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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Regatta Captain--- Stephen Bailey
Treasurer--- Peter Roupas
email: email@example.com By USPS mail: Pete Eschman---DCMYC 1916 Conita Real SW Albuquerque, NM 87105 By phone: (505) 873-1517
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)
A good RG-65 start,July '08. Boucher photo.(115K)