Corinthian Sailing at its best
Wednesday sailing is much more causal. we don't keep score but we do race. It is a chance for new sailors to ask experienced sailors questions, for experienced sailors to hone new skills and to develop new techniques.
At Stratford Model Yacht Club we compete on Saturdays. We sail DF95's at 10 AM and occasionally we sail other classes afterward.
The boats that were sailed are known as CR-914s, a nationally syndicated one-design class of boats that are 1/12 scale copies of America Cup racers. Over 5000 exist and can be found in every state of the nation. These radio-controlled boats are 36” long and can easily be carried in the trunk of most cars fully-rigged.
The other class we sail are the Dragonflight 95 AKA DF95. This new and upcoming class is realizing incredible popularity in the world of model yachting, having grown to the 2nd most popular fleet in just 4 years. Backed by the large RC model manufacturing company, Joysway, boats are cheap, reliable, and parts are easily available. Both classes are fast, very competitive, and identical in every way-including weight to other boats in the class. Winning and losing is totally dependent on the competence of the skippers.
Interested parties in the Fairfield county area can find club members sailing every Saturday at Brewster Pond Park in Stratford at 10:00 as well as Wednesdays evenings until dark. Visitors are always welcome to try sailing these boats.