Bridge Falls Walking Path
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Tuesdays & Thursdays 
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
May – October

FREE –everyone
is welcome!

From early May through October, you can find the Back Bay Skippers racing radio-controlled model yachts every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon along the Cotton Valley Rail-Trail on Back Bay in Wolfeboro. This is a lively, competitive group of men, women, and children of all ages.

The Back Bay Skippers were established in 2008, with the assistance of the New Hampshire Boat Museum (NHBM) and the Laconia Model Yacht Club, to promote radio controlled sailing in the Wolfeboro area. Their mission is to build and sail a fleet of sailboats, while providing participants and spectators an avenue to enjoy this hobby.

Come watch the races, ask questions, and if you want to try racing a model sailboat yourself, they always have an extra one handy for you to use. Once you try your own hand at racing a model sailboat, you’re bound to get hooked!

Join the fun and build your own model yacht! The Back Bay Skippers teach the model-yacht-building course at the New Hampshire Boat Museum each summer. Everything you need, except paint and radio kit (sold separately), will be supplied, and our model-building experts will guide you every step of the way. They know all the tricks to help you build a yacht you can be proud of!

Model Yacht Building Workshop

Whether you’re interested in watching or racing, the Back Bay Skippers are always happy for you to stop by. 

Whether model yachting to you is a sport or a hobby, you will be among
over 3,000 people who share your enthusiasm for this growing industry.

–The American Model Yachting Association –

The Millie B boat rides kick-off Friday, May 24!  Make your reservations now!  Please note the museum is not yet open – not until July.

We are now closed for the season! Thank you for a wonderful 2023 season! See you in 2024!