Remote Control Sailboat Racing

*updated Aug 2, 2020

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

 Windscoop cover photo Aug 2015

New for 2020:  We have revised our program for 2020 to comply with safety recommendations for COVID 19

  •  The Soling 1 meter fleet will race Thurs nights at the BF pond on private property and will not race at the Club this year
  • The DragonFlite 95 fleet will race Tues nights at the Club

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: private pond
  • Season points based on 50% of scheduled races
  • Fleet size 7-14 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:

DragonFlite 95:  Jack Knoblauch jrknobby(at)comcast.net

Soling 1 meter:  Jack Knoblauch: jrknobby(at)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: $25 per year (covers awards, equipment expenses, advertising, etc)
  • 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