Race Day Procedures



Racing Set Up - Procedures - Awards - Bracket Class - Entry Fees


Race Day Set Up


Setup course is on the Saturday before a race meeting and will be at the venue from 1 pm sharp all members support is needed.


Scrutineering of boats Saturday from 2-5pm, for more information visit our scrutineering page.


Warning: if only a few members help, the races for the following day have of high chance of being delayed.



VDBC Race Day 


All boats must be at the venue by 8:00 am no late entries unless prior notice is given by the President or Race Director.


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 1:30 pm BBQ available.


Eliminations - 2:00 pm sharp.


2nd chance draw - If time permitting, will run after Elimination Finals racing.


5:00 pm all race boats are to be 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.


Presentations - 6:00 pm sharp around tower area.



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Start Boat Procedure 


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Yella Terra Cup



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VDBC Bill Davis Memorial Trophy



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VDBC Bracket Class





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Entry Fees


If you wish to race, the entry fee of $150 needs to be deposited into the club’s bank account by midnight on the Tuesday before the race event.


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 of the Tuesday before the race event 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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