R/C Racing

*updated Oct 13, 2016

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.