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SBSC Model Yacht Racing (SBMYC)


Radio Controlled Model Yacht sailing is an exciting social sport accessible to all over the age of 16yrs. It can be a challenging pastime both for sailors when racing and for model makers constructing their own craft.

From 1st April to Mid-October on Friday Evenings at 5:00 p.m. the Model Yacht Section has exclusive use of the lake when we meet to race and socialise. All clubhouse facilities are open to members at these times. We welcome all - be they landlubbers, sailors, model makers or just interested in trying something new. We sail two classes of yacht; the DragonFlite 95 (DF95) and the International One Metre (IOM), both are exciting and challenging to sail and provide very competitive racing. The DF 95 is a one-design boat that is affordable, available as an easily assembled kit and can come complete with a radio. The IOM is a development class making it a more complex craft which can be bought complete but is of particular interest to model makers who can build their own modified designs within the class rules.


Membership is open to SBSC members and anyone wishing to join the sailing club aged 16 yrs. and over. All Model Yacht Section members enjoy the benefits of SBSC Social Family Membership, including access to the clubhouse and the full programme of the clubs social activities.

Annual Membership to the Model Yacht Section for 2024 is £70; this includes Social Family Membership and £10 for your MYA subscription (a requirement for all).

All other categories of SBSC members are free to join us but still need to pay the additional £10 annual MYA subscription.

Full details of how to join Snettisham Beach Sailing Club including the membership application form can be found (HERE)

Please contact Peter Hutchinson at or phone 01485 540775, if you are interested in joining us, or have any questions about sailing radio-controlled model yachts.


Informal sailing begins on 29th March 2024 and continues until the start of the racing programme consisting of an event each Friday, start at 5:30pm. Each event is made up of seven races, five to count (two discards). The events are combined into two Series of nine events each, seven to count (two discards)


Spring Series: 3rd May, 10th May, 17th May, 24th May, 7th June, 14th June, 21st June, 28th June followed by: Summer Series: 5th July, 12th July, 19th July, 26th July, 2nd Aug, 9th Aug, 16th Aug, 23th Aug, 30th Aug. Informal sailing completes the season which will close at the end of September.

New to Model Yachting

We are keen to make everyone welcome and to provide the best opportunity for all to learn and improve their radio sailing skills.  So we are pleased to announce that along with the novice handicap system, we have recently introduced a mentoring scheme, aimed at those who are new to the sport or are ex-sailors taking up radio sailing. (More detail here)

Here's a link to the video:


Last updated 9:55am on 29 March 2024

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