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The Sarasota Model Yacht Club got its start in Sarasota in 1996.  Our club sails the American Model Yachting Association-sanctioned one-design Soling One Meter R/C , RC Laser, DF65, DF95 and (during the winter only) IOM model yachts. The club meets six (seven times a week when the IOM sail) times per week for practice and racing. We sail at the  Nathan Benderson Park at  the West Lake on Athletes Drive.   The West Lake is off of Honore at Athletes Drive. 

    The Soling 1-Meter kit-based model is a pleasure to sail. As a one-design, it is an ideal introduction to model yachting, yet it provides a  competitive boat for the best of veterans as well and is available from  “ Boatyard John ” (our club builder). 

    The RCLaser is factory-built ready to sail and available at  intensitysails.com  

We also sail the Dragon Force (DF) DF65 and the DF95 RC boats. 

The DF 65 is one of the fastest growing class of RC sailboats in the U.S. The boat has earned this distinction by being a great one-design sailing boat while being the least expensive ready-to-sail boat on the market. At around $350 for a boat with radio and receiver and about 3 hours of assembly and you're on the water.    

The DF95 is the fastest growing class in the USA and is near Ready-to-Sail in a kit form from  Radiosailing.net  or from “Boatyard John”. 

    All skill levels are welcome, from neophytes to crusty old salts! You will find that our members can be very helpful in getting you involved with this great hobby. Come on out to watch the hard-fought races or join us for practice and racing.  

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The Soling One Meter (S1M) :  This S1M the largest class in the U.S. and Florida. We sail Solings Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Race Captains rotate throughout the year. Craig Collemer is the Race Captain.

The RC Laser :  This is the largest RC class in the world. We sail Lasers on Friday. Steve Lippincott is the Race Captain.

The DF65 and the DF95 :  These are the newest and fastest-growing restricted one-design class in both Florida and the U.S.  

We sail DF95's on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Bill Hendrickson is the Race Captain. The DF65 fleet sails Monday and Wednesday.  Rob Wucki is the Race Captain. 

IOM The IOM Class is considered a Development Class by the AMYA. 

The International One Metre class is the fastest-growing class in the world. This class is distinct and different in purpose from the US One Meter class, and complements the International Marblehead Class as a simpler, less expensive boat. The International class has a one-design rig, and has minimum weights on the keel and overall, and restricts the hull material. The net effect of these differences is that the typical cost spiral of lighter weight, and more expensive materials and manufacturing processes, is arrested. This allows amateur designers and builders a chance to design and build with little concern that they are building in a disadvantage due to weight. This is a feature not found in any existing AMYA class and is one of the reasons that the class is so popular around the world.  We sail IOM's on Sundays in season.  John Stryhn " Boatyard" is the Race Captain.

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Where and when do we race?

 The club races at Benderson Park on the West Lake.  The West Lake is located at the intersection of Honore and Athletes Drive, Sarasota Fl. 

GPS Address:    5700 Athletes Drive, Sarasota FL 34235

Summer Racing Hours* - Starts May 14th :

Monday & Wednesday :    DF65 Fleet                              10am - Noon

Tuesday :                            DF95 Fleet & Soling Fleets   10am - Noon 

Thursday :                           Soling Fleets                          10am - Noon 

Friday :                                RC Laser                                 10am - Noon

Saturday :                           DF95 Fleet & Soling Fleet     10am - Noon

Selected Sundays:             IOM Fleet                                 Noon - 3pm                     

Fall, Winter and Spring Racing Hours* - Starts Nov 1st :

Tuesday & Thursday :        DF95 Fleet & Soling Fleets    1 pm - 3pm

Selected Sundays:             IOM Fleet                                 Noon - 3pm

* RC Sailing is a very weather dependent sport. Daily sailing maybe cancelled at any time.

More About Us

Do we accept beginners.

    YES. We encourage sailors of all skill levels to join us. A Mentor Program is available for beginners. 

How can I get a S1M, RC Laser DF65 or DF95?

    Soling 1M:   We have a member called “Boat Yard” who has used/refurbished S1Ms’ for sale. You can also buy a new ready-to-sail boat from John. John's email [email protected]

     RC Laser:   A new RC Laser is available at intensitysails.com  at a cost of less than $600 with 3 complete rigs.

     DF95:  A new DF95 can be purchased from Radiosailing.net in kit form for $345, up to $610, which includes a transmitter and receiver, B rig, B sails, LiPo battery, custom stand and sail numbers for A and B sails.  The boat can also be purchased and assembled by club member  “Boatyard” .  The assembly takes 3-4 hours. 

   DF65:  The Fleet at SMYC is unique in that it caters to those unable to walk long distances while racing due to shorter courses then the other classes. The boat is available at http://radiosailing.net/. The boat can also be purchased and assembled by club member  “Boatyard”

Do we have dues/fees?

Dues are $75/year and a signed liability Waiver for SANCA is required.   SMYC is also a member of the American Model Yachting Association (AMYA).  The AMYA has many resources for Individual members. Their web site is www.theamya.org.

The club's primary contact is Commodore Bill Schmeising,            ( 631) 944-1077 or email [email protected]

For questions regarding this website, please contact Bill Schmeising.

Video Links

Here is a recent Video from the Soling Region 7 Regatta:

https://youtu.be/l0ndNOH5RKE

A link to the Sarasota Magazine Article about SMYC https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/news-and-profiles/2020/03/sarasota-model-yacht-club

In the Sky's video link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HaXamACM1I

ABC Channel 7 Video with Linda Carlson:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlZpwkrYIj4

Introductory Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cau3RuLsgxg

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SMYC is club # 204 - Region #7

SMYC members are encouraged to be individual AMYA members.

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CLUB MEMBERS AND FRIENDS, WE HAVE LOST A GREAT SAILOR AND GOOD FRIEND. PLEASE READ A DEATH NOTICE FROM CLIFF MARTIN IN THE “ CLUB NEWS”.

On June 23rd, Soling 1 Meter series #3 will be sailed. Open sailing at 10AM and racing begins at noon.

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The rules of Radio Controlled Yacht Racing may seem to be quite complicated to a beginner.

The following is by no means comprehensive, and applies only to behaviour on the water, so that beginners can start with a degree of knowledge of the rules, and are less likely to cause incidents on the water.

If these comments conflict in any way with the official Racing Rules of Sailing, or the decision of a protest committee, then the latter must take precedence over these comments.

In order to make it easier to understand the rules and principles of Radio Controlled Yacht Racing, we have prepared the following, which if read in conjunction with the Racing Rules of sailing, may help beginners to behave correctly on the water.

Incidents in Radio Control Yacht racing can happen so fast in some conditions, such that it if there is a lapse of concentration, contacts happen or a rule is broken which was not the intention. We ask therefore that more experienced members are tolerant, but behave honestly and fairly to others if they make a mistake.

We would ask that every member reads and takes note of the RYA Racing Charter, the objectives of which are:

  • To provide the framework for everyone to enjoy the sport of sailboat racing in whatever capacity and to whatever level the individual desires.
  • To ensure that the sport of sailboat racing welcomes all people and treats them equally.
  • To ensure that those who experience sailboat racing are encouraged to continue.

An important the paragraph on Page 6 of the Racing Rules of Sailing states:

SPORTSMANSHIP AND THE RULES A body of rules governs competitors in the sport of sailing that they are expected to follow and enforce. A fundamental principle of sportsmanship is that when competitors break a rule they will promptly take a penalty, which may be to retire.

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The boats we race:.

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DragonForce 65

The DragonForce 65 is the fastest growing class of RC sailboats in the U.S. The boat has earned this distinction by being a great one-design sailing boat while being the least expensive ready-to-sail boat on the market. At around $350 for a boat with radio and receiver and about 6-10 hours of assembly and you're on the water!

​An added benefit of the boat is the well-supplied and dedicated national distributor that provides excellent access to boats, parts and accessories allowed by the class rules.

Purchase: https://radiosailing.net/   Class: https://dragonforce65.us/

Canada distributor: https://www.tmrcboatyard.com/product/jos8815rtrfs-df65-r-c-sailboat-kit-ready-to-run-with-flysky-fs-i6-radio/

MMYC DF-65 Fleet Captains: Josh Underdown and David Johnson

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DragonFlite 95

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 race for ~$550 which includes transmitter and receiver, just add AA batteries. The DF95 comes with a carbon fiber keel, Mylar sails, and a one-piece carbon mast, all cutting-edge components. It can be on the water in a few hours and assembled by a person with no experience building boats.

Its sailings characteristics are such that it is easily sailed by a beginner but offers exceptional performance for the seasoned skipper. Going upwind it sails as if on rails and downwind, because of its lightweight and nice waterline, is quick and agile.

Purchase: https://radiosailing.net/   Class: https://dragonflite95.us/

MMYC DF-95 Fleet Captain: Robert Guenther

The boats we play with:

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 The 914 millimeter long CR 914 is based on the original design of the International America's Cup Class. The CR 914 is relatively inexpensive and can be purchased fully built or can be assembled from a kit without special skills or tools. A high performance racing machine that accelerates quickly, turns on a dime and points like a tour guide.

It sails well in an extremely wide range of wind velocities, without having to use multiple rigs for light and heavy air like some other classes must do. Weighing only 6.25 pounds and carrying 658 square inches of sail area, it ghosts amazingly well in the lightest of air. Ballasted by over three pounds of lead in the streamlined bulb at the end of its deep fin keel, however, this remarkable little boat readily handles a 20 knot wind and can keep racing in gusts to 30 without shortening sail. 

Purchase: www.rcyachts.com    Class:   https://www.cr914class.org/

CR-914 Class Maestro: Tim Galvin [email protected]

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AC Class 

The AC class yacht is the largest of the development class yachts, being 1/12 scale versions of the full-sized America's Cup class yachts. This development class allows variations in length, sail area and displacement based on a formula. These swift and agile yachts provide for close racing.  They are huge boats at 72" long with mast heights of 98”.   It is the intent of the AC Class Rule to produce model yachts which replicate the true-to-scale appearance, performance, and construction integrity of the America's Cup yachts, to accurately measure the true performance potential of AC Class yachts, and to provide equitable model-yacht racing.  The AC Class boats raced in the Maine Model Yacht Club were built locally over the past 20+ years and are based on the ‘Bahamut’ hull design. 

In fact, the molds are currently in Lincolnville, ME.  Over 50 boats were laid up in this mold with the hope that many more boats will originate from that same mold as the local class grows.  These boats are true model yachts in the fact that a significant amount of modeling skill and ‘Yankee Ingenuity’ is required to complete and rig these models.  No two boats are exactly alike! The effort, however, is well worth it as one sails these very graceful boats.  Several club members will be more than happy to assist with providing part sourcing information and ‘consulting’ services to help you build your AC Class yacht.  If you built balsa model planes as a kid and have basic modeling skills, you can build an AC Class RC yacht and join the fun!

MMYC Class Contact:  Jeff Hamilton   [email protected]

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Vintage Marblehead ​

In 1930 the Marblehead Model  Yacht Club, based at Reeds Pond in Marblehead, Massachusetts, proposed a new model sailboat class with very simple design rules. The LOA shall be 50 ± 0.25 in and sail area shall not exceed 800 sq in. This new class was officially adopted in the US in 1932 and since then the Marblehead class sailboat has become one of the most popular boats in model yachting.

A Vintage Marblehead Model Yacht will stay true to the original designs and construction methods with some allowances made for modern adhesives and radio control sailing. Most hulls are wooden and are built using plank-on-frame or horizontal and vertical lifts. The wooden hull may be covered with a light layer of fiberglass cloth for water tightness, but can not provide the primary strength of the hull. The deck must be wooden and sails must be made with woven cloth.

The Maine Model Yacht Club currently has one Vintage Marblehead boat. POCAHONTAS is a 1936 design by W.J. Daniels. She is built using plank-on-frame construction with eastern white cedar planks, fir laid decking, spruce mast, brass hardware and Dacron woven sails.

MMYC Class Contact:  Robert Guenther   [email protected]

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Scaled Models ​

The Maine Model Yacht Club fleet contains several other boats that do not fit within a defined model class. Some of these are scaled models of full-size boats and others are specifically designed for radio-controlled boating. Any and all boats are welcomed at the MMYC.

The fleet currently has a Beals Island lobster boat OSPREY,  MMYC rescue tug DIANE LOUISE and a couple of Gary Webb’s double-ended sloop EMMA with more boats under construction in the local boat shops.

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Rent a model sailboat or watch the races at conservatory water..

Park goers have been racing miniature sailboats and yachts at Conservatory Water  since 1875. You don't need a boat to enjoy the spectacle of the racing events, and spectators of all ages are welcome. 

Conservatory Water is located just off 5th Avenue at 74th Street.

See racing and rental information below.

Model Sailboat Racing

From spring through early fall, Central Park Model Yacht Club members race their boats at Conservatory Water on Saturdays from 10 AM to 1 PM.

All boats are wind-powered (powered boats are not allowed) and remote-controlled using the trim of the sail and the direction of the rudder. You can see all types of masterpieces built by model boat enthusiasts. Carved wooden boats are some of the most eye-catching on display.

If you would like to try model sailing, the CPMYC encourages you to contact them or stop by any Saturday during racing season hours to find out more.

2024 Model Sailboat Rental Information

Rent a remote-controlled wind-powered sailboat at Conservatory Water.

Rentals are $15 for 30 minutes. Proceeds support the Bronx-based nonprofit Rocking the Boat. 

Note: Children under 12 must be supervised.

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Residents of the city who wish to race a model sailboat frequently may apply for a permit to store their boat at the Kerbs Boathouse during the week. Space is limited, so apply early in the season. For more information visit here .

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  1. THE AMYA

    The AMYA was established in 1970 as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting racing, designing, building, and preservation of all model sailing yachts, and membership is open to all who are interested in these activities. Our quarterly magazine is the only publication devoted 100% to model yachting. It is a great benefit of AMYA ...

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    The model yacht classes recognized by the AMYA are managed in one of two ways. Traditionally, each have an elected Class Secretary that acts as registrar, championship regatta coordinator, and head cheerleader for the class. In 1995, a provision was voted into the by-laws that allows a class to be managed instead by a Class Owners Association.

  7. Model Yachting Association Great Britain

    Today's yachts range from home built yachts whose owners get great pleasure from the building process, collectors and restorers who through their efforts keep the history and knowledge in our sport, to the top end competitive skippers who race their carbon fibre and kevlar boats at local, national and international level.

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    During the late 1940s the Model Yacht Racing Association of America fell prey to internal strife and the last publication devoted exclusively to the hobby went under. Ironically, one of the last issues announced the most significant event of the era: the winning of the International A Class Championship by Bill Bithell's Ranger .

  9. Sarasota Model Yacht Club

    The Sarasota Model Yacht Club got its start in Sarasota in 1996. Our club sails the American Model Yachting Association-sanctioned one-design Soling One Meter R/C , RC Laser, DF65, DF95 and (during the winter only) IOM model yachts. The club meets six (seven times a week when the IOM sail) times per week for practice and racing.

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