At Radio Sailing Eastleigh, we race three classes of radio control Model yachts, Radio Marblehead (RM), International One Metre (IOM), and Dragon Force 65 (DF65). Some members have other classes of yacht, which can be seen occasionally on Wednesdays, when all classes of yacht are welcome on the water for informal racing.
Most sailors have the last two digits of their boat’s registration number displayed on their sails. If you wish, it is possible to purchase a specific number, a Personal Sail Number, from the MYA, so that the same number can be displayed on all your boats. However, if you only intend to race at Lakeside, it is possible to informally choose your own number, taking care not to clash with any number already in use in the Club. You can do this by checking the ‘Members’ Yachts and Sail Numbers’ spreadsheet, which is kept up to date on this Blog.
Dragon-force 65 Registration
Registration of DF65s is done through the National Class Association website. The sail number may be the last two or three digits of the registration number, or if the member has a MYA personal Sail Number, this may be used, to align with other classes of yacht being sailed. The fact that it is the boat that is registered and not the skipper, is a recent change, which doesn’t seem to have been fully advertised yet ( Dec 2016). Therefore, when a boat is sold, the number should go with it, as with other classes of model yacht.
There is just room for three legal digits on the permissible rigs, though some owners choose to use three digits on the mainsail and two on the jib.
Our Boats – Radio Marbleheads
Our International One Metres
Our Dragon Force 65s
Len Buurman and his distinctive Dragon Force (97)
Rob Corfield and his Dragon Force (627)