New Kits and Group Build
Please contact info@MadisonRCsailing.org by February 29th if you are interested in purchasing a DF-95 sailboat kit. If we get 4 buyers, we can get a 10% bulk discount and free shipping. The kits take about 5 hours to assemble; which we will do in two evenings in guided group build sessions sometime in March or early April.
Weekend racing sessions will start as soon as the ice melts, hopefully March or April.
We will try to host a Spring Regatta as well as the fall Greg Jackson Memorial Regatta.
We purchased a used dock section. If goes well on the east side of our pond we may add a second pier on the west side.
I found a place near the pond to lock a kayak of small canoe. Does anyone have one to lend or donate to the club?
Greg Jackson Memorial Regatta Summary:
Sunday Oct 13th 2019 regatta had 11 skippers on the line, including three guests from northern Wisconsin. 18 races completed in the brisk, westerly winds. Top three finishers were #1 John Rather, #2 Tim Sugar, #3 Clark Fremgen. Of note too was Tim Elfenbein who took two bullets before leaving at noon.
***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.
*** Test drive the new Dragon Flite 95 introduced last spring as a one design class for our club***
Madison’s smallest but fastest growing racing fleet introduced a new one-design class of radio controlled sailboat, the Dragon Flite 95. Sails great, inexpensive, quick to assemble, easy to transport. Although the boats are small, they still follow the same racing rules, tactics, and physics of peopled sailboats. Best return of fun on time and money in sailboat racing.
Join the sailors listed. Contact info@MadisonRCsailing.org for more information.
New Skippers DF-95
1) Eric Kerlow
2) Rick Martin
3) Scott Goetz
4) Tim Sugar
5) Kyle Metzloff
6) John Rather
7) Bob Hultz
8) Hugh/Clark Sugar
9) Dave Gorwitz
10) Jeff Horein
12) Collen Cassidy
13) Robert G.
14) Stefan Schmidt
16) Tom Atkins
17) Mike Barnett
18) Nick M.
19) Bill Hanson
20) Dave Elsmo
21) Clark F.
22 Colin S.
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, NW or E or W park behind the VIP Asian Cuisine, 6722 Odana Rd.
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, 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 ***
Excellent weekly racing with up to 9 boats on the line.
Great Greg Jackson Memorial regatta with our new DF-95 one design class.
6/19/17 Great start to our DF-95 fleet. 6 boats, awesome sailing in the SW breeze. Impressive one design quality of the fleet, really similar point and speed.
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.
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
- ODOM, Open
Questions about Madison RC Sailing …or want to be added to our mailing list?
Email us at info@MadisonRCsailing.org