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Building Session #2 Saturday, January 28 Jane and Dave Steger's home, 1 Lloyd Rd., Euclid, OH. 10 AM- 1 PM.

for Reservation, call Larry Lamphier at the number shown to the right on this site.

January 2017
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Larry Lamphier
Vice Commodore:
Wayne Forbes
Secretary Treasurer:
Dan Jarold
Sailing Director- 2017:
Steve Sears
Tom Brackett
Wayne Forbes
Paul Gersin
Bob Green
Jim Hogan
Dan Jarold
Dave Karpuszka
Thad Lamphier
Larry Lamphier
Rick Lawler
Nick Lessick
Wally Otto
David Querin
Ron Raubenstraw
John Richmond
Doug Rieger
Darlene Schreiber
Tom Schreiber
Bob Schuster
Steve Sears
Dave Steger
Bob Valentine
Larry Ward
Mike Wyatt
Alan Zelina

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



WHO? The Western Reserve Model Yacht Club is a group of model sailing hobbyists, who build, sail and race RC model boats.

WHERE? Northeast Ohio. We sail 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 is from mid-April through October, BUT we also build boats as a group several Saturdays over the winter months.



Please contact Commodore Larry Lamphier at 440-346-0402


Vice Commodore Wayne Forbes at 440- 639- 1085

for club information.


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Build Session #1- January 14, 2017

(Story by Dave Steger) The first build session of 2017 was held at the home of Jane and Dave Steger with seven modelers attending the event. Topics of discussion included Bob Valentines Victor "Black Magic" America's Cup (IACC) kit, charging batteries, configuring the EOS Sentry battery checker and the first steps to building the Soling 1M.

Wayne Forbes, Tom Schreiber and Larry Lamphier all offered up great tips on the first steps to building a new boat. Jim Hogan and Bob Green brought their S1M kits along which showed some interesting variances in the decks when comparing the two models. Jim had purchased a "Lower Boat Kit" and Bob brought a "complete" kit. Wayne walked through the key steps in building a good keel and rudder including how to use MEK when "welding" parts together. Several have joined together to purchase 25 pounds of lead shot for their boats and will work to get keels and rudders ready for the next session. Time was spent marking key measurements on the hulls. Wayne's hull fixture may make an appearance at the next session.

Of course the conversation ping ponged on several topics including bulkheads - no bulkheads, flange - no flange, etc., not to mention hollow brass rudder post, solid brass rudder post and Jim Hogan's aluminum knitting needle rudder post. I didn't catch what size knitting needle he brought along.

While leaving the first time builders a bit overwhelmed, the best part of these sessions is listening to all the input and ideas.

"Admiral" Tom Schreiber has added another boat to his fleet by purchasing a vintage boat that was brought to the session. This is a great example of sailing models of the past (before RC) with "vane Steering"- a weather helm compensating self steering system using classic brass rigging fittings. He plans to stabilize a few of the plywood ribs and preserve it as a way to provide a snap shot back to how models where made years ago.


BUILD SEASON!!! Updated 1/14/17

Now is a great time to start your building projects!! Many have extra time off, weather is way too cold and water is way too hard to go sailing.

An amazing number of Projects underway:

Wayne Forbes: Building a Micro Magic kit, refitting a Soling 50

Bob Green- Building a Soling 1 Meter kit

Jim Hogan: Building a Soling 1 Meter Lower Boat Kit (hull, deck, rudder, keel and interior) to transfer his rig from #130

Dan Jarold: Building a Micro Magic kit

Rick Lawler: bringing "The HULK" Soling 1 Meter back to life!!!

Tom Schreiber: refurbishing a Soling 1 Meter, refitting a Soling 50, and restoring a vane-steered pond model

Bob Schuster: Building a NEW Soling 1 Meter, refitting a Soling 50

Mike Wyatt: Completed: Soling 1 Meter Club Boat #2249; NEW Soling 1 Meter display boat at Toy N Hobby HQ (on display as of Mon., Dec. 19)

Alan Zelina: Building a Micro Magic kit

How about YOU?? What are you working on in the way of model sailing??


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

Sat. Jan. 28 Building Clinic #2- Jane and Dave Steger's home, 1 Lloyd Rd., Euclid, OH.

February 2017

Sat. 11 Building Clinic

Sat. 25 Building Clinic

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

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

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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