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Model Yacht Regatta

August 4 - August 6

Model Yacht racing returns to Mystic August 56 with the International One Meter (IOM) and J Class Regional Championships Regattas. Mystic Seaport and The Mystic River Radio Sailors will once again be hosts for these two highly contested events. The IOMs will race on Saturday, followed by the J Class Regional Championship on Sunday at the North End of the Museum. Racing will begin each day at 10 a.m. and continue until 3:30 p.m.

Saturday August 5

The IOM or International One Meter comes to Mystic for the first time. The IOM is a world-class RC sailboat racing in 36 countries with U.S. National Championship that caps out at 85 boats and a World Championship held every 2 years. The boats are built to a “Box Rule,” which means they all “measure” the same but don’t look alike. Make your plans to join us for what promises to be some of the RC Sailing to be presented at the Museum.

Sunday August 6

The J Class returns to the waters of Mystic Seaport for a one day regional event that is synonymous with the Seaport in August. The J Class is the largest RC Class recognized by the American Model Yachting Association. Boats hover around 8 feet in length with 10-foot masts! In some, the level of scale detail is truly a sight to behold. The pride these skippers have in the boats is quite staggering but they have been known to offer the controls to spectators!

Mark your calendars and come and join us for what will truly be an extraordinary weekend at the Seaport!

For more information, contact Chuck Luscomb at c.luscomb@sbcglobal.net