NATs 2021

MPBA-FES Nationals 2021

If you are a fast electric boat racer then this is the premier event to pit yourself and your boats against the best racers from the UK (and maybe the world).

As this is an MPBA organised event, all UK entrants MUST have current MPBA membership. If you are not currently a member, you can join here. (Note: Racers from other countries wishing to enter as guests do not need MPBA membership.)

The event will of course be run under MPBA-FES rules which can be found in the Rule Book and the Race Rules Addendum. (Note: These rules are largely the same as Naviga rules but there are some differences so please read carefully. The major difference is that we have two additional battery options as well as the Naviga battery rules).
Timing will be by MyLaps RC4 and so you will need to use a compatible transponder (ie. RC4 Pure or Hybrid). Note: The MRT mPTX Transponder has also been shown to work with our system.
The Transponders will be available for hire at the event if you don’t have your own.

Batteries:

In addition to the options allowed by the 2020 Naviga rules, another option will be allowed for the 2021 Nationals. (See Race Rules Addendum for more details).

1) Unlimited weight but capacity limited packs.
2) Naviga 2020 rules packs.
3) Limiters with unlimited weight or capacity batteries.
If you choose to use a limiter, you will need to go to race control in order to have it programmed with the correct settings, which are:-

  • Ramp Down Time = 5 secs
  • Dead Time = 60 secs
  • Energy Level 1 (mini classes) = 21 WattHr(1260 WattMin)
  • Energy Level 2 (M1/H1/ECO Expert classes) = 60 WattHr(3600WattMin)
  • Energy Level 3 (M2/H2/Cat classes) = 120 WattHr(7200WattMin)

The limiter must be connected as follows:-
1) It must be wired so that the limiter remains powered even when the kill switch is removed.
2) The throttle signal wire from the receiver must connect to the limiter signal input.
3) The signal output from the limiter must connect to the ESC input.

Dates:

Friday July 2nd – Setup and practice, followed in the evening by the MPBA-FES AGM
Saturday July 3rd – Race day
Sunday July 4th – Race day followed by prize giving

Location:

The venue is, as usual, at the Bridlington Model Boat Society lake. As many of you will know, this is an excellent facility which continues to improve.

Lancaster Road
Bridlington,
YO15 3QY
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Camping:

Due to the growth of the Trucking and Rock Crawling sections, the camping area is now reduced in size from that which you may have become accustomed. In addition, due to concerns highlighted by our insurers, we the MPBA-FE committee have a duty to restrict camping in the areas immediately at the end of the straights.

To clarify where you can camp, please refer to this map.

Classes:

The classes that are planned to run are as follows:-

Cat
Hydro1
Hydro2
Mini Hydro
Mini Mono
Mono1
Mono2

In addition, two team events will be run:-

Team Mini Mono
Team Mono1

However, each event will only be run if there are sufficient entrants.

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE 2021 NATIONALS
Race Schedule

You can download your personal copy here.

2021 MPBA-FES Nationals Race Schedule      
Heat 1&2 - 3rd Jul. Heat 3 - 4th Jul
ClassSplitBoat NumberEntrantH1H2H3
Mono1
109:3014:0010:00
1George McDonald
2Paul Heaton
3Martin Marriott
4Peter Barrow
5Gary Westwood
6Rob Physick
209:4514:1510:15
7Keith Mallam
8Lee Heath
9Paul Heath
10Martin Morgan-Owen
12Andrew Fuller
13Rob Scott
Mono2
110:0014:3010:30
1Paul Heaton
2George McDonald
3Paul Heath
4Peter Barrow
5Lee Heath
210:1514:4510:45
6Rob Physick
7Gary Westwood
9Martin Morgan-Owen
10Andrew Fuller
Mini Mono
110:3015:0011:00
1Rob Physick
2Lee Heath
3Martin Morgan-Owen
4Ian Williams
5Martin Harvey
6David Harvey
Cat
110:4515:1511:15
2Keith Mallam
3Ian Williams
4Barry Fatt
5Rob Physick
Hydro2
111:0015:3011:30
1George McDonald
2Paul Heaton
3Barry Fatt
4Luke Burton
211:1515:4511:45
5Keith Mallam
6Gary Westwood
7Paul Heath
8Lee Heath
Mini Hydro
111:3016:0012:00
1Martin Marriott
2Barry Fatt
3David Harvey
4Roger Graves
5Rob Physick
Hydro1
111:4516:1512:15
1Peter Barrow
2Martin Harvey
3Martin Marriott
4Lee Heath
212:0016:3012:30
6Roger Graves
7Paul Heath
8David Harvey
Team Mini Mono13:30
Team Mono114:00
Prize Giving14:45