R/C Racing

*updated June 25, 2017

We have expanded the Remote Control Sailboat program for 2017! We will be sailing Soling 1m on Thursday evenings starting May 4 (registered racers only), and will also have “fun sailing” evenings on every other Tuesday night for any RC sailboat, or any member who wants to try out an RC boat, starting May 16 .  


Macatawa Bay Model Yachting
American Model Yachting Association Chapter 336
Sanctioned by USSailing

 Windscoop cover photo Aug 2015

A.  Thursday Night Scored Season Program

The Boats:  Soling 1 meter one design

  • Largest class of remote control sailboats in U.S.
  • Available as a kit, assembled, or preowned

Local racing (Holland Area):

  • Every other Thursday evening from May through September See schedule page
  • Locations: MBYC, Huizenga Park, or Dunton Park depending on conditions
  • Season points based on 50% of scheduled races
  • Fleet size 5-10 boats

Regional Racing (West Michigan) :

  • Every other Thursday evening –alternates with local race nights See schedule page
  • Locations: MBYC or Gull Lake YC or other venue designated on race day
  • Season points based on percentage scoring

Demonstration and guest sailing:

  • Guests welcome anytime to observe and test drive a boat after racing is concluded

B. Tuesday Night Fun Sailing

New for 2017:  Fun RC Sailing on every other Tuesday evening at MBYC. Open to any member interested in RC Sailing!  We will have several member owned boats and coaches available for anyone to sail, or bring your own RC Sailboat if you have one.  We will have open sailing and tuneup from 6:30 to 7, and then non scored races from 7 to 8.


Bill Vander Berg:  sail213@att.net

Mark Vander Berg: mvanb110@yahoo.com

Jack Knoblauch: jrknobby@comcast.net


Macatawa Bay Model Yachting

  • Recognized fleet of the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club
  • Member of the American Model Yachting Association
  • Official boat is the Soling 1 Meter One Design
  • Dues: $25 per year (covers awards, equipment expenses, advertising, etc)
  • AMYA membership strongly encouraged
  • Members of other recognized West Michigan model yacht clubs may race on local dates with no fees