Archive for Sail

Michigan’s Fidler Stars in 2015 Ontario Dragon Force Championship

By Michael Steele, Race Director My English grandmother was an eternal optimist. Whenever faced with any adversity, she would come out with a flurry of cheery statements such as “Mustn’t grumble, could be worse.” Or my personal favourite, ”It will be better on the day!” This is a phrase I repeated often in the week […]

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One Vic Sailor’s Story

From CRYA newsletter Fall 2014 Radio sailboat racing is not something that comes as an immediate skill. There are great sailors and folks who are good at operating anything controlled by a radio, but racing these boats to win requires a unique set of skills. From building a solid and tunable boat, understanding tactics, and […]

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Regatta Report— 2014 Victoria Class Ontario Regionals

By Michael Steele From CRYA newsletter Fall 2014 Victoria class racing in Ontario has become quite a competitive affair in recent years. With a full compliment of sailors racing on a regular basis, winning a local Victoria club regatta is hard enough, but winning the Ontario Victoria Regionals puts you firmly at the head of […]

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John McKinney – CRYA Skipper Profile

By Michael Steele From CRYA Newsletter Winter 2014 This month we profile the new Victoria Class Secretary, John Mckinney from Woodstock, Ontario. John has been extremely active in the model yachting community over the last four years, racing in 5 different classes on both sides of the border. He has recently become the Victoria Class […]

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Regatta Report: 2014 Soling One Meter Canadian National Regatta

From CRYA newsletter Summer 2014 Twenty-six skippers from across Canada and the United States gathered in Mississauga on June 21 and 22 for the 2014 Soling One Meter Canadian National Championship Regatta. The event, which was hosted by the Metro Marine Modellers (MMM) of Toronto, was held at the Douglas Kennedy Park on Lakefront Promenade […]

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Soling Nationals Reported in Mississauga News – June 25

See the full story and other pictures from the article at: http://m.mississauga.com/community-story/4598314-there-s-no-messing-about-in-boats-at-model-regatta/ Many thanks to all of the volunteers that made it such a successful event. And thanks to Rick Levick’s – Sailing Captain for his efforts for getting the Mississauga News out and the MMM into the news. (The pictures are courtesy of Mississauga News […]

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R/C Group Maps

John Newcombe (Kawartha Marine Modelers) sent this one along to us. He found this web site, for what its worth,  showing where hobby shops and sites for r/c planes, boats etc. are located. It may be handy. It’s like the google maps in Hobby mode  ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD …check this out click RC Group Maps […]

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An old video from the Hobby Show

While doing some work on “YouTube” I located an old video that Rawle Liverpool (Pat) shot at one of the Hobby Shows. This is a great video showing a lot of the boats well the ones that can be run in a indoor pool.  The Show was narrated by the late Ray Davidson Check it […]

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