David Ramos owner operator of Chesapeake Performance Models (CPM)
David Ramos started sailing at the age of 7 and became interested in RC Sailing at the age of 17 with EC12 Meters. After studying Mechanical Engineering and Small Craft Design he went on to a career in the marine industry starting with Hunter Marine and eventually ending up in Annapolis working over three years for Bruce Farr and Assoc. After leaving Farr and Assoc., David soon became partners with Tom Harsh of Trident Studio/The Scale Model Co. and for two years learned the art and craft of producing finely crafted scale half hulls. During this time, David experimented with designing RC boats for the One Meter and Marblehead development classes of the American Model Yachting Association.
In 1998 David was introduced to the One Design Class CR-914 and shortly thereafter started building CR-914s for local sailors that lacked the skill or time to build the boat themselves. In 1998 David started his own company, Chesapeake Performance Models, and in 1999 in order to meet the growing demand of CR-914 owners what was once a part time venture, developed into a full time business . David has built boats for people all over the US, New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Norway, and Europe. He has also built CR-914’s for the Whitbread Syndicates, EF Language, Chessie Racing and then Volvo Syndicates, News Corp, AmeriaSports One and Two, Tyco, Illbroke and the latest Volvos MoviStar, Pirates, and Ericsson. CPM is the official model maker for the America True America’s Cup Syndicate and is currently working on projects for the VOLVO Ocean Race. and Americas Cup.
In 2010 David purchased the tooling and rights to the CR-914 and is now the world wide Mfg and distributor for the CR-914, approved Mfg. of the EC12 Meter, J Class Shamrock V, Santa Barbara and Star45 class.
David is a very active RC racer in the CR-914, EC12
Meter, S/B, J Class and Star 45 Classes .
His performance to date is hard to match in the RC sailing community.
He is the 1999 CR-914 National Champion finished 2nd at the 914 Nationals for the next 6yrs in a row and broke his Brides Maid tradition by winning the 2007, '08, '11, '12, '14, '16, '17, '18, '20 and '21 for a total of ten National CR-914 Championship titles. He is a six time winner of the CR-914 Spring Invitational Regatta one of the largest one design regattas in the country with other wins in the 914 class at the regional and local level.
In the EC12 Meter Class David has an impressive record for the National Championship title.
2002 5th Place
2011 5th Place
EC12 Meter Champions Regatta held in Charleston is one of the premier RC Regattas in the country. This invitation only regatta has the top 20 sailors in the country compete together at one time. Results -
2009 2nd Place
2010 3rd Place
2011 Champions Regatta WINNER
2012 5th Place
2013 4th Place
2014 Champions Regatta WINNER
2015 2nd Place
2016 3rd Place
2017 Champions Regatta WINNER
2018 Champions Regatta WINNER
2019 2nd Place
2020 4th Place
2021 2nd Place
2022 5th Place
David has numerous wins and top three finishes at the regional and local level and is a three time winner of the Region II Colonial Cup.
In the Star 45 class David finished 1st at the "07 Star 45 National championships his first Star 45 Regatta. Good friend Chuck Luscomb won the 2008 Star 45 National Championship with a Star 45 that David finished 10 min prior to the start of the regatta. In 2012 David made a dramatic comeback from 5th place at the end of day one by scoring 8 first place finishes on the second day taking the 2012 Star 45 National championships for the second time. In 2013 the Nationals were held in Dayton OH and David was able to hold on to a day one lead to defend his National Champion Title now a three time winner. 2014 had the Nationals in Mystic CT at the Sea Port Museum where David took first again followed by Chuck Luscomb in 2nd and Alex Ramos in 3rd. 2015 the Nationals were held in Tilghman Island MD and after suffering from a blown out first day battled back to come up short a the end of the day by finishing 2nd. 2017 the Nationals were held in Edenton North Carolina. Alex (Jr) Ramos had a fantastic day one and never looked back taking 1st place over his Dad who finished 2nd. 2020 has the Star Nationals held during CPM Race Week in Queenstosn MD. After two days of great conditionsl David took the win over a great fleet of skippers. 2021 we travelsd to the Chciago area and while the weather was fantastic the fleet strugled with weed problems. Alex Ramos once again beat out Dad to take the win with David finishing 2nd. Scott Graf and Ernest finished 3rd and 4th dubbing the group the Maryland Mafia.
Santa Barbara Class - S/B
2012 - San Diego CA - 2nd Place
2013 - San Francisco CA - 3rdPlace
2014 - Chicago IL - 1st Place
2015 - San Diego CA - 3rd Place
2016 - San Fancisco CA - 3rd Place
2017 - Tilghman island/Easton MD - 3rd Place
2022 - Chicago IL 1st Place
In 2011 David and Chuck Luscomb teamed up to win
the J Class National Championships
in Mystic, CT in a newly finished
CPM Shamrock V. In 2012 David traveled to Detroit MI for the J Boat
National Championship and finished 2nd. in 2013 the J Class
Nationals were held again back in Mystic CT and David won the
National Title for the second time and the first time solo. 2014 the
Nationals traveled to the Chicago area and finished 1st and in 2015
the regatta was held in Maryland where Jack Woobie took the honors
and David and son Alex Ramos finished 2nd. 2016 the regatta went
back to Chicago and in Heavy winds David took the National
championship for the fourth Time.
2022 saw a return to Chicago for the National Championships and ater two days of great conditions and the largest assembly of J BOAt at a regatta with 25 Boat Daveif once again took the Win for his fifty title.
You can reach David via Email at the address listed below or phone him at the shop during business hours M-F 9:30-6:30PM.
Email - David@rcyachts.com