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RC Yacht Racing -
All the thrills but without the spills!

Two classes of yacht sailed on a regular basis including the

International One Metre and
The Six Metre

Come and have a go!

Welcome to the Lee Valley Model Yacht Club

This site contains information on:

* The club
* Radio Controlled Yachts
* Yacht racing and
* A popular personal handicapping system

See contents list on right

Go to Downloads Page


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Click here to see IOM yachts in force 3/4 action at the Lifeboat Pennant Open Meeting (large file 4.2MB)

is the home of
The Rygged Start
Personal Handicapping System for radio controlled model y
achts now in use throughout the world


We are happy to give newcomers to the sport guidance with building a class yacht from scratch and give instruction in the racing rules for radio controlled yachts.


Come along and have a go
Although we hold organised racing for only the IOM and R6M classes we will welcome anyone with any RC sailing yacht. If you do not already have a boat then don't rush out and buy one until you have seen boats in action at the club as you might otherwise be disappointed if you can't join in with the existing boats. The Sailing Programme shows when we sail but do heed the warning to check before you come.
LVMYC Picture Gallery


This site was created by:

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Sailing at Clayton Hill Country Park.
The club's water is located in the Lee Valley Country Park at Clayton Hill, Nazeing, on the Herts/Essex borders.

Web Site Contents

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About the club and how to find us: A brief history and introduction to the club and how to find it
(including maps).
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Sailing Programme: We sail IOMs on most Wednesdays and IOMs and R6M on alternate Sundays
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Classes Sailed: Information about the classes of yacht regularly sailed at LVMYC.
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The Rygged Start: A personal handicapping system now adopted by many clubs throughout the world - including some of our full-size yachting cousins.
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How do they do it?: An introduction to the control systems used in a radio controlled yacht - the International One Metre Yacht is used as a simplified example.
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An introduction to yacht racing:

A brief introduction to radio controlled yacht racing.

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Series Racing

Our series racing system and results.

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Feedback Send us your comments and suggestions on this site
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Downloads                            Provides Excel workbooks specifically tailored to score the Heat Management System in 2013 and 2014 versions
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Picture Gallery A selection of photographs to give a flavour of what goes on at Lee Valley Model Yacht Club

For more information about the the club
and radio controlled yacht racing
please e-mail Henry at the club


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