The New Zealand Powerboat Federation
2019 UIM River Marathon Jet Boat Class CX World Champions
Justin Hill of Christchurch and Josh Hamilton of Christchurch
2018 UIM Jet Sprint Group A World Champions
Ollie Silverton of Hamilton and Jess Sit of Auckland
Welcome to the website for the New Zealand Power Boat Federation Inc, which was formed in 2002 by a group of power boat racing administrators, representing five codes.
- The acknowledged National Authority for powerboat racing in New Zealand, which administers the international rules and also allocates and presides over all World Championship events.
- Recognised by Sport New Zealand ,receiving funding for specific purposes on behalf of its members.
- Formulated a strategic plan to further its objects in an endeavour to grow the profile, further participation, improve the professionalism and increase publicity of all the member codes.
- Encourages youth participation.
Power boating is a sport that has a large following of people. As with other forms of motor sport, it is not only the persons racing but a team of many voluntary boat builders, riggers, mechanics, and the usual general helpers and organisers which often include the involvement of partners and family members. Each of the member codes also has dedicated groups of volunteer officials who willingly give their time in the interest of our sport. Our Federation is firmly established and has a very competent executive. We look forward to achieving our goals of further growth and the enhancement of the sport of power boat racing in New Zealand.
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Hydro Thunder GP Hydroplane NZ Championship Series
Lake Taupo , Lake Terrace, Taupo
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- Fri 28 Jan 2022, 10:00am–4:00pm
- Sat 29 Jan 2022, 8:00am–5:00pm
- Sun 30 Jan 2022, 8:00am–1:00pm
- GP Hydroplane NZ
Round two of the 2022 Hydro Thunder NZ GP Hydroplane Championship Series at Lake Taupo based on the waterfront in front of the Lake Taupo Yacht Club. Practice day from 10am Friday 28th Jan full day racing Saturday 29th finishing 1pm on the Sunday in time for the first round of the NZ Offshore Powerboat Championship Series. Racing will also include the NZ Junior Series, Mixed class racing Modified Hydroplanes, Mod VP, Formula One Tunnels. Best viewing form the Lake Taupo Yacht Club or the Waterfront. For further information contact Rod Vennell 0276122762 or Denise Preece 0272503504.
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APBA Releases 2022 Offshore Racing Schedule
With the Offshore Powerboat Association , Powerboat P1 and Race World Offshore as race-producing member-organizations, the American Power Boat Association had no shortage of offshore races to consider sanctioning this season. That subject was among the topics during the organization’s annual meeting last week in Orlando, Fla., and now the APBA competition schedule for the 2022 season is complete.
The eight-race 2022 American Power Boat Association Offshore National Championship Series kicks off May 21-22 in Cocoa Beach, Fla. Photos by Pete Boden copyright Shoot 2 Thrill Pix .
Here’s a quick look at what’s on tap this year:
APBA National Series Races
May 19-22—Cocoa Beach, Fla. June 4—Lake of the Ozarks., Mo. July 2-3—Sarasota, Fla. July 31—St. Clair, Mich. August 6-7-— Michigan City, Ind. September 3-4, St. Petersburg, Fla. September 30-October 2—Clearwater, Fla. October 8—Fort Myers Beach, Fla.
APBA/Union Internatonale Motonautique World Championships
November 6-13—Key West, Fla.( All catamaran classes ) November 19-20—Englewood Beach, Fla. ( All V-bottom classes )
APBA Regional Races
May 15—Ocean City, Md. June 12—Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. July 10—Eastlake, Ohio September 10-11—Morehead City, N.C.
World titles in the catamaran classes will be decided at November 6-13 event in Key West, Fla.
For the eight national events, the Offshore Powerboat Association will produce the Lake of the Ozarks, St. Clair, Michigan City and Fort Myers Beach contests. The organization also will produce the Englewood Beach world championship event, as well as all the regional races. Powerboat P1 will produce the Cocoa Beach, Sarasota and St. Petersburg events. Race World Offshore will produce the Clearwater contest and weeklong Key West event.
As noted above, Englewood Beach will be the official site of APBA/UIM World Championships for all V-bottom classes. In 2021 the Southwest Florida venue was home to the APBA/UIM Worlds for the Bracket classes.
The adoption of the Mercury Racing 860 engine as a power option for the Super Cat class was not finalized during the APBA meeting—nor was a decision on a drop-race format, a setup in which teams get to drop their worst result in a given race series.
The Spec and Bracket V-bottom classes will vie for world championship honors in Englewood Beach, Fla.
“The meetings went well,” said Rich Luhrs, the chairman of APBA’s Offshore category. “We resolved a number of things. But we still have a lot of work to do before the season begins.”
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