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Class Summary
Clubs Members Boats
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How to's
One-design Certificate
Control Drawing
Keel Control Drawing
Rudder Control Drawing
Sail Plan
Performance is the name of the game and these boats will get up on plane in a breeze, particularly on a reach. Many top sailors will attest, including Nationally ranked IOM skippers; this is as close to "real boat" sailing as you will find in a R/C model boat.

The boat is 79" in overall length, 63" at the waterline with a 15" beam and carrying 2,000 square inches of sail on a fractional rig. The minimum weight of the boat is 30 pounds, although most boats in the fleet are closer to 32 pounds (up to 35 lbs). The keel bulb weighs in at 19 pounds.

As a one-design class; the hull form, rudder and rig/sail dimensions are controlled by rule. That said there are opportunities for significant innovations in electronics and sail control; two channel boats are competitive as are boats operating with up to 7 channels. Additional features include powered boom vangs (introduced by Adrian Olson), powered backstay tension and jib trim in order to provide improved on the water sail control, similar to a "real boat". Multiple rigs are not required and the boat moves well across the wind ranges to 20+ knots.

There have been 80+ boats built to date, primarily by George Ribeiro and Adrian Olson. George Ribeiro is the current builder of record. He offers build kits to various stages of completion. George's coordinates are (831) 247-1428, and 360 Fiesta Way, Watsonville, CA 95076.