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NZPBA News Page March - October 2013
If you have any news updates please contact the Secretary , or Someone from the NZPBA on the Contacts Page.
If you have any NZPBA historical memorabilia including club newsletters, magazines, photos or other related material that we can have or borrow, copy and returned to you, please contact the Historian nzpbahistorian@nzpba.com
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29th September 2014 - Club Dates added to the Calendar

Calendar for the 2014/2015 Season
PDF File of 2014/2015 Race Dates

21st September 2014 - Manawatu Power Boat Club AGM

Manawatu Power Boat Club INC
Election of Officers from the Manawatu AGM held on 21st September 2014

Patron: Colin Robinson
Commodore: Jamie Knight
Vice Commodore: Daniel Hall
Rear Commodore: Derek McAdam
Secretary: Phillip Hoskyn
Treasurer: Brenden Hall

Rex Dixon Memorial for Clubmanship Presented to Alan James

Stirrers Shovel
Well be Presented at the Goldcup Regatta

The Manawatu Power Boat Club has been invited to display Boats at the Manawatu Show at the Manawatu Arena on November 14th, 15th, 16th 2014. This is a great chance to showcase and promote the Central Zone Regattas. Any body wanting to display please contact Jason on 021 1322 550 or Alan James Email jane.hodgson@xtra.co.nz

Phillip Hoskyn
805 Rapanui Road Wanganui 4500

21st September 2014 - Wellington Power Boat Club AGM

AT 5.00 PM

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

16th September 2014 - Southland Power Boat Club Entry Form

Regatta 25th & 26th October 2014
Oreti River, Invercargill.
Featured Events:
South Island F3
South Island Clubmans
South Island Juniors

Southland Entry Form

P O Box 1066
Invercargill 9840
Andrew Railton
PH (03) 216 9737
Mobile 021 348 648

Email: mister.railton@gmail.com

16th September 2014 - Central Zone Dunk Test

Central Zone Dunk Test
Sunday 19th October 2014
Coastlands Aquatic Pool.
10 Brett Ambler Way(behind the Council Buildings at 175 Rimu Street)
10.30am till 12.00pm.
Diver to be named & the Instuctor will be Brenden Hall.

Please book with organiser:
Tony Hall.

1st September 2014 - Entry Form

Training Weekend 8th & 9th November 2014
Lupton's Lake
Training Day / Clubday

WANGANUI MOTOR BOAT CLUB INC & Central Zone Power Boat Association Inc.
152 Pembroke St
New Plymouth
Angela Buttimore
Ph (06) 753 0181
Mobile 027 237 4565
Email: j_abuttimore@xtra.co.nz

Training Day Entry Form

21st August 2014 - NZF1 Tour Dates

At the NZF1 Powerboat Tour AGM, We had 10 F1 Drivers attend + crew. It was a really great positive meeting.

The points structure has been changed to include a more 'even' spread of points after 3rd place. (same as the UIM F1H2O points system)
Points will also be given to Qualifying (Hot Lap) Standings at the same amount as a Race.
Pole positions will also be determined based on a range of results and will still include 2 X Reverse Grid Races per Round.

No more "drop your worst round" and double points at Round 5 in Cromwell

Tentative Rounds for the 2014/2015 NZF1 Powerboat Tour

Round 1:


15th -16th November 2014
Downtown Wanganui
Hot Laps - Race 1 Scratch - Race 2 Scratch

Round 2:


31st January - 1st February 2015
Hot Laps- 4 x 10 lap races

Round 3:


28th February - 1st March 2015
Hot Laps- 4 x 10 lap races

Round 4:


4th -5th April 2015 (Easter)
Hot Laps- 4 x 10 lap races
Round 5:
24th -26th April 2015 (ANZAC)
Cromwell (NZ Nationals)
Hot Laps- 4 x 10 lap races

10th August 2014 - Vale John Robinson

John Robinson aged 65 passed away on the 6th August peacefully in New
Plymouth Hospice after a battle with cancer.

These are the 2 boats he raced in the 60's and early 70's in the 1600 hydro
class and 1600 V bottom class.

Both John and his brother Joe Robinson raced boats and they have enjoyed
attending regattas since they stopped racing boats themselves.

John will be dearly missed by friends and family.

7th August 2014 - 2014/2015 NZPBA Licence Forms

2014/2015 NZ Powerboat Medical Form 07.08.2014
(7 Page Document with all Medical UIM forms all must be filled out and sent in each Year)
Must have Adobe PDF Reader to Open and Print this File

2014 / 2015 NZPBA INDEMNITY FORM FOR MINORS 07.08.2014
(1 page document)

(1 page document)

(3 page document)

The Boat Registrar
NZ Power Boat Association
21 Hall Road
Paengaroa R D 9
Te Puke 3189
Western Bay of Plenty


Junior Licence's will take longer to process due to them being sent to the MSA for Approval.

A Reminder of rule 44. (Page 40) which includes:
"All licence applications must be applied for 14 days prior to any event and include proof of current membership to an affiliated club for the ensuing year."

6th August 2014 - NZPBA Historian

The NZPBA is pleased to announce that Merv Sowden will be working with the Association as a Historian.
Merv is the son of Gordon Sowden who wrote about and photographed Power Boat Racing in the 50's and 60's for Sea Spray magazine. Merv has also spent time as secretary of the Manukau/Auckland Speed Boat Club.

Merv has plans to create some booklets documenting the History of Powerboat Racing and has already amassed some great history and a boat registrar numbering in the 1000's.

It would be very much appreciated If you have any NZPBA historical memorabilia including club newsletters, magazines, photos or other related material that we can have or borrow, copy and returned to you, please contact the Historian

NZPBA Historian
Merv Sowden
64 Carnoustie Dr
Auckland 2103
Ph (09) 267 0885
Mob 0273 577 668
Email: nzpbahistorian@nzpba.com

27th July 2014 - NZPBA AGM 


Patron: Bernie Walsh
President: Malcolm Wotton
Vice President: John Ryan
Secretary: Raewyn Palmer
Treasurer: Shirley Wotton
Southern Exc: Ben Ryan
Southern Exc: Craig Stevenson
Central Exc: Mike Wotton
Central Exc: Jason Buttimore
Northern Exc: Ian Warmington
Northern Exc: Scott Coker
NZPBF Delegate: Ben Ryan
NZPBF Delegate: John Ryan

NZPBA Nationals 2014/2015
Lake Dunstan
Friday 24th
Saturday 25th
Sunday 26th
April 2015

Confirmation of the Other Major Race details will be available ASAP.

Glenvale Driver of the Year Adam Parker

King of the Nationals Winners Certificate Ken Lupton

23rd June 2014 - Central Zone Special Meeting

Central Zone Special Meeting
13th July 2014 Sunday 1pm
Wanganui Motor Boat Clubrooms

152 Pembroke St
New Plymouth
Angela Buttimore
Ph (06) 753 0181
Mobile 027 237 4565
Email: j_abuttimore@xtra.co.nz

6th June 2014 - Vale Jeff Robinson
Funeral Notice:
ROBINSON, Jeffrey (Jeff, Godfrey, Grandpops)
On Wednesday 4th June 2014, aged 70. Much loved father of David and Jacinta, Kay and Fred Clark, Paul and Lisa, Yvette and Kevin, and Grant. Adored Grandad of Patricia, Jacob; Nathan, Emily; Nash, Joel, and Jay. Great Grandpops of Storm, Jade, and Shane. Loved former husband of Maud and Andrea. Jeff will be lying at home. All most welcome.
Contacts are Kay 027 288 9522 and Andrea 027 269 1223.
A service to celebrate Jeff's life will be held in Whenua Tapu Crematorium Chapel, Airlie Road, Pukerua Bay on Monday 9th June at 1pm.

5th June 2014 - Vale Jeff Robinson

Some of you may already have heard the sad news but Jeff passed away early hours Wednesday morning.

Jeff was an active committee member of the Wellington Club for many years and including Commodore for a few years.

I can truly say I will miss the support he gave me in keeping clubrooms running, organizing regattas, fund raising events, helping out with conferences etc...

He has left a huge hole in our club and will be sadly missed.

The Club would like to express its sincerest condolences to the Family's of Jeff at this sad time.

At this moment I don’t no any funeral details but will keep you all posted.

From Raewyn Palmer on behalf of the Wellington Power Boat Club.

Jeff was approaching his 71st Birthday in July and always had something on the go to keep himself busy. His most recent Boat Bavarian was humming along in the prostock class and was a contender in all championships he competed in.


Funeral Details:
Monday 9th June at 1.00pm
further details to follow asap

28th May 2014 - Southern Zone AGM

Southern Zone Officers elected at Southern Zone AGM on 24th May 2014 are:
Patron: Mike Ryan
President: Ben Ryan
Vice President: Craig Stevenson
Secretary-Treasurer: Colin Stevenson
Executive Members: John Ryan, Mark Kelly, Colin Owen, Peter Crowle, Brian Railton, Wayne Wells
New Zealand Executive from Southern Zone: Ben Ryan, Craig Stevenson

SUGGESTED REGATTA DATES FOR 2014/15 SEASON with SI Titles allocated are:
Southland 25-26 October 2014 Formula 3, Clubmans, Juniors
Kaniere 7-8 February 2015 FV, U/U, Mod VP, Grand National, Series 3000, Pro Com
Rotoiti 14 March 2015 Grand Prix, Pro Stock, Mod H, Formula 1
Dunstan 4-5 April 2015 NZPBA Nationals
New Brighton no regatta

17th May 2014 - Central Zone AGM

Central Zone held there AGM today
Elected Officers are:
Patron - Judith Nagel
President - Jamie Knight
Vice President - Adam Parker
Secretary/Treasurer - Angela Buttimore
Central Zone Executive Members - Jason Buttimore & Mike Wotton.

Central Zone Clubs will be Applying to the NZPBA to run there Regattas on the following Dates:
Wanganui Motor Boat Club - 10th and 11th January 2015
Wellington Power Boat Club - 7th & 8th March 2015
Manawatu Power Boat Club - 21st and 22nd March 2015
All Central Zone Clubs run on Tidal water and are very much restricted to what is the best tide for racing on over that weekend.

President Tony Hall thanked all 3 clubs and there Members for working together over the Season to run 3 great Regattas and for all there Efforts in raising funds through the likes of the Central Zone Raffle

Congratulations also went out to the following:
National Title Winners:
Steve Mathieson "Midnight" GNH
Adam Parker "Heat Seeker" Pro Stock & Pro Com
Ken Lupton "Cheetah" GP
Scott Dennis "DSR" F3
Jack Lupton "GP57" Masport Cup

Island Title Winners:
Mason Dunlop "Jenny" SI Junior
Scott Dennis "DSR" NI F3
Bruce Packer "Brooster" NI Series 3000
Brent Frampton "Fast Forward" SI ModH
Daniel Hall "Foreno Tapware" NI ModH
Adam Parker "Heat Seeker" Pro Com & GP

NZPBA Association Trophy's:
Kent Dunlop "Razors Edge" Matt Morrison Trophy
Steve Mathieson "Midnight" Carl Augustine Trophy

5th May 2014 - Northern Zone AGM

Please be advised the Northern Zone Powerboat Association will be holding our AGM
Saturday May 24th 2014 at Masonic Hotel, Duke St, Cambridge at 2pm.

3rd May 2014 - NZPBA AGM

Comfort & Quality Hotels.
223 Cuba Street.

July Friday 25th 7.30pm.
July Saturday 26th 9.00am

Raewyn Palmer
P.O.Box 30-833
Lower Hutt 5040
Phone (04) 586 0919
Fax (04) 293 7034
Mobile 027 416 5070

27th April 2014 - Lake Kaniere Regatta Gallery

Amanda Mcpherson Image Gallery.
Great pictures from Lake Kaniere.

22nd April 2014 - Lake Kaniere Regatta Gallery

Image Gallery.

22nd April 2014 - Northern Zone AGM

Please be advised the Northern Zone Powerboat Association will be holding our AGM
Saturday May 24th 2014 at Masonic Hotel, Duke St, Cambridge at 2pm.

21st April 2014 - Central Zone AGM

Please be advised the Central Zone Powerboat Association will be holding our AGM
Saturday May 17th 2014 1pm in the Wellington Powerboat Club rooms.

21st April 2014 - South Island Clubman Series

Patrick Morris 4th and Ethan French 3rd overall

1st Andy Morris "The Judge"
2nd Craig Merriman "Sonic the Hedgehog"
3rd Ethan French "Chick Magnet"

The Series had a good range of prizes on offer as well as a Boobie Prize of a Pumpkin and Fluffy Dice. The competitors got to draw a prize from a mystery envelope. Hopefully Next years Series will be as much fun and full of great racing as this years one was.

20th April 2014 - Lake Kaniere Yacht and Power Boat Club Regatta

Another great day of Racing at Kaniere despite the showers there were some periods of Sunshine. Lots of Handicap racing for all the boats and another new Junior driver and boat turning up to boost the numbers. I will load up some images later tonight at my next stop.

Alan Ballantyne had a violent crash in Rage at the end of the day when he got caught out by a wake on the front straight in front of the jetty rolling and doing cartwheels in the Boat before resting upside down at the waters edge. quick work by all the Clubmans crews had him right way up in a matter of seconds so he could extradite himself from the cell. Alan was very calm about the whole deal and well have to do quite a few repairs to the boat.

19th April 2014 - Lake Kaniere Yacht and Power Boat Club Regatta Sorry couldnt get into town to update on Saturday Night

Pretty good day of racing despite the Showers. 4 Juniors, 12 Clubmans 3 flattie's and 5 Hydroplanes managed to Attend the Regatta.

South Island Juniors
1st Mason Dunlop "Jenny" 700ts on time by 2 seconds
2nd Alix Macbeth "AB Marine" 700pts
3rd Ethan French "Chick Magnet" 394pts on time by 1 second
4th Patrick Morris "The Judge" 394pts
Very close racing by the juniors with Jenny taking the lead in race one closely challenged by The Judge until on lap 2 The Judge half spun allowing AB Marine in to first and The Judge recovered to finish 4th just behind Chick Magnet into third. Race 2 saw AB Marine slip into the lead ahead of The Judge and Jenny, Jenny had to drive very well to overtake The Judge taking 3 laps to pull off the pass and Chick Magnet was right behind them which made a very close Race and the overall title came down to race times.

South Island U/U

1st Alan Ballantyne "Rage"
2nd Raymond Hart "The Boss"
3rd "Renegade"
Heat 1 and The Boss couldnt make the start and they had trouble getting the Engine to run. Aquanaut was very late on the Start line giving up half a lap almost. Renegade was running extremely well and held off Rage comfortably to win the race Aquanaut did enough to come in third ahead of Thunderstruck. Race 2 The Boss took the lead on turn one and didn't look back the boat going nicely in the water. Renegade couldnt get the boat to start unfortunately which saw him miss out on possibly winning the championship. Rage drove well to come home second in the race and take first in the championship. Aquanaut failed to finish and Thunder struck was third.

South Island FV

1st Colin Chapman "Hot n Sticky"
2nd Andrew Macbeth "AB Marine"
3rd Craig Merriman "Sonic the Hedgehog"
Hot n Sticky being the only FV boat won but a really close battle between the remaining Clubmans boats saw some great racing

South Island F3
1st Andy Morris "The Judge"
2nd Andrew Macbeth "AB Marine"
3rd Craig Merriman "Sonic the Hedgehog"
Again the racing was tight in F3

South Island Pro Stock
1st Richard Smith "Balistic"
2nd "Growla"
3rd Clark Powel "Madaz"
Richard Smith had a pro stock motor in the Boat and went very well winning over the 2 series 3000 entrants.

Kaniere Electric Cup

1st Raymond Hart "The Boss"
2nd Alan Ballentyne "Rage"
3rd Richard Smith "Balistic"

Top Notch Trophy
1st Andrew Macbeth "AB Marine"
2nd Andrew Morris "The Judge"
3rd Andrew Railton "Mad Dog"

19th April 2014 - Lake Kaniere Yacht and Power Boat Club Regatta 7am
They do say here if you can see the hills its going to rain and if you cant see the hills its already raining. Plenty of clear cloud out to the ocean at least but a few showers will be expected. Looking forward to a great weekend.

Update after racing.

18th April 2014 - Lake Kaniere Yacht and Power Boat Club Regatta
The AB Marine Team, Jenny Team and Pincoya made the trip down South for Racing. We three Boats would like to thank Sollys Contractors and Golden Bay Dolomite for there assistance with the Ferry without whom the Juniors would not have been able to travel down. The weather bomb that hit the country was going to make the trip interesting, but surprisingly there was no wind on our journey at all. The Ferry was on time and smooth sailing. Blenheim looked like a bit of a disaster zone with plenty of roads closed due to flooding and trees down etc but we found our way through in quick time. Greymouth was hit pretty hard but Hokitika missed the storm.

Lake Rotoiti Friday Morning and a bit on the damp side

Lake Kaniere Friday Afternoon and Sunny skies while setting up the Camp.

4 Junior Drivers Alix Macbeth, Mason Dunlop, Patrick Morris and Ethan French are all ready here and cant wait to get racing, 2 more are expected to arrive. The Boss GP has made the trip over the Haast Pass on Friday Morning. They had 32 boats entered so hopefully they will all show up for some good racing during the weekend.

Very Sporadic cell phone coverage here so no Internet at the Lake. Will drive into Hokitika to do an update after racing.

16th April 2014 - Lake Kaniere Yacht and Power Boat Club Regatta

Despite the odd shower there will still be plenty of action on the Lake this Weekend. Couple of Junior Drivers from the North Island are making the trip down.

10th April 2014 - Mangere Regatta Report

After the unfortunate accident on Saturday the weekend turned into an awesome meeting. Weather conditions were a little challenging but it didn't phase the keen boaties that turned up to support the regatta. Our thanks to all of those persons who made the effort to travel to Mangere much appreciated.

The official results:
North Island Clubmans Title run in awesome conditions
1st AB Marine
2nd On Edge
3rd Legend

Northern Clubman series Handicap Racing, Round 1 and Round 2 were held at Karapiro with the 3rd and final round run on both days with awesome conditions prevailing. Our thanks to those clubman drivers who made the effort to make this series a success. Big thank you from the organiser's.
Two trophies were being raced for one for Clubmans and one for Juniors, closely contested in both divisions.
Final results

Junior Series
1st Alix Macbeth AB Marine
2nd Jaymee Diggelman Manukau Auckland 1
3rd Rat Attack 1 Karl Weller
4th Rat Attack 3 Zac Weller
5th Rat Attack 2 Codi Greening

Clubman Series
1st AB Marine Andrew Macbeth
2nd On Edge Shaun Smith
3rd Jafa Wade Mullins
4th Manukau Auckland 1 Norm Bethune
5th Legend Ross Ledger

7th April 2014 - Mangere Regatta
North Island Clubmans
1st Andrew Macbeth "AB Marine"
2nd Shaun Smith "On Edge"
3rd Ross Leger "Legend"
It was windy and rough racing on the Harbour Apparently. No other results or info Sorry.

30th March 2014 - Wanganui Regatta

Sam Hughes winning the King of the River from Steve Hughes and Richard Smith in Balistic

Racing didn't get underway until after the tide had turned so some of the driftwood that went up in the morning could come back. Nobody hit wood all weekend which is why it was a good decision to wait. Kent Dunlop took his sons boat out the first Clubmans Race and there was some drama on the first turn when he fell out. Lucky Kent's an Outboard technician and soon had the drowned boat ready for action. Its highly unlikely that Luke will ever let him drive again though. The Wanganui Motor Boat Club put on a great weekend.

Wanganui Junior Race

King of the River
1st Sam Hughes "Unfinished Business"
2nd Steve Hughes "Scrapper"
3rd Richard Smith "Balistic"

Goldmist Hydro Cup
1st Steve Mathieson "Midnight"
2nd Alan James "Dundeel"
3rd Brenden Hall "Armageddon"

Ward Furniture Fred Robinson Memorial Cup
1st Richard Smith "Balistic"
2nd Alan Steiner"Misty Blue"
3rd Mike Robinson "Brayka"

River City 3000
1st Noeline Steiner"Misty Blue"
2nd Mike Robinson "Brayka"
3rd Brent Frampton "Brooster"

30th March 2014 - Wanganui Regatta
Another nice day in the River City with racing about to get under way. Armageddon has come up to race and it always goes good on the rivers. No sign of the extra Tunnel yet so not looking good for the F1 Title.
Update the titles after racing this afternoon.

27th March 2014 - Wanganui Regatta

Tunnels and Hydros had a couple of races with Sam Hughes beating home Steve Hughes and Steve Mathieson and Alan James having a good battle back in 3rd and 4th.

The Dunlop boys were flying. jenny had new stronger plates put on the back and the boat sits and runs flat and fast. Redge has a race prop on and is flying beating young Jordan in Buzz. In the Last race Jordan tipped Buzz over and got it wet. The Clubmans racing was pretty even On Edge and AB Marine and Jenny were the pick of the bunch.

The V8's and Series 3000 were running together. Brooster keeps breaking down and Boatary has broken is through hull box and maybe damaged the prop shaft.

A good crowd lining both banks taking in the action today. The GP did two runs but got towed in on run two after a lap. Lots of Titles tomorrow and an early start to the day.

27th March 2014 - Wanganui Regatta

Nice day overcast, so no sun beating down on you. GP here for some demo runs.

A bit of debris floating up the river so its on a delay but a couple of jet skis are going out soon. with most of the Tunnels blowing up last weekend the F1 North Island Title is put back to sunday as a boat is being found to come up and join sam and Steve Hughes for the big races tomorrow. 5 Series 3000 Boats make up the field and will take on the River City 3000 tomorrow. 3 Hydros here and maybe one more tomorrow. 3 Juniors who will have the slower Clubmans join them to make up the numbers. I will try and keep up with them lol and get them on the Gopro for Youtube. 11 Clubmans boats which should be fun racing.

27th March 2014 - Wanganui Regatta

Great weather for this weekend predicted rained here much so the cloudy day on Sunday well be a relief from the Sun.

27th March 2014 - Foreno Tapware

Daniel Hall parked Foreno Tapware up the bank at the Goldcup Regatta. The Boat is remarkably in good shape apart from the Prop. Running over a log in the river on the start wrenched the rudder to the right and up the bank.
(some of these images will open to bigger versions in a new window if you click on them)

Daniel held off Boost on Saturday in most of the races.

Dave Sales Crane drove up the road to pick up the Boat.

Good thing that's a borrowed prop eh.

21st March 2014 - New Brighton

New Brighton Power Boat Club will hold a clubday on Sunday 18th May 2014. All are Welcome.
P O Box 4321
Christchurch 8140
Delwyn Ryan
Ph (03) 385 5868
Mobile 0272 814 659
Email: mddmryan@xtra.co.nz

25th March 2014 - Lake Kaniere Entry Form

The South Island Junior Title has been added to the Lake Kaniere Yacht and Power Boat Club Regatta

Regatta Easter 19th & 20th April 2014
Lake Kaniere, Hoist.
Featured Events:
South Island UU
South Island Pro Stock
South Island F3
South Island FV
South Island Junior
Kaniere Electric Cup
Top Notch Joinery Trophy
SI Clubman Series Round 4 Final

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

2014 Kaniere Regatta Entry Form

23rd March 2014 - Goldcup Regatta

MTF Goldcup
1st Sam Hughes "Unfinished Business"
2nd Adam Parker "Heat Seeker"
3rd Grant Pedder "Bavarian"
4th Steve Mathieson "Midnight"
15 Boats had entered the Goldcup but only 5 boats started in the final as mistakes and breakdowns took care of the rest. There was drama at the first turn with Wasted Nights, Bavarian and Heat Seeker all running hard into turn one and and Heat Seeker and Wasted nights collided with each other causing damage and a retirement to Wasted Nights. In the restart Sam Hughes took the lead and never looked back, Heat Seeker held off Bavarian and Midnight came home forth.

Composting New Zealand Sally Nagel Cup
1st Rory Anthony "Boost"
2nd Alan Steiner "Misty Blue"
3rd Steve Mathieson "Midnight"
First lap was great with Alan Steiner in Misty Blue putting pressure on Boost and taking an early lead but the Turbo in Boost managed to over come Misty blues better turning speed and took the win. Steve Mathieson couldnt match Misty Blues turning and had to settle for 3rd.

First Commercial Bob Dunlop Memorial
1st Kent Dum
lop "Razors Edge"
2nd Richard Smith "Balistic"
3rd Evan White "Wasted Nights"
Raced on the short course Balistic managed to keep up with Razors Edge for a lap before gradually Razors Edge pulled away. Evan White drove a great race to beat home Adam Parker in Heat Seeker.

Plumbing Solutions Ross Knight Memorial

1st Rory Anthony "Boost"
2nd Steve Mathieson "Midnight"
3rd Brenden Hall "Armageddon"
Boost took the lead and never looked back this boat was humming all weekend and really goes great. Steve Mathieson came home 2nd and Brenden Hall was third in Armageddon

22nd March 2014 - Goldcup Regatta

Sorry for the late write up got a bit busy. A full on day of racing today in great weather and more predicted for tomorrow. Pictures up tomorrow night.

Stokes Valley Collision Repair Matt Morrison Memorial
1st Kent Dunlop "Razors Edge"
2nd Richard Smith "Balistic"
3rd Adam Parker "Heat Seeker"
Qualifying for the 9 boats that fronted turned into the 6 boats that were still running. John Ryan in Dancing Bear Too looked pretty good until breaking down and Ben Ryan in Dancing Bear had a bad misfire that didn't go away or Day. Dean Probyn in Lucky Break qualified on merit but had a water blockage and had to miss the race which gave Jeff Robinson in Bavarian a free pass into the Top 6.
Kent dunlop was fastest at 44sec with Adam Parker back at 48 and Richard Smith, Evan White and Ian Warmington close behind.
First Heat saw kent get to the front and opened up a lead to finish about 200 metres in front of Richard Smith and Adam Parker had a very close battle in Second and were probably counting on Kent to have some Bad luck in Heat 2. Heat two and Kent was driving carefully doing just enough to win and not wanting to push hard and risk a breakage. Richard Smith was driving like a demon and pushed the Green machine very had to try and pressure Kent into a mistake. Adam was back a bit in third and didn't have the legs at the end of the straights to do much about Kent and Richard.

Kapiti Architectural Design
North Island Juniors
1st Alix Macbeth"AB Marine"
2nd Mason Dunlop "Jenny"
3rd Patrick Morris "Little Chief"
Alix drove very well to win Heat one over Mason Dunlop in Jenny and Ethan French in Chick Magnet.
Mason had a very wild ride at one point and came ever so close to tipping the boat over on the straight. Chris Ryan from down south had to drive in Pincoya at the last minute due to the first choice boat not getting on the plane. He had a good battle with Patrick Morris in Little Chief just beating him on the line for 4th. in Heat two Mason managed to just hold off Alix for the win so the title was decided on race times with Alix being the fastest boat. The Juniors were very close in Racing in both heats and drove sensibly.

Quin Buildings Direct Carl Augustine Trophy

A walkover win for Steve Mathieson in Midnight taking his 15th win in the trophy. Alan James was back half a lap and Sean Sanderson in Toxic was a good third place and Tony Arthur in Thunderbird in 4th.

Total Bodyshop Supplies
North Island Formula Three
1st Scott Dennis in "DSR Racing"
2nd Andy Morris in "The Judge"
3rd Andrew Macbeth in "AB Marine"
Scott Denis ran away with the Title as to be expected with the only F3 boat in the race.
Andy Morris in The Judge came home second in heat one but in heat two ran over a log and had to limp home in 4th. AB Marine and On Edge and and Mad Dog Maddi were all dicing with positions in both races and this championship came down to a very close points battle.


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