Rose City Model Sailing Club News

  • Annual Meeting Upcomming – Jan 22

    Good morning sailors we are just a week away from our annual meeting. The Grange hall immediately adjacent to the pond in Tualatin will be opened at 9:30 and the meeting will commence promptly at 10am. First will be officer reports Second nominations for officer elections, Patrick is relinquishing the Facebook position and we definitely need a new officer for that.All positions are open if someone would like to step up and share the load, think about it.Voting. Trophy presentations, if you think you are in the running for a trophy please show up. This will conclude the business portion of the meeting and will be followed by open agenda items, Dick Asmus has a couple racing related items and a shore courtesy item. Please bring up any issues or concerns at this time. Christian Thompson will present a new topic for discussion related to the DF95 racing
    Think about things that you may be willing to participate in to make a greater contribution to the club’s activities. Refreshments will notprovided and we need to deal with our own garbage, if you bring it be prepared to take it with you.
    We need to vacate the hall at noon, a course will be set up at the pond for a fun sail to commence 12:30 ish. The weather last I saw is most likel dry and cool. The frostbite schedule is up on the website and most events are at Tualatin until other venues open up.
    Looking forward to another great sailing season. Gary Pietka commodore RCMSC 503 936 3320

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  • Happy Holidays to all RCMSC Members
  • RCMSC Annual Meeting

    Good morning sailors, good news the annual meeting has been set for Saturday January 22 2022 at the Winona grange immediately nw of the pond in Tualatin. This will be an indoor meeting heated w/o distractions. No refreshments provided. Winona Grange is the large light green building next to the culdesac on the nw side of the pond. Building is available at 9:30 am meeting will commence promptly at 10am and we need to clear the building at noon. We will take a short break for lunch then a fun sail for those that wish to refresh their skills. So, similar agendaas last year awards presented issues discussed and there will be a table of Ted Vansykel’s misc tools and boat stuff, bring cash two radio’s w/receivers and a lot of misc rc goodies. Also if you have an item you wish to put on the agenda reply to this email and I will try to work it in. Also if anyone would like to layout a frost bite schedule starting for early feb please submit to Stan or myself, all efforts are appreciated we will try to have it posted and ready at meeting.

    Happy Holidays!

  • PNMYC (Seattle T37 Fleet)

    Reminder Seattle Frostbite series (Nov-Jan) schedule is listed below. Time 10 to 12-ish

    1st Sunday of the month – (South Lake Union Pond)

    2nd Sunday of the month – Renton (Coulton Park)

    3rd Sunday of the month – Bellevue (Meydenbauer Bay Park)

    Fun Sail every Monday 12 to 2 South Lake Union pond

    Drop by if your in the area.

  • v2 DF95 and v7 DF65 Kits are now available

    The new upgraded winch (‘DF Sailwinch’will now be the standard winch for both the DF65 & DF95. It is a digital winch with a coreless motor, full metal gearing, dual ball bearings and rated for use at 6.6v to suit the popular LiFe rechargeable batteries. ) For now it is NOT installed in the boats, but will be provided along with the upgrade laydown stand kit for a discounted price. The next container will have the new winches preinstalled.
    We are releasing a video on easily changing out the old winch for the new one.
    The new Rigging assembly manuals for both boats are available :
    v2 DF95 Manual
    v7 DF65 Manual

  • Kirkland Sailing Club DF65 Video Here is a great 1min Video that shows the DF 65 Racing Taking place in Kirkland Every Sat 9am now through March.
  • David Allsebrook RC Sailboat Skills Seminar
  • Just for fun.

  • Interview with Mike Wyatt, President of the American Model Yachting Association – US Sailing
    Interview with Mike Wyatt, President of the American Model Yachting Association – US Sailing — Read on
  • Saturday’s fun Sail – 11/6

    Hi all, we had a very nice fun sail today with just a bit of rain before noon and from noon on it was cold and breezy but dry. About a dozen hardy souls showed and were rewarded with good winds and sunshine till around 3pm when it started clouding up again. I’ll admit I thought it was going to be miserable. Just goes to show it is always better to show up and make the best of what is available rather than listen the weather man and stay home. See you on the 21st for the last race of the summer series. – Gary

  • Seattle PNMYC Frostbite

    After a long break from the well-attended T/37 Nationals at the Seattle Yacht Club October 2nd, the Seattle Fleet of PNMYC T/37 is starting up the Frostbite series this weekend.

    Sundays instead of Saturdays. Rotating venues:

    • 1st Sunday – SLU Pond
    • 2nd Sunday – Renton Coulon
    • 3rd Sunday – Bellevue Meydenbauer Bay

    This is a scored series.


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    Dan Mathews | 425.590.7926

  • Back to Sailing at Tualatin Commons for Remaining Events

    Water level at Westmoreland Park Casting Pond is at 14 inches and dropping so the Nov 6 Fun Sail and Nov 21 Race day are moved back to Tualatin Commons. Construction is almost done and water levels are better.

  • Sailing with Astoria Yacht Club 10/10

    Fun day of sailing at the Warnock Model Boat Pond, part of the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria. Sailing RC Lasers in tight quarters. There was also a dedication ceremony for the pond. Saw Df65, Df95, T37 & T27’s on display on site. Hope to continue connection with this group, a joint sail some time – Peter

  • T37 NCR Results

    The T37 Sail Fleet held a very successful regatta hosted by the PNMYC and the assisted by the Seattle Yacht Club on Saturday, October 2nd. There were 15 boats contesting the National Championship.   The racing began shortly after 10 am and continued until just before 3 pm followed by an awards presentation of trophies.  Congratulations to Peter Conze for his fourth consecutive National Championship.  Will Lesh and Dan Newland finished with the same Net points.  Since Will had more first place finishes than Dan, Will received the Second Place trophy and Dan Third Place.  See complete scoring below. 

    We had light winds from the south and southeast in the morning. Shifty wind conditions make for tricky sailing. With a fairly short course each race was completed in about ten minutes. The afternoon wind filled in a little bit more strongly for the last few races and so we finished with some fast sailing. Overall it was a lovely day, warm with mixed sun and clouds at first and then bright sunshine towards the end of the day. 12 races were sailed.

    Allan Van Ness, a lifetime member of Seattle Yacht Club organized the event. Fred Pot did a superb job as head of Race Committee, keeping things flexible with the many necessary course changes based on the shifting wind conditions. SYC member Sue Weiss did the Sailwave scoring and Cindy Gossett, Linda Newland, Dean Shipman, Tom Condon, Art Sortland and others helped with starts and recording the finishes. Many thanks to all of the helpers who lent a hand at the event and to the SYC staff for providing support in the form of floats to sail from, tables and coffee and canopy and scoring station!

  • Race Day 9/26/21

    Hi all we had a great day for sailing and racing yesterday. The weather held off till later in the evening and we actually had more wind than in recent events. All the races were two lappers even though some got a little long. there were multiple bouy hang ups some of which were large, even I got caught (not the first time). So two issues I will bring up 

    #1 If you or your boat needs rescue bouy, tangle with another boat or mechanical failure you are not racing till it is cleared. Since you are not racing take action for your self, grab the tug or a tug, pull the bouy line sometimes works, anyone in the not racing class might help but don’t count on it. I am more than willing to help when available.

    #2 We had one incident yesterday where a DF95 collided with a T37 knocking the T37 out of position for making a rounding and spoiled the last leg for the T37. I believe this is the first instance of cross class fouling, there may have been others but this the first I am aware of. I know it was not intentional but could have been avoided. As the DF95 class grows we may well need to race all classes separately, maybe by Frostbite 2022. Until that time cross class fouling will result in the offender being disqualified for that heat this can also apply to the T37’s – Race Courteously

    If this remedy is too harsh I am open to reasonable intelligent input.  Gary.


    October 2, 2021 — Seattle Yacht Club

    Here is registration information for the T-37 National Championship Regatta.   We look forward to your participation.   

    We hope to see you at SYC on October 2nd.  All are welcome, sailors and spectators.  We need volunteers for the race committee, so if you choose not to sail, consider helping on the committee.  Please respond to me if you can help on the Race Committee. 

    Please return your registration form to:

    Allan Van Ness, Regatta Organizing Committee Chairman
    965 N LUGE Ave
    EAGLE, IDAHO  83616

    Also please be sure your AMYA membership will be current as of October 2nd, and your boat is registered with Class Secretary, Will Lesh.   Although PNMYC membership is not required for entry, this is a good opportunity to join or renew your membership with the Pacific Northwest Model Yacht Club, Local Club #294.  We appreciate your support.

    Questions?  Phone or email Allan Van Ness, Past PNMYC Commodore, Regatta Organizing Committee Chairman 206-920-2854,

  • August 7 Funsail
  • Pearls of Wisdom Will Lesh – Point High

    Useful tips on sailing point high into the wind from the T37 designer

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