VDBC. Victorian Drag Boat Club. Australia's Fastest Drag Boats.



Welcome to the VDBC Drag Boat Racing Website

The Victorian Drag Boat Club has been drag boat racing since 1986 and caters for ALL types of boats from the family ski boat to the purpose built capsule hydro's capable of over 200mph!


Based at the National water sports centre in carrum the club has invested in a new state of the art dual lane timing system, much like our asphalt cousins that allows for genuine E.T racing in all classes and also gives the racer the much needed information on each run to allow each boat to be tuned to the conditions on the day.
With E.T racing you are able to use any type of hull and engine combination to compete in your chosen bracket.


Racing generally starts at 10:30am and continues until 5:00pm.


We encourage a family environment with free entry for the kids with catering on site at very reasonable prices.


Please feel free to check this website regularly for race dates and other events as they develop.


We look forward to your company soon on the "Liquid Quarter Mile".


Note: The VDBC website has been renewed, please refresh the webpage with the f5 key on the keyboard or the circle arrow next to the House Icon in the top menu of the address bar on the browser, this is to refresh the cache on your computer to the latest updates, thank you.


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What is Drag Boat Racing?

Want to Race your Boat



Many thanks to Jacalyn McShane for creating these video's above.



National Water Sports Centre Funding


You may have heard, on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 the Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews announced $3 million in funding for improvements to the National Water Sports Centre (NWSC), for more information on this exciting news…
National Water Sports Centre Funding


Pictured below is the Premier inspecting one of the many drag boats on display.
In the foreground from left to right are: Sonya Kilkenny, Member for the State Seat of Carrum, Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for Energy and Suburban Development, Member for Mordialloc, Tim Richardson, The Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews and VDBC Club Member, Allan (Al) Day. In the background are the Mayor of the City of Dandenong, Mr. Youhorn Chea and Councillors, Mr. Jim Memeti and Mrs. Angela Long together with Victorian Government Senior Adviser, Lee Tarlamis.


Premier Daniel Andrews & Allan Day


National Water Sports Centre - Media Release


The Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews announced $3 million in funding for improvements to the National Water Sports Centre (NWSC), More Information…
National Water Sports Centre - Media Release



For other information please vist our Facebook Page:
Victorian Drag Boat Club INC


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Next Drag Boat Race Day

2019⁄20 Drag Boat Racing Season Opener 24-11-2019


Sunday 24th of November 2019


General admission is $10 per person, with children under 16 years of age free entry.


For new boats that would like to be a part of this event, please have a look at our Membership & Race Day Information, links below.


Membership & Race Day Information this will aid in seeing how we set up things for the race day.


Entrants MUST notify the club of their intention to race 7 days before the event!


2018⁄2019 Race Dates & Schedule


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Please note that the club has now set a 15 BOAT MINIMUM for all race days and without these numbers being reached PRIOR to race day the race meeting will be cancelled!
It is the drivers responsibility to enter each race meeting so please DO NOT EXPECT a call from the club make the effort and enter your boat now!


Deadline for race meetings is 1 week before race date.
Also please note that if you race a boat, you are 100% required to assist in "set up & pack up" on the day.
The days of racing and putting your boat on the trailer and heading to the bar are GONE…


The Victorian Drag Boat Club would like to thank everyone for your support through a tough season due to the Blue Green Algae as well as boat issues with many of our most regular competitors.


Despite this it is was fantastic to see we had around 20 competitive boats and skis at all of the race meeting we were able to host.
A big congratulations and thank you to all racers, crews and volunteers who made this season and in particular the season closer a success one.
We couldn’t have done it without you.



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VDBC 2019 Fundraiser!


This is the annual VDBC Fundraiser that we all look forward to each year, so please set aside Sunday 1st of December 2019 for a fun day out.
Note: Tickets will be available mid October 2019.


VDBC 2019 Fundraiser


For more Information…


VDBC Newsletter

Latest newsletter is now available:
2019 Newsletter 5


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