Powerboats to converge on lake
Powerboats are coming to Taupo¯ !
The first round of the 2019 New Zealand Offshore Powerboat Championship Thunder on the Lake jets off over Lake Taupo¯ on Sunday, January 27.
The two championship races start at 12 noon and 1pm. The best viewing spots are on the beachfront along Lake Terrace.
The NZ Offshore Racing Competition is a seven race series held throughout the North Island and the competition is made up of two championships — the 100 mile championship and the 60 mile championship. Each has different classes within it depending on the type and size of the boats and size of the motors.
The 100 mile boats are high precision race boats, capable of speeds up to 200km/h on the water. In the 60 mile class the boats are typically trailer boats that often double as the family ski and pleasure boat during non-race weekends making this a relatively easy entry level to the sport.
Racing and race days are a great family event, with many of the teams consisting of father and son or daughter and husband and wife.
High-spec powerboats will be thundering across Lake Taupo¯ on Sunday, January 27.