The wonderful folks at Terra Beatta have expanded the pond and have extended their hospitality for another season of model sailing for the Halifax Area Model Yacht Club.
Ben and Victor have the docks installed and the pond is set for racing. The cranberry pond makes a great location for sailing and the first regatta scheduled for the site is the Bill Traill Regatta on June 9, 2019.
Victor has sent along some pictures that show most of the expanded pond, but could not capture the whole size!
For beginners, you can start with 20 seconds left on the countdown until you win a race. After your first win you can start with 10 seconds left in the countdown.
When you win a second race you are starting with the fleet!
Today was the first day racing for 2019, and the first day ever for a few of our newest members.
It takes a little time to learn how to make a Soling go, learn the adjustments and then compete. The HAMYC is a great place to learn, so don’t let the learning curve get you down. For beginners, you can start with 20 seconds left on the countdown until you win a race. After your first win you can start with 10 seconds left in the countdown. When you win a second race you are starting with the fleet!
Three intrepid EC12 sailors from HAMYC set off for Bethany Ct on Thursday to sail in the Housatonic Model Yacht Club first annual EC12 Fall Classic regatta on the weekend of October 13 & 14, 2018
What a beautiful location and a great bunch of people! The wind was not as cooperative as we may have hoped and it was a real challenge all weekend. Weather aside we were well cared for and had a great time. The Regatta was sailed as one fleet of 13 boats and we sailed 27 races over two days.
Thanks to Don Ouimette who organized and won the regatta and RD Fred Goebel and his crew of volunteers.