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Model Yacht Club

Sarasota Model Yacht Club

Club history: The club got its start in Sarasota in 1995.

What Kind of boats do we race? Soling One Meter(S1M). This is the largest class in the United States.

Where do we race? Nathan Benderson Park North Lake in the fall, winter and spring. In the summer, in The Meadows, next to their community center (2004 Longmeadow).

When do we race? Tuesday and Thursdays from 1–3 p.m., and 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Thursday is our “counting day” for our series races (fall, winter and summer).

Do we accept beginners? We encourage sailors of all skill levels to join us. A mentor program is available for beginners.

How can I get a S1M and how much do they cost? 
We have a member called “Boat Yard” who has used/refurbished S1Ms for sale. You can also purchase a kit from Victor Model Products and build it yourself. You can also buy a new ready-to-sail boat. Your cost can vary from $250 for a boat needing work to $1,100 for a new, ready-to-sail boat.

Do we have dues/fees? 

Do we belong to a national organization? 
American Model Yachting Association (AMYA). They also have many resources for Individual members. Their web site is 

Who is the club’s contact person? Will Parry, 321-446-8144 mobile

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Park Hours

April - October: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
November - March:     6 a.m. to 6 p.m.



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