updated 14 March 2023
The Club has a growing group of DF sailors at the club, sailing Tuesdays (cruising day) and most Saturdays 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/ ). A local retailer is Hobby Habit.
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 Saturdays (see the Facebook page for details) in conjunction with the general crusing activity. Note that the first Saturday of the month is always set aside for barbecues and general sailing.
Each short course competition day generally starts or finishes with a short Club cruise of all boats.