VDBC : Newsletter

Newsletter No.2 for 2017

Presidents Say


Hi Guys
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone to the coming season 2017⁄2018.
The committee members have been working very hard behind the scenes to make this season one of our best yet.
We have in place at the moment plans for maintenance on all of our equipment as well as some big projects on the go, so stay tuned.
It’s that time again to start looking at our boats and getting them ready for the coming season ahead.
Let’s make this one not to forget.
Thanks Guys.
See you on the water.





We have not made a newsletter since January 2017.
The VDBC Club and committee members has been working very hard on future events, maintenance and getting the website up to date and running properly, the Mobile App is also being upgraded, all these efforts take time.
Our 2017 AGM Meeting was a success in producing our new voted in team.

Rowan Crundwell - President
Steve Baird - Vice President
Treasurer - Dave Geschke
Secretary - Scott Faggotter
Committee: Shannon Crundwell, Dylan Day, Alan Day Heath Eustace, Hamish Berryman, Mick O"Brien, Wendy Howie, Alan Joy, Rob Crundwell and Allan Broomhall.

A BIG Thanks to outgoing President Wendy Howie and secretary Mike Waghorne for all their efforts in the past and good luck to Rowan Crundwell and his new team for the coming season 2017⁄2018.

Allan Broomhall.


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2017 VDBC Presentation Night


It was a great night out with the VDBC at the Dandenong Club with plenty of food and entertainment, congratulations to all the winners and we will be looking forward to the upcoming Drag Boat Racing Season 2017⁄2018

Rick Dart Award


Special congratulations go to Allan Day on becoming our latest life member and Wendy Howie for the Rick Dart Award.


Monthly Meetings


Club meeting is on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Meetings generally starts at 6.30 or 7.30pm.
The meetings are held in the common room at the National Water Sports centre.


Website and Facebook


Please keep an eye on the clubs website and Facebook pages for updated information.
www.vdbc.com.au & for Facebook see - Victorian Drag Boat Club
Australia these are the 2 only official club website information webpages.


VDBC Mobile App


The App is in the final steps of being completed with all the bugs and issues fixed, we will keep you updated when it is up and running again.


VDBC First Open Day


We had some pretty ordinary weather for the Open Day at the Victorian Drag Boat Club on Sunday 28-5-2017. Otherwise it was a good days racing with around 10 new boats having a crack and many new drivers experiencing the liquid quarter mile for their very first time.

Orange Pickle, Betty, Bottle Fed, Altered Image, Pure Perfection, The Hammer, Insaniac, Time Tunnel, Disturbed, Sublime, Mischief, Tampered With. Wave Runner (Jet Ski).
Psychotic and Social Disease who had mechanical issues and had to withdraw.
Congratulations to Conrad in his boat "Orange Pickle" who took out the best reaction time of 0.093 and Tom in "Betty" who ran the best ET at 13.05.
Congratulations to Carly her first time at the wheel in "Time Tunnel" who took out the win in the 13 Second Class, nice one Carly.
Also Congratulations to Bodhi for his first effort getting behind the wheel of "Altered Image".
It was a great end to the season, many thanks to all who helped out with the day’s festivities.

Allan Broomhall


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VDBC Open Day Sun 19th Nov 2017


This day is open to anybody who owns a boat, so come on down it’s a fun day out.
Cost is $65 for Non Members including club membership for 12 months 2017⁄18 Season.
Members pay a $20 safety levy.
Trophies and prize money for Best Reaction time & Best E.T on the day $$$$
Register your interest now by calling or texting the number below.
Scrutineering available Saturday from 1pm at the venue or early Sunday morning from 7:30am
Please note the more boats we can scrutinize on Saturday the faster we will be racing on Sunday.
For more info please call: Alan 0418 388 898
General Admission $5.00 for Drag Boat Races. Under 16 free entry.
Grab your mates and grab your boats and be part of this fun day.


2017 Open Day


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Horsepower on the Hume


The VDBC Proudly Supports the "Horsepower on the Hume" the Annual Hume Boat Club Event Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd of October 2017.
All boats are welcome to join the Hume Boat Club.
For more information go to their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HumeBoatClub/ and send them a message for more information.

Horsepower on the Hume


2017 VDBC Fundraiser


This is the annual VDBC Fundraiser that we all look forward to each year, so please set aside Sunday December 3rd 2017 for a fun day out.

2017 VDBC Fundraiser


The Dreyfuss Report


$5,000.00 Grant to the Victorian Drag Boat Club to build seating along National Water Sports Centre’s waterway.


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Club Contacts







Rules Officer


Membership Officer


General Enquires


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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