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

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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

Steve Rapsey CX305 CX class River Racing NZ

GOLDEN HOMES NEW ZEALAND JET BOAT MARATHON

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Sunday 16th October - Waimakariri River -Tech Inspection & Time Trial

Monday 17th October - Waiau River

Tuesday 18th October - Grey River 

Wednesday 19th October - Taramakau River

Thursday 20th October - Lay Day

Friday 21st October - Up the Rakaia River & down the Waimakariri River

Saturday 22nd October - Rakaia River

Sunday 23rd October - Waimakariri River 

Waimakariri River River racing NZ jet boat racing boats

SOUTH WESTLAND RACES

Thursday 4th August

Registration and Tech Inspection - 3pm to 5pm

Friday 5th August

Arawhata River (6 Legs) -  9am Start

Saturday 6th August (CANCELLED due to weather)

Haast River (6 Legs) -  9am Start

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