FMI Racing Wins Napier Red Steel 100
Apr14

FMI Racing Wins Napier Red Steel 100

Warren Lewis and Andrew Koolen, in the Fairview Windows and Doors Skater 34 won the Red Steel 100 Offshore race in Napier in what could only be called uncharacteristically calm conditions, Wayne Valder and Chris Hanley bringing home Superboat “Profloors” in second place overall ahead of Michael Fletcher and Jason Way in “Total Home Developments” Superboat Lite #S-1. Michael Fletcher and Jason Way in “Total Home Developments” Superboat...

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Whitianga Ice Supplies Offshore 100
Mar24

Whitianga Ice Supplies Offshore 100

Warren Lewis and Andrew Koolen, in the Fairview Windows and Doors Skater 34 took out the Whitianga Ice Supplies Offshore 100 on the Coromandal Peninsula in the weekend. Often appearing deceptively calm from a packed Buffalo Beach, Whitianga’s east coast ocean rolling swells make for spectacular racing and big air, truly testing crews and equipment, no matter the weather conditions. Gordon Robinson and Allan Branch in Superboat Lite...

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Warren Lewis Returns to FMI Racing Winning Placemakers Pakuranga and GJ Gardner Manukau Thunder on the Coast 2015
Mar01

Warren Lewis Returns to FMI Racing Winning Placemakers Pakuranga and GJ Gardner Manukau Thunder on the Coast 2015

Warren Lewis returned to FMI Racing following his retirement two years ago convincingly winning, Placemakers Pakuranga and GJ Gardner Manukau Thunder on the Coast 2015 with Andrew Koolen, at Beachlands in Auckland. The Fairview Windows and Doors Skater 34 reveling in the light conditions, absolutely scorching around the course showing a clean pair of drives to the whole field. Wayne Valder and Chris Hanley in Profloors NZ1 heavier...

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FMI Racing Wins Vertigo Niteclub Thunder on the Lake
Feb17

FMI Racing Wins Vertigo Niteclub Thunder on the Lake

An overcast morning and threatening storm clouds greeted the twenty two crews for Vertigo Nightclub Thunder on the Lake; however by the start of the first race Taupo pulled one out of the box and sunscreen was soon out in force as the weather cleared and the day rapidly became a scorcher, with barely a light breeze and a slight, yet deceptive, ripple on the lake. Taupo truly is one of the really stunning offshore racing locations both...

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NZ Offshore Karapiro Opens Season with Taupo to follow this Weekend
Feb04

NZ Offshore Karapiro Opens Season with Taupo to follow this Weekend

Round one of the NZ Offshore championship kicked off in fine style at Lake Karapiro on the Waikato River; twenty three boats making it to the start line on day one of the Acceleration On Water Festival of Speed. Newly crowned Australian Offshore Powerboat Racing Champions, Wayne Valder and Chris Hanley headed the field in their “Pro-Floors” Superboat, the Kiwi pair leaving the next day to represent New Zealand in Doha, Qatar, in the...

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