Nautilus Drydocks Events

Feel free to browse the calendar to the right to see upcoming events pertaining to the Nautilus Drydocks and the RC submarine hobby in general. 
 

Events include our YouTube Live broadcasts, DiveTribe Elite Gathering video meetings, out of shop notifications, sale dates, and other hobby events such as fun runs and regattas. 
 

Click on the event time in the calendar to get more information and links to event pages (if available).
 

If you know of an event and would like me to add it to this calendar, please email me at any time and I'll put it up for everyone to see. 
 

Scroll down for a summary of some of the past events I've attended, including photos and video. 

Thanks for looking, and I hope to see you soon!


Bob


 

archived Events

SUBFEST 2022

SUBFEST 2022 was, by far, the best SUBFEST event to date, with over 50 registered attendees, over 100 scale RC submarines, and even a massive 27ft long replica of a Russian Typhoon submarine. Check out my upocming blog entry summarizing the event, and stand by for a comprehensive video overview of some of the highlights from the event coming soon!

WINNERS of the Skipper's Choice Awards: 
 

  1. Engineering Award: Steve Hodges for his 1/48 Thresher 

  2. Scale Model Award: Mike Martin for his MASSIVE 1/6 German Seehund

  3. Performance Award: Ed Tordahl for his 1/48 USS Shark

Below, you can find a very small selection of photos of the event. Again, watch for a full-length video that will feature UNBELIEVABLE footage from the event, interviews and highlights from the event coming soon!

Vaughn's Typhoon

Vaughn's Typhoon

Vaughn Schmitt's huge 1/72 Typhoon prowls the shore devoid of her internals.

Some Subs

Some Subs

An early picture of the subs in attendance. We filled two full pavilions with boats from over 30 skippers!

The RCSubDog

The RCSubDog

Gracie poses with Alan's 1/96 Los Angeles

Crystal Clear Waters!

Crystal Clear Waters!

The water clarity was superb, particularly on day 2

A massive Typhoon!

A massive Typhoon!

Vaughn Schmitt brough his massive 27ft long Russian Typhoon to the event, complete with carpet and sofa inside!

Dedicated Trimmer

Dedicated Trimmer

Matt Homeier sits where he can easily get at his 72nd LA to finish trimming her out.

Trim Party 2022

Well, as a first event of it's kind, we had an amazing turnout and an awesome time at the inaugural Texas Trim Party 2022.

 

The idea is that you break your subs out of winter hibernation and get them prepped for the 2022 running season by trimming out in a controlled environment, leveraging the collective experience of the group, then head out to the lake to give them a try.

 

A great time was had by all. Thanks to everyone that came out.

 

Mark your calendars for late March/ early April of next year. Everyone is invited. You don't need to be a Texas resident to attend!

More photos on the SubCom Lonestar website's photo gallery page here

SUBFEST 2021

SUBFEST 2021 was a terrific follow up to last year's event! We had more attendees, with more boats, and more raffle prizes than ever. Check out my blog entry summarizing the event, and stand by for a comprehensive video overview of some of the highlights from the event coming soon!

We had over 16 skippers bringing nearly 40 boats to the event. Attendees came from as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada, with one dedicated skipper having had to drive from Pennsylvania to Florida, back again, and then back to the event in Georgia, all in a matter of two days!

 

WINNERS of the Skipper's Choice Awards: 
 

  1. Engineering Award: Steve Hodges for his massive Columbia Class 

  2. Scale Model Award: Steve Hodges for his beautiful German Type IX

  3. Performance Award: Jeff for his LA Class (also originally built by Steve Hodges, by the way!)

Below, you can find a very small selection of photos of the event. Again, watch for a full-length video that will feature UNBELIEVABLE footage from the event, interviews and highlights from the event coming soon!

SUBFEST 2020

SUBFEST 2020 was a tremendous success!

We had over 35 attendees from as far away as Salt Lake City, Utah come to the beautiful Red Clay Resort in Cohutta Georgia. The event ran Friday, September 18th through Sunday September 20th, 2020. 

 

WINNERS of the Skipper's Choice Awards: 
 

  1. Engineering Award: Steve Hodges for his gorgeous 1/35th scale Disney Nautilus

  2. Scale Model Award: Mike Martin for his beautiful German Type VII

  3. Performance Award: Ed Tordahl for his USS Skipjack

Below, you can find a very small selection of photos of the event. Check out my  Google Photo Gallery