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Sunday 25th November 2018

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When the first bridge to bridge power boat race took place in 1933 it was for a simple bottle of beer and a one pound wager; organisers and competitors could not have imagined what a major sporting event it would be today. The event back then was completed in a race time of 3 hours and 25 minutes by the late Cec hall in a 1912 four cylinder powered Cadillac motorboat called Glenelg. Today’s record of 29 minutes and 47 seconds is held by fast charging Ricky Howard in his superclass hydroplane Hyperactive.

The event has seen many great champions including nine times winner Ernie Nunn in the boat wasp and two times winner Mrs Grace Walker in her boat Diane. As we moved into a new century we have witnessed some further great wins including two times winner Kelvin Black in ‘The Axe’, the run down the river by off shore boat Maritimo, Paul Vella in his hydroplane, Impatient and who can forget current record holder and six times winner Ricky Howard.

For the second year running, the club has joined forces with the Ski Racing Federation to bring a full weekend of action packed racing.

The race will start at the Brooklyn Bridge, north of Sydney and follow the Hawkesbury River for 112kms to the finish at the Windsor Bridge, located at the Windsor marine stadium.


CONTACTS:

HAYDEN CHESSER: 0424 151 520

THOMAS KAAL: 0400 405 876

SEAN WALKER (SAFETY): 0425 272 493

IN BOARD SCRUTINEER: MICHAEL NEWTON: 0411 825 879

DYLAN GREENTREE: 0421 249 920

OUT BOARD SCRUTINEER: MATT PECK: 0406 668 714

ENTRIES:

DEBBIE GREENTREE: 0408 581 785

Email: uhpbc.entries@gmail.com

KRISTIE WALKER: 0438 302 537

Email: uhpbc.entries@gmail.com


Drivers Information

The UHPBC will conduct the 80th Bridge to Bridge Power boat classic on the Hawkesbury River on Sunday the 25th November 2018.

Race Secretary MUST receive this entry by the Friday the 9th November 2018 to ensure you make it into the program. Entries close Monday the 19th November, 2018.

Online Entry: Button above

uhpbc.entries@gmail.com

Postal Address: PO BOX 161, WINDSOR, NSW 2756.


Entry Fees:

Early Bird entry fee:

$180 (APBA Licence Holders)

$280 (non-APBA License Holders)

Passenger: $80

Full Entry Fee: $280


SCRUTINEERING:

All boats to be scrutineered by UHPBC Scrutineers. Scrutineering will be held on Saturday the 24th November 2018 from 9.00am to 4.00pm at the UHPBC Clubhouse, Windsor.

Boats require race numbers fitted. Driving suits, helmets, jackets, original licences and registration papers will be required. Any passengers must have equipment present for inspection (Photocopies will not be accepted).

Driver and Passenger must sign indemnity form in person.

All winning and placed boats will be re-scrutineered as to their compliance and must be presented to scrutineering area immediately after completion of the race. Heads and transfer port covers will be removed in restricted classes.

Entrants may nominate a person/persons to perform work in presence of Scrutineering official. Please retain and read attached information sheet.


BRIEFING NIGHT: (COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE).

Full Briefing and Race Conditions will be explained at the Briefing Night on Friday 23rd November 2018 at 7.00pm at the Upper Hawkesbury Power Boat Club clubhouse. Windsor Marine Stadium, Governor Philip Park, Windsor Any competitors, including passengers who fail to attend briefing will NOT be able to compete.

Note: All drivers and passengers must attend briefing night unless they live further than 100 kilometres from clubhouse. Competitors must make contact via uhpbc.entries@gmail.com prior to briefing night to confirm.


START ‘Parsley Bay Boat Ramp’ McKell Park, George St, Brooklyn

All boats are to report to the Marshalling Officer at Parsley Bay Ramp.

BRIEFING SHEET MUST BE COLLECTED AND SIGNED FOR AT PARSLEY BAY.

Photo ID must be shown at briefing and at breath testing.

All competitors and crew MUST register 0 at breath testing.

N.B. All boats must be launched from Parsley Bay Ramp.


START 2 ‘SW Ski Gardens’ 2916 River Rd, Wisemans Ferry

25hp, 550 & Thunder Cats will start from NSW Ski Gardens, Wisemans Ferry.


FINISH ‘Windsor Marine Stadium’ Governor Phillip Park, George St, Windsor

Windsor Marine Stadium. All boats must finish by time nominated on the day and/or before sweep boat.


GENERAL INFORMATION:

For drivers of boats with reinforced cockpits who choose to engage the services of a helicopter and diver to follow them in the race, do so knowing they bare all costs and responsibilities not limited to flight paths, permits, fuel costs, licensing, authorisations etc. The Club requests to be notified of your intention of organising these services.

All competitors must hold an APBA LICENCE or DAY LICENCE


GPS:

The Club has a Limited number of GPS’s which can be hired/borrowed for the event.

If you require one, please advise ASAP. If you do not pre book, you WILL miss out.


IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS:

Race numbers will be available at Scrutineering and the briefing night.

1. All boats will be allocated a race number. This number must be displayed above deck height.

2. Numbers must be BLACK on WHITE background for a driver only boat.

3. Numbers must be BLACK on Yellow background for a driver and passenger only boat.

4. Numbers must be at least 200mm high and 35mm thick and must be clearly visible from both sides of the boat at 100 meters. They must be secure to stay on for length of race and must not be removed until your boat has exited the water.

5. All other numbers, except registration number, must be covered.

6. Numbers can be ordered from Contrast Printing, info@contrastprinting.com.au


PLEASE NOTE:

NO REFUELLING BOATS AT START

NO SMOKING AT START AREA

BREATH TESTS WILL BE CONDUCTED AT PARSLEY BAY RAMP BEFORE LAUNCHING


CLOTHING:

All crew members in competing craft are required to wear approved helmets. Race jackets must have leg straps and be in good condition in all respects BUOYANCY VESTS NOT ACCEPTABLE. Full-length race suits or full length overalls, shoes or boots to be worn by ALL competitors (No open shoe will be accepted).


PASSENGERS:

Passengers are allowed in all Classes other than Unlimited Inboard, Unlimited Outboard and Hydros. One passenger per boat. PASSENGERS MUST SIGN AN INDEMNITY AND BE A MEMBER OF AN APBA AFFILIATED CLUB.


PROTESTS:

Protests must be lodged in writing with the Race Secretary together with $100 fee by 4.00 pm on the day. The Race Committee's decision will be final.


PRESENTATION:

At the conclusion of the 2018 Bridge to Bridge, a presentation will be made to all winners and placegetters at approximately 5.00pm from the veranda of the Club House, so make time and we will see you there!


Are you Eligible to Run the Bridge 2 Bridge?

A. All competitors can only enter one class. Boat must be scrutineered immediately after race to claim record.

B. All entrants in all classes must be capable of attaining a speed of not less than 80 kph.

C. Entrants in Handicap Class are not eligible for any other class. All entrants nominate a speed of not less than 80 kph and not more than 140 kph in the space provided. This speed is to be maintained for duration of race. Times will be taken at points on the river; any inconsistent driving will result in disqualification.

D. Three entries constitute a class. If there are insufficient entries, you will be stepped up to the next available class.

E. No crew member shall be less than 16 years of age.

F. It is considered that the following points be noted:

1. Foot throttles returnable to 'dead stop' in operation are a mandatory requirement in all classes except Yamato and Jet Ski’s.

2. All Inboard Classes and Outboard Racing Motors must be fitted with mufflers and/or expel ALL engine cooling through the engine pipe(s). Decibels 100 DBA limit.

3. All engine-breathing hoses are not to extend out of hull

G. All boats MUST remove ski poles in the interest of safety.

H. 6-Litre Restricted Class (all boats to comply with APBA Class Rules)


CLASSES:


THE DECISION OF THE UHPBC RACE COMMITTEE IN REGARD TO ALL RESULTS AND PROTESTS WILL BE FINAL


Due to new safety levels imposed by the Australian Power Boat Association (APBA) changes have been made to some classes. These new levels of safety and club performance rules have been drawn-up and accepted by the Directors of the host club, The Upper Hawkesbury Power Boat Club. We apologise for any inconvenience, but be assured the Directors of the UHPBC have the safety of all competitors in mind.


1. Superclass

i) All boats must be capable of speeds in excess of 110MPH and be fitted with a reinforced cockpit.

ii) No minimum engine size

iii) All boats must have an approved air system


2. Unlimited unblown

i) Under 610cu in

ii) No forced induction

iii) Must be fitted with a reinforced cockpit.


3. Unlimited outboard

i) Tunnel boats (must have reinforced cockpit)

ii) Mono boats (Must have reinforced cockpit)

iii) All boats must have an approved air system


4. Unlimited hydro/KT

i) Must have reinforced cockpit

ii) No minimum engine size

iii) Must have an approved air system


5. 8-litre Inboard

i) Can be either leg drive or V Drive

ii) Any engine under 8000cc

iii) Must be fitted with a reinforced cockpit.


6. 6-litre

i) As per 8ltr

ii) Any engine under 6000cc

iii) Must be fitted with a reinforced cockpit.


7. 5.2-litre

i) As above

ii) Any engine under 5200cc


8. 6-litre Pro stock

i) As per APBA rule book


9. 4.6-litre / 6cyl

i) As per APBA


10. Div 2 Hydro Plane


11. Yamato / 25HP / 550

i) As per APBA


12. MOC / Sports mono

i) To comply with current APBA and ski racing rules.


13. SMOC / Stock mono

i) To comply with APBA and ski racing rules

Except - No 4 stroke forced induction factory engines


14. 1250 - 1800 Super Sport

i) As per APBA rule book


15. 151 - 200 Out board

i) Standard motor as per ski racing


16. Social out board

i) Standard motor no bigger than 225

ii) Must have permanent seating for 4 persons

iii) Max 26" prop.

iv) Must be genuine social boat


17. 800cc Outboard


18. Social centre mount

i) Seating for 4 persons

ii) 3 blade propeller (steel or bronze)

iii) Water cooled manifold

iv) Thru transom exhaust

v) Maximum 400cu (max 98 octane S/Station or Pump fuel)


19. Stern drive Sportsman

i) Open

iI) No forced induction


20. Handicap


21. Social V Drive

i) Maximum 400cu

ii) Thru transom exhaust

iii) Water cooled cast manifold

iv) Must be 3 blade propeller

v) Min seating 4 persons

vi) Max 98 octane S/Station or Pump fuel

vii) Single carby


22. 0/150

i) Standard Motor as per SMOC rule


23. 300 Outboard / F2

i) As per F2 Ski racing rules


24. 60mph Class

i) Restricted to 60mph, GPS


25. 70mph Class

i) Restricted to 70mph, GPS


26. 105mph Class

i) Open cockpit boats –Non forced induction engines –

Ii) Restricted to 105mph,

Iii) Requires a GPS


27. Classic/Vintage (Display)

i) Competing boats must be of nostalgic value either by type, age, construction or as decided by the UHPBC

ii) Limited to 60mph

iii) Starting from Sackville ski Gardens


PLEASE NOTE:

All boats must be fitted with a working trim gauge where applicable.

ALL SKI POLES MUST BE REMOVED AS PER APBA RULE

ALL DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS OF OPEN DECK BOATS MUST WEAR HELMET RESTRAINTS AS PER APBA RULE


105MPH CLASS

(1) YOU CAN RUN ANY STYLE OF BOAT, BUT MUST COMPLY WITH ALL APBA RULES. THE CLASS IS DESIGNED FOR NON FORCED INDUCTION BOATS. IF THE BOAT EXCEEDS 105MPH THE BOAT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND NOT FEATURE IN ANY RESULTS.

(2) THE BOAT TO BE FITTED WITH AN APPROVED GPS. THE GPS WILL BE CALIBRATED AT THE START BY EVENT ORGANISERS AND THEN CHECKED AGAIN BY EVENT ORGANISERS AT THE FINISH OF THE EVENT OR

(3) THE NOMINATED GPS CAN BE PURCHASED BY THE BOAT OWNER OR HIRED FROM THE CLUB.


60MPH CLASS

(1) YOU CAN RUN ANY STYLE OF BOAT, BUT MUST COMPLY WITH APBA RULES.

(2) THE BOAT TO BE FITTED WITH AN APPROVED GPS. THE GPS WILL BE CALIBRATED AT THE START BY EVENT ORGANISERS AND THEN CHECKED AGAIN BY EVENT ORGANISERS AT THE FINISH OF THE EVENT OR

(3) THE NOMINATED GPS CAN BE PURCHASED BY THE BOAT OWNER OR HIRED FROM THE CLUB.

(4) THE CLASS IS RUN UNDER THE SAME GUIDELINES AS SKI RACING 60MPH CLASS.


70MPH CLASS

(1) YOU CAN RUN ANY STYLE OF BOAT, BUT MUST COMPLY WITH APBA RULES.

(2) THE BOAT TO BE FITTED WITH AN APPROVED GPS. THE GPS WILL BE CALIBRATED AT THE START BY EVENT ORGANISERS AND THEN CHECKED AGAIN BY EVENT ORGANISERS AT THE FINISH OF THE EVENT OR

(3) THE NOMINATED GPS CAN BE PURCHASED BY THE BOAT OWNER OR HIRED FROM THE CLUB.

(4) THE CLASS IS RUN UNDER THE SAME GUIDELINES AS SKI RACING 70MPH CLASS.


SOCIAL INBOARD VEE DRIVE RULES

(1) CUBIC CAPACITY UNDER 400 CI.

(2) CAST IRON ENGINE INCLUDING HEADS.

(3) CAST ALUMINIUM WATER COOLED MANIFOLDS WITH EXHAUST EXITING FROM REAR.

(4) THROUGH TRANSOM EXHAUST PIPES.

(5) THREE OR FOUR BLADE BRONZE OR STEEL PROPELLOR (NO RACE PROPS).

(6) PERMANENT SEATING FOR MIN 4 PEOPLE.

(7) MAX 98 OCTANE SERVICE STATION PUMP FUEL ANY BRAND ALLOWED (NO RACE FUELS).

(8) SINGLE CARBURETTOR (NO GREATER THAN 850CFM).

(9) NO HI RISE INLET MANIFOLDS MUST BE CAST IRON OR ALUMINIUM (NOT FABRICATED) MAX 2" SPACER ALLOWED.

(10) WET SUMP ONLY (NO DRY SUMPS).

(11) MUST PASS SAFETY SCRUTINEERING.


STERN DRIVE RULES

(1) STD PRODUCTION WATER COOLED MANIFOLDS.

(2) THROUGH TRANSOM EXHAUSTS.

(3) THREE OR FOUR BLADE SOCIAL PROPELLOR (NO RACE PROPS).

(4) PERMANENT SEATING FOR 4 PEOPLE..

(5) MAX 98 OCTANE SERVICE STATION PUMP FUEL ANY BRAND ALLOWED.

(6) ANY FACTORY FITTED INDUCTION SYSTEM.

(7) ANY FACTORY FITTED IGNITION SYSTEM.

(8) WET SUMP ONLY (NO DRY SUMPS ALLOWED).

(9) MUST PASS SAFETY SCRUTINEERING.


Boat Check List but not limited too

                                                                Two persons in boat - (yellow background & black number)


          Boats fitted with cells


Bridge to Bridge 2018 Online Entry Form

Early Entries close: Friday 9th November 2018

*An additional late fee of $100 will be payable for all entries submitted after the 9th November*. Late Entries Close Monday 19th November.

BEFORE YOU FILL IN THE ONLINE FORM PLEASE NOTE: Payment is by PayPal .

You must be ready to pay before pressing Submit Entry. No Payment - No Entry - No Exceptions


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