Remote Control Sailboat Racing 2017-General Information
Rules: Remote control sailboats sail under the USSailing “Racing Rules of Sailing” that apply to all sailboats; appendix E contains special modifications of the basic rules for RC racing
Boats we sail:
Thursday nights: Soling 1 meter (soling1m.com). Most popular RC sailboat in the US with fleets in almost every state. Boats are available in kit form from Victor Products, assembled from Victor Products (not recommended), or preowned. Several local members build one or two new boats a year and sell the previous one; buying a used boat is a great way to get into the program.
Tuesday nights: Any boat may be sailed on Tuesday night. Soling 1m and Dragonflite 95 boats will be available for new sailors to try with coaching from club members. The Dragonflite is a great “ready to sail” boat that can be put together in a couple of hours, it is low cost ($400-450 including electronics), it sails well, and is durable.
Racing Rules of Sailing: http://www.sailing.org/documents/racingrules/index.php
Basic rules guidelines website: http://www.bcya.com/Misc/BasicRacingRules.pdf
Punta Gorda Model Yacht Club website: http://www.suncoastmodelsailingclub.net/
Rules quiz: http://game.finckh.net/indexe.htm
American Model Yachting Association: AMYA. Org
Soling 1m class website: Soling1m.com
Dragonflite 95 class association: http://dragonflite95.us