Makeup Fun Sail Sept 20 Noon

RCMSC will have a make-up sail at Tualatin Commons noon Sunday Sept 20 at noon. Come one come all, with whatever boat you like, or even without a boat! We will be sailing regardless of the conditions.

August 8 Fun Sail Was Fun!

Saturday turned out to be a very nice day for being outside enjoying the weather. The winds were generally good with some great freshets and the usual lulls in the most critical moments. A couple of buy standers were given an opportunity to try out the t37s for the first time and showed some real interest in what was going on and both either have or have had real boats in their lives. they seemed to really have fun with the RC versions. Next event is on  sunday August 23rd it will be our second points race of the season and boy do I need a lot of practice. Tune your boats up we’ll see you then. P.S. Dan Benny could use some help getting his dragon rebound and up for the race if anyone has some time or is willing to help drop me a note and I will get you in touch.  Gary

Race Series #2 8/2

We had a beautiful race day today at Tualatin commons with an awesome turnout. Finally had one more Dragon than t37 but still a really strong showing from both classes. Competition was keen as was evident by the high number of restarts due to half the fleet over early and both fleets were equally guilty. Patrick Estenes sacrificed a day of racing and called the line and recorded the results giving everyone else the chance to sail w/o encumbrances. Dan finally got his Dragon in the water and identified some more issues to be corrected. Curt sailed a loaner t37 as his boats power initiator failed at the very beginning. Curt is abdicating his position as Dragon fleet Capt. so we need someone else to step up and take on that position. It is mostly someone who is familiar with the class and willing to assist new members with technical issues and maybe help keep us abreast of issues related with the class. A new face appeared today,  Mike brought a dragon and got initiated today we hope to see him at the next fun sail Saturday sept the 12th at Tualatin. Good times see you all in a couple weeks on the 12th    Gary

July 26 – First Series Race

Series #1 Races for DF65s and T37s. A steady and some times gusty northerly wind provided for 2 lap races and some submarining by the boats!!! Race finishes were close and competitive. We finished up just as it was getting hot!! Even had a Footy on the water!!Next event is a Fun Sail on August 8th at noon at Tualatin Commons.

June 13 fun sail

So we had 14 sailors show up for some very pleasant sailing with erratic wind. A couple races were nearly completed with full wind start to finish but it was rare. One of the power boat squadron showed up and sailed my loaner t37 and she won the race for the t37 class. Dave Anderson’s boat suffered a rudder failure after a collision so the tug was deployed a gentleman was sailing a soling from the other side of the pond and did quite well until he also had a rudder issue and the tug was again deployed. I lost the hatch off my Racing Sparrow so back into the shop it goes.  Next event is July26th Sunday and will be a points race for what is left of our summer series.  Stan will be handling the marks and whatnot so if someone can show a little early and help with the set up that will be much appreciated.  Racing starts at NOON.  Stewart and friends came down from White Salmon again to sail with us. All in all a nice day at the pond.. gary

We are sailing again!

We had 15-16 people show up for today’s sailing and had much more pleasant weather than expected. Stuart  brought some friends from White Salmon with him who brought some beautiful power boats. We managed 12 boats on the water for a lot of casual sailing in very unstable and unpredictable wind conditions. Much better than the drowning we had a couple weeks ago. Our next scheduled event is Saturday July the 11th for another fun sail then 2 weeks later Sunday July the 26th will be our first scoring racing day in the abbreviated covid sailing schedule. So get in as much practice as possible and tune the heck out of your equipment and we’ll try to make the best of the rest of the season.  Gary

Schedule update – sailing on June 13!

Greetings sailors,

It’s good news/bad news: The fun sail scheduled for Sunday, May 31 has been
canceled.

The good news is that Washington County, will reopen to Phase 1 on June 1, allowing us to
sail on June 13 at Tualatin, provided we follow recommended safe practices.
We don’t know when Westmoreland will open. Stay tuned.

-Stan McKay

May 23 Event Cancelation

Greetings sailors,

The Portland Model Power Boat Association has canceled the remainder of their events.
Our situation hasn’t changed, so the. May 23 joint float/fun sail is canceled.
-Stan

Event Schedule Update:

The May 3 RCMSC sailing event has been canceled. The annual meeting, originally scheduled for April, has been postponed for the time being.
If you have alkaline batteries stored inside your boat or radio, now is a good time to remove them.