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2022 Aqua X Grand Prix

23/04/2022 - 24/04/2022

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Following almost three seasons of COVID disruption we are finally heading back to the picturesque location of Kinloch, Lake Taupo for Jet Ski Racing New Zealand’s end of season finals this year.

A highlight on the annual jet ski racing calendar, this exciting two day event provides racers to blow the cobwebs out in the Aqua-X Grand Prix.  This will be two days of high energy competition, raced under UIM rules with pole skis and runabout classes included.

Aqua-X Grand Prix

The Aqua-X Grand Prix is short course event, run around a series of buoys. This event will be raced over the two days as a Championship Event (with points tallied at the end of Day 2.)  Four races are planned for Saturday and three further rounds on Sunday.  Registrations will define the classes that will be run, according to UIM rules.

Please note: Only riders who are financial members of the club are eligible to receive final placings in this event.  Follow the link to apply for membership.


This 30 minute mid-distance Enduro Race will be run over both days, with two races on Saturday and one on Sunday.  There will be two classes, forced induction and naturally aspirated, run together.  Entry is open to runabout skis only.

Race Schedule

The event will take place on Saturday 23th and Sunday 24th April, Anzac Weekend starting with registration at 8.30am Saturday morning and finishing with prize-giving late Sunday afternoon.

Saturday, 24 April

8:00am – Registration and scrutineering

9:00am – Rider’s Brief and look laps

10.30am – Racing Starts

4.00pm (approx) – Racing concludes

Sunday, 25 April (ANZAC DAY)

Racing is scheduled to start later on Sunday morning, in recognition of Anzac Day.

10.00am – Registration and Rider’s Brief

10.30am – Racing Starts.

3.30pm – Racing concludes

4.30pm – Prize-giving – detailed to be advised.


Depending on registrations it is probable that runabout classes will include GP1, GP2, GP3 & GP4.  Pole ski classes will include two-stroke lights, four-stroke lights & GP1.

Novice Riders

This season we have welcomed a number of new riders into our newly established ‘Rookie’ class.  If you haven’t made it to an event yet, t’s not too late to join for 2022!  Rookies will be fully supported by experienced riders from beginning to end.  Prior to competing all Rookies should familiarise themselves with our race rules and race information.


Kinloch village is just 20 minutes drive from Taupo township and is well known as a peaceful holiday destination.  A number of websites offer quality accommodation within the village.  Go to: holiday houses, bachcare, Bookabach, or Airbnb for options.  Kinloch is a great place to bring family and friends, bikes and boats.  Come and enjoy a long weekend away.




As at 19 April, 2022 the following registrations have been received:

GP1Josh Ashby1st
Ian Hartley2nd
GP2Holden Stockman1st
Sean Cresswell2nd
Aaron Pyper3rd
Darryl French4th
GP3Api Chong-Nee1st
Dave Vennell2nd
Dan Nichols3rd
GP4Mitchell Farnley1st
Tommy Cahill2nd
Dave Venell3rd
Richie Ryder4th
Ski OpenHayden Erikson1st
Shane King2nd
Ski 4 stroke litesCorban Farnley1st
Jonte Butterfield2nd
Ski 2 stroke litesCorban Farnley1st
Declan Thorogood2nd
Jonte Butterfield3rd
Aiden Brooks4th
Russell Thorogood5th
Leon Jacobs6th
Ethan Wroe7th
Simon Meadowcroft8th
Mitchell Farnley9th
Tommy Cahill10th
RookiesKyle Bourke1st
Richard Kemp2nd
Watercross Forced InductionHolden Stockman1st
Aaron Pyper2nd
Richie Ryder3rd
Ian Hartley4th
Naturally AspiratedDan Nichols1st
Dave Vennell2nd
Peter Fowler3rd




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Kinloch, Lake Taupo
Kinloch Esplanade
Kinloch, Lake Taupo, South Waikato 3377 New Zealand
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