Predator"
3rd Craig Henwood "Evil Racing"

Heat 1 saw Luke Sharp and Scott Coker miss the Start both with Mechanical gremlins. Steve Hughes had a stoppage in the Race and had a DNF leaving Jamie Knight to win from Rory Anthony and Craig Henwood.

Heat 2 turned out to be the last race of the day as conditions were to dangerous to race with poor visibility. Steve Hughes had returned with another Engine, but yet again failed to finish. Jamie Knight almost missed starting the race with a flat battery but his crew managed to jump start the boat. Jamie and Rory had a close battle with Jamie taking the win and the title from Rory and Craig Henwood.

Paul Robertson was too fast for the North Island Series 3000 title with Going Going Gone.

North Island Series 3000 Title:
1st Paul Robertson "Going Going Gone"
2nd Noeline Steiner"Misty Blue"
3rd Bruce Packer "Brooster"

The first heat saw Mike Robertson in Brayka and Dale Pendergast in Suzie IV Pull out as Paul Robertson won comfortably over Noeline Steiner and Bruce Packer.

Heat 2 was a much closer affair with the poor weather conditions making the race more even as the boats didn't want to push too hard. Paul Robertson won with Mike Robinson second and Noeline Steiner 3rd with Bruce Packer 4th

Steve Denham in "Inject the Venom.

The Lakeland Club got through 10 races before having to pull the pin on the racing today due to the inclement weather that has plagued the Country.
There are a few boats out for the meeting with damaged Engines but the weather tomorrow is more promising and the Coker's have returned with the GP Fair Warning and are keen for a run. The Clubmans boats were running on a short Triangle Course the racing was quite good a lot of the Boats are quite close and are providing a good learning experience for the new drivers.
Brendon Cornes "Total Chaos" was out in his new F2 boat and will be making some changes to get the Boat running better.
Hopefully tomorrow is Good.


1/1/2012 - Lakeland Regatta 2.00pm

Sadly Today has featured quite a few Breakdowns as the teams struggle with the start of the Season. Two of the top boats Stealth and Fair Warning have both returned home to work on there engines but will return and hopefully in time to test the engines today. The new Boat Inject the Venom which was only just put together has performed well .

1/1/2012 - Lakeland Regatta 10.30am

Its a very nice day at Mangakino today. We have just over 35 boats at the moment from the small Clubmans up t the Big GP of Scott Coker. Testing is about to get underway shortly then racing from 11am. 14 Races are on the cards today so it will be a full on meeting. We will do an update at Lunchtime and something up at the end of the Day.

The North Island UU title should be a god contest as all the F1 Tunnels are running the higher spec engines and Coker will be made to work hard if he wants to win this Title.

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