Orange County Model Sailing Club (OCMSC) has an idyllic venue for competitive Radio Control (RC) sailboat racing or relaxed model boat sailing. The 9-acre lake is in one of the nation’s loveliest and in the best maintained parks that prides itself on accommodating RC skippers and RC sailboats. OCMSC has one of the countries most active model sailing schedules.
Whether you are an experienced RC skipper, model boatbuilder, or simply interested in learning more about RC sailboats, OCMSC is a great place to meet, learn and participate.
In fact, if you are interested in RC Sailing, come to the lake and meet some of our skippers.
Monthly points race series are held on specific weekends for these American Model Yachting Association (AMYA) sailboat classes:
Other OCMSC activities include Southern California Yachting Association - SCYA Midwinter Regattas, informal practice and fun sailing on Wednesdays, yearly Schooner Argosy and picnic for scale model sailing craft, as well as a Christmas Light Parade of model boats.
Here’s information you will find useful to participate in the monthly points races for the OCMSC club racing season.
Skippers’ meetings are at 11:30 am.
12 races usually finish before 3 pm.
A lunch break after race 4 and another break after race 8.
Bring your own lunch.
There is no fee to race for club members.
Guests skippers are welcome to race with the appropriate class sailboat.
Orange County charges to enter the park. Annual passes are available with discounts for seniors.
OCMSC at Mason Park is often the venue for regional and national championship regattas.
Download OCMSC 2023 Annual Regatta Schedule, latest v.010523. Please note that it is subject to change throughout the year. Join OCMSC or subscribe to receive changes and email reminders of upcoming regattas and events.
TOCMSC will again host an RC model yacht regatta with the VO70 for the Southern California Yachting Association’s (SCYA) Annual Midwinter Regatta on Saturday, February 11 at William R. Mason Regional Park, Irvine, CA.
The SCYA Midwinter Regatta is the West Coast’s largest annual yachting event. For over a century, a quarter of a million skippers from San Diego to Santa Barbara yacht clubs have participated in SCYA’s Midwinter Regatta. In 2023 SCYA expects about 25 yachting venues, 100 classes, and over 600 boats, not counting about 50 model RC sailboats.
SCYA will provide awards and registration. The Regatta entry fee for each boat is $15 per boat.
Don Frakes has created a terrific T-Shirt for this event. It’s available in several colors with long and short sleeves. To see these and many other Don Frakes T-shirt designs for RC boats and OCMSC.
OCMSC is the home club to the growing VO70 fleet. If you’re interested in acquiring a VO70, or you’re not racing and have a VO70 you want to sell, contact: OCMSClub@gmail.com
RC sailboats on Mason Park Lake shown on the back of a classic T-Shirt. Created by award-winning designers, Don Frakes who did the overall design and graphics, and Bob Schumacher who created the illustration of racing model sailboats. T-Shirts in this design are available in black, blue and white, and sold at HotRazor.com as well as other Don Frakes designs for the DF95, DF65, US1Meter, Newport 12 and VO70 classes.
OCMSC sails on the beautiful 9-acre lake within the 339 acre Mason Regional Park. The Park offers something for every member of the family. There are ample parking lots, walking and bike paths, a wilderness hiking area, three separate toddler areas, outdoor barbeque facilities and picnic pagodas, all in the middle of Irvine, CA, one of America’s first and most successful planned communities.
OCMSC has one of model sailings most active schedules with monthly class racing as well as other events:
US1Meter — 2 semiannual race series
DragonFlite 95 — 2 semiannual race series
DragonForce 65 — 2 semiannual race series
VO70 — 1 annual race series
ODOM — 2 regattas.
Wednesday Fun Sailing
Christmas Model Boat Light Parade
SCYA Midwinter Regattas
Regattas for other classes from time to time
Annual dues are $20.
Your membership includes: all monthly Club Race Series • Wednesday Fun Sailing • Schooner Argosies • Christmas Model Boat Light Parade and Picnic • Earned Trophies • the Annual Schedule and Updates • eMail notifications of upcoming races and events.
If you’re not ready to become a member, you can subscribe at no charge to receive our annual schedule and updates. We welcome guest skippers to sail with us. Bring the appropriate class sailboat for the respective series we will be racing, or participate in non-racing events.