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By CraigNSC - Posted on 03 December 2009

 The Victoria RC Class, official AMYA (http://www.theamya.org) registered class (http://www.theamya.org/boats/victoria), is an affordable radio controlled model sailboat.  The boat comes in kit form, manufactured by Thunder Tiger and available at hobby stores or at Tower Hobbies (http://www.towerhobbies.com).

NSC has ten Victoria RC sailboats ready to sail during our off-season.  The members host a Yahoo Group (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NSC_VictoriaFleet) for communications relating to the Victoria boat and building tips, fleet activities and just cool stuff.  The Victoria RC class also hosts a Yahoo Group (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VictoriaYC/) and website (http://www.victoriarc.org).  Search YouTube as there are many videos showing the boat in action.

Consider adding a Victoria RC Sailboat to your boat collection and come out for a sail on the water's edge one nice afternoon.  The skippers usually meet at the marina launch ramp for some around the buoy sailing and tech talk on Sunday 1:00 to 3:00 pm (air temperature must be over 40 deg F in the winter months and the water 'soft' enough).

Brochure from AMYAAMYAAMYA (click on file attachment).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marina may be closed but the water is still there.  Victoria skippers have been enjoying sailing beyond the October end date.  Wind has been great for some nice small boat sailing and some short course racing.

Covering tactics can be practiced - done right and wrong!  Start timing is critical for short races and one MUST keep the boat moving and not get stuck in irons.  Sounds just like our big boat racing, except you are out of the boat.  You may still get wet, if that darn boat gets stuck on the rocks.

This past Sunday, Nov 21 was another great fall sailing day in Victorias.  Sam, Gary and Craig came out to sail from 1:00 to 3:00pm.  Winds were steady and onshore.  Marks gave a square starting line just off the marina launch dock allowing the radio connected skipper a great overhead view of the start.  A short few tacks to windward and you rounded the first mark to go downwind wing-on-wing to keep the lead.

Do we have more days remaining - come out on Sunday Nov 28th, if the water and weather stay nice.

See you on the water's edge .........._/)

Craig T, Victoria Fleet Captain

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November has been a very warm month.  Sunday, Nov 14th, day after the NSC Awards Banquet, the lake was a nice place to be.  Les B was tuning his A Cat with a nice sail, walkers and land-locked skippers were there and the Victoria skippers were out in force.

Warren Mangan, Sam and Mike Mandell, Will Mathias, the Schalls, Phil Ehlinger and Craig Tourtellott placed their crafts in to the lake at the marina for some fun sailing and RACING.

Where else can one race a sailboat, hit the other boats and sail on to victory!  The race course was off the marina launch, buoys in place a square line to the wind.  Courses were W-L, twice around.  Winners were Will M, Craig T, Phil E, and others. 

Come out on a nice day and cheer on the skippers - better yet, hope for one over winter to build.

See you on the water's edge .........._/)

Craig T, Victoria Fleet Captain

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Check out the Calendar for sailing dates in Oct and Nov, 2010 until the water gets hard! 

See you on the water's edge .........._/)