The Manukau Auckland Speedboat Club, New Zealand Grand Prix Hydroplane Drivers Club in association with Acceleration on Water Ltd would like to invite you to a great weekend for the 2020 NZ Powerboat Nationals & 95th Masport Cup at Lake Karapiro February 8-9th 2020. To date we have over 80 entries which is awesome thank you to all of you who have entered. Lots of racing both days with several feature races on Sunday Marsh Motorsport, Masport Cup, Moult Gold Cup and the Dennis Taylor Memorial.
LIVE Streaming: The event will be live streamed watch our face book and website for the link
Accommodation: Onsite camping facilities please make your bookings at the Karapiro Domain Office phone 078274178. Please contact Cambridge I- site centre if you require some help with seeking accommodation ph. 07 8233456. Accommodation is pretty booked up in Cambridge they do still have camp sites available
Prize Giving Saturday & Sunday: The downstairs bar in the complex will be open both Saturday and Sunday from 11am, we will have a Prize giving Saturday afternoon as soon as the racing is finished around 4.30pm to present the NZ Titles. Sunday we will do the same straight after the racing
Safety & Rescue: Marine Medical Services will be on the water with two paramedic divers, others to assist will be Andy Laurie, Link Clarke, NZPBA Rescue team and Manukau Auckland rescue boat Thom Hesketh.
Liquor Ban: Domain grounds and Camping There is a 24/7 Liquor band in place in the Domain grounds and the camp grounds, however the bar will be open in the bottom room of the complex you are welcome to have refreshments their during the day from 11am- 7pm both days
Gate Entry: is $20.00 per adult per day children 12yrs under FREE – Each team will be given (5) tickets, you are welcome to purchase more tickets at $10.00 You can collect your tickets on Friday from me. If you have to pay to get in the gate then we will reimburse you and give you passes for the Sunday.
Saturday night: Gourmet in the Gardens is on in the grounds by the lodge from 4-8pm they have heaps of yummy food if you are looking for dinner.
Security: There will be security on site overnight from 6pm-6am Friday, Sat & Sunday nights
Friday: Practise the Lake will be open from 12 midday if you wish to test you have from 12-4pm to do so. There will be divers and a medic on the water also.
Scrutineering: We will be scrutineering on Friday and would like to get as many boats done as possible to make it a lot easier on the Saturday morning, please make sure you have been checked before you go on the water Friday.
For those who have an air system in their boats can you please check that your air fittings are up to date we had a couple of issues at Taupo with some that were not.
Safe travels to you all if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org or 0272503504