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
THUNDERCAT NEWS / INFORMATION
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
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).
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 ...read more
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.read more
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...read more
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 ***read more
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...read more