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:

Otago Race weekend. Friday 24th – Sunday 26th March 2017. Contact Tim Guthrie event organiser 021 970 536.

Coming Events

NZ River Racing is please to release the course for the 2017 UIM World Jetboat Marathon.

Sat 14th October Boat Show + Circuit Time Trial Waimak River

Sun 15th Long Waimakariri up and down
Mon 16th Waiau River up and down
Tuesday 17th Rakaia up and down
Wed 18th Waitaki up and down
Thursday 19th Lay Day.
Fri 20th Matukituki and Clutha River Wanaka to Cromwell
Sat 21st Dart River. Queenstown Bay, Kawarau and Shotover Rivers

For further information please contact John Derry Race organiser 021 372 600