NAMBA District 8 represents the Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana region of the North American Model Boating Association.
Our district includes a number of different clubs spread throughout the region and a highly competitive District Points Series which brings racers from clubs all over the district together to compete for high points championships.
We are lucky to have one of the largest groups of scale hydro enthusiasts in the country and an ever growing number of fast electric RC boat racers as well, so there is truly something for everyone in District 8.
If you would like more information about RC boat racing in the Pacific Northwest, please contact one of our officials listed below, or come out and see us at one of the races listed in the schedule. We’d love to have you!
NAMBA International is a non-profit association of radio controlled model boat enthusiasts of all ages, genders and backgrounds from all over the world.
During 1969-1970, a group of west coast boaters saw the need for a new, national R/C boat association. This group eventually created the North American Model Boat Association (NAMBA) and in 1974, NAMBA expanded beyond North America to include Canada and became NAMBA International.
The primary functions of NAMBA are to promote model boating as a wholesome hobby for the whole family and to provide a structure for organized racing. An integral part of this structure is a comprehensive insurance package to protect model boaters, lake site owners and race organizers against unforeseen circumstances.
NAMBA is organized into twenty geographic districts spanning the fifty United States, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Members elect a President, Vice President, as well as a number of District Directors who are responsible for keeping the organization running smoothly and growing.
Each year different districts submit bids to host the prestigious “NAMBA Nationals”. The NAMBA Nationals are a week long regatta that are held in a different location each year. The Nationals are never held in the same district two years in a row, allowing racers from all over the opportunity to come together and compete at locations that are more convenient for their travel schedules. Competition is fierce as racers strive for recognition and the coveted NAMBA National Championship.