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