Director of Scale Activities: Jack David: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the Scale boating page of the WVRCM website! What is a scale boat? Simply put, the WVRCM scale fleet consists of any vessel which is not a pure racing boat. The vessel may be motorized (electric or steam only) or sail and generally represent a full size vessel from another period or a vessel currently in service somewhere around the world. Ships of any scale are welcome. We have several scale events each boating season featuring our popular Parade of Boats and a navigation course so that skippers can test their helmsmanship and navigation skills. Bring your models to the pond, finished or not. We like to compare notes and there’s usually a lot of Q & A time to share ideas and ‘how to’s’. There are a number of websites and scale suppliers to help with everything from complete kits to the smallest parts for all scales. The Useful Links page lists a number of these sites.
WEST VALLEY R/C MARINERS’ SCALE BOATS COME IN ALL SIZES…..2 FEET to over 8 FEET long!
See the links page for a link to a new source for 24V Electronic Speed Controls that work with brushed (two wire) motors!
The Nov 12 VETERAN'S DAY SCALE FLOTILLA AND PARADE of Boats had 15 REGISTERED SKIPPERS! High winds and heavy seas kept many of the boats on shore. The highlight of the event was the participation of the Veteran's Pride Battalion of the U.S. Navy Sea Cadet Corps who performed a presentation of the Colors to open the event and a commemorative ceremony to observe the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor. In addition the Battalion awarded the very first Batallion's Choice Award to one of the registered skippers.
A video of the event will be posted soon!
Congratulations to the winners of the Awards.
2016 VETERAN'S DAY FLOTILLA AWARDS-
Helmsmanship Award: Barry Charney - PT109 & Runabouts
Skippers' Choice Award: Joe DiCenzo - Hercules Tug
Peoples' Choice Award: LSM (Landing Ship Medium)
Best Warship Award: Rick Powers - Kriegsmarine Mine Layer
Commodore's Award: Richard Fulthorp - Avondale Pearl Tug
Battalion's Choice Award: David Lamb - YMS 150 Minesweeper.
Click HERE for a slide show of the 2016 AFTER PRESIDENT'S DAY SCALE FLOTILLA AND PARADE of Boats.
SSMA CLUB NEWS
The WVRCM's club membership with the SSMA has been confirmed and the WVRCM has received its Insurance Certificate for Estrella Mountain Ranch!
THINGS SKIPPERS NEED TO KNOW
The first article in a new series for all club skippers, scale and sail. The kick-off article is titled: