R/C Racing

*updated Feb 26, 2017


We are planning an expanded program for 2017 !  We will be sailing Soling 1m on Thursday evenings starting mid May, and will also have “fun sailing” evenings on every other Tuesday night for any RC sailboat.  Check back in mid March for more details !


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

 Windscoop cover photo Aug 2015

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 below
  • Locations: MBYC, Hawthorne Pond, or Dunton Park depending on conditions
  • Season points based on 50% of scheduled races
  • Fleet size 5-10 boats
  • No Yacht Club membership required >> Guests always welcome !

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
  • Special “Fun Sailing” evenings and weekend days throughout the year


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
  • Non members or guests may race up to 3 times; afterwards the standard membership fee applies
  • Trophies for the MBMY series are awarded to members only.