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2014 Nirvana “See Trial”


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I did the very first “see trial” with a sample Nirvana back in 2003.  I was sailing on a reservoir in Colorado, and for a trial horse, I used a race-ready CR-914.  Today, the Nirvana is well known for her authentic scale looks, performance, simplicity, and durability. I have had the experience of racing the […]

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2014 Nirvana Nationals


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We had an incredible time at the 2014 Nirvana Nationals in the St. James Plantation in Southport, NC. Check out this great “video” of pictures from the event. A big thank you to the sailors and Regatta Committee for a well run regatta!

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Nirvana Shroud Adjuster (2014 Production)


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Definition – The side-to-side support of the mast is done with “shrouds” (some call them side-stays). If you have a 2014 production Nirvana, you may find difficulty adjusting your shroud overall tension for racing.  These instructions explain how to install an additional adjuster for shroud tension. In the 2014 Nirvana,  one shroud has an adjuster […]

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Nirvana North American Championships – July 18-20, 2014


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Nirvana North American Championships – July 18-20, 2014 Yes, Nirvana Nationals is just around the corner and you need to sign up today if you haven’t already.  This year we are headed down to the coast of North Carolina – to frolic about at the St James Plantation.  “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a […]

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Sell Items QUICK in our Sea Flea Market


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I got a call from Barry saying, “Please close my Sea Flea Market ad! I sold the Nirvana and I keep getting calls on it.” His ad in our Sea Flea Market had been looked at almost 150 times within 3 weeks. Steve recently sold his modified Fairwinds III RC sailboat.  It was barely used, […]

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Nirvana – It’s Baaaaaaaaaack (Almost)


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Nirvana was designed in 2002, by Jon Elmaleh. Jon is recognized in the model sailboat world as a very gifted model sailboat designer, engineer, and champion racer. Nirvana was commissioned by the Megatech Company to appeal to a wide spectrum of model sailors. Consequently, Nirvana is a blend of a capable racing boat and a realistic […]

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Nirvana Race Tuning


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Nirvanas are uniformly produced and regulated by a rule that prevents owners from modifying their boats in such a way as to gain a boat speed advantage.  Therefore, to get the best boat speed for the conditions, you need to understand tuning. Tuning is a skipper skill that is learned and perfected with practice. Not […]

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Nirvana in Salt Water?


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The Megatech manual says “no!”, but we say “yes!” We (SailRC) have always contended that Nirvana is as suitable in salt water as any boat in her price range, if not even more suitable.  “Price range” has to do with the quality of the “stainless” steel used in this boat, and some of the other […]

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Steve Lang wins the 2013 Nirvana North American Championships


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The 2013 Nirvana North American Championship Regatta was held in beautiful Black Mountain, NC on 21-23 June with 20 registered sailors. We had a great time with all who attended – lots of laughter and sharing the love of Nirvana sailing. Top 5: 1. Steve Lang – 23 2. Gerry Provost – 26 3. Dick […]

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Nirvana has a New Class Secretary


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We are thrilled to welcome the new class secretary for the Nirvana Class, Robert Franklin. For those that are not members of the American Model Yacht Association (AMYA) – click on the link at the bottom of this page. You can join both the association and your class(es). Here is a note from Robert – […]

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