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). We are Club #333 of the American Model Yacht Association. 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
January 2019 Sail Dates
Location: 1:00 pm on the North West side of the lake.
Scored sails on January 6 and January 20
February 2019 Sail Dates
Location: 1:00 pm on the West side at the North end of the lake.
Scored Sails on February 3rd and February 17th
December, 2018 Sail Dates
Location: 1:00 pm on the West side, North end of the lake.
Scored sails December 2 and December 16
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. $190 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.
The Dragon Flite 95 and Dragon Force 65 boats are also quickly growing in popularity due to their low cost, ease to assemble and ready to sail. Ready to Race kits (including sails, radio, and servos, just add batteries) starting at $199 for the DF65, and $375 for the DF95. See the resources tab for more links to more info.
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!