It has the thrill of the high seas but is accessible to even the most committed landlubbers.
A group of dedicated radio-control yacht enthusiasts plan to hold their next national competition in Perth's south, where operators of the yachts take part in races with all the thrills and spills of the America's Cup, but small.
"It's a bit like playing a game of chess on the water," Perth Radio Sailing Club secretary Glenn Dawson said.
"It's a fantastic hobby because it has two elements, the sailing side, but also the hobby side - the building and designing of the boats."
It also makes sailing accessible to those who may not be able to sail a life-sized yacht for any reason, such as a disability, Mr Dawson said.
The club is hoping the national competition, which is held in Perth every six years, can next year be run at Satterley's Austin Lakes development south of Mandurah.
A local branch of the sailing club meets at the lake.
The competition will likely be held some time in January and attract up to 40 competitors.