The previous two articles were about very small yachts capable of being sailed solo. This short article focuses on even smaller yachts - radio controlled (RC) model yachts.
Until Googling the Net, I didn’t’ realise there were so many enthusiasts who regularly race RC yachts. One of the cheaper, user-friendly models for a beginner is the Micro Magic.* Perhaps the most popular choice for experienced RC yacht sailors is the International One Metre.
For more information, visit some of the websites listed below.
Classes of RC Yachts
*Micro Magic Class
UK Micro Magic Class Association
Micro Magic International
International One Metre Class
One Metre Class Yacht Plans
International One Metre Class Development (PDF)
Model Yachting Association
Firstimer’s Guide to setting up a Metre Boat
Cornwall Model Boats – Sailing Yachts
Westbourne Model Yachts
Model Yachts Palm Beach
International One Metre World Championships 2011 – A Fleet – Race 22
Radio Controlled Yachts
Reading Sailing Club - Model Yachts
Sedgemoor Model Boat Club