Archive for February 2012

Triumph for Caughey at World jetsprint final

Defending world superboat champion Peter Caughey won the final round of the UIM World Superboat Championship at Wanganui this weekend, but lost his world crown. The six-time world jetsprint champion, four-times a winner in the prestigious superboat class, had his plans to launch the latest in cutting-edge racing craft at the opening round dashed after…

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Thrills and spills in jetsprint world finals

Less than a second separates the top four at the opening day of the UIM World jetsprint championship final at Wanganui today. And all four of those boats were built by defending champion Peter Caughey. The ENZED racer is currently sitting fourth in a leased boat after problems with US-supplied parts for his newest craft…

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Caughey fighting fit for worlds final

Defending world champion Peter Caughey is raring to go for the final round of the UIM World Superboat Championship at Wanganui this weekend, despite further delays to the new boat he’d hoped to debut there. “We’ll continue with the ENZED boat we raced last weekend, the 600 cubic inch (9.9-litre) big block in the old…

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Triumph – tragedy for Kiwis at superboat world champs

Kiwi Leighton Minnell won the opening round of the UIM World Superboat Championships at Featherstone today in defending champion Peter Caughey’s title-winning boat, but that win was bittersweet for Caughey. Caughey’s new boat wasn’t ready for the opening round, and he leased fellow competitor Steve Bron’s second-string craft to make it to today’s start line.…

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Kiwis one-two at superboat champs opener

Kiwis logged the fastest times in early qualifying at the opening round of the World Superboat championships at Featherstone today, despite Aussie boasts on social media. Leighton Minnell ended the first qualifier in front aboard defending world champion Peter Caughey’s old Sprintec boat with Caughey himself in second, driving a boat leased for the weekend…

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Kiwi engineers to the rescue

World superboat champion Peter Caughey’s title defence is back on track thanks to a handful of ingenious Kiwis. The Canterbury racer had ordered a new, high-tech engine block from the US for his ENZED boat, but it arrived late – and with a host of engineering problems his team has worked long hours to fix.…

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