“ These PYC model yachts, it seems, were intended just to test the fun factor in sailing.  Can one enjoy the same range of thrills watching and remotely controlling a 40-foot boat as one can on the foredeck or in the cockpit of a real boat?  Testing is ongoing.” Pequot Pilot,
May, 2008


 The Tide Mill Challenge


Pond Yachts


Some refer to them as 'little boats' and others, as "RC's' or remote controlled.  Either way they are the Independence Fleet at PYC.   It all began in 2007 when a model boat-building class was organized over the winter.  The class met on the second floor of the (chilly) Junior Clubhouse.  Under the watchful eyes of our in house master shipwright, a fleet of ten 43-inch boats (about one-sixteenth the size of a "real" yacht) were constructed. 

Today the fleet numbers 29 and holds two yearly regattas, the Tide Mill Challenge and the Hoyt O. Perry Independence Regatta, and is a sanctioned AMYA class administered by the Independence Yacht Class-Owners Association.

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Sunday, January 19
 Sunday Brunch
Frostbiting Spring Series
Monday, January 20
Galley Closed on Mondays
Tuesday, January 21
Board of Governors' Meeting
Wednesday, January 22
 Wednesday Night Dinner
Friday, January 24
The Upper Deck
Saturday, January 25
 Surf & Turf Dinner
Sunday, January 26
Frostbiting Spring Series
Monday, January 27
Galley Closed on Mondays