Our Club Boats - The Victoria and ODOM
Because each class of boat has different characteristics and performance on the water, and so that all members have a common basis from which to sail and learn, we have chosen two standard One-Design Class club boats: the Victoria, and the ODOM.
The Thunder Tiger Victoria, a scaled-down version of an America's Cup style yacht, was selected because of its durability, affordable price, and exceptional sailing performance. The Victoria's measurements are: Length - 30.7", Mast Height- 42.8", Beam- 7.7", and, by class rules, must have a minimum Racing Weight of 4 lbs. 8 oz. The Victoria is sold as a kit that is manufactured by Thunder Tiger and sold by a few licensed vendors. A search of the Internet and asking members of your local club are the best means of finding a Victoria to purchase.
The ODOM (One-Design One Meter) Class is the club's higher performance class. It is some-what larger than the Victoria, and, as the name implies, one meter (39.37") in length, has a beam of 8.25", stands about 6 feet tall and has a minimum racing weight of 7 lbs. 6 oz.
The ODOM and the Victoria classes are both sanctioned by the American Model Yachting Association (AMYA).
Links to websites that have additional information for new or prospective model yacht owners, including the websites of boat/kit retailers and sites with tips and detailed recommendations for assembling the kits, can be found in the Related Links section on the right side of this page.
IMPORTANT:The ODOM and Victoria model yachts both require
a two channel R/C transmitter for controlling the sail and rudder positioning servos, and each boat must operate
on a unique radio channel. The R/C Frequency Assignment Chart list the 75 MHz channels currently assigned to club
members, but before ordering your R/C transmitter, check with the HLMYC secretary and have a channel assigned to you.
Then, when ordering, you can specify an R/C frequency that will not be in conflict with one in use by another member
of the club.