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4 doritos in a dinghy

A while back I did a spotlight post on a very special boat that is circulating around ponds here in New Zealand, although this one breaks the mold.  Jet sprinting originated in NZ, and is dominated by V8-powered boats.  So when Peter Huijs showed up back in the day with boat that sounded slightly different, we all sat up and took notice.

Jetsprinting in a nutshell, is a jetboat with a crew consisting of a driver and a navigator racing against the clock through a twisting series of channels in 70-100cm of water. Each run usually takes around 55 seconds, and consists of 25-30 changes in direction, and as far as spectator sports go this one is hard to top!

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With winter officially dusted off, that means it is soon time to dust the camera gear off for the upcoming motorsport season.  As far as packing in action, adrenaline, and accidents you can’t go past jet sprinting.

Currently the teams are all in the shed with engines apart, new paintjobs going on, and the general overhaul in full swing.  So to keep the winter blues away, and the cravings at a minimum here is a few snapshots of the final round held in Featherston.


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