Cumberland Valley Model Yacht Club
CVMYC EC-12 Regatta September 19, 2019
We will host an EC12 one day Regatta Sat 10/19/19. It will be part of the EC12 Colonial Cup Series and we will likely draw regional skippers from other clubs. Mike C agrees to plan the trophies, Jarl will discuss event with Dave Branning, AMYA Region2 Director to approve the date. Jarl will try to arrange for an experienced Race Director but we will rely on club members who do not have EC12s to provide support for scoring and logistics so plan on being there and help our club look good.
Other EC12 events in Midatlantic are NJ Liberty Bell 3/30, Spring Lake NJ 5/18-19, Annapolis MD 8/24-25.
The Cumberland Valley Model Yacht Club (CVMYC) is a group of model sailboat enthusiasts who enjoy radio control model sailboat racing. The club welcomes members young and old.
We are an exciting model sailboat racing club. We will sail our remote-controlled boats on the lake in City Park, Hagerstown, Maryland during the sailing season from April-October. It has been said by the radio controlled sailing community that this lake is one of the finest on the East Coast.
Many remote-control sailors have had some experience with "big boat" sailing or with radio controlled cars or airplanes, but such experience is not necessary to enjoy this hobby. We are also attracting newcomers to the sport. The two classes we race are the Dragon Force 65's and the EC-12's. If you have a different model yacht, you are welcome on one of our informal sailing days, but you will not be able to race with us.
Remote-controlled sailboats are quiet and clean. They are powered only by the wind. These sailboats have no motors or propellers. The transmitters and receivers are battery powered. Competition arises from how well you can "tune" your boat (that is, adjust the shape of the sails), and how accurately you can navigate the breezes and make your way around the course.
We use a start clock for the countdown and race around marker buoys in a set course.
Morning races are for the Dragon Force 65 skippers. These are smaller yachts that can be purchased in the form of a kit. They are peppy and fun to sail, as well as easy to store and can fit into the back seat of an economy car.
Afternoon races with the EC-12s are competitive on our large lake and well-made race course. The EC-12 model is a larger craft that is more expensive to purchase, and requires more storage space and a larger auto to transport. Our EC-12 fleet is growing, and perhaps other skippers would consider joining our club just for this event.
We have informal practice sailing time. The times include Wednesday afternoons from 1-3 (Call or text Jack Adams at 304-886-5209 if you want to attend) and every fourth Saturday of the month, from 10:30 am until the participants get tired.
If you are interested, come see us in action, and the chances are good that you will get to try out sailing on your own that day. We are a very friendly club and welcome bystanders. We gather down the hill from the Art Museum. Directions here.
Dragon Force 65 sailing includes purchasing and assembly of a kit with transmitter and receiver. These kits may be bought from Dragon Sailing and cost around $225, when you add in the purchase of a shortened keel. Information about purchasing the Dragon Force 65 is here. If you are interested in sailing an EC-12, talk to Jarl, our commodore.
Our EC-12 Fleet is Expanding!
Our races are attracting EC-12 skippers. One, by one, our members are purchasing their own EC-12's in order to participate in the afternoon racing. If you are an EC-12 owner, give some thought to joining our club and getting in on the action!
One of our members, Jarl Wathne, has been acquiring used EC-12's so that anyone who wants to race them can purchase one easily from him at a fair price. Contact him via the "Contact" panel on the menu.