A similar number turn out on Tuesdays, also some cruising and some racing.
The Dragon Force 65 and slightly larger 95 are a commercially available lightweight boat easily assembled and obtained from Hobby Warehouse (the Australian Distributor). It is a strictly controlled one-design class becoming increasingly popular across clubs and informal groups such as at Lightsview.
Currently our enthusiastic members are working on their future direction in respect of cruising and racing activities, deciding the format each should take and ideal times and so on. One aim is to provide opportunity for those who just prefer social sailing. Another is to provide opportunity for those who wish to be better prepared for State and National title events, which the Club may then be prepared to host
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. We recently hosted an interclub racing event and it once again proved that such events can be successful and social.
Because of the DF’s smaller size and weight, members often carry them on trips when unexpected sailing opportunities arise on some of those unexpected lakes and ponds they come across.
The DF boats offer our club members who usually sail ML45's or other classes of boats, the opportunity to compete in a slightly more serious way if they wish, both within our Club or at a number of other venues. In that respect they mimic our RC Laser members.
If you want a new boat then go to Hobby Warehouse at https://www.hobbywarehouse.com.au/