Welcome to the official site of the New Zealand Jet Boat Racing Association

The NZJBRRA controls and governs the exciting sport of Jet Boat River Racing. River racing is a pure adrenaline rush where Race boats navigate the challenging waterways of New Zealand at speeds of up to 140mph. Nerves of steel and total mechanical reliability are essential to success in one of the most challenging action packed sports around.

River Racing Short Filmriver-racing-movie

Directed by Derek Wright, the award-winning NFU doco showcases what was then the longest jet-boat race yet staged: a five-day 1000km race across NZ, with the locals putting their trophy on the line.

Visit NZ On Screen for more information.

Next Event:

Canterbury Race Weekend. Saturday 30 April Rakaia River up and down. Sunday 1 May Waimakariri River up and down.

Coming Events

JBNZ branches in conjunction with NZJBRRA proudly present The Interprovincial Circuit and National events for 2015. For further information please see the Events Calendar.

NZ River Racing is pleased to release the course for the 2016 NZ and 2017 World Marathon.

2016 NZ Marathon.

Sat 15th October Boat Show + Circuit Time Trial Waimak River
Sun 16th Long Waimak up and down
Mon 17th Waiau up and down
Tues 18th Rakaia up and down
Wed 19th Waitaki up and down
Thurs 20th Lay Day
Fri 21st Clutha and Matukituki Rivers
Sat 22nd Dart River. Lake, Kawarau and Shotover Rivers

2017 World Marathon.

Will be the same course as 2016 NZ event.
We look forward to these two great years.