The local Oregon Model Yacht Club races Thunder Tiger Victoria
The look like simple kits, and looking over their boats, there are quite a few mods these guys make to their boats.
It looks like an easy kit to get in to sailing, and it is convenient to have an instant
venue in which to sail, and compete. I am not sure if other model yacht clubs race
this class, but it is worth checking before purchasing a sailboat.
I think it may be the "springer" of sailboats.