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DRY PANTS MODEL YACHT CLUB

Friday,August 26th  2016

Dry Pants Model Yacht Club

Come Sail With Us!

If you are looking at this website, you must have some interest in racing model sailboats..We would like YOU to join us!!

Four suggestions:

  1. Check out all the elements of this website—particularly the racing videos..Yes, these boats can sail in 30mph gusts!!
  2. Come see us at Platwood Pond Park on Route 80 in Deep River , CT
  3. Try sailing a CR-914..We have a loaner we can make available at the pond .All you have to do is call me .
  4. Become a member of the Dry Pants Model Yacht Club(DPMYC)..Just send us the Membership Application and $25.00…It’s a bargain for the enjoyment you will have.

Our primary boats are 36" one-design CR-914s---a very competitive national class.. . We also have a fleet of CR-610s--smaller versions of the CR-914 ..A number of our members are also  active EC-12, Star 45, J Boat and IOM sailors.....Irrespective of your interest , our goal is simply to have a whole lot of fun.

New to RC sailing?..Our Club takes great pride in developing new sailors ..It’s amazing how quickly you can move from a transom chaser to becoming a contender.

Jim Godsman, Club Secretary               Tel: 860-767-5052        E:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CR-914 Class

The CR-914 class is a strict one design radio controlled model yacht class. This model is now manufactured in America by Chesapeake Performance Models www.rcyachts.com. The hull is made from ABS plastic and is molded with the deck attached. Each boat is identical so from the first boat out of the mold in 1994 to the newest one being delivered today they are all the same. The result is a class of boats with identical speed potential. The goal, as in any good one-design class, is to have the skipper's tuning, tactics, and boat handling abilities determine the outcome.

The CR-914 is 914 mm (36 inches) in length over all, 6 lb 4 oz displacement, with approximately 600 square inches of sail area. Tuning, tactics, and concentration are critical to racing success. These boats tune similar to a big boat although, during the race, class rules limit trim to sheets and rudder only. The CR-914 is a very responsive model that reacts quickly to the wind with bursts of acceleration up onto a plane down wind and turns on a dime. The boats size allows the owner to travel with the boat fully rigged in a small car. The CR-914 is the DPMYC principle fleet with more than 20 boats. The CR-914 is not the least expensive model yacht in its size class but is by far the best sailing. The kit is fully inclusive except for batteries and requires approximately 10-12 hours putting the kit together.

We sail all year!!

  • If the temperature is 38 degrees and above and there is no ice on the pond, members of DPMYC are sailing!
  • Sunday is our primary racing day from 1030-1230---with the last half hour focusing on rules and skill improvement.
  • Wednesday from 5:30PM to 7:00pm or until dark is a standard warm month's activity.
  • Then we have the "Impromptu gang"  that arrange for mid-afternoon sailing other times during the week. Popular among the retirees!!
  • Plus, two official 8 week racing series for awards take place each year. (See details below)
  • Plus, we will be hosting our eleventh Annual New England Spring Series Regatta on Saturday, May 14.  NOR Information
  • Finally, we encourage our members to participate in other regattas  to help keep the class strong.