The AMYA Soling 1 MeterTM Class was first sanctioned by the AMYA in 1993. Since that time it has become one of the largest classes in North America, with over 13000 kits sold, and some 4000 boats registered. As of 2022, over 70 AMYA and Canadian Clubs list the Soling 1 Meter as the one or the only boat that they support. Performance: Soling 1 Meters are great performing yachts that point high, sail fast, and resist “submarining” like some other more narrow and lighter boats. Wing-on-wing on fresh wind reaches and runs, the boat gives her skipper fully controlled, exhilarating performance. The fin keel resists snagging pond weeds- she can almost always (even if slowly) be sailed back to shore. Competition: As well, over many years the “Soling” has been a Class that offered top competition at the local, Regional, and USA as well as Canadian National Championship levels. Soling 1 Meter as a One-Design: All aspects related to performance are intended to be restricted to what can be achieved by building a Class-approved Kit straight from the manufacturer's plans. The interior construction of the boat allows some latitude for the builder to make changes for the purpose of easier tuning or more durable construction. “Old Solings never die.” Low total cost durability: the hull and deck are vacuum formed polystyrene; the spars are aluminum or wood. The Soling uses a single sail plan that requires tuning for a wide variety of wind strengths up to over 20 MPH, and eliminates the additional costs of having multiple rigs. Sails are flat and un-paneled polyester, making sails that are durable and longer lasting, while still controlling replacement costs. Solings must be built from a kit available from a Class-approved manufacturer. As of 2022, our two approved manufacturers offer kits at several levels- unassembled or partial kits, and replacement parts for original boats. The original manufacturer’s boats made through 2019 are fully approved as well. Made in the USA: All Solings, since the first off the mold, have been made in the USA.
The Soling 1 Meter class is managed by an elected AMYA Soling 1 Meter Class Secretary. The Soling 1 Meter Class Rules may be downloaded from the links table on this page. TM- “AMYA Soling 1 Meter” is a selling and trademark of the American Model Yachting Association (AMYA) and may be used by AMYA Clubs and Class- approved Manufacturers.
10 pounds minimum
592 sq. inches
Approx. 10 inches
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