The Western Australian Speed Boat Club, has been part of the Perth boating scene since the club was formed, in 1949. We are currently the only active Boat Racing club in Western Australia and are aligned with the Australian Power Boat Association as well as the Department of Sport and Recreation.
The club caters for several classes of race boats to accommodate all ages and budgets. Junior classes start from as young as 10 years old. The club currently races 15hp juniors and seniors, 25hp Supersports, F1, F2 and F3 Tunnels boats, 5.7 litre (LS1) and 6.0 litre displacements. (inboard boats) Speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour (160 kilometers per hour) are regularly attained by the top boats.
Race meetings are held on the second Sunday of the month from November to June, at the Burswood Water Sports Centre. The club races at Lake Towerrinning annually and recently held its first meeting on Lake Dumbleyung, home to Donald Campbell’s 1964 world water speed record.
The club previously raced at several locations around Perth including Matilda Bay (Crawley), Coode Street (South Perth) and at Heirisson Island before moving to our current location, that is arguably the best race course in Australia.
Spectators are most welcome to come along and watch some fast and exciting circuit boat racing, right on the doorstep of the city. Bring your chair, blanket and picnic basket or alternatively, utilise our BBQ, Club and Bar facilities and enjoy an exciting day’s entertainment with your family and friends.
We welcome all new members to be part of our exciting sport. For more information please also check our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/wasbc