Possums Puddle

Last Updated – 13/08/2019

Final Championship @ The Puddle


Event Schedule

Wednesday 4th September
10:00 – Bump in / Gates Open
10:30 – Uncontrolled practice
16:00 – Water closes for the day
(Please note that no catering will be provided)

Thursday 5th September
09:00 – Uncontrolled practice
17:00 – Water closes for the day
(Please note a decision on catering is pending)

Friday 6th September
08:00 – Controlled Practice
08:45 – Compulsory drivers brief
09:00 – Racing commences
17:00 – Racing will conclude at CD’s discretion (lighting/weather)
19:00 – Social meeting @ Beresfield Tavern (Bistro Area)

Saturday 7th September
08:00 – Compulsory drivers meeting
08:15 – Racing commences
17:00 – Racing will conclude at CD’s discretion (lighting/weather)
19:00 – Social event @ East Maitland Bowls (Buffet Meal)

Sunday 8th September
08:00 – Compulsory drivers meeting
08:15 – Racing commences
15:00 – Racing concludes
15:30 – Presentation @ The Puddle

Events Rules

The Final Championship at Possums Puddle is a celebration of the venue’s history within Model Power Boat Racing in Australia. The race committee wish to promote a friendly and inclusive race program over the course of the weekend and encourage all eligible AMPBA members to attend.

There is no greater feeling than having the respect of the other drivers and crew members in the pit area. Respect is earned on and off the puddle, through clean racing and respecting the decision of the CD’s.

  • Competitors must be financial members of the AMBPA.
  • As an officially sanctioned event, AMPBA rules will apply.
  • All entries must have an alternate frequency unless 2.4Ghz (i.e. D.S.M.) is the primary frequency.
  • Primary and alternate frequencies should be shown as 637/648 (example only).
  • A minimum of five boats will be required to form a class.
  • Each boat can only be entered in one class and have only one nominated driver
  • The intention is to hold a minimum of 3 rounds.
  • All completed class rounds will count towards the championship points.
  • All competitors are forbidden to consume alcohol until the completion of their days racing.
  • Competitors, pit crews and race officials only in the pit area.
  • No boats to be started and/or run on the water before 8am.
  • A Contest Director Christopher Lenton will oversee the competition. His decision is final.
  • Objections are as per the AMPBA rules – Objection fee $100.
  • All road signs on the access road are to be obeyed – no access to the mine site.
  • Petrol Class competitors to supply their own fuel as per Rule 14.4 of the current AMPBA Rule Book.
  • All boats and petrol class fuel must be available at any time during and after the event for scrutineering.
  • Scoring will be by AMPBA System A (Points for Place).
  • Drones are not permitted to be operated on the Bloomfield Colliery site.

Entry Fees

Payment is to be made directly to the Hunter Valley Model Marine Club.
You can make payment by EFT and the details are located below.

– $30.00 First boat and entry fee
– $10.00 For Each additional boat registered thereafter.
– Entries will not be accepted after Friday, 9th August 2019

Electronic Funds Transfer Details:
Account Name: HVMMC
BSB Number: 637-000
Account Number: 782261762

Disclaimer: RC Boat Builder has donated our logistical support to help promote and coordinate this event. We are not a partner, sponsor or purporting to be acting on behalf of the AMPBA or HVMMC Inc.

Privacy Policy: Information collected during the registration process will not be stored online. It is directly passed to the Race Secretary using a security encryption. This is no different to you emailing a copy of your entry form like most have done for many years now.