We are Club 100 of the American Model Yachting Association (AMYA) serving the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Our home port is Elon, home of Elon University, located three miles north of Interstate 85, and adjacent to Burlington, NC. Our membership requirements are simply a radio controlled sailboat and the desire to race it. Since AMYA, the parent organization, takes care of 99.9% of the organization we have NO DUES other than those of AMYA. Membership in AMYA is suggested once you determine that model yacht sailing is for you! We invite you to visit us, try our R/C boats, then get your own boat and join the fun! When you visit, be sure to say, " hello" to any of the club members and ask questions. To join the AMYA please click on this link and follow instructions.
Below, you will find details of the boat we sail, the East Coast 12 Meter, the history of the PMYC, manufacturers who can provide kits, parts, R/C equipment and sails, the 2011 schedule of events at PMYC, a listing of R/C frequencies in use at PMYC, the rules for the Dixie Cup,a three-state competition for EC-12Ms, directions to our pond (and those of our sister clubs), Google Street View Map ,contact for both snail mail and e-mail (including those of our sister clubs) are listed, and finally, the Century Boatyard listing of area boats for sale and sought, as a service to those of you who may be considering a used boat. Sailmaking 101 is a pictorial review of techniques demonstrated during a recent hands-on EC-12 sail making class. A listing of a few of our favorite EC-12 links is also available below.
East Coast 12 Meter
The primary yacht we sail is the EC-12M which is ideally suited to inland lakes such as at Elon University. The EC-12M is one of eleven one-design classes comprising the AMYA-recognized fleet. Class specifications govern virtually every aspect of these yachts from hull and sail design to permitted remote controlled functions. Approximately 5 feet long, with a mast standing about six feet over the deck, the EC-12M weighs in at about twenty-three pounds. Visit the EC-12M class website for the latest information about this model yacht.
To receive the periodic email newsletter for and about EC12M activities in North America, go to EC12 Net Subscription Page and complete your registration. The EC12 Net covers the latest class news and provides reminders of upcoming special events and regattas.
Originally a towing tank model for a Charlie Morgan twelve meter, the EC-12M can be transported in all but the smallest of cars, sailed in shallow waters, and in winds from mere zephyrs to light gales. The hull is shaped so as to shed dead leaves and other flotsam and jetsam, an important feature when sailing on inland lakes.
Used EC-12Ms are sometimes available for $800 or more, and new ones in various stages of completion for $1350 and up.
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