Our club promotes radio controlled sailboat racing in South Florida. We have sailors of all skill levels, and guests are welcome to come and sail with us any time, whether you are an experienced sailor or would just like to learn. RC sailing is a great way to learn sailing, the rules of sailboat racing, and racing tactics. We have several seasoned racers who are willing to share their experience to help others improve their skills. We often have competitive races, but the number one rule is to have fun. We always welcome new members. Even if you don't have a boat, come out and join us for a test drive.
Our club is a member (#106) of the American Model Yachting Association, AMYA, which is the national governing body of model yachting.
The RC Laser is a scaled down version of the famous "one design" Laser, the most popular "real boat" sailing class in the world. The RC Laser, however, does not require a trailer, life jackets, or hours and hours of set-up time before you can be in the water and sailing. The RC Laser was designed to be up and sailing out of the box in under 7 minutes. There is no need to learn about epoxy glues, Kevlar and Fiberglass construction, or sail design. All you need is 2 feet of water, a desire to sail, and some wind. Just snap in the keel, mast, and rudder assemblies...slip in the batteries...clip on the sails and you are ready to go. It IS that simple.The R/C Laser is destined to bring a whole new group of people to the R/C sailing world, those interested in competition without the worry of design.
For more info on the RC Laser clickhere.
The International One Meter also known as the IOM is the fastest-growing class in the world. The IOM class has a one-design rig, and has minimum weights on the keel and overall, and restricts the hull material. The net effect of these differences is that the typical cost spiral of lighter weight, and more expensive materials and manufacturing processes, is arrested. This allows amateur designers and builders a chance to design and build with little concern that they are building in a disadvantage due to weight. This is a feature not found in any existing AMYA class, and is one of the reasons that the class is so popular around the world.
For more info on the IOM clickhere.
Currently we mainly sail 2 classes of boats; the International One Meter , and the RC Laser.
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