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International Radio Controlled Warship Combat Club (IRCWCC)


With their dockyards nestled in the frozen tundra of Minnesota, the captains of the Port Polar Bear combat club (associated with IRCWCC) build and battle remote controlled 144th-scale model warships from the First and Second World War. The ships are modeled off ships that existed between 1906 and 1946. They are armed with one or more BB cannon for offense and pumps for defense, and battle each other in shallow ponds across the country. The cannons shoot holes through the thin (1/32 inch) balsa sides of their opponents. When the ships take on too much water and the on board bilge pump can’t keep up, they sink. After a sink the model ships are quickly recovered, patched and ready to battle in another sortie the same day.

It's wet and wild fun! 

Upcoming battles:

Brouhaha on the Bayou – Boutte, LA, March 22, 23, 24, 2019

PPB Ice Breaker - date TBD Spring 2019

Nats 2019 – North Carolina July 8-12, 2019



Recent Events:

Fall Battle 2018

September 15,16, Chanhassen, MN. We took the boats out for one last pleasure cruse before the winter. From right to left: McCoy (Zara), Bob (Warspite), Peter (Erin), Rick (Jamaica), Tom (Alaska), Randy (Glorie), Zach (Invinvible). Not pictured Tyler (Barham), Bryan (Texas), Mike (North Carolina), Matthew (Northampton)



Nats 2018

July 9-13, Lancing, TN. Seven PPB members took 17 ships to Lancing for the annual national event. The Axis won handily despite the efforts of PPB all battling allied ships under the steadfast leadership of Admiral Tyler. Pictured above from left to right: Tyler (Barham, Filiberto, Freighter), Andy (Barham, Bike, Freighter, Carrier), Zach (Invincible, Fiji), Bob (Warspite, Zrinyi), Mike (North Carolina, Sheffield), Peter (Erin, Freighter), Matthew (Iron Duke, Indianapolis). Of note all but 1 ship is pictured and the ships are not in the listed order. Notable awards included: Losing admiral, Tyler; Von Fleugel, Tyler; Most Feared Allied, Tyler; Swiss Cheese, Tyler.



Ice Breaker 2018

May 26, 27, Chanhassen MN. We had a 2 day event with 6 full battles. Pictured above left to right: Randy (Glorie), Hudson (Kongo), Mike (NC), Bob (Warspite), Zach (Invincible), Andy (Barham), Matthew (Iron Duke), Tyler (Barham), McCoy (Zara), Tom (Alaska). Additionally, Jason showed up on Sunday without a ship and newcomer Bryan came out to show off his new USS Texas.




Brouhaha 2018

March 10, 11, Boutte, LA. Four of us made the 18.5 hour drive from MN to the 10th Annual Brouhaha on the Bayou. Pictured above are the members of Port Polar Bear who made the trek, coincidentally all captaining ships of the British Navy: Andy (Barham), Matthew (Iron Duke), Bob (Warspite), Tyler (Barham). Tyler won ‘Best of Class 5’ and ‘Most Feared Allied’ in addition to being awarded the prestigious ‘Losing Admiral’ award which to be fair has only been won by an Ally one time in the 10 year history of the Brouhaha by Bob.


For more pictures of captains from previous battles, click the link: Past Regionals Archive

If you would like to join our e-mail list or get more information contact Bob H or Tyler