Spectating what you need to know – Napier 2019
Mar07

Spectating what you need to know – Napier 2019

Welcome to Round 4 of the NZ Offshore Powerboat Championship in Napier city. Napier is a thriving seaside town and known worldwide as the Art Deco Capital, vibrant café culture as well as antique shops, art galleries, and plenty of boutique stores. Race day is Saturday, 16 March 2019. The boats will be set up at the Napier Sailing Club before racing, come down and check them out up close. First Race is at 12noon and the second race is...

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Want to be a Patrol Boat in Whitianga?
Feb25

Want to be a Patrol Boat in Whitianga?

Want the best seat in the house this weekend at our Whitianga round of the NZ Offshore Powerboat Series? ————– We are in urgent need of patrol boats for Saturday and if anyone knows anyone please contact Denise on 0272503504...

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Spectating what you need to know – Whitianga 2019
Feb22

Spectating what you need to know – Whitianga 2019

The racing is based from the large reserve approximately halfway along Buffalo Beach. It is slightly elevated and has excellent views of the whole course. This will be where the team tents, Race Truck, commentator and food caravans will be positioned. Launching will be at the public ramp First Race is at 12noon and the second race is at 1pm. To view the race the best place is from Buffalo Beach. Saturday, 2th March 2019 7:30 am – 8.30...

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Gisborne Preview
Feb07

Gisborne Preview

Preview Race two of the New Zealand Offshore Powerboats 2019 series takes place on Saturday 9th February out east in Gisborne. This year’s race is expected to be fast with very little swell and light winds. The first race of the 2019 series two weeks ago in Taupo was called off after the first race due to very rough water, Officials made the call to pull the second race for safety reasons. First out in front in the Super boat...

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Spectating what you need to know – Gisborne 2019
Feb05

Spectating what you need to know – Gisborne 2019

  Viewing: Before racing starts there will be a street parade at 10am, this will go from Grey Street and then down the main street back to the Tatapouri Ramp launching area. Best viewing is midway beach or why not try Peppers Bar and Restaurant on top of Midway Surf Club, book a table have something to eat and drink while race is on.   McCann’ics Enzed Race Day Program Saturday 9th February 2019 9.00 Combined briefing...

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Taupo LIVESTREAMING this Sunday
Jan25

Taupo LIVESTREAMING this Sunday

This Sunday, Round One of the NZ Offshore Powerboat Series will be livestreamed as part of the Hydro Thunder GP Hydroplane Series. Race one starts 12.30pm, below is the full schedule being streamed. 8.30am – 9am- NZ Water Ski Racing 9am-11am – Hydroplanes/Other circuit classes 11.15am – GP Hydroplane Race x 2 heats of 4 boats 11.45am – 12.15pm- Other circuit classes 12.15pm – 12.30pm – NZ Water Ski Racing 12.30pm – Offshore first half...

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Entries are hotting up in Superboat 600 class
Jan23

Entries are hotting up in Superboat 600 class

The entries are hotting up in Superboat 600 class with round 1 at lake Taupo set to commence in just a matter of days. Mike Gerbic has put together a brand new American built Doug Wright hull powered by twin 300XS Mercury outboards and with the experienced Mike Knight at the helm they will without doubt be a competitive entrant. No stranger to this class Mike Knight has driven the Barely Legal cat both in Australia and NZ but is...

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Spectating what you need to know – Taupo 2019
Jan14

Spectating what you need to know – Taupo 2019

Viewing: This year we will be based at the car park the top of the hill on Ferry Road. Viewing of the race can be from Ferry Rd as well as all along Lake Terrace. There are two Spectator Viewing areas within the race course. As well as Offshore Powerboats, there will be Hydroplane and Water Ski Racing as per the race program below. Race Map: Race Day Program Sunday 27th January 2019 7:00 am Set up of marquees, race pits, bus (Ferry...

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2019 Championship Entries – Deadline Extented
Jan10

2019 Championship Entries – Deadline Extented

For those who are intending on competing for championship points in 2019, the fee payment deadline on the forms is 13th January. Due to the lateness of the forms going out and the closeness to the holidays we are extending this to Friday the 18th January at 5pm. Please be aware of this and get onto submitting the forms, these WILL NOT be accepted at the first race. Here is the Championship Licence entry form: 2019 Championship Licence...

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2018 NZ Offshore Season Prizegiving Results
Aug28

2018 NZ Offshore Season Prizegiving Results

Coleen Carson Wilkinson Sword – Colleen Carson Peter Wingate and Kane Wingate Sports 225 – Chindit: 3rd Jason Frost Sports 225 – ECU Chips: 2nd Corey Dunn – Colin Dunn – Paul Ludeman Sports 225 – CRD Automotive: 1st Glenn Powell Sports 300 – Equalizer: 2nd Mike Gerbic and Gordon Robinson Sports 300 – Espresso Engineers: 1st Shan Martin and Aaron Fletcher Classic – Race 4 Life: 1st...

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NZ Offshore Prizegiving this Saturday
Aug22

NZ Offshore Prizegiving this Saturday

We are pleased to confirm this year’s AGM and Prizegiving will be held at the Novotel Tainui in Hamilton on Saturday 25th August 2018. Calendar of Events:  Pre Prizegiving drinks: 5.30pm Dinner: 6pm Prizegiving: 7pm sharp Band: 8pm   Prizegiving is in the Fairfield/Pukete Room at the Novotel Tainui Hamilton. Click here for the map The AGM will be held at...

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2018 AGM and Prizegiving Details
Jun11

2018 AGM and Prizegiving Details

We are pleased to confirm this year’s AGM and prize giving will be held at the Novotel Tainui in Hamilton on Saturday 25th August 2018. The prize giving tickets will be $85 per adult. If you would like children’s pricing please send me the number of children and age and I will confirm for you. If you could please confirm numbers attending asap via return email (malcolm.janine@gmail.com) so we can confirm numbers with the...

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