T-37 Model Yacht Racing Going Strong

T-37 racing at the SYC. Photo by Neil Rabinowitz from Northwest Yachting.

T-37 racing at the SYC. Photo by Neil Rabinowitz from Northwest Yachting.

Heads up, there’s a race Sunday, December 1st, and you’re invited! T-37 model yacht racing at the public dock across from the Ajax Cafe by the Boat School with the first race starting at noon. There’s a good chance you’ll get handed one of the controllers and get a chance to sail one of these powered up model yachts. With just two channels, one winch trims the sails and the other runs the rudder, sailing the boats isn’t hard. But like any kind of sailboat racing, being good enough to finish in front is a challenge.

The long range forecast is for mild wx (48°), 40% chance of rain, and 10 knots from the SSW. With this direction we should be in the rain shadow of the Olympics, so maybe no or just slight rain. Come equipped anyway. Lucas will try to film some starts with his GoPro camera on the start line–fodder for winter training session on over early, starting strategies, rights, etc. Don’t miss being one of the stars in the next You Tube viral hit. This is the 5th race in our 6 race fall series. Here is a chance to get your first throwout, or get a fourth race on your score card. Right now, Dan Darrow has the lead with Bill Jones (PMYC), Tom Condon, Lucas Hurt, and John Oliveira all vying for second. See you there.

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