R/C Model Boat Club

Fall Regatta 2020 Cancelled Due to Coronavirus

      2020 Watson Trail Park           Sunset Hills, Missouri  


The Watson Trail Park

The St. Louis Admirals are proud to announce their Annual Regatta, again this year at the  Watson Trail Park, Sunset Hills, MO.  This event is open to the public and anyone interested in model boating at no charge.  The only cost for registered Regatta participants is for the display and/or trophy competition for their boats at the show.  As usual, we are inviting electric and sail (sorry, no gas powered or live steam boats) to join in the fun. 

Registration starts at 0900 hours (9:00 a.m.) until noon Saturday, September 28.  The Registration Fee remains the same as it has been --- $10 for the first boat, $10 for a second boat, and all additional boats will be FREE.  The fun will begin at 10:00 a.m., last all day.  Awards will be presented at 1500 (3:00 p.m.) on Saturday.   On Sunday, September 29, we will start at 1000 hours (10:00 a.m.) until 1300 hours (1:00 p.m.).

A Regatta Committee Official will be present at registration to assist in explaining this year’s Regatta information and rules.  That Official will determine in which of the three assigned table areas your boat will be placed:

  • Kit or Scratch Built To Be Judged
  • Kit or Scratch Built To Be Displayed But Not Judged
  • Ready to Run / Purchased (No Judging)

A participation plaque will be given to each registered boat Captain. 

Once a boat has been assigned to an area by a Regatta Official, the boat must stay in that area.  There are no secondary boat classes (e.g. tugs, submarines, etc.). 

Ready to run boats are welcome for display and sailing on the lake.  Our objective is to encourage all Captains to run boats and have a good time.  We want a lot of boats out on the lake and also to share information with the public to put on a good show. 

Only valid radios per FCC Regulations will be able to operate a boat. For all frequencies other than 2.4 GHz, please be sure your correct frequency is marked on your transmitter with a flag and that you have attached a name tag with phone number. There will be no transmitter impound.  A frequency board for 75MHz will be provided. Captains must determine if their frequency is in use.  If not, he will mark that channel as being used on the frequency board.  Upon completion of sailing, he will remove his marker, thus making that channel available for the next captain.  Boat captains will be responsible for protecting their own transmitters.

The following trophies will be awarded:
Best of Show
Watson Trail Park Award
Skippers Choice (by popular vote)
Five (5) Regatta Craftsmanship Awards. 

Each boat must qualify as a fully operational R/C Model, as determined by club officials.  Only boats that have been scratch built or kit built by the Regatta participant will be eligible for a trophy.  You must sail your boat with a Regatta Committee member observing to be eligible for a trophy.

Boats will be judged by the Regatta Committee, except for the Skippers Award and the host award (Forest Park Boat House).  Secondary boat classes have been eliminated.  The Regatta Committee will be looking for quality of construction, engineering design, research, detailing, and other model attributes.  The Committee will discuss the above items with each skipper who built the boat.  The Boat House Award will be selected by the Boat House management.  The Skippers Choice Award will be selected by those registered who have entered boats for judging.  Ballots for the Skipper’s Choice Award must be in no later than 1:45 p.m. to the Regatta Chairman.  If you have entered a boat to be judged, place your chip with its number on your boat where it can be seen!  Anyone who has previously won a trophy for his boat may display the trophy. The awards are for amateur builders, not professional builders. 

All inquiries regarding this year’s Regatta should be made through Jane Benefield
via email message.