Rc Boat Racing
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RC boat racing is one of the most popular ways to spend time with your RC boats. With the introduction of nitro and gas models, RC boat racing has gone through the roof. Competitions and clubs around the world have organized RC boat racing for years, giving enthusiasts the opportunity of pitting their skills against others.
There are many different kinds of RC boat racing contests and depending on what category you are applying for, these formats vary. The first and most popular kind is the simple speed RC boat racing format.
Around a simple track, usually round or with a few wide turns, contestants are required to run their RC boats as fast as they can. The tracks are marked with buoys and only require contestants to take turns at the right buoys. There are no boundaries around the track so there is no question of crashing.
The other popular format of RC boat racing, which is followed around the world, is the one where you get to manoeuvre your boat through an obstacle course. This kind of racing requires control, more than speed although time is still of the essence here. You cannot take forever and even here, the fastest person, to traverse the course, wins.
RC boat racing, however, can be quite dangerous. Especially in the cases when the races are about RC nitro boats or gas models, there is always a possibility that there might be accidents, especially with so many people around. As a result, every RC boat racing competition has a few standard rules and regulations that it adheres to, when it comes to races.
One of the key things is that no two people can have their boats in the water at the same time. Even if there are separate courses, the races are generally for one person at a time with the others waiting for their turn. This is to eliminate the possibility of accidents and, therefore, damage to anyone's boat.
Each kind of radio controlled boat is divided into categories, to keep the field even. There are broad categories such as electric, gas and nitro while also other specific categories such as those based on engine capacity, model types, radio controller type and even something really specific such as a gas-powered wooden F1 Racer model built with a 60cc engine and running on a 4-channel radio.
While RC boat racing is all about testing your limits, it is also about spending time with people who have the same interests as you do. The whole process of setting up for the race, heading out to the place and then hitting the waters is an incredible high.
Whether you are there to watch or be a part of the action, there is no better place on earth than at an RC boat racing contest.