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2004 MMPBC and SUHA Seafair Trophy

 

This was the second year we had combined our Club Champs with the SUHA Seafair Trophy. We were greeted once again with a nice sunny weekend with perfect racing water. Paul and John made the trek from New Plymouth and we had a good turn out of competitors from our Club. Thanks go to those that helped with the setting-up and packing up. First up we had the 1/8th Scale Hydro one lap sprints with Malcolm just pippin Merv with a blistering 16.47 to Merv’s 16 81secs. In the racing that followed, Chris’s new boat Llumer was the only boat to finish all the heats but unfortunately had engine problems in the take all final which Paul won taking home the Seafair Trophy for the second time in a row. Well done Paul. Wayne ran Miss Thriftway that was only launched the week before and is an awesome looking boat on the water, which also showed it has a bit of speed as well.

 

Class I one-lap sprints followed and we had three boats under 18seconds. Adrian’s Bullet (petrol DV) did 17.91, Karl with White Lightning (petrol cat) did 17.62 and Malcolm’s Skulduggery (Nitro DV) did a fantastic16.66sec.

 

The racing that followed was exciting and a crowd pleaser and the old saying about finishing first, first you must finish rung true, as the racing was so close at the end of the first day that there was only 2 points difference between the first six boats.

 

Class II sprint racing on the first day was limited to only three heats with Malcolm having a perfect record of three wins. Class I 10-minute Off-Shore followed and Bruce’s Blue Thunder clocked up the most laps which everyone thought was a fluke as this boat always seemed to breakdown for one reason or another. I am sure most of the Guys thought they could overtake Bruce’s points in the 20-minute race on the Sunday.

 

Well that was it for the day, everybody looked please with themselves, and those that did not, knew they still had a chance on Sunday to make amends. Most of us went to the dinner at the Sports & Cossie Club, had a bit of good fun, and enjoyed the entertainment.

 

Sunday again bought us good weather for some exciting racing. First up was the Scale 45  1 lap sprints and we had two boats break 17 seconds, in fact one boat actually broke 16 seconds with Bruce doing 15.90sec nudging out Merv’s Radical Rat’s 16.13sec (Nice One Bruce).   We had some excellent racing and Paul took out the take all final for the second consecutive year giving him both 1/8th and Scale 45 Hydro Trophies two years running. Again, well done Paul.

 

Next up we had the one-lap sprints for Class II and Malcolm broke 16 seconds with Obsession running a blitzing 15.78 that will be a hard time to bet in the future. Bruce with his home design and made Cat also did 19.97, which is a great achievement as well.

 

Round two of the Class II sprint racing followed and five heats were completed. Malcolm had two DNF that left Jason driving Coca Cola with 5 finishes, on top of the table with the points accumulated from Saturday.

 

Next up was the second Round of Class I sprint racing and with the points from Saturday so close this turned out to be a real cracker of a race. Five heats for each boat was again raced and the big mover of the day was Dean with four first and one second place made up the 22 point deficit from Saturday to move up to within 5 points from second place getter Blue Thunder driven by Bruce. Merv drove Express to victory winning only by 5 points.

 

The last race of the day was Class I Offshore and this was over 20 minutes on the reverse course. Bruce proved his critics wrong from the day before by taking out this race, but Malcolm and Graham weren’t far behind.

 

Thanks to Adrian and Dave for shooting some video, which everybody has enjoyed and thanks again to Margaret for the BBQ and to all those who helped with the running and setting up and tidying up afterwards.

 

Everybody should be looking forward to our Winter Champs on November 13th & 14th.

 

(Thanks to Merv for the Article on Club Champs)

 

 

       
 
 
 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

CLUB CHAMPS RESULTS

 

 

SATURDAY

 

1/8th Scale Hydroplane - One Lap Sprints

 

 
 

COMPETITOR

1

2

3

Miller High Life

22.97

16.47

DNF

Budweiser

17.79

17.79

16.81

De Walt Tools

18.13

DNF

18.03

Speedy Printing

27.37

22.53

20.87

Llumer

19.87

19.56

19.10

Pay N Pak

23.31

21.19

DNF

Thriftway

DNF

DNF

DNF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

1/8th Scale Hydroplane

 

 
 

COMPETITOR

HEAT 1

HEAT 2

HEAT 3

HEAT 4

HEAT 5

HEAT POINTS

FINAL

1 LAP

HI POINTS TOTAL

 

Budweiser

DNF

DNF

DNF

169

225

394

DNF

30

424

Llumer

169

400

400

225

300

1494

225

17

1736

Miller High Life

225

300

DNF

DNS

DNS

525

DNS

40

565

De Walt Tools

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

0

DNS

23

23

Speedy Printing

400

DNS

300

400

400

1500

400

 

1900

Pay N Pak

300

DNF

DNF

300

DNF

600

300

 

900

Thriftway

DNF

DNF

DNF

DNF

DNS

0

DNS

 

0

                       
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Class I - One Lap Sprints

 

 
 

COMPETITOR

1

Skulduggery

16.66

White Lightning

17.62

Bullet

17.91

Express

18.87

Bad Boy Club

19.44

Hyperactive

20.44

Blue Thunder

20.68

L&P

21.44

Drambuie

23.40

Scarab

23.94

Red Tat

24.06

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Class I Sprint Racing - Round One

 

 

 

 
 

COMPETITOR

HEAT 1

HEAT 2

HEAT 3

HEAT 4

HEAT 5

HEAT POINTS

Skulduggery

8

 

8

 

8

24

L&P

7

 

DNF

   

7

Bullet

 

10

 

10

 

20

Drambuie

6

   

9

7

22

White Lightning

10

 

10

   

20

Scarab

 

DNF

7

DNF

 

7

Blue Thunder

9

     

9

18

Express

   

9

 

10

19

Red Tat

 

DNF

 

DNF

 

0

Hyperactive

 

9

 

DNF

 

9

COMPETITOR

HEAT 6

HEAT 7

HEAT 8

HEAT 9

HEAT 10

HEAT POINTS

Skulduggery

 

8

     

8

L&P

9

   

8

DNF

17

Bullet

DNF

   

9

 

9

Drambuie

8

 

9

   

17

White Lightning

10

DNF

     

10

Scarab

     

7

9

16

Blue Thunder

   

DNF

10

10

20

Express

 

10

10

   

20

Red Tat

   

8

6

8

22

Hyperactive

 

9

DNS

   

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Class II Sprint Racing –Round One

 

 

 

 
 

COMPETITOR

HEAT 1

HEAT 2

HEAT 3

HEAT POINTS

Coca Cola

9

8

8

25

Black Thunder

DNF

9

9

18

Obsession

10

10

10

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class I Offshore - Round One

 

 
 

COMPETITOR

Laps  10 min

Points

HEAT POINTS

Skulduggery

12

6

6

White Lightning

16

8

8

Drambuie

0

0

0

Scarab

19

9

9

Blue Thunder

22

10

10

Bad Boy Club

14

7

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY

 

Scale 45 Hydroplane - One Lap Sprints

 

  

 
 

COMPETITOR

1

2

3

Nice One

15.90

21.81

16.06

Radical Rat II

16.94

DNF

16.13

Annihilator

25.63

DNF

18.34

Poseidon

21.79

18.97

19.68

Lady Bug

19.72

19.68

19.75

Black Fire

DNF

DNS

DNS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scale 45 Hydroplane

 

 
 

COMPETITOR

HEAT 1

HEAT 2

HEAT 3

HEAT 4

HEAT 5

HEAT PTS

FINAL

1 LAP

HI POINTS TOTAL

Radical Rat II

DNF

DNF

DNF

DNF

DNF

 

DNF

30

30

Black Fire

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

     

00

Nice One

300

DNF

DNF

300

DNF

600

DNF

40

640

Lady Bug

400

DNF

DNF

DNF

DNF

400

DNF

 

400

Poseidon

DNF

300

DNF

400

DNF

700

DNF

23

723

Annihilator

225

400

400

DNF

400

1425

400

 

1825

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class II - One Lap Sprints

 

 
 

COMPETITOR

1

Obsession

15.78

Black Thunder

19.97

Coca Cola

22.38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class II Sprint Racing –Round Two

 

 

 

 
 

COMPETITOR

HEAT 1

HEAT 2

HEAT 3

HEAT 4

HEAT 5

HEAT POINTS

HI POINTS TOTAL

Coca Cola

10

8

10

9

9

46

71

Black Thunder

DNF

9

9

8

DNF

26

44

Obsession

DNF

10

DNF

10

10

30

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class I Sprint Racing - Round Two

 

 
 

COMPETITOR

HEAT 1

HEAT 2

HEAT 3

HEAT 4

HEAT 5

HEAT POINTS

Skulduggery

9

DNS

     

9

L&P

   

8

9

 

17

Bullet

 

10

 

DNF

 

10

Drambuie

DNS

     

DNS

0

White Lightning

10

DNF

     

10

Scarab

   

9

 

8

17

Blue Thunder

8

     

9

17

Express

   

DNF

 

10

10

Red Tat

         

0

Hyperactive

   

10

10

 

20

COMPETITOR

HEAT 6

HEAT 7

HEAT 8

HEAT 9

HEAT 10

HEAT POINTS

HI POINTS Rounds 1-2

Skulduggery

6

DNF

   

9

15

64

L&P

7

   

8

8

23

64

Bullet

           

49

Drambuie

 

9

9

 

7

25

64

White Lightning

           

49

Scarab

 

8

8

7

 

23

63

Blue Thunder

8

 

DNF

 

10

18

73

Express

10

 

10

9

 

29

78

Red Tat

           

22

Hyperactive

9

10

 

10

 

29

67

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class I Offshore – Round Two

 

 
 

COMPETITOR

Laps  20 min

Points

HEAT POINTS

Round 1

HI POINTS Rounds 1-2

Skulduggery

36

9

6

15

White Lightning

0

0

8

8

Drambuie

35

8

0

8

Scarab

29

6

9

15

Blue Thunder

37

10

10

20

Bad Boy Club

30

7

7

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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