Green Valley Model Yacht Club

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 

  • August 2019 Sail Dates

    Location: 10:00 am on the North East side of the lake.
    Scored sails on August 4th and August 18th

  • September 2019 Sail Dates

    Location: 10:00 am on the North East side of the lake.
    Scored sails on Sept 8th and Sept 22nd. No sail on Sept 1st due to Labor Day.

  • July 2019 Sail Dates

    Location: 10:00 am on the East side at the North end of the lake.
    Scored sails - July 7th, July 21st


Our club is sanctioned by the American Model Yachting Association, (AMYA) as Club #333. We sail a number of AMYA class boats, US One Meter, ODOM, DF-95, Victoria, and DF-65.  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.

Another popular boat 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 our Victoria club boat to try their hand at the sport at any of our events. All levels of experience are welcome! If you have another AMYA class boat (Seawind, Micro Magic, Marblehead, etc.) bring it down and we'll fit you in.  

If you have any questions or need additional information please e-mail our Commodore Russ Schaeffer at (replace XX with 69).