River City Racing Club has called Evansville home since its creation in 1981. Beginning at Moutox Park, a group of guys with a love of unlimited hydroplane racing and radio controls came together in October 1981, formed a club and started hosting RC races in June 1982. The races then moved from Moutox Park around 1993 to Eagle Crest Lake where we enjoyed 23 years of racing memories there. September 2016 marked the end of racing at Eagle Crest due to the size of the events and amount of construction in the area. We now call Deaconess Sports Park home where have approx 30 members who gather to put on three races that are free to the public every year.
The River City Racing Club and all it's members belong to an organization called the IMPBA . So what is the IMPBA you may ask, 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. They can be found at www.IMPBA.net
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!