Raymond Terrace Aquatic Club Power Boat Race

Excitement: Inboard racing will form part of the line up for the Carpet Court Power Boat Race along the Hunter River in Raymond Terrace. Photo: Qinnos Quicksnaps.
Excitement: Inboard racing will form part of the line up for the Carpet Court Power Boat Race along the Hunter River in Raymond Terrace. Photo: Qinnos Quicksnaps.

If the sight of power boats racing gets your juices flowing, then make sure you grab a river side seat on Saturday, as the Raymond Terrace Aquatic Club hosts a power boat spectacular on the Hunter River at Riverside Park, Raymond Terrace.

The Carpet Court Power Boat Spectacular kicks off Saturday October 13 at 9am and will wrap up by 5pm. Entry for Spectators is free, with food, coffee and refreshments available from Port Stephens Rotary. Bring a chair along and enjoy a day of exciting power boat racing on the grassy banks of the Hunter River. Pits will be opened during the lunch break for those spectators keen to inspect the boats.

SPEED: Shane Martin in the Hunter Valley Fire cell boat soars through the water. Photo: Quinnos Quicksnaps.

SPEED: Shane Martin in the Hunter Valley Fire cell boat soars through the water. Photo: Quinnos Quicksnaps.

The competition attracts entrants from as far as Queensland, Sydney, Windsor as well as competitors from local areas. Both outboard and inboard boats will compete over various classes with plenty of action and speed in store.

The faster boats will reach speeds of over 200kph on the oval shaped course with straights of 600 metres. The top boats will compete in the coveted Hunter Valley Championship on a point score basis over two heats.

flying: Brent Lewis in Decision, a cell boat that will be part of the Carpet Court Power Boat Race in Raymond Terrace. Photo: Quinnos Quicksnaps.

flying: Brent Lewis in Decision, a cell boat that will be part of the Carpet Court Power Boat Race in Raymond Terrace. Photo: Quinnos Quicksnaps.

Raymond Terrace Aquatic Club gives thanks to local sponsors:Carpet Court (Raymond Terrace and Tea Gardens), Port Stephens Council (thanks for your support and assistance), The Examiner, Polytherm (Tomago), Leisure Pools ( Thornton), The Junction Inn (Raymond Terrace), Raymond Terrace Bowling Club, Purnell Trophies and Karuah Motor Yacht Club.

A presentation will be held at the Raymond Terrace Bowling Club following the completion of the day’s racing.