RC Model Sailing In Southern California

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.

Race, Relax or Learn to Skipper an RC Sailboat.

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.

OCMSC Races 5 Sailboat Classes

Monthly points race series are held on specific weekends for these American Model Yachting Association (AMYA) sailboat classes:

  • DragonFlite 95

  • DragonForce 65

  • VO70

  • US1Meter

  • ODOM

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.

VO70 RC sailboats at OCMSC
US1Meter RC sailboats at OCMSC
RC Schooner

Monthly Points Races

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.

Download 2023 Regatta Schedule

VO70 2023 National Championship Regatta

OCMSC will again host the VO70 National Championship Regatta. It will be held on Saturday, October 28 thru Sunday 29 at William R. Mason Regional Park, Irvine, CA. Friday, Oct 27 is an optional practice day.

The regatta is open to all class legal VO70 boats. It is limited to 20 skippers/boats. OCMSC will provide awards and registration. The Regatta entry fee for each boat is $25 per boat.

Click here to Download the Notice Of Race

Home Club for the VO70

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

OCMSC & RC BOAT Tee Shirts

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.

Mason Park

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.

Become A Member

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

  • Schooner Argosies

  • Picnics

  • 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 Yet Ready to Join

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.

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