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Next Racing Session
Thursday, 5/25, 11:30-1:00, West Town Retention Pond
Park near 429 Gammon Place behind the Starbucks on Gammon Road.
We will be racing our newly acquired DF-95′s

*** Test drive the new Dragon Flite-95 introduced this spring as a one design class for our club***

Madison’s smallest but fastest growing racing fleet introduces a new one-design class of radio controlled sailboat, the Dragon Flite 95.  Sails great, inexpensive, quick to assemble, easy to transport.

Join the sailors listed.  Contact info@MadisonRCsailing.org  to get a new fleet discount and free shipping.

New Skippers DF-95
1) Eric Kerlow
2) Rick Martin
3) Scott Goetz
4) Tim Sugar
5) Kyle Metzloff
6) John Rather
7) Anonymous (Surprise gift from wife)
8) Hugh/Clark Sugar
9) Dave Gorwitz
10) Jeff Horein
12) Collen Cassidy
13) Robert G.
14) Stefan Schmidt
16) Tom Atkins
17) Ryan Nicomento

Contact info@MadisonRCsailing.org by Wed., 4/26,  to get a new fleet discount and free shipping.

***We will share boats – Please come even if you don’t own an RC boat – We will share controllers.  Let us know you’re coming at info@MadisonRCsailing.org or just show up.

Spring 2017 Series
Lunch Series, 12pm Day TBD
Weekend Saturday or Sunday time TBD

Parking
We sail off of one of three shores depending on the wind direction:

1) If wind N or S to SW we sail from the west shore, park near 429 Gammon Place behind the Starbucks on Gammon Road
2) If wind SE we sail from the east shore, park behind the Chucky E Cheese at 438 Grand Canyon Drive
3) If it’s W or E we sail from the south shore, park behind the Melting Pot restaurant on 6816 Odana Road

Invitation to Sail
We are rejuvenating RC sailboat racing in the Madison area.  Just show up, take a guest boat controller and start sailing.  The more boats on the line during our 2017 Spring Series, the better we showcase this unique category of sailboat racing.

Although the boats are small, they still follow the same racing rules, tactics, and physics of peopled sailboats.

***We will share boats – Please come even if you don’t own an RC boat – We will share controllers ***

Used Boats for Sale
Two local ODOMs for sale
Several out of area ODOM owners interested in selling.

Report:
Fall 2016 series successful with many races, skippers and lots of fun
9/18/16 Started fall series, 5 skippers.  SW 5-10
5/15/16 Madison Water Sport Expo.  Got controllers into the hands of several potential skippers.  Floating dock on Monona Bay worked well.
2016 Spring Series went off excellently with 4 sessions, 8 participants, one new ODOM owner.
10/4/15: Greg Jackson Memorial Regatta went off fantastically.  11 participants with skippers from as far away as Minneapolis.  Sailing from the south shore excellent NE winds 8-12 knots allowed 12 races.  Close racing resulted in a three way scoring tie for first.  Had to go deep into the race heats to determine the winner, Terry Mackey with 5 bullets.  Everyone wanted to do it again.
Fall Series:
9/20 4 ODOMs, 6 Skippers, S to SE 5-10.  Better than forecast
9/13, 5 ODOMs, W 5-12, Nice Conditions
2015 Summer Series
Tuesdays, 5-7PM,  West Towne Retention Pond
6/30 7 ODOMs, 2SOMs, N 10-15, Fund Session.
6/23 Nice evening 5-10 SE
6/16 Canceled for lack of wind
6/9 8-10 knots, 6 ODOM, 11yr old sailor did very well.
6/2 S 10 knts, 8 ODOMs
5/26 SW 15-25, Fun but minor carnage
2015 Spring Series (Weekend)
5/17 Shifty SE, 10 knots, 7 ODOMs, 1RG-65.
5/9, Nice Conditions, N,NE,E 10knts, 4 ODOMs, did some 2 Vs 2 team racing
5/3, Madison Sail Expo on Monona Bay; great Club exposure; tough windy, weedy sailing
4/26 Frustratingly light and variable, 6 ODOMs
4/19, Perfect session, 7 well sailed ODOMs, SE 10-20 knots, 70°F.
Parked behind Chuck-E-Cheese and sailed off of inside east corner.  Great site lines, square course.
4/12, Crazy fun sailing, 7 ODOMs, S 15-25 knots

Two refurbished ODOM’s available for purchase locally
Two excellent out of area ODOMs available

Racing Classes:

  • DF-95
  • ODOM, Open

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Email us at info@MadisonRCsailing.org