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Saturday May 28- Painesville Rec Park


Tuesday May 31

Camp Stigwandish, Madison, 5:00 PM


Saturday, May 28 Race Day #4!!!

Painesville Recreation Park, Latimore St., Painesville, 10:30 AM.


May 2016
June 2016
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11:00am-2:30pm Painesville Kiwans Recreation Park

10:00am-11:00am Hosted at Painesville Kiwanis Recreation Park., All interested Soling 1 Meter sailors.

Tuesday May 31
5:00pm-8:00pm Every Tuesday, 5:00 PM, at BSA Camp Stigwandish, Ross Rd., Madison, OH


Commodore- Term expires 12/31/17:
Larry Lamphier
Vice Commodore: Term Expires 12/31/16:
Wayne Forbes
Secretary Treasurer: Term Expires 12/31/16:
Dan Jarold
Immed. Past Commodore:
John Richmond
Tom Brackett
Al Daviso
Wayne Forbes
Paul Gersin
Jim Hogan
Dan Jarold
Dave Karpuszka
Thad Lamphier
Larry Lamphier
Nick Lessick
Wally Otto
David Querin
Ron Raubenstraw
John Richmond
Tom Schreiber
Bob Schuster
Steve Sears
Dave Steger
Bob Valentine
Larry Ward
Mike Wyatt
Alan Zelina

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Communications and Information

AMYA Region 4 Yahoo Group

Soling 1 Meter Yahoo Group Site

Club Websites

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Cleveland Model Boat Club

RC Sailing Club of Cincinnati

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BSA GWR Council- Our hosts

City of Painesville- Our Hosts

Video- Wednesday Night

May 2016 Fun Day Video

YouTube Presentation Wed 7/15/15

Lake Co. News Herald article


HiTec RC, servos & info

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Victor Model Products

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Since 2007 - Northeast Ohio, USA

Latest: 05/17/16 -Tuesday May 17 Results ("NEWS")     


Visitors to WRMYC events are always welcome. The club holds Open House sailing events monthly, when Guests can bring ANY RC sailing model and sail.

Guests are also welcome to race Soling 1 Meters with the club. For new sailors, we often invoke the "New Guy Rules", which are that basically, new sailors always have the right of way (so you don't have to know the Racing Rules of Sailing!). We'll let you get away with this for a couple of times, anyway.

Please contact Commodore Larry Lamphier (440-352- 6349) or Vice Commodore Wayne Forbes (440- 639- 1085) to arrange for a Soling 1 Meter to be present for you to try.

See the Calendar of Events section for Open House, as well as race event dates and locations.


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Posted 5/25/16: May 24. Tuesday Night Story:

The night was forecast to be clear (it was), winds about 7 MPH (may have been a reach), and warm. So, we had a total of 11 boats on the water, to enjoy the (finally) great weather. But what started out as about 7 MPH deteriorated to absolute drifters for the past three races; still, you have to learn to make the boat go when it doesn't want to!!!

(Adjust sails farther out, don't ADD shape- in drifters, the sails work better if they are flat but out further. Boat handling: make a slight adjustment, and WAIT for it to take effect; go toward clear air; then once you are moving do everything to KEEP moving!!)

Bob Schuster sailing HIS boat, did very well, scoring an average finish of just 3.50, but with only 1 win out of the 12 races. BUT, Bob also had 4 seconds, 2 thirds, plus 1-4th place finish. So, Schuster was more consistent, and in the top 3 for 7 out of 12 races. In second, was Mike Wyatt with 5 wins, but NO seconds, 3- thirds, no 4ths and some bad races down in the 8s- 11's.

Third Place went to Series Leader Wayne Forbes, who found his Series lead falling to just .002 average points (2.966 to 2.968) over Mike Wyatt after the first 5 race dates.

All in all, an exciting night, though pretty calm. It was great to have 11 boats out, but also our old friends John Richmond, and Larry Lamphier, both out tonight for the first time in 2016. Also of note- Paul Gersin did quite well, placing 4th overall on the night.

Note: several left early- taking 12's for the last three or four races; that killed their scores for the evening.

Also, Fleet status is shown; remember, at this point, NO discards have been applied to the total Series scores. Effective with NEXT week, May 31, we discard 1 for 6 until the Silver Fleeters have completed 14 race dates (planned for 8/9/16), THEN each night another discard is applied through the rest of the season.

1. B. Schuster....... 3.58..Gold

2. M. Wyatt.......... 3.92..Gold

3. W. Forbes......... 4.25..Gold

4. P. Gersin......... 4.58..Silver

5. S. Sears.......... 4.83..Gold

6. J. Hogan.......... 5.83..Gold

7. L. Lamphier....... 6.25..Gold

8. N. Lessick........ 6.58..Silver

9. W. Otto........... 6.92..Silver

10. D. Jarold......... 7.00..Silver

11. J. Richmond....... 8.17..Gold


Windicators: earlier, we announced that the Windicator family was on vacation over the winter months, in Florida. Just yesterday, we heard back that they have retired, permanently, and will no longer be available. Sorry!!!


5/21/16: New Link added to the website: Brighton Boat Works;, a California-based supplier of RC racing class hulls and rigs, for IOM's, RG-65's, and even Marbleheads.

Along with these, BBW sells high-end RC sailing parts, many of which are hard to find and suitable for Soling 1 Meter use. Example- check out the laser-cut sail arms!! Anyway, I just ordered some stuff from them: the delivery was fast, and I thought the prices were fair. AND: a free gift: an official BBW cloth retractable measuring tape!! Have a look at Brighton Boat Works, and also the other suppliers (Victor and Leading Edge) that we link.


5/21/16: UPDATED: the "WRMYC Downloads" documents (New Boat Recommendations, Electronics and Batteries) were both updated to include the new Spektrum transmitter line, and remove references to the DX5-e.


WRMYC 2016 Calendar of Events
Updated 6/28/2016


2016 Remaining Dates:

May 2016

28 Saturday - Race Date 4, 11:00 AM Rec Park, RD:Daviso

Tuesday 31- BSA Camp Stigwandish

June 2016

Saturday-Sunday 4 - 5 Cincinnati:RCSCC "First Chance" Regatta;

contact Bob Bottenhorn

Tuesday 7- BSA Camp Stigwandish

11 Saturday - Race Date 5, 11:00 AM Rec Park RD: Lessick

Saturday 18- Open House Sailing Event Painesville Rec Park

Tuesday June 14- BSA Camp Stigwandish

Tuesday 21- BSA Camp Stigwandish

25 Saturday- Race Date 6, 11:00 AM Rec Park RD:B. Schuster

Tuesday 28- BSA Camp Stigwandish

July 2016

Tuesday 5- BSA Camp Stigwandish

9 Saturday- Race Date 7 at Painesville Rec Park Tuesday 12- BSA Camp Stigwandish

Saturday 16- Open House Sailing Event at Painesville Rec Park

LAST Rec Park Date of 2016.All racing starting July 23 - Nov. 1 at BSA Camp Stigwandish, Ross Rd., Madison, OH

Tuesday 19- BSA Camp Stigwandish

23 Saturday Race Date Fall #1, 11:00 AM BSA Camp Stigwandish RD:Karpuszka

Saturday 23 Mid-Season Get-together First gather for a pay-as-you-go dinner at:

Joey's Italian Grille, in Madison, 2731 Hubbard Rd. Ph: (440) 428-5191


go to Schreiber's for dessert. Details to come!

July 26- Tuesday Series Race BSA Camp Stigwandish

30 Saturday Race Date 2, 11:00 AM BSA Camp Stigwandish T. Lamphier

Action at Recreation Park, 2015 Picture by Darlene Schreiber



August 2016

2- Tuesday Series Race

6- Open House Sailing Event BSA Camp Stigwandish, Madison

9- Tuesday Series Race

13 Saturday Race Date Race Date 3, 11:00 AM RD:R. Raubenstraw

16- Tuesday Series Race

20 Saturday Race Day 4 11:00 AM RD:Jarold

23- Tuesday Series Race

31- Tuesday Series Race

September 2016

3- Open House Sailing Event BSA Camp Stigwandish, Madison

6- Tuesday Series Race

10- Race Date 5, 11:00 AM RD:Ward

13- Tuesday Series Race

20- Tuesday Series Race

24- 25: S1M R4 RCR, Century Park, Vernon Hills, (Chicago area) IL

23- 24- 25 WRMYC Open Regatta BSA Camp Stigwandish, Madison, OH

Fri., 9/23- Match Racing Tournament- 11:30 Registration

Sat., 9/24- Open Regatta Starts- Registration 8:30 AM


Race Date 6, (Sat. Results only)

Sun., 9/25 Open Regatta continues 9:30 AM- 12 noon

Contact:Wayne Forbes, Regatta Manager,

27- Tuesday Series Race

October 2016

1- Open House Sailing Event BSA Camp Stigwandish, Madison

4- Tuesday Series Race

8- Race Date 7, 11:00 AM RD:Hogan

11- Tuesday Series Race

18- Tuesday Series Race

22- Race Date 8, 11:00 AM RD:Steger

25- Last Tuesday Series Race

November 2016

19- Awards Banquet and Dinner

December 2016

-No Events Planned-

Our Boats
WRMYC fleet racing uses our Soling 1 Meters.

Soling 1 Meter One-Design- model yachts... The most-sailed RC boat on the planet!! The Soling 1 Meter (S1M) is the ideal boat for sailors at all levels: for beginners, the S1M is a cost-effective first boat ($ 350 used to about $ 500 built by yourself as new); 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. Since all boats come from the same Kit, it is very competitive.


Plus- on an informal basis, we sail two Classes of 50/800-- 50 inch boats, having 800 sq. in. of sail area. These can be AMYA Soling 50 one-design yachts, or any design fitting the AMYA "Traditional Marblehead" Division of the Vintage Marblehead Class, see AMYA:

Soling 1 Meter (l), 50/800 Vintage Marblehead (c), Soling 50 (r)

 Buy OR Build!! OR Buy AND Build!!

WRMYC Used Soling Program

Many enjoy building a Soling Kit.

But, some don't have the time or inclination to build. so...WRMYC has a program for selling used Soling 1 Meters refurbished for functionality by WRMYC racers.

The WRMYC Used Boat program is designed for building our club's membership only. Therefore, these club-owned boats are available ONLY to prospective active Members of our club, approved by the Commodore. Sorry, they are NOT available to anyone else.

Why not do BOTH??? Buy a used Soling, so you get to sail WHILE you build your Kit- with the buyback option you get 100% of the money spent on the used boat back!!

For details: contact:

Commodore Larry Lamphier

(440) 352- 6349



Soling 1 Meter #2125: $350. Contact Larry: 440-352-6349



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