Model Sailboat Races

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The Eastern Iowa Model Yacht Club holds regular radio-controlled model sailboat races every other Sunday at Liberty Centre pond in North Liberty. The next race is scheduled for July 8, 1:30 p.m. at the pond, which is located one block west of Highway 965 on Cherry Street.

Racers are members of the Eastern Iowa Model Yacht Club who race five-foot-tall CR-914 class model sailboats. The boats are operated from shore by transmitters which allow the sailors to control only the rudder and position of the sails.

Here is the schedule for Liberty Centre pond for the remainder of the season. All of these Sunday races begin at 1:30 p.m.:

July 8, 22
August 5, 19
September 2, 16, 30

A unique video taken by a drone shows the beauty of the sport and the very picturesque setting at this public pond in North Liberty. You can view it here. The group has a Facebook page at North Liberty Model Yacht Sailing.

The club welcomes spectators. It also seeks more members and will be happy to introduce prospects to the sport. During alternate Sundays, the club holds races at Sherman Pond in Hiawatha.


  • Presented By: Eastern Iowa Model Yacht Club
  • Dates: July 8, 2018 - September 30, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 2 weeks on Sunday
  • Location: Liberty Centre Pond
  • Address: Cherry Street
  • Phone: P: (319) 400-5305
  • Time: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Price: Free
Model Sailboat Races
  • Cherry Street
  • North Liberty, IA 52317
  • July 8, 2018 - September 30, 2018
  • Liberty Centre Pond
  • Free
  • Recurring every 2 weeks on Sunday