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Radio control sailboats and scale models in Phoenix, Arizona

Connect with Radio Control Sailors & Scalers

Radio control sailors and scalers in the Phoenix metropolitan area are only separated by geography: sailing boats in different, often distant parts of the region and coming together for regattas or scale events. This WVRCM and site tries to keep us all connected by acting as a central bulletin board and membership meeting spot.

Regular Events

WVRCM has fun sailing for a couple hours each week on Thursdays, at Estrella North Lake. DF95s and SeaWinds are the most common boats. We're now on winter hours of noon to about 2pm. Members get weekly updates.

In addition, WVRCM holds a monthly membership meeting on the first Saturday of the month, starting at 10am at Tierra Verde Lake in Litchfield Park.  

Other RC sailing in the Phoenix area happens at these spots:

Gilbert Model Yacht Club: Starting at 9am, Tuesday-DF95; Wednesday-Victoria; Thursday-SeaWind; Saturday, DF95.

Sun City Model Yacht Club: Sailing at Viewpoint Lake from noon to about 3pm Sunday.  Contact Peter Jennings or Hal Birkey for details. 

Leisure World Tillerman Sailing Club: Focusing on Marbleheads and 36s and racing on Sundays. Contact Phil Meyrick, 503.806.1730.

df95 turkey appetizer 
serves up light wind

Turned out to be a light appetizer, so light that we called it after seven races instead of the planned 12. Al Lehman Jr's uncanny skill and talent delivered him a dominating win. Somehow Al can ghost ahead while others merely drift. He won six out of seven races.

The race for second through fourth proved to be more tightly contested, with Mike Eades slipping ahead of Mike Ferring and Bruce Rasch. Here are the scores, recorded by Maryellen Ferring.

First to fourth from left to right: Al Lehman Jr, Mike Eades, Mike Ferring, and Bruce Rasch.

vETERANs' DAY FLOTILLA parades at estrella

The WVRCM Scale craftsmen and women showed off their work at the annual Veterans' Day Flotilla and Boat Parade at Estrella North Lake on Saturday, November 11. Watch for Jack David's report.

Sun City Model Yacht Club 
Back at the Renovated Lake

After the Sun City Viewpoint Lake was closed for a year for a $3,000,000 renovation, the sailors there are ready for action again as soon as final checks are finished.

Hal Birkey reports they'll be by the shade tree adjacent to the lawn bowling courts, the same location they've used the last several years. They'll be sailing from noon to about 3pm on Sundays and all WVRCM members are invited to join them.

Scale Boats

WVRCM is home for scale boats, the models of full-size military and civilian boats and ships, often created with amazing attention to detail. Learn more about scale boats here.

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