updated 19 July 2022
The Club has a growing group of DF sailors at the club, sailing Tuesdays (cruising day) and alternate Saturdays (scroll down to see the program). On those Saturdays some formally compete with a short course racing format while other just join thefleet cruising the lake.
The Dragon Force 65 and larger 95 are a commercially available lightweight boat easily assembled and obtained from Hobby Warehouse (the Australian Distributor at https://www.hobbywarehouse.com.au/ ).
It is a strictly controlled one-design class becoming increasingly popular across clubs. Its smaller size and weight allow members to handle them more easily and to carry them on trips. A real bonus when unexpected sailing opportunities arise on those lakes and ponds they come across.
Our aim is to provide opportunity for both those who prefer social sailing cruising as well as those who enjoy our more competitive but always friendly style of event. Like our RC Laser enthusiasts, any competition is under the ISAF racing rules of sailing, but follows the club strict code of being friendly and sociable first and competitive second. The program is for competitive sailing of DF95's one week and ML45 the next, while each week those who prefer cruising take their DF65's or 95's on longer runs around the lake or on longer courses.
Saturday Competition Program 2022
Competitive sailing for DF65's and 95"s operates on those alternate Saturdays not set aside for ML45 activity. Note that the first Saturday of the month is always set aside for barbecues and general sailing.
Each competition day starts with a short Club cruise of all boats. Then the fleet splits into those engaging in either unstructured general crusing or competitive activity (Note again - the ML65's or DF's on alternating weeks). See the program on the Saturday Sailing tab,