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Auckland power-boat race 1964

Auckland power-boat race 1964

The starters head off in an offshore power-boat race at Westhaven, Auckland, on 11 April 1964. The race consisted of a 100-mile (161-kilometre) lap of Auckland’s Waitematā Harbour. It was the beginning of serious offshore powerboat racing in New Zealand.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Whites Aviation Collection
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Peter Clayworth, 'Powered water sports - Power-boat racing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 August 2022)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 5 Sep 2013