Junior drivers in WA are permitted to race on or after their 10th Birthday and must produce a birth certificate to verify their age. (this is a State rule) Junior drivers are only permitted to use their boat in APBA Gazetted water.


1.1 Motors must be 2 cylinder models of manufacturers rating up to 15hp and must be standard factory models that are freely available to the public in Australia. Motors must be for recreational use, and not special race models. Evinrude and Johnson up to 1975 model, 22 cubic inch 18 and 20 horse power motors with 7/8 inch bore carburettor may be used in this class.

1.2 Motors must use 3 blade aluminium propeller manufactured or supplied as standard by the motor manufacturer for use on the 15ph motor.  No interchange of propellers between makes and models is permitted.  Propeller may be modified by bending and removing material only, but must  remain the basic original shape. No material may be added except for the purpose of repairing damage. Propeller must retain the original part number.

1.3 Motor must not be modified in any way (except as in APBA National Rule   1203.24)

1.4  Motor must use petrol that is available from service station pumps in Western Australia. No performance boosting additives are permitted.

1.5 Reshaping of the gearbox is not allowed, except for the addition of a nose cone.

1.6 Motors must be two stroke, two cylinder singe carburettor.


2.1 Boat is mono hull type only.

2.2 Hull must be minimum 2.4m long and 1.2m wide.

2.3 Boat must have a seat, foot throttle and steering wheel.

2.4 Boat must have built in, or permanently retained, buoyancy sufficient to float the boat, motor and equipment.

2.5 Boat nose must be no smaller in diameter than a tennis ball (minimum 60mm radius).

These rules were adopted 21st September 2000 by the WA Council of APBA.

Revised: 11 October 2011


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