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Ken Haines
11-11-2010, 11:26 PM
"2011 NAMBA FE Nationals" Hosted by: The Wave Blasters of Florida
Sonsored by: Offshore Electrics & Rum Runner Racing / Hobbies

Hey Everyone,
Finally after all the meetings, forum replies, and dozens of phone calls,
we "The Wave Blasters of Florida" are now ready to officially announce the dates for the 2011 FE Nationals.
The Race will be held;
June 1st - 5th , Wednesday thru Sunday with Wednesday being the practice day.

Please do not beat us up about the dates as this was difficult enough trying to canvas the country to find the best
possible dates taking all suggestions and criticisms into consideration.
We have gotten these dates approved by the NAMBA board who checked additionally with all the District directors
and there were no objections.

Obviously there are dozens of issues that our club will deciding on in the weeks to follow. Be patient with your
questions, as we do expect there will be many. We will try to answer all of them in time.

Preliminarily we have discussed the classes and we plan to run everything requested as long as we get enough
boats to make it a class. That number still to be determined, but will most likely be either a 3 or 4 boat minimum.

We have contacted ME Time RC and hopefully we will have this event either live on the internet or at least filmed
and available on DVD.

As mentioned there are many details yet to be decided on ie; entry fees, sponsorships, race schedules, etc. we
will announce them as these details are decided on. We are all pretty excited about hosting our first Nationals,
hopefully we will have a record attendance too. By making this announcement our hope is that you can start
making your travel plans.

The following is a list of our board of directors, they are all good people and along with plenty of outside help we
all intend to make this a great and really special event.
Bill Plevik, Terry Cowger, Bud Johansen, Rick Workman, Mackey Rogers, & Ken Haines

From all of the Wave Blasters members,
we hope to see all of you in Ft Pierce, Florida at the event.
More details to follow !!
Thanks,
Ken :bounce:

Ken Haines
02-03-2011, 09:39 AM
"2011 NAMBA FE Nationals" Hosted by: The Wave Blasters of Florida
Sonsored by: Offshore Electrics & Rum Runner Racing / Hobbies

Hello FE Racers,
The 2011 NMBA FE Nationals registration is now open !
The link is;

WWW.RCRacingEvents.com

You will find it easy to sign up, just click on the "On-Line Race Entry" tab.
Then click on the "2011 NAMBA FE Nationals" sign up.

You can make your payment immediately via pay-pal thru this site,
or mail in your payment after you have completed the on-line entry information requested.

The early registration fee is $11 and $9 per class until March 15th.
After March 15th it will go to the normal registration fee of $15 and $10 per class.
Our thinking is to encourage as many early sign-ups as possible to start the snowball effect. We do realize plans can change, so to relieve any reservations about committing early, we will make refunds on all cancellations received prior to May 25th.

If there are any classes that you do not see listed that you believe there would be enough to make a class please contact us as we are open to all class ideas.

Contact myself or Terry Cowger Sr. for more info.
Ken_Haines@Hotmail.com
Cowger1@Bellsouth.net

OK guys lets make this make this a huge FE Nationals !!
The Wave Blasters and I look forward to seeing all of you there !!
Good Luck, :bounce:
Ken Haines

Ken Haines
03-02-2011, 02:05 PM
Hey Racers,
We did secure a very good rate on the nearby Best Western !
It will be $59.00 per night.
You should mention the "FE Nationals Hosted by the Wave Blasters"
to get this rate.
Their phone number is 772-878-7600

They are located at:
7900 S US Highway 1 Port Saint Lucie, Florida

This hotel is about 5 minutes drive from the pond site.
It is a very nice hotel, all small suites, with a nice pool area.
Not the Ritz-Carlton but very nice.
Hope this helps,
Ken :biggrin:

Ken Haines
03-07-2011, 02:12 PM
13 Racers, 84 Boats !

Just another reminder about the early entry discount
for the 2011 Nat's that expires March 15th.

Really want to make this a huge event, so help us out,
sign up now to keep this snowball growing !!

See:
www.RCRacingEvents.com

Thanks from all the Wave Blasters ! :biggrin:

Ken Haines
03-14-2011, 11:57 AM
Final Reminder the "Early Entry Discount Ends March 15th !

You have heard my spiel before.
So help us and yourself out, enter by tomorrow and save !!

We now have "16 Racers and 103 Boats"

Thanks, Ken :bounce:

Ken Haines
03-22-2011, 10:16 AM
"24 Racers / 141 Boats" and counting !

This event is starting to look like a big one !
Looks like a race you won't want to miss.
Sign up now at:

www.RCRacingEvents.com

Come down and enjoy our great weather and
beautiful pond site.
Hope to see you there,
Ken :bounce:

sailr
03-22-2011, 10:50 AM
uh-oh. Looks like my competition is heatin' up!

D. Newland
03-22-2011, 12:59 PM
That is fantastic, Ken! Nice work organizing this event. You're going to give Michigan a run for their money with regards to the biggest FE Nat's ever.

obrien
03-23-2011, 10:26 PM
how many racers and boats were there in Michigan?

Ken Haines
03-28-2011, 12:48 PM
how many racers and boats were there in Michigan?

Hey Dave Newland,
Not sure, but I wondered if you knew the past Nat's attendance numbers.
I do not know how many years you would have records for, but that would be interesting information.
We are having a very good early start to this 2011 FE Nat's, how that will
all add up is just speculation at this point. As we all know until racers are
actually signed up and paid for you can only hope that they do.
We do have our collective fingers crossed, time will tell !
Thanks, Ken :bounce:

Ken Haines
04-01-2011, 12:05 PM
We are now taking orders for
2011 NAMBA FE Nationals
----------T-Shirts----------
See: www.RCRacingEvents.com
Click on "Online Entry"
Scroll down to "2011 NAMBA FE Nationals"
Select "Tickets & Tees"
The initial order deadline is May 1st.
We will take additional orders thru June 10th.
They are available with and without pockets
in 3 colors- White, Ash Gray, & Cream (Natural)
They are also available in sizes:
Sm, Med, Lg, XL, 2XL & 3XL
The cost will be $16 each (shipping not included)
For you guys coming to the race they will be
available for pick-up with your entry package.
Thanks to "Jake" of Jake Lettering (Denver, NC)
We have a really sharp logo.
Check out the attachment, I think you will agree.
This logo will be on the back of the 100% Cotton Tee
Our Club "Wave Blasters of Florida" emblem will
be on the front pocket area.
Go onto the racing events web-site and order today.
The proceeds from these shirts will go to the Wave Blasters
to support the 2011 NAMBA FE Nationals
Presented by Offshore Electrics & Rum Runner Racing / Hobbies
Thanks For Your Support, :D
"The Wave Blasters of Florida"

T.C.
04-01-2011, 12:42 PM
The T shirts will look something like this ! :popcorn2:
T.C.

D. Newland
04-01-2011, 01:14 PM
Ken-I'll let Davis give the exact figures regarding the Michigan Nat's that had the highest turnout too date. Nothing compares to it at this point in time.

I believe the 2nd largest was Colorado last year at 34 per my sheet. Most others were in the mid 20's in attendance. Not sure on boat count.

You've got a tiger by the tail.

Put me down for an XL shirt and I'll have Dick pick it up for me at the race.

sailr
04-01-2011, 01:21 PM
Awrighty Then! Just order 2 tees. See you at the races!

Hydromaniac
04-01-2011, 01:31 PM
Ken-I'll let Davis give the exact figures regarding the Michigan Nat's that had the highest turnout too date. Nothing compares to it at this point in time.

I believe the 2nd largest was Colorado last year at 34 per my sheet. Most others were in the mid 20's in attendance. Not sure on boat count.

You've got a tiger by the tail.

Put me down for an XL shirt and I'll have Dick pick it up for me at the race.
Dave I think you missed a few I just went through the sheets we had 41 drivers 310 boats I''ll recount when I get freed up.

D. Newland
04-01-2011, 03:10 PM
Thanks Rod. Let me know what you find out difinitively and I'll document it in my files. I was going off of my High Points sheet and a few racers with lower class numbers may not have made the list.

Ken Haines
04-05-2011, 11:29 AM
Here you go guys !!
2011 FE Nationals "Class Sponsorships Now Available"
This is the FE communities premier event of each year !!
We are now looking for class sponsors for this year's Nat's.

The Classes are $75 per class

Note-$100 for the high point classes:
-P-Limited Sport Hydro (AKA. LSH)
-P-Limited Offshore (AKA. LSO)
-P-Limited Outboard Tunnel (AKA.OPC)
-P-Limited Hydro (AKA. P-Spec Hydro)
-P-Mono

Other Sponsorships Available Too !!! (See the Attachment)

This Class Sponsorship will come with the following:
-Listing on the 3 class awards
-Announcement of the Class Sponsor prior to each heat of that class
-Class Sponsor listing on the Race Program
-General sponsor listing on the sponsor bulletin board at the event

If you would like to be a class sponsor please contact us
and tell us which class you would like.
Our club and this year's Nat's entries all appreciate your sponsor help.
See the attached for available sponsorship classes.
These will all be available on a first come first serve basis.
Thanks,
The Wave Blasters of Florida :bounce:

sailr
04-05-2011, 11:28 PM
Ken, is the $75 fee the same for all the other non-class items such as pit tent, etc.?

sailr
04-14-2011, 03:42 PM
Ken, we would like to sponsor LSH!

Ken Haines
04-19-2011, 08:01 AM
Hi Jim,
Thanks so much for your help.
You are the LSH class sponsor.

Your support is very appreciated,
"The Wave Blasters of Florida" :bounce:

Ken Haines
04-27-2011, 09:29 AM
2011 NAMBA FE Nationals - Hosted by the Wave Blasters of Florida
Presented by Offshore Electrics & Rummrunner Racing / Hobbies

2011 FE Nat's T-Shirts
The first order deadline is May 1st.
Please log onto
www.RCRacingEvents.com
select online race entries
and the Tickets / Tees icon to place your order.
(Local pick-up only unless other arrangements are made)

Thanks, Ken :bounce:

BILL OXIDEAN
04-27-2011, 11:15 AM
Ken, you're doing a great job on this race.

D. Newland
04-27-2011, 11:58 AM
Ken-Please put down "Az Winter Warmups" for P-Ltd Offshore (LSO) sponsorship.

Ken Haines
04-28-2011, 08:23 AM
Ken-Please put down "Az Winter Warmups" for P-Ltd Offshore (LSO) sponsorship.

Hello Dave,
Thanks so much, for your clubs support.
Have I mentioned that "Your the Best" lately ! lol
We will try to have the class sponsor Jpeg updated
very soon. I believe that puts us with 9 of the 25
classes sponsored !

Thanks Again, :bounce:
Ken & "The Wave Blasters of Florida"

obrien
05-02-2011, 09:24 PM
Just wanted to let everyone know that we are planning another Test n tune day a the wave blaster's lake on Saturday May 14. We will start running around 10 am

Ken Haines
05-04-2011, 01:22 PM
2011 NAMBA FE Nationals - Hosted by the Wave Blasters of Florida
Presented by Offshore Electrics & Rummrunner Racing / Hobbies


Just wanted to let everyone know that we are planning another Test n tune day a the wave blaster's lake on Saturday May 14. We will start running around 10 am

Like Jeff posted earlier, the last official open practice day at the club before the actual race week will be Saturday May 14th.
We will have the rescue boat available from approximately 10 am till 3 pm.
Should be a good final tune-up for those who choose to attend.

Still need some class sponsors to fill the event, take a look at the
attached "Class Sponsor List" & contact us if you are interested !

We currently have 34 Racers and 205 Boats registered with 20 days left to enter.
We are still hoping for 40 racers, time will tell.

Hope to see everyone very soon,
Thanks,
Ken :bounce:

Steven Vaccaro
05-05-2011, 10:57 AM
Stevie, Anthony and I are getting ready, I got my tickets booked a few days ago. Ken as we spoke about, all I ask is for 2 tables and 3 chairs. :-) on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. If that's doable put me down for sponsoring LSO.

Ken Haines
05-05-2011, 01:19 PM
Stevie, Anthony and I are getting ready, I got my tickets booked a few days ago. Ken as we spoke about, all I ask is for 2 tables and 3 chairs. :-) on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. If that's doable put me down for sponsoring LSO.


Hi Steve,
Great to hear. 2 tables, 3 chairs, no problem you got it !
We will also mark you down for the LSO class sponsor.
That is by the way a $100 class as it is one of the 5 highest
participated classes. There will be at least 3 heats each round for LSO !
Spec Hydro and P-mono are the only $100 classes remaining.
The other remaining classes are all $75 each.

Do you want that class to read:
Sponsored by Offshore Electrics or Sponsored by Steve Vaccaro ?
Please advise.

Thanks Again for all your continued support, :bounce:
Ken &
The Wave Blasters of Florida

Steven Vaccaro
05-05-2011, 02:20 PM
Sponsored by OffshoreElectrics is fine.

ron1950
05-06-2011, 06:44 AM
see ya down there steven

line6
05-08-2011, 12:56 PM
Ok guys the Nats are closing in fast. I was asked to go over how the scoring works for high points and also the team points. The high points will be the formula that Mr. Newland drew up and was used the for the last few Nats i believe. Basically you are award point's for the number of boats you finish ahead of in a class. So lets say P-Mono has 15 boats in the class. The most point's awarded in that class would be 15 point's for first place, you would get 14 point's for second place, 13 point's for third, 12 point's for forth and so on. Now lets say Q- hyrdo has just 4 boats the most point's awarded for that class would be 4 point's for first, 3 point's for second and so on. As you can see more point are available for the bigger classes. The way the high point's are calculated is that you take the average number of boats per racer, right now i think that number would be 6. Then you would take your 6 highest scoring classes and total them up. That would be your total point's won. Then that number is compared with everyone else and that's how the High point's champion is determined.

Ok now for the team points. Teams are made up of three man teams with a $20 buy in. Each team member picks three different classes before racing starts. There is no overlap of classes. Points are awarded the same way they are for heat racing. It makes no difference on the number of boats in a class. Point's are based on finishing order per class so 400 for first, 300 for second and so on.

You the racer dont really have to worry about adding things up and calculating the club will take care of that. Just giving guys a heads up on how it works.

Ok i think that covers it.

Also just a reminder dont forget your your stopwatch.


Jason Sims

Ken Haines
05-16-2011, 03:35 PM
2011 NAMBA FE Nationals - Hosted by the Wave Blasters of Florida
Presented by Offshore Electrics & Rummrunner Racing / Hobbies

"38 Racers / 225 Boats"
Wow......this is already one of the most attended FE Nat's in many years !
We thank all of you that have entered so far.

There are on 9 days left to register for this year's Nat's
Don't miss out on the fun.....we would love all of you to attend !
see: www.RCRacingEvents.com
And sign-up today !

Things are progressing pretty well, Shirts and trophies are ordered.
Drivers stand, the caterer, porta-lets and the pond fencing are all scheduled.
It looks like our club members and other volunteers are getting prepared to
help out where ever they can. This has been a real club team effort.
Our CD's will be: Ron Drake Thurs & Fri. / Mike Martin Sat & Sun

We were hoping to fill up the remaining class sponsorships.
If you have any interest or know anyone who may like to, please contact
me by PM. The cost is $75 per class. The sponsor name will go on the
class award plates, the race programs and the sponsor board to be
displayed at the event. (see the attachment for the remaining available classes)

Also if you have any questions please contact us as well.

The Wave Blasters would also like to thank everyone for your continued
support of this years FE Nationals ! :thumbup:

Ken Haines
05-20-2011, 03:42 PM
2011 NAMBA FE Nationals - Hosted by the Wave Blasters of Florida
Presented by Offshore Electrics & Rummrunner Racing / Hobbies

40 Racers / 234 Boats !!

OK all you FE Racers, the deadline is next Wednesday, May25th for entering this years NAMBA FE Nationals !

Due to getting the race program together and the fact that we have held out this long on the actual date, this deadline is firm. So please get registered this weekend if you still plan on attending but have not signed up yet !
Also if you have entered and there are any class changes additions or subtractions please let us know. If for any reason you do not plan on attending, again please let us know. Your help is greatly appreciated as we would like to have the heat schedules as accurate as possible for the event.

The club is almost prepared. Trophies, Shirts, Drivers Stand, Main Generator, the videographer, banners sponsors, donation prizes, Race CD's, rescue boats, food, Tech Committee, tables , Tents ........are almost in place !!
Wow I'm tired just listing all these things that have had to be completed for this big event.

It will be great seeing old friends and new ones. This should be very fun and enjoyable for all who attend. If you are hesitant because you have never entered a Nat's before don't be. There are plenty signed up attending there first, and the veterans will surely help you how ever they can. We will all make you feel most welcomed and glad you chose to give it a try.

Well enough words now I must get all my boats ready for those 20 classes !!
Hope to see everyone there, :bounce:
Ken

Steven Vaccaro
05-20-2011, 04:21 PM
2011 NAMBA FE Nationals - Hosted by the Wave Blasters of Florida
Presented by Offshore Electrics & Rummrunner Racing / Hobbies

40 Racers / 234 Boats !!

OK all you FE Racers, the deadline is next Wednesday, May25th for entering this years NAMBA FE Nationals !

Due to getting the race program together and the fact that we have held out this long on the actual date, this deadline is firm. So please get registered this weekend if you still plan on attending but have not signed up yet !
Also if you have entered and there are any class changes additions or subtractions please let us know. If for any reason you do not plan on attending, again please let us know. Your help is greatly appreciated as we would like to have the heat schedules as accurate as possible for the event.

The club is almost prepared. Trophies, Shirts, Drivers Stand, Main Generator, the videographer, banners sponsors, donation prizes, Race CD's, rescue boats, food, Tech Committee, tables , Tents ........are almost in place !!
Wow I'm tired just listing all these things that have had to be completed for this big event.

It will be great seeing old friends and new ones. This should be very fun and enjoyable for all who attend. If you are hesitant because you have never entered a Nat's before don't be. There are plenty signed up attending there first, and the veterans will surely help you how ever they can. We will all make you feel most welcomed and glad you chose to give it a try.

Well enough words now I must get all my boats ready for those 20 classes !!
Hope to see everyone there, :bounce:
Ken

Nice! Sounds like its going to be a good one.

Any chairs in that list of things?

voepel
05-20-2011, 04:38 PM
I never thought I would see more OPC P-Ltd (20) than P-mono (16). Times have changed.

D. Newland
05-20-2011, 05:03 PM
Ken said it, but it's worth repeating. If you're on the fence about attending because of a lack of confidence or a sense of intimidation being a Nationals race, please sign up. Trust me, it will be the best decision you'll ever make in this hobby! You will take more away from this event than anything else related to our hobby.

ron1950
05-20-2011, 05:13 PM
20 opc....how many to a heat anyway?

obrien
05-21-2011, 12:08 AM
If it stays at 20 there will be 5 per heat I would think.

line6
05-24-2011, 11:30 AM
Deadline for sign up tomorrow!!! Right now we got 43 racers and 243 boats. Should be a great event.


"2011 NAMBA FE Nationals" Hosted by: The Wave Blasters of Florida
Sonsored by: Offshore Electrics & Rum Runner Racing / Hobbies

Hello FE Racers,
The 2011 NMBA FE Nationals registration is now open !
The link is;

WWW.RCRacingEvents.com

You will find it easy to sign up, just click on the "On-Line Race Entry" tab.
Then click on the "2011 NAMBA FE Nationals" sign up.

You can make your payment immediately via pay-pal thru this site,
or mail in your payment after you have completed the on-line entry information requested.



Jason Sims

ron1950
05-31-2011, 06:55 PM
lol whats the name of that best western motel u guys were saying u set up? i cant remember from day to day

osprey21
06-01-2011, 05:32 AM
lol whats the name of that best western motel u guys were saying u set up? i cant remember from day to day
Umm... it's a Best Western. ;)




First page - post #3 :Peace_Sign:

tiqueman
06-01-2011, 10:56 AM
lol whats the name of that best western motel u guys were saying u set up? i cant remember from day to day


Umm... it's a Best Western. ;)




First page - post #3 :Peace_Sign:

:rofl: Classic....

ron1950
06-03-2011, 06:56 PM
smart ass

Ken Haines
06-08-2011, 04:41 PM
2011 NAMBA FE Nationals - Hosted by the Wave Blasters of Florida
Presented by Offshore Electrics & Rummrunner Racing / Hobbies

Wow what a race and the coma that followed was longer that I had expected !

I need to thank all of you that participated in the event and shared the racing with our club at our home pond site. You were all gentlemen and made this race a big success.

Congratulations to Jason Sims and Doug Twaits this years co-High Point Winners !

Congratulations to Mr Offshore Mike Paganelli
With great respect for the Rum Runner Racing Team, Congratulations to this year's team winners "The Wave Blasters of Florida"
Jason Sims, Terry Cowger Jr., & Ken Haines
We finally did it after 3 long years of trying.
I'm sure Team Rum Runner will be better than even next year!

I definetely need to thank our club and all the many sponsors.
I will start with the main sponsors;

Steve Vaccaro (Offshore Electrics) Thanks so much again for all your continued support to our hobby and the FE Nationals. We all enjoyed racing with your sons too who become quite the racers and are improving each year.

Don Wollard (Rum Runner Racing) Thanks again for always being there for our club, you have helped us in so many ways over the past 5 years we just can't thank you enough.
(Little unknow secret Don is a Wave Blaster member too !!)

Doug Twaits (Rum Runner Hobbies) Thanks for the support and especially just coming and racing. When you come to the Nationals you really do elevate the race just by being there. You are a truly great competator. (You are really a big deal around here !! Sorry Pags made me add that !)

Mike Pags (Bubblegum Racing) Mike your generousity really helped make the race possible. Steppinh up to sponsor the drivers stand, the Mr Offshore award & the BAR-B-Q are things that really made the event.

Thanks also to my company Florida Power & Light for being the "Green Energy Sponsor" and making the video taping of the race a reality. This video will be edited over the next few weeks and when it is available you can all view the race just as if you were all there. Thanks-Amy Brunjes (FPL) and Mike Whitney the Videographer.

I will list the class sponsors next. (also see the attachment of class sponsors)
Castle Creations..... Thanks-Joe Ford * (4 Classes !!)
Fine Design Marine..... Thanks-Chris Fine *(4 classes !!)
Airtronics..... Thanks-Craig Kaplan
Arizona Winter Warm-ups..... Thanks-Dave Newland
Bubblegum Racing..... Thanks-Mike Paganelli
Coastal Marine Fabrication..... Thanks-Rick Workman
Cracker Boy Boat Works..... Thanks-Cracker Boy Boat Works
Hanson Racing..... Thanks-Eddie Hansen
JS Racing..... Thanks-Jeff Shipley
Mini Cat Racing..... Thanks-Jim Slaughter
Morris County Elec Boat Club..... Thanks-Morris County Boat Club
Offshore Electrics..... Thanks-Steve Vaccaro
RC Lipos..... Thanks-Pat
Reed Eagle..... Thanks-Reed Eagle
Rico Racing..... Thanks-Richie Lind
Rum Runner Hobbies..... Thanks-Dougie Twaits
Snap-On Tools..... Thanks-Snap-on Tools
South Florida Hobbies..... Thanks-Lucas
South River RC Boats..... Thanks-Jim Williams
Tom Costello..... Thanks-Tom Costello

Concours Sponsor:
Rum Runner Racing..... Thanks-Don Wollard

The Raffle sponsors are listed next:
Accu-Tech..... Thanks-James Traut
Airtronics..... Thanks-Craig Kaplan
Aquacraft / Hobbico..... Thanks-Russ Williamson & Mike Zaborowsk
Castle Creations..... Thanks-Joe Ford
Fine Design Marine..... Thanks-Chris Fine
Insane Boats..... Thanks-Jeff Michaud
Mini-Cat Racing..... Thanks-Jim Slaughter
Marine Model Magazine..... Thanks-Rick Eyrich
Rico Boats..... Thanks-Richie Lind
REK Outdrives..... Thanks-Richard Konnen
RC Lipos..... Thanks-Pat
Rum Runner Racing..... Thanks-Don Wollard

Rescue Boat sponsors:
All-Ways Wet Irrigation..... Thanks-Phil Hale
Coastal Marine Fabrication..... Thanks-Rick Workman
Jeff's Pool Service..... Thanks-Jeff Mainville
Jensen Beach Homesites..... Thanks-Ken Haines[/U

All of these Companies and individuals stepped up to sponsor classes, please
remember them when you make your next purchase and if you run into these individual sponsors please give them a personal thanks as well. The only way that these events work and are able to provide the great facilities and extra ammenities at each year's Nationals is with sponsor support. Thanks again to all.

Ok now certainly last but not least, I owe a huge thank you to all of my club "The Wave Blasters" and especially to those who helped selflessly make this race and all the activities happen.
Terry Cowger Sr, Rick Workman, Carl Slater, Ron Desmond, Jerry Morton, Bob Rahberg, Frank Patterson, Terry Cowger Jr., Nicole Caldogno, Mike Martin, Bill Tripp, Phil Hale, Jeff Mainville, Paul Mainville, Bob Meinhardt, Caleb Gillen, Colin Campbell, & Richie Lind.

I would also like to thank all our newest 2011 Wave Blasters that helped our club through a very trying time:
Don Wollard, Jason Sims, Reed Eagle, Jeff Westbrook, Hugh Ebner, Mike Harvey, Ray Rankle, & Steve Voepel. Without their help earlier this year we likely would have never even had the Nat's race at all. Thanks to you all.

A special big thanks to our 2 CD's Terry Cowger Sr.and Mike Martin, they both did a great job.

Thanks to our special score keeper Jason Sims....Jason I wished I could have helped you more, and I really appreciate you taking charge of the Team & High Points scoring, that gave me a big break and he even spotted for me about 100 times ! You a true friend and a really great team-mate. Oh and Dougie, Mike, and Don, please don't try to steal him away !!! lol

Thanks also to Bill Britton of RC Racing Events.com who lent us space on his registration site and worked with Nicole Caldogno to provide all of the scoring.
I must also say Nicole was terrific doing all the scoring too she even put Pags in his place a few times !! lol

I did save the best for last;
Thanks You [U]Mary Workman for your tireless support and help. Your work with the raffle saved the event financially. Mary and Rick even provided 24 hour security by staying on-site in their RV to protect our equipment each night.

OK...Ok this email is so long I'm getting exhausted all over again.
I really tried not to miss anyone. If I did, I'm truely sorry, and please understand we thank all of you. :bounce:
Sincerely, Ken Haines &
All "The Wave Blasters of Florida"

obrien
06-08-2011, 05:03 PM
Ken

Thank you for all of your hard work as well. You were just as important as all the sponsors.

T.C.
06-08-2011, 08:13 PM
Ken said it very well and I will add a big X2 from myself, Terry Jr, Nicole the rest of the Wave Blaster crew.
Thanks to ALL !
A special thanks to Ken Haines, because without his pushing us the whole way this race would never have happened.
Thanks Ken !
Terry Cowger Sr.

sailr
06-08-2011, 10:09 PM
It was our privilege to help out sponsoring and with some raffle prizes but all the credit goes to Ken and everyone that put on the great event. Here it is Wednesay and I'm still sore! Wow!

Great time had by all. Let's do it again next week! (NOT)

Doug Smock
06-08-2011, 10:42 PM
Ken, Terry Jr and Sr, Jason, Mike, and WB Crew, nice work!!!
Just wanted to let you guys know the GA. boys are real proud of ya!!!
Wish we could have made the trip.
Congrats again to all that participated!
Doug

D. Newland
06-09-2011, 11:42 AM
Great work, Ken, Terry, Jason and the rest of the Waveblaster crew!

It's awesome to see names like Terry Cowger Jr winning P mono and OPC, Jeff Westrbrook winning P-Ltd Hydro (1200 pts, too), Jason Simms winning N-2 Mono (and 3 other classes) and Anthony Vaccaro winning N-1 Mono. The competition is very strong in FE, especially when you have Twaits Jr there, who won 6 classes himself. More than anybody. He likes to win, and winning against him is a very difficult task.

I must say that the Rc Racing Events site is very nice. I like looking at the results so much, that I printed a hard copy.

BILL OXIDEAN
06-09-2011, 11:58 AM
Ok, I've been quiet long enough, I didn't win big, but got big fame

http://www.rccaraction.com/?p=222599

I'll be back for N-1 mono.
Its nice to let others win it for a change
Congrats :laugh: Everyone came with fast boats this year.

Great Race, but I've yet to attend a crummy nats
Special thanks to everyone from the wave blasters to the spectators

BILL OXIDEAN
06-09-2011, 01:05 PM
This guy got busted tryna' sabbotage the race.
Turns out he was a fugitive from louisiana..

Sonofagun hit my N-1 mono in heat 1

Steven Vaccaro
06-09-2011, 01:22 PM
Its nice to let others win it for a change

I dont remember you "letting" any one win :confused1: Was I there? :laugh:

BILL OXIDEAN
06-09-2011, 01:36 PM
I dont remember you "letting" any one win :confused1: Was I there? :laugh:

Those guys did a great job at putting me in third place.
Fast boats and great driving.

Steven Vaccaro
06-09-2011, 01:52 PM
Those guys did a great job at putting me in third place.
Fast boats and great driving.

Thanks Wilmer. As normal Wilmer, I was just bustin you butt. lol

The boys really liked having you with us in the pits. They said they felt more comfortable this year knowing some guys.

sailr
06-09-2011, 06:42 PM
I really enjoyed meeting you and the boys Steven! Great time by all!

ron1950
06-09-2011, 07:33 PM
darn oxidean, i had to do everything for u from takeing pics to launching your boats upside down......just to see if u were paying attention......i didnt get any reconition for hitting the most bouy's square between the sponsons of two different boats at full speed ...i think that was prob a record for me lol......good hearing from ya guy