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Micro Magic - One Design
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The Micro Magic Class is one of the largest in the world, with affiliated fleets in over a dozen countries spread over four continents. Micro Magic kits were previously manufactured by Graupner of Germany and since 2020 by Hacker Model Production of the Czech Republic. Their design and basic look are patterned after single-handed trans-Atlantic boats popular in Europe called Mini 6.5's. The boat features an ABS hull and deck, carbon fiber spars and high-quality rigging hardware. The standard kit can be assembled with common adhesives and epoxies by builders with novice skills. And pre-assembled ARTR (almost ready to race) boats and good used boats are readily available. The class sails under the well-established International Micro Magic Rules, and is governed in the United States by the Micro Magic Class Owners Association.

Micro Magic class yachts can be sailed in a wide variety of wind conditions--from drifters to 30 knot winds utilizing smaller alternate sail rigs which are legal under the class rules. (The picture below shows Micro Magics sailing in strong wind with small rigs.) Their small size (21") and light weight (860 grams minimum) make Micro Magics extremely easy to transport and sail. Despite their size, they are very fast and sail as well as, if not better than, many larger radio-controlled sailboats.

Soling 1 Meter - One Design
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The Soling 1 Meter Class was first sanctioned by the AMYA in 1993. With thousands of kits sold, and some 4000 boats registered, you can find a Club sailing the Soling 1 Meter in ALL 8 AMYA Regions, and three Provinces in Canada. Over 70 USA and Canadian Clubs list the Soling 1 Meter as the one or the only boat that they support. Something like 50% of ALL RC sailors own at least one Soling!! For over thirty years since being AMYA-sanctioned, the "Soling" has been a Class that offered top competition at the local, Regional, and USA as well as Canadian National Championship levels.
The Soling 1 Meter is a true One-Design: All aspects related to performance are intended to be restricted to what can be achieved by building a Kit straight from the manufacturer's instructions. (The Soling 1 Meter Class Rules may be downloaded from the links table on this page.)
Performance: Soling 1 Meters point high, sail fast, and resist "submarining" like some other more narrow and lighter boats. On a fresh reach or run, the boat gives her skipper fully controlled, exhilarating performance. The fin keel draws only about 8" of water, so the Soling 1 Meter is easier to carry and transport, and can be launched from a shore without wading, as well as from a dock. And, the Soling resists snagging in pond weeds - she can almost always be sailed back to shore, instead of having to be rescued by rowboat.
Low total cost: Unlike many RC boats, Soling 1 Meter Class allows one rig, using lower cost flat-paneled polyester sails. The Soling can be sailed in winds from near zero to over 20 MPH, using that single rig. And, in a regatta of less than 5 days' duration, you must use the same rig throughout the regatta. This saves hundreds of dollars for additional rigs and sails required to be bought in order to compete in most other popular designs.
Soling 1 Meters must be built from a kit available from the original manufacturer- Victor Model Products (out of business as of 2018), AND currently only from one of two Class-approved manufacturers:
3DRC Boats offers Almost ready to Sail kits that can be finished in about 12 hours by virtually anyone. 3DRC also sells full rig kits, aluminum mast and booms, with or without major brand sails.
Vac-U- Boats offers an unassembled hull kit.

You cannot modify the interior construction of the 3DRC or Vac-U-Boat kits, such as removing structure, or adding carbon fiber or other "exotic" materials.
Made in the USA: All Solings, since the first off the mold, have been made in the USA.
To buy a NEW Soling, contact one or both of our manufacturers:
3RC Boats TM
Doug Rieger
Phil Pace
1259 Humphries Rd. Conyers, GA 30012