About the Rose City Model Sailing Club

HELLO PACIFIC NORTHWEST MODEL SAILORS

Founded in 2010 and serving the Pacific Northwest and the Portland Metro area, the Rose City Model Sailing Club was chartered in 2011 by the American Model Yachting Association (AMYA) as Club 311. As a relatively new club, we’re anxious to increase our membership, and invite you to join us for build nights or weekend sails: we always have model boats available for trial sails!

Currently the RCMSC supports two fleets of AMYA sanctioned radio controlled model sailboats:   the T37 : a classic 37″ wooden model racing yacht manufactured in the Seattle area with a large following in the Pacific Northwest; and the 25.8″ DRAGON FORCE 65, a new class of r/c model racing yachts introduced in 2013 in the U.S., UK and Europe. Occasionally, a few of our members still sail older class model sailboats supported by the RCMSC, the 12″ FOOTY–a developmental class of r/c model yachts with an international following and the German designed 21″ MICRO MAGIC racing model yacht (sailed worldwide). During a fun sail, many other classes will make an appearance as well, including Marblehead’s, 10R’s, Fairwind’s, Racing Sparrow’s, Lightings, who know what you might see on the water.

Because our membership includes both working and retired folks,  our Sailing Schedule emphasizes weekend sails; but casual, impromptu  weekday sails are not unusual. We share our building and sailing skills on build nights and at the pond, and more experienced members are happy to mentor those new to r/c model yacht sailing. More information and additional club photos are available at Rose City Model Sailing Club (RCMSC) on Facebook. 

SAILING WITH THE RCMSC

Our primary sailing venues, Westmoreland Casting Pond and Tualatin Commons Pond, are in the Portland area but we hope to add venues as we expand membership (see our VENUES Page for locations). Our SAILING SCHEDULE emphasizes weekend sails and has been planned to complement the racing schedule of our good neighbor the Oregon Model Yacht Club (OMYC).

Check our NEWS POSTS for announcements of RCMSC race results, non-scheduled sails or special events.  If you’re interested in joining the Rose City Model Sailing Club, membership and contact information is available on our ABOUT Page, and additional information and photos may be found at Rose City Model Sailing Club (RCMSC) on Facebook. RCMSC Officers are always available at our weekend sails.

RACING RULES:

A Sailing Instructions Guide is available from  the AMYA Racing Rules Committee. The AMYA also offers an excellent Racing Rules Tutorial.

The rules for racing r/c model sailboats are found in Appendix E of the “Racing Rules for Sailing” as articulated by the International Sailing Federation
  “Rose City Sailing Club rules of racing” to
address local/venue interpretations that are applicable for local events. 

RCMSC Officers

ommodoreGary Pietka
Vice-CommodoreThomas Boyd
Secretary/TreasurerStan McKay
Fleet Captain: T37Gary Pietka
Fleet Captain: DF65Larry Sanders
WebmasterPeter Loop
Facebook Patrick Estenes

To promote the RCMSC to r/c model sailboat skippers in the Pacific Northwest, our club members occasionally visit other model sailing clubs, community centers, and special outdoor events with model yachts and flyers in hand. Detailed announcements of these events will be posted on this page and on our NEWS POSTS.

If you or your model yacht club or organization is interested in a visit from the RCMSC, or sailing with the RCMSC please contact us.

JOIN US: MEMBERSHIP

Membership in the RCMSC is available for an annual fee of $20.00, due in January. Fees are prorated for those joining later in the year. An application form is provided below. Contact the Club Secretary/Treasurer for more information. While not required for membership in the RCMSC, we encourage our members to also join the American Model Yachting Association (AMYA), a particularly valuable resource for new r/c model sailors.

RCMSC Membership Application Form (pdf)

RCMSC BYLAWS (pdf)

RCMSC Racing Rules (pdf)

JUST ASK US

We’re happy to provide more information about the RCMSC and our activities. Contact us and one of our Club Officers will reply. Comments about the RSMSC web page are invited as well.