Formed as the Dinghy Touring Club in 1977 by Act-Belong-Commit Avon Descent power dinghy competitors, the Power Dinghy Racing Club now boasts a membership in excess of 250 throughout Western Australia. The West Coast Dinghy Racing Club was formed in 2012 and is based in Mandurah.
There is no doubt that the biggest adrenaline rush is a Power Boat ride down the Avon River. There is still time for anyone to enter and it does not have to cost big dollars to experience the thrill of power boating in a white water classic.
If you entered last year’s Act-Belong-Commit Avon Descent you simply need to make sure your power dinghy Competition Licence is valid for 2013 and submit your entry. If you are new to power boating the good news is that there is still time for complete novices to qualify for this year’s Act-Belong-Commit Avon Descent but you will have to act quickly.
First Time Dinghy Racers
Firstly you must join a club – they are a friendly bunch and are especially keen to welcome new Act-Belong-Commit Avon Descenters. They will help you source and select a boat and motor, and guide you through the qualifying process required to enter the Act-Belong-Commit Avon Descent.
You will need to:
- Complete a swim test
- Undertake a written Competition Licence test (a non-threatening open book exercise)
- Compete in two qualifying events before the Act-Belong-Commit Avon Descent.
For more information about power boats and the PDRC have a look at our website www.dinghyracing.com.au OR the West Coast Dinghy Racing Club website www.wcdrc.com.au or call the Act-Belong-Commit Avon Descent power dinghy representative Ian Williamson 0418 921 294.