Mixed fortunes

Queenstown jetboat driver Regan Williamson and Glenorchy navigator Pete Reid finished sixth overall in the six-day World Jetboat Marathon raced on four Canterbury rivers.

They took second in the Unlimited class after losing 40 minutes on day two due to an electrical problem.

Fellow Queenstowner Shaun Kelly was the eighth-fastest Unlimited entry, while Queenstown’s Brent Ward navigated for Canadian Dale Whiteside, who came ninth overall.

Cricket muster

Weekly pre-season practice for Queenstown Cricket Club senior players starts tonight at the Events Centre nets at 5.30pm. Central Otago competition starts on October 31.

Casting call

The Wakatipu Anglers Club is running a series of four fly-fishing lessons for beginners at $95 a head. T

he course, each Tuesday and Thursday over the next two weeks from 6.30pm at Wakatipu High, is conducted by club president Chris Dore, an internationally qualified casting instructor.

The annual course usually attracts up to 40 anglers – the club has brand-new fly rods it can lend out. Registration is at Element in Remarkables Park.