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.

 

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VDBC News

National Water Sports Centre Initiative 2019⁄2020 - Update November 2019

Welcome to the fourth update on the implementation of the National Water Sports Centre Initiative.

 

National Water Sports Centre

Image ©Allan Broomhall 2019.

Water Supply Works

Works have recently been completed on the replacement of a water main within the site.
This water main has had a number of repairs over recent years and it was decided that, given the age and condition of the pipe, that full replacement would be desirable.

Sewerage System Works

Investigations are underway to assess different options to upgrade or replace the sewerage pump station adjacent to the main rowing shed.
This facility has also required constant repairs in recent years and it is desirable to implement a solution that will provide a more reliable sewerage solution for the site moving forward.

Electrical Works

Electrical works are underway to support the installation of lighting to the main carpark, roadway and entrance as well as supporting the installation of the new site security system.
Capacity has also been included to enable the installation of an automatic entry gate into the future should this be required.

Site Security

The installation of the new security system is being organised and will closely follow the completion of the electrical works.
The new security system will include CCTV cameras to record any criminal or antisocial behaviour on site and provide an increased level of security for both site users and property.

Road and Car Park Construction

With the adverse weather we have experienced over the winter and spring period and the works to underground infrastructure taking place, the sealing of the road and carpark has been delayed. However, it is expected to progress quickly once these works to underground services are complete.

More Information

Contact John Downs at john.downs@delwp.vic.gov.au

 

For more information on these exciting developments please view the PDF link below:

 

NWSC - Update November 2019 PDF File

National Water Sports Centre Initiative 2018⁄2019 - Update May 2019

We hope you like our new look National Water Sports Centre (NWSC) Initiative update.
In these newsletter updates you will find out about the progress of works to improve the safety and amenity of the NWSC…

 

For more information on these exciting developments please view the PDF link below:

 

NWSC - Update May 2019 PDF File

National Water Sports Centre Initiative 2018⁄2019 - Update June 2019

Works to construct the path are almost finished, with concrete laying nearing completion.
Handrails will soon be added to the western end and ground cover planted around the switchback (see below).
All work is expected to be completed by the end of June…

 

For more information on these exciting developments please view the PDF link below:

 

NWSC - Update June 2019 PDF File

National Water Sports Centre Initiative 2018⁄2019 - Update August 2019

Welcome to the third update on the implementation of the National Water Sports Centre Initiative.
Shared Path The path is now complete.
Handrails and some landscaping have been added to the western end of the path.
We are waiting for the weather to improve before we can complete the rest of the landscaping…

 

For more information on these exciting developments please view the PDF link below:

 

NWSC - Update August 2019 PDF File

 

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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 19-1-2020

 

Sunday 24th of November 2019

 

Sadly due to insurance concerns we have had to cancel this Sunday’s planned event!

 

The club would like to sincerely apologise to everyone that has supported this event and is in the process of rectifying the issue for the remainder of our race season.

 

The safety of our competitors and patrons is paramount to our club and this issue couldn’t be overlooked.

 

We would like to thank everyone for their continued support and understanding on this issue.

 

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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VDBC NOTICE

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL DRIVERS!

 

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…

 

Please note that there has been a race date change from the 15th of March 2020 to the 22nd of March 2020.
The 22nd of March 2020 is the National Drag Boat Titles III final.

 

 

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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.

 

There are only 10 Tickets left! Act quick and contact AJ at 0418 388 898 to get your tickets now!

 

VDBC 2019 Fundraiser

 

For more Information…

 


VDBC Newsletter

Latest newsletter is now available:
2019 Newsletter 7

 

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