Dragon Force 65 Class
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.
Dragon Force 65
Update 10th June 2021 - Sails & Starting
Now that racing is open to a maximum of 30 boats, we are beginning to have some bumper turnouts, with some close racing throughout the fleet. One of the issues that has come to light due to the increased number of competitors, is that it can be difficult to read sail numbers, both at the start/finish and when calling collisions as race officer or observer. Can I please remind you that sail numbers are controlled by the class rules and are required to be displayed on both the main and the jib; and need to be in a strong contrasting colour to the sail. Black numbers on a white sail are the easiest to spot and it would be most helpful if you could consider adopting this on future sail changes. Of course, our local rules require the use of the A and B rigs produced by Joysway and the positioning of the numbers is governed by the class rules.
If you look at Tuesday’s race results, you will see that they are preceded by a write up by our Sailing Secretary covering “barging” at the start. I would encourage you to read this, even if you were not sailing on Tuesday, as a reminder of how the rules work at the start.