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.