The DF Concept was initially conceived quite a few years back by John Tushingham and Mike Weston who had a desire to produce an affordable radio sailing yacht which sailed well, had all the tuning aids that a larger radio yacht had and that was available off the shelf so that fleets could grow quickly.

The concept came to fruition in 2013 with the DF65, based on the Ice RG65 by Mark Dicks. Produced by Joysway Hobby Co in China the DF65 was an instant hit and to date (early 2016) there are over 70,000 boats out there sailing and racing. Whilst the DF65 was finding its feet John Tushingham was approached again by Joysway to produce a larger radio yacht.

A great deal of development work on the DF95 took place. The original lines came again from Mark Dicks with JT and Buzz Coleman spending many hours perfecting the design and layout of the new yacht. Production prototypes arrived for testing and evaluation in August 2015 and since then there has been a flurry of activity to make sure that the final production boats are absolutely correct. 

The DragonFlite 95 is constructed of several cutting edge components and composite materials not found in similar priced RC yachts produced by any other manufacturer. With carbon fibre keel fin, advanced design keel bulb, shroudless keel step, one piece carbon mast and mylar sails this all new racer has the kind of light wind performance most other radio yachts can only dream of.

Its lightweight and long, narrow hull would normally mean an inability to perform in strong winds, however this has been countered by designing low aspect, lightweight rigs with careful sail plan development to ensure awesome handling and balance. Even when the boat is overpowered it still remains easily controllable to windward and always has astonishing speed downwind with almost no tendency to ‘nosedive’.

In Australia, the DF95 has experienced rapid growth with boats now sailing around the country. The Australian DF Radio Sailing Association has free membership, will allocate your sail number and provide plenty of help to learn about your boat. The class has National Recognition with the ARYA, and holds annual State and National Championships. An International Class Association has been formed with Global regattas held every 4 years alternating between the DF95 and DF65. The next Globals events will be at Fleetwood in the UK in 2023 and Nynashamn Sweden in 2024.

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Strict One Design  LOA 950mm Plastic moulded hulls as supplied from the manufacturer Sail profile - strict control, single panel sails 4 rigs available

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Please click on this link to find all the Rig Templates, the Class Logo template, DF95 Sail Numbering Guides and Templates as well as National Letter templates

Please click on this link for a DF95 tuning guide.

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The DF Concept was initially conceived quite a few years back by John Tushingham and Mike Weston who had a desire to produce an affordable radio sailing yacht which sailed well, had all the tuning aids that a larger radio yacht had and that was available off the shelf so that fleets could grow quickly.

The concept came to fruition in 2013 with the DF65, based on the Ice RG65 by Mark Dicks. Produced by Joysway Hobby Co in China the DF65 was an instant hit and to date (early 2016) there are over 12,000 boats out there sailing and racing. Whilst the DF65 was finding its feet John Tushingham was approached again by Joysway to produce a large radio yacht.

A great deal of development work on the DF95 took place. The original lines came again from Mark Dicks with JT and Buzz Coleman spending many hours perfecting the design and layout of the new yacht. Production prototypes arrived for testing and evaluation in August 2015 and since then there has been a flurry of activity to make sure that the final production boats are absolutely correct. 

The DragonFlite 95 is constructed of several cutting edge components and composite materials not found in similar priced RC yachts produced by any other manufacturer. With carbon fibre keel fin, advanced design keel bulb, shroudless keel step, one piece carbon mast and mylar sails this all new racer has the kind of light wind performance most other radio yachts can only dream of.

Its lightweight and long, narrow hull would normally mean an inability to perform in strong winds, however this has been countered by designing low aspect, lightweight rigs with careful sail plan development to ensure awesome handling and balance. Even when the boat is overpowered it still remains easily controllable to windward and always has astonishing speed downwind with almost no tendency to ‘nosedive’.

In Australia, the DF95 has experienced rapid growth with boats now sailing around the country. 

Class details:

Strict One Design  LOA 950mm Plastic moulded hulls as supplied from the manufacturer Sail profile - strict control, single panel sails 4 rigs available

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We have the DF65 which is a great introduction to the sport of radio sailing and the DF95 which is the next step up the ladder in your radio sailing career.

The DF concept was initially conceived in 2011 by John Tushingham and Mike Weston who had a desire to produce an affordable radio sailing yacht which sailed well, had all the tuning aids that a larger radio yacht had and that was available off the shelf so that fleets could grow quickly.

The concept came to fruition in 2013 with the DF65, based on the Ice RG65 by Mark Dicks. Produced by Joysway Hobby Co in China, the DF65 was an instant hit and to date (early 2019) there are over 45,000 boats out there sailing and racing. Whilst the DF65 was finding its feet John Tushingham was approached again by Joysway to produce a large radio yacht.

The DF95 is now well established in Australia and the quality of build, layout and componentry is a step above that of the DF65 and it will ensure that the DF95 is a roaring success in the radio sailing world.

Both Classes are controlled by International Restricted Class Rules – essentially a one design yacht with very limited ability for modifications. 4 rig options are allowed to suit different weather conditions around the world.

They are administered by the Australian DF Radio Sailing Association Inc, who issue hull and sail numbers. There is an equal focus on social and competitive racing so all skill levels can enjoy the fun of the sport and mix with old and new friends. Membership is free and can be found at  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeH-IkLOSniGZRonVUDKT9lTh5nkvD3wo5QlhOVVPcjHia73g/viewform

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A one design r/c model racing yacht, the 25.8″ Dragon Force 65 was a modified RG65 Class boat derived from Mark Dick’s narrow hull RG65 ICE design. The Dragon Force features an ABS molded hull, profiled aluminum fin, molded plastic rudder, shroudless rig, carbon mast and booms, ball raced kicker/gooseneck fitting, and watertight construction. Joysway (the manufacturer) provides the Dragon Force as a near complete model requiring only assembly of the standing rigging and deck sail control lines (an A Rig is supplied), installation of keel and rudder, and addition of batteries. Electronics are installed, and a boat stand and radio/transmitter are included.

The Dragon Force 65 is the work of designers Mike Weston, John Tushingham and Mark Dicks who began collaborating with Joysway in 2011 to develop a high performing but inexpensive r/c model racing yacht. Time constraints on the project required the design team to adopt an existing class/design that had already demonstrated serious performance, and to modify the design to make it affordable. The RG65 (a developmental class) “ICE” design was considered the best candidate. To insure close performance sailing and modest cost, restricted design rules would also be required. The result was the one design Dragon Force 65 introduced in 2013. The Dragon Force 65 is already sailed worldwide with large followings around the world.

 The Dragon Force 65 Class Rules require the boat to be raced “as supplied by” the manufacturer with no modifications except those articulated in the rules as “permitted changes.” A+, A, B and C Rigs are permissible (dimensions are provided), as are after market sails. Some substitution of electronic equipment and rigging materials is  allowed as well. A number of the permitted changes improve the integrity (reliability) of the sailboat, and were added as the design team improved the manufactured product (Dragon Force 65 Version 6 is now on the market). Work on improving the Dragon Force is ongoing, and additional allowable modifications are published as “Hints & Tips”. Text of these is available at the UK Dragon Force 65 web site. An excellent illustrated version of the “ Hints & Tips ” is provided by Abersoch Boatyards in the UK.

DF 65 Registrar US https://dragonforce65.us/df65usa-registration-form/

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Here (link to dragonforce65.us) you can find:

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  • Boat/sail number selection and placement
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  • Useful Facebook sites include the “ Dragon Force ” Group s

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The files that follow are PDF’s of DF65 A, A+, B, C sails that can be printed full size. The drawings are made from data in the Class Rules and Mainsail Luff Curve reflects measurements from production sails. DF65A+ Templ

DF65A Templ 

DF65 B Templ

DF65 C Templ

Larry Sanders’ DF 65 A+ Rig Setup (pdf)

Soch Sails DF65 Rig Tuning Guide(pdf)

Chuck’s Quick & Dirty Guide for DF65 A+ Rig Kit Assembly (pdf)

Quicksilver Sails Tuning Guide (pdf)

Phil Burgess Dragonforce 65 Tuning Guide (pdf)

Abersoch boatyard service (uk) Dragonforce 65 Hints & Tips

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A Dragons Tale / The ‘How’ and ‘Why’ of DF Radio Sailing by John Tushingham

Ever wonder how the DF Classes got started, Lead DF designer and guru, John Tushingham, explains it all ! 

Before I get into the ‘how did it happen’ I need to explain why it even happened in the first place. This means going back to the winter of 2004 when I’d been looking for the right way to get back into sailing, bought a Laser Vortex, a fresh, new dinghy design that was catching on a my local club. Quickly discovered that it wasn’t suited to me, or rather, I wasn’t suited to it. Had a look at Finns, always fancied one, but one look at the complexity of the top boats rather put me off, but I still kept scanning the event reports on the Yachts & Yachting magazine’s website here in the UK. In early February I spotted something rather interesting, a winter series for quarter scale, radio controlled Lasers being held at West Lancs Yacht Club, famous for it’s twenty four hour annual dinghy race, and being run by a name I recognised from way back. I hadn’t been there since my youthful days as a dinghy sailor, so Liz and I decided to take a drive, partly for nostalgic reasons and to have a look at these RC Lasers. I used to sail a full sized one and Liz used to sell them to us. So we found ourselves at the lake and, from a distance, watched these little boats race. It looked like fun so we went down and introduced ourselves, within five minutes of shaking hands we each had a transmitter in our hands and the countdown timer was on. Several races later we were hooked, found out there was a national series and a national championship, but didn’t know anything else about radio sailing, in fact I’d never really heard of it! We ordered two boats and collected them at the next event two weeks later. Our dealer, Andy Kissick, had fully rigged one for us and explained all the little tips needed to get the best out of it - what service!

 (Photo credit: John Tushingham) July 2013. The so-called ‘gang of three’. (L to R) Mark Dicks, Mike Weston & John Tushingham. Mike was trying out the shorter keel, not sure if the 30-40mph winds that day were entirely suitable, but was a fun days sailing.

If we’d had more time to design and develop the boat it might have been a very different product, perhaps 750mm in length, or somewhere between an RG65 and the IOM. But we didn’t have that luxury and that was probably not such a bad thing. Mark and myself were, and still are, keen supporters of the RG65 class, but like the other established classes it was suffering from a restricted supply of new boats, if Joysway could make a hull to the specification we gave them it might just be a cheap, available introductory boat for the RG class.

(Photo credit: John Tushingham) October 2012. One of the first two, rather heavy, prototypes being tested in the pool next to the bar in our Spanish hotel during the Micro Magic Euro Cup. You’ll be pleased to see that we took our testing role seriously!

Unfortunately John Wesley died in the spring of 2013 and never got to see the launch of the boat he opened the door for us to do. We miss him, and in his honour we named the UK DF65 National Championship trophy in his memory and were delighted that his family came along to the inaugural championship in the autumn of that year to present it.

July 2013. An early production DragonForce 65.

Why did we make it a restricted class rather than a true one-design?

Well, you have to remember that it is a Joysway owned product and they had a fairly fixed idea of how it should be presented in terms of graphic appearance, hence the dragon printed sails. We did lobby for plain white ones but it had to have a certain showroom appeal! Not our taste but hey, did it really matter. We realised that had the rules been written on a one-design basis then you would have been forced to stick with the standard sail and we knew that one area Joysway would struggle to match the accepted standard for racing equipment would be the sails, that’s why they’re a single panel design supported by simple measurement rules, and opened up for anyone to make. Not only does this allow for some personalisation but more importantly, if the boat became a commercial success, would not exclude other sailmakers from benefitting from and supporting the class. I think it was a decision well made and I don’t think we’d be where we are now had it been restricted.

Writing the DF65 class rules was not a job to rush, but a lot more straightforward, I imagine, than formulating a set of rules for a new development class. Start from the premise that everything is to be used as supplied and rigged as shown in the instruction manual and then work out two things; how to resist peoples natural urge to improve the boats performance, real or imagined, through small ‘tweaks’ here and there, secondly, to eliminate the need for certification or event measurement where possible. Wrap all that up in plain English - sounds easy! I always have one test for the rules and keep it in mind when any amendments are required. Image you’re new to the sport, you’ve seen DF65s racing at your local lake, you’re amazed how affordable they are and that you can have one immediately. a day or so later you’re opening the box and getting stuck in to rigging your new boat, you follow the instructions to the letter (wishful thinking), then the big day arrives, you get down to the lake, everyone shakes hands, welcomes you aboard but start to point out that you could have done this or that so much better than it says in the instructions, you’ll be ok today but you need to go back and practically rebuilt it - how would it make you feel? That explains why some of the restrictions in the rules might seem a bit over the top and we have to give a frequent “No” answer to most enquiries as to whether this or that little tweak is permitted.

The DF65 and RG65 relationship I’ve already covered the reasons why the DF65 was introduced as an RG65, but following the boats eventual UK launch in August 2013 we decided race it within the RG65 class and wait to see how things developed. We had the DF65 class rules published at launch which gave us the ability to award a prize for the first DF, it became an unofficial sub class of the RG65. Turnouts began to rise and everything was ok until the RG65 nationals in 2014, we sailed as one mixed fleet as usual, but the entry had reached a level where we had to run as a two fleet event under the HMS system. Conditions were mixed and a few of the top DFs always made it into the A fleet, but the bulk of the DFs could not compete with the lightweight thoroughbreds and remained in B fleet. It split the racing for the Dragons and affected the results, there was a unanimous feeling amongst the DF sailors that there should be a dedicated DF65 racing series and championships, as well as participation at RG events. It was a controversial decision in the UK to form the DF65 class, not as far as the DF owners were concerned, but others saw it as a dishonourable action, they’re entitled to that opinion, but given the growth of the DF since then it would have been inevitable at some point. I’m happy to say that there is still a DF presence at RG events and the RG65 class has grown in the UK in recent years with a significant number of owners who participate in both classes. Despite the DF having the ability to carry swing rigs and taller conventional rigs I don’t see any desire to experiment in that way, but the DF65 will continue to have that facility built in.

January 2014. The first, 1 metre long, design for the DragonFlite95 compared to the DragonForce 65. We learned a lot from that prototype but it had to be widened out. Joysway were concerned that they would not have enough control over the distribution of the ABS plastic during the blow moulding process in a hull that was so narrow

I’d raced Marbleheads and you can’t help but be impressed with their windward performance - in a straight line! The rest of their sailing characteristics leave me bit frustrated, they don’t turn corners very well and are far too easily nosedive downwind. Why is this? You have to look at the development of the Marblehead, the hull has always stayed the same length but the rig height and keel length have have grown out of all proportion, the rules have been changed over time to allow this. The Marblehead, as it stands today, is now effectively a big powerful boat with a short hull length, quite the opposite of how it started out, and there’s the problem, downwind it can’t accelerate as quickly as it needs to to avoid tripping up over it’s long, heavy keel and the tall rig only makes things worse. In a strong breeze to windward, unless you have the stiffest carbon tube available, you end up applying a lot of kicker tension to counteract excessive mast bend, so as you go through a tack the rig is unloaded and the mainsail leech becomes bar tight, making it very hard to accelerate out of the tack as you fight the boat’s urge to luff into the wind. If you could dial out those issues you’d have a truly wonderful boat to race. 

December 2014. The final DragonFlite 95 prototype hull, beautifully built by Alex Cory. The deck design was not finalised at this stage, the final profile featured more detailing to provide stiffness.

Compared to the DF65 this was such a leap forward in the time and resources we had available during the boat’s development, the complete boat, including every individual fitting was supplied to Joysway in CAD format, we had the time to properly test an accurate prototype on the water, superbly built in record time by Alex Cory. That final prototype and CAD files were handed over to Joysway at the January 2015 Nuremberg Show. I then had opportunity to contribute even further to the product by reverting back to my daytime occupation as a graphic designer and producing the rigging instructions and packaging design, very satisfying for me personally to see it all through in such detail. At the following years show the boat had just gone into production and was on display in it’s final form for the first time. Our first deliveries into the UK arrived later in April 2016. 

October 2015. The A rig profile was fixed back in January 2015, development of the B & C rig plans was undertaken once we had the sample boats. You can never tire of the DF95s downwind speed. The D rig is a bit of a luxury, you’ll very rarely need it as the C rig can get round the course in any reasonable racing conditions. But why struggle, put on the D rig and it will easily handle anything you can throw at it.

The DF65 version 6 and the A+ Rig

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The DF65 has sold in amazing numbers since its launch in 2013, over twenty thousand boats to date. Incredible numbers, but it has failed to get a foothold into many notable countries that have predominantly light weather conditions. We all know it’s not a great light weather boat, but there was a simple fix for that, give it a bigger rig! A masthead design was the best way to achieve this, we didn’t want to go to a taller rig so we had to maximise the sail area within the existing rig height, the booms are slightly longer but the rig does fit into existing rig bags so portability has not been compromised. The rig is very effective up to around ten miles per hour winds, it will sail to windward in slightly stronger winds but getting downwind starts to get a little tricky. The standard A rig is good up to around eighteen miles per hour so it still has a very useful role to play. It has been, as expected, a controversial addition to the DF65, some clubs in the UK has decided to restrict their racing to the standard A rig, nobody is forcing the A+ on them and if the A rig suits the type of sailing they do with the DF65 then it’s fine with us. Nationally, in the UK, the A+ has been a class legal rig for most of the 2017 Travellers Series and those who’ve used it appreciate the better light wind performance. As time goes by I’m confident that it will be seen as a good thing and completes the DF65 package as an all-round performer and the A+ rig is not just a money making excersise as some of the forum posters would have you believe.

So where are we today and what does the future hold?

December 2016. The DragonFlite 95 and it’s new, ‘mini me’ little brother, the version 6 DragonForce 65. The perfect family!

When an International Class Association is formed one of it’s first objectives must be to stimulate the formation of national class associations where they don’t already exist in those countries that are already sailing DFs and encourage them to affiliate to their national radio sailing authorities. We’re all too happy to run events using the Racing Rules of Sailing, but these rules are owned by World Sailing and we should all respect that and do the right thing to legitimise their use.

I would love to see a new kind of international event, run as a kind of a radio sailing package holiday, bring the family and charter your equipment from the organisers. Imagine a four day break to say, Lake Garda in Italy, fabulous location, all accommodation, entertainment, racing available as part of the package, just bring some clothes, turn up and sign in to get your boats for the event. No expensive air cargo or waiting for your damaged rig box to appear on the baggage carousel - sounds good to me.

Happy sailing, John Tushingham, UK

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Following in the wake of the successful Dragon Force 65 yacht designed by three top RC designers John Tushingham, Mike Weston and Mark Dicks from the UK, several years ago they  released a larger 950 mm version known as the Dragon Flite 95 (DF95) manufactured by Joysway.

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Large fleets make for exciting, enjoyable and competitive racing at our club venue Emerald Lakes here on the Gold Coast

The popularity of this new design has rapidly spread across the world with some 6800 yachts now sailing and being enjoyed by sailors in many many countries.The DF95 skippers / boat owners  at PRYC find that these designers have succeeded with a truly well balanced and near perfect handling radio-controlled yacht. The beauty of the Dragon Flite 95, is being a strict one design class,thus sailing does not become an arms race where money rules. As a major attraction to this class and size of yacht is the reasonable purchase price, currently around $650 to $700 A$ for a complete boat with 3 sets of rigs and sails,plus electrics. We also have members who are willing to offerhelp and assistance with assembly of your new DF95.

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The one design DF95 has a hull shape and sail plan which allows for excellent boat speed both up wind and when running before the breeze. 

You don't have to know how to sail remote controlled yachts as our more experienced skippers have positively accepted a mentoring role to the benefit of new club members whether they be young, or of the older generation, or people who may have a disability. Our race days are run by the global rules of sailing which helps made racing competitive and very satisfying. Please be assured that even if you are new to RC sailing, you will be made most welcome at the DF95 Fleet.

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 The DF95 is a one design class which has in just a few years gained huge market acceptance amomg the sailing fraternity, as the large numbers sailing in Australia & globally have earnt national recognition from the governing body of our sport the Australian Radio Yachting Association (ARYA). Hence the future for DF95 looks extremely bright and assured.

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 Following the inaugral National Australian DF95 Championships held in March 2020 at Austin Lakes, South Yunerup in Western Australia where over 25 entrants contested that event, State and inter club Championships are now part of the annual sailing calendar.  .

2020 DF95 Australian Championship Results and report link

2020 DF95 Queensland Championships hosted by PRYC -Report LINK

At the PRYC the DF95 Fleet sail at Emerald Lakes each Friday from 11.30 am until 2.45 pm and again on Sunday's from 11.30 am until 2.30 pm. Sailing is socially fun ,so why not come a long and try your hand at radio sailing ,using one of our members yachts, so you can try before you buy. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends along to PRYC.

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DF95 News & Information from Australia:  https://dfracing.world/australia/  

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DF95 SAIL NUMBERS in Australia are managed by the ADFRSA Inc and can be applied for via  this link .

PRYC DF95 Fleet NEWSLETTER # 1 November 2020 LINK

PRYC DF95 Fleet NEWSLETTER #2 December 2020 LINK

PRYC DF95 Fleet NEWSLETTER #3 January 2021 LINK

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Emerald Lakes , Lakeside Drive Carrara QLD 4211, our sailing venue which is an ideal spot for radio controlled yacht racing

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Before purchasing a yacht and or applying for club membership, please contact the class Fleet Captain.

For further information or to register your interest to attend one of our sailing days, please contact:

PRYC Dragon Flite 95 (DF95) Fleet Captain: 

Kevin Williams   

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The 10R division fleet sails every Saturday at Emerald Lakes on a course separate to the IOMs. Racing commences at 10.00 am and we sail a minimum of 16 recorded races (weather permitting), completing at around 3pm. Thereafter social sailing takes place on demand, followed by informal refreshments, on demand.

The up to 14 strong fleet of PRYC members are often joined by visitors from other clubs and by prospective sailors, with the accent always being on a fair, fun - filled but competitive day.

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Club Handicap days are held on the third Saturday of each month, with the balance being Club Championship Scratch days with all races counting towards the respective annual trophies.  Practice sail days are held every Wednesday at Emerald Lakes.

Currently the fleet includes a variety of designs plus marbleheads.

Both new and experienced guest sailors are always welcomed and accommodated to ensure we all enjoy the day. Irrespective of levels of competence, sailors’ enthusiasm, latent ability and the intention to enjoy the day are what count at our race meetings.

IT’S A WHOLE LOT BETTER THAN GOLF!

Before purchasing a yacht and or applying for club membership, please contact the class FLeet Captain.

Skippers considering the purchase of a second-hand yacht should ensure it has a valid measurement certificate.

PRYC Ten Rater Fleet Captain: TBA

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A benefit of the class is the low purchase cost, currently around $260 AUS for a complete boat including all electrics.  England's, Mark Dicks used his race winning RG 65 Light Ice design for the Dragon Force 65 class ( DF65 ). Those who become involved can be assured the class is well thought out, not just a cheap toy.

The beauty of the Dragon Force 65, being a strict one design class, is that sailing does not become an arms race where money rules.  Any replacement parts required must be purchased from the supplier and essentially a boat will remain competitive for as long as it floats.

DF65 Development History

The manufacturer Joysway, began selling Dragon Force 65 sail boats in 2013. According to the sole Australian importer about 1,000 were sold in Australia to the end of May 2015 and by November 2017, just over 2,000 in total were sold by Hobby Warehouse. By 2019 DF65 yachts were being raced in some 64 different clubs around Australia.

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  PRYC skippers began racing Dragon Force 65 yachts in 2014 as part of an RG 65 class. With the release of Dragon Force 65 Restricted Class Rules Version 1.6 in 2017 permitting the use of an A+ sail, yachts using such sails no longer fit within RG65 class rules. Dragon Force 65 class was recognized in November 2017 as the fourth PRYC yacht class. Forty-two PRYC skippers currently have Dragon Force 65 yachts as of August 2020. 

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A competitive core group of skippers race every Tuesday and  Saturday each month at Emerald Lakes.  The format alternates between scratch and handicap racing from week to week.

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  More experienced skippers have positively accepted a mentoring role to the benefit of new club member novice RC sailors.  Race days are run by the rules of sailing and are competitive, yet fun, and the camaraderie of everyone involved is excellent.

All newcomers and visitors are welcome to attend. 

Racing Times:

Each Tuesday and Saturday from 11.00 AM until 3.00 PM with set up from 10.30 AM.

Before purchasing a yacht and or applying for club membership,  please contact the class Fleet Captain.

PRYC Dragon Force 65 Fleet Captain:   Julian O'Brien      Phone 0431930744

For new skippers, a comprehensive information kit is available on request. It contains references to many aspects of PRYC Dragon Force 65 boat preparation and racing. New yacht owners are urged to contact the club for important advice, before launching boats on the water.

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The RC Lasers were introduced to the club in mid 2012 and there is now an active fleet of about a dozen boats.

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Lasers sail on Wednesdays with the first race starting at 10.00 am and the last at 3.00 pm.  A Laser comes in a distinct blue carry bag ready-assembled so no boat building skills are needed. With a new boat out of the bag, just add a radio and receiver and start sailing. The design is simple and exceedingly robust allowing Lasers to easily survive encounters with other boats and rocky shorelines. The relatively heavy keel and standard A, B, C and D rigs allow sailing in all winds up to 40 knots. With no mast stays and a single main sheet, rigs can be changed in under half a minute.

The increase in the fleet is undoubtely because of its strict one-design which makes all boats uniform.The purpose of one-design, is to ensure that the sailor’s skill will be the primary factor in the outcome of races among boats of that class. One- design boats appeal to those who would rather sail and race on equal terms and enjoy a good support system of other owners and a strong class.

The RC Laser is a quarter scale model of the boats sailed in the Olympics. There are RC fleets all around the world with more than 10,000 in USA alone. Because of the strict one-design rule, a boat 10 years old can be as competitive as a new one which means that as well as close racing there is no need for any major outlay to keep abreast of the latest design and the used boats keep their value.

In November 2017 , our club hosted the pinnacle RC Laser event in the world; the RC Laser Championship of Nations  international regtta. In a great week of sailing, two of our skippers featured in the top four placings in a field of 56 skippers from around the world. You can be assured of a high calibre of yacht racing competition.

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We have loan boats available so come and join us and find out how much fun it is to sail a RC Laser.

The RC Laser is simple to sail and a challenge to race.

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PRYC International Laser Class Fleet Captain: David Page Phone 0419418177

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Every Thursday, IOM skippers take to the water with a friendly competitive attitude for handicap racing. Generally, we have between 4 and 10 boats go through the start line. Racing rules are still enforced; however, the general attitude is a little more relaxed than on Saturdays. Sailing starts at 1230 hrs each Thursday (set up from 1130 hrs, lunch / forum 1200 hrs) and finishes around 1500 hrs. We generally complete 12 races by the end of the afternoon.

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Warwick Wood   Phone 0419 014 744

Before purchasing a yacht  and or applying for club membership, please contact the class Fleet Captain.

Skippers considering the purchase of a second-hand IOM yacht should ensure it has a valid measurement certificate.

Our Club was originally established in 2007 specifically for the RACING of radio controlled IOM yachts which is the largest Class in the World, being raced in over 30 countries.

We have since altered our Constitution to provide for racing other classes, but the IOM remains our Principal Class with racing on Saturday afternoons [ 12.30-4pm or 12 races] and Thursday "TOP’s" [Thursday On the Pond] providing a more relaxed and social environment [12.30 – 3.00 PM]. The IOM Saturday fleet regularly enjoys 10-20 starters including ex big boat sailors with World, Sydney-Hobart and National representative honours in their personal histories.

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If you are looking for competitive RC yacht racing, this is the class for you.

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Getting Started with DragonForce 65 Yachts.

Our club is the newest in W.A. We sail Dragon Force 65 and Dragon Flight 95 radio-controlled yachts and are privileged to have one of the best facilities for our sport. With some never sailed before members as well as some very experienced sailors in our club no one should feel out of place or overwhelmed.

Sailing is on both Saturday and Wednesday afternoons, gathering around 12.30 pm. with races starting at 1 pm.

Please feel free to join us for a few weeks after which we would like you to become members which costs a total of $45 for 2023/4 and includes membership in our affiliated associations, the Radio Sailing Assoc. W.A. and the Australian Radio Yachting Assoc. and covers public liability insurance.

The Joysway DragonForce 65 and Dragon Flight 95 or DF65 & DF95 for short, are by far currently the best-selling RC yachts in the world. The reasons are as simple as the concept and design itself, which was developed in collaboration between Joysway and three top-performance yacht designers (Mike Weston, Mark Dicks, and John Tushingham) known as the group of three. This partnership has resulted in the DF65 & DF95 first released in February 2013, as affordable competition class RC yachts that are affordable and can be enjoyed by serious competitors and non-serious hobbyists alike. Sleek lines and competition-developed sails make the DF boats, race, perform and compete against even those yachts that would be 10 times the price!

Both boats are available from Hobby Warehouse  or  Hobbyman  online in a complete kit form for very reasonable prices respectively and are reasonably easy to assemble. You will need 8 AA batteries and you are ready to sail.

It is a good idea to ask one of our regular sailors or a committee member for some advice before committing to any of these options.

You can purchase the kit with the transmitter or if you would like to start with a better transmitter, buy the boat without a transmitter and a  Flysky FXi6 Transmitter  which is probably the better option although a little more expensive.

As you progress you will probably need a couple of different size sails and some form of rechargeable batteries, but we suggest beginning with the standard kit and then build up as you learn from experience and others.

When you have your boat, you will need to register your hull to get a sail number which can be done through The Australian DF Radio Sailing Ass. Membership and hull registration is free. ADFRSA Web Page

Details for numbering  Sail Numbering. (Although the last three digits can be used it is probably easier to use only the last 2 digits on your sails, with provision for a 1 in front, as indicated on the diagram.) 

Number stencils can be borrowed from our club secretary, or if you prefer your own set. they can be purchased from CutOut Plastics Unit 3/39 Reserve Drive, Mandurah W.A. (These need to be 100mm high in "Arial Narrow" Font. ), 

One other helpful item you should have is Phil Burgess's DF65-Tuning-Guide(1) which you can download here .

There are of course rules to follow, which will at first be confusing to first-time skippers, but we try to break you in gently.

If you plan to start with the DF95 the process is similar.

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A club in north Yorkshire has seen radio controlled sailing growing in popularity and becoming a positive pathway for retaining older members and gaining new ones.

At a time when many sailing clubs are looking to diversify their activities for a wider audience, Ripon Sailing Club has seen its RC yacht fleet providing an additional niche to engage members.

As Ripon’s RC fleet contact Ian Smith explains: “Not only do we have a good racing but we also have plenty of light-hearted banter, good friendship, and above all remain active members of our sailing club, making use of the clubhouse and facilities on two mornings a week when the club would otherwise be inactive.

“This branch of the sport is also a very good way to retain members, especially those who want to remain active sailors but who may not be as fit as they once were.”

The RC fleet currently also has three junior members, presenting an opportunity to schedule activities at other times of the week too, such as evenings and weekends, to make it easier for younger and/or full-time working members to join in.

Having started out with DragonForce 65  RC yachts six years ago, the club now has a competitive and growing fleet of IOM  (International One Metre) yachts as well. This has in its own right attracted new members to join the club for its RC racing.

Growing interest in RC sailing has seen a number of clubs across the region not only having an active fleet but also travelling to compete at open meetings.

Ripon hosted the final round of the 2019 Jubilee Shield series for IOM yachts in September with four other clubs in the Yorkshire area - Askern RSC, Bridlington MBS, Keighley & District MES and Scarborough MYC - also having participated and hosted a round.  

IOM model yachts racing for the Jubilee Cup at Ripon SC, credit Ian Smith

The RC fleet at Ripon SC began when a small group at the club was looking for a way to fill the gap between Wednesday afternoon and evening racing.

Having heard of the development of the DragonForce 65 RC class  - a concept brought together by well-known RC yachting names John Tushingham, Mark Dicks and Mike Weston - a handful of members placed an order in 2014 for half a dozen.

The DragonForce 65 is a one design class aimed at newcomers to the sport of radio sailing, and the fleet at Ripon soon doubled in size after members then placed a second order for another six DF65 kits from Mike Weston of RC Yachts , with regular racing in a two-hour slot at the club on Wednesday evenings.

In order to keep the initial costs down and competition close, the fleet decided only the standard A rig could be used at the beginning - perfect for notoriously light winds on summer evenings when the fleet first started - although members did agree to allow third party sails.

Ian continues: “As summer gave way to autumn, Wednesday evening racing ended but the enthusiasm for RC yachting continued with a core group of members continuing to race on Wednesday mornings right through the winter and into the following summer.  I think it’s fair to say that the RC yacht bug had taken hold and the fleet was now becoming well established within the club. 

“We drafted a set of rules to fit within the club’s own rules in order to both avoid conflict with our full-size friends and to set out acceptable areas for RC yachting that made it safe to launch and manage our yachts whilst also ensuring good separation between real and model craft. “On Good Friday in 2016 we held our first open meeting, attracting a very good entry from some of the established local RC sailing clubs. We have not looked back since.”

New patio decking makes an ideal race control area with a great view over the water at Ripon SC and members pictured sailing their RC yachts from it.

Explaining some of the factors behind the success of RC sailing at the club, Ian provides the following insights into why he personally and the fleet have enjoyed this addition to club life:

Fun factor: What makes this sailing in miniature such an attractive addition to a popular and well established sailing club? There isn’t a short answer other than ‘it’s great fun’. The long answer is that by virtue of the size of the yachts the courses are usually quite small. We normally sail either a windward leeward course or a combination of triangle and sausage with the windward leg no more than 50 to 60 meters. The racing is usually very close so there can often be more than half the fleet vying for a perfect rounding. This in itself is a great attribute that soon has you understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing in a practical situation far more than is usual in club dinghy racing; the fact that you may be stood next to any offending helm soon has the matter resolved with the guilty helm taking their penalty turn!

Learning tool: Running our races around small courses ensures that completing each race doesn’t take much more than 10 minutes and with good race management it is possible to sail 8 to 10 races, sometimes more in a couple of hours, so there is always time to make a better start or choice of course up the windward leg. Plenty of start line practice is also a bonus. Spotting lifts and headers is equally as important for us as our full-scale friends but it is often a lot easier to see their effect when you are stood on the bank. This is one area where RC yachting can be used as a valuable tool for teaching novices and it’s far more fun than a chalk and chat session in the training room.

Transferable skills: What makes the racing fun when all you are doing is standing on the lakeside just twiddling the transmitter sticks? The simple answer is just try it but be prepared to become addicted! There is a lot more to racing RC Yachts than people expect. The DF65 is a small yacht, it is relatively low cost and quite simple on the face of it, however fine tuning the sails and sailing it well takes some skill and practice. Setting up the rig so the sails pull well and the yacht sails itself upwind with only small input from the helm leads to a real understanding of sail trim that transfers well over to full size sailing.

Competitive: RC boats are great fun and not really toys, they are just small yachts that need to be well set up and thoughtfully sailed just like their full size counterparts. The racing is on a par with first rate club racing; it is competitive, requires concentration as well as tactical skills, and rewards everyone who takes part.  

Further information

DF65 yachts come almost ready to race and start at around £230, including the radio control and batteries, while second-hand yachts can often be found for much less. Ripon SC’s RC Yachting Fleet  has racing for the class on Wednesday mornings and for the larger IOM class on Friday mornings.

Further information about all aspects of RC yachting can be found through the MYA (Model Yachting Association) , including tips on getting into RC sailing and details of how to find your nearest active club.

You can also try your hand at this year's RYA Dinghy Show  at London's Alexandra Palace, 29 February-1 March, where there will be an indoor activity pool with some DF65s for you to sail!

Ripon SC started out with a fleet of DragonForce 65 yachts, seen here rounding a mark

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  23. Oyster 48 Lightwave

    The Lightwave 48 Scarlet Oyster is perhaps the most successful Oyster racer ever built. Below decks she is a proper cruising yacht, with seamanlike design and spacious comfortable accommodation space. The owner's stateroom aft has its own companionway giving private deck access. Nineteen were launched between 1987 and 1991.