The Seawind One Design Class
2090 Middle Mesa Drive,
Wickenburg, AZ 85390
Phone/Fax: (928) 684-5624
2012 National Champion - Mike Eades, West Valley RC Mariners, Club # 207, Litchfield Park, AZ
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The SeaWind One Design model sailboat is a 1-meter replica of an America's Cup yacht, manufactured by KYOSHO and distributed in kit form through hobby stores worldwide. The kit ($400, or ready to sail with radio, servos and batteries for under $500) is designed with an excellent instruction manual, for simple home assembly without special tools. The finished boat "out-of-the-box" delivers excellent performance satisfying to novice and experienced skipper alike. The SeaWind Resource Center, affords access to tips on building, tuning and sailing while also providing a communication center for skippers through its forums.
The boat itself is made of sturdy ABS plastic with aluminum spars. A few early kits (SeaWind SE) were supplied with an alternative fiberglass hull, and sale of these kits has been discontinued. The initial Class Rules tightly control the boat elements close to the kit to ensure new skippers are not faced with a costly refit to be competitive while allowing minor modifications to rigging (materials and adjustment methods) to facilitate tuning and to the hatch cover to ensure watertight integrity.
More recently a Carbon Edition SeaWind (SeaWind CE) has been added which has a carbon fiber/resin hull and slightly modified keel slot area, otherwise the parts are the same as for the standard ABS kit. The SeaWind CE is able to be sailed under Class Rules using correction weight as defined in the Rules.
Seawind Factory Specs:
|Length:||39.3 in (1000 mm)|
|Beam:||8.9 in (226 mm)|
|Height:||72.25 in (1835 mm) bottom of ballast to top of mast|
|61.75 in (1568 mm) bottom of hull to top of mast|
|Weight:||6.5 lb. Minimum|
|Sail Area:||604 square inches|
Requires: 2-Channel radio with 1 standard and 1 sail winch servo, Hitec HS-311 and HS-765HB servos recommended.
SeaWind Class Association Board of Directors are as follows:
- Secretary: Mike Eades 12582
- Region 1: Ken Bauser 3480
- Region 2: vacant
- Region 3: Darrell Krasoski 14404
- Region 4: Andy Rust 13116
- Region 5: Robert Piper 12981
- Region 6: Mark Erdrich 15993
- Technical Advisor: Ken Bauser
- Measurer: see Class Region Director above