I decided it was time for NZJetski to make an appearance at a North Island event, having some airpoints that were due to expire I thought it was worth the risk of the Wellington weather.
Flying into Wellington on Saturday morning showed the local weather god was on our side. Blue sky and not a cloud to be seen.
After a quick drive from the airport we found Titahi bay without a problem but that may have been due to the huge SkiMD trailer marking the spot, how could you miss it!
Being the first North Island Enduro event I had attended my first reaction was where are all the pole skis? In the south they are averaging 14+ skis a race, which is a lot more than the 4 that had entered here. Is this a sign of things to come, or just to do with the different area?
A good number of runabouts competed in their race, and handled the basic track without any problems. Was awesome to see and hear (this machine sounds awesome) the new RXT-X 260 of Sam Harvey’s on the water and things were going great until he came in for a fuel stop and realised he had lost the dipstick and the oil to go with it. By the time he got some fresh oil back into it, a fair amount of time was lost and to continue with the same luck, the ski stopped about 200m from the finish line on the last lap! Hopefully nothing too major and will be back on track for the final round in Auckland on the 18th of September. I must admit the ultra 260 of Grant Nicholson also looked very fast and it must have been, taking out 1st place in the run about class.