Our club members sail many different classes of remote-controlled sail boats. The three most popular classes with MmMYC are: Soling 1 Meter, US 1 Meter, and the Dragon Flite 95. Our racing schedule has each of these classes being raced once each month. Other classes sailed on a more informal basis are: Star 45, Footy, EC12, 10 Rater, and Wheeler. Descriptions of these boats can be found below.
The club recommends that new members select the DF95 as their first boat. It is a low-cost, entry level, one design boat. It is available as an easy-to-assemble kit. Everything needed to have a race ready boat is provided in the kit for about $400. www.radiosailing.net
The Soling One Meter Class was introduced to the AMYA in 1993. Since that time it has become the largest class in the organization, with just over 3100 boats registered in early 2013. The Soling One Meter also qualifies in the open design US One Meter Class.
The U.S. One Meter Class is a developmental class. The basic design restrictions include, overall hull length, keel depth and sail area. The unrestrictive nature of the specifications, encourages one of a kind Home Built yachts. The hull can be self designed or built from plans, and easily planked from wood.
The Star 45 is a 45″ long hard chine hull; semi-scale model of the full-size Olympic Star. Weighing in from 12 to 13 pounds, carrying about 1000 square inches of sail area, with a ballast to weight ratio approaching 70%, Star 45’s are very fast and super responsive. Few model yachts, if any, can equal … Continue reading Star 45
The DragonFlite 95 is a Restricted One Design boat that is meant to compete within a strict set of rules to ensure a true test of a skipper’s ability to tune their boat and race it well. Additionally, this 950mm boat is of high quality for a modest price. The DF95 is sold ready to … Continue reading DF95
The Footy is a very small radio controlled sailboat whose length is a mere 12 inches (30.5cm). The hull can be made from a fiberglass mold, simply with thin sheets of plywood fitted together or 3D printed. Two servos are used, one to control the sail and one for the rudder. To keep competition keen, … Continue reading Footy