The New Zealand Powerboat Federation

RECORDS

The NZPBF is proud to acknowledge competitors who have represented New Zealand in Australasian and UIM events, and records held.

AUSTRALASION RECORDS

Grand Prix Hydroplane Class

Graeme Weller

"G-Force” at Lake Karapiro 30/5/2010 280.264 KMH
Certificate # 3370

Aust PBA 2750cc Hydroplane

Steve Mathieson

“Midnight” at Lake Karapiro 30th May 2011 222.394 KMH
Certificate # 3386

Aust PBA 3750cc Hydroplane

Kevin Ireland

“Challenger” at Lake Karapiro 30th May 2011 208.726 KMH
Certificate # 3388

Aust PBA 4500cc Hydroplane

Kevin Ireland

“Challenger” at Lake Karapiro 30th May 2011 219.245 KMH
Certificate # 3387

Aust PBA 7500cc Hydroplane

Peter Knight

The Boss 7/12/85 272.73 KPH

Aust PBA 1750cc Hydroplane

F. McCleod

Miss Wix 3/7/76 207.49KPH

Aust PBA 1750cc Disp.

F. Parker

Laser 22/3/81 128.80KPH

Aust PBA 1250cc Hydroplane

F Gatland

Forty Four 10/11/62 158.38KPH

O/B "C" Class

J Grieg

Moonshot ii 15/4/67 146.34KPH

NEW ZEALAND RECORDS

BP Straits Trophy - Cook Strait Crossing Speed Record

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Date:

27th September 2012

Boat name:

Fairview Windows and Doors

Boat owner:

Warren Lewis

Boat Crew:

Warren Lewis / Chris Hanley

Total elapsed time:

1 hour, 33 minutes and 19 seconds.

Auckland Harbour Bridge to Great Barrier Island & Return Speed Record

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The Speed Record for racing from Auckland Harbour Bridge to Tryphena - Great Barrier Island and Return, administered by the NZOPA and recognised by the NZPBF.

Date:

27th July 2009

Boat name:

Fairview Windows and Doors

Boat owner:

Warren Lewis

Boat Crew:

Warren Lewis / John McLean

Total elapsed time:

1 hour, 6 minutes and 15 seconds.

Course:

Starting at the Auckland Harbour Bridge, racing to Tryphena on Great Barrier Island, and returning to finish at the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Distance:

94km

Average Speed:

85.13 kph

UIM

Auckland to Auckland Speed Record

The Speed Record for racing around New Zealand (excluding Stewart Island), administered by the NZOPA and recognised by the UIM.

Date:

1st March - 4th March 2007

Boat name

Swashbucklers

Boat owner

Ginger Gibbs (deceased)

Boat Crew

Greg (Shag) Gibbs (skipper), Adam Wickes, Paul Rix, Squid Gibbs

Start Time

04.06.56

Total elapsed time:

2 days, 21 hours, 44 minutes and 56 seconds.

Course:

Around New Zealand with departure and finish at, Auckland Harbour Bridge with fuel stops at New Plymouth, Bluff and Gisborne.

Distance:

2,073 nautical miles (2388.1 statute miles)

Average Speed:

34.2385 mph

Vessel:

Rayglass Protector 11.7 metre RIB powered by twin Volvo D6-350 diesel inboard engines.

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Australia to New Zealand Speed Record

The Speed Record for racing from Sydney Harbour Bridge to Auckland Harbour Bridge, administered by the NZOPA and recognised by the UIM.

Date:

11th March - 13th March 2006

Boat name:

Swashbucklers

Boat owner:

Ginger Gibbs

Boat Crew:

Ginger Gibbs (skipper), Adam Wickes,
Paul Rix, Daniel Hedges.

Distance:

1,275 nautical miles (1,468.8 statute miles)

Start Time:

08.13.58 Sydney (10.13.58 NZ)

Total elapsed time:

2 days, 21 hours, 44 minutes and 56 seconds.

Course:

Departure from Sydney Harbour Bridge, around North Cape and finish at Auckland Harbour bridge.

Distance:

2,073 nautical miles (2388.1 statute miles)

Average Speed:

36.2452 mph

Vessel:

Rayglass Protector 11.7 metre RIB powered by twin Volvo D6-350 diesel inboard engines.

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World Record Speed Class GRAND PRIX HYDROPLANE

 

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Location

LAKE KARAPIRO at CAMBRIDGE, NEW ZEALAND

Official Timekeepers

RICHARD MOSS, GARY MERCER

Official Measurer

RICHARD DUNN

Director of the trial

DENISE MOUGHAN

Date

NOVEMBER 19, 2010

Boat

G-FORCE

Hull

JAMIE AULD

Engine

CHEVROLET

Boat Owner

GRAEME WELLER

Driver

GRAEME WELLER

Speed

Mph = 166.890 Kmh = 268.580