East Coast 12-Meter Class




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One-Design Class Type: Radio Control

Was this boat built to be sailed by youth or adults? Both

Approximately how many class members do you have? 578

About East Coast 12-Meter Class

The EC12 is a one-design radio controlled yacht about 59 inches in length, a mast standing 72 inches above the deck, supporting about 1300 square inches of sail and weighing around 24 pounds. The class is one of the premier R/C Yachts in the American Model Yachting Association. The Class is well organized energetic and active with over 500 members hosting over 20 two-day sailing regattas throughout the East Coast and the Midwest. The posted sailing schedule is 12 months a year. Local clubs offer additional weekly and monthly club events. The group is eager and quick to share building tips, resources and help.


Boats Produced: Over 3,000 boats have been built since the class was formed 50 years ago.

Class boat builder(s):

Brewhouse Boat Works, Peach Tree City, GA dplin2001@yahoo.com
Chesapeake Performance Models, Stevensville, MD david@rcyachts.com
Blue Crab Model Yachts, Cambridge, MD dscotttodd63@gmail.com

Approximately how many boats are in the USA/North America? 90% of the boats are in the USA and Canada. 8% are in Australia and New Zealand. The remaining 2% are in Enagland and Europe.

Where is your One-Design class typically sailed in the USA? List regions of the country:

The class is most active from Florida to the New England states all the way along the East Coast. The Midwest Region is also active and is growing. Texas is starting to grow some fleets as well.

Does this class have a spinnaker or gennaker? No

Ideal combined weight of range of crew:  N/A

Portsmouth Yardstick Rating:  N/A

Boat Designed in The EC12 was designed by Charlie Morgan. It boat was build from a tank test model Charlie was working on for the America’s Cup in the early 60s. The first EC12 hit the water in 1970.

Beam: 11.5″

Weight of rigged boat without sails: 22-24 lbs

Draft: 7.875″

Mast Height: 72″ above the deck