30/1/23

nats poster 1NATIONALS KARAPIRO 2023

This is our biggest event of the year so get your entry in now.

Featuring all the classes that make our sport so great.

Lake Karapiro Feb 11th & 12th.

Entry Form 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


23/1/23

TAUPO POSTER HTHYDRO THUNDER RD3 TAUPO INFO

 Only four days till we race again on Lake Taupo, the weather conditions are looking good for both days.

This year we did apply to run later in the day with the new layout on the Taupo Waterfront

there will be plenty of people around to enjoy the racing. If you haven’t already entered please

email denise@accelerationonwater.co.nz we have racing for all classes if you don’t

have the numbers then we will put you in one of the mixed racing classes please note briefing Friday is 11am.

 

Entry form Taupo


 

19/1/23

lakeland pbcLAKELAND REGATTA PROGRAMME

  • Friday 20th January
Scrutineering: 4.30pm to 6.30 pm
  • Saturday 21st January
Scrutineering: 7am to 8.30am
Driver’s Briefing: 9am
Testing: 9.30am to 10.15am
Racing starts: 10.30am
1. Clubmans
2. Lion Foundation - Series 3000 N.I - Heat 1
3. Juniors
4. V8 Flatties
5. F1 Series
6. NZCT - Grand National N.I - Heat 1
7. Mod VP & Formula V
8. Procom N.I - Heat 1
9. Hydro’s
10. Clubmans
LUNCH BREAK - 45 minutes
11. Lion Foundation - Series 3000 N.I - Heat 2
12. Juniors
13. V8 Flatties
14. F1 Series
15. NZCT - Grand National N.I - Heat 2
16. Mod VP & Formula V
17. Procom N.I - Heat 2
18. Hydro’s
19. F1 Series
20. V8 Flatties - all in
  • Sunday 22nd January
Scrutineering: 7am to 8.30am
Driver’s Briefing: 9am
Testing: 9.30am to 10.15am
Racing starts: 10.30am
1. Clubmans
2. Series 3000
3. Juniors
4. Prostock & Procom
5. F1 Series
6. Hydro’s
7. Mod VP & Formula V
8. Clubmans
9. Series 3000
10. Juniors
LUNCH BREAK - 45 minutes
11. Prostock & Procom
12. F1 Series
13. Hydro’s
14. Mod VP & Formula V
15. Geyserland Heating, Rotorua – Master of Mangakino
2nd Fastest
16. Master of Mangakino 1st Fastest 10
PRIZEGIVING WILL COMMENCE APPROXIMATELY AN HOUR AFTER FINAL RACE

 


17/01/23

Joe Robinson's Passing

From behalf of everyone at the Nzpba we send our condolences to Joes Family 

at this time. Joe passed away today after his long battle with Cancer.

HI CHIC Marton January 1972.

 


 

10/1/22

MASPORT CUP LAKE KARAPIRO CLUB ENTRY FORM

The New Zealand Grand Prix Hydroplane Drivers Club will be hosting the 98th Masport Cup

at their Regatta Lake Karapiro 11-12th February .The Masport Cup will be run on

Sunday 12th February.

Entries for the Masport Cup race are Club entry only.

Can you please forward your club entries along with the $10 entry fee per boat to.

NZGP Hydroplane Drivers Club

PO Box 13216

Onehunga

Auckland 1643

Or email: denise@accelerationonwater.co.nz

Club Form

 


6/1/22

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5/1/22

SUMMER RACING EVENTS COMING UP

 Over the next two months we have plenty or racing around the country to explore.

Starting with 

  • Lakeland Regatta January 21/22nd
  • Hydro Thunder RD3 Lake Taupo January 27/28th 
  • Lake Kaniere Club Day Jan 28th
  • NZPBA Nationals Lake Karapiro Feb 11/12th
  • Manawatu Gold Cup Feb 18/19th

For entry forms Click Here

 


31/12/22

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM EVERYONE AT THE NZPBA

Happy New Year Fireworks In Background Banner Photo

 


29/12/22

LAKELAND REGATTA ACCOMODATION 

Accommodation for Lakeland Powerboat Regatta weekend available $150
night, 2 bedroom + sleepout/bathroom.

Contact Julie for details.
0274854788

 


27/11/22

EVENTS FOR THE NEW YEAR.

 The new year is almost here .

Four major Regattas over the coming 2 month to satisfy your racing needs.

Entry Forms Link Here

  • Lakeland Regatta Lake Maraetai Jan 21/22
  • Hydro Thunder RD3 Taupo Jan 27/28
  • Nzpba Nationals Hydro Thunder RD4 F1 Series and Masport Cup 2023 Feb 11/12
  • Manawatu Gold Cup Feb 18/19

 


25/12/22

MERRY CHRISTMAS 

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24/12/22

CHRISTMAS WEEK MEMORIES

1956.2.11


23/12/22

CHRISTMAS WEEK MEMORIES 

Slip Ray Karapiro 1971

SLIP RAY iii Karapiro 1971. ii

 

 


 

22/12/22

CHRISTMAS WEEK MEMORIES

 1953. ATLANTA.

 


21/12/22

CHRISTMAS WEEK MEMORIES

MAGPIE Tug Wilson Picton 1970

 MAGPIE Tug Wilson Picton1970.


20/12/22

CHRISTMAS WEEK MEMORIES

 INBOARD OUTBOARD? Commando 1988

1988.5 NZ POWERBOAT COMMANDO IV


19/12/22

CHRISTMAS WEEK MEMORIES

Flak Junior 1960 New Brighton

Flak Junior 1960.


18/12/22

CHRISTMAS WEEK MEMORIES

Each day now until Christmas we will share a rare picture from the pass.

Bel Air 1960.

 


13/12/22

Final logo UIM Env Award 20222022 UIM ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD - APPLICATIONS PROCEDURE

 

The UIM is proud to launch the application procedure for the "2022 UIM Environmental Award"

 

WHAT IS THE UIM ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD ?

This award recognizes outstanding environmental leaders, whether individuals or organizations that have excelled in the year 2022 in inspiration, vision, innovation, leadership, and initiatives to the benefit of the Environment.

 

WHO CAN APPLY ?

UIM Member Federations, racing teams, boat builders, engine manufacturers, universities, research centers, scientists, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s), event organizers, companies and individuals are all eligible for the “2022 UIM Environmental Award”.

 

WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF THE RECOGNITION ?

The winners of the 2022 Environmental  Award will be announced in an official press release distributed to more than 1500 international media representatives, UIM partners & Sponsors, Promoters, World  Champions, National Federations and stakeholders.

 

HOW TO ENTER ?

Please complete the below Entry Form and return it no later than 27th January 2023 to the UIM Secretariat by email: uim@uim.sport

 Entry Form

 


11/12/22

Calendar Updated

This years calendar has now been updated to show the cancellation of the Tauranga event.

Revised calendar Here

 


10/12/22

TAURANGA HYDROTHUNDER 

Unfortunately due to circumstances outside of our control this event has been cancelled. We hope in the future that we can cement this venue, we are currently working on a replacement venue for this Hydro Thunder New Zealand Series round an announcement on this will be made early next week.

8/12/22

WANGANUI 100TH REGATTA

 Entry List

Here is the entry list for the 100 year regatta.
Pro Com:
Typhoon
Sundance Kid
PC 69
Pro Stock:
Midnight
Chucky’s Toy
Barrage
Blacklisted
Kodiak
Bold Move
Series 3000:
Ambush
Valhalla
Misty Blue
Buckshot
Fall Out
Daisy Cutter
Hydroplanes:
Challenger
Juniors:
Jenny
Tunnels:
Total Chaos
Formula V:
Game Changer

 

6/12/22

HYDRO THUNDER POINTS RD 2

It was a weekend of strange occurrences for round two of the Hydro Thunder series

on Lake Maratei in Mangakino.

Broken rudders, engines and boats left the field depleted for the final ,with ken Lupton

seemingly unaffected by the day winning from Steve Preece.

Next round Tauranga  14th 15th

 


28/11/22

lakeland pbcLakeland Regatta 21/22 January 

 Featuring North Island Pro Com , Series 3000 , Grand National

Entry Form

 

 

 

 


 

27/11/22

MATT MORRISON MEMORIAL 

Following the unfortunate weather cancelling The New Brighton Regatta the

Matt Morrison Memorial Race will now be held at Lake Rotoiti in march .

More info to follow.

SI titles from this event will now be at Kaniere , Mod VP ,Mod H and clubmans


22/11/22

junior seriesTotal Transport Junior Series 2022/23

 

Joining in with the Hydro Thunder rounds this season is the Total Transport Junior Series for the Nzpba Junior Class boats. Run over five rounds with your
worst round dropped.
With rounds in Wanaka, Mangakino, Downtown Tauranga, Lake Karapiro and Lake Rotoiti,
After round one the points are as follows.

Points to date are:

Wanaka Mangakino
Miss Fairview 75
Road Runner 87
Barracuda 116
The Huntsman 114
Jenny 0
Storm Rider 0
Red Back 0
White Lightning 0
Mischief 0
Bayonet 0
The Blue Dragon 0
Train Wreck 0
Red Rocket 0
Point system for the series will be calculated at 20 points for a 1st place, 19 points for 2nd and so on for the whole field.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at Mangakino.

 


21/11/22

HYDRO THUNDER RD2 PICTURE FACEBOOKHYDROTHUNDER ROUND 2 MANGAKINO DEC 3/4

 The Thunder is returning December 3/4 Mangakino featuring the Mighty GP Hydroplanes in round two of the Hydro Thunder Series.

The New Zealand Grand Prix Hydroplane Drivers Club in association with Acceleration on Water Ltd would like to invite you to a great weekend for the 2022 Hydro Thunder NZ Championship series R2, North Island Grand Prix, Total Transport Junior Series November. Plenty of racing both days for all classes.

 

Saturday Program

Sunday Program

Competitor Info

Entry Form


17/11/22

scary 1END OF YEAR EVENTS

Not long now till the end of 2022.

We still have plenty of big Events this side of the New Year.

Starting with the New Brighton Regatta This weekend at Lake Hood in the South Island on the 19th.

Followed up by Wairarapa clubs club day on the 20th.

After this event we head north to Mangakino for round two of the Hydro Thunder Series.

Then the big one for river racing fans Wanganui Clubs 100th Regatta December 10/11.

All your entry forms are available on the Entry page Here

 

 

 


15/11/22

NEW BRIGHTON CLUB PRESENTS THE MATT MORRISON MEMORIAL 

new brightonGet down to Lake Hood this coming Saturday for some high
speed action on the water. With a full field of V8 runabouts racing for the Matt Morrison Memorial.
As well as South Island titles for Mod H, Clubman’s,
and Mod VP.
They are still accepting regatta entries so it’s not too late! 

14/11/22

Masport Cup Hydro Thunder round one

For all the great videos and results from the Gp Hydro Thunder round check

out the link to the Hydro Thunder Facebook Page.

 


10/11/22

278533540 1371296510009888 6858716118529754142 nMASPORT CUP GLENDU BAY WANAKA NOV 12/13

Can't make it to Glendhu Bay this weekend for the Masport Cup

Hydro thunder will have race by race coverage right on there Facebook page.

With posts of each race just after it happens, as well as pit walks,

driver interviews and other info throughout the weekend.

 

Race program for Wanaka  

Race Program download 


5/11/22

HYDROTHUNDER MANGAKINO  DEC 3rd & 4th

  • TOTAL TRANSPORT JUNIOR SERIES
  • HYDRO THUNDER NZ CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES R2
  • NORTH ISLAND GRAND PRIX

For entry and more details click here


4/11/2022

southlandpbcSOUTHLAND REGATTA POSTPONEMENT

Unfortunately due to weather Southland Powerboat club have had to postpone there

Regatta this weekend. Further details to come.

 

 

 

 


1/11/22

wellingtonpbcWELLINGTON CLUB DAY NOV 26TH

Unfortunately we are having to cancel our club day on the 26th November.
We have been unable to finalise the logistics regarding a Traffic Management Plan for the event, and are working through options for our Regatta in March.
We will be holding a working bee at the clubrooms instead. Hope to see you all there.
Wellington Club

30/10/22

UIM 95th General Assembly Report

(Fujairah, UAE) The 95th General Assembly of the UIM, chaired by President Dr Raffaele Chiulli and Secretary General Thomas Kurth, brought together the world of powerboating for a week of meetings, policy making and elections in the UAE Emirate of Fujairah.

Rest of press release here


29/10/22

November Race dates

As we race onto our second month for this season here is a list of upcoming events and 

links to entry forms if provided.

  • 5th Lake Kaniere club day 
  • 5th & 6th November Southland Powerboat Club Regatta ( Entry Form )
  • 12th & 13th November Masport Cup Glendu Bay Wanaka ( Entry Form )
  • 19th November New Brighton Regatta (Entry Form )
  • 20th November Wairarapa Club Day
  • 26th November Wellington Club and training day 

 


27/10/22

FOR SALE  ALCAZAR II

Nissan Quad Cam 3L V6

Leo Young Hull

17”39” Flat bottom V drive racing runabout

Mid L/H driving position with central bulkhead & forward passenger cabin & removable cowl

80% parts to complete. Unfinished project. Never seen water. Garaged since new.

Contact Damon: 0212455 300 email damonseifert@yahoo.com for full description and photos.

Sensible Offers

Full add download below 

Word Document Add

LEO YOUNG 4

LEO YOUNG 3

LEO YOUNG 2

 LEO YOUNG 1


 

21/10/22

Strikezone Racing” Formula One/Two tunnel


The boat was built by Hoffman Raceboats of USA. It is 5.1m in length & 2.1m wide.

The hull’s centre section is carbon fibre & kevlar with the sponsons made of wood & marine ply.

Is super strong but still light. 

Cockpit is correct race spec with quick release steering and 5 point harness.

Has a tacho, trim indicator, water pressure guage & a pyro guage.

Motor is a genuine Mercury Racing F1 2.0 litre EFI with a Ron Anderson sliding injection & lightened flywheel. Motor was recently rebuilt & has not yet been run. Mounted on a wind up (strong but light) mid-section with a Mark 6 gearbox. Two 4 bladed race props & the original flywheel are included. There are also some spare parts including another Mark 6 gearbox with no propshaft.

The trailer is dual wheel galvanised with decking. Trailer currently has registration on hold & has no WOF. 

Inspection is recommended before purchasing as boat is been sold in “As Is, Where Is” condition due to it been a race boat. 

Contact Peter on 0277292846 or email pjstrikezone@gmail.com to discuss.

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18/10/22

HYDRO THUNDER JUNIOR SERIES 2022/23

Back after a year away due to covid the Junior Series kicks of in November at Wanaka

and will conclude at Lake Rotoiti in March.

  • Round 1 Wanaka November 12/13 Entry 
  • Round 2 Mangakino December 3/4
  • Round 3 Tauranga January 14/15
  • Round 4 Karapiro February 11/12
  • Round 5 Rotoiti March 11/12

17/10/22

manawatu pbcMANAWATU CLUB CLUB DAY KILO WEEKEND

 23rd & 24th November Manawatu River 

For entry Form click Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


13/10/22

nzgp dcNZGP DRIVERS CLUB GLENDU BAY COMPETITOR UPDATE 

 The New Zealand Grand Prix Hydroplane Drivers Club in association with Acceleration on Water Ltd would like to invite you to a great weekend for the 2022 Hydro Thunder NZ Championship series, 97th Masport Cup, 57th AE Baker at Glendhu Bay, Wanaka 12-13th November. Lots of racing both days for all classes,

also featuring Round 1 of the NZ Formula One Series.

For the rest of the update click Here

 


12/10/22

FORMULA ONE TOUR 2022/23

 

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11/10/22

SOUTHLAND POWERBOAT CLUB REGATTA KILO 5 & 6th NOV

southlandpbcSaturday Kilo 

Sunday Feature Races

  • Ray Black Memorial for Conventional Hydroplanes
  • Phil Brown Memorial Inboard Hydroplanes
  • Wes Varcoe Memorial Outboard Open

A fantastic weekend of racing in the deep south enter now and enjoy the great hospitality of the Southland club.

Entry Form

 

 

 

 


10/10/22

WANGANUI REGATTA 100TH

WANGANUI MOTOR BOAT CLUB 100 YEAR REGATTA DECEMBER 10TH/11TH 2022

FEATURE EVENTS SATURDAY: #

  • 100 YEAR RACES FOR EACH CLASS OVER 2 HEATS,
  • TROPHIES FOR 1st, 2nd & 3rd

SUNDAY: FEATURE RACES:

  • RIVER CITY 3000,
  • GOLD MIST TROPHY,
  • FRED ROBINSON MEMORIAL,
  • KING OF THE RIVER

Entry Form

 


6/10/22

FOR SALE 

Dewald Prop 9 1/2 x 15 1/2" on a 7/8" spline 
Used once 
 
$1500 Aust plus shipping
Ph +61 409799093
Tony 

29/9/22

nzgp dcHYDRO THUNDER GLENDHU BAY WANAKA 

 

Just released your Entry form for this exciting new event in Glendhu Bay Wanaka.

Please find attached the entry form for this Hydro Thunder Regatta.

More info to follow about the event and the race program.

For entry and details click Here.

 


27/9/22

NEW BRIGHTON REGATTA LAKE HOOD NOV 19th

new brighton pbc

Regatta Entry Form for Saturday 19th November 2022 Lake Hood Ashburton

Entry Form

 

 


23/9/22

nzgp dcMASPORT CUP ENTRY INFO

2022 Masport Cup entry info pack below.

Please if you wish to enter, have your entry in via your club by Oct 12th.

Entry Info

 


23/9/22

HYDRO THUNDER TESTING AND JUNIOR TRAINING OCTOBER 15/16

Open to all classes:

START TIME: 9.30am both days

Medics and safety teams on site both days

Please make sure you have a current ROW, Boat registration and Race License as

these expired in September. (ROW) we will try and get some done on the day if required.

Standard entry fee is $100 PER DAY - 16 years and under are FREE

Entry info Here

 


 

22/9/22

MATT MORRISON MEMORIAL 

 The New Brighton Power Boat Club Inc welcomes you to enter the 2022/23 season Matt Morrison Memorial Trophy .

This event will be held at Lake Hood, Ashburton on 19th November 2022.

As per NZPBA rulebook the entry fee for each of your club members is $20.00 per entry to be paid with

your written entry by the closing date of one month prior to the regatta. Entries close 5pm on 19th October 2022.

If you are eligible please follow the instructions on the attachment below.

Matt Morrison Memorial

 


19/8/22

Reinforced Cockpit Reminder

 

The following is a reminder to all drivers of Reinforced approved cockpits.

  • All drivers of Nzpba reinforced approved cockpits must

Have a minimum of 2 inches (5cm) clearance from the top of your Helmet to the inside of the cockpit.

(Measurement A)

 

  • Also, the top front of the cockpit will be a maximum of 4 inches (10cm) below eye level.

(Measurement B)

 

You need to meet these requirements to be able to race, this will be checked during RWOF and scrutineering.

Also, as the season approaches is a good time to check the mounting and age of your harness.

You can use the Nzpba RWOF and Scrutineering guide for mounting and position checks.

It’s now Located on the website under the Nzpba info heading (subsection Documents).

A copy has also been sent out to all club secretaries.

 Any Questions feel free to contact Brendon.

 

NZPBA Executive

 

 

 


18/9/22

NZPBA LICENCE FORM 

If you need a printable version of this years Licence/Registration Form that

is now available Here.

 


12/9/22

Bluebridge NZPBA Discount Conditions 2022/23

Bluebridge Ferries have once again given all our members are great deal for the coming season.

The conditions and code to use are available here.

thumbnail Bluebridge timetable 2022

 

 


11/9/22

RWOF AND SCRUTINEERING GUIDE 

At this year’s conference the use of the Rwof and Scrutineering Guide was raised.

This guide was created to provide our drivers and boat owners with a better overall inspection of their race craft, during Rwof and Scrutineering.

This guide is to help train and refresh our scrutineers. It has now been uploaded to the website under the Nzpba info main heading -sub section Documents. It will also be sent out to each club secretary.

If is highly recommended that all scrutineers read this prior to undertaking any checks during the coming season.

We also encourage all drivers /Owners to take the time and read this Guide as well.

 

 

Any Questions feel free to contact me via email or phone via contacts page

Brendon Hall

 

Nzpba Executive

 


8/9/22

CHANGE OF DATE

Due to a clash with another event the NZGP Testing and Training weekend is now 

October 15th and 16th.

Any further questions please contact the GP club.

 


5/9/22

DON HARRIS FUNERAL

LOCATION

Robert J Cotton Funeral Directors

697 Main st Palmerston North 

1pm September 6th


2/9/22

cwbc logoCAMBRIDGE WAIKATO POWERBOAT

CLUB DUNK TESTING

CWPBC will be hosting season 2022/23
Dunk testing in Tauranga on Saturday 17th September 2022.
Open to all Drivers and all Clubs.
8.30am to midday at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Aquatic Centre,
Windermere Campus, Tauranga.
Turn into gate 2 and follow driveway to the Aquatic centre on your left.
Cost $50.00
What do I need - Overalls, Helmet and Breathing gear (if desired).
Just turn up inbetween those times and pay cash on the day (sorry no eftpos).
Any questions contact Toni 022 6731730

1/9/22

don harris 2Don Harris Obituary

Its with great saddest we announce the passing of long time Manawatu Club Member Don Harris.

Racing hydroplanes like Scotch Mist and Hydropower, Don was a long time fixture in the Manawatu club and around the country. 

To Don's family our condolences at this time.

Funeral details to follow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


26/8/22

NZPBA BOAT EXAMINER RWOF & SCRUTINEERING GUIDE

 To Help with providing our drivers and boat owners with a better overall inspection

of there race craft during WOFS and Scrutineering we have uploaded to the website

the Boat Examiner RWOF & Scrutineering Guide.

This guide was compiled a few years ago to help train and refresh our scrutineers.

If is required that all scrutineers read this prior to undertaking any checks during the coming season.

Clubs are responsible for this action.

The Guide is available Here for download and also on the main page of the website under Nzpba Info (Documents)

 


24/8/22

wanganuimbcWanganui Training Weekend October 29 & 30th.

The Wanganui Motor Boat Club will be running a club training weekend at

Lake Ratapiko on the 29th & 30th October.

Below is the entry form, entries will also be accepted on the weekend or you can email them

to Emma - wanganuimotorboatclub@gmail.com

 

Entry Form

 


21/8/22

Wairarapa Powerboat Club

Wairarapa Membership form now available for all those

looking at joining the club as a driver or supporter.

Membership Form


17/8/22

WEBSITE SERVICE UPDATE

Service and update to contacts page is now complete. To find contacts look under the Heading of 

Nzpba Info. Here you will also find Nzpba Documents and the Link to entry forms that have been released.

 

Webmaster


17/8/22

WEBSITE SERVICE

The contacts page is currently offline for service should be up and running again later tonight.

Any urgent requests email secretary@nzpba.com.

 

Thanks

Webmaster

 

15/8/22

NZPBA LICENCE AND BOAT REGISTRATION FORMS 2022/23

All your licence and Boat Registration forms are now available under the Document heading on the main page.

Or just click Here

 


11/8/22

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS RULE 43

The Season is fast approaching ,time to check those Fire Extinguishers comply with rule 43.
Rule 43
Fire extinguisher, one per boat immediately available in pit area or on service vehicle
in pit area. Specifications: A minimum of one extinguisher, size no less than 2.5kg.
Extinguisher characteristics to be one of the following:- ABC (multi purpose) stored
pressure dry powder type, halon 1211 or 1301 (BCF of BTM) or equivalent.
*Equivalent: A product having an efficiency and non-toxicity at least equal to halon
1211 or 1301 (BCF of BTM).
Note: Halon 1211 or 1301 (BCF of BTM) are no longer available new and are being
withdrawn from service as per the Ozone Layer Protection Act. C02 type is not acceptable.
Extinguisher to carry current NZ certification annually.

5/8/22

NZPBA CALENDAR 2022-23

Hot of the press your 2022-23 race Calendar featuring all the big events we all enjoy .

More club days will be announced in due course ,so lets go racing..

Calendar 2022-23

 


1/8/22

Bernie Walsh Funeral

Update on the funeral service for Bernie Walsh.

Funeral will be held Friday 5th 10am at the cathedral of blessed Virgin Mary

Grey st Hamilton east.

 


30/7/22

bernie walshBernie Walsh Tribute

Bernie Walsh former president and Patron on the NZPBA has passed away.

Bernie had a long career in powerboat racing from driver to official.

On behalf of everyone at the Nzpba we send our condolences to his Family as this time.

 

 In 2013 a driver profile was completed with Bernie's help for the Manawatu club.

We Couldn't think of a better tribute then to share the link to this article below

 

 

This profile starts a couple pages in from the April 2013 Manawatu Clubs News letter.

 

2013 Manawatu River Rumours profile

 

 


20/7/22

f1 thumbMolgaard Marine

It all started in the early 70's with the first open catamaran made in plywood.    

Later came the introduction of narrow cockpits and safety cockpit, Canopy and so on.

Today we are developing most of our moulds by 3D modelling

and rapid tooling for better faster and more precise moulds.

Website Link

 

 

 

 

 

 


16/7/22

Margaret Dustin Obituary

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Margaret Joan Dustin, 80, our loving devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all whose lives she’s touched, on July 14th 2022. She left us peacefully, while surrounded by family, in Rotorua, New Zealand.  

Margaret was the beloved wife of Dennis for 60 years, devoted mother to Wayne and Craig, Mother in law to Sandra, dedicated Grandmother to Ryan, Aimee and Jorja, Harry and Charlotte, proud sister to Barbara (Deceased) and Eileen (Deceased), Sister in law to Brian and Shirley, and adored mother to fur baby Lottie.  

Please join us in celebrating her life Tuesday morning July 19th at 11am at the Christian Life Centre, 20/18 Biak Street, Rotorua, 3015. 

  Dustin Family


4/7/22

ROUND 2 GRAND PRIX AMERICA HYDROPLANE SERIES

Round 2 in Madison Indiana last weekend once again had the Lupton boys at the front

with Ken Lupton taking the win from Austin Eacret in the Final.

Round one winner Jack Lupton started the final from pole but could only manage a 6th in final due to his oxygen

supply hose coming disconnected. Next up is a return to HRL series and Valleyfield Quebec .

Madison Facebook Link

Jack Lupton Link

Ken Lupton Link

 

 

1. GP-33 Lupton Motorsports 770 Points
2. GP-577 Lucas Oil Racing   675 Points
3. GP-79 Bad Influence           665 Points
4. GP-12 Schellhase Racing   375 Points
5/6. GP-14 Hearn Motorsports 365 Points
5/6. GP-15 Happy Go Lucky    365 Points

29/6/22

GUNTERSVILLE HYDROFEST 2022

Corey Peabody brought home the Gold Cup at the 2022 Hydrofest on Sunday.

The win is the second of his career. Peabody was declared the winner after the finalists

of two preliminary heats were disqualified for infractions that happened before the final heat began.

Defending champion, Jimmy Shane, 36, of San Antonio, Tex., was victorious in each preliminary

heat he entered during the two-day contest. After he finished the last heat, however, officials ruled that

he had violated the minimum speed rule.

The hydroplanes are required to maintain a speed of at least 80 miles per hour handing the win to

Peabody .


25/6/22

Guntersville Programme 2022

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24/6/22

 Guntersville H1 Coverage 2022

Stay up to date with the coverage of H1 Unlimited round one this weekend by clicking #

the link to live coverage sessions  H1 Live Sessions

 


20/6/22

GRAND PRIX AMERICA SERIES JUNE 25-26

Round one of the H1 Unlimited is this coming weekend in Guntersville Alabama.

Featuring the Apba Gold Cup  and the Grand Prix America Series.

The final roster of Grand Prix's for Grand Prix America presented by Knighten Industries on Lake Guntersville for the Southern Nationals. Grand Prix America is proud to have a fleet of 12 Grand Prix's at the season opener on the South's Fastest Water. We will be running three sets of heats 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 3A, 3B, and a 6 boat Final Heat.
Here are the Grand Prix's:
GP-12 Schellhase Racing Owner: Bob Schellhase
GP-14 Hearn Motorsports Owner: Richard Hearn
GP-15 Happy Go Lucky Owner: Jerry Hopp
GP-20 Miss Jagoe Homes Owner: Larry Linn
GP-24 The Kraken Owner: Dave Muzinski
GP-33 Lupton Motorsports Owner: Jack Lupton
GP-35 TM Special Owner: Ron Thompson
GP-50 Freedom Owner: Ken Brodie
GP-52 Wanna Bee Racing Owner: John Grigg
GP-79 Bad Influence Owner: Mike Grendel
GP-525 Fat Chance Owner: Joan English
GP-577 Lucas Oil Racing Owner: Ken Lupton
For more news and updates go to Grand Prix America 

19/6/22

UIM ENVIROMENTAL AWARD

Monaco-based shipbuilder Lanéva Boats has won the prestigious 2021 UIM Environmental Award

in recognition of its ongoing commitment to the production of fully electric luxury boats.

And while Lanéva collects the top honor, there are also Special Mentions for Environmental Benefit

and Innovation for electric boat builder Laguna Trasporti and Italian technology company Test1.

Full article here

 


9/6/22

GP Hydroplane Points table after round 2 HRL 

  1. Andrew Tate           195pts
  2. Yannick Leger        159pts
  3. Ken Lupton             133pts
  4. Kennith Brodie          91pts
  5. Jack Lupton              89pts
  6. Marc Lecompte         88pts
  7. Mike Monahan          86pts      
  8. Jeff Bernard              80pts 

 

7/6/2022

HRL SERIES ROUND 2 BEAUHARNOIS

The victories of driver Andrew Tate continued at the 15th Beauharnois Regatta as the American from Walled Lake, Michigan, once again did the double in each of the Hydro 350 and Grand Prix finals to steal the show at the event held at Bourcier Park.

“Driving in one final after the other is always tough, especially when the conditions are difficult on the water,” commented Andrew Tate in an interview on the dock in the pit area.

Holding the Grand Prix pole with two first place finishes, Tate literally surged to the initial turn at the start and gained a few boat lengths on New Zealander Ken Lupton. The GP-777 “Steeler” stayed in the lead, chased by the GP-577 “Lucas Oil” until lap 3before the new “Kiwi” boat came to a halt due to mechanical problems.

Click link to read complete article


5/6/22

GCUP8 small2H1 UNLIMITED SEASON 2022

 The 2022 Unlimited season kicks of on June 25-26 in Guntersville Alabama.

Featuring the APBA GOLD CUP . 

For more info and links click Here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


31/5/22

Promising HRL GP Debut for Yannick Leger

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield – Reliability, beyond engine power, remains a guarantee of success

in the Grand Prix class of hydroplanes and this is what Yannick Léger was able

to appreciate at the Cambridge Regatta (Maryland).

Clickon the link to read the rest of the article

 


29/5/22

IMG 7352Hydroplane racing League RD1

After RD1 in Cambridge the Lupton boys are on the score board

and ready to continue there charge in the 2022 HRL Hydroplane series.

1st  Andrew Tate     90pts

2nd Yannik Leger    71pts

3rd  Ken Lupton      57pts

 

6th Jack Lupton       20pts

For more up to date news results head on over to the HRL website

 

 


17/5/22

Propeller Magazine 

The APBA website for the American Powerboat Association is full of great info

to keep you going this winter with back copies of the Propeller Magazine available

for download online.

To check these out click the link below

Propeller Magazine

 


16/5/22

H1 UNLIMITED HYDROPLANE SERIES 2022

jimmy shane2H1 Unlimited is set to begin its spring training for the 2022 season in Vancouver with as many as four boats running for the first time after the winter offseason. The H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Series begins June 25-26 with the Gold Cup in Guntersville, AL.

“Unlimited hydroplanes are 28-foot-long race boats capable of running top-end speeds approaching 200 m.p.h.,” said Race Director Nelson Holmberg, a Vancouver-native who’s been involved in the sport since they last ran in Vancouver in September 1979. “They’re spectacular to see, not just the speeds these impressive machines travel at, but also the stunning 150-plus foot long roostertail the propellers throw into the air behind them. It’s a beautiful display of the powers of water and mechanical engineering.”

Boats in town for the Vancouver exhibition will be on public display from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 19, before moving into the pits to be set up for Friday’s test day. The Thursday display will be on Phil Arnold Way in downtown Vancouver at the Block 24 parking lot, south of the Hilton Vancouver. Enter at 4th Street off of Columbia Way. The pits, being on private property, will not be open to the public.( ref H1 website)

For more info click here


15/5/22

HYDROPLANE RACING LEAGUE 2022

 With the New Zealand season winding down its time to switch over to Canada/america for your racing fix.

This years HRL series features the Lupton family in the GP class with both Ken and Jack racing in brand

new boats. The Luptons are chasing the HRL title in the GP class so Keep up to date with them ,

via Facebook and the HRL website.

Website

 

 

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22/4/22

DOUG CAMERON

Sadly Doug Cameron has passed away this afternoon ,a true legend on the water.

Many a lap raced over the years behind the wheel of his Miss Print Boats ,he will be missed.

MISS PRINT V Doug Cameron 427 cu in Chev.

 

 

 

 

 


13/4/22

 E1 SERIES

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The E1 Series is the world’s first and only electric powerboat racing series. The series was established to create an exciting, competitive racing platform to promote sustainable electric watercraft and reduce the environmental pressures being placed on the ocean, rivers and lakes.

The UIM E1 World Electric Powerboat Series will see up to 12 teams competing on the water in spectacular global race locations. The pilots will tackle tight and technical circuits, reaching speeds close to 50 knots (93 km/h or 58 mph) behind the wheel of the RaceBird powerboats designed by SeaBird Technologies and Victory Marine.

For more info click here


12/4/22

LAKE KANIERE REGATTA PROGRAMME

KANIERE DAY 3

KANIERE DAY 2


7/4/22

MANAWATU GOLD CUP RERUN MAY 21/22

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Following the flooding that cancelled the March date the Manawatu club are happy

to announce the new date for the event of May 21/22. .

If you have paid already no need to pay again just re-enter on the website.

New entrys as more than welcome just click on the link below. 

Enter here

 

 


6/4/22

UPCOMING EVENTS

With the season winding down here is a an updated list of events still to run this season.

  • Lake Kaniere 16/17 April 
  • Lakeland Regatta Lake Mangakino April 23/24th
  • Manawatu Gold Cup Regatta May 21/22
  • New Brighton Club day May 8th
  • New Brighton closing day May 22nd

Need to enter then click Here   

 

 


3/4/22

lake kaniere pbcLAKE KANIERE REGATTA ENTRYS

Final Entries. Shaping up to be a good weekend!

Thanks to all that got their entry through before the due date.
If you haven't done it yet, please get your entry payment through.

 Entry Form

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28/3/22

lakeland pbcLAKELAND REGATTA MANGAKINO APRIL 23/24TH

Featuring NI Clubmans,UU and Formula 1

Entry form

 

 

 


24/3/22

manawatu pbc

MANAWATU GOLD CUP

We are all go for the Regatta this weekend at Manawatu.
The weather has been a bit wet so maybe pack the gumboots.
If you haven't already entered, the link below for this:

 

 

 


 


18/3/22

Strikezone Racing” Formula One/Two tunnel


The boat was built by Hoffman Raceboats of USA. It is 5.1m in length & 2.1m wide.

The hull’s centre section is carbon fibre & kevlar with the sponsons made of wood & marine ply.

Is super strong but still light. 

Cockpit is correct race spec with quick release steering and 5 point harness.

Has a tacho, trim indicator, water pressure guage & a pyro guage.

Motor is a genuine Mercury Racing F1 2.0 litre EFI with a Ron Anderson sliding injection & lightened flywheel. Motor was recently rebuilt & has not yet been run. Mounted on a wind up (strong but light) mid-section with a Mark 6 gearbox. Two 4 bladed race props & the original flywheel are included. There are also some spare parts including another Mark 6 gearbox with no propshaft.

The trailer is dual wheel galvanised with decking. Trailer currently has registration on hold & has no WOF.
 

Inspection is recommended before purchasing as boat is been sold in “As Is, Where Is” condition due to it been a race boat. 

Contact Peter on 0277292846 or email pjstrikezone@gmail.com to discuss.

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17/3/22

FOR SALE CLUBMANS BOAT

 Junior/Clubman - Reflex/Tennessee hull, gutted and refurbished 2018 with Mercury Sea-pro 25HP (electric start).

$2,500 turn key, no trailer.

Great little starter boat, safe and easy to drive .