Welcome to the Sun Coast Model Sailing Club.
Welcome to the new Suncoast Model Sailing Club website. We are located in Charlotte County Florida. We sail out of South County Park in Punta Gorda. We have one of the largest radio-controlled sailing clubs in the country, exceeding 80 members.
Obviously, in view of our location, the number of our active members swell during the winter season. Summer finds us still sailing, although we choose a shady side of our pond. We have an excellent venue, not too big, not too small, no weeds, plenty of parking close by and few trees.
We sail five classes of radio controlled model sailboats. The largest class is the Soling 1M. We also sail EC-12, US 12, Micro Magic, and Laser. We are in the process of building a DragonForce fleet. Our pond has two distinct sailing areas so we have little trouble finding pond time.
Because we have so many boats, the Soling 1M class is broken into four divisions for our competitive winter season. We have an entry-level Bronze Fleet followed by Copper, Silver and Gold. One of our most popular activities is the instructional sailing on Monday mornings. More experienced skippers are there to help out the less experienced Bronze fleet captains. The Gold fleet includes past national champions from both the United States and Canada. In 2016 we hosted the first ever Soling 1M Women’s U.S. National Championship. Happy to see that one of our own lady sailors won the regatta and is the current Women’s National Champion.