ORIGINAL: Lester Burch
When I stared this post I did not intent to have one RC Airboat club against another......
Who is putting one "club" up against another "club"?
I was simply sharing my efforts to promote and grow the sport with minimal investments from all. That is how the sport is going to grow into an organization in the future. There are simply not enough airboaters out there now to be organized with out it being costly....especially in today's economy.
I have been working with my County Commissioners for several months on getting a place to run that will not cost anyone anything, including insurance. For the record, the place that I have been given permission is not public property. Rather it is our countys Agri-Civic Center (a gated facility open to the public only for events and festivals) in which the county come to me (after seeing my booth in a county festival) and asked what I could do to draw other areas of interest to our county. I told them what I could do. After several meetings with the county commissioners, I got permission to use a pond located at the Agri-Civic center to hold races/meets at. As long as there is no admission charged to spectators or any money handed out for the competition, it will cost NOTHING to hold races/meets there. And we will be covered under the county's insurance. The Florida Tourism Development Council will also be involved in these events.
I am all for promoting airboats (and will continue to).....not putting on "club" against another.
I wish you all the luck with your adventure. I believe I will stick with my decision that I made several years back when all this started.