|Aug 24, 2014, 02:51 PM|
2014 United States Vintage Model Yachting Days Spt 25th-28th.
I just found out today that there is a national model yachting regatta being held at Marsh Creek State Park in Southeastern Pennsylvania Sept. 25-28th. There is a schooner sub-set to this organization!
I emailed the contact person about the event and to confirm that schooners are a part of this. On Friday morning, of this multiple day event, the schooners are racing.
The schooner rule in the NOR (Notice of Race) is:
Traditional schooners are those built to the original USVMYG schooner rules: That is, a scale model of a real schooner designed or built before 1940, with no design modifications to enhance performance, except that the rudder may be enlarged 50% to enhance steering with radio control. Fin and bulbs will be allowed and will be scored separately.
And, you do not need to be a member of the organization to participate! Although there is a very nice newsletter published 2 to 3 times per year that comes with membership.
The link to the NOR and other docs is:
You can sign up online which must be done by September 1st.
I'm no racer but it would be fun to participate.
|Sep 26, 2014, 04:05 PM|
I attended the first day and half of this four day event.
The first day was model skipjacks and "others". It was great to see the skipjacks and I have a video of the start of the first of seven wet windy races. Unfortunately, there were no entries in the "other" category. This could have been any vintage designed sailboat that is not a schooner. Schooners had a separate race day which I lamely competed in with my cargo vessel...Chesapeake Bay ram schooner. I posted a brief video of that sailing on its Build Log.
The second video is one of the last starts of the schooners. By this time, the fleet had dwindled down a bit due to weather issues....like me!
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