Cumberland Valley Model Yacht Club

 

We are a newly formed and exciting remote-controlled model sailboat racing club. We will sail our remote-controlled (r/c) boats on the lake in City Park, Hagerstown, Maryland, during the sailing season from April-October. It has been said by the r/c sailing community that this lake is one of the finest on the East Coast.

Fun Sailing Dragon Force RG 65's around our home lake at Hagerstown City Park

The rudder and sails are radio controlled, but the boats are propelled by the wind, just like a full sized sailboat.

 

 The Cumberland Valley Model Yacht Club is open to the young and old. Many remote-control sailors have had some experience with "big boat" sailing or with r/c cars or airplanes. But such experience is not necessary to enjoy this hobby.

Remote-controlled sailboats are eco-friendly – quiet and clean. They are powered only by the wind. R/C sailboats have no motors or propellers and do not pollute.

Model yachts being sprayed in a fountain

A major goal of the club is to compete in a friendly atmosphere. We use a start clock for the countdown clock and race around marker buoys in a set course. We may race anywhere from 8-18 races per day.

Our club members are eager to help new members get started with this serene and also adrenaline-rushing hobby.

Geese and a model yacht

Remote-control sailing includes designing and building model boats for some sailors or the purchasing of a new almost-ready-to-sail boat kit with radio. Boat kits may be bought from our local hobby shop and cost around $175-$200.

 Model yacht racing on a serene day

Remote-control model yacht sailing is a hobby to have fun with a group of friends and fellow enthusiasts. To join the Cumberland Valley Model Yacht Club, one Is Also required to join the American Model Yachting Association. This organization is the national organization for modeling guiding in the United States. It publishes a quarterly magazine dedicated to model guiding, and oversees national and regional championships in over 20 classes of yachts.

For further information on joining, go here.

Exciting model yacht race