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Racing Classes

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International One Metre

The International One Metre is the most popular of the established International Radio Classes.

Yachts are 1 metre long, weigh 4kg.

The class permits 3 rigs to suit all conditions.

While the class rules restrict sail, spars and keel dimensions they also allow for

considerable scope in hull design leading to a developing and progressive class.

The IOM is a performance yacht and attracts the very best skippers at

International, National & Club Level. Racing is very competitive and combines racing & technical skills


10:30 Tuesday, Friday & Sunday

Class Captain

Oliver Miles


Dragon Flite 95

The Dragon Flite 95 is now the second most popular RC Yacht Racing class in the world

offering very competitive racing with near identical excellent value for money yachts.

Like the IOM the Dragon Flite 95 is a high performance yacht which attracts

the top RC skippers and many big names drawn from big boat racing


DF95 racing is very close and highly competitive

As all DF95s are identical so its a Skipper vs Skipper scenario

While an apparently simple boat the DF95 has carbon spars and keel fin and responds to millimetre tuning


Times arranged to accommodate working Skippers

14:00 Sunday

Summer 18:30 Thursday, Autumn / Winter 14:00 Thursday

Class Captain:

Richard Ledger

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RC Laser

The RC Laser is based on a one quarter scale model of the full sized Laser Dinghy


The yachts can have up to 4 rigs and like its full sized sister is a tight one design class.

The RC Laser provides competitive Skipper vs Skipper One-Design Racing

Often called a "boat in a bag" the RC Laser can be quickly packed into a large slim holdall for easy storage when not being used.


10:30  Wednesdays & 10:30 Saturdays

Class Captain:


8 Metre Class

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Classic IOM Class

So what happens to the older IOM yachts that have been overtaken by new designs in the main fleet?

The answer used to be gather dust and sadness in the boat shed or owners garage.

But not any more - they now become Classics!

The Classic IOM class provides competitive, fun and cost effective racing for refurbished older IOMS.


14:00 Fridays

Class Captain: 

Peter Lewin


8 Metre Class

The 8 metre is based on the traditional hull shapes of the full sized metre class boats. 

The hull form is based on a full length but shallow long keel with a rudder pivoting on its trailing edge.

The traditional hull shape enables the 8m to sail in weedy conditions where her sister classes with deep torpedo keels are unable.

The hull are just over a metre long and weigh between 7.5 - 7.75kg

The ethos of the 8 Metre class is based on friendly racing with a strong social emphasis



10:30 Mondays & 10:30 Thursdays

Class Captain:

Andre Dehon


Dragon Force 65

The Dragon Force 65 was adopted at Poole Radio Yacht Club introduced in April 2020.

The DF65 is an International phenomenon that has taken the radio sailing world by storm.

A complete DF65 ready to sail can be delivered in 48 hours, takes 2 hours to construct and costs approx £250 ready to sail.

The DF65 is the ideal way to experience Radio Sailing for the first time.


14:00 Saturday 18:30 Tuesday Summer

14:00 Tuesday Autumn / Winter

Class Captain:

Phil Legg

Radio A Class

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Poole Radio Yacht Club has been a major force in the Radio A Class for decades.

Our Commodore Peter Wiles is former multiple National Champion, builder and sailmaker to the Class.

Sadly the A Class is not sailed on a weekly basis at PRYC but the club sponsors and hosts rounds of the highly prestigious PRACC series.

The A Class is a most graceful yacht almost two metres in length.

Visitors are urged to visit the Lake when the A Class are racing in the PRACC series - it really is a magnificent spectacle.

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