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The Dragon Force Points Race scheduled for Sunday, May 28th WILL NOT be held. The June 3rd US1M Points Race may be similarly affected. Its status will be updated as it gets nearer to that date.

May 24

Pete called to let me know there was a problem with the pond water level that would not be resolved for several weeks. Accordingly, I sent OC Parks the following e-mail:

"A club member who was sailing today called to let me know that the pond water level is quite low due to a broken pipe and may remain that way for a matter of weeks. In fact it is so low that it was difficult to find a spot where it was sufficiently deep to launch one of our smaller class boats. Could you please keep me apprised of this situation so that I can either cancel or reschedule upcoming events? In particular we have an event due to be held this Sunday and the next the following Saturday."

I received this reply:

"Hello Fred,

Unfortunately, our lake is filled with reclaimed water and the main irrigation line that broke was a reclaimed water line. We have started to work on the water line and as a result we are anticipating the irrigation water to be shut off for a minimum of 3 weeks possibly longer. We have placed an alert on our website notifying the public of this maintenance repair. Please continue to check our website for updates. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please let me know if you have any questions.


Freddy Jimenez
Office Technician | Mason Regional Park
OC Parks
18712 University Drive, Irvine, CA 92612"

"The art of racing is not in winning, but in winning so that the rest of the fleet are pleased you have won, and the only way they can be pleased is for you to have shown better helmsmanship than they and also shown perfect sportsmanship."

Uffa Fox**  

** Uffa Fox (1898-1972), an English boat designer and sailing enthusiast responsible for many of the developments which have contributed to the modern popularity of dinghy sailing. Thanks to Shoe for bringing this to the club's attention.

CHANGES TO THE RACING RULES FOR 2017 and New Rules Videos Lessons

A primer that might be helpful for all skippers.

The 2017 schedule can be accessed by clicking on the thumbnail below:

About OCMSC:

To those of you who wish to learn more about radio controlled sailing, racing, and about our organization, Orange County Model Sailing Club (OCMSC), you have come to the right place.  Our regular sailing location is the pond at William R. Mason Regional Park in Irvine, California to which you can get driving instructions by clicking on "View Larger Map" below.

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We sail almost every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from about 10:30 am to 2:00 pm except when we are visiting other clubs on regattas.  You are more than welcome to join us and we will be happy to let you use one of our yachts to experience the fun and excitement of radio controlled sailing.

To start sailing is relatively inexpensive if you build your own yacht from scratch, buy a kit and build it yourself or buy a used yacht.  Our club sails several classes.  The US One Meter, Soling One Meter, V32Dragon Force 65, US12 and Micro Magic are the boats we have on our schedule for practice racing and regattas. The Schooners or any boat you would like to bring to the pond are what we sail on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, no racing just a chance to socialize and fun sail.

Over thirty classes are recognized by the American Model Yachting Association (AMYA). This 40 year old national organization was founded to further the development of building, sailing, and racing radio controlled yachts.  The OCMSC is affiliated with this national organization, and during the thirty plus year history of the OCMSC we have been fortunate to host several national championship regattas and have produced past and present national champions.

On a regular basis you can find our members sailing for pleasure and practicing at Mason Park. Besides sailing for fun and practice, we host scheduled regattas/points races every month of the year, where other club members are invited to race for glory.  Radio controlled sailing is a wonderful way to spend time relaxing from the everyday pressures of life.  OCMSC is made up of people from all walks of life. We are a family oriented group and welcome family involvement.

Please come down to the Mason Park and get to know our members, sail our boats and become familiar with the sport of radio controlled sailing.

We hope to see you soon.

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