Hello Boaters,  

I'm hoping that everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday  
season with your family and friends. As you all know, we are
getting ready to start our 2017 Race season. It begins with our
all-time classic " The Orlando Winter Nationas " being held in
Melbourne at Sarno Lake 5100 Eau Gallie B
lvd. January 20-22.

I'm very excited about the potential that I see building for a
great season in 2017. I want all of us to focus on maintaining a
positive atmosphere with great camaraderie and clean
competition. I want us to continue to focus on having FUN!  If
we do this as a district we will improve the experience that our
own members and visitors have at our races by making the
event quality oriented. I believe there has been a positive
change with the overall Community here in District 3. We had a
lot of fun over the past year so if you weren't able to join us, get
the cobwebs knocked off your boats and come out and have
some fun. If you were able to attend some of our races this past
year I want to extend my gratitude and appreciation to you
because you are the reason we had a great time. This District
would not survive without you,  your passion and enthusiasm
for the boat racing hobby.

Last year we began making a push to bring back some of the
nitro boaters. I believe it was a success and it was fun to mix
the races up again. We had an increase in boater turnout at the
Races by about 10%. At the Brandon Twin Rigger shootout we
had a turnout of 215 boats. We have not seen that kind of
participation at a district high points race in quite some time, the
truth of the matter is it  takes involvement of both gas and nitro
to make that happen this year we will also begin offering
electric classes at all of our district high point races. There is a
great opportunity to bring in some new faces and I want us to
make the most of it.

There are going to be some new faces at our races this year. I
wanted to make them feel welcome by lending a hand if we see
them struggle with certain aspects of racing or if they're having
mechanical issues. We can be a district that has an atmosphere
of encouragement and positive attitudes I can't wait to see what
this year holds for us. We're going to try some new things this
year. With some suggestions from Andy Brown, we're going to
put on a handful of one day races in the central Florida area.
This will be fun run events and not associated with the High
Point series. They will be ran in an open format that includes
Nitro Gas and Electric in these certain classes. It will be a run
what you bring type of event. Should be fun to try something
new.  Once again, I can't wait to see everyone at the lake again,
get away from the normal work grind, hang out with some
friends and have a good time racing some boats.

David Horsley
Namba District III Director
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Orlando Winter Nationals
Hosted by:
The Orlando Culvert Dodgers
SpaceCoast Rudder Busters

January 20 21 & 22, 2017
Sarno Lake, Melbourne FL.

NAMBA Membership Renewal Options:

2017 Online Renewal

2017 Mail In Renewal
Welcome To NAMBA District 3
Director - David Horsley - horsley561@yahoo.com
Assistant Director - Marvin Erbesfeld - marvine255@aol.com
Secretary - Vacant
Treasurer-Sheila Cardoso - tcardoso@tampabay.rr.com

1/8th Scale Director - Steve Gualtieri
Thunderboat Director - Mike Haynes
Gas Director - Steve Rodriguez
Offshore Director-
Ross Medina
Superboat Director- Jonathon Hernandez

The following positions are excluded from voting:
Secretary - Vacant
Points Director Todd Zeller -
Photographer - Vacant

EMail the Web Master  Send us your Photos of racing action!
Attention District 3 Clubs:
You will need to send in your club registrations and site insurance to NAMBA for the 2016 season.
In addition we will need to have a sanction for each race held this year.
The sanction helps secure insurance since the number of races that are sanctioned plays a factor in insurance coverage.
Please send your sanction forms to me with the fee and I will forward them to NAMBA for you.

2016 Race Format:
This years high points championship qualifying race classes will be based on a class having competed in six of the nine
scheduled races. As soon as the final points have been tallied the championships in each class will be posted.
Please check them to make sure they are accurate before awards are ordered. Awards this year will again consist of
certificates listing the class championships and a check for NAMBA dollars.

If you have any photos or video links of District 3 racing you would like posted, or you have questions about the web site.
Please contact the
Web Master