Thundercat Racing – Kogarah Bay Sydney

For the first time in history, Thundercat Racing in Kogarah Bay!

Forms and licences are now available! Act quickly!

First Raceday: Saturday 31st October 2015

Driver Information

THUNDERCAT NEWS / INFORMATION

DRIVERS
The next steps are as follows:
Join the St. George Motor Boat Club – entry forms are on their website https://stgeorgembc.com.au/
Join the St. George Power Boat Club $5 annual fee
Obtain APBA licence/boat registration – the new forms incorporating the more economical fee structure are being put together over the next couple of days.
The APBA fee structure is as follows:
$350 annual fee for owner/driver, OR
$200 annual fee for owner, OR
$150 annual fee for driver
Passenger/2nd crew member – no charge but must be over 16 years of age, a member of the St. George Power Boat Club, complete self assessment medical form, fill in a “day licence form” to capture their details, sign indemnity form (if under 18 must be co-signed by parent guardian.
Drivers must undergo a medical by local GP
Race numbers will be issued at registration with the APBA, starting from T01
numbers to be placed on engine cowl
Payment can be made by Direct Deposit to St George PBC, cash is often easier on the day.

Day Racing Licence/Boat Registration
A Day Racing Licence/Boat registration may be utilised
Cost of Day licence is $150 owner/driver; $90 owner; $60 driver
A self assessment medical is required
Only 2 day licences can be used per season
The cost of any day licence is deducted from the cost of the full time licence

APPROVED DRIVER CLOTHING
Approval has been given for the racing clothing to include
Downhill mountain bike helmet (Dave Minton has a photo of same)
Arms & Legs must be covered e.g. racing suit, overalls, track suit.
Ballistic / Wet Suit Shorts
Life Vest
BOAT SAFETY
The boats need to have the following safety features
Rubber “torque” straps to hold down leg (from lower transom bolts to rear of cav plate).
No bolts protruding inwards through transom (bolt heads on the inside).
Outboard must be bolted on, not clamps only.
Only plastic fuel tanks to be used, strapped to floor (not transom).
Throttle return spring.
Any ballast should be a plastic bottle only (water filled).


 

2017 / 2018 RACE DAYS

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2017 / 2018 RACE DAYS

The St. George Power Boat Club has scheduled races for the 2017/2018 season for the following dates: Saturday 25 November 2017                             Club Day Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 February 2018      Speedboat Spectacular and Australian Championships Saturday 23 June 2018                                       Club Day Sunday 24 June 2018                                          NSW Formula Futures Championships Saturday 18 August 2018                                    Club Day   Club days are open to Formula Futures, Thundercats and all classes of Speed...

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CLUB DAY CANCELLED

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CLUB DAY CANCELLED

Due to the shortage of boats available to compete in our club day this Saturday 1 April 2017, unfortunately the day has to be cancelled. Despite the best efforts of club officials, there were insufficient boats available to put together a race in any of the following classes: Formula Futures Thundercats 70 mph class Speed boats Hopefully we will get a better response for our next race day.  

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Thundercat Racing Approved at St. George Power Boat Club

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Thundercat Racing Approved at St. George Power Boat Club

Amazing news from last nights APBA meeting! We now have the structure approved to enable the start of Thundercat racing on 31 October 2015 at St. George Power Boat Club – Kogarah Bay. DRIVERS The next steps are as follows: Join the St. George Motor Boat Club – entry forms are on their website https://stgeorgembc.com.au/ Join the St. George Power Boat Club $5 annual fee Obtain APBA licence/boat registration – the new forms incorporating the more economical fee structure are being put together over the next couple of days. The APBA fee structure is as follows: $350 annual fee for owner/driver, OR $200 annual fee for owner, OR $150 annual fee for driver Passenger/2nd crew member – no charge but must be over 16 years of age, a member of the St. George Power Boat Club, complete self assessment medical form, fill in a “day licence form” to capture their details, sign indemnity form (if under 18 must be co-signed by parent guardian. Drivers must undergo a medical by local GP Race numbers will be issued at registration with the APBA, starting from T01 numbers to be placed on engine cowl APBA Officials will be present on 31 October to collect APBA Driver/Owner fees, they should have an eftpos machine available, cash is often easier Day Racing Licence/Boat Registration Given the short time between now and the 31 October, a Day Racing Licence/Boat registration may be utilised Cost of Day licence is $150 owner/driver; $90 owner; $60 driver A self assessment medical is required Only 2 day licences can be used per season The cost of any day licence is deducted from the cost of the full time licence APPROVED DRIVER CLOTHING Approval has been given for the racing clothing to include Downhill mountain bike helmet (Dave Minton has a photo of same) Arms & Legs must be covered e.g. racing suit, overalls, track suit. Ballistic / Wet Suit Shorts Life Vest BOAT SAFETY The boats need to have the following safety features Rubber “torque” straps to hold down leg (from lower transom bolts to rear of cav plate). No bolts protruding inwards through transom (bolt heads on the inside). Outboard must be bolted on, not clamps only. Only plastic fuel tanks to be used, strapped to floor (not transom). Throttle return spring. Any ballast should be a plastic bottle only (water filled). Race Day Details Daily race entry fee (currently $75) is payable to cover the costs of the Paramedic, Maritime Exclusive Use advertisement etc. Alcohol breath testing is conducted We will run both Handicap and Scratch Races The order of racing is likely to be Juniors Club Boats Thundercats Each class will require a different course to be set up Remember we have an Aquatic Club meeting tonight 20th October, and We have our Presentation Night / Informal social gathering on Friday night. Everyone is welcome to both. We hope to see you...

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Thundercat Racing Development Meeting Summary

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Thanks to all for coming to the Thundercat Racing Development Meeting on Tuesday 1st September. We had a great turnout of previous Race Organisers, Aust Champion Drivers, New Drivers and existing STGAC board/members. All ideas and comments have been taken onboard. We look forward to providing further information to drivers and spectators regarding the Inflatable Class at next Club Race Day on the 31st October 2015.   *** MORE INFO COMING SOON ***

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Thundercat Meeting this Tues 1st September

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Thundercat Meeting this Tues 1st September

STGAC will be holding a Meeting this Tuesday of those interested in developing regular Thundercat Racing with the St. George Power Boat Club. All those interested in racing or volunteering are welcome to attend. When: 7pm Tuesday 1 September 2015 Where: Sapphire Room (downstairs) @ St. George Motor Boat Club. Representatives from the APBA will be present to assist with getting the rules in place based on the previous APBA rules for inflatables and the current UIM rules. This is your opportunity to have a say in how the racing will be conducted. If you are unable to attend consider detailing your views in an email and send to commodore@stgeorgepbc.com.au...

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