Monterey Bay Model Yacht Club

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The Monterey Bay Model Yacht Club is open to anyone with an interest in model yacht sailing and willing to pay the $45 membership fee. These fees support racing events. If you are interested in joining, please contact our commodore, Jeff Depew at .

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UK-HALSEY Sailing Rules Quiz

UK-HALSEY is an easy way for sailors to learn the Racing Rules from computer animations that show boats moving through common race course situations.

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The mission of the Monterey Bay Model Yacht Club is to perpetuate:
  • Model yachting skills, including building, tuning, and racing
  • Sportsmanship and fellowship of sailors
  • Our right to have some FUN
  • From March through October, club members vie for position in an annual Club Points Series sailing ODOMs, Soling 50s, Vintage Marbleheads and Wheelers.  Friday evenings from March 14th through October 31st, the "casual" racing is held at Pinto Lake beginning at 4PM for the Skippers Meeting. First race starts at 4:30.
  • The 2013 Club ODOM Series winner was Stan Pleskunas, followed by Rich Ludt and Dave Misunas.

  • The 2014 ODOM Marathon was sailed April 26th at Pinto Lake in Watsonville.  In a surprising upset Jeff Depew won with an asterisk, followed by George Ribeiro (as Jess Atkinson, the 2012 & 2103 winner was not in attendance) in gorgeous conditions and variable winds.  Another great event with Ron Saxon as Race Director.

  • The Fourth Annual 2014 Bay Area Wheeler Series schedule is now set.  Once again, many thanks to the participating hosting clubs; North Bay RC Sailing Club, San Francisco Model Yacht Club, South Bay Model Yacht Club and Monterey Bay Model Yacht Club.
  • 1st Race - NBRCSC April 5 at the Marin Civic Center
  • 2nd Race - SFMYC June 28 At Spreckles Lake in Golden Gate Park
  • 3rd Race - SBMYC Sept 20 at Lake Cunningham in San Jose
  • 4th Race - MBMYC Oct 18 at Lake El Estero in Monterey


  • The 2013 Bay Area Wheeler Series Jim Mayne Commemorative Trophy was won by Jess Atkinson (also the 2012 Wheeler NCR winner).  He will be defending his title as emphatically as ever and once again the man to beat.  
  • We will announce periodic races at El Estero in Monterey, currently targeting the third Saturday of each month.

    Members have access to the full site... visitors are welcome to check out what's going on via the home page.



ODOM Race Standings for 2014 27 Replies

Race scores and overal standing through 5/16/2014Continue

Started by Richard Ludt. Last reply by Richard Ludt Oct 28, 2014.

2014 ODOM marathon

The 2014 ODOM Marathon was held at Pinto Lake CA. April 26 2014We arrived at the lake about 8:30 to set marks, set the pop-up tent, place coolers with drinks/sandwiches and collect registrations. The…Continue

Started by Dave Misunas Apr 30, 2014.

Link to online article mentioning MBMYC and Pinto Lake RC sailing

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Started by Dave Misunas Mar 15, 2014.

Write up on our... 1st sail with Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club

The Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club invited the Monterey Bay Model Yacht Club to sail RC boats with them on Lake El Estero Saturday February 15.  Their club boat is the Victoria. We arrived early and…Continue

Started by Dave Misunas Mar 15, 2014.

Where Do We Sail?

Pinto Lake

Come Join the members of the Monterey Bay Model Yacht Club for Racing at Pinto Lake in Watsonville, CA for Friday afternoon races between March and November!

Wondering how to get there? Check out the map and details below. We sail to the right of the dock at the south side of the lake.

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El Estero

We periodically race at El Estero in beautiful Monterey, CA. These races are announced on the events page.

Location of race starts depends on the wind conditions. With an offshore breeze, we sail on the eastern side of lake off of Cam Aquajito, between the Pearl Street bridge and Del Monte Ave. With an offshore breeze, we sail on the southwest side of the lake, off of Cam El Estero, between Bridge Street and Fremont Street.

Here's more on how to get to El Estero Lake.
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