VDBC : Newsletter

Newsletter No.6 October 2019

Welcome to the first newsletter of the 2019-2020 race season, please continue reading for information concerning upcoming club events, news and updates.


Race Day Information

Our first race day will be held on Sunday 24th November which will be a test and tune meeting to kick off the race season.


Entry Fees

We will be implementing a new payment system regarding entry fees this season.


If you wish to race, the entry fee of $100 needs to be deposited into the club’s bank account by midnight Tuesday the 19th of November.


A reminder text message including the club’s bank details will be sent to all known drivers in the weeks prior to this date.


If you do not receive a text message, please contact Carly Day at 0422 713 005 via text to register your details with the club.


Any entry payments paid after midnight Tuesday 19th November will incur a penalty fee of $20, entry fees paid on race day will also include the late payment fee of $20.


Account Details

Victorian Drag Boat Club
BSB: 633 000
Account Number: 134817790


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Membership Information


Membership payments are now due, the following are our membership options:


For any further enquiries: Facebook or VDBC Website

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Boat Scrutineering


Scrutineering will be available on Saturday 23rd November from 1pm – 4pm at the National Water Sports Centre prior to Sunday’s race meeting.


If you cannot make it down to the National Water Sports Centre on the Saturday prior, a second round of scrutineering will take place on race day between 8am – 9am.


All competitors and boats⁄jet skis need to be in the pits by 9am. Drivers need to be ready for briefing at 9:30am (boats having already been scrutineered)


It is preferable that you have your boats scrutineered on Saturday as it frees up some time for our staff on race day.


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Help Your Club

Working Bee


We are holding a working bee on Saturday 9th November to clean up the venue prior to our first race meeting.


We are hoping to accomplish the following:

Any and all are welcome, if you have a specialty skill in any of these area’s we would greatly appreciate your assistance.


We would LOVE to see some new faces!

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Volunteers Needed


We are always looking for new volunteers to help out with the following:


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The VDBC is always looking for sponsors, if you know of anyone who owns a business, small or large, we would love for them to become a VDBC Sponsor!

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What’s Happening

Race Dates

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Reverse Raffle Fundraiser


Our next fundraiser will be held at 12pm – 6pm on Sunday 1st December 2019 at 13 Kuranda Street, Langwarrin.


Tickets are $100 each, this includes entry into the reverse raffle, live band, and free food & drink on the day.


Kids are welcome and their entry is free.


Further information is available on our Facebook page and website.


There are only 35 Tickets left! Act quick and contact AJ at 0418 388 898 to get your tickets now!


We would love to see some new faces!


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Capsule Cell Testing


For those of you with capsule boats, we are retesting our safety procedures regarding capsule cell testing on Saturday 23rd November prior to race day.


If this applies to you, please keep an eye out for following newsletters closer to the date for further information⁄confirmation.


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We have a whole new range of merchandise this year:



Race Print Merch (old stock):



Note: Bundle deals will be available at the merchandise stall on race day!


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Future Thinking


The Committee has been exploring the idea of starting up a Junior League!


If you know anyone between the ages of 12 – 16, who is interested in drag boat racing (J class boats) please encourage them to come down on race day and express their interest!


Nothing is confirmed as yet but we would love to get them involved any way we can!


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General Meetings


General Meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at the National Water Sports Centre.


The next General Meeting will be held on the 12th November.


Please come down and be involved, we want hear your opinions!


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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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Below you will find a list of all our VDBC newsletters, simply click onto the newsletter you wish to read.



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