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CR-914 CLASS

The CR-914 class is a strict one design radio controlled model yacht class.  This model is now manufactured in America by Chesapeake Performance Models www.rcyachts.com.  The hull is made from ABS plastic and is molded with the deck attached.  Each boat is identical so from the first boat out of the mold in 1994 to the newest one being delivered today they are all the same. The result is a class of boats with identical speed potential.  The goal, as in any good one-design class, is to have the skipper's tuning, tactics, and boat handling abilities determine the outcome.

The CR-914 is 914 mm (36 inches) in length overall, 6 lb 4 oz displacement, with ~600 square inches of sail area.  Tuning, tactics, and concentration are critical to racing success.  These boats tune like a big boat although, during the race, class rules limit trim to sheets and rudder only.  The CR-914 is a very responsive model that reacts quickly to the wind with bursts of acceleration up onto a plane down wind and turns on a dime.  The boats size allows the owner to travel with the boat fully rigged in a small car. The CR-914 is not the least expensive model yacht in its size class but is by far the best sailing.  The kit is fully inclusive except for batteries and are online at www.rcyachts.com or you can find used boats on the web. There are fleets now at Riverside, Larchmont and Essex.

Please contact Bill Walker at aftrglow@optonline.net for more info.  Hope to see you at the club sailing soon!

DRAGONFLIGHT CLASS

Meet the Joyway Dragonflite 95 a new plug and play 950mm Sailboat designed by RC sailors expressly for racing in all conditions This RC sailboat project follows on the success of the Joysway Dragon Force RG65. This new restricted class is taking the RC sailing community by storm. This reasonably priced one design RC sailboat comes with every thing necessary to have you on the water in a couple of hours time. This kit requires minimal assembly and is the perfect starter boat for the individual or club that wants to build a competitive racing fleet. This boat was designed by a crack team of hard core RC sailors looking to mass produce a high performance competitive entry level boat that would be fun to sail in a variety of conditions.
This boat can be campaigned in the newly established DF95 restricted class which has strict rules limiting modifications. The best thing about this design is that no modifications are necessary to have a great performing sailboat.