The Villages R/C Model Boat Club
About the Club
The Villages RC Model Boat Club was started a few years ago by some local hobbyists who agreed to meet at the pond regularly. It grew, and by the year 2000 there were over 20 skippers sharing their experience. Then, the club was chartered through The Villages and began conducting regular business meetings at Paradise Center on the second Monday evening of each month. It is operated under by‑laws making it a non‑profit organization. It is managed by an elected Commodore and four additional board members.
The club has grown to over 60 members and presently sails officially twice a week at Lake Mira Mar on Mon.and Wed. (weather permitting). Sailing hours are from 10 am to 1 pm. However, you will often see skippers testing their boats and skills almost anytime.
The club sponsors several events each year, including the annual `Fun Float' in mid‑March in conjunction with The Villages Outdoor‑Expo. Other clubs attend our racing regattas or exhibitions and several local members attend other events across the State. Sanctioned races allow earned points toward regional/national standing. Some of our members are consistent trophy winners. Our club is a member of the AMYA (American Model Yacht Association). Member AMYA #208
Guests are always welcome to come to the pond or business meetings and share in the fun and club activities. We are always looking for new members, however, you must be a resident of The Villages.
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