Extracted from MMPBC Newsletter October 2001
World Cup Hydrofest Regatta at Hamilton (22,23 September)
Two of our members took boats to Hamilton for this Regatta. Merv took his new Stealth Sport 40 and his 1/8 scale “Miss Budweiser”, While Chris took his 1/8 scale “Llumar” and his Off-shore Cat “Lemon & Paeroa”. The Saturday (Sport 40 racing) was windy and racing was moved to the quieter side of the lake. Unfortunately Merv was hit by another boat and suffered substantial damage to his orange Sport 40 hydro.
Sunday dawned fine and sunny and proved a much better day for the larger class racing. Merv split the seam on one sponson but still managed to win the last-chance heat and do well in the final. Chris had a good day only missing one heat through a dud plug. Unfortunately our performance in the off-shore was a flop with radio problems in Lemon & Paeroa but Chris did win second prize for “Best Presented Off Shore Boat”