Sailing with RCMSC

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The RCMSC Sailing Schedule emphasizes weekend sails and has been planned to complement the racing schedule of the neighboring Oregon Model Yacht Club (OMYC). Our primary venues are the Tualatin Commons Pond and the Westmoreland Casting Pond, both in the Portland Metro area.

Racing results will be published initially in our NEWS POSTS in the week following a race. Final results will be posted at our RACE RESULTS Page.



The AMYA offers an online Glossary of sailing terms with its Sailing Definitions.

Two useful introductions to the theory of sailing are the AMYA’s Sails: the Source of Power by Rod Carr, and the Sailing Manual (particularly  the section on “Basic Sail Theory and Concepts”).

Stan Ogden, Bakersfield Model Yacht Club in California, offers tips about coordinating radio control of sails and rudder in Sailing Faster (for Reasonably New Skippers).

The RCMSC occasionally uses “The Internet Course,” a course devised for testing performance of Footy designs worldwide. Details are at FOOTY Class R/C Sailboat: Footy Internet Course.



In order to race in American Model Yachting Association (AMYA) sanctioned regattas, r/c model sailboats must be registered with the AMYA.

T37 REGISTRAR:  Will Lesh, T37 designer and Class Secretary also acts as Registrar. Contact Will at the AMYA T37 Class Page.

DF65 REGISTRAR:  Darrell Krasoski, is DF65 Class Secretary registration is via the DF65 USA website. The DF65 is also a Class legal RG65 boat, but RSMSC boats race as DF65. Contact DF65 USA at the DF65 USA Boat/Sail Registry .

MICRO MAGIC REGISTRAR: These model yachts may be registered with the US Micro Magic Class Secretary, Greg Norris, through the US Micro Magic Class Owners Association (Application).

FOOTY REGISTRAR: Footys are registered through Brian Mau, the AMYA Footy Class Secretary.


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. 

An excellent online Guide to Getting Started in Racing has been published by the Duke City Model Yacht Club in New Mexico.

The AMYA provides a summary list of the basic racing rules for r/c model sailboats with its Sloop Boats memory card (small enough to slip into a pocket and carry as a ready-reference).

An online animated game, Play the Rules by Uli & Wolfi Finckh, allows users to test or hone their racing rules knowledge.

See our LINKS Page for additional resources.



To promote our club  to r/c model yacht sailors in the Pacific Northwest, 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 club outings will be posted at our EVENTS Page or on our NEWS POSTS.