Updated Feb 20, 2015

Duke City Model Yacht Club

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Eighth Annual Rio Grande Cup RG65 Regatta April 25-26

The PDF version of the Notice of Race shown below is a form you can fill out,
save, and print if you have a recent version of your pdf viewing software. We will
only host up to 30 boats, so don't wait until the deadline to send your forms in!

  • Notice of Race, RG-65 Rio Grande Cup, April 25-26 2015

  • Soling One Meter Regatta May 30-31
    NOR available soon

    2014 RG Cup Regatta results, photos, Etc.

    2014 Soling 1 Meter R5CR Results, Photos, Etc.

    2013 Soling 1 Meter R5CR Results, Photos, Etc.

    2013 RG CUP REGATTA RESULTS, Photos, Etc.

    2012 RG CUP REGATTA RESULTS, Photos, Etc.

    2012 Soling 1 Meter R5CR Results, Photos, Etc.

    2011 REGATTA RESULTS, Photos, Etc.

    2010 REGATTA RESULTS, Photos, Etc.


    Peter Roupas videos of one heat of the 2009 RG Cup Regatta may be viewed HERE.
    And another of the 2013 Soling 1 m R5CR may be found HERE.
    And one of the 2013 RG Cup Regatta is HERE.

    The Duke City Model Yacht Club (DCMYC) is sanctioned by the American Model Yachting Association (AMYA) as club No. 213. The club promotes radio-controlled model sailboat racing for the benefit of the membership. Club activities include: Model sailboat racing, development of model sailboats and components, and the conduct of regattas with similar associations. DCMYC is the only AMYA club in the state, and membership is not limited to Albuquerque residents.

    Albuquerque was founded in 1706 and named after the Spanish Duke of Alburquerque. Hence Albuquerque is referred to as the DUKE CITY. The first "r" was dropped from the city name in the 1800's.

    Thirteen Solings enroute to the windward mark, February 2001 at Tingley Trench. Photo by Petynia, camera by Carlson.

    Racing and RD Schedule

    Newsletters & Race Results

    About DCMYC

    About AMYA

    The Sailing Rules

    History of DCMYC

    The yachts we sail

    Where we sail

    Club Officers

    Contacting us

    Pre-2006 photos

    Membership Application

    Soling & RG-65 Photos

    DCMYC Handbook pdf

    Race Director Duties

    Sources of Boats and Components

    A Glossary of Sailing Terms has been compiled from several sources by Joe Frasier:

    About DCMYC

    The club races under International Sailing Federation (ISAF) rules. The Soling One Meter class yachts race on the second and fourth Saturdays, and the RG65 class races on the first and third Saturdays each month for points; trophies are awarded at the years end banquet to the top skippers in each class. Special events may also held during the year. The club was formed in April 1996.

    A history of DCMYC is here.

    MEMBERSHIP Includes full rights to participate in club sailing events and vote on club affairs; membership is not limited to local residents. Dues are pro-rated, and may vary from year to year. Contact the Club Secretary for current dues. A copy of the Membership Application is available in PDF.

    About AMYA

    The AMYA is devoted to promoting the designing, building, racing, and preservation of all model sailing yachts. These goals are pursued by recognizing certain classes of model yachts, sanctioning model yacht regattas, recognizing model yacht clubs, publishing the magazine Model Yachting, and promoting model yachting in general. Any model yachting enthusiast will benefit by joining the AMYA and meeting others with the same interests. AMYA members who are U.S. citizens may compete for the U.S. in international competitions. More information may be found at AMYA web site.

    Racing Rules

    The DCMYC races under the same rules used by Full size, walk-on boats, those promulgated by the ISAF.

    A tutorial on Racing Rules (.pdf 428 KB) intended for new skippers and useful to all may be found here.

    Download the Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 (.pdf 850 KB) here.

    Download a study version that explains the (2013-2016) changes and why they were made (.pdf 1.5 MB) here.

    A fun, interactive sailing rules learning game is here.

    The yachts we sail

    The Soling One Meter (S1m) is 1 meter (39.4 inches) long, weighs 10 pounds with its 54" mast, and uses flat dacron cloth sails. Two radio control channels--sails and rudder--are permitted. The class rules are very strict in that no performance enhancing changes may be made. We have been racing the S1m class yacht since January 1998. Approximate costs: Basic kit without electronics, $198, electronics, from $90 to $260; The boat is available built and ready to sail, see manufacturer for details. This kit requires model building experience to complete. The club has a building jig available for members use. More information may be found at the S1m web site.

    The RG-65 is the second class raced by the Club. Almost a new class for AMYA, it has been raced in South America since the 1950's, and in Europe for several years. This boat is a "Development" class in that it may be modified by the owner for enhanced performance. The primary restrictions on the boat are length, 65 cm (about 25.5"), sail area 2250 sq cm (450 sq inches) and mast height 110 cm (about 43"). Hull, keel, and sail shapes are open. The ready-to-sail weight is generally less than 3 pounds. This boat seems well suited for the size of our pond, and is easy to transport in any vehicle. We hosted the first National Championship Race for this class in November 2010. RG-65 class rules may be found at the RG65 class owners site

    Sources for RC Sailboats and Components may be found here.

    Sources for RC Sailboat building tips may be found here.

    --Tingley Model Boat Pond--

    The Pond is five years old, July 8, 2011, a Bill Klein Photo.

    Where we sail

    To visit us, contact a club officer for time. All are welcome and we will help you sail one of our boats before or after the races.

    We now have a permanent year round sailing location with handy parking, handicap access, and nearby toilet facilities. To reach the Tingley Beach Aquatic Park, exit I-40 at Rio Grande Blvd (exit 157A); then south 0.8 mile to Central Ave; then west 0.6 mile to Tingley Dr; then south about 1/10th mile to the Tingley Beach entrance road. Or from I25, exit at Lead-Coal (exit 224); then West 2.2 miles on Lead Avenue to Tingley Drive, then North 0.6 miles past the three fishing lakes to Tingley Beach entrance road. The Model boat pond is immediately North of the entrance road.

    Some Details on the Model Boat Pond

    Two sections of eight foot wide steps directly into the water are provided for those who prefer to walk into the water to launch or "mess" with their boats. The pond edges are sloped about 45 degrees from the edge of the sidewalk down to a four foot depth at the edges and about five feet deep at the lake center line. The pond has a five foot wide concrete sidewalk adjacent to the water around the entire pond. The water is chemically treated to reduce vegetation, and no fish are planted.

    The pond is slightly hour glass shaped with the distance across the pond at the neck about 125 feet. The pond widens to about 160 feet to the right and left of this neck. The long axis of the pond is 322 feet, oriented about NNW-SSE.

    Tingley Beach details, Before and After.

    Club Officers 2014

    Commodore--- Pete Eschman

    Regatta Captain--- Pat Montalvo

    Treasurer--- Peter Roupas

    Webmaster Jim Scheibner, jscheib[at]swcp[dot]com

    Contacting us

                 email:  dcmyc.info@gmail.com
          By USPS mail:  Pete Eschman---DCMYC
                         1916 Conita Real SW
                         Albuquerque, NM 87105
              By phone: (505) 873-1517

    Soling Photos
    Click on photo to enlarge

    Barging at the line as the wind changes May '08. Boucher photo.(86K)

    Five Soling 1 meters May '08. Jiron photo.(59K)

    Almost too much wind for the S1m May '08. Boucher photo.(103K)

    Paddle faster guys! K.Bailey photo. (76K)

    RG-65 Photos
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    Albuquerques RG-65 Fleet, Aug 2,08--K.Bailey photo
    Left to right, Jim, Steve, Michael, Earl, John
    Center boat is JIF-65, other four are ABQ65 hulls designed by Earl.

    Skippers at the First Annual (2008) Rio Grande Cup Regatta, October 2008--K.Bailey photo

    L-R, Steve, Michael,John, Jim, Earl with Carveth in front.

    Heading for the start at the First Annual (2008) Rio Grande Cup Regatta, October 2008--Boucher photo

    A good RG-65 start,July '08. Boucher photo.(115K)

    Please send comments to:
    Webmaster, Jim Scheibner