Frequently Asked Quesions...
Question 1: Why do I need to join AMYA before joining NMYC?
Answer 1: Our club has been a member of The American Model Yacht Association for many years. We partner with AMYA to secure pond owner insurance of $1M coverage and up to $1M for each claim. Because over 60 clubs like ours partner with AMYA we are able to secure liability coverage for the pond owner and this helps us secure ponds to race our boats on at a very reasonable annual cost of $50.00 per pond to the club.
Question 2: Why do I have to learn the racing rules of sailing?
Answer 2: Consider the analogy of driving a car...you need to know the rules in order to drive safely in a crowded environment. Many times we will have 15 boats all racing toward a windward mark so it is important that we all know and understand the basic "rules of the road".
Question 3: Where can I buy a used R/C sailboat?
Answer 3: Start out by checking the classified section of this website. We post pictures of boats for sale as a service for our club members. You can also check local hobby shops and other AMYA clubs in Punta Gorda, Orlando, Palm Beach Gardens and Jacksonville. Get club links from the AMYA page.
Question 4: Is there someone in Naples Model Yacht Club who can help me to learn how tune my boat?
Answer 4: Yes, contact your fleet captain listed in this web site. He is an expert in setting up his class of boats. There are set-up sheets for our two most popular classes, the Soling 1meter and the DragonFlite 95. Download these for detailed explanations of how to set up your boat.