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!   


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



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