Active Clubs in District 8


1:10th scale electric

As pioneers of a growing 1:10 Scale electric hydro class, our goal is to continue to duplicate real unlimited hydroplane racing as closely as we can. Since our inception in 1993, we have not only tried to recreate the boats of several eras, but to encourage a spirit of fun, respectful competition and comradery within our membership.   If you’d like to find out more about Classic Thunder, what we do, how to get involved or if you simply have questions, feel free to contact us.

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1:10th scale electric

ERCU is a club that was formed in the Seattle area by a dedicated group of individuals who enjoy building and racing models of some of the great and not-so-great unlimited class hydroplanes from the past and present.

Born from the R/C “Nitro Class” 1/8 scale racers, these new 1/10-scale boats may be the wave of the future. Duplicating the hydroplane racing with a quiet, non-polluting, motor; the “electrics”!

In 2003, Electric Radio Controlled Unlimiteds (ERCU) came into existence, as an organization modeled after RCU, and the younger club has quickly become the world’s largest fast electric scale hydroplane club.

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RC boat racing in Eugene, OR

Eugene Rc Boats has been around for 29 years racing boats in Eugene, Oregon. We race primarily hydros, monos, and tunnel hulls. Powered by gasoline, nitro and electric engines. We run many classes and will do what we can to fit you and your boat into one of them. We have everything from entry level racers to hardcore experienced boaters. We have a very friendly atmosphere and we always help one another out. Any one is welcome to come check us out.

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RC boat racing in the Spokane/Coeur d'Alene area.

More information coming soon.

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Nitro racing in the North Puget Sound

During the 1960’s and 70’s, the primary site for radio control boat racing was Green Lake in Seattle. Shortly after the 1973 NAMBA nationals , the city of Seattle changed its policy and no longer allowed any form of boat racing on Green Lake.  At about that same time, the need for fill dirt during I-5 construction north of Marysville created two small lakes that became Gissberg Twin Lakes County Park.

Paul Roth an  Everett RC racer saw this and along with Ed Fisher, Roger Newton and Ron Erickson  checked it as a possible RC race site, liked what they saw and went to Snohomish County and worked out terms for model boat racing. The first race was held in late 1973. Thus began the long history of Northwest Roostertails and RC racing at Twin Lakes.

Over the years with support from Snohomish County, the site has been improved and upgraded. It is a great venue for racing.  We run many classes of boats. If You have one, bring it to an event and we will find a class for you.  Great fun, great friendships and great racing is what Northwest Roostertails is about. Come join us…you’ll be glad you did

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Electric racing in the Puget Sound

We have been an organized club since 1996 and registered with the North American Model Boat Association (NAMBA) since that time. We welcome all racers of any age and skill level.  Our club prides itself on being a family oriented club.  Longtime members are more than willing to help newer members with boat set up and driving skills.  Our goal is to make fast electric model boat racing a fun experience for everyone.

We have two lakes that we race at during our racing season, which is usually from February to September.  One lake is north east of Seattle in Granite Falls at Lake Gardner, the other lake is southwest of Seattle in Federal Way at Mirror Lake.  If you check the maps link you will find directions to the sites.

Looking forward to a great year of racing.

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Nitro racing in the South Puget Sound

The Puget Sound Model Boat Club(PSMBC) was started in1969 to provide a model boat club for radio control model boat enthusiasts living in the South Sound area. In 1972, the PSMBC gained access to Lake Waughop at Ft. Steilacoom Park in Lakewood when the State of Washington leased what had previously been a farm tended by residents of Western State Hospital to Pierce County. Radio controlled model boat racing was the first organized activity in Ft. Steilacoom Park. Today Ft. Steilacoom is the largest regional park in Pierce County with baseball and soccer fields, a dog park, a RC flying area, covered shelters, and hiking trails.

The PSMBC hosts 4 District 8 Points races and club races that include the Pumpkin Scrambles in October, Turkey Shoot in November, and Frostbite Follies in December. Members of the PSMBC have won numerous national championships, set records in heat racing, 1/16 mile straightaway, and 2 lap oval.   

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1:8th scale hydros

Founded by Roger Newton in 1974, R/C Unlimiteds is the original, and most highly regarded organization dedicated to 1/8th scale radio controlled unlimited hydroplane racing in the world. R/CU races both ‘fast electric‘ (FE) and ‘nitro’ (piston powered) class boats, each finished in exacting detail to represent the full sized original. The boats are capable of speeds of nearly 60 mph and the racing is serious, and not merely a demonstration. We race on ponds all over Washington State throughout each summer, from April through September, culminating in the Gold Cup, raced on Lake Chelan.

Our facebook page is updated constantly throughout the racing season.

Our YouTube page features heats, consolations, and finals that we are able to film.

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