CLASSES SAILED IN NSW
International A class
A is the largest and most graceful of the R/C yacht classes. The class is based
on a similar formula to that used by full size 5.5 metre yachts. Length overall
can vary between 1.65 and 2.3 metres (65-60 inches), and weigh between 11.3 and
23kg (25- 50lbs).
Average weight is now around 13.6kg (301b) and it can easily be handled by one
person. Most As can be transported in a medium to large car. The A class is a
popular class in many states and is large enough to handle any conditions.
The Marblehead is a medium-sized yacht providing exciting performance and the
ability to handle most sailing conditions if rigged properly. This development
class is restricted in overall length and sail area.
The Marblehead is considered the leader in the use of advanced construction
materials and techniques.
This class is undergoing a popular resurgence in Sydney with 3 new designs being
built for the recent NSW Championship, with 2 of these being home built .
50" long, 800 sq. inches sail area.
International 10 Rater
The Ten Rater is a medium-sized yacht with a reputation for speed. This
development class is restricted by a simple formula of waterline length
multiplied by sail area, multiplied by eight, to equal ten or less. As there are
few restrictions, the class allows the greatest freedom for development and
Approx. 50-65" long.
International One Metre
Sanctioned in 1998. The International One Metre is the fastest growing class in
the world. The rules in this class are identical to those used throughout the
globe. The class has a one-design rig and weight minimums, but the hull design
is very much developmental.
East Coast 12 Meter
The East Coast 12 Meter is based on a 1962-63 vintage design for a full-size
International 12 Meter. This medium-sized yacht's hull must be initially
purchased from a licensed builder. Decks and sails are strictly controlled, but
may be purchased or made from scratch. Almost all other equipment is up to the
Approx 58" long.
Class rules (PDF) Measurement Form (PDF)
Soling One Meter
Sanctioned in 1993. The Soling One Meter is based on the full-size Olympic
Soling. One Manufacturer. This small-sized yacht is available in kit form only.
This one design class allows few variations.
Measurement Form (PDF)
The RC Laser at just over 1 metre long is a quarter scale model of the renowned
Laser dinghy. A strict one-class design sailed the RC Laser comes fully
assembled including an AM radio. The boat has three sail sizes enabling it to be
enjoyed in all sailing conditions. Features of the RC Laser include rugged
construction and easy assembly. A custom carry bag makes transport a breeze.
Available from Radio Control Sailing Australia