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Please don't hesitate to call the office if you need assistance. We're here to help.


We regret to inform that the Flint, MI "Need For Speed" at Thread Lake scheduled for April 28 & 29 has been CANCELLED.

Lake levels are being kept low due to a dam breach which occurred in February.



in  Mt. Vernon, IL
July 11 to 15, 2018.

Hosted by The Racer Group. 



in  Leonard, MI
June 28 to 30, 2018.

Hosted by Mid-Michigan Electric Unlimiteds. 



in Reserve, LA
May 3 to 6, 2018.

Hosted by VOODOO MBC. 


Check out On The Clock Podcast.

R/C Boating related podcast with weekly interviews, regional information, race recaps and general shenanigans. OR link from facebook  here.



IMPBA Office

PO Box 140571

Toledo, OH 43614


Lynne Rupley

(256) 684.2986

Office Hours: M-Sat: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST


Serving model boaters since 1949!



Boater Information

Current Members List

Roostertail Newsletter

Why Should I Join?

RC Boating is a fun and exciting family hobby whether you are racing or simply running your boats with others! The best place to run RC boats is on an IMPBA pond devoted to boating—making your boating time safer and more enjoyable. The IMPBA organization provides General Liability insurance coverage to its members while they are participating on a covered pond. Join a club, or just join IMPBA, and you’ll meet a great group of people who have the same passion for building and running boats!

For more information on our insurance, read on…

What is the IMPBA?

The International Model Power Boat Association is a non-profit organization which was started in 1949 by a dedicated group of model boat enthusiasts. They created the organization to foster model power boat building, and to encourage and assist in the formation of clubs. We provide a uniform set of rules for racing and records. Go anywhere in the country to an IMPBA event and you can expect racing rules and event rules to be consistent. We have 14 Districts and an additional District 21 established for everyone outside the US and Canada.

Want to learn more about our history? Read on…

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