You are invited to come and watch or try your hand at sailing radio control model sailboats at Pineville Lake Park.
WHERE: We sail at the Belle Johnston Community Center Pond:
1000 Johnston RoadPineville, NC 28134
Driving directions from Charlotte NC:
WHEN: We race on most Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:30AM to 12:30PM. Occasionally we will host intra-club and/or regional Regattas at our site too.
WHAT: We race the Kyosho Seawind, Dragon Flite 95, and Soling's. We opened racing to more than one boat class due to lack of Seawind spare parts and new sailboats. Here is information about the boats from some of the manufacturers:
The SeaWind Readyset can be purchased at discounted prices on Amazon.com and other online stores (when available). It has not been readily available for a few years but the manufacturer has not discontinued production of the boat as far as we know. The SeaWind Readyset comes with pre-painted ABS hull in a blue-white color scheme and rigged ready to assemble with installed electronics and a 2.4 Ghz radio. The quality of design and fittings continue to make the SeaWind an excellent fleet boat with enough performance potential to satisfy even the most discriminating skipper. The SeaWind COA has demonstrated a strong organization with active fleets in all AMYA Regions and an active annual program of Regional and National Championship Regattas. The Class Rules tightly control the boat elements to ensure new skippers are not faced with a costly refit to be competitive while allowing minor modifications to rigging (materials and adjustment methods) to facilitate tuning and to the hatch cover to ensure watertight integrity.
The DragonFlite 95 can be purchased at the radiosailing.net website. The DragonFlite 95 by Joysway delivers a truly "Race Ready" experience. Every aspect of the DragonFlite 95 has been developed with very latest radio sailing design concepts, construction, and components for a first class radio sailing experience, right out of the box! Everything needed to sail is included in the kit, all you need to do is add batteries and go sail! (For Plug And Play model,Transmitter/receiver required!) The DragonFlite 95 uses cutting edge components not found in other manufactured RC Yacht models including:
The DragonFlite 95 is a yacht designed to be a convenient size, on and off the water. It’s light weight and long, narrow hull give it the kind of light wind performance most other radio yachts can only dream of. The downside of this lightweight design approach would normally be an inability to perform in strong winds, we have countered this by designing low aspect, lightweight rigs with careful sail plan development to ensure perfect handling balance. Even when the boat is overpowered it still remains easily controllable to windward and always has astonishing speed downwind with almost no tendency to ‘nosedive’.
If you do not have a boat and would like to try your hand or see if this is something you may like to try, we have club boats available for you to sail prior to making any investment.
Queen City Model Yacht Club
1000 Johnston Road, Pineville NC 28134
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