July 10, 2021

The Scott Spacie Memorial Footy Regatta was held at Rosemary Lake, Needham MA, hosted by Minuteman Model Yacht Club. This is the third Regatta in this year’s Nor’easter Footy Regatta Series. The Sheila Ryan Memorial Footy Regatta, the fourth Regatta in the series, is scheduled for August 14 at Lily Pond, Gilford NH. Nine boats competed in comfortable temperatures, under mostly cloudy skies, with variable winds. First place went to Minuteman Commodore Cliff Martin, second Herb Dreher, and third Jim Linville. The Back Bay Skippers competing were Bill Hagerup, Paul McBride, and Rick Gates, with Jerry Leach helping with scoring.



July 18, 2020

There have been no scored regattas this year, so far, but sailing goes on for Solings on Tuesdays, and US12s on Thursday from 1PM to 3PM at Back Bay, Wolfeboro NH. On Sundays 9AM to 12PM we sail whatever we bring at Lily Pond in Gilford NH. Wednesday is available as a rain date.

The Gallery has photo albums for each day we sail.

The Back Bay Skippers YouTube Channel has videos for each day we sail.

Highlights of each days sailing are reported in the weekly Model Yachting News article at the New Hampshire Boat Museum web site.

If you crave competition, the Marblehead Model Yacht Club is sailing their full season of regattas at Redd’s Pond in Marblehead, Massachusetts. This year they have added regattas for the Dragon Flite 95. Unfortunately they don’t sail Solings or US12s.

Lily Pond

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Solings at Back Bay

US12s at Back Bay



July 25, 2019

NHBM Lake Discovery Day Camp visits the Back Bay Skippers

Each year the NHBM Lake Discovery Day Camp visits the Back Bay Skippers to get a quick course in model yachting by Commodore Mark Whitehead and an opportunity to sail a boat. This year, because of rain, the visit was postponed from the regular Soling sailing day, to the regular US12 sailing day. Because of this, some campers got to sail Solings, and some US12s.


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July 20, 2019

Scott Spacie Memorial Footy Regatta, Rosemary Lake, Needham MA

The Scott Spacie Memorial Footy Regatta hosted by the Minuteman Model Yacht Club is one of the four or five regattas in the Nor’Easter Footy Series held in New England hosted by various AMYA clubs. Previous Footy Regattas this year were hosted by the Nashua Model Yacht Club, and the NHBM Back Bay Skippers at Back Bay, Wolfeboro NH. The next event in the series will held on Saturday August 3 at Rosemary Lake. An additional Footy Regatta in the Nor’East Series may be scheduled later in the season. Location and date are so far not determined.

Scott Spacie Memorial Regatta 7/20/19
Skipper Sail # Score
Cliff Martin 240 15
Herb Dreher 734 19
Steve Doherty 456 31
Jim Linville 261 41
Jack Berglund 65 51
Rick Gates W 54
Herb Cottery 31 62
Paul McBride 54 63