updated 23 January 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 racing. 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 ML45 and general crusing activity while the two DF fleets go to their separate courses and race both handicap and scratch format as per the program below;
April 16 DF65 1st Final Scrach 1 Racing
DF95 Scratch 2 Racing
April 30 DF65 Handicap 4 Racing
DF95 Handicap 3 Racing
May 21 DF65 Handicap 5 Racing
DF95 Scratch 3 Racing
June 11 DF65 Handicap 6 Racing
DF95 Handicap 4 Racing
June 25 DF65 2nd Final Scrach 2 Racing
DF95 Scratch 4 Racing
July 16 DF65 Handicap 7 Racing
DF95 Handicap 5 Racing
July 30 DF65 Handicap 8 Racing
DF95 Scratch 5 Racing