ATTENTION ALL SAILORS:
It is exciting to announce that The East End Seaport Museum is supporting the formation of a Radio Controlled Model Yacht Club to promote racing and sailing skills with radio controlled sailboats. The club will meet the third Sunday of the month May through October at the Museum in Greenport starting at 1:30. There will be a short meeting followed by racing. The schedule of club events is posted in the museum, published in the East End Seaport Museum Newsletter, and on the East End Model Yacht Club Facebook page.
To start we will sail the CR914 class of boats which is one of the hottest classes in the American Model Yachting Association (AMYA).The 914 millimeter-long CR 914 (about 3 feet) is based on the original design of the International America's Cup Class. The yacht is a high performance racing machine that sails well in the extremely wide range of wind velocities generic to the East End of Long Island. It is a One Design Class. In a one-design class the objective is for the performance of the boats to be equal. When you win or lose a race it's because of how you sailed and tuned your boat. Classes will be held early in the season in sailing and racing skills. You can bring your own boat, charter a CR914 or purchase a CR914 from the Museum.