Whanganui welcomes Jetsprints for Altherm Jetsprint championship With Wairarapa’s second round of the Altherm Jetsprint championship cancelled after insufficient water in the region, Whanganui has become round two of the six-round series. It’s set to be a high-powered event, with the world’s fastest jetsprint racers taking to the road on Christmas day to converge on…Read More
Featherston track improvements remain untested The cancellation of round two of the Altherm Jetsprint championships in Featherston due to dry weather has a hidden silver lining for some teams. Due to run on December 2, the event may have to be run later in the season at a different track. But that could be good…Read More
Caughey fastest all day – crashes, weather halt racing early Defending New Zealand SuperBoat champion Peter Caughey crossed the start-line in a brand-new boat today, and bagged the fastest time every time he took to the water at Wanaka’s Oxbow Aquatrack. Even this seasoned racer was taken by surprise at just how well the new…Read More
Peter Caughey won the final round of the MouthFRESH SuperBoat class at Wanaka’s Oxbow Aquatrack this weekend, and with it his ninth New Zealand SuperBoat Jetsprint Title, despite the best efforts of Cyclone Cook. The Canterbury racer put in a blinder of a final run in the top-three elimination round with the fastest time of…Read More
Defending SuperBoat champion Peter Caughey heads into the MouthFRESH SuperBoat class at the Altherm Jetsprints Championship final at Wanaka this weekend at the top of the points table.But he’ll have to get into the top five elimination round if he hopes to win, with a handful of talented racers still in with a chance of…Read More
Seven times World Champions
1990*, 1992*, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2014
11 times New Zealand Champions
1990*, 1991*, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
* Open B Class
The close knit team, based in North Canterbury, has competed very successfully both in National and International events and is proud to be associated with the following sponsors.
Jetsprinting was first developed in Canterbury, New Zealand during the early 1980’s. From humble beginnings competing on courses excavated in gravel river beds the sport has quickly developed into purpose built stadium type venues. A jetsprint course consists of a series of channels about 5 metres wide with water barely ½ metre deep.
The boats make approx. 30 directional changes taking anything from about 50 seconds to 60 seconds to complete the course and have a two person crew, driver and navigator running individually against the clock. Spectators love the action, they also love the spectacular crashes when boats hit the bank at high speed and get tossed, sometimes spinning in the air before crashing back on the islands built between the channels of the course.
The PCR team compete in Superboat class, there are two other classes in which competitors can race. For information about the classes visit www.jetsprint.co.nz.