Onehunga Sprints Challenge


The AJSRA will be hosting the Onehunga Sprints challenge on Saturday 29th July 2017 at Taumanu Reserve  Onehunga Bay.  Auckland.

Entry/Info forms are available here and info provided by the club is below.


Race Program

Scrutineering and Registration: From9.00am

Riders Briefing and Course Familiarisation: 10.00am

Race Start             1st of 4 Races:  11.00am

Thunder Cats        1st of 3 Races: 11.30am

Racing Finishes Approx: 2.30pm                     

Prize Giving – The Landing Restaurant and Bar: From 4.00pm


Jet Skis will race 4 races of approx. 25 minutes each, these will total to a final placing.   This plan is weather dependent

Riders may choose to ride any or all of the races, depending on fitness and conditions

 Onehunga July 2017

The Onehunga Sprints Challenge

Run over four races, all classes will start together and shall be timed (approx. 25 minutes) + 1 lap.  Fuel may be necessary to cover race distances so competitors need to plan on having enough fuel for their particular crafts fuel consumption. And the ability to remove skis above high water mark for refuelling.


The 5 km course  takes riders close to the New beach area and out into the harbour area while the total distance has not changed the shortened laps should keep the field together longer a provide plenty of close racing and excitement for the spectators.                                             


Riding Attire 

Riders will be required to wear an Approved Helmet, Life Vest, Full wetsuit and Footwear.  Gloves and goggles are highly recommended.

Depending on weather conditions, a tour coat or windproof jacket may also be a good idea.

All Skis, will be Safety checked and require a Tow loop, and Suitable Clear, Legible Numbers, approx. 200mm in height, as well as the standard check list.


The Venue

Taumanu Reserve, Onehunga Bay Onehunga Auckland City.

Access is via Orpheus Drive, from either the east or west, as it is Parallel to the motorway, the Onehunga exit from the Southwestern motorway heading North, Take the exit and turn Right at the end then proceed onto Orpheus Drive follow it along to the venue.

From the Motorway heading South, Take the exit to Onehunga( Neilson Street) proceed to the third set of traffic lights turn Right and go past Herb Morgan Tyres, proceed along and under the motorway around past the Wharf and you will get to Orpheus drive on the left.

From Queenstown Road, at the Southern end turn Left onto Fredrick Street and then Right onto Seacliffe Road, continue all the way down to the venue at the bottom of the hill.

Large concrete boat ramp and ample parking.

Parking will be available on grass reserve above the sandy beach venue.


Prizegiving Venue.

  “The Landing Restaurant and Bar”                      

    2 Onehunga Harbour Road, 

Built in 1865, The Landing offers relaxed, affordable a la carte dining.  Nowhere else in Auckland will you find the unique combination of a restaurant and bar offering the freshest New Zealand fish, seafood and NZ European dining.



It is recommended that family and crew should bring their own food and drinks. At this stage there is no onsite catering.

Onehunga is only 5 minutes away and has numerous bakeries and cafe’s.


This is an exciting piece of water that is perfectly suited to endurance style racing. The planned course is a very simple big rectangle with a few turns that takes riders across the front this now popular beach and should provide spectacular viewing for locals who would have not ever seen PWC racing in these waters. 


We look forward to seeing as many of you out there as possible! 


Added Spectator Activity

 The Thunder Cat Racers, Our Friends in On Water Action and Excitement.

Will be in attendance and providing their own type of Endurance Racing between the jet ski races, these will provide some real action with beach starts, enforced beach landings, tagging and returning to the circuit to complete their 3 races, Thrills and spills in these fun, fast little boats. 

                       Remember  “Rubbing is Racing”  and these guys do it well