,m VDBC : 2016 Newsletter No.2

 

 

 

VDBC : Newsletter


2016 Newsletter No.2

Whats on the agenda

 

Next race day is on the 28th February.

 

Schedule for the day

 

Race Day.
All boats must be at the venu by 8am no late entries unless prior notice is given by Wendy Howie.
BBQ Breakfast
The VDBC will supply a bacon and eggs breakfast for all early members and supporters.
Driver Briefing
9.30 am Sharp. All drivers and crew members to attend, Do not wait to be called.
( Non Attendance = No Racing ).
Qualifying
10:00 - 10.15 am Racing to start
( unless delayed ).
All bracket class boats are to have their boats in the water preferably before drivers briefing.
All other boats are to be ready when called.
Lunch
1:00 to 2:00pm BBQ available.
Eliminations
2:00pm sharp.
2nd chance draw
If time permitting, will run after Elimination Finals racing.
5.00pm all race boats out of the water.

 

Pack up Course

 

After Eliminations Finals or after 2nd chance draw.
All racers are to support and help pack up all equipment, this is not a committee-only responsibility, any non-race members we also ask for your support. many hands make light work.
Remember all entries must in by 1st Feb no later than 4pm to the President Wendy. Ph. 0438 758 187.
We need a minimum of 12 boats for this event.
Lets make it happen.

 

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Membership

 

Have your contact details changed?
If so, then take the opportunity to update them on our website.
It only takes a few minutes of your time and your information is safe.

 

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The National Race Event for the 20th March 2016

 

The Nationals are fast approaching and the club needs an idea of who intends to race for the event.
Ultimately we would like some form of indication by the end of February.
Wendy our President needs you to notify her of your intension.
Racers step up and let us know. We will not be chasing you anymore.
Please also remember that the Torana Club is supporting our National event again this year.

 

Race Day Schedule

 

All Boats
Must be at the venue by 8am no late entries unless prior notice is given by Wendy Howie.
Scrutineering will be done on the Saturday afternoon from 1pm and up to 8.30 am on the Sunday morning.
To make things easier we ask that Boat Owners have their boats scrutineered on the Saturday afternoon if possible.
There maybe also the opportunity to have it done during the week at a venue to be notified.
We will keep you posted.

 

BBQ Breakfast
The VDBC may supply a bacon and eggs for breakfast but support is required.

 

Drivers Briefing
9.30 am Sharp. All drivers and crew members to attend.
Do not wait to be called.
(Non Attendance = No Racing – No Exceptions ).
All boats are to be on the water before 9.30 am except for BADs and Hydro boats.
Nobody is permitted to start their boats engines prior to 10.00 am.

 

Qualifying
10:00 - 10.15 am Racing to start
( Unless Delayed ).
All bracket class boats are to have their boats in the water before drivers briefing.
All other boats are to be ready when called.

 

Lunch
1.00 to 2.00pm BBQ available

 

Eliminations
2.00pm sharp
5.00pm all racing should be completed by the latest.
Then all race boat owners and drivers are required to help pack up.

 

Pack Up Course
After Eliminations Finals or after 2nd chance draw. All racers are to support and help pack up all equipment, this is not a committee-only responsibility, any non-race members we also ask for your support. many hands make light work.

 

Presentations
To be at the bottom of tower at 6 pm.
Note: Once we know what boats have entered a time schedule will be given out for racers to know how the day is proposed to be run in a time schedule.

 

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The Beyond Blue Chris Pasila Fun Day is on the 2 April 2016

 

The club has been asked if it can support this event.
The secretary raised this proposal last year and the club agreed to support the occasion.
The committee would like to see members and friends join in on the day.
The club is also considering on making it a social weekend away.
We are asking people to bring their boats along for the day or weekend.
The event is being held in Yarrawonga on the Murray River.
Many members have known the Pasila family for many years and would have known young Chris who departed this world far too soon, so we ask that you mark your calendars or diaries and give this some support as a club as we have done many times previously for other occasions.
If you can support let either Alan Joy, Wendy Howie or Mike Waghorne know as Marie from Melton speed boat club is organising the event of behalf of the Pasila Family.
We are running out of time but the club would like to make this also a social weekend away then we need to know by the end of this month.
Do not just acknowledge the end of the month, make your commitment of intension known now if possible.

 

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Ski Race Events

 

At the last club monthly meeting (Feb) our President informed the club that Robinvale ski race organisers were asking the VDBC to support the event.
Unfortunately, time for this year was not available nor planned for in the clubs schedule of yearly events however, it is an event the club can support next year and we are lead to believe that another on water demo could very well be made available. This event is also televised so there is some potential free exposure for the club.
Given that Robinvale water is wide we might be able to get a capsule hydro to this event next year.
So keep it in mind all the hydro boat owners.
The Southern 80 has come and gone for another year, however the club were able and lucky enough to put a demo on the water for Saturday & Sunday.
To all those that made the trip up and supported the event the committee thanks you for selfless efforts over the weekend.
With any luck we might see some extra boats at the Nationals event, we can only hope…

 

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VDBC Website

 

Just a reminder to keep your eye on the clubs website.
Make sure you check the notice board to see whats been added.
It can make short work to see whats been updated plus refer to the date as shown on the home page.
The clubs app is apparently still having some teething issue where push notifications are disappearing for apple I phone users.
Alan Joy is addressing the issue to see what can be done.
This issue is not prevalent for android phones all though the system is working slowly to the club benefit.

 

VDBC Secretary: Mike Waghorne

 

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Club Contacts

President
president@vdbc.com.au

 

Secretary
secretary@vdbc.com.au

 

Treasurer
treasurer@vdbc.com.au

 

Rules Officer
rulesofficer@vdbc.com.au

 

Membership Officer
membership@vdbc.com.au

 

General Enquires
enquiry@vdbc.com.au

 

All Contacts
Contacts Page

 

Snail Mail
All posted mail should be addressed to:
Victorian Drag Boat Club Inc. P.O. Box 3238, Mornington, Vic, 3931.

 

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