Powerful Fairview way too good

POWER PLUS: The roar of the 14 boats offshore powerboat races on Poverty Bay echoed around the city on Saturday afternoon. BC Racing (pictured) won the 400 class. Pictures by Paul Rickard
Fairview (pictured) almost lapped the whole field (including Gull Force 10, see the following picture in this gallery) winning both the 100 nautical mile and Superboat 1000 races.
Gull Force 10.

Fairview from Auckland dominated round two of the New Zealand Offshore Power Boat championships on Poverty Bay on Saturday, an event that again drew many hundreds of spectators to the city foreshore.

The 1050 horses the 34 foot craft had driving her across The Bay created a 200m trail of flying spray in its wake as it lapped most of the other 13 starters in the two races.

Fairview was untouchable in winning the 100 nautical mile race and the Superboat 1000 class in the McCann’ics ENZED Thunder Out East event.

The overall winner’s main rival Outboard Pro from Whangarei was unfortunately unable to race due to mechanical issues.

The 600 Class was won by Rainbow Haulage ahead of Expresso Engineers and the 400 class by BC Racing ahead of Hi Jinx.

“Conditions on the Bay were fantastic,” said race spokesman Chris Lankshear.

“We had different conditions across both races. There was a metre swell which made it more interesting.

“The crews tended to get some air, particularly on the seaward side of the race course.”

Mr Lankshear said the crews really enjoyed it here on Saturday.

“They couldn’t stop talking about it.

“They love coming to Gisborne, because of the atmosphere. They particularly like the street parade.”

The next race in the series this summer will be in Whitianga in three weeks and then in Napier in March.

Fairview from Auckland dominated round two of the New Zealand Offshore Power Boat championships on Poverty Bay on Saturday, an event that again drew many hundreds of spectators to the city foreshore.

The 1050 horses the 34 foot craft had driving her across The Bay created a 200m trail of flying spray in its wake as it lapped most of the other 13 starters in the two races.

Fairview was untouchable in winning the 100 nautical mile race and the Superboat 1000 class in the McCann’ics ENZED Thunder Out East event.

The overall winner’s main rival Outboard Pro from Whangarei was unfortunately unable to race due to mechanical issues.

The 600 Class was won by Rainbow Haulage ahead of Expresso Engineers and the 400 class by BC Racing ahead of Hi Jinx.

“Conditions on the Bay were fantastic,” said race spokesman Chris Lankshear.

“We had different conditions across both races. There was a metre swell which made it more interesting.

“The crews tended to get some air, particularly on the seaward side of the race course.”

Mr Lankshear said the crews really enjoyed it here on Saturday.

“They couldn’t stop talking about it.

“They love coming to Gisborne, because of the atmosphere. They particularly like the street parade.”

The next race in the series this summer will be in Whitianga in three weeks and then in Napier in March.

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