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    Default IMPBA D1 - Northern Lights MBC - 2019 "THE CAN-AM" Aug 24 & 25.

    Fifty Point Conservation Area, Stoney Creek, Ontario - Aug 24 & 25th.

    Includes a beach on Lake Ontario, stocked fishing and restaurant all within 1/2 hr. of downtown Toronto and Niagara Falls.

    http://www.conservationhamilton.ca/f...servation-area

    Classes for Nitro, Gas and Electric.

    Shoot Out Format. First round randomly generated, top scoring boats run together after that.

    Open water Friday noon 'til 5pm. Driver's meeting Saturday 8:30 am.

    Trophies top 3 per class, huge raffle, 50-50 draws.

    "Oneida Cup" awarded to high point any two boats.

    1/8th Scale & Thunderboat Concours d'Elegance trophies.

    Can-Am Cup awarded to high score Team Canada or Team USA.

    Noise sensitive site - IMPBA 92dB enforced.

    RV and tent camping, call 905-643-2103 or book on line at: https://hamilton.goingtocamp.com/home

    No park fee if camping.

    Flyer:https://nebula.wsimg.com/f1e973eca45...&alloworigin=1

    Register: http://www.rcracingevents.com/cgi-bin/browseraces.pl
















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    The park has given us a discount again this year on the entrance fees, a flat C$15/day per vehicle and all occupants. Just mention "model boat race" and show some ID.

    No park entrance fees if camping.

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    Guys, this is a good gig run by some good people. Put this on your "to-do" list for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T.S.Davis View Post
    Guys, this is a good gig run by some good people. Put this on your "to-do" list for sure.
    Aw shucks...

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    Still over two months away and we have 140 boats registered. This is going to be BIG! Let’s get those FE entries in. :)
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    Hotel and camping info:

    All are within 5-15 minutes from the pond.

    Super 8 – (Recommended) Grimsby - http://www.super8grimsby.com/

    Comfort Inn – (Recommended) Hamilton (Centennial Parkway) https://www.choicehotels.com/ontario...n-hotels/cn268

    Four Points by Sheraton Hamilton – (Recommended) Hamilton (Centennial Parkway) - https://www.marriott.com/hotels/trav...-stoney-creek/

    Sandman Hotel - (New Hotel) Hamilton (Centennial Parkway) https://www.sandmanhotels.com/locati...s/hamilton-ham

    Casablanca Winery Inn (Expensive) – Grimsby - http://www.casablancawineryinn.com/

    Ramada Beacon Harbourside (Expensive) – Jordan - http://www.ramadabeacon.com/

    Lake Trail Motel (Inexpensive) (905) 662-1599 http://www.letsbookhotel.com/en/cana...ail-motel.aspx

    Fruitland Motel (Inexpensive) (905) 643-2931 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fruit...61072954190717

    The Innsville Hotel (Inexpensive) (905) 643-1244 1143 Highway 8, Stoney Creek, ON.

    Stoney Creek Motel (Inexpensive) - http://www.stoneycreekmotel.ca/

    Camping:

    Fifty Point Conservation Area
    Address: 1479 Baseline Road, Winona, ON, L8E 5G4
    Phone: 905-525-2187

    https://hamilton.goingtocamp.com/home

    Under "Select Equipment" Choose "Van/Camper" if you are tent camping - OK in the north section only for our group.
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    We have some very generous sponsors donating to make our raffle a huge success. If you get a chance please keep these fine folks in mind:


    Model Gas Boats/Warpath Rigger http://www.modelgasboats.com/ Class Sponsor:

    LSG 27 Rigger
    LSG 27 Mono
    LSG 27 Sport Hydro


    Insane Boats http://www.insaneboats.com/

    Double Ace Racing Products http://double-aceracingproducts.com/catalog/

    Hamilton Conservation Authority http://www.conservationhamilton.ca/

    AC Model Boats http://www.acmodelboats.com Class Sponsor:

    LSG 36 Catamaran
    LSG 36 Mono


    Just A.S.K. (Teddy Dauphinee Family) Class Sponsor:

    LSG 27 Catamaran

    Voodoo Model Boat Club Class Sponsor:

    LSG 36 Sport Hydro


    Hobby Hobby http://hobbyhobby.com/

    Tanner's Billet (Bob Tanner) Class Sponsor:

    Crackerbox

    Randy Rap Titanium Turn Fins randy_rap@cogeco.ca

    Sly Cat Racing http://slycatracing.com/ Class Sponsor:

    Open Rigger

    Virginia Craftsman rcracerva@yahoo.com Class Sponsor:

    Super Sport Mono

    Tanks 2U wjbarney@tds.net

    Crapshooter Boats/CMB Engines crpshtr@aol.com

    Prop Works http://www.thepropworksusa.com/index.html Class Sponsor:

    Thunderboat

    Skycraft Hobbies http://www.skycrafthobbies.com/ Class Sponsor:

    1/8th Scale

    Lawless Drives http://www.lawlessdrives.com/

    SS Custom Fuel Tanks johnsteltzer@yahoo.com Class Sponsor:

    D Hydro

    Zippkits http://www.zippkits.com/

    Speedmaster Model Products http://www.rossisales.com/index.html

    Assault Racing Designs http://assaultracingdesigns.com/

    Prop Works West http://www.thepropworkswest.com/

    Suicidal Engines ballisticratt454@yahoo.com

    Nova Rossi Marine USA http://www.novarossi.us/

    Great Hobbies http://www.greathobbies.com/
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    60 racers and 213 boats registered. A few more FE guys would be great.
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    Just looked and there is many classes on the bubble. Still 5 to make a class? Can you post how many are on the bubble and how many made it so far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by photohoward1 View Post
    Just looked and there is many classes on the bubble. Still 5 to make a class? Can you post how many are on the bubble and how many made it so far?
    Yes, 5 to make a class.
    The list of boats is always changing. Go to www.rcracingevents.com and change from “Driver” to “Class” and you will have a current update.
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    Randy Rapedius IMPBA #14315 CD
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    We moved Ty around into classes to get them to make. Even did a refurb on one boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Rapedius View Post
    Yes, 5 to make a class.
    The list of boats is always changing. Go to www.rcracingevents.com and change from “Driver” to “Class” and you will have a current update.
    Never new you could change it to class. I may rearrange my classes too. Maybe add one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Rapedius View Post
    I just updated my classes so I could actually run. Added some dropped some. I couldn't sign in so I just re-did it. Have no Idea why it would not let me sign in.

    Registration Information:


    Class: LSG 36 Catamaran

    Class: LSG Super Sport Mono

    Class: FE P Mono

    Class: FE Q Sport Hydro

    Class: Open Mono

    Class: Open Rigger

    I think these have the best chance of making it. Sad not enough P-Cat.....

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    We lost one of our travelers because P and Q cat weren't going to run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by photohoward1 View Post
    I just updated my classes so I could actually run. Added some dropped some. I couldn't sign in so I just re-did it. Have no Idea why it would not let me sign in.

    Registration Information:


    Class: LSG 36 Catamaran

    Class: LSG Super Sport Mono

    Class: FE P Mono

    Class: FE Q Sport Hydro

    Class: Open Mono

    Class: Open Rigger

    I think these have the best chance of making it. Sad not enough P-Cat.....
    Changes made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T.S.Davis View Post
    We lost one of our travelers because P and Q cat weren't going to run.
    All we can do is offer it. Oh well. Was he registered?
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    Yes he was registered. He bailed because those didn't have the entries. You guys offered it. That's all you can do. It's what was bringing him to the race. There were at least three guys that normally run those that aren't this year for one reason or another. Had nothing to do with you guys at all.
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    I understand we have some guests coming to our event who haven't been to the "Golden Horseshoe" area of Canada yet and are bringing family's that are looking for things to do in the area. Here's some info for you:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Horseshoe

    Fifty Point Conservation area is 200 acre park on the south shore of lake Ontario with walking trails, a marina, campground and beach areas.

    http://conservationhamilton.ca/wp-co...chure-2019.pdf

    The on site, licenced restaurant "Limani at Fifty" has a huge deck over looking the marina, each contestant gets a $10 discount coupon:

    https://limaniatfifty.com/

    The Niagara Falls region has lots to do besides the falls, you can tour the vineyards and take a wine tasting tour, shop at the quaint "Niagara on the Lake", go to the Casinos or Marineland:

    https://www.niagarafallstourism.com/

    https://www.niagaraonthelake.com/

    https://marineland.ca/

    There is also a very popular outlet mall in the area:

    https://www.outletcollectionatniagara.com/

    Downtown Toronto or "Trawna" as we call it has many things to see and do. Popular attractions include the CN tower, Toronto Islands, Royal Ontario Museum, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Theater District and more:

    https://www.seetorontonow.com/attractions/

    Canada's Wonderland theme park is popular with the kids:

    https://www.canadaswonderland.com/

    If you come to our part of the world I think you'll find people generally friendly and way too polite, but hey that's the Canadian way. Don't forget if you're coming from the US your dollar is worth about 1.25 Canadian dollars so try to exchange some money ahead of time and use a credit card to make the most of it.

    See ya'll soon!
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    The food at the parks restaurant is MUCH improved over previous years. Worth a shot guys. We'll be going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T.S.Davis View Post
    The food at the parks restaurant is MUCH improved over previous years. Worth a shot guys. We'll be going.
    Yup, George and Maria got their act together, the previous owner not so much.

    https://limaniatfifty.com/about-us/

    They've expanded the deck area quite a bit since last year and added a bar serving different beers on tap.

    They're ready for us!
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    Might be cool to get everyone on board to go on a particular night. Then we can heckle or what ever. Boat racers are good people. No mater the fuel source.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T.S.Davis View Post
    Might be cool to get everyone on board to go on a particular night. Then we can heckle or what ever. Boat racers are good people. No mater the fuel source.
    One night?!?! How about two nights? Friday and Saturday. You guys will love this place. New owner, new management, new staff, new menu, huge patio. All right beside the pond.
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    Could work.

    We went last year. Food was excellent. The Sandman where we're staying has two restaurants too. Was hoping to hit that one too. Not required. We'll talk Friday.
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    Bonus! Just heard today a local band called "The Reflections" will be playing at the Limani restaurant on Sat. night from about 7 to 11 pm.

    Apparently they play a mix of 60's and 70's classic rock with a little 80's rock and country thrown in, quite popular I'm told!

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    If you're coming from the US here are a couple of sites for border wait times:

    https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/bwt-taf/menu-eng.html

    https://bwt.cbp.gov/

    You can exchange money right at the border or walk in to any Canadian bank once you've crossed. There's a Royal Bank at the same exit as the race site:

    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.2169...2,16.99z?hl=en

    You should generally get about $1.25 Canadian Pesos to a US Greenback, a few cents more at the bank.

    The Queenston/Lewiston Bridge is generally preferred if coming from NY State as is the Blue Water Bridge at Port Huron/Sarnia. The others have commercial traffic and are usually slower.

    If you've never crossed the border before don't worry, it's no big deal. Take off you sunglasses and just answer their questions honestly, show them some respect and you'll have no problem. Leave your firearms at home unless of course you have the proper paperwork.

    See ya'll soon!

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    Could change of course but so far it's looking good! If you want to get in to one of the best events of the season we can take you until 5pm on Friday.



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    Looks like 3 to 2 for Team Canada, who's gonna win this year?

















    Keep yur stick on the ice!
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    By all accounts the 2019 "Can-Am" was a huge success. There were many curve balls thrown at our Northern Lights MBC from a movie shoot at the park to glitches in electronic equipment but we overcame them all in the end.

    We have hosted this event for seven years now at our new site and if you ask anyone that has attended they will say we run a first class event. We plan to apply to the IMPBA Board of Directors under Section E-II next year to have the rare honor of a "Nationals" distinction added to the name so that we may call our event "The Can-Am Nationals" in the future. We believe we have the facility, the organization, and most importantly the cohesive club to continue to host a truly International event for many years to come. We hope the Board agrees.

    Look for a more complete write up in the December IMPBA Roostertail.


















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