Welcome to the Green Valley Model Yacht Club website!
R/C sailors in the Tucson, Green Valley, Sahuarita area have formed the Green Valley Model Yacht Club (GVMYC). The purpose of the GVMYC is to promote R/C (remote controlled) sailing, teach about sailing and sailboat racing, and most importantly to have fun!
The club meets at Lake Sahuarita located in the town of Sahuarita, AZ, just off I-19 at the Sahuarita Road exit. We have a special use permit from the town of Sahuarita for our events on the lake.
Racing (with scoring) is on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. Check the Events News Ticker below for the meeting location for a specific sail date.
Events News Ticker
April 2017 Sail Dates
Location: 1:00 pm on the West side, North end of the lake.
Sunday, April 2, 16, and 30 - Scored Sails
May 2017 Sail Dates
Location: 10:00 am on the East side at the North end of the lake.
Scored Sails May 7 and 21
June 2017 Sails
Location: 10:00 am on the East side at the North end of the lake
Sunday, June 4 and 18, scored sails
Our club is sanctioned by the American Model Yachting Association, (AMYA) as Club #333. The primary boat we sail is the Victoria, an inexpensive 30.7" long R/C sailboat kit made by Thunder Tiger. Victoria kits are available at your local hobby shop or off the web. The sail boats are controlled with a 2 channel radio. The cost of a Victoria boat kit is approx. $130 not including a basic radio system which costs about $50. Club members are available to assist new members with kit construction if necessary.
Our second class is the US One Meter, a more advanced (and expensive) class. A number of our skippers sail the ODOM (One Design, One Meter) which are a legal US One Meter. To make racing fair for the ODOMs, in the Corinthian Spirit, US One Meters will use B rigs only.
Please join us to learn more about model yacht sailing and our club. Bring your sail boat if you have one. New member prospects can borrow a boat to try their hand at the sport at any of our events. All levels of experience are welcome!