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Author Topic: Wairarapa MPBC 2019 Season.
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Post Wairarapa MPBC 2019 Season.
on: December 15, 2019, 16:13

Hi all.

We have finished our racing for 2019. We went over to having two racedays a month which meant we got a lot of racing in. Lake conditions for most of the year were favourable.

We capped a good year with a lovely BBQ at Michelle and Wayne Thompson's which we all managed to get to except, unfortunately, Spike who was away racing his motor bike / sidecar. We are a tight knit little club and we all get along away from the lake which makes these events special. Many thanks to those who made this a lovely evening.

Our results for the year were mixed and the results were closer than looks on paper. One needs to be on the water to win.

ET Cup. (5 lap open oval for all boats)

1st Trevor Emerson 470
2nd Keith Ewing 310
3rd Spike Taylor 210

Ticehurst Cup. (10 laps Offshore Big Course)

1st Trevor Emerson 420
2nd Spike Taylor 360
3rd Wayne Thompson 130

Crackerbox. At present unnamed cup) Crackerbox class only.

1st Trevor Emerson 1550
2nd Tony Creber 250
3rd = Keith Ewing 140
Wayne Mowbray 140

Henley Trophy. Overall club placings.

1st Trevor Emerson
2nd Spike Taylor
3rd Keith Ewing
4th Tony Creber
5th Wayne Thompson
6th Wayne Mowbray
7th Phil Jamieson
8th Dennis Simonsen.
9th Bradley Thompson.

As you all know, reliability, consistency and commitment are needed to win.

We hosted two rounds of the 2019 NZMPBA Hi Points Offshore Series, July and October. July was cold, wet and miserable but was a nice day in October. We believe in giving time on the water (2hrs) and having large numbers in the heats and finals which makes for better racing both for the those racing and those watching, so if we decide to host these events in 2020 we will continue with that philosophy and format.

A big thank you to Phil, Dennis and Dee who helped us running our club days and the national events. Couldn't have done it without you.

We will be having a BBQ / prize giving in January and will look forward to discussing and preparing for 2020. There will be new boats on the water and new members which should give impetus to the racing.

If you are interested in joining us please contact Keith at or Wayne at and as we always say, please don't go and buy a boat without running past us first. We are only too pleased too help and advise you and look forward to your company.

All of the best to you all and yours. Have a great Christmas and New Year.
Take care, its a jungle out there.


Wairarapa Model Power Boat Club.

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