Seven-time world champion gets airborne Pete Caughey announces retirement in style Seven-time World Champion jetsprint racer Peter Caughey had hoped to crown his 30-year racing career with a final world championship. In the end it was not to be. After setting the fastest split times at every round on the final day of the 2018…Read More
As World SuperBoat championship goes down to the wire New South Wales’ Cabarita jetsprint track was always going to be tricky for the Kiwi teams. With nine islands to navigate in under a minute at speeds of up to 130kph, a tenth of a second hesitation can mean the difference between first, and also-ran. New…Read More
Trojan-Sprintec crew ahead with one round to go Peter Caughey took the chequered flag to win round one of the 2018 World SuperBoat championship in Keith, SA yesterday, and he did it in style. “Ours was the only team to crack the 49-second barrier – we posted a 49.24 in the final elimination round.” The…Read More
Caughey fired up to regain World Superboat Crown Peter Caughey and his epic crew will line up on the start line tomorrow to regain the world Superboat crown he last hefted back in 2014. That was far from the first time the crew has returned home with the silverware. Caughey has stood on top of…Read More
“We lost the battle but won the war” says 10-time New Zealand SuperBoat champion Peter Caughey. The record-holding Canterbury racer successfully defended his title by winning five of the six rounds outright, but mechanical gremlins put paid to a six-from-six series in the final round first qualifier. “New Plymouth was a long way to go for 25 seconds at race pace!”…Read More
ENZED team sets day’s fastest time at Waitara Canterbury racer Peter Caughey has extended his lead at the midpoint of the MouthFresh SuperBoat championships, with a commanding win at Waitara on Saturday – despite getting airborne at 120km/h. “It’s always nice to win an event with a fastest time of the day,” Caughey says, “Especially…Read More
The victors might not have asked permission to slay their beaten rivals, but in terms of spectacle, damage and thrills the ENZED 2018 Jetsprints Stadium Cup matched anything Imperial Rome could have produced. After a two-year break, the ASB Stadium at Baypark in Mount Maunganui was transformed into a course as challenging as anything the…Read More
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
ENZED title eludes ENZED team SuperBoat racer Peter Caughey has seven world Jetsprint titles to his name, and 11 New Zealand titles – with all but three of that total in the top-billing SuperBoat class. But there’s one crown which still eludes him. “The Baypark event on January 27 is unfinished business for us,” Caughey says. “It’s one of the few…Read More
Featherstone 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
Seven times World Champion
1990*, 1992*, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2014
12 times New Zealand Champion
1990*, 1991*, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
ENZED Bay Park Stadium Cup
*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.