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Thundercat racing

Thundercat racing

Competitors get off to a flying start in the second round of the national thundercat racing series at Mt Maunganui, in January 2012. Thundercats are tunnel-hulled inflatable boats with outboard motors. Many of the races are held in areas of surf, with spectacular jumps over waves.

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Peter Clayworth, 'Powered water sports - Power-boat racing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 July 2022)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 5 Sep 2013