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Author Topic: 2020 NZMPBA Calendar
Nitro Ned
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Post 2020 NZMPBA Calendar
on: January 2, 2020, 22:42

The Web site Calendar is now up to date for 2020 with a few events still to be confirmed.

You will note there are a lot of speed run events booked and for this reason.

We have the best set up SAW course with Laser timing in the country for going really fast with 300m run up on east end and approximately 400m on the west end.

It is 100mph water as several have already proved.

The course is available for ANYONE who wants to do some runs and all I need is 2 days notice to set things up.

We are at the mercy of tides and the weather and river. Eg we can have fine weather at the diversion but can have a storm way upstream that brings the river up and crap flowing down.

We only have a 4hr window arround low tide where our water level does not change and once it flows back in it rises 100mm per hour. it takes approximately 20minutes to adjust things up and is too difficult to do on a moving tide.

We usually get our smoothest water mid morning which can be anywhere from 5 minutes to several hours hence all speed run bookings are based around a mid morning tide.

there are no entry forms issued or required as they are not needed as it is only 1 boat on the water at a time against the clock. In 45 years in this Association I have never had to fill out an entry for speed nor issued one. All I need to know is you are coming so I can set up brackets the day before then set up lasers on the night low tide to make sure everything is aligned for a quick set up on SAW Day.

Come and haved a go. You will be surprised how much faster you go on this water.

Cheers Nitro

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