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By martinfields, Jun 29 2016 09:00AM

Fellow Racers,

A slight amendment has been made to the compeitor lists, due to us missing a Junior competitor and entries from the Croatian team. This will mean that we are now upto 33 countries, 235 competitors and 477 boats.

Check out the World Championship page for the revised documents.

We can't wait to see you all,

The iMBRA Committee

By martinfields, Jun 23 2016 03:54PM

Fellow Racers,

The iMBRA League results have been updated, and are now available on the 2016 page. Congratulations to all the winners from both the Saulxures & Schrems events, and more importantly to all the organisers and people who made the events happen we can’t thank you enough.

The iMBRA Committee

By martinfields, Jun 13 2016 03:48PM

Fellow Racers,

Over the past 2 years the iMBRA committee have been working hard to build an organisation with strong foundations that is focused on listening to our members needs and building a secure future for our sport.

The current committee and the work they have carried out so far are as follows (but not exhaustive):

President: Ian Folkson (UK)

Provides advice and guidance throughout.

Liaised with various countries promoting iMBRA .

In talks with the host country for the 2020 World Championship.

Vice President: Erich Costa (France)

Put forward the idea of the iMBRA league.

Offered advice regarding the rules and the new judging system.

Assists with organising judges.

Arranged the lap counting for the 2016 World Championship (Hydro & Offshore week) and secured the venue for the 2018 World Championship.

Treasurer and Secretary: Lauren Morrison (UK)

Set up and incorporated iMBRA as a limited company.

Maintains and filed the annual accounts.

Maintains iMBRA membership.

Wrote the rules and judges exams.

Organises and marks the judge’s exams.

Updates the iMBRA league results.

Sourced and organised the World Championship medals.

Collated the World Championship entries.

Organising judges for the World Championship.

Deals with general enquiries and administration.

Recording data from the 2016 World Championship to assist with future events.

H Representative: Martin Fields (UK)

Built and maintains the iMBRA website and Facebook page.

Organising sponsorship for the 2016 World Championship.

Offered advice regarding the rules and the new judging system.

Researched and organised a GoPro camera with the aim of supporting judging, and recording and streaming live racing.

Deals with general enquiries.

Junior Representative Ross Waumsley (UK)

Set up a Facebook group for junior racers to encourage participation and feedback.

Non European Representative: Landon Chin (Hong Kong)

V Representative: Robert Mecdorf (Poland)

O Representative: Anton Chernenko (Russia)

The Future

We feel that the current structure is out dated and is no longer fit for purpose. We need to have a committee that fully supports each other, is able to adapt quickly, that are ambassadors who promote iMBRA as the premier organisation within our sport, and who listen to all its members. They must have a clear understanding of what iMBRA is, where it is going, and will have no conflictsof interest with other federations or organisations that act within our sport. With this in mind we are proposing the following changes, and the new structure will be as follows.


The figurehead of our sport who must be an experienced and respected boater with a minimum of 10 years experience.Their role is:

To offer advice and guidance

Official spokesperson

Deciding vote if the committee is split on a decision

Over-see elections

Vice President

To stand in when the President is unavailable

To promote iMBRA and help to develop new ideas that will improve our sport

To offer advice and guidance

Treasurer & Secretary

Issuing membership invoices

Recording and paying expenses

Filing the annual accounts

Producing a profit and loss account for public viewing

Budgeting for running costs

Paying taxes

Collating and supplying financial information for World Championship events

Point of contact for general enquiries

Maintain admin and paperwork

Collate member proposals

Update rules

Maintain and organise the judges examinations

Organise medals and certificates for World Championships

Support host countries as required; collating entries, organise volunteers


Developing and maintaining the website; uploading new information and photos

Maintaining and promoting social media

General roles (3 x committee member roles)

Update the iMBRA league results

Promote iMBRA

Discuss and implement members ideas

Source locations for future Word Championships

Source sponsorship for World Championships

Support host countries as required; assisting to organise volunteers

Advise on issues affecting our sport

Offer support and advice to iMBRA league events

Junior Representative

Be a point of contact for junior racers

Liase with junior racers to find out what their needs are and how iMBRA can cater for them

If anybody is interested in a position on the iMBRA committee please send an email registering your interest to Friday 15th July 2016. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact a member of the current committee.

New Proposals

If anybody has any proposals that they would like to put forward for the open meeting to be held at the World Championship in Haarlem please email the proposal to by Friday 15th July 2016. All proposals will be published on the iMBRA website prior to the World Championship.

The iMBRA Committee

By martinfields, Jun 10 2016 09:56AM

It looks like we are getting some very close and exciting battles in the this year’s iMBRA Leagues;

• There are only 7 points between Markus Schwab and Maciej Szymanski in the 3.5cc, with Mauro Braghieri just another 5 points back in third place.

• Wini Ott is a massive 22 points clear in the 7.5cc, with Mauro Braghieri in second place and Markus Schwab now in third after his win in Velenje.

• It’s a battle of the Smeet’s in the 15cc, with Dieter and Ludo in first and second places (37 and 30 points) and Gabriele Belletti just 3 points behind in third.

• Dieter is also leading the 27cc at this point of the leagues on 38 points, with Wini in second with 28 points and Eric Costa in third on 27 points.

• The top 3 of the 35cc is an all-German affair with Joachim Hof, Adam Cienciala, and Ronny Riedel taking the top spots.

Full results can be found on the 2016 iMBRA League page.

Next up is Saulxures, France where the great racing will continue!!!

The iMBRA League

By martinfields, Jun 5 2016 03:53PM

Fellow Racers,

470 boats

233 competitors

32 countries

192 people attending the banquet

The world championships are going to be great!!!

For more information a list of all competitors can be found on the World Championship Pages.

The iMBRA Committee

By martinfields, Jun 5 2016 02:52PM

Fellow Racers,

As you will know, we have been exceptionally fortunate to have bought on board some fantastic sponsors for the 2016 World Championships, and we wanted to give you a little bit of an update from some of them as they really are going over and above what we thought they would.

Tiger King

Are very kindly giving engines to all the winners of the spark ignition classes (Offshore, hydro, and Endurance), as well as donating an engine for the raffle. They have also just let me know that they are also giving they winner of the 27cc Offshore class one of their new Memo 2 boats. As well as all this they are also giving us lots of T-Shirts and caps.


As you all know, Mauro is passionate about our hobby and wants to male sure that it continues in the future, and as such is giving the winners of the Junior 3.5cc an engine to make sure they can continue and become senior world champions.


Once again all competitors will be receiving a small bottle of their fantastic after run oil once they have registered their boats. We have also been told that there will be prizes for the raffle, as well as gifts for competitors finishing 2nd and 3rd in class. As well as this amazing gifts, they are also donating oil to the organisers that can be used for fuel from those counties flying in.

Kind Regards,

The iMBRA Committee

By martinfields, May 22 2016 02:45PM

Fellow Racers,

So far we have the World Championship entries from the following countries:












New Zealand



We currently have 90 competitors and counting so keep those entries coming in. Closing date is the 31st May.

We look forward to seeing you all in August.

The iMBRA Committee

By martinfields, May 22 2016 02:40PM

Fellow Racers,

Following the latest iMBRA league event in Haarlem the leaders are as follows:

3.5cc Christian Hof

7.5cc Winnie Ott

15cc Dieter Smeets

27cc Dieter Smeets

35cc Joachim Hof

Congratulations to all. The full results can be found on the iMBRA League page.

The next league event is in Poland 27th - 29th May. Don't forget to get your entries in and good luck everybody.

The iMBRA Committee

By martinfields, May 12 2016 11:04AM

Fellow Racers,

As many of you will have seen on our Facebook page, the medals have arrived that will be used that the World Championships in August, and I think you'll agree they look great.

The next job is to get them all engraved, but a big thanks goes to Lauren for getting them organised.

Kind Regards,

The iMBRA Committee

By martinfields, May 8 2016 05:40PM

Fellow Racers,

Following the latest iMBRA league event in Dessau the leaders are as follows:

3.5cc joint leaders - Mauro Braghieri & Ronny Soltwedel

7.5cc - Winnie Ott

15cc - Ludo Smeets

27cc - Dieter Smeets

35cc - Joachim Hof

For full details of the league, please got to the 2016 iMBRA League page,

Next up is The Netherlands- 14th to 16th May 2016

See you all there,

The iMBRA Committee


As an international, worldwide and non-profit making association the IMBRA is dedicated to supporting the development and quality of model boat racing, in all forms. It shall be run by racers, for racers and therefore the objective of the IMBRA is: “To promote internationally, the highest standards in racing and co-operation to achieve common goals."