About SOLING 1 METER
The Soling Class is the largest class affiliated with the American Model Yachting Association (AMYA). It is a one-design class. The One Meter was designed to be a low-cost, kit-based one-designed class primarily targeted at the beginning Radio-Controlled (R/C) sailor. It is often the local class that beginning sailors start with and yet it is challenging enough that most advanced racers still race their Soling.
The hull, deck, keel, and rudder are made from vacuum formed polystyrene plastic.
Only flat single-paneled sails are approved by the Soling Class.
Only two channels are used to control the boat. One channel for both sails and the other channel for the rudder. Transmitter may have additional channels but they are not allow to be used in sanctioned races.
Boats Produced: Several thousand
Class boat builder(s):
Are in the process of selecting new builders.
More to come in the future.
Approximately how many boats are in the USA/North America? 1000 +/-
Where is your One-Design class typically sailed in the USA? List regions of the country:
You can generally find a club that sails the Soling 1 Meter in all regions of the USA.
Does this class have a spinnaker or gennaker? No
Ideal combined weight of range of crew: 0