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James Bhutty Moore-morial Race 2024 (Sanctioned)


Pilot Bay, Mount Maunganui


Sat 3rd Feb 2024




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Name: Paul Roozendaal

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Please read the event pānui for full information.


Saturday the 3rd of February 2024: Saturday is Bhuttz challenging 30+km Open Ocean Downwind ‘Champions Cup’ Race. This is the race you want to win!

Waitangi Weekend It’s a long weekend so make your way down to the bay of plenty and enjoy what we have to offer.

Reserve Day Sunday 4th of February will be used if weather is too dangerous

HOW MUCH? $120

Early Bird - $100per paddler before 25th Dec 2023 For $100 you get:

  • A supported Ocean Race 
  • A limited edition event cap 
  • A good feed of Turkish
  • A chance at the cash, and 
  • A chance of a great spot prize plus, 
  • A cool day hanging with friends. Perfect! 

James Lance Kiri Moore (aka Bhutty) was a core member of the Goodyear Outrigger Canoe Crew and New Zealand’s White Water Rafting Team. He loved the water and there weren’t too many days when he wasn’t amongst it in one way or another. In July 2008 we had to bid our brother farewell, as while we were doing a down-winder Bhutty got the call up into Tangaroa’s team. We host this event to honour our friend, to celebrate his life & what he achieved. The race is designed to raise the bar, to keep us all in top form and at the top of our game. To be able to compete, or complete, means that you will have had to have done the hard yards and every time you are out training you can thank Bhutty for the legacy that he left.

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