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Jet-sprint course, Waimakariri River, 1984 (1st of 2)

Jet sprinting began in New Zealand in the early 1980s. It originally used courses on designated sections of braided rivers such as this one on the Waimakariri River, 1984. New Zealand jet sprinters have now adopted the Australian system of using purpose-built shallow-water jet-sprint tracks.

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Jet Boating New Zealand
Reference: Jet Boating 5, no. 10 (May 1984): 36–37

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Peter Clayworth, 'Powered water sports - Jet-propelled water sports', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/40444/jet-sprint-course-waimakariri-river-1984 (accessed 17 August 2022)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 5 Sep 2013