Dragon Force 65 Class

Everything DF65

Poole Radio Yacht Club has always tried to be at the vanguard of innovation and trends within the sport of model yacht racing.

The club has recognised the phenomenal growth of the Dragon Force 65 throughout the world and is keen to provide the opportunity to sail these yachts to both existing and new members and newcomers to our sport.

The Dragon Force 65 (DF 65) is smaller, lighter and more easily managed than other classes, making it idea to transport and launch.

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John Hansen

Class Captain 

Dragon Force 65 

Rig Changes 10/09/2021

As from the start of both the 2021 Tuesday Afternoon and Saturday Autumn Series, the club rules will change to allow Competitors to use all 4 rigs with sails from any manufacturer in compliance with the Dragon Force 65 class rules (link below on this page).

Detailed explanation from John Hansen:

When PRYC adopted the DF65 class, it was initially decided to restrict the class to the use of two of the four rigs and just one sailmaker, in order to provide a low cost introduction to the sport. Now that the class has become established and also as a result of the National Championships being held at the club, the decision has been made to adopt the class rules in full and to allow a choice of all four rigs and any sailmaker. This decision has been met with overwhelming support from our class members and will undoubtedly improve the quality of racing at the club in a wider range of conditions, as well as benefitting those of our members who may wish to travel to open meetings or championships in the future.

Congratulations to Trevor Annels

Winner of the IMSM Trophy for the first home club skipper at the 2021 UK Dragon Force National Championship

 

 

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Coming to a Lake near you - The Dragon Force 65 Story

Dragon Force 65

This is new class. 

The decision was made that the club needed to attract new members of a less senior nature than at present. i.e. of working age.  The DF65 is a low cost (£250 including radio) highly attractive boat that requires minimal skills and time to prepare for the water.  To keep the cost down and make sure it is true one design it was also decided that initially only two sets of sails, the A and B rigs, would be used for club racing and the sails would be limited to those produced by the manufacturer Joysway. 

The DF65 has enjoyed huge success since 2020 despite the challenges of the Pandemic, as we keenly await the start of the post lockdown 2021 season the fleet numbers 32 boats with a number of interested parties about to join.

The Club is privileged to have been asked to host the 2021 National Championship in Poole over the weekend of 3/4th September

 

As we are trying to attract people who may be working sailing will take place on Tuesday Evenings, in the Summer, and Saturday afternoons all year.  

As usual with our friendly club newcomers will be welcomed and a wealth of experience and advice is readily available to them. 

 

These boats have sold in enormous numbers both in the UK and worldwide so competition is available at Local, District, National, European and International levels.