Model yacht club hosting national championship in Madison Township

The Western Reserve Model Yacht Club is hosting the 2018 Soling 1 Meter Class National Championship Regatta.

The event runs from Sept. 25 through Sept. 29, and the public is invited to Boy Scout Camp Stigwandish at 7497 Ross Road in Madison Township. The alternative location is Townline Park in North Perry Village.

Soling 1 Meter radio controlled model sailboats are approximately one-eighth scale models of the Soling — previously a 27-foot Olympic-class sailboat.

The model Solings are 1-meter — about 40 inches long — weigh 10 pounds and stand about 65 inches tall from the bottom of the keel to the top of the mast. They are plastic kit-based and sail by radio control as the skipper adjust sails and steers his or her craft up to a distance of about five-eighths of a mile.

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