WOLFEBORO — Back Bay Skippers were established in 2008, with the assistance of the New Hampshire Boat Museum and the Laconia Model Yacht Club, to promote radio-controlled sailing in the Wolfeboro area. Their mission is to build and sail a fleet of sailboats, also known as 1 M Solings, while providing participants and spectators an avenue to enjoy this fun and engrossing hobby.
The NH Boat Museum is accepting applications for the winter Model Yacht Making Workshop. The schedule starts in January and runs for 6-7 weeks. Dates are determined by the group after all applications are received. The cost to participate is $395.
During the course, people build their own model sailboat with guidance from members of the Back Bay Skippers. The group meets once a week in the Museum's heated workshop for the work sessions. Everything needed, except paint and batteries, will be supplied, and model-building experts will guide paerticipants every step of the way. Participants do not need any woodworking or model building experience.
Participants can register and pay on-line at the Museum's website at www.nhbm.org/model-sailboat-building/model-yacht-building or call the Museum at 569-4554. Application forms may also be requested via email at