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  • CR914 2014 Class Championship Survey Results are in!

    Posted 2014-02-12 02:18:50 by: Jack Hammer

    For those of you who took a few minutes to respond to the survey I want to thank you. 57 people responded and I wanted to share some of the results with you. 33 of the respondents were interested in attending, but only 6 would say they are 100% committed at this point. 20 said they were 0% committed. So that leaves a lot of people on the fence. Which is expected at this point. The vast majority expressed interest in a clinic. So I will work on arranging that. 2/3 of the respondents said they preferred the weekend of September 27th & 28th for the regatta. Sadly only 3 said they wanted a black tie party with the event, the majority said a casual events, or they like to not wear pants. Most people thought $100 was a fair price to pay. 72% of the respondents said they would be flying solo if they came. Luckily my wife agrees with you. Many out of towners liked a 3 star lodging option at about $100 per night. We will work on finding a deal on a hotel room for the event. One person said they were going to stay in a van down by the river. To my surprise the store purchased trophy was the preferred “award.” Glad I asked! The participation gift was the only category that didn’t have a clear leader. T-shirt came in first with only 27% followed by hat at 25%. Expect to see a NOR in the next few weeks! Thanks, IV ...

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  • 2013 CR-914 Nationals Registration Form

    Posted 2013-06-28 21:06:51 by: Jack Hammer

    Click the image to view, download and/or print the 2013 CR-914 Nationals Registration form and ...

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  • 2013 CR-914 National Championships

    Posted 2013-06-11 19:56:26 by: Jack Hammer

    Marblehead Model Yacht Club Marblehead, MA Saturday – Sunday, August 24-25, ...

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  • American Made CR914 Kits

    Posted 2013-02-14 23:27:36 by: Jack Hammer

    As some of you might know, Dave Ramos has purchased the molds and rights to the CR-914.  In doing so, he has now completed his first US production run and is shipping new boat kits. Importantly, the new boats will be pretty sweet out of the box.  I was speaking with Dave last night as he drove to the Boston Boat Show.  He explained that you can almost take the hull out of the box and sail with it.  Remember how much filling and sanding was required with the hulls made in Japan?  Also, the hull scantlings are heavier so the boats won't be as prone to breaking. Finally, the kits now come with the CT6 radio, a knock-off of the Spektrum 2.4 ghz radio systems that have worked so well for us.  These CT6s are programmable which the Spektrum 5s don't offer.  Dave preprograms them to give the trim servo a full range of swing and actually minimized the max throw of the steering servo (a good thing). The kits will cost $495 plus ...

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  • 2012 CR 914 National Championship Regatta

    Posted 2012-06-05 01:38:50 by: Jack Hammer

    The CR 914 Class and the SDYC Model Yacht Fleet cordially invite you to attend the 2012 CR 914 National Championship Regatta, October 12-14, 2012 in San Diego. Sailing will take place at the Mission Bay Model Yacht Pond, where the "Wind has never blown from there before". The pond is only 10 minutes away from the San Diego YC. All Social events will take place at SDYC. There are many other things to do in this great City in addition to the 3rd National Championship held in San Diego and the 2nd time racing at the Model Yacht Pond. It's an outstanding event and a place to see your old friends from previous regattas around the Country and meet new friends, too. So, make your plans and bring your family for some great time and fun. Let's all meet in San Diego for a great time and fun racing. More info can be found on the SDYC Website: ...

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  • GTMYC CR-914 Racing Report

    Posted 2012-02-11 01:32:25 by: Jack Hammer

    The Fleet has been blessed with almost ideal racing conditions every Sunday!  A stark contrast to last winter when severe cold limited our sailing weekends. We have relocated to a pond at the Tulsa Community College campus at 81st and Hwy 169. The old pond was drained when a dead body was discovered in it. All of the fleet agrees that the new location is better than the old location so we will be there for the foreseeable future.  Racing has been a lot of fun this year; we have consistently seen 8 to 10 boats participating every weekend and have had visitors using our loner boat on multiple occasions. The racing has been very competitive. Newcomer Roger Adams has advanced quickly from getting lapped to being in the heart of the fleet. Racing has become very competitive with multiple skippers bagging first place finished every weekend.  Model boat sailing is a great way to advance your sailing skills. The tactics and strategy are identical to large boat racing, but piloting the boat from the shore adds a whole new perspective to your boat racing. If you are interested in visiting the GTMYC, please visit our web site: http://www.gtmyc.org. We race every Sunday that is warmer than 40 and less windy than 20 at 2pm.  Pos Skipper Sail ...

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  • New Class Secretary

    Posted 2011-12-12 01:33:34 by: Jack Hammer

    September 22 David Graves from Bronxville, New York, skipper of CR 914 #737 Voodoo and a member of the Larchmont Model Yacht Clu,b today succeeded Rick Martin as the CR 914 class ...

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  • CRonicle 70

    Posted 2011-12-12 01:32:58 by: Jack Hammer

    July 12 Issue 70 of the CRonicle, which features nine articles written by members of the North Star RC Sailing Club in Anchorage, Alaska, was mailed to subscribers today. Click here to see a thumbnail of its cover in the CRonicle Cover Gallery. And click here to see a color version of the cover photo and read about the cover story, "The Story of Project ...

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  • Clint Underwood wins Anchorage Cup

    Posted 2011-12-12 01:32:22 by: Jack Hammer

    June 20 Wayne Kent The 4th Annual Anchorage Cup was held on June 19 under overcast skies with some light drizzle. However this didn’t deter seven members from competing. The wind was light to medium and fluky at times. The starts were hotly contested and the racing was keen. It was a pleasure to watch and gave the small but enthusiastic crowd of spectators plenty to cheer about. Clint Underwood, once again, showed his mastery of the boat while Peter Johnson took second place. Our newcomer, 13-year-old Thane Barta, was in the mix from the first race, took one bullet, and placed third overall. The barbecue that followed, held in brilliant sunshine, was great. Thanks to all those who attended and brought dishes. Special thanks to the home made cookie baker. And thanks to Greg Barta for the photos that are posted on our web ...

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