Radio Controlled Boat Clubs
Lincoln Model Yacht club has been around a long time, in fact it originated in 1960, and used to have both power and sailing boats in the club, This all changed a few years later and now we only have racing radio controlled model yachts. At Lincoln we sail 3 different classes with a budget for most people, and you will find most members will be on hand to welcome and assist any newcomer to our sport or hobby. Lincoln Model Yacht club meet every Sunday morning at the lake (Thorpe on the Hill) to race radio controlled model racing yachts. Our membership come from far and wide, Boston, Grimsby, and as far away as Bourne, as well as from the locality. Some members of our club also travel around the UK and abroad to race these yachts, it can get as serious as you want, and the Ultimate prize is a place in the World Championships which are held bi-annually all around the world.
If you have any interest in sailing or just want to give it a try, radio yachting will give you all the excitement you need. We race to the same rules and the same courses as big boats and dinghys and sail trimming is a fine art to get your yacht up to peak performance. Technique also plays a big part. When you have the transmitter in your hand and you are vying for position with 12 to 15 other boats on the water, I can tell you, the adrenaline begins to flow. Somebody will always lend you a yacht to have a go, and if you wish to come on a more regular basis there are generally one or two boats that can be lent until you are able to get your own. The course is marked out by floating buoys anchored to the lake bed and set out to give a windward and leeward course, and each race may be one two or three laps depending on the strength of the wind.
We would generally do 6 to 8 races on a Sunday morning, with a coffee break half way through. After each race you have time to take the boat out of the water and do any adjustments to try and make the boat go faster. Radio sailing can be done at Club, District, National, and International levels. The current World Champion in two of our classes is British, and there are two or three skippers at our club that sail at national level.
The Scarborough Model Yacht Club (SMYC) is a thriving, active and organised club with members of all age groups. We make these claims as we are now coming to the end of our third year with a healthy membership sailing two supported classes Dragon Force 65s (DF65), an entry level and cost effective craft that is ideal for beginners and the International One Metres (IOM) a very well established model that is sailed by enthusiasts world wide. Both of these classes are two of a number of International Class boats adopted by the Model Yachting Association (MYA).
Much more information can be found on the (click) MYA web site. SMYC was created for the purpose of supporting and promoting the sailing and racing of radio controlled wind powered model yachts for enthusiastic club members. It is hoped that there are, would be model yachtsmen, beginners or lapsed skippers in the area who are interested in joining us. We welcome anyone who whishes to visit, either to sail with us or just seek information, come and ask.
Based on a beautiful lake in South West Surrey, the club welcomes new members, both experienced sailors and those wishing to learn. If you would like to find out more, please look further at our website or why not take the opportunity to visit and talk with the club manager or the clubs members. Frensham Pond is a club for all ages, all abilities and all seasons.
We sail and race various classes of boats including RS Tera, Cadet, Enterprise, GP14, Lark, Laser, RS200 etc. We are also a RYA training centre offering various sailing course.
The Model Yacht Group (MYG) at Frensham Pond SC was set up in 2007 and is affiliated to the Model Yachting Association (MYA). We race the International One Metre (IOM) in this group. These boats are light, responsive and fun to sail.
Situated at the foot of Yacht Club Road, in the heart of Hudson, the Hudson Yacht Club boasts the most spectacular location on Lake of Two Mountains. We sail dinghies, keelboats and radio controlled (RC) boats. We have extensive facilities including a well equipped club house, swimming pool, playground and beach.
We are a diverse group of model yacht sailors based in Stowe, Vermont with skill levels ranging from beginning modelers to experienced blue water sailors. Whether you are a sailor, or just interested in this fascinating and beautiful hobby, all are welcome.