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Ken Haines
01-13-2011, 02:22 PM
"Ok, finally here it is", the 2011 Nat's Race Schedule.
The On-line registration should be ready with-in a few more days. :bounce:
Ken Haines

Darin Jordan
01-13-2011, 05:39 PM
"Ok, finally here it is", the 2011 Nat's Race Schedule.
The On-line registration should be ready with-in a few more days. :bounce:
Ken Haines

FUN!

The only thing I'd say concerning the schedule itself is that there are usually people who might try to run P-Offshore and Q-Offshore with the same boat, and having them grouped together makes that a problem. However, I understand the "Offshore Day" theory, and it's all good. :thumbup1:

obrien
01-13-2011, 07:37 PM
looks good Ken. I can't wait.

bill34207
01-13-2011, 08:45 PM
Looks like I might be able to make a couple of the classes regardless. I put in for the 1st week of June as a vacation week. Still waiting to see if I get it.

obrien
01-13-2011, 09:10 PM
Bill I hope you can go, these guys are great to race with.

sailr
01-14-2011, 12:59 PM
Yep. We have had a great time the last two years at their spring race!

sailr
01-14-2011, 01:03 PM
Looks like I'll need to order some batteries if you're running 1/10th scale vintage and modern back to back! I'm running in both classes.

Ken Haines
01-14-2011, 01:11 PM
Hey Jim,
We will not be running them back to back.
This schedule is only the classes each day.
As we hear minor issues like that we will try adjusting
the daily sequence to allow for this like charging time.
Thanks, Ken :bounce:

sailr
01-14-2011, 01:21 PM
Thanks Ken. I knew you would take care of us!

Ken Haines
02-04-2011, 11:52 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

bill34207
02-05-2011, 08:20 AM
Hi Ken
I haven't signed up for anything yet since I'm still waiting on vacation schedules to post.
As a suggestion you might want to post this over on RC Groups too since there is a racing boats electric forum there with quite a few FE boaters.

http://www.rcgroups.com/racing-boats-electric-57/

sailr
02-05-2011, 12:08 PM
Hi Ken,

I just signed up for the NATS. 8 classes.

Just you and me so far!

Ken Haines
02-16-2011, 04:51 PM
Hey Racers,
This is just a reminder that the early sign-up discount ends March 15th.
For those that know they are attending help us get this snow ball rolling,
and save some money too !
Go to:

www.RCRacingEvents.com

Soon !
Thanks,
Ken :biggrin:

Ken Haines
03-02-2011, 02:06 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 ยท 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, 09:08 AM
We are already at 10 racers and 66 boats.

Don't miss the opportunity to save a few bucks,
as the early entry deadline expires March 15th !!

See:
RCRacingEvents.com
to sign up !

Let's make this a huge race,
Hope to see you there,
Ken :biggrin:

BILL OXIDEAN
03-07-2011, 10:43 AM
We are already at 10 racers and 66 boats.

Don't miss the opportunity to save a few bucks,
as the early entry deadline expires March 15th !!

See:
RCRacingEvents.com
to sign up !

Let's make this a huge race,
Hope to see you there,
Ken :biggrin:

Hey Ken, is there actually a Ritz Carlton or Merriott anywhere in the vacinity?
I love a jacuzzi after race day and I've got tons of points..

Ken Haines
03-07-2011, 12:55 PM
Hey Bill,
The pond address is:
Palm Lake Park
4915 Myrtle Drive
Fort Pierce, Florida. 34982

I searched and found many Marriott or there affiliated hotels.

There was a Fairfield 5.6 miles away for $65 / night at:
6502 Metal Drive
Fort Pierce, FL 34945
1 772-462-2900

A Springhill Suites, 7.6 miles away at $89 / night at:
2000 NW Courtyard Circle
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
1 772-871-2929

A Residence Inn, 7.8 miles away at $99 / night at:
1920 SW Fountainview Blvd.
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
1 772-344-7814

A Marriott Courtyard, 10.1 miles away at $129 / night at:
10978 S Ocean Drive
Jensen Beach, FL 34957-2611
1 772-229-1000

And the Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort $149 / night at:
555 NE Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL 34996
1 772-225-3700

Hope this helped,
Ken: :biggrin:

Ken Haines
03-16-2011, 09:05 AM
20 Racers / 120 Boats !!

Well guys, it looks like we are headed to a very well attended 2011 Nat's.
Although we never know for sure who is coming until they all sign up,
it does appear that we are off to a pretty fast start.

Let's keep those sign-ups coming as this snow-ball grows ever larger.

Looks good for Me Time RC (the production company) to attend and have a
live internet feed for the entire event. If you have never attended a race that
they were a part of you are really missing a great feature. Apart from the live
racing action, they give a candid interviews to each heat winner as well as
various other fun and informative live spots. This really puts our hobby on a
higher platform, or at least feels that way when you are there.

So lets get to that next plateau of 30 racers and 200 boats. That may get those
racers still unsure if they are coming to get off the fence and sign up also.

Thanks to all of you that have signed up early so far,
the Wave Blasters really appreciate your help and commitment.

Thanks Again,
Ken :bounce:

BILL OXIDEAN
03-16-2011, 10:18 AM
Ken can I say I had my most memorable heat at last years nats or any for that matter and it was a battle between you and me?

LSH you clearly had a faster boat but I was fending you off by the skin of my teeth with ultra risky moves. You stayed poised waiting for me to make a mistake to go in for the kill but I kept my cool until FIFTEEN feet before the finish line and my battery dumped.

My boat coasted across the line as you swooped up from behind to take the win by less than half a boat length. A NASCAR style finish that only the CDs could determine now that's what I call racin.

sailr
03-16-2011, 06:46 PM
Looks like it's going Great Ken! Guess we better get those hotel reservations in!!

T.C.
03-17-2011, 01:42 PM
We had our first "test and tune" day last Sunday the 13th .
It was a very nice day with the exception of some wind, but all in all it was a good day.
New Waveblaster members Don Wallard and Jason Simms came down from the Daytona area and New member Jeff Westbrook came over from the Lakeland area.
Jeff informed us the that other new members from the Tampa, Lakeland area planned to come over but due to illness of ones mother and a bad back of another member they couldn't make it this time but plan to be at our next " test and tune day in April".
Here's a few pictures of the action, as you can see we had a good turnout of our local club members as well.

T.C.

obrien
03-17-2011, 10:13 PM
The conditions couldn't have been better. There was just enough wind to keep it comfortable. It helps that 2 out of 3 of my boats ran good, and the 3rd just needs more water time.

T.C.
03-18-2011, 08:04 AM
Jeff if your boats are any indication of the caliber of boats we are going to have at the NATS we can look forward to some very completive racing.

T.C.

obrien
03-18-2011, 10:13 AM
I just hope to be competitive with the veterans out there

Ken Haines
03-21-2011, 08:31 AM
Ken can I say I had my most memorable heat at last years nats or any for that matter and it was a battle between you and me?

LSH you clearly had a faster boat but I was fending you off by the skin of my teeth with ultra risky moves. You stayed poised waiting for me to make a mistake to go in for the kill but I kept my cool until FIFTEEN feet before the finish line and my battery dumped.

My boat coasted across the line as you swooped up from behind to take the win by less than half a boat length. A NASCAR style finish that only the CDs could determine now that's what I call racin.

Hey Bill,
You out drove me in that one....I just could not find a safe spot to pass.
Just unlucky on the batteries, otherwise you had it won.
Look forward to some more great racing action this year in Florida !
Ken :bounce:

Ken Haines
03-25-2011, 09:45 AM
Just for those of you that thought the bigger classes, Q included were dead.
One of our larger classes at this years 2011 FE Nat's, appears to be Q-Offshore.
We already have 8 racers which could potentially make this one of our larger classes.
Out of 25 racers here is the current class list:

Q Offshore
01, Costello, Tom DSM DSM
02, Ebner, Hugh DSM DSM
03, Haines, Ken DSM DSM
04, Harvey, Michael c DSM DSM
05, Paganelli, Michael DSM DSM
06, Roberts, Dick DSM DSM
07, Slaughter, Jim DSM DSM
08, Westbrook, Jeff DSM DSM

"25 Racers / 146 Boats" and still growing !! :bounce:

Check out all the class details to date on:
www.RCRacingEvents.com
Thanks, Ken

sailr
03-25-2011, 10:41 AM
uh-oh, I feel the competition getting intense!

BILL OXIDEAN
03-25-2011, 11:34 AM
I'm excited!!!

Ken Haines
03-28-2011, 12:55 PM
"27 Racers / 172 Boats"

We recently had a contingent from District 1 sign-up:
Mike Buck
Klaus Buck
Chris Costanzo
Mike Paganelli
Doug Twaits Jr.

Thanks, it will be great to race and share stories with your group again.

Keep those sign-ups coming 58 days left till the sign-up deadline.
See: www.RCRacingEvents.com
Thanks, Ken :bounce:

BILL OXIDEAN
03-28-2011, 01:14 PM
Aww man! Jersey shore is comin'?
We're gonna see some S & T action and some seriously low laptimes..

Ken Haines
03-30-2011, 07:52 AM
***Latest Update***

29 Racers / 185 Boats


:bounce:

BILL OXIDEAN
03-30-2011, 09:18 AM
What do you expect Ken? You're one heck of a race promotor of course everyone's comin'. We havent even had the end of deadline entry rush yet!!

Ken Haines
04-19-2011, 08:20 AM
2011 NAMBA FE Nationals - Hosted by the Wave Blasters of Florida
Presented by Offshore Electrics & Rummrunner Racing / Hobbies

32 Racers / 203 Boats
Yes we have now broken the 200 boat mark !

Things are progressing well.
We still have many class sponsorship spots to fill.

Thanks to our current class sponsors for their help: (in Alphabetical order)
Bubblegum Racing
Hansen Racing
Mini-Cat Racing
Reed Eagle
South Florida Hobbies
South River RC Boats

Thanks also to the rescue Boat and Drivers Stand Sponsors:
Bubble Gum Racing
Always Wet Irrigation
Coastal Marine Fabrication
Jeff's Pool Service
Jensen Beach Homesites

Let's not forget our Main Sponsors who stepped up big again this year.
Offshore Electrics
Rummrunner Racing / Hobbies

Please contact us via PM, if you or your company are interested in
becoming a class sponsor. The cost is $75 per class except for the high
points classes of LSO, P-spec (Limited) Hydro, & P-mono which are $100.
See the attached sponsor sheet for the remaining available classes.

Thanks again to all of our sponsor support,
"The Wave Blasters of Florida" :bounce:

obrien
05-02-2011, 09:20 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.

line6
05-08-2011, 12:57 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

ron1950
05-09-2011, 12:58 PM
Also just a reminder dont forget your your stopwatch.


Jason Sims[/QUOTE]

have to ask....why do i need a stopwatch?:banana:

line6
05-09-2011, 01:18 PM
Every heat is timed in case of a tie. There is no runoffs. If there is a points tie, the boat with the fastest heat time will take precedence. Also it is up to the driver or your pit man to report your time to the CD after the heat. But say you finish two laps down do to mechanical issue or whatever there really is no need to report for that heat but if you win or are near the top make sure your time gets put in.


Jason Sims

obrien
05-09-2011, 06:02 PM
I am sure this has already been answered somewhere, but how many rounds are we planning on doing?

line6
05-09-2011, 06:43 PM
Four time permitting.

sjslhill
05-10-2011, 06:54 PM
Where can I see the rules on this class?


thanks,
Steve

T.C.
05-10-2011, 08:01 PM
For hull and powerplant rules look in the NAMBA rule book we will be going by the book.
The only variation from the rule book I know of is at the start, in place of a full mill lap we will only have 1/2 lap mill to the start, Same as all the other classes.
We will also be turning "left".
Hope this helps? T.C.

bill34207
05-10-2011, 09:05 PM
Got a question concerning this Saturday's test n tune session.
Will random boats be running all day or will sessions be broken into similar if not the same classes?

sailr
05-10-2011, 10:36 PM
Hopefully we can just have open water all day. I need to test a few of my boats and don't want to mess with organized heats.

ron1950
05-10-2011, 10:51 PM
hell jim, u need to test your radio's and esc's ...your boats are fine lol

obrien
05-10-2011, 11:20 PM
Bill, for the saturday TNT similar boats will be on the water at the same time. its really laid back, You will be able to run by yourself if you want, or with other boats if someone is there running the same hull as you.

sailr
05-11-2011, 01:07 AM
I have a new 1/10th scale Modern that needs some test time.I hear ya about the radio and esc in that 1/8 scale. I may not even be able to get it going for the nats. I managed to obtain a NEU 1527 if it will fit in the boat and just ordered a Castle ICE 200 controller for it. Trying to get a new tunnel boat going too.


hell jim, u need to test your radio's and esc's ...your boats are fine lol

sailr
05-11-2011, 01:08 AM
Did you say Saturday? What happened to Sundays?


Got a question concerning this Saturday's test n tune session.
Will random boats be running all day or will sessions be broken into similar if not the same classes?

bill34207
05-11-2011, 06:09 AM
Did you say Saturday? What happened to Sundays?

Wrong thread Jim. This is the TNT at the Waveblasters.

bill34207
05-11-2011, 06:14 AM
Bill, for the saturday TNT similar boats will be on the water at the same time. its really laid back, You will be able to run by yourself if you want, or with other boats if someone is there running the same hull as you.

Cool. I really didn't like the idea of my 1/8 scale beimg talen out by a UL-1 or P boat. If it gets busted up would prefer it to be done by someone in the same class.

ron1950
05-11-2011, 12:13 PM
wish i could get over there to play before wed the first.....but t least i will have a day to fix all i brake open water day lol ...hope my buoy magnets get left home for a change

sailr
05-11-2011, 12:37 PM
DOH! Jeeeez, shoulda known that. Musta been lookin out my bad eye!



Wrong thread Jim. This is the TNT at the Waveblasters.

bill34207
05-14-2011, 08:56 PM
Just wanted to say I had a good time today and enjoyed meeting all of y'all. Not something I'd want to do every day though. :laugh: That 6 hours on the road is rough on us old codgers. :sinking-guy:

obrien
05-14-2011, 09:29 PM
Sorry I couldn't make it today guys. Work had priority.

bill34207
05-15-2011, 08:58 AM
Hey Ken. Finally finished uploadiing all the videos from yesterday. Thay can be found here. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1439756

Ken Haines
05-20-2011, 03:43 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