The Upper Hawkesbury Power Boat Club (UHPBC) are proud to be hosting “Round one” of arguably Australia's largest circuit boat racing event, the 2019 USA Vs Australia Power Boat Spectacular and it is my pleasure to invite you to enter.
The USA Vs Australia Power Boat Spectacular in 2016 was one of the largest the club has run in the past few years. This year see’s the inclusion of the super-
There will be kid’s rides, trade stands, Hot Rod and Car displays and a huge program of races over two days and nothing less than a weekend of action, action and even more action is our guarantee It is our aim to provide an opportunity for the lovers of horsepower, enthusiasts and locals to witness first-
So get the covers off the boats, get you entries in and help us make this series the best the boating world has seen.
Sean Walker, Commodore – Upper Hawkesbury Power Boat Club.
105mph Super Stock
Formula Opti / SST120
CLASSES. Each class must have Four (4) or more entries each day to be called a class. If a class has three (3) or less boats running in a race then the race will not run, but the boats will automatically be entered in the next class at the discretion of the race committee.
CLASS REPRESENTATIVE. Each class will have a representative. The representative will look after their individual class and will be a contact for you if further information is needed. Class contact are:
Unlimited: John Davoll 0411 874 615
6 Litre: John Davoll 0411 874 615
105mph Super Stock: Hayden Chesser 0424 151 520
Formula Opti / SST120 Matty Peck 0406 668 714
Hydros/KT: Dylan Greentree 0421 249 920
Formula Future: Peter Cunneen 0419 682 037
PROMOTIONS. There have been some boats selected that will be part of our promotions activities. If you would like to be part of that team please contact Hayden Chesser 0424 151 520.
ENTRIES & COSTS: The early Entry fee will be $200.00 per boat and $30 for Formula Futures and this includes the safety levy.
All entries must be in the hands of the Entries Co-
Unlimited and 6 Litre entries are by nomination only and MUST be forwarded to email@example.com
Entries can be emailed to Kristie on: firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail:
590 Singleton Road, Laughtondale NSW 2775.
All drivers will receive four free wrist bands. Teams will have the option of purchasing an additional 6 wristbands at a cost of $25 each. All other team members will be required to pay the nominated gate entry fee.
‘WRIST BANDS’ will be available on Friday the 18th of January 2019 or with your entry form.
Team members with no wrist bands will be charged the normal admission price at the gate.
LATE ENTRIES: Entries received after the 13th of January will attract the full entry fee of $280.
You will need to contact your ‘Class Representative’ by phone so you can be included in entry lists.
PIT AREA: Adequate covered footwear must be worn by all team members in the pit area at all times and all spectators that wish to enter the pit area must comply.
NO SMOKING IN PITS AND NO ALCOHOL TO BE BROUGHT INTO PITS, INCLUDING IN
TRANSPORTERS. ANY TEAM FOUND WITH ALCOHOL IN THE PIT AREA MAY BE
DISQUALIFIED FROM THE EVENT AND FACE OTHER PENALTIES AS PER THE COMMITTEES DISCRETION.
SCRUTINEERING: All boats will be scrutineered at Windsor on Friday the 18th of January 2019 from 9.00am to 5.30pm or by prior arrangement only on the Saturday and Sunday.
TEST & TUNE/PRACTICE: The course will be available for practice on Friday the 18th of January 2019 from midday to 4.00pm. All paperwork and scrutineering must be completed before any boat is allowed on the course. There will not be any practice on Saturday or Sunday.
FUEL: Will need to be organised by yourself and it will need to be brought to the event (Please take care when travelling with fuel)
DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING: Random drug and alcohol testing will take place throughout the weekend. All drivers must complete a breath test prior to racing and crew members will be asked to comply with random testing. This year further random drug testing will take place.
CAPSULE TEST: If requested during the event, please make your boat and safety equipment available for inspection by rescue crew, including belt operation, steering wheel removal, hatch removal and air system.
AIR SYSTEM: All boats fitted with a reinforced cockpit/cell, must have an on-
REQUIREMENT FOR COMPETITORS:
● Full APBA Licence
● State Boating Licence (NOTE: All documentation must be original)
● APBA Affiliated Club membership to be presented at time of scrutineering/entry.
● Boat Registration
Please note: All documentation must be original and be presented at time of entry and scrutineering
Each boat can only enter one class and cannot "step up" unless no class is available (3 boats or less) or invited by officials.
PITS CLOSE: 7.00am Saturday and Sunday. All boats that haven't been scrutineered and completed paperwork to be in pits by 6.00am (by prior arrangement only).
Please contact Hayden Chesser 0424 151 520, if you are going to be late. Late entry to pits may mean disqualification for days racing.
PITS PARKING: Each class will have a specific area to park in the Pit area, please park as directed by officials. There will also be a designated area for crews with transporters.
Cars not required to be in the pits will need to be parked in the spectator parking area. If requested by officials to remove your vehicle you must comply. Arguing or abuse of officials will NOT be tolerated from Drivers and their Crew.
DRIVERS BRIEFING: Drivers briefing will take place at 8.00am Saturday and 8.00am Sunday at the bottom of the stairs at the rear of the Upper Hawkesbury Power Boat Club-
NOISE LIMIT: General limit 105db -
BOATS MUST COMPLY WITH NOISE LIMITS.
INCIDENTS AND PROTESTS: All race incidents and protests must be made to the Officer of the Day (OD) who will be located in the UHPBC Tower.
SECURITY: Security will be provided overnight on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
PRESENTATION: Presentation will occur approximately one hour after the completion of the last race on Sunday at the Club House. Please come along and support your fellow competitors.
The Directors and Race Committee of the UHPBC do hope you are able to attend and look forward to seeing you in January for a great weekend of racing.
When is it happening?
FRIDAY 18 January
12.00 midday -
SATURDAY 19 January
7.30am Pits Close
8.30am Gates open to the public
8.30am Driver Briefing
9.30am Event Opening and National Anthem
SUNDAY 20 January
7.30am Pits Close
8.30am Gates open to the public
8.30am Driver Briefing
6.00pm Presentation and Social Time
SENIOR DRIVERS BRIEFING SHEET
To be read by all competing drivers with any explanations required to be addressed at Drivers Briefing.
This meeting is conducted under the Rules of the APBA. This briefing is a summary of the Rule Book with some additional rules and interpretations of such Rules pertaining to the Windsor racing course.
1. No Boat to go under Windsor Bridge for any reason.
2. Noise limits will be enforced
3. No alcohol consumption permitted by anyone in the Pit area.
4. No BBQ’s or smoking permitted in the Pit area.
5. No open shoes or thongs permitted in the Pit area.
6. No crew permitted to be riding on Trailers and Drivers to be seated in their boats when being picked up in the Pit area, while launching and retrieving their boats.
7. Drivers to have a breath test each race day and random checks may be conducted for drivers and crews throughout the meeting.
8. Boats must turn left at all times.
9. No boat is to enter the course while the race is in progress or “in the hands of the start boat”.
10. Helmets and Life Jackets are to be worn at all times whilst on the race course.
11. Scratch Races: The Start Boat will pick up boats and proceed to an area off the course and the boats will either mill or stop to wait for water to settle. The Starter will then indicate by raising of the white flag and line the boats up with pole 1 within two (2) boat widths of the pole boat while the other competitors must line up in their pole positions within two (2) boat widths of their inside pole number. They will bring boats down – in line with the bow of the boats level with the transom of the start boat and the flag will be dropped on the back straight. There will be no restarts and if you are in front of the pole boat or charge the start – you will be disqualified.
12. All boats shall maintain their pole positions from the drop of the flag until they exit the lead out buoy on the first corner, maintaining their pole position around the corner. Failure to adhere to this will result in disqualification from the race or heat.
13. Do not assume water conditions to be perfect, the decision to race is up to the driver.
14. Boats must maintain their course so as not to hinder any other boat, not change lanes until they have attained sufficient lead to do so safely. (Min. 3 boat lengths). All boats must give the leading boat at least 2 boat lengths clear when entering turns.
15. An even turn must be made at all buoys. You must turn the buoy in the lane you have attained 100 metres before that buoy, regardless of position of leading or trailing boats. Eg. – you enter turn buoy in lane 3 you must maintain that lane around buoy, no square cutting the corners.
Failure to adhere to this will result in disqualification from the race or the heat.
16. If you hit a turn buoy you will be penalized. If you are able to continue, wait until all boats have passed and it is safe – you may then re-
17. If you miss a buoy – do not re-
18. All races are 4 laps, unless directions are issued from the Tower or the OD.
19. If you pass a boat you usually wouldn’t pass, be aware as there may be a red flag or incident non the course.
20. All boats are to STOP on Red Flags. Failure to adhere to this will result in disqualification from the race, heat or event.
21. Do not pass run out buoys at each end of the course.
22. If you lose power or slowing down – raise one (1) arm and don’t make any sharp turn. Slow down in a straight line. Do not run off course at turn buoys.
23. If you are involved in an incident where you are thrown from your boat, into the water, you will be picked up by the Rescue Boat and taken from the water in the Rescue Basket or floated into the Rescue Craft, no exceptions, and will be assessed by the on board Paramedic.
24. All boats to finish on the chequered flag – regardless of what lap you are in.
25. When the race is finished, continue around the course until black flag is shown from the Tower or Duty Boats. (Do not go past run out buoys or across the course and do not return to the bank until the Black Flag has been displayed).
26. Distress Signals
• Slow Down raise 1 arm
• Steering Loss raise both arms
• Immediate Assistance stand & wave
• Boats with Cockpits Open canopy & Signal Tower, if no signal – the race will be Red flagged .
• Blue Peter 3 minutes to Zero (for clock starts)
• White Start Flag – in the hands of the starter (pole boat starts) 1 minute to start (for clock starts)
• Green Race in Progress
• Yellow 1 Lap to go
• Chequered Finish (All Boats regardless of what lap)
• Black Recall (Do not return to the bank until displayed)
• Red Cross on White Background Caution
(Keep racing but be aware of an incident on the Course)
• Red STOP and wait instruction from the Tower.
28. Race Classes: Engines may be measured along with boat compliance for the Class entered.
If you have doubts about the ability of your boat to pass that test – you should withdraw from this event.
29. Protests: To be lodged on the appropriate form available from the Tower with $100.00 to the Officer of the Day.
30. Radio Communications: All boats and crew using Radio Communications are to be assembled in a common area, under the control of a Marshall, who will monitor any conversation. The only conversation to the driver while in the hands of the starter and while the Race is in progress shall be Safety Calls to the Driver, which Flags are displayed or in the event of an Emergency eg. Fire – where a boat is stopped on the course. Any breach of this Rule shall mean disqualification from the race or heat.
Abuse of any officials – will not be tolerated. Boat Owners and Drivers will be disqualified for the day and a Yellow Card will be issued immediately.
UHPBC COURSE RULE
At the start of a race all boats must maintain and stay in the lane of their respective pole position until they have exited the first turn. The race will then return to normal race rules where you must attain a minimum of three boat lengths before changing lanes. The course will be set with 3 turn buoys at each end.
The boat in pole one is to turn around these buoys with a maximum of 2 metres distance between the buoy and the port side of boat. All other boats turn in respective lanes.
Infringement penalty will be disqualification from the race and after two disqualifications a yellow card will be issued.
The pole boat will line boats up to give straight run to first turn with finish buoy on your port side.
Boat fields in most classes will be limited to four boats but may be changed on the day. Pole positions and heats will be drawn at random. Outside pole will not be able to be nominated for.
Finals (fastest heat race time driver to choose pole position with other finalists choosing remaining positions).
Please complete after submitting your online entry, thank you!