The AMYA Board met in a Special Meeting Thursday April 3, about and solely about the Corona Virus COVID-19 pandemic. Participating in that meeting was a medical doctor with a background in epidemiology, and who has been advising the AMYA Officers for the last month or so regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Radio sailing is a social event. AMYA Members and participants are generally 60 years of age or older. If infected, older people are more likely to become seriously ill or die. There is no specific treatment for COVID-19 infection once one gets the disease. So every effort must be made to prevent being infected, thus the USA and State, as well as local authorities’ rationale for Strict Social Separation.

Model sailing as a group is simply not worth the risk to our Members, in the mind of your Officers and Board of Directors.

The AMYA Board unanimously decided to take the following actions:

All AMYA-sanctioned events are to be cancelled or postponed until at least July 1, 2020. This includes all Regional and National Championship regattas.

All forms of “advertising” by the AMYA, for ALL sailing activity of every type have been removed, and will not appear for the months of April, May, and June 2020. The forms of advertising that the AMYA provides are the AMYA website’s Regatta Calendar, the AMYA Model Yachting magazine, and the e-mailed AMYA Bulletin.
The AMYA cannot ORDER local clubs to take any action. That is the role of local Club leaders. We recommend that all local Clubs consult with and follow the recommendations of their local Boards of Health, County, Municipal, and State recommendations concerning Club activities. Please do not try to find ways around social separation- consider the safety of your Members.

As we go forward, the above actions and recommendations will be reviewed by the Board, with the idea of providing any changes in time for regatta hosts, managers, and Classes to make changes and/or further postpone if that becomes necessary.

Mike Wyatt
AMYA President

April 5th, 2020|

Final Results 2020 Region 5 Championship (2 pages)

The Corpus Christi “Blast” lived up to its name! With half of the regatta sailed in “C” rigs, there were smiles all around by those sailing or watching the races. A great venue on top of a staircase bulkhead gave competitors and spectators exceptional visibility of the race course.

Mark Golison sailed a consistent regatta to take the title, while Steve Landeau outlasted Gary Boell by a single point over the 32 races.

2020 AMYA IOM R5 Championship 3
March 1st, 2020|

Update: International One Meter – 2020 Region 5 Championship Regatta – The TX “BLAST”

February 28, 29 & 1 March 2020 – Corpus Christi, TX

Make sure to make travel plans and attend this event!

Here is what we can promise:

  • Stellar Race Management with two top International Race Officers
  • Anticipated good breeze,
  • Competitive Field of Skippers representing IOM Regions throughout the USA,
  • Great Food,
  • and More Fun than at any other IOM Regional ever, at what maybe considered the best sailing venue in North America.

Custom awards produced by IOM Skipper Mark Cooper for places 1st – 3rd. And very nice 4th, & 5th, including Corinthian skipper & Special Finisher awards.

Thanks to a generous sponsor, we are now able to host a Skipper Dinner on Saturday Night. Guest will be $25 each.

There are many $50 gift certificate raffle prizes donated by our host sponsors — Midwest Model Yachting, and Hot Sails, fun prizes as well and a Special Awards presentation.

This event is not to be missed, so I hope to see all of you there!

NOR & Online Registration Link

February 8th, 2020|
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