Sailing with RCMSC

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 THE RCMSC  SAILING SCHEDULE

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.

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SAILING RESOURCES

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.

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RACING ESSENTIALS

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

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

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

FOOTY REGISTRAR: Footys are registered through Bill Hagerup, the AMYA Footy Class Secretary.

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

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.

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EVENTS

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.

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