IOM Racing – Friday 14 December

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Run/broad reach down to mark 3

We had 7 boats on the water, at first, with 8 from tea break onwards, in very light wind conditions.  With a long square course, there was plenty of room for tactics, 4E5B2D02-E280-42C3-8AD0-D37F2923DD25specially on the long beats.  One side of the lake was good for one race, and hopeless the next, so getting the right position on the start line was important.  John Bennett’s full report will be on the Race Results page, but here are a few photos from one race, when I took time out – hence no ‘44’.l

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Britpo 03 unusually a little behind at the start, but quickly caught up!

Thank you everyone.  As ever, a great morning’s racing, with a great team.

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Loitering (purposefully!) for the start

EDMBC – Radio Sailing Eastleigh

Changes for 2019 –

DF95 and DF65 A+ Rig

I am very pleased to announce that Radio Sailing Eastleigh, the Sail Division of Eastleigh and District Model Boat Club, will be adopting the Dragon Flite 95 (DF95) as one of its racing classes, from March 2019.  We will continue to race One Metres, Marbleheads and Dragon Force 65s.

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DragonFlite 95 – First outing at Lakeside

The DF95 is a relatively inexpensive, yet high performance radio controlled racing yacht, that is gaining popularity around the UK and abroad.  We believe that it will be specially suited to racing at Eastleigh Lakeside, which is our home water.

We will also be permitting the use of the A+ rig for Dragon Force 65 racing, as of March 2019.  This will give these popular yachts better performance, which should make for much more exciting racing in the light breezes that we usually experience at Eastleigh.

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Dragon Force 65s bundle together at the starting line.

These yachts are an inexpensive way of getting started in radio yacht racing.  However, they are not toys.  Many of our top radio sailors in the Country are racing these yachts, and there are national and international events of the highest standard.

Anyone interested in trying either of these fun yachts, at Eastleigh Lakeside, or trying radio yacht racing for the first time, please contact me by email – radiosaileastleigh@gmail.com.