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