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 10 Rater - Developmental  Members: 36  Boats 45

The Ten Rater is a medium-sized yacht with a reputation for speed. This development class is restricted by a simple formula of waterline length multiplied by sail area, multiplied by eight, to equal ten or less. As there are few restrictions, the class allows the greatest freedom for development and experimentation. 60-65" long.

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 36/600 - Developmental  Members: 46  Boats 77

The 36/600 has an appearance similar to the Marblehead yachts. This development class is restricted in overall length and sail area. While these yachts are commercially available, their simplicity also makes them a good choice for beginning builders. 36" long, 600 sq. inches sail area.

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 American Marblehead - Developmental  Members: 43  Boats 47

Also called "M" or "50/800". The Marblehead is a medium-sized yacht providing exciting performance and the ability to handle most sailing conditions if rigged properly. This development class is restricted in overall length and sail area. The Marblehead was considered the leader in the use of advanced construction materials and techniques. 50" long, 800 sq. inches sail area.

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 Canterbury J - One Design  Members: 41  Boats 46

The Canterbury J originated in Christchurch, New Zealand, based on the J Class Ranger. A 48 inch Fiberglass hull and lead Keel both made from Class molds. Everything else can be made by the builder. Total weight of ready to sail boat is 14lbs 5oz.

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 Columbia 42 - One Design  Members: 32  Boats 33

The Columbia 42 is a semi-scale 12 meter model of the Sparkman and Steven's designed winner of the America's Cup. This boat was generally accepted as the best sailing of the 12's and also the best looking boat on the water.

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 CR 914 - One Design  Members: 105  Boats 147

The CR 914 is based on the original design of the International America's Cup Class.This one design class allows no variations in hulls, spars, sails or replacement parts. 36" (914mm) long, 658 sq. in. sail area, 6.25 lb displacement.

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 DragonFlite 95 - One Design  Members: 1100  Boats 1256

The DragonFlite 95 is a Restricted One Design boat that is meant to compete within a strict set of rules to ensure a true test of a skipper.s ability to tune their boat and race it well.

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 DragonForce 65 - One Design  Members: 379  Boats 449

The DragonForce 65 is the fastest growing class of RC sailboats in the U.S. The boat has earned this distinction by being a great one-design sailing boat while being the least expensive ready-to-sail boat on the market. At around $300 for a boat with radio and receiver and about 2 hours of assembly and you're on the water.

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 EC-12 - One Design  Members: 346  Boats 557

Based on a 1962-63 vintage design for a full-size International 12 Meter. This medium-sized yacht's hull must be initially purchased from a licensed builder. Decks and sails are strictly controlled, purchased or made from scratch. Almost all other equipment isup to the owner. Approx 58" long.

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 Fairwind - One Design  Members: 32  Boats 37

One Design Class sanctioned in 2002. The Fairwind is built by One Manufacturer. The Kyosho Fairwind are 36" (900mm) long replicas of International Offshore Racing (IOR) yachts with cabins.

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 Footy - Developmental  Members: 74  Boats 115

Sanctioned in 2006. Low cost, fun, easy to build class that puts to rest the theory that boats under 30" long don't sail well. 12" long (thus "Footy") is the smallest of the development class yachts.

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 Infinity 54 - One Design  Members: 22  Boats 22

The Infinity 54 is an original design expressly for model yacht racing. This one design class allows no variations in either original assembly or replacement parts. 54" long.

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 IOM - One Design  Members: 138  Boats 216

Sanctioned in 1998. The International One Metre is the fastest growing class in the world. The rules in this class are identical to those used throughout the globe. The class has a one-design rig and weight minimums, but the hull design is very much developmental. One meter long, with a sail area as large as a Marblehead. 39.37" long (One meter)

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 J Class - One Design  Members: 104  Boats 141

The J class yachts are 1/16 scale versions of the original 1930's J-boats only, making it the largest of all the RC yachts. These classic yachts recreate the style of yachting's Golden Era, on a grand but affordable scale. Approx. 85-95" long. The largest class in the AMYA, the "J" boat

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 Marblehead 50/800 - Developmental  Members: 124  Boats 207

Also called "M" or "50/800". The Marblehead is a 50 inch long yacht providing exciting performance and the ability to handle most sailing conditions if rigged properly. This development class is restricted in overall length and sail area. The Marblehead is considered the leader in the use of advanced construction materials and techniques. 50" long, 800 sq. inches sail area.

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 Micro Magic - One Design  Members: 174  Boats 229

One of the most popular model yachts in the world, the Graupner Micro Magic was designed for racing. Its performance is all out of proportion to its small size. The class is managed by a Class Owners Association that is part of the International Micro Magic Class. 53.5 cm long.

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 Newport 12 Meter - One Design  Members: 23  Boats 31

The Newport 12 Meter is a 1/12 scale model of a typical full-size 12 Meter. Hulls/kits are available from McClung's Enterprises and is 72" long.

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 Nirvana - One Design  Members: 28  Boats 37

"Nirvana is a 32" sloop-rigged RC sailboat. This boat comes ready-to-sail, taking about 30 minutes to rig out of the box. The sails are already on the spars. Nirvana was designed from scratch to be a scale looking, high performance, RC model sailboat.

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 ODOM - One Design  Members: 150  Boats 195

One Design Sanctioned in 1995. Also called "One Design One Meter". The ODOM is based on a U.S. One Meter design. This small-sized yacht's kit must be initially purchased from the manufacturer. Sails are strictly controlled, but may be purchased or made from scratch. This one design class allows no variations. The class is managed by a class association. 39.37" long.

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 Open - Both  Members: 26  Boats 33

This is where boats that don't fit in other classes register and track their growth on the way to full-fledged class status. It is also where the multihulls, like this F48, live.

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 RC Laser - One Design  Members: 254  Boats 334

Sanctioned in 1997. Out of the box, Ready-to-Sail scale model of Laser. 41.75" long.

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 RG-65 - Developmental  Members: 192  Boats 203

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) 650mm long.

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 Santa Barbara - One Design  Members: 112  Boats 140

The Santa Barbara is an original design expressly for model yacht racing with the classic lines of a full-size yacht. This large-sized yacht's hull and keel must be initially purchased from the manufacturer. Decks and sails are strictly controlled, but may be purchased or made from scratch. Almost all other equipment is up to the owner. 70" long.

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 SeaWind - One Design  Members: 209  Boats 260

One Design Class sanctioned in April 2003. The Seawind is built by One Manufacturer, and sold through many outlets. The Kyosho Seawind, Seawind SE, and Carbon Seawind model yachts are meter- long replicas of a late 1990's early 2000's America's Cup yacht. 39.37 inches (One Meter) long

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 Soling 1 Meter - One Design  Members: 713  Boats 1101

Sanctioned in 1993. The Soling One Meter is based on the full-size Olympic Soling. Two kit Manufacturers. 39.37" long, 8-5/8" beam, approx. 60" bottom keel to tip of mast. 10 lbs. min. Features: Performance; Low total cost; One Design for equality of boats; Kit-Based, kits Available from two manufacturers; Wide distribution of local clubs in all AMYA Regions.

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 Soling 50 M - One Design  Members: 49  Boats 54

The Soling 50 is based on the full-size Olympic Soling. This medium-sized yacht's hull must be initially purchased from a manufacturer (See Class Page). Decks, keels, rigging, spars and sails are strictly controlled, but may be purchased or made from scratch. Almost all other equipment is up to the owner. 50" long.

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 Star 45 - One Design  Members: 118  Boats 171

Based on the full-sized Star Class of Olympic and International fame. Builders are allowed variability in materials but dimensions are closely controlled. 45" long.

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 T-37 - One Design  Members: 59  Boats 86

The T-37 is a 37 inch RC sailboat with 635.5 square inches of sail area. The hull is built of 1/8 inch mahogany plywood assembled with epoxy for a light, strong composite boat. Most T37s are built from the kit by the owners although the T37 is also available ready to sail.

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 US 12 - One Design  Members: 89  Boats 109

The US12 class is a beautiful full keel, spoon bow yacht of the old America's Cup 12 meter design. She is 46 inches in length with a 16 pound minimum weight, carries a rig of 714 sq. inches of sail area, with a 55 inch hoist. Her "B" rig is 600 sq. inches.

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 US One Meter - Developmental  Members: 174  Boats 274

The U.S. One Meter is a small-sized development class yacht, with an appearance similar to the Marblehead yachts. This development class is restricted in overall length, sail area and several other minor measurements. The U.S. One Meter is surprisingly fast and seaworthy for its size. 39.37" long, 600 sq. inches of measured sail area with about 50 sq inches of "free area".

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 V-32 One - One Design  Members: 51  Boats 65

Sanctioned in 2000. The 32 inch Victor Model Products V-32 Low-cost, Ready to Sail boat or kit. 32" long, 450 sq in sail area, 6.2 lbs+ displacement.

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 Victoria  - One Design  Members: 317  Boats 431

Sanctioned in 1997. Low cost, ARS kit from Thunder Tiger modeled after the America's Cup yachts from the 1990's. 30.7" long, 433 sq in sail area, 4.5 lbs displacement.

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 Vintage - Both  Members: 25  Boats 48

"Vintage" primarily means any older model sailboats no longer sailed (or never raced) in serious competition.

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 Wheeler - One Design  Members: 26  Boats 29

One Design Sanctioned in 1997. Large one-design modeled after full-size "Maxi" boats. 2000 sq. in. of sail, 30 pounds displacement and is 79" long.

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