John Derry NZ1 U36 - 8 times New Zealand River racing NZ Champion
 

Who Are We?

Officially known as, and governed by the New Zealand Jet Boat River Racing Association, River Racing NZ is the competition arm of Jet Boating New Zealand.

JBNZ was formed to organise jet boating activities after Bill Hamilton 'invented' the concept of boating up shallow rivers in the mid 1950s at Irishman Creek, in the Mackenzie Country and today River Racing NZ organises competitive racing for Kiwis on many of those same rivers. 

Key Personnel

Patron - Rob Pooley

President - John Derry 

Admin - Steve Woodside 

Technical - Dwayne Terry 

Media - Paul Mullan

 

2022 CALENDAR

Riley Smith 166 FX Class River Racing NZ

CANTERBURY MEMORIAL RACES

Saturday 19th February

Norm Bagrie Rakaia Race


Sunday 20th February

Stuart Blanchard Waimakariri Race

Simon Bagrie CX373 CX Cass River Racing NZ

OTAGO RIVER RACES

Saturday 14th May

Matukituki River - 4 legs

Sunday 15th May

Shotover / Kawarau Rivers & Dart River - 4 Legs

Dave Robinson CX666 CX Class River Racing NZ

WAITAKI RIVER RACE 

Friday 17th June

Tech Inspection 3 - 5.30pm - North Star Hotel Car Park

Saturday 18th June

Te Maiharoa Road to Kurow - 9.30 am Start

Kurow Island Criterium - 11.30 am Start

Kurow to Te Maiharoa Road - 2.30 pm Start

Scheduled times can change at any time.

Steve Rapsey CX305 CX class River Racing NZ

NEW ZEALAND JET BOAT MARATHON

October 16th - 22nd  

Canterbury & West Coast Rivers - TBC

More Info
Entry List
Schedule
Waimakariri River River racing NZ jet boat racing boats

SOUTH WESTLAND RACES

Friday 5th - Sunday 7th August - Arawhata & Haast Rivers

More Info
 
 
 

GET IN TOUCH

Thanks for submitting!