I like a good race, yet my yacht building interests have shifted to more one-of-a-kind “exhibition” boats. I’m on my second ketch which I bring to Port Huron, Michigan USA in July. I sail it for a week as part of pre-race festivities (32nd PH-Mac race) around the big boats and spectator craft in the Black River. I enjoy talking with kids (young and old) about the hobby and the reaction to the sailboat is always enthusiastic. I know you all experience similar smiles at your ponds when someone approaches you who has never seen a rc yacht before.
I want to take this to the next level: to bring my boat(s) to model yachting events. Not to race but to be part of a “rally” type setting (like Sturges, SD USA is to motorcycles), to display and sail the boat for amusement and discussion amongst people who share my passion for the hobby.
What are the three top radio controlled sailing events where boats are not only raced but there is an on-shore gathering of yachts and sailors of all types?[/b]
USA events (would San Diego be considered #1?) will be visited by me, global answers to my question appreciated…