Cumberland Valley Model Yacht Club
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.