Capital Area Model Boat Association
CAMBA is the New York Capital District’s organization for radio control sailing. We are sanctioned club #32 of the American Model Yacht Association. ( theamya.org ). Currently, we sail three classes, the Soling 1 Meter, the US 12, and the DragonFlite 95. The Soling One Meter is the primary club boat. There are approximately 18 boats in the Soling Fleet, 8 in the US 12 Fleet, and 11 in the DF 95 fleet.
The Soling 1 Meter is relatively inexpensive one-design class. These boats are governed by a strict set of rules which keep the boats very evenly matched. This way the skipper is the most important factor in performance. More specific information about the Soling 1 Meter can be found at the AMYA website: https://www.theamya.org/Class/?BCID=14
The US12 class is a yacht of the old America’s Cup 12 meter design. She is 46 inches in length with a 16 pound minimum weight, carries a rig of 714 sq. inches. of sail area. The rules and specifications were written to attain a one design class. This way the skipper is the most important factor in performance. More specific information about the US 12 Meter can be found at the AMYA web site: https://www.theamya.org/BoatClassDetail.asp?BCID=18
The DragonFlite 95 is a Restricted One Design boat. The DF95 plastic hull, comes with a carbon fiber keel, Mylar sails, and a one piece carbon mast. The Length is 950 mm, Beam is 125 mm, Mast Height is 1000 mm, height is 1425 mm, Total Weight is 2000g (without 4 AA Batteries). More specific information about the DF95 can be found at the AMYA web site:
Where and When
From May to October, we sail on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at The Crossings of Colonie on Albany Shaker Road.
Check the schedule on the CAMBA Racing Schedule page.
Tuesday is a Soling One Meter race day. We start sailing at noon and racing begins at 1:00 PM. Thursday is a more informal US 12 Sailing / DF 95 sailing day. We start sailing at noon and racing begins at 1:00 PM.
Interest and Follow Up
If you have an interest in R/C sailing, we invite you to visit us at the Crossings to watch, and then try your hand at sailing. Tuesday is a better day to visit if you want to watch all the boats racing. Thursdays are better if you want to talk to the skippers, and try radio control sailing. Several club members have Soling you can sail. If you are interested, please let us know in advance to ensure the boats are available.
Feel free to contact Peter Meixner at: 518-439-5947, or at: email@example.com.
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