Lake Dumbleyung Race Day - Media Release

December 2014, when the Bluebird Replica was delivered to Dumbleyung, a large crowd gathered on Pussycat Hill, at the Donald Campbell Memorial Site, Lake Dumbleyung.

A memorable and very special occasion it was in deed, lacking only one key ingredient. There was little or no water on Lake Dumbleyung.
One had to be very imaginative to envisage Lake Dumbleyung Full of Water, enough water for Donald Campbell to take a shot at the World Water Speed Record, and Achieve It in 1964.
The builders of the Donald Campbell Bluebird Replica, Mark Motzouris, his Wife Hilary and Son Jonathan, along with some other WASBC members and power boat enthusiasts looked at the Lake with an ambition, to stage a powerboat race on the Lake.

The question was, would this ever happen?
Would we ever be able to bring our sport of power boat racing to Lake Dumbleyung?
As the months passed, the likelihood of this dream diminished.

Then the rains came in early 2017.
The Lake filled for the first time in thirty years, and the opportunity to stage a Power Boat Race Event on Lake Dumbleyung became reality.
Like a dream come true, the Western Australian Speed Boat Club, along with the Australian Powerboat Association Western Australian Council, set to work.
The Club had a reserve race day, 11th June 2017. What an opportunity for an event at Lake Dumbleyung.

The Shire of Dumbleyung along with the Department of Transport WA Marine Division, have been very supportive, at short notice, approving a Power Boat event on Lake Dumbleyung.
The WASBC will bring eighteen powerboat drivers and their boats and crews to Dumbleyung for an inaugural Dumbleyung Cup event.
These Powerboat Racers range in age from as little as ten years old to some over sixty years old.
They race in 15hp Junior Boats, 15hp senior boats, 25hp Race Boats, Formula 1, 2 &3 Tunnel Race Boats and then there are the Thunderous V8 Spectacular Inboards.

June 11th 2017, a date not to be missed on Lake Dumbleyung, at the Water Ski Club side of the lake.

Lake Dumbleyung Race Day Proposed Agenda

Planned agenda for WASBC event at Lake Dumbleyung. Open to the public. (Subject to change)

Friday 9th June 2017.
Show and Shine / Meet and Greet in Town, 2-30pm to 4-00pm. (those who wish to partake as some will arrive later)

Saturday 10th June 2017.
09-00am to 10-00am. Set up course and pits at the Ski Club, Lake Dumbleyung.
10-00am to 2-00pm. Test and Tune, free practice all classes.
2-00pm to 5-00pm Speed Trials, un-official, not measured for records.(Scrutineering and registrations, Ski Club- Lake Dumbleyung, to save time on Sunday)

Sunday 11th June 2017.
08-00am to 09-00am. Scrutineering and registrations, Ski Club- Lake Dumbleyung.
09-00am to 10-00am. Pilots Briefing, Ski Club Lake Dumbleyung. Public welcome to see how racing is conducted in WA.
10-00am to 10-30am. Warm up. 2 Laps per class on course.
10-30am to around 3-00pm. Club racing, 15hp juniors, 15hp seniors, 25hp Class racing, F3 Tunnel racing with 25hp step up, Displacement Class racing, F2 / F1 Tunnel Racing.

Prize giving will be as soon as possible after racing, at the Ski Club, Lake Dumbleyung.

General Meeting 6th June

Hi Everyone,

Meeting – Tuesday, 6th June at 7pm.

As this meeting is in preparation for Dumbleyung, please can all members attend.


Hilary Motzouris
West Austrailan Speed Boat Club