Lake Parsippany Model Yacht Club

 

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The Lake Parsippany Model Yacht Club was officially formed in March 2017.  

Club members have been sailing from Johnson Beach, but they have permission to launch their yachts from any beach or association facility.  

Joining LPMYC is free if you are a LP member already.

Contact: Michel Roure michelusf11@optonline.net

 

We don’t have a fix schedule for sailing as a club yet.  As our membership grows, we will set up an email chain to better coordinate sailing together as a club.  

 

We have set up a small course for practicing in front of Johnson beach.

You’ll find us there sailing three or four times a week as the weather permits. 

Feel free to stop and chat.  Test sail one of our yachts if you don’t have your own.

 

Any size radio controlled sail boat is welcome.  Just no motor boats, gas or electric.  We are a sails-only club.

Don’t worry if you haven’t sailed before, or don’t have a boat of your own.  We can help you get started. 

 

It is a great way to get you kids off the couch and the video games.  Sailing model boats makes a great parent-child hobby too.  They will learn something new too.  So will you.

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There are many ways to get started.  Buy a ready-made boat.  Build from a kit or even build from plans.

We have club members that build their own yachts. So if you think you want to try that, we can help you there too. 

Our club just finished a two “sister” IOM yachts.  Yachts can be built up plank by plank, like the ships of old were made.  

 

 

Once the planking is complete it is covered with a thin layer of fiber glass for form the water tight hull.  The whole process can be completed in about one month working a few hours a day.

In this photo you can see one of the new “sisters”, Yellow, is chasing a world class ready- made IOM, Orange.  Lots of fun.  It is very satisfying to build and sail your own IOM.

Plus, conditions on our lake are perfect for this class of radio controlled yacht.

 

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2017 Regatta Group  

 

LPMYC Second Annual Regatta

We lucked out and had perfect weather of our 2nd Annual Summer Regatta. John, the Commodore of the Central Park Model Yatch Club came from Manhattan to presided over our Regatta. John has been a member of CPMYC for 50 years now.

The Lady's Club provided a great lunch for the skippers. And Stan was very helpful during the entire event, our man on the water, managing all water side tasks and yacht recovery. THANK YOU!! 

 

We had a good turn out again this year. Eight skippers from nearby clubs came, and we sailed a total of 18 races from 10 am until 3 pm. The top three skippers were Michel, Bob and Steve.

All of the visiting skippers commented how lucky the LPMYC is to have such a great place to sail. We all look forward to the next time we can get together on the lake again.

LPMYC wants to thank all who helped make this day happen. An event like this requires a team effort and thanks to the help of the LPPOA we had another great day on the lake. Thanks again everyone......!

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We lucked out and had perfect weather of our 2nd Annual Summer Regatta. John, the Commodore of the CPMYC, came from Manhattan to presided over our Regatta. John has been a member of CPMYC for 50 years now. The Lady's Club provided a great lunch for the skippers. And Stan was very helpful during the entire event, our man on the water, managing all water side tasks and yacht recovery. THANK YOU!! We had a good turn out again this year. Eight skippers from nearby clubs came, and we sailed a total of 18 races from 10 am until 3 pm. The top three skippers were Michel, Bob and Steve. All of the visiting skippers commented how lucky the LPMYC is to have such a great place to sail. We all look forward to the next time we can get together on the lake again. LPMYC wants to thank all who helped make this day happen. An event like this requires a team effort and thanks to the help of the LPPOA we had another great day on the lake. Thanks again everyone......!