Welcome to Round 1 of the NZ Offshore Powerboat Championship hosted by Pitch’s Bar Taupo.
Supporting Sponsors: Great Lake Taupo, Heli Sika, Gull Force 10, Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board, Steiner & Moses Engineering, Acceleration on Water and Shot360 Photography
This is an exciting offshore venue right on the Taupo Lakefront. A holiday destination which is a popular for fishing, water sports, shopping, skiing and has fantastic attractions such as Huka Falls, the Prawn Farm and geothermal activity.
Boats will be on display at Northcroft Reserve both before and after the race, which kicks off at 12.30pm and 2:00 pm – two 30 minute races with a 1 hour break in between. Before and after racing head to the reserve and have a chat to the teams.
Race day Program
Sunday 29th January 2017
7:00am Set up of marquees, race pits, bus (North croft Reserve) No Tents on the Lake front.
8:00am Scrutineering of day entries
9.00am Race day entries close
9.00am Combined Briefing at the Race Caravan, Lakefront (all competitors, Patrol and Mark boats)
12.30pm First race start of the Thunder on the Great Lake 2017
1.00pm First race finish – 1 hour break
2.00pm Final race start – 30 min race
4.00pm to 7.00pm: GP Hydroplane Racing
Approx 4:45pm Finish & break-down of marquees and clear reserve
6:00pm Onwards Pitch’s Bar , full menu available.
7:30pm Prize giving to commence followed by dancing the night away!