Model Yachting News – November 2017

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Top Five Season Results

After the hard fought summer of thirty six scheduled regattas in two fleets, we thought you might like to see the top five results.

Tim Wright, champion of everything!
Rick Lalley, Soling Master Class 2nd
Don Cundy, Soling Master Class 3rd
Al Posnack, Soling Master Class 4th
Bob Brennan, Soling Master Class 5th
Paul McBride, Soling Sailor Class Champ
Jim Friedrichs with Doug Barnard, Soling Sailor Class 2nd
Ed Johnson, Soling Sailor Class 3rd
Dax Rivera, Soling Sailor Class 4th
Skip Koehler, Soling Sailor Class 5th
Ned lakeman, US12 2nd
Bill Hagrerup, US12 3rd
John Simms, US12 4th
Don C. congratulates Don M. on his US12 5th place

Time to Start Building

We are putting together the Soling building class for 2018, season ten, believe it or not. Click here for the application, and if you're hunting for a Christmas present, there's a gift certificate available.

Our expert instructors will guide you through every step, and we supply everything you need to build a world-class yacht. It's a wonderful experience, and you'll gain some lifelong friends in the process.

Fall News – October 31, 2017

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The Spooks Weren't Out but the Gremlins Were

The plan was to have each fleet get in one more regatta before the dock was pulled for the season. The weather didn't look promising for the US12's on Thursday, however, so we made October 31 a final day for both fleets. The forecast predicted sunshine but so much for that idea! It was cloudy and a little on the raw side with a brisk wind -- not at all what we were expecting. Counting both fleets, we had fifteen boats that enjoyed pretty good sailing.

To add to the fall festivities, Don McBride and Mark Whitehead did the mast dance. At one point, Don's much larger US12 lifted Mark's Soling right out of the water!

Paul McBride leads older brother Don off the line
Skippers on the last regatta
Headed for the windward mark
The mast dance
Skip Koehler shows what happens after an hour in Back Bay

The Dock Comes Out

Cutting the regatta a little short, it was time to put the dock to bed for the season. Many hands made the job quick and efficient. In no time at all, Joel Nelson's trailer was loaded and on its way to the museum boat shop for storage.

The dock going to bed
Model building class

Time to Start Building

We are putting together the Soling building class for 2018, season ten, believe it or not. The link will give you the application, and if you're hunting for a Christmas present, there's a gift certificate available.

Our expert instructors will guide you through every step, and we supply everything you need to build a world-class yacht. It's a wonderful experience, and you'll gain some lifelong friends in the process.

Click here to learn more!

The Boat Dock

By the way, there's a US12 available for sale for $395.00. Email Mark at mwinossipee@gmail.com for more information.