Radio Controlled Yachting
At BeYC to compliment the range of interests and activities, 2017/18 season will see the introduction of Dragon Force 65 Remote Control Races.
It will be a one class only and races will be held Saturday mornings prior to racing on a non training day. With a lot of interest, we forsee a great fleet and exciting racing ahead. Come and give it a try.
What You Need to Know
Class Rules - Click Here
Before Winter Series Racing 11:30am to 12:30 pm on the 29th of July and the 26th of August
Season Ahead (Official Race Days)
Aug 14th and 21st, Nov 25th, Jan 13th, April 7th, 14th and 21st - 11:30am - 12.30pm
Practice racing between 11.30 to 12.30 on all other Saturdays
Please note that Special Trophy Days will be announced soon!
Dragon Force Workshop (Tips) - Click here
Racing Results - Click Here (TBC)
About the Boats
The DragonForce 65, or DF65 for short, is currently the best selling RC yacht in the world and the reasons are simple. It's affordable (only $200 to own your own ready to sail boat), the competition is close and the sailing can be enjoyed by serious and non-serious competitors alike. Sleek lines and competition-developed sails make the DragonForce 65 race, perform and compete against even those yachts that would be 10 times the price!
The DragonForce 65 is a recognised competition RC yacht that is sailed in the restricted DF65 Class, which keeps cost down and the sailing fun. The boat is based on the ICE design with an ABS hull, profiled aluminium fin and molded plastic rudder. The rig is a full sized, low aspect rig with carbon spars and a ball raced gooseneck.
The DF65 is sailed at clubs all over North America, England and now in Australia.
How Do I Get a Boat?
The DF65 in almost-ready-to-sail configuration is shipped with everything necessary to get started. Pre-installed Servos, pre-assembled booms, sails, fittings etc. All you need to do is assemble the spars, mast, hang the sails, install your radio system and go race!
Boats with basic controllers (known as a transmitter) are less than $200 and are available from;
Spare parts availability:
Being the World's best selling RC yacht, most places are well stocked with all of the parts that you need to keep your afternoons and weekends going! In the unusual event that shops are out of stock on DF65 parts, be assured there won't be a very long delay - and they're so low in cost that many hobbyists now use them as replacement parts for other RC boat models .
Where to buy extras:
Building and Tuning
There is lots of building and tuning information on YouTube and throughout the internet, just search 'DragonForce 65'. Alternatively contact Locky Pryor at the RSYS Sailing Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) who is able to assist with the setup and tuning.