SOLING 1 METER
The Soling 1 Meter was sanctioned in 1993 and is still the largest class of radio controlled sailboats in the AMYA today. The boat is 39.37 inches long and displaces 10lbs.It has a mast height of 52 inches. It is a truly low cost, strict one design class. The approximate cost of the kit and parts needed to finish the boat is $450.
George Balaschak Fleet Captain
Solings sail from 9:00 until 10:30 every Sunday
Solings must be built from a kit available from a single manufacturer:
Victor Model Products
379 County Line Rd
DeRidder, LA 70634
This manufacturer and others offer partially or fully assembled yachts. The hull and deck are vacuum formed styrene plastic, the spars are wood, sails are flat and unpaneled. Despite these limitations, the boat sails well, satisfying even veteran skippers with its balance and handling.
Displacement10 pounds minimum
Sail Area:592 sq. inches
Draft:Approx. 10 inches
Mast height:52 inches
Overall height:65 inches
The Soling One Meter class is managed by the AMYA Soling One Meter Class Secretary and an appointed Class Advisory Committee. The Soling One Meter Class Rules may be downloaded from the links table on this page.