VDBC : Newsletter

Newsletter No.7 November 2019

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


Race Day Information

We would like to formally apologise for the cancelation of the 24th November race meeting. Unfortunately, due to issues with our insurance we were not legally permitted to race. We would like to thank all of the committee members who have been working tirelessly trying to rectify this issue.


Our first race day will be held on Sunday 19 January, which will be round 1 of the National High Points Series.


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 14th of January.


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



Back to Top


Membership Information


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




Back to Top


Boat Scrutineering


Scrutineering will be available on Saturday before our race meeting 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.



Back to Top


Help Your Club

Volunteers Needed


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


If you know anyone who has a current RSA please encourage them to come down and volunteer at the bar!



Back to Top



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!



Back to Top


What’s Happening

Race Dates



Back to Top


Reverse Raffle Fundraiser


The fundraiser for 2020 will be announced later in the year.


We would love to see some new faces!



Back to Top


Capsule Cell Testing


In the near future we would like to practice and perfect our safety procedures regarding capsule boats and what to do in case of an emergency.


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



Back to Top




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!



Back to Top


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!



Back to Top



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.



Back to Top


Newsletter Archives

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



Back to Top