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After many days of rain we woke to a bright sunny morning in Napier for the final race of the season.  The seas were calmer than we often encounter at this venue and with a number of championship titles still up for grabs, crews were looking forward to some fast paced action for their final battles out… Read more »


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Some of the country’s most impressive powerboats will descend on Napier this Saturday, 12 April, for the final of the New Zealand Offshore Championship series, ‘Thunder on the Bay’. At least 15 boats – some capable of speeds up to 200km/h – will compete in the finale, which is dubbed the V8 Supercars event of… Read more »


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Welcome to the final round of the NZ Offshore Powerboat Championship proudly brought to you by Red Steel in association with Shed 2. Napier is a thriving seaside town, with a population of 58 100. Home to the Port of Napier and known worldwide as the Art Deco Capital, every year more than 20,000 people… Read more »


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What started out as an action packed two day Festival of Speed quickly changed thanks to Cyclone Lusi. The winds whipped up Lake Karapiro preventing all forms of racing on the lake with the exception of the sturdy NZ Offshore Powerboating contestants who thrive on a bit of rough water. This didn’t come without some… Read more »


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With dolphin safety at the forefront of many minds, everyone was on high alert. With 3 helicopters in the air and almost as many patrol & marker boats as competitors, the race got off to an excellent and uninterrupted start. Crowds along the foreshore at Bay of Islands Yacht Club and the Waitangi Treaty grounds… Read more »


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Welcome to Round 4 of the 2014 Offshore Race Series. The Bay of Islands is a unique natural outdoor playground with some of the most beautiful waterways and scenery in the world. This event will continue to be a fixture on the offshore calendar with the inclusion next year as a full championship round.   … Read more »


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Offshore powerboat racing is coming to the Bay of Islands again on March 1, offering a spectacle as boats thunder across the water at high speed. Offshore powerboat racing is seen as the equivalent of the Formula 1 series. JB Marine Offshore Powerboat Races take place at 11am, the first race lasting about 40 minutes… Read more »