NAMBA or the North American Model Boat Association, is the governing body of our sport of R/C boat racing. Different regions are identified by a district number. Our district, District 9, covers Northern California and Northern Nevada. Here in District 9 we race a variety of classes from 1/8 Scale Unlimited Hydroplanes to Outrigger and Sport Hydros. Plus Monos or V Hulls and different classed of Tunnel Hulls and Catamarans. We use three basic types of power plants as well. Nitro, Gas and Electric. Are you interested in warship combat we have these in our district also. How old do you need to be? Well we have racers of all ages....from age 5 to 80 and up. R/C Boat Racing can be fun for the whole family and we have many family teams in District 9.
Our race season begins in February and ends usually in late October or November, with the grand finale the Top Gun Shootout. We race in various locations in Northern California & Nevada. Spectators are always welcome and so are new boaters. If you come to a race and see a class you might like to try we have a number of boaters that would be willing to lend a helping hand to get you started. But BE CAREFUL! This hobby is very addictive...just ask any of our racers! For more information about racing in your area click on the Clubs and Contacts button to the left.
In The News......
The 2017 District 9 Banquet invitation is now available and, just as you could last year, you may RSVP online via DocuSign. Just put in your name, email address, the number of people attending, total fee, and click to sign. It's that simple! A few things to note:
1. $20 per person for a District 9 member + 1 guest
2. $45 per person for non members who are not the +1 for a
3. The meeting will be held at my office where we have room
for 40+ in one room. The address is 1355 Willow Way,
Concord, CA. That is an 8 minute drive to Zio Fraedo's
and there are places to change clothes before the
We will also be sending an email with the invitation, but encourage as many of you as possible to RSVP online so we get a good sense of how many there are as early as possible. We have more space than last year so we want to encourage you to help us fill that space!
Here's the link to RSVP online:
Also don't forget we have one more race for the season
Championships still to be decided.
Points have been posted
Toys for Tots race September 30- October 1 Hosted by the Model Mariners Directed by Paul Martin.
Great way to support our Local Marines and kids.
The new points have been posted
This edition of the Propwash will not be the normal sized one as the NAMBA Nats are after its printing. However this one is very important and needs to be timely so I need your articles very soon.
We have a lot of elections and I need to get information out to the membership as voting can only be accepted through the online portal as per the NAMBA rulebook. President, Vice President and all odd numbered district directors.
Please refer to the NAMBA rulebook for requirements for elections. If you want to include a bio, that has to be included by the nomination deadline for printing. District Director’s reach out to your membership if anyone is interested for an office. Contacting me if anyone has any questions is an option also.
If you hear of anyone who feels that they are unable to vote because they do not have a computer, cell phone, tablet, Internet access, have them contact me. The system is designed so that every NAMBA member can vote. They just need to make a little bit of an effort.
All members who submit a nomination to run for office will be contacted immediately following the nomination deadline and will have the opportunity to create a video for the online portal so that the membership can hear and see you. Procedures will be forthcoming.
Diane has updated the points and now they are posted. Thank You Diane.
Rey Garcia is putting on raceat Legg Lake
September 16th and 17th, my Sharks will be hosting the final district race of the season!
Would be great to have District 9 as our guests!
As Daine says hot off the press...had to let them cool down to post. Thank you Diane.
Points have been posted
Points have been posted for the first race, congratulations
Thanks for using the doc form for entering the fun race March 11th.
We will all entries on Saturday. Good chance to check out boats for first cahmpioship race this year
which is at Fremont hosted by Randy Naylor. Also diane has requested those using the
paper entry form please give your email address.
Please not ethe new entry form showing for Saturday the offshore classes now have time limits per NAMBA rules
The 2017 NAMBA NATS LOGO and link has been added to the site
For everyone not on Facebook the services for Tiffany Levescy will be held February 18th from 9am-3pm at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Stockton, CA. The address is 33 W Alpine Ave, Stockton, CA 95204. Also the fun race at Lake Minden will be postponed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sherry Tom & Tommy for their loss.
Entry form & schedule have been added
Just a reminder: CD meeting for CDs only at Round Table Pizza Dixon CA 2:00pm
Banquet was a great success Pics will be posted soon.
Points from the District meeting the CD meeting will be held
January 7th @ 2:00 pm
825 N Adams St, Dixon, CA