Hydro Thunder – Taupo Race Schedule

Hydro Thunder – Taupo Race Schedule

Scrutineering – Friday and 8am Saturday morning.

Friday January 25th General Testing from 9am-3pm

Saturday January 26th

7.30-8.30 – Scrutineering
8.30am – Circuit Drivers Briefing
8.30-9am – NZ Water Ski Racing
9-10am –  All class racing
10-10.30 – NZ Water Ski Racing
10.30 – 12 Midday –   All racing

Everyone off the water by 12 midday no noise because of concert

1pm – NZ Offshore CPR Course at Suncourt Hotel
2pm – 4pm – NZ Offshore Dunk Test in front of the Taupo Yacht Club

Everyone off the water by 12 midday no noise because of concert.
Juniors can race on Saturday afternoon as they don’t make any noise to interfere with the concert.

Sunday January 27th
8.30am – Drivers Briefing
8.30am – 9am- NZ Water Ski Racing
9am-11am – Hydroplanes/Other circuit classes
11.15am – GP Hydroplane Race x 2 heats of 4 boats
11.45am – 12.15pm- Other circuit classes
12.15pm – 12.30pm – NZ Water Ski Racing
12.30pm – Offshore first half hour race
1pm – GP Hydroplane Race x 2 heats of 4 boats
1.30pm – Offshore last half hour race finish 2pm
2pm – 4.30pm – Hydroplanes /Circuit races.
3pm – GP Hydroplane Race Final – 6 boats in the Final

Masport is extremely proud to once again be associated with the NZ Grand Prix Hydroplane Champs and celebrating its 92nd year sponsoring the Masport Cup in 2017. Masport unquestionably has a historic attachment with New Zealand speedboat racing. In 1922 Miss Masport won the NZ Powerboat Association’s championship reaching 31mph. At an average speed of 28mph on a timed course she became New Zealand champion. In 1925 Mason and Porter (now internationally known as Masport) donated a cup to be competed for by the top speed boats of the country, thus was born the Masport Cup, the symbol of supremacy in New Zealand speedboat racing. So in downtown Tauranga over the weekend of 4th & 5th March 2017, we wish all the best to those competing who have put the weeks, months or even years of work into their craft, and look forward to celebrating with the next triumphant challenger to have their name inscribed onto the Masport Cup.

Steve Hughesmasport-1
General Manager –  Masport

Taupo – 25-26 January 2020

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