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    Default 2021 NAMBA Nationals 50th Anniversary

    2021 NAMBA Nationals 50th Anniversary
    The 50th NAMBA Nationals is a celebration as much as it is a competition. We will celebrate our history and the people who gave their time and efforts to create this organization; an organization that has grown and adapted to changes over the past 50 years.

    Previous NAMBA Nationals have welcomed model boat racers from many countries around the world. Hopefully, we have gained as much learning from them as we have offered in return.
    The 50th NAMBA Nationals is a national race and national NAMBA rules will be in effect. You can refer to the NAMBA Rule Book at NAMBA.com.

    Please enter early. The entry cutoff date is June 30, 2021, with an incentive for early entry. If you enter before May 1, 2021, you will receive two free tickets for a special raffle of a Ready-To-Run gas boat!

    We understand that some may be hesitant to enter too early, as they are unsure if they will be able to attend until later for various reasons. To help alleviate that concern we will be offering full refunds for anyone wanting to cancel their entry up through July 31, 2021.

    Controlled open water will be available on Thursday, September 16th starting at 12 pm thru 5 pm and continuing Friday, September 17th from 8 am through 5 pm. Time permitting, non-controlled open water will be available at the end of each race day for only the classes that run the following day.

    No one will be allowed to bring in trailers or set up pits prior to 8:00 am on Thursday. Please do not arrive early to get in line, as that will only block the race site entrance. This will not be a first there, first choice of pit areas. You will be directed to an area for your trailer and pits.

    Only event staff and commercial trailers will be allowed in the drivers? stand area. All others will be assigned a spot depending on trailer size. There is a place on the entry form where we are asking for information on your trailer, please make sure to fill it in for us to help with this planning. There will be an overnight security guard every night during the event. Please remember, overnight camping is not allowed inside the Park.

    There will be four separate evening social events during the race ? a Welcome Party, Paddleboat Party, President?s Dinner, and the Awards Banquet/Dinner. Be certain to list how many people will attend each event - even those events with no charge, as this will help us ensure we have enough food for all that plan to attend. Remember you get one banquet ticket with your event entry, so only additional banquet tickets will need to be purchased with your entry. Event tickets will be included in your driver?s packet for the people and events you requested, these tickets will be necessary to attend the social events (no ticket - no entry)

    Come join us in this celebration. We look forward to seeing you at the races and at our social events.

    For additional information and updates, follow us on Facebook at NAMBA50Nats or visit our website www.namba50nats.com. From the Shop page on the website, you can enter online and pre-purchase additional merchandise (hats, jackets, etc.).

    Miscellaneous Information:
    1) The milling pattern will be a combination of a half course and full course mill, as described in Section 13 / Rule B.5 and Section 18 / Rule B.2
    2) All classes will need 5 boats to qualify to run, as noted in Section 6 / Rule A.9
    3) All hulls must conform to NAMBA Rule Specifications (i.e., Crackerbox, Classic Thunderboat, and Sport Hydroplane).
    4) For the G-Ltd, Classic Thunderboat, and all nitro Stock OPC Tunnel classes:
    a. All entrants will have their engines tagged before their first heat of the day. If an engine needs to be replaced during the day, it is the driver?s responsibility to have the new engine inspected and tagged. Validation that the tag is present may occur throughout the event. If the tag is missing during a heat the boat will be disqualified from that heat resulting in zero points.
    b. The top 5 boats will be impounded after the conclusion of that class for possible engines inspected at the end of the day. The top three finishers in each class will have their engines torn down, as noted in Section 6 / Rule D.3.
    5) For classes running a G-Ltd or G-1 engine:
    a. Engine stroke will be checked before their first heat of the day, as described in Section 16 / Rule G.1.a.
    6) For electric classes:
    a. Battery cell count and voltage will be checked before every heat for all classes.
    b. P-Ltd classes motor size verified.
    7) Additional safety requirements:
    a. All pit areas must have a fire extinguisher that is easily accessible for use.
    b. All FE Lipo batteries must be removed from hulls while charging, and not charged in a trailer. They should also be charged on a separate table/area.

    GAS Team Marathon

    Boats will be limited to G-1 Mono?s. Entries limited to the first 6 entries. Enter fee on the first page.
    A team consists of four people - two drivers and two pit people.
    Paddleboat Racing has become a tradition at the NAMBA Nationals.
    Racing will include the Gary Johnson Sportsman?s Class and a Modified Class.
    The rules for each are given below:

    GARY JOHNSON SPORTSMAN?S CLASS:
    Only those boats purchased at the present or past NAMBA Nationals are legal.
    These paddleboats may not be modified in any way.
    Construction Guideline for these boats:
    1. Boats must be constructed from solid wood or plywood. No balsa or light ply pleases.

    2. The paddle will be constructed of wood and no more than four blades. All blades shall be no thicker than 3/32 inch, no longer than 2 ? inches, and not wider than 2 inches. No blade cupping or modifications please.
    3. The boat hull should be approximately 15 inches long, ? inches thick and 6 inches wide.
    4. The propulsion system will be a rubber band or bands, stretched across the transom between two screws or bolts and needs to be perpendicular to the boat?s riding surface.
    5. Placing the current NAMBA logo on the deck of the hull is recommended as the paddleboat then becomes a nice National souvenir.

    MODIFIED CLASS:
    The shape may be of any design. Hull must be at least 15 inches long.
    The width and paddle size are open. Construction materials are open.
    All boats must be propelled by paddles. No prop-driven boats are permitted.

    GENERAL RACING RULES:
    NAMBA Nationals paddleboats may be decorated to add interest and individuality. Such decorations may include team names, colors, logos, or NAMBA number for easy identification.
    No slippery stuff will be allowed on the rubber bands or boat?s bottom. The host hotel has been gracious enough to allow the use of their pool and we do not want to pollute the water for the other guests.
    The number of boats in a heat will be determined by the Contest Director with lake or pool size in mind.
    First, one to cross or hit the finish line will be the winner. Double elimination style racing is recommended.
    Trophies will be awarded based on the number of entrants.

    2021 NAMBA Nationals Classes Offered:

    Saturday, September 18th

    A MONO
    P SPORT HYDRO
    A HYDRO
    G-LTD MONO
    P-LTD MONO
    GX-2 CRACKERBOX

    Sunday, September 19th

    A STOCK OPC TUNNEL
    P-LTD SPORT HYDRO
    G-1 OUTRIGGER
    SPORT 40-2
    JERSEY SKIFF
    KIDS-R-BOATERS
    *Evening activity = Welcome Party

    Monday, September 20th

    B STOCK OPC TUNNEL
    B HYDRO
    P-LTD OPC TUNNEL
    G-1 MONO
    P MONO
    C MONO

    Tuesday, September 21st

    GAS OUTBOARD TUNNEL
    P CATAMARAN
    C HYDRO
    GX-2 CATAMARAN
    P-LTD HYDRO
    *Evening activity = Pattleboat Party

    Wednesday, September 22nd

    A MOD OPC TUNNEL
    GX-2 MONO
    P-LTD CATAMARAN
    G-1 CATAMARAN
    MULTI ENGINE NITRO
    TEAM MARATHON ? GAS

    Thursday, September 23rd

    G-LTD CATAMARAN
    X MONO
    GX-2 SPORT HYDRO
    B MOD OPC TUNNEL
    Q MONO
    *Evening activity = President?s Dinner


    Friday, September 24th

    B MONO
    X HYDRO
    GX-2 OUTRIGGER
    Q SPORT HYDRO
    G-1 SPORT HYDRO
    GX-TWIN OUTRIGGER

    Saturday, September 25th

    GAS SCALE UNLIMITED
    ELECTRIC 1/8 SCALE UNLIMITED
    CLASSIC THUNDERBOAT
    NITRO SCALE UNLIMITED
    *Evening activity = Banquet

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    Thanks, Richard!

    Fella's-This event has been in-the-making for many years and I'm excited for it. FE has good inclusion, knowing sacrifices on all 3 powers had to be made to get a schedule that didn't last a month. Our top classes are represented.

    I'm signed up and paid.

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    WHAT?! A Dave Newland sighting! First Reesor and now Dave. Next we'll see Kelly Brooks buying boat gear.

    This will take herculean effort for me to get to but we're talking it through. Very high on the kids wish list so we'll talk on it some at our club meeting Saturday to see if we can convince any other victims.....er......racers. It's a commitment but there simply aren't many FE events to get to this summer so we're seriously discussing it.
    Noisy person

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    We have 17 entries with 124 boats entered for this year’s NAMBA Nationals!

    We are busy planning events and putting together one of the largest raffles ever, you really cannot miss this one!

    Make sure you enter before May 1, 2021, you will receive two free tickets for a special raffle of a Ready-To-Run gas boat!
    Please enter early, the entry cutoff date is June 30, 2021. We understand that some may be hesitant to enter too early, as they are unsure if they will be able to attend until later for various reasons. To help alleviate that concern we will be offering full refunds for anyone wanting to cancel their entry up through July 31, 2021.

    See you in LA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1056 View Post
    We have 17 entries with 124 boats entered for this year?s NAMBA Nationals!

    Please enter early, the entry cutoff date is June 30, 2021. We understand that some may be hesitant to enter too early, as they are unsure if they will be able to attend until later for various reasons. To help alleviate that concern we will be offering full refunds for anyone wanting to cancel their entry up through July 31, 2021.
    Were can we see a list of the signed up entries ?
    Team HRB USA / Pro Marine
    NEU Motors / Rico Racing/ Castle Creations
    2018 IMPBA FE High Points "National Champion"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Haines View Post
    Were can we see a list of the signed up entries ?
    2008 NAMBA P-Mono & P-Offshore Nat'l 2-Lap Record Holder; '15 P-Cat, P-Ltd Cat 2-Lap
    2009/2010 NAMBA P-Sport Hydro Nat'l 2-Lap Record Holder, '13 SCSTA P-Ltd Cat High Points
    '11 NAMBA [P-Ltd] : Mono, Offshore, OPC, Sport Hydro; '06 LSO, '12,'13,'14 P Ltd Cat /Mono

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    Quote Originally Posted by properchopper View Post
    Tony,
    I was interested in seeing who is already signed up to see if
    making the huge commitment and expense to make sure it
    is going to well attended for the FE side of the house.

    Seems like every other race in the country has an on-going viewable
    sign up page somewhere, on RCRacingEvents or some other similar platform.

    Hopefully the 2021 has one too, just need to know how & where to find it.
    Team HRB USA / Pro Marine
    NEU Motors / Rico Racing/ Castle Creations
    2018 IMPBA FE High Points "National Champion"

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    I was at the lake last Sunday and some of the gas locals were there and they said that there was 7 FE entries already. It will take some monitoring. I'll see If I can find out info on this end.
    2008 NAMBA P-Mono & P-Offshore Nat'l 2-Lap Record Holder; '15 P-Cat, P-Ltd Cat 2-Lap
    2009/2010 NAMBA P-Sport Hydro Nat'l 2-Lap Record Holder, '13 SCSTA P-Ltd Cat High Points
    '11 NAMBA [P-Ltd] : Mono, Offshore, OPC, Sport Hydro; '06 LSO, '12,'13,'14 P Ltd Cat /Mono

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Haines View Post
    Were can we see a list of the signed up entries ?
    We are working on it. You should see one soon!

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    It's coming soon.

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    We now have a current list of our 2021 NAMBA Nationals entries. It will be updated weekly and there are a few different pages available to you.
    Go to https://namba50nats.com/news to keep up with what's going on and whos coming!

    Don't forget to sign up early for the chance to win an ARTR Gas Mono!

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    Default Only 10 days left in our early registration raffle!

    Only 10 days left in our early registration raffle!

    Everyone that enters before May 1st will receive two raffle tickets for an ARTR Cal Craft G-ltd Mono donated by Rum Racing.

    We have 44 drivers with 300 boats already entered. This will be an amazing event that you do not want to miss!

    GET SIGNED UP TODAY!
    Richard Romero
    NAMBA 1056
    District 19 Director / NAMBA Vice President

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    ONLY 2 DAYS left in our early registration raffle!

    Everyone that enters before May 1st will receive two raffle tickets for an ARTR Cal Craft G-ltd Mono supplied by Rum Racing.

    We have 60 drivers with 376 boats already entered. This will be an amazing event that you do not want to miss!


    GET SIGNED UP TODAY!
    Richard Romero
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    District 19 Director / NAMBA Vice President

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    We have 75 entries with 458 boats entered so far!

    A great start to an amazing event. Get signed up today!
    Richard Romero
    NAMBA 1056
    District 19 Director / NAMBA Vice President

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    Nationals Update!

    The NAMBA Nationals Committee has decided to extend our entry deadline from June 30th to July 31st.

    As of today, we have 91 entries and 557 boats already entered for our 50th NAMBA Nationals.

    I know there are members waiting to sign up, do not wait!

    This Nationals will be at Legg Lake with 600 plus boats and one of the best raffles and after-hour events ever!

    I look forward to seeing you all at Legg Lake!
    Richard Romero
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    District 19 Director / NAMBA Vice President

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    We have 109 entries with 678 boats signed up for the 2021 NAMBA Nationals!

    Don't miss this one!

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    We have 750 boats entered with 3 days left to enter!
    Remember the deadline to enter is midnight July 31st.
    See you at Legg Lake!
    Richard Romero
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    CLASS UPDATE...
    Due to the increased interest in Team Marathon, we have decided to increase the number of available entries for it to 12, so we'll have 2 heats of up to 6 teams each.
    The 3 teams that were on the stand-by list have been updated to show as true entries, so that leaves 3 additional openings available. If you're interested in entering please go out to the website and sign-up.

    https://namba50nats.com/shop/ols/pro...-team-marathon
    Richard Romero
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    District 19 Director / NAMBA Vice President

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    Additional souvenir items are now available. Visit the store on the nationals website to see additional details for each of the items.
    We will be ordering a limited number of the jackets, pit shirts, and aprons - so if interested please pre-order so we can ensure we have enough for those that are interested.

    https://namba50nats.com/shop/ols/categories/merchandise
    Richard Romero
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    To: 2021 NAMBA Nationals entrants

    Please see the below information in preparation for the upcoming Nationals. For any questions, please reach out to anyone of us on the Nationals Committee.
    Park entrance and pit setup ‐ starting Thursday Sept 16th:

    The traffic pattern for entering and exiting the race site will be through the Durfee parking lot and the Legg Lake service road. The Durfee parking lot is located at 555 Durfee Avenue, South El Monte, CA 91733.
    When you arrive Thursday morning, wait in the parking lot until you are directed to drive into the race site. Do not line up on the service road, if you do you may be required to back out and return to the Durfee parking lot. We will begin letting people into the pits at 8:00 am. Do not drive faster than 5 mph in the Durfee parking lot or on the service road, joggers and walkers use that road as well and have the right of way.
    Pit areas will be assigned based upon the size of your trailer, length of stay, and how much room you need. Do not just take a pit site, as some pit areas are reserved for the handicapped and race officials.
    For those used to entering Legg Lake through the Army Corps field along Rosemead, that entrance will not be used. That gate will be locked and if you try to enter through the field, you will not be allowed in the pit area. We anticipate parking in that field within a specific area, but if that area is filled up other vehicles will need to park in the Durfee parking lot.
    Please note that a park entrance fee of $7 a day will be charge on the weekends when a parking attendant is on duty.
    Selling restrictions:

    Los Angeles County has stringent regulations concerning sales made at the Legg Lake race site. For us to allow you to make sales at the race site, NAMBA is required to pay large additional fees and post a large deposit with the Los Angeles County Treasurer. NAMBA would be required to collect 10% of all sales, including private sales of used boating items.

    Because of the stringent requirements, we must refuse to allow any sales to be made within our leased area at the race site. This includes manufacturers, resellers, and individual sales. You may display your products and prices. You may take orders for future deliveries. You may deliver goods previously bought and paid for online, but you cannot make a sale within the area leased for the 2021 NAMBA Nationals. This will be a non‐vendor location.
    Because NAMBA is a not‐for‐profit organization registered in California, we are allowed to take donations and make gifts in return. T‐shirts and other souvenir items will be at the site, depending on the size of your donation you will receive a gift in return.
    Miscellaneous information:
    • There will be 24‐hour security throughout the entire Nationals. However, be sure to watch your pit area as the area is not closed to the public.
    • NAMBA Safety Rules will be in effect throughout every day of the Nationals during the various events and during open water. NAMBA National Rules will be enforced, this includes those around individual behavior. We expect all members to treat each other with courtesy and respect. Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated.
    • Drivers’ meetings will be at 7:00 am the first Saturday Sept 18th and 7:30 am each day thereafter. Racing will start at 8:00 am each day. Some days will be very busy, and we will need your cooperation to keep the event moving. So be prepared for your heats as there will not be time to delay, waiting for someone who has forgotten which heat they are in.
    • A food truck will be on site to take care of your food needs at lunch, but we will not be taking lunch breaks.
    • For those staying in their RV at the host hotel: Please call Al Hobbs @ 406‐590‐ 0923 or Richard Romero @ 520‐631‐8656 when you arrive and someone meet you to show you where the camping area is located and get you parked within it.

    We look forward to seeing you and enjoying a memorable NAMBA Nationals Event. Travel safely and we will see you soon.
    The 2021 NAMBA Nationals Committee
    Richard Romero
    NAMBA 1056
    District 19 Director / NAMBA Vice President

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