DCMYC held our celebration one day early on June 23, starting with brunch at
the Aquarium Shark Reef Cafe at 10AM, followed by some some good RG65 racing
at the Tingley Beach Model Boat Pond. We had six boats racing, three of which
were DF65s, all under the supervision of Race Director Earl Boebert (our RG65
USA Class President and AMYA Class Secretary).
The Duke City Model Yacht Club (DCMYC), formed in April 1996, is sanctioned by the American Model Yachting Association (AMYA) as club No. 213. The club promotes radio-controlled model sailboat racing for the benefit of the membership. Club activities include: Model sailboat racing, development of model sailboats and components, and the conduct of regattas with similar associations. DCMYC is the only AMYA club in the state, and membership is not limited to Albuquerque residents.
Albuquerque was founded in 1706 and named after the Spanish Duke of
Alburquerque. Hence Albuquerque is referred to as the DUKE CITY. The
first "r" was dropped from the city name in the 1800's.
MEMBERSHIP Includes full rights to participate in club sailing events and vote on club affairs; membership is not limited to local residents. Current club dues are are pro-rated following the schedule listed in our Membership Application. This application is a PDF you can fill out using most recent PDF viewers, or you can print a copy and fill it out by hand before sending to our club Treasurer.
A tutorial on Racing Rules (.pdf 428 KB) intended for new skippers and useful to all may be found here.
A great illustrated rules poster, by Henk Plaatje, courtesy of Allen Sailboat Performance Hardware.
Download the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 (.pdf 1.6 MB) here.
Dave Perry Discusses Changes in the 2017-2020 Racing Rules.
A fun, interactive sailing rules learning game is here.
The RG65 is the second class raced by the Club. Almost a new class for AMYA, it has been raced in South America since the 1950's, and in Europe for several years. We have been racing the RG65 class yacht since 2008. This boat is a "Development" class in that it may be modified by the owner for enhanced performance. The primary restrictions on the boat are length, 65 cm (25.5"), sail area 2250 sq cm (450 sq inches) and mast height 110 cm (43"). Hull, keel, and sail shapes are open. The ready-to-sail weight is generally less than 3 pounds. This boat seems well suited for the size of our pond, and is easy to transport in any vehicle. We hosted the first National Championship Race for this class in November 2010. RG65 class rules may be found at the RG65 class owners site We also race a restriced class version of the RG65, the Dragon Force 65, available ready to race for about $200 plus shipping. More information on this restricted class can be found at the DF 65 class owner's site
The Dragon Flite 95 is a new class that our Club started racing in 2017. Another a new class for AMYA, it has been growing rapidly in popularity. This boat is a tightly restricted one-design class, only available from a single manufacturer. The boat is 95 cm long (37.4") and weighs 2000g (4.4 lbs) without batteries. The boat can carry four sail sets. The largest set, the A rig, has a mast height of 105 cm (41.3"), with sail area 3736 sq cm (579 sq inches). The Dragon Flite 95 sells for around $375, which includes the stock radio. DF 95 class rules may be found at the DF 95 class owners site
Sources for RC Sailboats and Components may be found here.
Sources for RC Sailboat building tips may be found here.
We have a permanent year round sailing location with handy parking, handicap access, and nearby toilet facilities. To reach the Tingley Beach Aquatic Park, exit I-40 at Rio Grande Blvd (exit 157A); then south 0.8 mile to Central Ave; then west 0.6 mile to Tingley Dr; then south about 1/10th mile to the Tingley Beach entrance road. Or from I25, exit at Lead-Coal (exit 224); then West 2.2 miles on Lead Avenue to Tingley Drive, then North 0.6 miles past the three fishing lakes to Tingley Beach entrance road. The Model Boat Pond is immediately North of the entrance road. Here is a map link showing our sailing location at the northernmost pond at the Tingley Beach Aquatic Park.
A few details on the Model Boat Pond: Two sections of eight foot wide steps directly into the water are provided for those who prefer to walk into the water to launch or "mess" with their boats. The pond edges are sloped about 45 degrees from the edge of the sidewalk down to a four foot depth at the edges and about five feet deep at the lake center line. The pond has a five foot wide concrete sidewalk adjacent to the water around the entire pond. The water is chemically treated to reduce vegetation, and no fish are planted.
The pond is slightly hour glass shaped with the distance across the pond at the neck about 125 feet. The pond widens to about 160 feet to the right and left of this neck. The long axis of the pond is 322 feet, oriented about NNW-SSE.
A Reminiscence of Tingley Beach before DCMYC, by Frank Horine
Regatta Captain --- Gifford Hawn
Treasurer --- Peter Roupas
email: email@example.com By USPS mail: Pete Eschman---DCMYC 1916 Conita Real SW Albuquerque, NM 87105 By phone: (505) 873-1517
Barging at the line as the wind changes May '08. Boucher photo.
Five Soling 1 meters May '08. Jiron photo.
Almost too much wind for the S1m May '08. Boucher photo.
Paddle faster guys! K. Bailey photo.