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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:

Ice Breaker – May 26-27, 2018 @ Chanhassen Pond, MN

IRCWCC NATS – July 9-13, 2018 @ Lancing, TN



Recent Events:


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.





Ice Breaker 2017

September 9, 10, Chanhassen, MN. We had a good time with a 2 day battle, pictured are Sunday’s battlers: Bob (Warspite), Tyler (Barham), Andy (Barham), Mike (North Carolina), Matt (Iron Duke), Rick (Jamaica), Randy (Glorie), McCoy (Tourville). At one point we did also have Peter (Kaiser), Zach (Invincible). We mixed and matched teams, several of us had beat up hull skin still on our ships from Nats so the sinks were frequent. Plus as per true Port Polar Bear style we slugged it out at very close range which is reflected by the 34% combined accuracy.





NATS 2017

July 10-14. Ionia, Michigan. We forgot to take a group PPB picture! However Bob (Warspite), Tyler (Barham), Andy (Barham), Mike (North Carolina), and Zach (Invincible) were there. Once again we took home some hardware: Best of class 5 (Tyler), Individual combatant (Tyler)


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