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NZPBA News September - October 2012 Page
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29th October - Training Day for New Drivers

Manawatu Power Boat Club
Training Days & Clubdays
1st & 2nd December

Manawatu River, Foxton.
Featured Events:
Training of new members.
This is also open to any other members wishing to run their boats.

Entry Fee will be $30.
Camping will be available on the Saturday night.
We are hiring toilets but not showers and we are
having a paramedic and rescue boat.

P O Box 296,
Waikanae 5036
Ph (04) 905 7380
Mobile 0275 114 744
Rochelle Dennis

Training/Clubday Entry Form

24th October - Lakeland Power Boat Club Regatta Entry Form

Regatta 5th & 6th January 2013
Featured Events:
Des Geddes
V8 Challenge
Master of Mangakino
North Island
North Island Pro Com

Lakeland Power Boat Club Entry Form

Please help with early entry.

Post Entries to:

147 Rangatira Drive,
Mangakino 3421

ph 07 8828 733

22nd October - NZF3 115hp Test

Ryan Birch from Cromwell has been out testing his new F3 115hp Combination.

The former Luke Sharp Onehunga Panel & Paint boat ran at 76mph on a standard prop and shows promise. There are a couple of boats running the newer 115hp engines this season which may see a resurgence in numbers in the class.

Short Clip

21st October - Steve Hughes

Steve Hughes Has announced that he has resigned his position as the New Zealand Power Boat Association Vice President.

It is with much regret that the NZPBA have accepted Steve's wishes to move forward, and wish to thank Steve for his Racing and Administration throughout his Long Career in the Sport.

18th October - Manawatu Power Boat Club

3rd November 2012 from 7:30pm
Levin Performing Arts Centre
655 Queen Street Levin

Tickets are $20 each making it a cheap night out.
How it works:
· Each $20 ticket gives $10,000,000 of funny money to play on the casino tables.
· More funny money will be available for purchase from the friendly casino bank during the evening.
· At the end of the evening ticket holders can use any funny money they have left or have won to bid for the prizes on offer at an
auction. Each ticket is only able to win one of the prizes to make it fairer on everyone.

· We will have up to seven casino table games for you to play
· Don’t worry if you haven’t played before – learning is part of the fun!

Bar & Snacks:
There will be a bar running with drinks sold at reasonable prices. Non-Alcoholic drinks will be available.
Snacks will be available throughout the evening.

There will be a money raffle sold throughout the evening with the winner taking half the money raised. So the more tickets sold
the bigger the prize to take home!

Contact one of the Manawatu Power Boat Club members listed below to purchase tickets
Rochelle Dennis: (04) 905 7380 or Email: rochelle@kapitidesign.co.nz
Jamie Knight: (06) 368 3539 or Email: j.d.knight@clear.net.nz

To raise funds to help pay for:
Ambulance & Paramedics
Rescue Craft
Rescue Diver
Insurance and other running costs for our 42nd Manawatu Gold Cup Regatta

Prizes confirmed so far are:
2.4 x 2.4 x 2m Garden Shed Supplied by Quinn’s Roof and Buildings, Coventry Street, Levin
Wristwatch Supplied by Rees Jewellers, Oxford Street, Levin
Printer – HP office jet 6500A plus Supplied by SCS Ltd, Raumati, Kapiti
Computer – Toshiba DX1210 All in One Supplied by SCS Ltd, Raumati, Kapiti
2 x 1 month Gym Subscriptions Supplied by Fitstop, Queen Street, Levin
Tui Brewery tour for Two Supplied by Tui Breweries, Mangatainoka
Day Trip to Kapiti Island for Four Supplied by Kapiti Marine Charters, Paraparaumu
Ride in a V8 Power Boat for One at the
42nd Manawatu Gold Cup Regatta to be held on the 29th/30th December Supplied by a Manawatu Power Boat Club Member

Waterblaster Supplied by Kapiti Architectural Design Ltd, Waikanae
$50 voucher for El Gusto Mexican Cantina – Palmerston North Supplied by El Gusto Mexican Cantina, 522 Main Street, Palmerston North
Hot Lap with Martin Short in the Richards Team Motorsport NZV8. At Pukekohe or Hampton Downs Supplied by Richards Team Motorsport
$150 Total Oil Jacket Supplied by H.K Distributors & Total Oil Lubricants Hokio Beach Road
Solo Bungy Jump Supplied by Mokai Gravity Canyon, Taihape
2400w Shredder PlaceMakers Levin
Pearl Necklace Goldsack & Co, 96 The Square, Palmerston North
$100 Tattoo Voucher Ink Tattoo Studio, 44 George Street, Palmerston North

Other prizes still to be Confirmed

Table Sponsors
This evening wouldn’t be possible without the following table sponsors:
Razors Edge – Kent Dunlop
Ian Knight
Dick Henn & Nan McLaughlin
Pincoya - Phillip Hoskyn
Foreno Tapware
Paul Russell – from Canada
DSR Electrical Ltd

15th October - Southland Regatta Info

Regatta 10th & 11th November 2012
Oreti River, Invercargill.
Featured Events:
Saturday:South Island Mod VP
South Island
South Island ModH
South Island Formula 3.

Sunday: Scratch and Handicap racing for all Classes

Entries as per rule book by contacting secretary

P O Box 1066
Invercargill 9840
Rose Willis
Ph 03 2064454
Mob 022 626 4976

Email: powerboat@actrix.co.nz

10th October 2012 - NZF1 Powerboat Tour
Rounds for the 2013 NZF1 Powerboat Tour
Round 1:
24-25 November 2012 - CROMWELL

Round 2:
2-3 February 2013 – KARAPIRO

Round 3:
16-17 February 2013 - TAURANGA

Round 4:
30-31 March 2012 (Easter) – CROMWELL (NZ Nationals)

Although not an official Tour round, most F1 teams have agreed to attend the Downtown Wanganui Event on 8-9 December 2012 to hopefully partake in some Match/Pursuit Racing along side the "Flying Lap". Here is the best video example of how a Match Race works (they do these in the F2 World Championship):
Match Racing Clip

9th October - Central Zone Dunk Testing

Central Zone Dunk Testing
Raumati Heated Pool, Garden Road, Raumati.
All Drivers must use there Race Overalls and Helmet during the testing.
Sunday 14th October From 1.30pm till 3.30pm.
Wellington Power Boat Club Rescue Diver James Donald will be the Diver.
$30 covers all costs including Pool Entry. Observers will need to pay $5.00 pool Entry.

Please Book with Tony Hall
Tony Hall
8 Sylvia Way
Te Horo Beach
Kapiti Beach 5581
Phone (06) 364 3437
Email: tony-hall@xtra.co.nz

6th October 2012 - Lake Dunstan Regatta

Regatta 24th & 25th November 2012
Featured Events:
South Island GP
South Island F1
South Island Grand National.

P O Box 207
Cromwell 9342
Steve Pope
Ph (03) 445 1141
Fax (03) 445 4369
Mobile 027 433 6163
Email: popeysl@xtra.co.nz

Race Convener
Peter Crowle
Email: pl.rlcrowle@vodafone.co.nz
03 4453134
0274 905786
328 Cairnmuir Road

Lake Dunstan Boat Club Entry Form

Entries Close 18th November

20th September 2012 - Northern Zone Dunk Test

Northern Zone Dunk Testing
Garnett Ave
Te Rapa
All Drivers must use there Race Overalls and Helmet(helmets supplied) during the testing.
6th October From 1.00pm till 3.00pm.

$40 covers all costs including Pool Entry. 8 Drivers are needed for the Test so please book early

Please Book with Calvin Hicks
Ph 027 420 6337
Email: calvin@marinemedics.co.nz

9th September 2012 - Wellington Power Boat Club AGM


AT 5.00 PM

Followed by Prize Giving

BBQ and bar facilities available

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

9th September 2012 - Lake Kaniere Regatta New Race Date

Regatta 19th & 20th January 2013
Lake Kaniere, Hokitika.
Featured Events:
South Island FV
South Island Series 3000
South Island Pro Com.

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

8th September 2012 - Series 3000 AGM News

Colin Robertson was Inducted as a Life Member of the Series 3000 Drivers Club by Noeline Steiner.

Michael Robertson "Going Going Gone won the Brian Denham Sportsmanship Trophy.

Series Results from 2012
1st Bruce Packer "Brooster"
2nd Noeline & Allan Steiner "Misty Blue"
3rd Paul & Michael Robertson "Going Going Gone"

Seven Boats have expressed interest in running in the Series for the Coming Season with another two yet to decide if they will race at all this Season.

Patron Selwyn Coker.
President Allan Steiner.
Vice President Paul Robertson.
Secretary/Treasurer Noeline Steiner.

Proposed Race Dates for 2012/13 Series:
Round 1 - Manawatu 29/30 December
Round 2 - Lakeland 5/6 January
Round 3 - Wanganui 26/27 January
Round 4 - Wellington 2/3 March

Contact Series 3000 Drivers Club:
Noeline Steiner
PH (07) 886 8968
Fax (07) 886 8996
Mobile 027 686 9644
Email: noeline.s@xtra.co.nz

3rd September 2012 - Australian Power Boats to Race in NZ

3 Top Australian Power Boat Race Teams will be making the trip to NZ over the Xmas/New Year Period to compete in 2 Regattas at the Manawatu and Lakeland Clubs.

Chris Palmer in "Outlaw" and Alf Ebborn in "Airborne" race in the "BAD" boats Class. "BAD" is short for Blown Alcohol Displacement. These Boats are an Unlimited/Unrestricted Engine and can produce anywhere up to 2200hp. These engines will burn through 100 litres of Methanol in a standard four lap race. The Boats are capable of racing up to 140mph.

Noel Adams in "DJ Pools & Spas" runs in the Formula One Tunnel Boats. Powered by a 2.5 Mercury outboard it reaches speeds of 125mph but can turn on a dime making these boats very exciting to watch.

All three Drivers are looking at taking on the best Boats in NZ in the 42nd Goldcup Race on the tight Manawatu River. The Goldcup has in recent years been dominated by New Zealand's top Tunnel Boat Drivers and the Aussie Bad Boats may just have what it takes to make it to the finish in first place on the tight River Course. The Australians will then make their way to Lake Maraetai at Mangakino where the wide open Lake makes for some great racing with big fields.

Australian images supplied by Renee Gardner and also Rolf Stanisch

3rd September 2012 - Lakeland AGM 1/9/12
Elected Officials for the Lakeland Power Boat Club:
Commodore Malcolm Wotton
Vice Commodore Dennis Dustin
Secretary Julie Gill
Treasurer Peter McLeod

Julie Gill
PO Box 830
Ph: 07 882 8733
Mobile:0274 854 788
Email: boplakeland@slingshot.co.nz

Click the links Below to see the News Pages from the past.
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Race Classes
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Series 3000

Pro Com

Pro Stock

Modified Hydroplane

Grand National Hydroplane

Formula 1

Formula 2

Formula 3



Formula V

Mod VP

Grand Prix Hydroplane

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Secretary 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