NZ Offshore Power Boats

16 April 2016

NZ Offshore Power Boats is coming to Paihia

Offshore powerboat racing started in the 60’s and has become one of New-Zealand’s most well-established water sports. Watching the fleet of multi and mono hull, large and small boats thunder across the water at speeds of up to 200km/h and hearing the distinctive roar of engines is spine-tingling. This is the ultimate “motorsport on water”.

The NZ Offshore Championship season typically starts late January and is an seven race series held throughout the North Island. Since racing began venues have included Taupo, Gulf Harbour(Auckland), Maraetai, Beachlands, Wellington, Tauranga, Napier, Whitianga, Marsden Point, Paihia and Auckland Harbour, all of which offer exciting and challenging courses for the teams competing and an easily accessible spectacle to the public with excellent viewing points.

Racing and race days are a great family event, with many of the teams consisting of father and son, father and daughter and husband and wife. Boats are on display pre and post race giving you a chance to be up close, take a photo or two, and chat with the competitors. Race day action varies from event to event, with kids’ rides and entertainment, aeronautical displays, wildcat and thundercat racing and giveways, all aimed at making sure a fun time is had by all.

Click here for NZ Offshore Power Boat Website


16th April First Race: 1pm – High Tide: 2:57 pm 2 Race Format


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