R/C Racing

*updated Aug 17, 2017

We will be sailing Soling 1m on Thursday evenings starting May 4 (registered racers only) at various locations.  We welcome anyone interested in sailing RC boats to enjoy the racing and take the controls of a boat after racing has concluded for the evening!   

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

 Windscoop cover photo Aug 2015

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

 

Contacts:

Bill Vander Berg:  sail213@att.net

Mark Vander Berg: mvanb110@yahoo.com

Jack Knoblauch: jrknobby@comcast.net

Soling1m.com

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