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The Silver Cup

Lake Rotapiko Taranaki

January 29th & 30th 2011.

The Silver Cup had one of those weekends of unsettled weather making Saturday impossible to run at Lake Waitara. Luckily Paul had also booked the Lake at Rotapiko as an alternative racing venue which turned out to be more sheltered.

 Saturday morning we managed to run the small electrics with Jeff taking out both the N2 and Limited P Hydro races in very trying conditions. Good one Jeff!!

 

The electric boats getting ready for racing

 

Brett in his first attempt at Scale 45 took out the one lap sprints in lumpy water but still race-able.

We had a few heats of the Scale 45’s but the water was getting rough and in one heat everyone stopped so we called it a day electing to complete the rest of the heats on Sunday.

Bob retrieving all the boats...it was rougher further out.

Paul with Annihilator Sunday Morning

Water on Sunday was good but was suppose to deteriorate as the day went on so the Scale 45’s were first out and Merv took out the Scale 45 Take All Final with “Rite-On”.

Rite-On taking out the Scale 45 Winner Take All

The 1/8th one lap sprints went to Cellular One as every one else had one sort of a problem or another. It was decided to get the 1/8ths racing before the wind came up.

During the heat racing it was looking to be a tussle between “Cellular One” and “Speedy Printing”



1/ 8th Scale Hydro Heat One

 

1/ 8th Scale Hydro Heat Two

Merv’s Budweiser broke a Crankshaft, John and Jason were still finding it hard to tune their boats and were struggling to get up to speed but  in saying that they were finishing all their heats…………were they foxing?

 

The Winner Take All was an exciting race and Jason with DeWalt took out the win but Bob with Cellular One was right on his transom making DeWalt work for the win.

Winner of the Silver Cup - Good One Jason!!

The Classic scale hydros went out next and tried to do the one lap Sprints but the wind had just came up making racing impossible so the rest of the racing was cancelled.

John checking out "Old Skool"

Congratulations go to the winners and a Big Thanks to the Taranaki Guys working overtime getting the race sites ready and for the great relaxing weekend.

Some Photos of the Prize Giving

 

 

 

 

 

 

SILVER CUP TARANAKI 30/01/11

 

Scale 45

Hydro 1 Lap

Sprint

 

 

 

BOAT

1

2

3

1

 

LadyBug

16.79

16.69 2nd

18.69

2

 

Annihilator

DNS

25.44

DNS

3

 

Rite On

DNS

17.50 3rd

 

4

 

Lil Snifter’s

22.15

20.32

21.65

5

 

Genisis

15.12 1st

16.69

DNS

 

Scale 45 Hydro

Heats

 

 

 

 

 

HEAT
BOAT
BOAT
BOAT
BOAT
BOAT
BOAT

1

Rite-On

Lil Snifter’s

Lady Bug

Annihilator

 

 

Place

DNS

300

400

225

 

 

2

Genisis

Rite-On

Lil Snifter’s

Lady Bug

 

 

Place

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNF

 

 

3

Annihilator

Genisis

Rite-On

Lil Snifter’s

 

 

Place

DNF

DNF

400

300

 

 

4

Lady Bug

Annihilator

Genisis

Rite-On

 

 

Place

400

300

DNS

DNF

 

 

5

Lil Snifter’s

Lady Bug

Annihilator

Genisis

 

 

Place

DNS

DNF

400

DNS

 

 

6

Rite-On

Lil Snifter’s

Lady Bug

 

 

 

Place

400

DNF

300

 

 

 

7

Annihilator

Genisis

 

 

 

 

Place

400

DNS

 

 

 

 

Winner take all Final

Rite-On

Lady Bug

Lil Snifter’s

Annihilator

Genisis

 

Place

400

300

DNF

DNS

DNS

 

 

Petrol

Hydro 1Lap

Sprint

 

 

 

BOAT

1

2

3

1

 

Old Skool

18.75 3rd

 

 

2

 

Gunna Go

15.97 2nd

 

 

3

 

Mr Snifter’s

15.44

14.72 1st

 

 

 

1/8th Hydro

1 Lap Sprint

 

 

 

 

BOAT

1

2

3

1

 

Cellular One

15.63 1st

15.88

 

2

 

Pay-N-Pak

29.18

23.02 2nd

 

3

 

DeWalt

25.88 3rd

 

 

4

 

Speedy Printing

DNS

 

 

5

 

Miss Budweiser

DNS

 

 

 

1/8th Hydro

 

Heats

 

 

 

 

 

HEAT

BOAT
BOAT
BOAT
BOAT
BOAT
BOAT

1

Pay-N-Pak

DeWalt

Speedy Printing

Cellular One

 

 

Place

169

225

300

400

 

 

2

Budweiser

Pay-N-Pak

DeWalt

Speedy Printing

 

 

Place

DNF

300

225

400

 

 

3

Cellular One

Budweiser

Pay-N-Pak

De Walt

 

 

Place

400

169

300

225

 

 

4

Speedy Printing

Cellular One

Budweiser

Pay-N-Pak

 

 

Place

400

300

169

225

 

 

5

De Walt

Speedy Printing

Cellular One

Budweiser

 

 

Place

169

300

225

400

 

 

6

Pay-N-Pak

De Walt

Budweiser

 

 

 

Place

300

400

DNF

 

 

 

7

Speedy Printing

Cellular One

 

 

 

 

Place

300

400

 

 

 

 

Winner take all Final

De Walt

Cellular One

Pay-N-Pak

Speedy Printing

 

 

Place

400

300

225

DNS

 

 

 

N2 Hydro

Heats

 

 

 

 

 

HEAT

BOAT
BOAT
BOAT
BOAT
BOAT
BOAT

Place

So Good

Motul

Century

 

 

 

 

400

DNF

DNF

 

 

 

 

Ltd P Hydro

Heats

 

 

 

 

 

HEAT

BOAT
BOAT
BOAT
BOAT
BOAT
BOAT

Place

Superior

Century

Spider

DeWalt

 

 

 

400

300

225

DNF

 

 
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