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By martinfields, May 10 2017 08:06AM

Fellow Racers,

After the first Hydro and Offshore event in Heilbronn, Germany, we have the result. Congratulations to the winners and all those who travelled to the event, and we hope that everyone enjoyed themselves.

The next round is at the great lake of Bourbon Lancy, France, and we hope that even more people will be able to attend. Keep an eye out on social media for more information about registration for the event.

The iMBRA Committee

By martinfields, Apr 25 2017 09:16AM

Fellow Racers,

With the first league event of the year held in Gonzaga we’ve now created the current league tables, and it looks like there are some familiar names at the top of the tables.

The 2016 iMBRA World Champion, Andras Berta- H, has continued his winning form in the 3.5cc Endurance class, with Markus Schwab- D in second place and Christian Hof- D rounding out the top 3.

In the 7.5cc Mauro- I has continued his winning league form with another win, closely followed by Michael Bertram- D and Evert De Ronde Jr- NL.

In a repeat of last year’s league we see Eric Costa- F making a returning to winning ways in the 15cc. Runner up in the 2016 iMBRA World Champs Zack Humphries- GB finished in second place, with another Hof, this time Matze in third.

A stunning debut with a new and never raced boat in the 27cc, Kjell Gunnar Noddeland- N took the honours, followed by Plamen Zdarvkov- BG and that man from France again, Eric Costa, taking the final podium position.

Congratulations to all the of the winners!!!

The next round of the iMBRA League is in Oudennarde, and it looks like there are nearly 60 booked in for all the classes!!!

See you there,

The iMBRA Committee

The full results are on the 2017 League Page

By martinfields, Apr 24 2017 06:18PM

Fellow Racers,

The team in Hungary have been busy preparing for the 2017 European Championships, and we now have some more iMBRA judges.

Noémi Szénási

Réka Kapócs

Attila Kápolnai

Attila Radics

Máté Hőbe

Szilveszter Hőbe

If anyone else wants to take the exams and help our hobby to grow, you can get in contact with any of the committee.

Kind Regards,

The iMBRA Committee

By martinfields, Mar 27 2017 01:32PM

Fellow Racers,

Just incase you have not looked at the official invitation, here is all the information from it:


IMBRA Endurance European Championship 2017


Hungarian Association of Modellers

International Model Boat Racing Association (IMBRA)

Executive organizer:

Model Club Orosháza, Gyula Nóbik

Patron of the event: Zoltán Dávid, mayor of Orosháza


Orosháza Gyopárosfürdő

Date: (23)-24-27 August 2017

Rules: IMBRA Rules 2017


Endurance 3,5-7,5-15-27-35 Senior; 3,5-7,5-15 Junior

Junior is a competitor not older than 18 years in the year of competition. Junior competitors in

the FSR V-15 cc class must be at least 12 years old in the year of competition.

Number of competitors admitted: unlimited (all IMBRA member countries can register as

many competitors as they wish)

Entry fees:

Seniors: 30 EUR/class

Juniors: 20 EUR/class

5-day spa tickets

Juniors/seniors: 25 EUR/person (free for children under 3 years of age)

The spa tickets include entrance to race area and the possibility to use all open-air swimming

pools of the spa complex.

The purchase of spa tickets is compulsory. All racers, family members and mechanics who

are not staying in the camping have to buy this ticket in advance.

Camping fees include the 5-day spa tickets.

Closing date for registrations: 31 May 2017

Rules of registration:

The entries must be sent by the team leaders (representing national federations that are

members of IMBRA) all together by email to:

Registrations must be sent on the Competitor Entry Forms

Individual entries will not be accepted

All participants accept liability for any injuries, or damages caused by themselves or their


The Entry Form can be downloaded from:


The national federations (or the team leaders) have to make the full payment of the entry fees,

spa tickets and banquet. A national team's registration will not be accepted without the full

payment of the above fees until the registration deadline.

Bank details:

Account holder: Orosháza Városi Modellező Klub

Bank: Budapest Bank – Oroshaza (Thököly u. 15/c., 5900 Oroshaza)

IBAN: HU32-10101102-58259400-01001003


Please include the following notice on your bank transfer sheet:

Endurance EC 2017, registration, the name of your country.

Please send a copy of bank transfer together with your entry forms.

Check-in before the race

Team leaders will have to check-in their full team before the start of the race. This is when

frequency and transponder numbers will be checked for the whole team all together (racers don’t

need to be present for this). Team leaders will receive their racer’s IDs and model registration

stickers (the exact number according to the paid registrations). Racers will need to put the

registration stickers individually on their models. There will be no technical inspection of the

models before the race. Individual check-in will not be possible.

Classification and prizes:

Trophies, medals and diplomas will be presented to the first 3 competitors in each class.

The European Champions in each class get automatic qualification (wildcard) for the 2018 IMBRA World Championship.

Frequencies allowed for the event:

27MHz, 35MHz, 40MHz, 2.4GHz



Flags and national anthems:

Team Leaders have to provide 3 flags cm. 150 x 100 of the nation and the national

anthem recorded on CD format. These materials will be returned to the Team Leaders after the

closing ceremony.

Banquet: 20 EUR/participant

Requested banquet tickets of competitors, mechanics, family members and team leaders need to

be indicated on the entry form.


l Hotels and private accommodation available at:

Camping booking:

Tünde Kiss,

Please note that indicating your type of accommodation (camping or other) on the entry form is

NOT a valid booking (just an indication for the nr. of necessary spa tickets). You need to book

your accommodation from the above contacts.

Contact for additional services and questions (e.g. fuel, battery, transponder rental, trailer

entry, shop fee, etc.):

Planned program

23 August 2017 (Wednesday)

Arrivals, training on race lake (16.00-18.00)

Team leader check-in (16.00-18.00)

24 August 2017 (Thursday)

Arrivals, team leader check-in (08.00-08.30)

Opening ceremony (09.00)

1st heats (10.00-18.00)

25 August 2017 (Friday)

1st heats (08.00-12.00)

2nd heats (13.00-18.00)

26 August 2017 (Saturday)

2nd heats (08.00-16.00)

B finals (16.00-18.00)

Banquet at the race venue (19.00-23.00)

27 August 2017 (Sunday)

A finals (08.00-16.00)

Prize giving (17.00)

The organizers keep the right of making changes to the program.

We wish all teams a successful preparation! See you in Orosháza!

Best regards,

Gyula Nóbik

President, Orosháza Model Club

Andras Berta,

FSR / Endurance section leader, Hungarian Association of Modellers

By martinfields, Mar 22 2017 01:12PM

Fellow racers,

The committee are pleased to confirm that we now have 3 Countries who will be hosting a H&O International race this year. The races are as follows:

Heilbronn, Germany. 29 April - 1 May 2017

Bourbon Lancy, France. 1 - 2 July 2017

Gonzaga, Italy. 15 - 17 September 2017

The 3 races will be part of the 2017 H&O League, and the results from all 3 races will count towards the league. The winner of each class will receive a wild card entry to the 2018 World Championship which will be held in Egletons, France. 30 July - 11 August 2018.

The committee have contacted numerous race organisers to see if we could include any H&O races from the East; unfortunately this year we could not find any such races. The committee would like to ask all of our member countries to look at their calendars for 2018 and see if a H&O International may be a possibility.

Good luck to all organisers and competitors alike.

The iMBRA Committee

By martinfields, Mar 6 2017 02:11PM

Fellow Racers,

The European Championship page has been updated to give you all the information that you might need if you would like to attend the iMBRA European Championships in Hungary, between the 24th and 27th August 2017.

As always you can get regular updates on the iMBRA Racing Facebook page as well.

The iMBRA Committee

By martinfields, Feb 5 2017 02:57PM

Fellow Racers,

Following the 2016 World Championships, the new iMBRA committee have been busy discussing the current rules and the lessons we learnt. As such we have made some minor changes to the rules to make them easier to understand and implement.

The rules can be found on the JUDGES page and the RESOURCES pages.

Please make sure that you have had a read through them for the classes that you race, as the judges would hate to give you a card for something that you didn't know.

See you all soon,

The iMBRA Committee

By martinfields, Jan 26 2017 02:24PM

Fellow Racers,

It's time to start booking in your International races, and here are the dates you'll be needing. Keep an eye on the website for any updates from the organisers or results as and when we get them.

Eastern league

- Kleczew, Poland 26-28 May 2017

- Velenje, Slovenia 2-5 June 2017

- Duchcov, Czech Republic 30 June - 2 July 2017

- Csongrad, Hungary 15-17 September 2017

- Kuty, Slovakia 6-8 October 2017

Western league

- Gonzaga, Italy 7–9 April 2017

- Oudennarde, Belgium 3-5 June 2017

- Saulxures, France 17–18 June 2017

- Northampton, England 9-10 September 2017

The iMBRA Committee

By martinfields, Dec 24 2016 08:00AM

Fellow Racers,

Vrolijk Kerstfeest, 聖誕節快樂, Fröhliche Weihnachten, Buon Natale, Joyeux Noël, Boldog Karácsonyt, Vesel Božič, God Jul, Cчастливого Рождества, Feliz Navidad.

It certainly has been a very busy, but worthwhile 2016. The iMBRA World Championships were an amazing event, and the iMBRA Leagues are going from strength to strength.

2017 is looking like it will be even bigger and better with the introduction of our first Endurance European Championships in Hungary, and we are hoping to confirm very soon a Hydro and Offshore European Championships as well.

So thank you to all those people that have made 2016 a massive success, and those who are already helping with 2017.

Hopefully Father Christmas brings everyone boat related presents!!!

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."