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Nirvana Nationals

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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Steve Explaining Changes to Nirvana Production Coordinator

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 Nationals

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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Upcoming Regattas


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3d Annual Geezer ‘Gatta    26-28 April 2013 THE most unusually regatta you have ever sailed.  Only qualifier is that you must be 55 years old or better.  We supply the boats. Stay FREE in a private home in Lake Providence gated community, and sail one of our country’s finest model sailing venues. Just outside Nashville, […]

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New Tips & Tricks


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Tips & Tricks (T&Ts) are “how-tos” for model sailboats.  We are posting new articles often and will highlight some of them in our newsletter.  If you want to see all the T&Ts for the RC Laser, for instance, go to our website at SailRC.com, and go into Skippers Log.  There in the right column find […]

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Boom Vang – Nirvana


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Issue: Boom vang fittings at the lower end of the boom vang tackle fail.  Either the tang hole breaks out of the mast fitting, or the “L” shaped pivot fitting fails.  To clarify nomenclature.  The mast tang is the tongue that sticks out from the bottom of the mast with a hole in it.  The “L” […]

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