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iMBRA åpent EM 2023

iMBRA European Hydro & Offshore Open Championships 2023 – all are invited!

Christmas came early this year and the iMBRA Committee is happy to announce the 2023 European Hydro & Offshore Open Championships for next summer, between 17 and 22 July, in Konopiska, Poland. The race will be open to all participants from around the world, so everyone’s invited to join it.

After the cancellation of the planned world championships in Italy and with the clear aim to provide international racing possibility for the whole hydro and offshore scene, an agreement has been reached with FSR Polska and the city of Konopiska. As a result, iMBRA is more than happy to return to this well known and excellent venue next year. The idea behind the European Open Championships is to make sure that all participants (also non-Europeans) are allowed to enter, without any limitation to the number of racers per country.

Overall winners and best placed Eastern European drivers will receive wild cards for the 2025 iMBRA Hydro & Offshore World Championships. In case the winner does not wish to use the wild card, it will be offered to the next on the result list (only the 2nd or the 3rd placed drivers).

Racers from Belarus and Russia will be allowed to take part as individual participants, under the international iMBRA flag, without any sign of nationality (e.g flags, country names, or national registation numbers) on their boats, clothes, or any of the equipments they are using during the event.

An official invitation and provisional timetable for the race will be provided soon.

The iMBRA Committee is once again grateful for this generous offer by FSR Polska and the city of Konopiska, so a very big thank you goes out to our Polish friends!

Ljubljana, Budapest, 4 December 2022

Ian and Andras

on behalf of the iMBRA Committee



Minner på at saker til forbundet fra klubbene skal være oss i hende senest 31. des 2022

Året er snart slutt, ja det har gått fort.

Styret i NMSBF vill med dette benytte anledningen til takke for året som har gått, for all innsatsen, interessen, samlinger og NC runder.

NMSBF ønsker med dette alle en fredfylt adventstid og ett riktig godt nytt år !

Velkommen i 2023 !

VM Informasjon

iMBRA Hydro/Offshore World Championships postponed to 2025

Due to economic and infrastructural reasons, Navimodel Italy and Racing Club Margonara decided to officially withdraw their bid to organise the 2023 iMBRA Hydro and Offshore World Championships. The iMBRA Committee sadly, but respectfully accepted their decision, also evaluating the possibility to find a replacement venue. After consulting with potential organisers, we decided to provide more time, so instead of chasing a last-minute
solution, we agreed to focus on 2025 for the next H/O World Championships.

Since the 2022 Konopiska event set very high organisational standards, the Committee feels that we need to provide enough time for preparation, also considering the fact, that the 2023 date (only 1 year after the previous event) might be too early for the next World Championships. Meanwhile we would also like to encourage countries with potential venues to put themselves forward for the 2025 event. As always, the iMBRA Committee is ready to provide know-how and lots of practical help for all potential organisers. May the best bid win!

Meanwhile preparations are in full swing for the 2024 Endurance World Championship in Hungary. Within the country there are currently 2 potential venues interested to hold the event. The Hungarian Association of Modelers, in cooperation with the iMBRA Committee is planning to make a final decision based on tenders handed in by the 2 potential organizers early next year.

Ljubljana, Budapest, 15 October 2022
Ian Folkson and Andras Berta on behalf of the iMBRA Committee

Høsttreff ØMBK 2022

Østfold Modellbåt klubb inviterer til det årlige høstreffet !!

Tid : 22. Oktober 2022

Kl : 10.00 – 16.00

Sted : Sæbyvannet

Adresse : Missingmyrveien , 1593 Svinndal

GPS : 59.419544, 10.993029

Alle som ønsker å komme inviteres til åpent rcbåttreff. Har du en rcbåt liggende på hylla, ta den med. Skala, rtr, elektro, bensin etc.

for en hyggelig rc dag.

Det oppfordres til å ta med deler, båter å utstyr for salg, bytte eller fremvisning.

ØMBK stiller med grill og pølser til alle som kommer.

iMBRA informasjon

Skrevet av Ian.

IMBRA World Championship 2022 – a true success!

The 2 weeks in Poland provided a long-awaited comeback after the Covid break, including great racing, a newly elected IMBRA committee and announcements for the next World Championships.

FSR Polska and the town of Konopiska did a splendid job to organize a great World Championships. As always with big events, the key for success was the attention to details. The Konopiska event had it all: a dedicated, professional and always friendly organizing team, YouTube live stream, many onsite displays for results, lap counting with new automatic features (e.g. blue flag indication), free water provided at the preparation area, onsite lunch option, bar, breakfast shop for campers, comfortable shower and toilet facilities and a generally great venue. iMBRA thanks again to the organizers and the venue for this great job!

Continuing the list of acknowledgements, iMBRA would like to thanks outgoing committee members Lauren Morrison, Jan Wegeberg Smidt and Vladislav Krasovsky for their work. Lauren also received a nice package of farewell gifts from the president and the members countries.

The iMBRA general meeting on 7 August elected 4 new members for the iMBRA committee, now consisting of:

President: Ian Folkson (Slovenia)
Vice President: Andras Berta (Hungary)

Committee Member: Sunniva Løwdal Sunde (Norway)
Committee Member: Adrian Tworuszka (Poland)
Commitee Member: Andrea Cavalli (Italy)
Committee Member: Christian Hof (Germany)
Committee Member: Valentinas Pumputis (Lithuania)

Junior Representative: Arturs Teteris (Latvia)

Other decisions made at the members meeting:

iMBRA plans to hold split World Championships for the Hydro/Offshore and the Endurance classes in the future. The reason for this decision is the fact that 2-week events are simply too long both for organizers and participants, so we hope to see more potential countries hosting events (now easier to organize) and also more racers at these events (staying away from job and family for only 5-6 days, instead of a full 2 weeks).

Hydro/Offshore World Championships will be organized in odd years, Endurance World Championships in even years. As this gives a new yearly rhythm of championships, iMBRA will discontinue organizing European Championships. The next World Championships are planned as follows:
2023 iMBRA Hydro/Offshore World Championship – Provisionally Italy
2024 iMBRA Endurance World Championship – Hungary

The member countries agreed that iMBRA needs to run 2 petrol classes, however there are serious doubts about the 35cc class, now full of 28-29cc boats duplicating the 27cc class, while ‘real’ 35 Endurance boats are generally regarded as too big, too fast and simply unsafe. The general meeting decided to keep the 35cc Endurance class for at least 1 more championship, but also asked the Committee to talk to manufacturers and look into the possibility of introducing a smaller petrol class instead of the 35cc in the future. We will keep you posted.

Regarding junior classes, the general meeting decided to try and create an ‘under 13 year-old’ classification within the 3.5 junior classes at the World Championships, where the number of entries make it sensible. These young racers will keep on participating in the junior class, also having the chance to score results and even win the overall junior class, so the “under 13” classification is basically a special price within juniors, taken from final results.

The committee aims to further clarify age limitations, as follows:

  • juniors are those racers who haven’t had their 19th birthday until the end of the championships
  • under 13s are those racers who haven’t had their 13th birthday until the end of the championships

Another junior-related decision: in case an international event (typically IMBRA league race) decides not to run separate qualifying heats for juniors (mixing them with seniors), the juniors that qualify for the senior final will have the chance to take part in the senior final (even if there is a separate junior final organized for them). So basically, a fast junior can run in both finals in these rare cases when qualification is mixed, but finals are separated.

Once again thanks FSR Polska for a great event, thank you for all the organizers and participants, thanks outgoing committee members and welcome new ones!

Ljubljana, Budapest, 15 August 2022

Ian and Andras
on behalf of the iMBRA Committee

VM Polen 2022


Da er VM i Polen 2022 over for denne gang, uken startet med noe regn og gikk over til strålende sol og opp mot 32 varmegrader utover uken, det var innregistrering av båter Søndag med påfølgende trening i alle klasser, Mandag var også avsatt for trening og siste finis på utstyret.

Tirsdag kvalifisering med 2 heat i alle offshore klasser, Onsdag kvalifisering med 2 heat i alle hydro klasser, Torsdag kvalifisering resterende 2 heat offshore klasser og Fredag kvalifisering resterende 2 heat hydro klasser. Samlet poengsum i kvalifiseringen i hydro generer de 8 beste i hver klasse for finaler Lørdag. Samlet antall runder i kvalifiseringen i offshore generer de 10 beste i hver klasse for finaler Lørdag.

Fredag samlet hele det Norske teamet seg for en finere middag sammen , noen svensker og briter hang seg på, dette ble en svært vellykket aften med ca 30 personer.

Lørdag ble det kjørt finaler i alle klasser, for noen en rolig dag og for andre en svært hektisk dag. Norge stilte igjen mannsterke i finalene som tidligere VM.

Norske Finaleresultater på pallen:

O-3,5 Junior – 1. plass Oscar Venheim

O-7,5 Junior – 1. plass Oscar Venheim

O-7,5 – 1. plass Anders Minde Dørum

O-15 – 2. plass Anders Minde Dørum

O-27 – 3. plass Hendrick Skistad

O-35 – 2. plass Tommy Roheim

H-15 – 2. plass Richard Andreassen

H-27 – 2. plass Roger Sandåker

Finaledagen ble avsluttet med premieutdeling og påfølgende bankett, med god mat og godt drikke.

NMSBF takker for godt oppmøte, godt humør og fantastiske reultater internasjonalt.

VM Konopiska Polen 2022

Nå er tiden kommet for at en gjeng med norske førere reiser til Verdensmesterskapet i Polen, nærmere sagt syd i Polen ved ett lite tettsted ved navn Konopiska.

NMSBF vill med dette ønske alle førere og reisefølge lykke til på arrangementet.

Kjør forsiktig i Europa, pass på verdisaker og kjør som svin i mesterskapet.

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