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When the first Double Dash was run in 2015, it was only ever meant to be a one off race in lieu of the Bridge to Bridge.

However, the Double Dash has become much more and earned the right to be called a major race on not only the Upper Hawkesbury Power Boat Clubs Calendar, but a race attended by those from across Australia.

Each year we have seen competitor numbers grow, appealing to not only power boaters but the ski racing fraternity as well, proving that the Double Dash is not reserved for high end race teams with unlimited budgets. The Double Dash is a race that anyone can have a go at.

We cater for all classes from juniors and 25hp’s all the way up to high performance Hydroplanes and our Superclass Capsule Boats.

The Double Dash will start at the Windsor Marine Stadium running along the majestic Hawkesbury River and finish the first leg at Sackville Ski gardens.

The Competitors will be turned around and complete a return leg back to Windsor where line honours will be given.

So pull the covers of the boat, brush off the dustand get your entry in.

Sunday the 5th of May, is going to be Epic.


CONTACTS:

HAYDEN CHESSER: 0424 151 520

SEAN WALKER (SAFETY): 0425 272 493

JUNIORS PETER CUNNEEN: 0419 682 037

IN BOARD SCRUTINEER: DAMON THURGAR: 0447 768 270

MICHAEL NEWTON: 0411 825 879

OUT BOARD SCRUTINEER: MATT PECK: 0406 668 714

ENTRIES:

KRISTIE WALKER: 0438 302 537 or Email: uhpbc.entries@gmail.com

DEBBIE GREENTREE: 0408 581 785 or Email: uhpbc.entries@gmail.com



Drivers Information

The UHPBC will conduct the 2019 Double Dash Power boat classic on the

Hawkesbury River on Sunday 5th May 2019.

Online Entry: Button is above

Email: uhpbc.entries@gmail.com

Postal Address: 590 Singleton Rd, Laughtondale, NSW, 2749.


Entry Fees:

Early Bird DISCOUNTED Entry: Entry received by the 30th of April, 2019

$150 (APBA Licence Holders)

$250 (non-APBA License Holders)

Full Price Entry: Entry received after the 30th of April, 2019

$200 (APBA Licence Holders)

$300 (non-APBA License Holders)

Passenger: $50

Juniors: $30

Important Information:

 No entry will be accepted unless accompanied by an entry fee.

 It is compulsory for all competitors, including passengers, to attend the

briefing night on Friday the 3rd of May, 2019.

 The draw will be done for all classes, except for superclass, prior to the

briefing night and will be made available. Superclass will be drawn at the

briefing night.

 Originals of licences/registration details and club membership must be

presented at scrutineering. (Copies will not be accepted).

 Separate APBA indemnity must be signed by driver and passenger when boat

scrutineered.

 All competitors must hold a current APBA LICENCE or DAY LICENCE

Contact:

HAYDEN CHESSER: 0424 151 520

MATT PECK: 0406 668 714

KRISTIE WALKER: 0438 302 537

SEAN WALKER: 0425 272 493


SCRUTINEERING:

All boats to be scrutineered by UHPBC Scrutineers. Scrutineering will be held on

Friday, 3rd May 2019 from 12am to 4.00pm and Saturday, 4th May 2019 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 (Photocopies will not be accepted).

Any passengers must have their equipment present for inspection.

Driver and Passenger must sign indemnity form in person.

All winning and placed boats may be re-scrutineered as to their compliance

and must be presented to scrutineering area immediately after completion of

the race as requested. Heads and transfer port covers may be removed in

restricted classes. Entrants may nominate a person/persons to perform work

in presence of Scrutineering official.


BRIEFING NIGHT: COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE FOR DRIVERS & PASSENGERS.

A Compulsory Briefing will be held at the Upper Hawkesbury Power Boat Club

clubhouse, Windsor Marine Stadium, Governor Philip Park, Windsor on Friday the

3rd of May 2019 at 7.00pm. The briefing will include, race Conditions, start

procedures and safety conditions relevant to the event.

A Second Compulsory Briefing will occur on Sunday morning prior to

launching of boats. Time and location will be advised at briefing night.

Note: All drivers and passengers must attend the briefing night and ensure

they sign the attendance register. Drivers and/or Passengers who live further

than 150 kilometres from the clubhouse may be able to make separate

arrangements by contacting uhpbc.entries@gmail.com. Individual entrants are

responsible for making contact with the club prior to the briefing night. Nonattendance may make an entrant ineligible to compete and may forfeit any

entry fee paid.


CLOTHING:

All Drivers and Passengers are required to wear approved helmets with suitable

Helmet restraints. 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 shoes 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.


START ‘Windsor Marine Stadium’:

All boats are to report to the Marshalling Officer at the Windsor Marine Stadium.

BRIEFING SHEET MUST BE COLLECTED AND SIGNED FOR AT WINDSOR.

Drivers & Passengers must produce Photo ID (Preferably State Issued Drivers

Licence or equivalent) at briefing and at breath testing. Time to be advised

N.B. All boats must be launched from Windsor Ramp and proceed to start area.

HALF-WAY FINISH ‘Sackville Ski Gardens’:

Sackville Ski Gardens. After finishing, Boats are to return to the ramp at idle speed and/or as directed by officials. No refuelling in water will be permitted.

HALF-WAY START ‘Sackville Ski Gardens’:

All boats are to report to the Marshalling Officer at the Sackville Ski Gardens.

All boats must proceed to marshalling area as directed by officials. .

FINISH ‘Windsor Marine Stadium’:

All boats must finish by time nominated on the day. After finishing, Boats are to

return to the ramp at idle speed and/or as directed by officials.

PLEASE NOTE:

No refuelling of boats is to occur in the water. Boats must be removed on a trailer prior to refuelling. Sufficient crew must be available at Sackville to assist and are the responsibility of individual teams.

No smoking/alcohol for competitors whilst on course, including whilst at Sackville.


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 speed limit classes must provide their own GPS. Mobile phones and GPS units

that do not log Max speed and total run time will NOT be accepted. The club has a small number available for hire, however MUST be pre arraigned.


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

vertically on each side of the boat.

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


DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING: . All drivers and passengers must complete a

breath test prior to racing and must return a zero alcohol reading. An alcohol reading WILL mean disqualification.

Random breath testing of drivers and passengers will take place throughout the

event and will include crew.

Random drug testing of drivers and passengers may also occur.


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 2019 Double Dash, 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 Double Dash?

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

B. 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.

C. Three entries constitute a class. If there are insufficient entries, you will be

stepped up to the next available class.

D. No crewmember shall be less than 16 years of age.

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

1. Throttles returnable to ‘idle’ in operation are a mandatory requirement in all

classes except Yamato.

2. BOATS MUST COMPLY WITH NOISE LIMITS - General limit 105db(A)

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

F. All boats MUST remove ski poles in the interest of safety & as per rule 804.03 of the APBA Rule Book.

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



CLASSES:

Superclass Full APBA Licence - No Passengers

Unlimited Inboard Full APBA Licence - No Passengers

Unlimited Outboard Full APBA Licence - No Passengers

Unlimited Hydro/KT Full APBA Licence - No Passengers

8-Litre Inboard  

300 Outboard

6-Litre Inboard

800 cc Outboard

5.2-Litre Inboard

Social Centre mount

6-Litre Restricted

Social V Drive

4.6-Litre/6 cyl Inboard

Social Stern Drive

Div 2 Hydro (No Passenger)

Handicap

Yamato (No Passenger)

25Hp (No Passenger)

MOC Outboard

0/150 Outboard

SMOC Outboard

Off Shore Class

1250/1800 Super Sport

60mph Class

151/200 Outboard

70mph Class

Social Outboard 105mph Class

Thundercats

Outboard class 0/150 and 151/200 are to be of original configuration, no

head or exhaust work permitted

THE DECISION OF THE UHPBC RACE COMMITTEE IN REGARD

TO ALL RESULTS AND PROTESTS WILL BE FINAL



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

Vi) Aviation 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 – Restricted to 105mph, Requires a GPS


27. Classic/Vintage

(Display/Demonstration)

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


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.


PLEASE NOTE:

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

801.04 Helmet Restraints - for all Inboard, Outboard, Formula Future and

Pneumatic Section Boats.

801.041 All Drivers and Riding Crew must use a Helmet restraint of a type that

restricts movement of the head and secures the Helmet to the body or arms by

straps or other means or a Helmet restraint of a Leatt Brace style and in a

Reinforced Cockpit advise the use of a restraint that works in conjunction with the seat belts, similar to a Hans or other style of device, when possible.

801.042 The Driver and Riding Crew are entirely responsible for the effectiveness of the restraint.

804.03 For Inboard, Outboard, Formula Future and Offshore Sections

No Boat is permitted to compete in an Event whilst fitted with a ski pole unless

participating in a water ski Race.


CONTACTS:

HAYDEN CHESSER: 0424 151 520

SEAN WALKER (SAFETY): 0425 272 493

JUNIORS PETER CUNNEEN: 0419 682 037

IN BOARD SCRUTINEER: DAMON THURGAR: 0447 768 270

MICHAEL NEWTON: 0411 825 879

OUT BOARD SCRUTINEER: MATT PECK: 0406 668 714

ENTRIES:

KRISTIE WALKER: 0438 302 537 or email: uhpbc.entries@gmail.com

DEBBIE GREENTREE: 0408 581 785 or Email: uhpbc.entries@gmail.com


Boat Check List but not limited to;

❏ Cavitation plate in good condition

❏ Turnbuckles in good condition and free of undue movement

❏ Adjustable cavitation gear free of laws and cracks

❏ Rudder straight and free of flaws and cracks  

❏ Steering stops fitted to rudder

❏ Safety collar fitted to rudder shaft  Cable secure around quadrant, uadrant secure to shaft

❏ Steering cable adequately  tensioned

 Cable join(s) double clamped and taped down

❏ Cable pulleys in good condition and secure

❏ Cable secure on steering column, drum or chain and sprocket in good

condition

❏ Steering wheel, column, drum or chain and sprocket in good condition

❏ Prop free of flaws and cracks

❏ Prop lock nutted, and/or pinned and tabbed

❏ Skeg free of flaws or cracks and secure

❏ Prop shaft coupling in good condition

❏ Prop shaft fitted with safety collar and cover

❏ Fuel tank(s) and battery(s) secure

❏ Motor and mounts secure

❏ Gearbox and mounts secure

❏ ‘Whirlaway’ gearbox fitted

❏ GPS (Speed restricted classes)

❏ Jack shaft adequately retained and covered

❏ Fuel lines sound and secure

❏ Foot throttle return springs adequate

❏ Cut out switch fitted and operational

❏ Paddle secure in boat (optional)

❏ Bow rope fitted and secure(optional)

❏ Flotation adequate, in-built and/ or secure

❏ Driver's & passenger's helmets international Orange or bright yellow in

colour and the colour of the Helmet contrasts with the colour of the Boat.

❏ Helmet restraints fitted to helmet of a type that restricts movement of the

head and secures the Helmet to the body or arms by straps or other means

❏ All life jackets must be adequate and in good condition

❏ Exhaust silencing equipment - Mufflers or all engine outlets fitted to exhaust system – General Noise limit 105db(A)

❏ General condition of boat adequate for racing

❏ Number fitted and legible - One person in boat  white background & black number)

Two persons in boat  yellow background & black number)

❏ Remove ski pole

❏ Outboard/leg needs working trim gauge where applicable


Boats fitted with cells

❏ Cell complies with APBA rules.

❏ The boat must have an APBA approved Air System.

❏ Are the belts (harnesses) in good condition.

❏ Proof of Cell Test.


2018

1st Outright

Octane Racing - Matty Peck

19.18


2nd Outright

Cracka Racing- Adam Breen

19.40


3rd Outright

Avago - Craig Stauner

21.07


2018 Double Dash results in PDF

2017 Double Dash Results in PDF

2016  PDF Copy of the 2016 results Results

2015  PDF Copy of the 2015 results

2019 Double Dash Online Entry