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2024 Grand Prix & Round 4 – Summer Series

March 9 @ 8:00 am - March 10 @ 5:00 pm


We’re  heading back to the picturesque location of Kinloch, Lake Taupo for Jet Ski Racing New Zealand’s mid series Grand Prix. A highlight on the annual Jet Ski Racing calendar, this exciting two day event provides racers an high energy environment to compete for the top spot of the 2023/24 Summer Series Grand Prix.

Held over the 9th and 10th of March, in Kinloch on Lake Taupo, the two day event will be run as a National event with 7 races in each class, including Runabouts R-1 to R-4 and Poleskis S-1 and S-3.  See here for more information on race classes.

The venue for the event is Kinloch Beach, on Kinloch Esplanade. There is a boat ramp available and plenty of parking for cars and trailers. A perfect spot for racing, parking, relaxing and spectating.

Please note that we have not secured a food or coffee trailer for the weekend, please ensure to bring your own food for both days.


Round 4 will be held concurrently with the 2024 GRAND PRIX.

Please note: Only financial members with an Annual Licence are eligible to race for End of Season points.  If you want to know where you stand in the series, see the 2023/24 Summer Series Race Results, here.

The Grand Prix & Round 4 will be a short course event, run around a series of buoys. This event will be raced over the two days as a National Event (with points tallied at the end of Day 2.)  Four races are planned for Saturday and three further rounds on Sunday, before prize giving.

Race Schedule

ROUND 4 will be held Saturday 9th, starting with registration and ending with a small prize giving.

The GRAND PRIX will take place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th March, starting with registration Saturday morning and finishing with prize-giving late Sunday afternoon.




Classes will include R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4, and pole ski classes two-stroke lights, four-stroke lights & S-1.


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.


Membership fees are due at the start of the new race season. Your very first race event with JSRNZ is complimentary, but after that, the cost of membership is only $20 for Individuals and $30 for Family membership (to qualify for a Family membership all members must reside at the same address).

Become a member!

Race Licence

Unless you’re brand new to racing, you’ll need an Annual Race Licence at the cost of $150.

Get your race licence here!

New Riders

New Riders are always welcome! You will be fully supported by our experienced riders from beginning to end. Before competing, new riders should familiarise themselves with the class their ski qualifies for. You’ll find everything you need to know in our race information.

Bite the bullet and apply for your Temporary Licence now!


All riders MUST read and comply with our Race Rules. In local events all new riders and those who have competed for less than two years, will compete as a Restricted Rider, at a maximum competition level of GP2.

** If you have any questions or queries, feel free to call Dave Vennell on 022 1770 481.


March 9 @ 8:00 am
March 10 @ 5:00 pm
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Kinloch, Lake Taupo
Kinloch Esplanade
Kinloch, Lake Taupo, South Waikato 3377 New Zealand
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