What is the Menno Haven Model Yacht Club (MHMYC)?

The MHMYC is a remote controlled model sailboat association formed to promote r/c model sailboating. Club membership is open to all with similar interests. We are located in south central Pennsylvania, 18 miles north of the Maryland border (Mason-dixon Line), near the intersection of I-81 and US 30.

What We Do: We sail and race radio controlled model sailing yachts.

Where we sail: We have two venues in the borough of Chambersburg. Friendship Pond, the smaller of the two, is located at Menno Village in Brookview. The larger is Reflection Lake at Chambers Pointe. Both venues are on Menno Haven Retirement Community grounds.

Friendship Pond GPS coordinates: N 39 deg, 57.681 min and W 077 deg 38.157 min

Reflection Lake GPS coordinates: N 39 deg, 57.235 min and W 077 deg, 38.966 min

When we sail: Every Thursday afternoon April - September is Open Sailing alternating between our two venues: Friendship Pond and Reflection Lake. Formal start time is 1330 (1:30pm), buoys optional. 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays of each month at Friendship Pond and the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at Reflection Lake.

Saturday Racing Days will be the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, May - October. Formal start time is 1000, set up 0930, we will break for a picnic style lunch by the water, so bring food and beverages. We usually stop around 1530 (3:30pm). Specific venue TBA.

Policy: Assistance will be gladly given to anyone who might have difficulty launching/recovering their boat. We want everyone who wants to sail to be able to do it. If you stop by to watch you will almost certainly be offered a transmitter so you can give it a try. Free classes and tutoring are also available. Interested? Come and give it a try. Don't have a boat: use one of the Club's boats. Don't have a place to keep a boat: use the Boathouse. Menno Haven is a non-smoking facility.

Sailing Schedule: Open Sailing will be EVERY Thursday afternoon 1:30pm - 3:30pm Even Thursdays (2nd and 4th) will be at Reflection Lake, Odd Thursdays (1st, 3rd & 5th) at Friendship Pond, from April- October.


Club Racing Schedule: Generally the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, May - October. Opening Day is May 4th. We race Dragon Force 65s (short keels/ A-rigs) and EC-12s (as interest grows in this popular class.) We intend to race in both venues; specific location TBA.


Friendship Regatta IX will be Saturday, May 18th at Reflection Lake. NOR and Sailing Instructions are posted on this website. PDF versions of the NOR, Entry Form and Sailing instructions are available at: https://mennohaven.org/news/9th-annual-friendship-regatta/