...this is what new members say..
I've lived in London for 20 years and have always enjoyed Hyde Park. I'd often spotted model yachts racing on the Round Pond, and six months ago I wandered up to one of the chaps sailing his yacht. After chatting a little, I was offered the controller to sail the boat. Just five minutes at the helm was all it took - I was hooked. This generous and welcoming approach is a mark of the Club, and I retuned the next weekend to sail a yacht at the Club's invitation. Six month down the line, I now own a beautiful 10 Rater and am enjoying the opportunity to race competitively on Sundays.
What's the attraction?
...it's a combination of things. The yachts themselves are racing machines, with carbon fibre hulls and fully adjustable rigging that deliver speed and acceleration on the water. I have sailed all my life and racing these yachts presents all the same challenges and refinements as full sized racing machines. ...the LMYC is a genuinely friendly and welcoming place to spend a Sunday morning. My young son loves to come and watch and I'm sure he'll be keen to have a go when he is old enough. If like me you've seen racing on the Round Pond and wanted to have a go, do stop by for a chat. Be warned, you may well get hooked too.
Join the LMYC club in central London
Model sailing is a competitive sport.
Model sailing is a fantastic hobby.
It fosters technical understanding and skills.
Make lasting friends with a very friendly and interested crowd.
Newcomers can get started with one of the club's own '10 Rater', 'IOM', 'DF95' and 'Vintage' sailing boats.
Juniors can join the club at a reduced annual membership fee, they just "pay their age"