revision October 2, 2016

 Kelowna's Waterfront Park Sailing Pond.

  Kelowna's Waterfront Weather Station at the Kelowna Yacht Club

Sunday sailing, Waterfront Park, Kelowna, BC, Canada: all summer at 1:30 pm
Wednesday sailing, Waterfront park, all summer at 1:30 pm

2016 OMSA Regatta Schedule

May 28th 2016
Saturday 9 am-1pm

radio-controlled sailing regatta, (Victoria Class)
Kelowna's Mike Wagstaff, sailing CAN 177
buries the competition at the 2016 Blossom Time regatta.
Well done Mike..

Waterfront Park,
Kelowna, B.C.

 July 1st, 2016

9 am-1 pm

radio-controlled sailing regatta, at Kelowna's Waterfront Park
Kelowna's Mike Wagstaff (CAN177) takes top honours with
Grant Hardisty (CAN170) close on his transom.

Waterfront Park,
Kelowna, B.C.

Oct. 1st.

9 am -1pm

2016 J.B. Schwab Memorial Regatta
with the J B Schwab Memorial Trophy presented to Mike Wagstaff ( CAN177) by Mrs. Sue Schwab and Andy Schwab of Kelowna.

 Waterfront Park, Kelowna, B.C.


James Anderson
Okanagan Model Sailboat Assoc.
1640 Gillard Drive,
Kelowna, B.C. V1Y4K1
tel : 250-763-6012




 Introduction to R/C Sailing..

The radio controlled (R/C) sailboat is a popular form of boating which offers excitement, relaxation or scale realism, whichever you choose, and inexpensive operating costs. Radio controlled sailboats are completely wind powered and operate by the same principles as full-scale sailboats. One channel of the radio controls the sails (main and jib) via a sail servo. The sails can be taken in or let out according to your point of sail. A second channel controls the rudder.
Sailboats are usually classed by sail area or by hull length.

The Okanagan Model Sailboat Association has concentrated on the very affordable "Victoria" sailboat kit that is manufactured in Taiwan by a large company called Thunder Tiger. There are many good places to buy it on-line, and your local hobby shop likely keeps them in stock or would be able to order one for you. The kit provides the basic sail boat, and to increase the reliablility and performance of your Victoria sailboat, you can add the LONGBOW fittings and racing sails as described on this web site.

"Overall race results are mainly determined
by the level of concentration of the boat's skipper."
(jca, June 2004.)


  • Our objective is to promote the recreational sailing of radio-controlled model sailboats.
  • We are very fortunate to have a spectacular location for our sport at the North end of Waterfront Park in beautiful Kelowna, B.C.
  • You will enjoy the satisfaction of building and sailing your own personal and affordable "yacht" and make new friends at the same time..
  • OMSA has no membership fees, no president and no executive. (volunteers are greatly welcomed and appreciated)
  • You can expect to make many new friends and to enjoy one of Canada's finest model sailing venues.
  • Visitors can look forward to be be thoroughly addicted to sailing after a few minutes of being at the "helm" of one our racing sailboats.
  • Complete customized instructions for the Victoria racing sailboat may be found here on our web site at Step-by-Step-Victoria

 Do you have a new r/c sailing video??
share it with us for all to see....

The OMSA video clip collection
(see what you are missing)

"Blossom Time Regatta"
with the Okanagan Model
Sailboat Association.

"Wild and Wet"

"Overnight Race" with
remotely-controlled 16 ft. Martin

"Good Times in Kelowna"

Victoria ESP44 in Spain





Mike Wagstaff assisting Merle Faulkner

More Photos Here..




 Governor General of Canada

 The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson,
Governor General of Canada

at the controls of a Victoria class racing sailboat
in Waterfront Park, Kelowna, B.C.

Personal instruction was provided by
OMSA sailor Miss Gillian Thomson

ex World Sailing Champion, Hobie 18 Class,
2005 Sailor of the Year, Canadian Radio Yachting Association
2014 inductee, Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame





 Victoria radio/controlled racing yacht,
31" hull, 43" mast, 4 1/2 lbs weight.
2 channel radio.
The building and rigging of a Victoria Class sailboat
can be as simple or as challenging as you desire.

(cost of parts and components: including the radio controls...
anywhere between $300 - $600 cdn)

You really do not want to build the Victoria sailboat using the instructions that come with the kit, because there are a few modifications ...
(OK.. maybe a whole lot of modifications)

that you will want to make that will dramatically
improve both the reliability and boat speed of your Victoria.

FREE OMSA on-line custom Step-by-Step
Victoria Sailboat Building Instructions





The OMSA North Lagoon sailing course at
Waterfront Park, Kelowna, B.C. Canada

  • When: (Sunday afternoons 2 pm - 4 pm- 2013. Summer schedule now in effect) , also Wednesday afternoons starting at 3:30 pm.
  • Where: At the North end of the Lagoons in Waterfront Park, Kelowna B.C.
  • Why: Because it is loads of fun and very challenging to all ages and abilities







Canadian Radio Yachting Association, Membership Form

The Membership Form is in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required on your system to open and print the form.
You may download a free copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader from
Adobe Systems.

CRYA Membership form

Who to Contact for More Information

Send E-mail to James Anderson

Hi Sailors, please post your comments on our new
OMSA BLOG portion of our web site.
We would be very interested in hearing from you.
James Anderson (webmaster)

Send regular snail-mail to:
James Anderson, 1640 Gillard Drive, Kelowna, B.C.
V1Y 4K1 , Canada

webmaster Jim Anderson, email: tel 250-763-6012





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