Upcoming Events

Old Man in the Mountain Footy Regatta

For several years the Nashua Model Yacht Club has hosted one or two events in the Nor’easter Footy Regatta Series at Sandy Pond. This year’s event will be held on Saturday May 8, 2021. More info on previous events:

At the May 5, 2018 event we were lucky to have video recorded from a drone of part of the event.

Old Man in the Mountain Footy Regatta 2018-05-05 at Sandy Pond

Schooner, Sloop, and Electric Boat Day

This is the day for showing off all the boats that don’t have regular regattas for their class. All boats are welcome. There may be some fleet and/or match racing depending on the boats that are there. The first Schooner, Sloop, and Electric Boat Day was scheduled in 2020, and then postponed, and finally cancelled because of weather conditions. This year two events are scheduled:

  • Saturday May 1, 2021 Canceled due to Strong Wind
  • Saturday September 4, 2021

Below are photos of three of the many boats that were scheduled to sail at the 2020 event:

Chinese Junk
Lobster Boat
Tug Boat


For several years Commodore Rick Gates has held one day sailing programs for students in a S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) curriculum in the New England area as a representative of the New Hampshire Boat Museum. Students build and sail model boats. Below are photos from the 2019 session:

AMYA Region One US12 Championship 2019

On July 14, 2019 Nashua Model Yacht Club hosted the AMYA Region One US12 Regatta at Sandy Pond in Nashua, New Hampshire.

The weather was warm and sunny, and morning winds were low, around 0-5 mph, that came from the WNW. Right around 10 a.m., the winds picked up to 5-10 mph and shifted around with small gusts.

Seven skippers launched for this regatta on a wonderful day to match their skills against each other in eighteen races. The results were extremely close, resulting in a tie between three skippers at the end of the day. Each of the top three had thirty points, necessitating a tie breaker based on the number of first through fourth place finishes for each. Results:

  1. Don Ouimette, AMYA Region 1 Director
  2. Tim Wright
  3. Jack Ward, US12 Class Secretary

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