If you have been looking for a radio controlled model yacht that majestically sails and elegantly maneuvers like a crew driven Maxi or 60 footer, the Santa Barbara One-Design (OD) is for you. The Santa Barbara is a fractional rigged sloop on a 70 inch long hull. It's designed for racing in a range of sailing conditions from performing well in light winds to being, well behaved and manageable in rough waters and 15 knots of wind. It was introduced in 1964 and was one of the first classes to be accepted by the newly formed AMYA in 1971. It is recognized as a modern classic throughout the association. Because of the one-design concept the boats built in the 1960's are competitive to those boats built in the 90's when racing around the buoys. Because of the history of stability in design the Santa Barbara remains popular in the association as a "class boat". The portability of the Santa Barbara is enhanced due to the removable mast, rudder and keel. Most sedans or coupes can transport your yacht to the nearest pond for a day of sailing.
SANTA BARBARA ONE-DESIGN SPECIFICATIONSGENERAL1.1 ONE-DESIGN AND FAIR SAILING Because the Santa Barbara yacht has had more that one manufacturer and several design changes in it's manufacturing history, it cannot truly stand as a strict one-design yacht. Therefore, the purpose of this specification is to assure Santa Barbara skippers as close adherence to the One-Design concept for sail boats as can be obtained. The One-Design concept assures that all yachts of a class are equal in hull hydrodynamics and maximum sail configuration. Under these considerations, except for tuning, the boat does not become a factor in winning regattas. This allows for better application of the ISAF (formerly IYRU) , Fundamental Rule C, Fair Sailing. This rule says; "A yacht, her owner, and crew shall compete only by sailing, using their skill, and by individual effort, in compliance with the rules and in accordance with recognized principles of fair play and sportsmanship." YACHT CERTIFICATION Hull and keel must be from a certified manufacturer to insure conformity to the one-design concept. Hull and keel profiles and sections must not be altered. The Class Secretary or his designee will measure a hull and keel produced by a new manufacturer, and if found acceptable will certify the manufacturer for production of hulls and keels. The manufacturer will be required to apply to each yacht sold, permanently installed on the inside of the hull in such location as to be visible from the hatch opening, his builder's plate, showing name and sequence number. Yachts from certified manufacturers will be accepted for all S/B O-D events with out further measuring of the hull and keel. Those manufacturers who were certified for manufacturing of SB O-D hulls and keels were:
10 pounds minimum
592 sq. inches
Approx. 10 inches
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