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Building Session #4 Saturday, February 25, 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM

1 Lloyd Rd., Euclid, OH for Reservation, call Larry Lamphier at the number shown to the right on this site.

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Mar 2017
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Larry Lamphier
Vice Commodore:
Wayne Forbes
Secretary Treasurer:
Dan Jarold
Board Mbr at Large:
Dave Steger
Sailing Director:
Steve Sears
Tom Brackett
Wayne Forbes
Paul Gersin
Bob Green
Jim Hogan
Dan Jarold
Dave Karpuszka
Larry Lamphier
Nick Lessick
Wally Otto
Ron Raubenstraw
Doug Rieger
Tom Schreiber
Bob Schuster
Steve Sears
Dave Steger
Bob Valentine
Larry Ward
Mike Wyatt
Alan Zelina
Assoc. Members:
Al Daviso
Frankie Novak
David Querin
John Richmond
Darlene Schreiber

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Soling 1 Meter Class Assn.

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Soling 1 Meter Yahoo Group Site

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Cleveland Model Boat Club

RC Sailing Club of Cincinnati

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HiTec RC, servos & info

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Victor Model Products

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AMYA Club #255 Western Reserve Model Yacht Club
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Since 2007 - Northeast Ohio, USA



WHO? Western Reserve Model Yacht Club model sailing hobbyists, who build, sail and race RC model boats.

WHERE? Northeast Ohio, at BSA Camp Stigwandish, Madison, OH- about 3 miles off I-90 Exit 212.

WHAT? We build, sail, and race a variety of model sailboats. Club members race the Victor Model Products Soling 1 Meter- a 40", 10 lb. boat built from a kit, bought used, or ready-built by the factory OR from local builders. Solings are all identical or nearly so, built from the same kit, and under the Soling 1 Meter Class Rules. This makes the racing equal, and fun.

WHEN? Racing - mid-April through October, FUN sailing through the whole season.



Please contact Commodore Larry Lamphier at 440-346-0402


Vice Commodore Wayne Forbes at 440- 639- 1085

for club information.


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Elvis the Alligator

So... Frankie and I were tuning and practicing with our Micro Magics, outside the condo. We noticed that "Elvis" the alligator that is frequently in the pond, was making his way out OUR way. We sailed over near him, and he dived- coming up UNDER my boat in what seemed like an attack. Whoa!!! I turned tail and ran to the right on a beam reach as fast as the boat would go. Then he seemed to divert his path to starboard- toward MY white Micro Magic. I sailed away, and he followed, ever closer to ol' # 65. He was swimming at the same speed as the MM was sailing, then seemed to speed up as I continued right.

The boat was heading into a corner- I had no option- I thought the boat was a goner. So I hotfooted over by land, and grabbed the boat as it reached shore. Elvis turned and went back out to the center - toward Frankie's MM.

I walked back, and then Frankie decided to play around with Elvis a little as he took pictures (the one below.)

I re-launched my boat, and Elvis immediately turned toward it, chasing it this time to the left. More of the same- but he seemed to be a tad bit faster this time and you could see the shadow of his body and tail more so, the faster he swam. Was he planing?

MM 65 again sailed toward the other corner (I didn't dare turn out away from land) and I again hot footed it over to snatch the boat before he got to it.

Why?? Why did he pursue MY boat but not Frankie's?? Near as I can figure he must have thought it was a bird- maybe an injured bird since it didn't take off and fly away. Frankie's boat is yellow, and mine white. Hmmmmmm.

Frankie toys with Elvis


2/11/17- Story by Dave Steger

The third build clinic featured several members reporting on their progress.

Jim Hogan had pictures of his hull alignment fixture. He hopes to have the keel attached in the coming days before he heads down to Florida to meet up with Mike Wyatt for some match racing with his old boat.

Bob Green brought along his kit with the keel sanded, partially cemented with MEK and ready for fiberglass reinforcement at the base. Bob Valentine aided in the procedure and the team of "Ballast by Bob" was born. A photo of the duo in action is attached.

Bob Green (L) and Bob Valentine (R) pour a Soling keel. Pic by Dave Steger

Wayne Forbes and Larry Lamphier both announced they are considering fabricating a run of 8 to 10 new wooden masts if anyone was interested in having a spare.


2/9/17- Dave Steger has been appointed as Board Member at Large, replacing John Richmond, Immediate Past Commodore. John resigned as he has moved to Amelia Island, FL.

WRMYC thanks John Richmond for his service to the club. He joined in 2008, the first year the club existed. John served as Commodore (2014- 15), Regatta Manager (2013), Regatta RD (2013), plus made Windicators, which the club sold for three years to complement the treasury.

Dave joined WRMYC just last year, and comes to the Board with a wide experience in sailing, yacht clubs, club management, and race organizing. He is also on the Board of the Fine Arts Assn. of Willoughby, OH. Dave will serve as the fourth WRMYC Board Member through Larry Lamphier's term (which ends Dec. 31 2017). If Larry runs for a second term, and is elected, then Larry will appoint a fourth Board Member at Large at that time, to serve through his (Larry's) second term. That Member could be Dave, or another.


2/6/17- New file added to the "Downloads"- Soling 1 Meter Registration process, form, and sail numbering. Go to "WRMYC DOWNLOADS" and scroll down to the Technical Section.


11-7-16: WRMYC Has a Facebook Group Page!!!:

WRMYC 2017 Calendar of Events


WRMYC Build Clinics- Again This Winter!!!

(photo by Larry Lamphier)

How do these "Building Clinics" work??

1. Contact Larry Lamphier for the latest details on the clinics. 440-346-0402

2. Go to Toy N Hobby HQ in Geneva, OH. Tell them you want to build a Soling- they have the kits, and all the supplies.

You can buy what you need in three phases:

- The kit, CA glues, sandpaper, Exacto Knife.

Then in February-

- The servos, small screwdrivers, paint.

Finally, in March-

- The "radio" and receiver, battery pack, and charger.

While you're there- buy a Model Yachting magazine (the issue he has in stock features the Soling).

WRMYC experts guide you through your Soling build, and help you toward a strong, fast Soling for next spring and summer. We do all the tricky parts as a group, and you do the painting etc. at home in between sessions.

These Saturday sessions will be held in January, February, and March.See Calendar (to the right) for times and location!!


Call Larry Lamphier for reservation/ intent. 440-346-0402


February 2017

Sat. 25 Building Clinic - 1 Lloyd Rd., Euclid, OH 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM

March 2017

Sat. 11 Building Clinic

Sat. 25 Building Clinic


Saturday, April 15th, 11:00 AM Sea Trials- Painesville Recreation Park

 2017 Racing Program Dates


WRMYC 2017 Racing Season: (Saturdays in BOLD; Tuesdays plain text)

Sat., April 22nd,10:30 AM- BSA Camp Stigwandish

Tues., April 25th, 5:00 PM- BSA Camp Stigwandish

Sat., April 29th,10:30 AM- BSA Camp Stigwandish



Tues., May 2nd, 5:00 PM- BSA Camp Stigwandish

Tues., May 9th, 5:00 PM- BSA Camp Stigwandish

Saturday, May 14, At BSA Camp Stigwandish, Madison, OH: 10:30 AM

Tues., May 16th, 5:00 PM- BSA Camp Stigwandish

Tues., May 23rd, 5:00 PM- BSA Camp Stigwandish

Saturday, May 28, At BSA Camp Stigwandish, Madison, OH: 10:30 AM

Tues., May 30th, 5:00 PM- BSA Camp Stigwandish



Tues., June 6th, 5:00 PM- BSA Camp Stigwandish

Saturday, June 10th, At BSA Camp Stigwandish, Madison, OH: 10:30 AM

Tues., June 13th, 5:00 PM- BSA Camp Stigwandish

Sat- Sun., June 17- 18; Region 4 Soling 1 Meter Regional Championship Deer Meadow Park, 4321 Pinnacle Road, Moraine (Dayton), OH. Hosted by Moraine MYC.

Tues., June 20th, 5:00 PM- BSA Camp Stigwandish

Saturday, June 24th, At BSA Camp Stigwandish, Madison, OH: 10:30 AM

Tues., June 27th, 5:00 PM- BSA Camp Stigwandish



Tues., July 4th, 5:00 PM- BSA Camp Stigwandish

Saturday, July 8th, At BSA Camp Stigwandish, Madison, OH: 10:30 AM

Tues., July 11th, 5:00 PM- BSA Camp Stigwandish

Tues., July 18th, 5:00 PM- BSA Camp Stigwandish

Saturday, July 22nd, At BSA Camp Stigwandish, Madison, OH: 10:30 AM

Tues., July 25th, 5:00 PM- BSA Camp Stigwandish

Saturday, July 29th, At BSA Camp Stigwandish, Madison, OH: 10:30 AM


Sat. 21- Sun. 22 Soling 1 Meter National Championship Regatta, The Villages, FL

Mike (L) and Larry (R) Put a Deck on a Soling

Lake County News Herald Picture (C)- 2014)


Our Boats

WRMYC fleet racing uses our Soling 1 Meters.


Soling 1 Meter One-Design- model yachts... the ideal boat for sailors at all levels:

for beginners, the S1M is a cost-effective first boat.

for modelers, the S1M Kit is a straightforward (but not easy) build;

... for seasoned sailors the S1M is challenging to tune, and offers competition at every level- local, Regional, and National.

The Crossing- Sept 10 Pic by Steve Sears

S1M # 2648 (Brian Verdi Picture)


Buy OR Build!! OR Buy AND Build!!

Buy a used Soling, so you get to sail WHILE you build your Kit!! THEN- sell the original boat- you'll likely get at least as much as you paid, maybe even a few dollars more, if you made improvements.


The club also has a limited number of refurbished Solings for those wanting to sail with us; for available boats: contact:

Commodore Larry Lamphier



For sale by WRMYC Members


White deck over blue hull, Victor sails, 1-pc. spruce mast, fixed keel.

Built by a very good, precise builder. Includes stand, and Spektrum receiver- no transmitter.

$ 400

The fixed keel makes shipping a risk. The boat needs to be picked up in the Cleveland area- Call Wally at 440-205-8940.



Soling 50- #69- fiberglass Vortex very good shape. White deck over white hull. Incl. Spektrum receiver and stand. The boat sails great, but I have TWO!!

$ 450.00. Pickup ONLY! in Cleveland Area.

Contact Mike Wyatt-, 440-478-8208.

NE Ohio: Toy N Hobby HQ

775 South Broadway Ave. Geneva, OH 44041 440-466-0696

Internet pricing - Victor Parts - S1M Kits


45,000+ Hits!!!! The number below left reset at 45,000 Hits!! Thanks!!

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phone: 440-478-8208

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