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Good afternoon race boat supporters,
Please find attached the information pack on the up- coming Marlo Cup, to be held in the town of Marlo in east Victoria, on Saturday the 10th of December.
We already have a strong field of outboards but we would like to encourage the displacements to be more involved ,so please consider getting a class together ,and we will try accommodate you best we can. We have also given thought to a static display or demonstration runs for “blown” boats or “vintage” boats. If this is you, please contact us.
So ,please take the time to have a look over the “ENTRY GUIDE” because I believe you will be surprised at the many benefits of venue ,the local facilties and appreciate what a great event this will be.
It simply “ticks” all the boxes for a great boat race meeting !
Also please pass on this information to anyone that maybe interested and as always please contact us if you have any queries.
On behalf of the Victorian Outboard Club.
Just a Quick reminder that the next Victorian boat race meet is the Victorian Outboard club’s race day is Sunday 6th March at Lake Charm, Kerang. Vic. with the Archer Eade race as a stand alone race. However this year there will be something else that will appeal to all with a challenge with a twist ?? More to come on this exciting announcement.
This meeting is open to all boats and there is PLENTY of water there, so no excuses.
More updates to follow and please keep in mind that this is also fundraiser weekend with a dinner and auction for SIDS. Ask those that have attended ; this is a huge fun night with over $20,000 raised last year ,thanks to your support.
Here are a sample of today’s racing from the Glenmaggie & District Boat Club Outboard club day and Vic Victorian Championship Series for the inboards.
**If anyone has any more pictures , please tag us in and send them in, so we can re-post. Particularly any ” boat race pics”
On behalf of the VOC we would like thank the GDBC & ALL involved who helped make it such a great day. We had a ball.
Formula Future Photo Cop Cup
3rd: David Bassett (APBA 25)
2nd: Nathan Stevens (APBA 13)
1st: Josh Bird (Monopoly)
3rd: Dallas Bassett (Starfire)
2nd: Daniel Cook (IL Bastardo)
1st: Richard Hannan (Rebound)
3rd: Richard Hannan (Rebound)
2nd: Richard Meades (LS Marine)
1st: Tim Martin (Watercooled)
SPORTS MONO MOD VP
3rd: Paul Dodgshun (Towtruck)
2nd: Tim Martin (Watercooled)
1st: Richard Meades (LS Marine)
3rd: Paul Eade (Budlight)
2nd: Brad Holland (HBR Racing)
1st: Caleb Frost (WFM Racing)
ALBY MARSLAND TROPHY
Tim Martin (Watercooled)
MICHAEL MANGOS TROPHY
Tim Martin (Watercooled)
TOM SIMMONS AGGREGATE MEMORIAL(Total points for the season)
Richard Hannan (Rebound)
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Daniel Cook (IL Bastardo)
HARD LUCK AWARD
Stuart Jackson (R Marine)
David Bassett (APBA 25)
BEST PRESENTED BOAT
Stuart Jackson (R Marine)
BEST AND FAIREST
Richard Meades (LS Marine)
CLUP PERSON OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to all VOC winners!
Good afternoon All Boat Racer`s & Supporters,
We have our next race meet on the 2nd November at the Glenmaggie & District Boat Club.
This is a club day for the Outboards , however it is a round of the Victorian Championship series for the Inboards/ Hydro`s. So come along as a racer/ supporter and lets lead the way for Boat Racing in Australia. Dust the boats off and lets have a ripper start to 2014/15 boat race season in Victoria.
So get your entries in and remember if you intend to be in the running for the Vic. Championships series your entries must be in 14 days prior ( unless x 3 boat have confirmed entries in your class)
Click here for an entry form: http://www.voc.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/apba_raceentryform.pdf
Where: Glenmaggie & District Boat Club.
When: Sunday Nov 2nd
Address: Lot 1 Licola Road, Glenmaggie, Victoria, 3858
How to get there: Google earth: https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/LOT+1+Licola+Rd,+Glenmaggie+VIC+3858/@-37.895945,146.754183,710m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x6b28cf4da0b47bd7:0x2b5f2092c3a3b70e
Scrutineering: Outboards can be done on the Saturday as some of our members will be there on the day and Sunday morning but earlier the better. As far as the Inboards go , I assume the same will apply, so if everyone can get their boat “ticked” off ASAP, it would be appreciated so we can start the day on time.
Where to stay: You can stay onsite and at several hotel/motels in the surrounding area.
Competition Entries will be accepted on the day ( *see note on Championship series as above for your conditions) however if entries can be sent in prior; it helps with catering.
Also , as always VOLUNTEERS are ALWAYS WELCOME to help, so if you have someone who would like to be a bit more involved we would love to meet them.
Click here for a bit of nostalgia here is a “You Tube” of a Lake Glenmaggie boat race weekend in 2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6p8Boc4_1E for a bit of inspiration or open up some of the photo attachments.
*I hope I have not upset anyone by sending this out to you all; as my intent is to simply update and inform you of our Victorian boat races to grow our sport.
*Please pass this e-mail onto all the Power boat race clubs & anyone you think may be interested and Facebook your friends on it.
Dear Boat race followers and supporters,
The Archer Eade Memorial Race Review.
When: Sunday March 16th
Where: Lake Charm Round, Kerang. Vic.
Hosted by: The Victorian Outboard Club
The weather was a little on the fresh side as it was a cool 20 degrees but the boats that turned out soon put the heat on for all of us to watch. There were about 25 boats in all at this round with most being the outboards; but it was great to see the hydros and inboards show up and be apart of this great weekend; for this is a race weekend for all boat racers not just the outboards, so we thank those inboards & hydros that participated.
Lake Charm is a 3 hour drive from Melbourne that is basically 30 min south of Swan Hill, held on what is a natural underground artesian water way. The spectator area is within a caravan park, the boat ramp is one of the best, amenities are close and the spectator area is grassy and one of the best. This place is great for boat racing.
We had the usual mix of classes with representation from the outboard club with a 25hp, 1800`s, 2 litre, F2 & F1 outboards. While the displacement boats consisted of a great 4.2 lire contingent , along with Daryl Heath show casing his new capsuled boat. We also had some 1.6 litre hydro`s and an Unlimited GP in, Dragula.
The racing was exceptional while water conditions ended a bit blustery; but it was safe racing and no accidents were reported while the event was well run and officiated.
This round is also the fundraiser for the Victorian Outboard Club`s charity SIDS. The Saturday evening consisted of a BBQ with our Chef , Mr. Paul Eade in charge of the carvery, with Mr. John Cooper running the raffles while the auction was MC`ed by Dave Bishop. It was an awesome night with great food, raffles and auctions on some great prizes aplenty. I believe about $10,000 was raised for SIDS. So a huge pat on the back for all those who attended and we would like to sincerely thank all those that donated and all those that bought tickets or bid on the auctions. We also wish to thank all our VOC series sponsors for without you we cannot do our race meets to fundraise or race.
The Archer Eade memorial was won by Paul Eade.
All other results will be posted soon.
Once again thank you to all those that supported this weekend of boat racing and we hope to see you at 2015 at the Archer Eade Memorial.
Next race: Paynesville Gold Cup – Paynesville Vic. 29-30th March. Click here for details: http://www.egpbc.org.au/
If your after one of the big events to come and be a part of this is it. Be at Paynesville.
Click here for the 2013 Promo “You Tube” video of the Paynesville Gold Cup to give you an idea of what this event is about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ewHL27Ap9U
AQUAPOWER MARINE; Club Marine Insurance, Race Marine, Trade A Boat & R Marine Jacksons.
Facebook VOC : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Victorian-Outboard-Club/214158335312543?ref=hl
With perfect weather the Victorian Outboard Club staged their season opener of the Victorian Outboard racing season last Sunday. This year’s championship consists of 6 rounds that take in Lakes at – Eppalock, Glenmaggie, Melton and Paynesville. The classes available to contest are Future formula ( 15hp) , 25hp class, 1800cc Super Sports, 2100cc Class and Unlimited Outboard which are the F1& F2 Tunnel boats.
Last weekend`s Round 1 was held at the Victorian Speedboat Club at Lake Eppalock. We had 4 classes run with approx. 20 boats representing the outboards.
It was a great day with the Juniors running 3 x boats and mixing up between themselves with the day eventually being taken out by “Monopoly” over Jake Chiminello`s “Budlime” and a New boat known as “Race Marine” raced by Alex Shepardly. This entry level class is great for the juniors as it teaches driving skills with discipline with fun competition. *As a note the Vic APBA have a loan boat that can be loaned to a prospective junior competitor with a day licence for those wishing to get to know this sport. Simply contact the APBA on their website for contacts about this and the conditions.
The 1800cc super sport class had a total of 9 x boats enter with a field that consisted of 9 x different engine and boat combinations so it was anyone’s guess on the winning package, especially as the VOC run their championship on a handi-capping time system so all should have a chance of being competitive in the right conditions. The boats in this class range from brands such as: Bullet, Tennessee, Dancraft and Adventure Craft with engines from the 70`s like the 1500XS or the newer engines like the Yamaha V4 130hp or Evinrude Etec`s. You have a budget and desire to race, this is an affordable class with varying hulls and engines that can still make you competitive. This class has improved in numbers over the winter and will surely grow for these reasons. The racing was exciting as 9 boats roared into life throughout the days with places swapping and mini races within the main race. After the three races were completed three races Richard “ Hollywood” Hannan took the victors spoils from Scott Rowse and Stuart Jackson.
In the 2100cc Class it was the first time the Meades brothers had faced off with one another after many years on the outboard racing scene and the racing was intense with Tim Martin also getting in on the action. This was the first race for David “ The Meadiator” Meades since his spectacular roll in his F1 tunnel boat some months ago and he improved by keeping this boat owned by Mick Taranto on the water. In the end Richard proved too strong for his rivals with his winning of 2 races and taking out the days overall.
The F1 & F2 tunnel boat class had two newcomers to the class with Caleb Frost and Shaun Oliver who are only 18 and 20 years respectively. These boys have done their time in the 25hp class and the skills they gained in the lower class really shone in the Premier class but in the end experience shone out and Kris Oakley came out on top and showed the two new comers how to win.
If you would like to come out and have a look at the boat racing scene please contact us and we will talk you through what is required. It’s a great family fun sport for all ages and all are welcome.
Well the 2012/13 Victorian Outboard Championship Presentation evening came and went last weekend. We congratulate all the winners and participants of the VOC championship and thank all those that help support the club with assistance and volunteering. The night was hosted by David “Bisho” Bishop and John Cooper with a welcome speech by our President Simon Curwood. In attendance were over 100 guests that included some of our sponsor’s.
We would like to thank all last year’s sponsors that included: AQUAPOWER Marine, Club Marine, R Marine Jacksons, Inflatable Boatworx, Race Marine, Suzuki Marine & Trailer Boat Magazine. Without our supporters we would find it harder to race and we wouldn’t be able to raise the monies for SIDS, which is our charity we support.
This year all our wives and partner received a present for “putting up” with our time that we enjoy with our sport and I think this was the high light of the evening in that we were able to give something back to our true supporters of us. Memberships start from as little as $30 for a social membership up to $100 for a race membership. So, join this great club and come along to have some fun on and off the bank. ALL boats are catered for. Race boats , fast social boats ,speed boats and Ski race boats.