Class Secretary
Name: Mike  Wyatt
Email Class Secretary




Class Summary
Clubs Members Boats
74 457 1252
Helpful Links
National Champions A list of winners since 1993.
Class Secretary review 2023 Year in review
Class Rules as of 10/1/23 Latest Soling Class Rules
Model Yachting Ad Spring 2024 The first ad in the second ad campaign on behalf of the Class
FAQ on the Class Rules Frequently-asked questions
Registering your Soling Registration Form-for NEW and USED Solings- complete and mail with $10 to the Class Secretary
Victor Model Products' Ass'bly Manual The 1997 - 2007 (Last) Assembly Manual Issued by Victor for their Soling 1M Boat.
Victor Soling Builds Updated Building Guide from WRMYC- covers the build of the Victor Model Products kit
Why join the AMYA?? The many reasons YOU need to be an AMYA Member
Electrical and Electronics A look at radios, batteries, charging and chargers.
2024 NCR Results Scores spreadsheet for the 2024 NCR, hosted by the Chicago RC MYC
How to's
Finishing (painting) a Soling 1 Meter
This is a 3DRC Instruction designed for the average hobbyist using spray cans, where the objectives are smooth finish, fast curing, and durability.
How to tune the Soling 1 Meter
How to set the rig vertical, matching the keel. Basic tuning for a balanced helm.
Why the Soling 1 Meter??
Reasons to consider the Soling 1 Meter, by former Class Secretary Frank Vella
How to build your 3DRC Boat
3DS1M Almost-Race-Ready Kit
Protect Your Soling 1 Meter
Build an older Victor Kit
WRMYC build procedure, updated 2/24, about building a Victor Model Products' Soling kit, stronger and better aligned than the standard.
How To Get Started
Article for those thinking about RC sailing
Setting up the Spektrum DX6e Transmitter for RC by Greg Norris
Greg Norris is the Micro Magic Class Secretary. The article runs you through all the ways to use settings of the DX6e including adjusting rudder sensitivity, a "puff mode" reducing the sail setting as a puff hits, reducing rounding up in a puff.
Setting up the FlySkyi6 Transmitter for RC by Greg Norris
Greg Norris is the Micro Magic Class Secretary. The article runs you through all the ways to use settings of the FlySkyi6 including adjusting rudder sensitivity, a "puff mode" reducing the sail setting as a puff hits, reducing rounding up in a puff.
Suppliers
3D RC Boats - for Hulls & Kits,
Vac-U-Boat - for Hulls & Kits,
Midwest Model Yachting - for Rigging Hardware, Sail Manufacturers, Building Materials,
Carr Sails - for Sail Manufacturers,
Leading Edge Hobbies - for Electronics, Hulls & Kits,
Millican Sails - for Sail Manufacturers,
EH Sails - for Sail Manufacturers,
Dion RC Sails - for Sail Manufacturers,
3D RC Boats - for Hulls & Kits,
Windjammer Sails - for Sail Manufacturers, Electronics,
The Soling 1 Meter Class was first sanctioned by the AMYA in 1993. With thousands of kits sold, and some 4000 boats registered, you can find a Club sailing the Soling 1 Meter in ALL 8 AMYA Regions, and three Provinces in Canada. Over 70 USA and Canadian Clubs list the Soling 1 Meter as the one or the only boat that they support. Something like 50% of ALL RC sailors own at least one Soling!! For over thirty years since being AMYA-sanctioned, the "Soling" has been a Class that offered top competition at the local, Regional, and USA as well as Canadian National Championship levels.
The Soling 1 Meter is a true One-Design: All aspects related to performance are intended to be restricted to what can be achieved by building a Kit straight from the manufacturer's instructions. (The Soling 1 Meter Class Rules may be downloaded from the links table on this page.)
Performance: Soling 1 Meters point high, sail fast, and resist "submarining" like some other more narrow and lighter boats. On a fresh reach or run, the boat gives her skipper fully controlled, exhilarating performance. The fin keel draws only about 8" of water, so the Soling 1 Meter is easier to carry and transport, and can be launched from a shore without wading, as well as from a dock. And, the Soling resists snagging in pond weeds - she can almost always be sailed back to shore, instead of having to be rescued by rowboat.
Low total cost: Unlike many RC boats, Soling 1 Meter Class allows one rig, using lower cost flat-paneled polyester sails. The Soling can be sailed in winds from near zero to over 20 MPH, using that single rig. And, in a regatta of less than 5 days' duration, you must use the same rig throughout the regatta. This saves hundreds of dollars for additional rigs and sails required to be bought in order to compete in most other popular designs.
Soling 1 Meters must be built from a kit available from the original manufacturer- Victor Model Products (out of business as of 2018), AND currently only from one of two Class-approved manufacturers:
3DRC Boats offers Almost ready to Sail kits that can be finished in about 12 hours by virtually anyone. 3DRC also sells full rig kits, aluminum mast and booms, with or without major brand sails.
Vac-U- Boats offers an unassembled hull kit.

You cannot modify the interior construction of the 3DRC or Vac-U-Boat kits, such as removing structure, or adding carbon fiber or other "exotic" materials.
Made in the USA: All Solings, since the first off the mold, have been made in the USA.
To buy a NEW Soling, contact one or both of our manufacturers:
3RC Boats TM
sales@3drcboats.com
Doug Rieger
1-440-610-9542
http://3drcboats.com
OR
Vac-U-BoatTM
philpace@vac-u-boat.com
Phil Pace
1259 Humphries Rd. Conyers, GA 30012
http://www.vac-u-boat.com/