Why the DF 65 should be a part of your fleet.

The Dragon Force 65 is the fastest growing class of RC sailboats in the U.S. The boat has earned this distinction by being a great one-design sailing boat, while being the least expensive ready-to-sail boat on the market. At around $200 for a boat with radio and receiver and about two hours of assembly and you're on the water. An added benefit of the boat is the well-supplied and dedicated national distributor that provides excellent access to boats, parts and accessories allowed by the class rules.

Our club currently has 14 skippers racing these challenging boats. One of the great things about the DF65 is its' size. Twenty boats can be raced at one time with no problems, which makes for great racing! They are also easy to store and transport.

The Maryland Model Yacht Club was awarded the honor of hosting the 2021 Regionals. We all have until September 25th to master this boat, as skippers will be coming from four states to compete. It should be loads of fun!

The DF Concept was initially conceived quite a few years back by John Tushingham and Mike Weston who had a desire to produce an affordable radio sailing yacht which sailed well, had all the tuning aids that a larger radio yacht had and that was available off the shelf so that fleets could grow quickly.

The concept came to fruition in 2013 with the DF65, based on the Ice RG65 by Mark Dicks. Produced by Joysway Hobby Co in China the DF65 was an instant hit and to date (early 2016) there are over 12,000 boats out there sailing and racing. Whilst the DF65 was finding its feet John Tushingham was approached again by Joysway to produce a large radio yacht.

Here is the U.S. Site where you can register your boat ($7), get official numbers and learn a lot more about this fun and challenging boat.


Our club represents region 2.

Here is a link over to our friends at CVMYC that covers building the DF65. https://cvmyclub.com/racing-classes/building-the-dragon-force

dragonforce-65-rules 2021 -v1.7-showing-changes-explanations-1.pdf

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