If you are a sailor, or would like to learn, you will be pleasantly surprised at what model sailboats have to offer. If you have sailed full sized boats, you will find these models are amazingly similar, easy to learn, and exciting to sail. If you have never sailed, you will learn easier and faster than on a big boat. No crew to recruit, no hauling in and out of the water, just build the model and go sailing.
The Boat – We have chosen a “club boat” so that all members sail the same design boat. The boat we sail, the CR-914, is one of the hottest model boats in the world. This boat is 3 feet long and stands 5 feet tall and fits easily (assembled) into most vehicles. Not only is she a great sailing boat, but is also a great conversation piece on display in your home. We welcome other classes of boats to join us, but currently have no system of handicapping different classes of boat.
High Tech - Gone are the days of difficult to build wooden models and cumbersome unreliable controls. These boats are high tech designs, built with modern one piece molding techniques, utilizing precision radio instrumentation. Unlike toy boats, these models sail like the real thing.
The Kit - Includes everything required to build the boat. The one-piece ABS plastic hull, aluminum mast, rigging line, sails, glue, epoxy, radio transmitter and receiver, sail and rudder servos, and all fittings are included. The only things not included are the batteries, sandpaper and paint, if you plan to paint your hull.
Assembly process - Very detailed step by step instructions accompany the kit and the assembly time normally requires about 40 hours for the builder to complete. Cosmetic changes or paint schemes are solely up to the owner but structural and assembly features are tightly controlled to assure matched speed and equal sailing characteristics upon completion.
Competition - We currently race the boats on a weekly basis at Tulsa Community College South East Pond, located South of 81st St just west of Hwy 169 in Tulsa (see link to left for map). A normal day of racing will last from 2 to 3 hours and will involve running between 10 and 12 races. The Tulsa fleet sails the boats on and off year round, weather permitting . Finally, there are organized regattas at the regional and national level to determine the top sailors in the class.
Sailing on Carol Williams Pond
2009 Chicago Strictly Sail