News June - September 2011 Page
24/9/2011 - Manawatu Power Boat Club AGM
Steve Denham was presented with the Silver Shovel for his contributions to the Club. This Shovel was last Awarded quite a few years ago to Steve Rosewarne. Also A trophy was awarded to Paul Hartle who spends all his regatta time manning the Gate and Collecting Entrance Money
Today's Manawatu Power Boat Club AGM went off quite well despite a smaller than expected Turnout. Among the Points debated was the moving of the Goldcup Regatta to the 21st and 22nd of January which is Wellington Anniversary Weekend. The Building Debate took up a bit of Time and there are now two pretty Solid Plans in the Pipeline which will both be explored further and Voted on by all Club Members in a Postal Ballot in the near Future. It has been discovered recently that the big Green Water Tank has been Stolen from the Clubrooms Site.
Club Contact Details:
PO Box 296
Kapiti Coast, 5036
Phone: (04) 905 7380
19/9/2011 - Calendar Updates
Calendar Page has been updated with new Additional Clubday's from Lake Dunstan and Southland Clubs.
16/9/2011 - Manawatu Power Boat Club
14/9/2011 - NZGP Corrections
The NZGP have moved the Tauranga event to Taupo which will now be held on January 28th 2012 featuring the AE Baker, with the 29th as a reserve day/test day. The North Island GP is still on at the February 4th & 5th Regatta.
12/9/2011 - NZGP Event Changes
The NZGP have moved the Tauranga event to Taupo which will now be held on January 28th & 29th 2012 featuring the AE Baker. The North Island GP is now moved to the March 3rd & 4th Regatta at Karapiro.
11/9/2011 - Wellington AGM
Business as usual at the Wellington AGM with no changes made to the committee.
There have been talks with the Council regarding the widening of Ramp and getting rid of the two derelict boats. It is hoped that this work will be carried out well before the next Regatta giving an extra 12m of Ramp Space.The Modified Hydroplanes will be using a Crane situated by the Yacht Club.
WELLINGTON POWER BOAT CLUB INC
Lower Hutt 5040
Phone (04) 586 0919
Fax (04) 293 7034
Mobile 027 416 5070
4/9/2011 - Manawatu Power Boat Club Inc AGM
28/8/2011 - Modified Hydroplane Drivers Club AGM
Today's AGM saw plenty of discussion about the future of the Class and how best to get back on track.Last year there were limited numbers on the water and with a lot of Boats out there and at least 3 new comers to the Sport in older Boats, it was decided to concentrate on Getting the enthusiasm back into the Sport.
A Committee has been set up to decide the best way to run the Top Gun Series. They will be seeking input from the Members whom were not in Attendance at the AGM to see what is the best way forward.
Modified Hydroplane Club Has Trophy races at Tauranga for the Flamecrusher and Karapiro for the Marsh Motorsports Trophy's. The New Zealand Title is at Lake Kaniere and South Island Title at Southland with the North Island Title in Wellington. The Club has 4 Trophies the two presented today(see pictures below) as well as the Midnight Trophy which has been previously used for most Handicap racing and the Frank McLeod Trophy for Hi Points, the club is keen to present all these Trophies at the end of the Current season.
Contact Tony Hall
8 Sylvia Way
Te Horo Beach
Kapiti Beach 5581
Phone:(06) 364 3437
President: Steve Mathieson
Vice President: Brodie Mathieson
Secretary: Tony Hall
Treasurer: Terry Mathieson
Northern Zone Executive: Gavin Thomas
Central Zone Executive: Colin Gapper
Southern Zone Executive: Wayne Wells
27/8/2011 - Series 3000 AGM
Today's AGM showed signs of an improving season to come. There should be 8 Series 3000 boats running in the North Island this year and already 3 of those Boats are planning on racing at the Nationals in Easter at Lake Kaniere. The Series 3000 Drivers Club Series will be run at 5 Regattas in 2011 starting with Mangakino in January, Wellington and Goldcup in February, Wanganui in March and the 5th will be either Ngakuru or the Nationals at Lake Kaniere depending further discussions. The offer has been made to the Formula 3 Club to Join in the Series for this year with one boat confirmed as entry already.
Patron: Selwyn Coker
President: Allan Steiner
Vice President: Paul Robertson
Secretary/Treasurer: Noeline Steiner
Last year there was no Series ran due to a lack of Boat Numbers so no Trophy was presented.
Brian(above) took Venom to the Goldcup 2005 Regatta and gave the Boat a shakedown race before handing it over to Bruce(below). Bruce Packer ran the rest of the Season under the Venom Name.
25/8/2011 - Modified Hydroplane Drivers Club AGM
25/8/2011 - New Northern Zone Delegate
25/8/2011 - Series 3000 AGM
21/8/2011 - Wellington Power Boat Club AGM
Wellington Power Boat Club AGM & Prize Giving
Saturday 10th September 2011
AGM starts 5pm at the WPBC Clubrooms
Afterwards Prize Giving and BBQ with bar facilities
16/8/2011 - Race Date Change
The NZGP Downtown Wanganui Regatta has been moved to 3rd and 4th December 2011.
1/8/2011 - Clubmans
1/8/2011 - Licence and Boat Registration Forms
Please attach your completed
Boat Registration and Drivers Licence Application
Medical Examination Form
Proof of current membership to an affiliated club for the ensuing year
Dunk Test Certification or Certificate (if applicable)
UIM Acknowledgment & Agreement Form (To be completed if not held a licence since 2008 and for all new drivers)
UIM Therapeutic Use Exemptions Form (if applicable)
The Boat Registrar
P O Box 30-833
LOWER HUTT 5040
26/7/2011 - Keith Parker
The Lakeland Club wish to express their Condolences to the Family of Keith Parker who Passed away this Week.
Keith was a Life Member of the Lakeland Club.
26/7/2011 - Clubmans
Clubmans Scrutineering in the Central Zone.
Robin & Dania Strachen house at 3 Takitimu Rd, Raumati Beach.
From 11am till say 3pm with a fish & chip lunch.
There is plenty of room to park boats there, so bring yours & also any boat parts you want to sell.
We will also have our outboard specialist there + 2 N.Z.P.B.A. scruiteneers, to go over what you need to make your boat race ready.
We will also try to have the new red helmets there, for those that want them to order them.
24/7/2011 - NZPBA AGM News
Presentations were made to the Following Drivers.
Sam Hughes "The Situation" Accepting the Glenvale Driver of the Year an Award he shares with Paul Burtenshaw "Provocative" after both Drivers scored 45 points for the Season.
Remits and Amendments can be read in the following PDF File.
The New Zealand Power Boat Association Nationals will be held at Lake Kaniere April 7th and 8th 2012, This is Easter Weekend and should be Good Event. The Lake Kaniere Yacht & Power Boat Club last held the Nationals in 2006.
22/7/2011 - News from Friday Night at the NZPBA AGM
Elected Officers of the NZPBA for 2011 - 2012
John Ryan was presented with an Award for his 17 years of dedicated service on the NZPBA Executive. Tomorrow will see the Remits and Recommendations discussed as well as the Race Dates Confirmed.
21/7/2011 - Powerboat Racing on Sky TV
Their was a little bit of Coverage from the Manukau/Auckland regatta on Sky TV Tonight. The North Island Formula Two Championship and the EC Griffith cup was Shown. Those Lucky enough to have Sky might be able to catch one of the Repeats The Show is Fujitsu Red Pass often on Sky Sports 2.
13/7/2011 - 2012 UIM Unlimited Displacement World Series
The dates and venues for the next World Series has been released.
Saturday & Sunday 12th & 13th May, 2012
Mildura Ski Club, Murray River, Mildura, Victoria.
Saturday & Sunday 19th & 20th May, 2012
Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith , New South Wales.
For More Information Visit the Fastwater Website.
3/7/2011 - Wanganui Motor Boat Club AGM
The Wanganui Motor Boat club has held its AGM and elected the following to lead the Club:
President - Jason Buttimore.
Vice President - Steve Rosewarne.
Secretary/Treasurer - Valerie Gee
WANGANUI MOTOR BOAT CLUB INC
8 Brassey Street, Waverley 4510
PH & Fax 06 346 5311
Email: Valerie Gee
20/6/2011 - Harris Race Radios
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Today, Harris Race Radios serves MSNZ, NZV8, NZV8Ute, TRS, Wanganui Cemetery Circuit, Manfield Autocourse, Hampton Downs, Targa NZ, NZ teams to Bathurst, Nurburgring Johnny Mac, Angus Fogg, Crage Baird, etc. with world-Class specialised radio- and intercom systems to the race control and various teams. Despite the earpiercing noise of the racetrack, these systems enable failure-free communications between race control, teams and drivers etc.
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13/6/2011 - Wanganui Motor Boat Club AGM
The Wanganui Motor Boat club has moved its AGM to the new date of 2nd July 2011 at 2.00pm. Held at the Clubrooms in Wanganui.
13/6/2011 - Clubmans / Mini Boat Test Day
6 boats turned up for our 1st run on the water. Hoping for 8 or 9, maybe some thought the weather was not going to be good. The weather was brilliant & stayed good for our entire run. We started with a course about 150 meters long & then made it a triangle with two of the straights about 250 m long.
A number of the Interested onlookers managed to have a run in the Boats. The next Test and Tune day will be in October Thanks to Scotty Dennis our outboard specialist, Bruce Packer who organised the use of the clubrooms & Barry Brown who brought his rescue boat.
Also one of our group members, has a 10' Tunnel Hydro, which I will have a photo of soon to send out. The owner is looking for offers & is going to be very reasonable so it sells. By the sound of this boat it should be suitable for an outboard between 15 to 20 hp. If anyone Knows of any other Boats/Engines or Safety Equipment that may be Helpful to this Group then please contact:
11/6/2011 - Clubmans / Mini Boat Get Together
The Clubmans and Miniboats from the Lower North Island are having a Test and Tune Session at Wellington clubrooms Tomorrow from 10am. Its a Chance to help out the members with there boats and help out with set up and Advice. All are welcome and there will be more sessions planned in the future.
Contact Bruce Packer
Phone: 04 9387147
11/6/2011 - NZPBA AGM
The NZPBA Annual General Meeting will be held
7.30pm 22nd July 2011
9.00am 23rd July 2011
Comfort Quality Hotel.
All clubs will have the information you need to attend the AGM.
The AGM will elect Officers to take the Sport into the Coming Season. Race Dates will be Finalized and Remits for Rules and Rule Book changes will be voted on. Your Club will be holding a Meeting to discuss these matters before the AGM it is Important that you attend these Meetings and have a say on the future of the Sport.
Contact Raewyn Palmer if you require more Information or wish to Attend the Conference
Lower Hutt 5040
Phone (04) 586 0919
Fax (04) 293 7034
Mobile 027 416 5070
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