Remote Control Sailboat Racing

*updated Sept 21, 2018

Welcome to the 2018  Sailing Season !  We have updated these web pages with plans for 2018.  New for this year is a second venue: a pond located on the Tulip City Air Force facility

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

 Windscoop cover photo Aug 2015

New for 2018:

  • We have grown the Soling 1 meter fleet to 14 boats-racing Thurs nights
  • We have formed a fleet for DragonFlite 95s (11 boats)-racing Tues nights

Thursday Night Scored Season Program-Soling 1 meter

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 Thursday evening from mid-May through mid September See schedule page
  • Locations: MBYC, or at the Tulip City Air Force facility.
  • Season points based on 50% of scheduled races
  • Fleet size 7-12 boats

Tuesday Night Scored Season Program-DragonFlite 95

The Boats:  DragonFlite 95

  • Fastest growing class of remote control sailboats in U.S.
  • Available on line; easy assembly, ready to sail in 3 hours

Local racing (Holland Area):

  • Every Tuesday evening from mid-May through August  See schedule page
  • Locations: MBYC
  • Season points based on 50% of scheduled races
  • Fleet size 6-8 boats

Demonstration and guest sailing: both fleets

  • 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

Macatawa Bay Model Yachting

  • Recognized fleet of the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club
  • Member of the American Model Yachting Association
  • Official boats are the Soling 1 Meter One Design and the DragonFlite 95
  • Dues: $20 per year (covers awards, equipment expenses, advertising, etc) plus membership dues for the Tulip City Air Force ($30)
  • AMYA membership required for Soling 1m and strongly encouraged for others
  • Members of other recognized West Michigan model yacht clubs may race on local dates up to three times per season with no fees