Sarasota Model Yacht Club
The Club (SMYC) got it’s start in Sarasota in 1995.
What Kind of Boats do we Race?
Soling One Meter(S1M). This is the largest class in the US and Fl.
Where do we Race?
Nathan Benderson Park North Lake (just South of the UTC Mall) in the Fall, Winter and Spring.
In The Meadows next to their Community Center (2004 Longmeadow) in the Summer.
When do we Race?
Tuesday and Thursday 1 – 3 and Saturday 10 – 12. 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 www.theamya.org