If you like racing an easy to build, high performance sloop like to ones shown here, you should be one of us – owners of a CR 914, a 914 mm (36 in.) radio controlled model sailboat built from a kit. Dedicated to the philosophy of true one-design racing, our class rules ensure that every boat is as identical a possible. No engineering or fabrication of parts is required or allowed. More than 1,600 CR 914s are currently registered in the US. They are raced by beginning sailors and national, international and Olympic sailing champions, in many active fleets from coast to coast.
The sole US distributor of CR 914 kits is Chesapeake Performance Models. Contact Dave Ramos through the CPM links here for purchase information.
- Sail Number Template. A full-size template that you can use to create a stencil of your sail number along with advice about where and how to apply the number and class logo on your sails.
- A Basic Tuning Guide. You will find more ideas and suggestions in the CRonicle, for example an article by 2002-2003 CR 914 national champion Geoff Becker in issue 35 (Aug.-Nov. 2002) and one about boat setup and tuning in issue 51 (Summer, 2006). I also recommend a more advanced article about tuning by 2006 national champ Chuck Luscomb entitled “Racing the CR 914” in the CR 914 feature issue of Model Yachting (Issue 153, Fall, 2008).
- The CR 914 Class Rules and all published interpretations to date.
- 1st Regatta. An article from an Annual Regatta Issue of the CRonicle that encourages you to enter your first CR 914 regatta sooner rather than later (no one needs encouragement after that; once you have tasted the ‘regatta experience’ you’ll be hooked for life).