Spectating what you need to know – Timaru 2019

Welcome to the round 7 of the NZ Offshore Powerboat Championship.

Best viewing of the race will be from Caroline Bay

Timaru is a port city in the southern Canterbury region of New Zealand, located 157 kilometres (98 mi) southwest of Christchurch and about 196 kilometres northeast of Dunedin on the eastern Pacific coast of the South Island. The Timaru urban area is home to 29,100 people, and is the largest urban area in South Canterbury, and the second largest in the Canterbury Region overall, after Christchurch. The city is the seat of the Timaru District, which includes the surrounding rural area and the towns of Geraldine, Pleasant Point and Temuka, which combined has a total population of 47,300.
Caroline Bay beach is a popular recreational area located close to Timaru’s city centre, just to the north of the substantial port facilities. Beyond Caroline Bay, the industrial suburb of Washdyke is at a major junction with State Highway 8, the main route into the Mackenzie Country. This provides a road link to Pleasant Point, Fairlie, Twizel, Lake Tekapo, Aoraki / Mount Cook and Queenstown.


Saturday 18th May

7:30 – Scrutineering

8:00 – NZOPA Drivers Briefing

8:15 – Safety boat briefing which covers NZOPA and NZBMC race

10:00 – Race 1 Starts – NZOPA

11:00 – Race 2 Starts – NZOPA

12:00 – 12:30 – Port of Timaru Pilot boat display in Caroline Bay

12:30 – NZBMC Drivers Briefing

1:00 – NZBMC race start which incorporates nominated speed

Prizegiving – 5:00 onwards

Race Course:

Author: Jeremy Ward

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