The RG-65 Class

Winners of the 2009 Rio Grande Cup
Michael Jiron (2nd), Eric Rosenbaum (1st), Steve Bailey (3rd)
Kathy Bailey Photo

Class Secretary
Eric Rosenbaum
6118 Shoal Creek Trl
Garland, TX 75044
214 908-7412
Class Administrator
Richard Ball
2685 S. Dayton Way Apt. 368
Denver, CO 80231-6664
303 750-4163
Class Administrator
Earl Boebert
9219 Flushing Meadows Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111-5879
505 823-1046


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Contact Your Class Secretary to Register Your Boat


The RG-65 is an International development class with a 30 year history. The class rules limit only the length of the hull (65 cm), the height of the rig (110 cm) and the sail area (2250 square centimeters). The class originated in Argentina and is popular in South America and Europe.

Boats are light, quick, and responsive. A typical boat weighs 1 kilogram with a l lb or 500 gram trolling sinker for a bulb. Many designs can be found on the Internet and some kits are on the market and under development. A competitive balsa-hulled boat can be built for well under $200, radio included, and easily transported in even the smallest of cars.

The Class is managed in the U.S. by a Class Owners Association which is accredited as the National Class Authority by the RG-65 International Class Authority.