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Radio and Free Sailing in the UK

Our sport can be split in to 2 disciplines, Radio Sailing and Free Sailing and although both are still popular it is Radio Sailing that can be most easily found on a lake or water near you.

Today’s yachts range from home built yachts whose owners get great pleasure from the building process, collectors and restorers who through their efforts keep the history and knowledge in our sport, to the top end competitive skippers who race their carbon fibre and kevlar boats at local, national and international level.

Whatever level you wish to be involved there are people who will share your passion and commitment.

Interested?

Why not check out the rest of our site and use the club list to find a club near to you, make yourself known and talk to a skipper, most are more than willing to discuss our sport and even let you have a go.

The MYA is recognised by the RYA as the governing body of Radio and Free Sailing within the UK.

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Alton Radio Controlled Sailing Club yesterday held an informal day with the forecast of 40mph wind gusts. Most members chose "B" rigs with a couple deciding to hang onto "A's" until the wind arrived. The wind and rain eventually did come, but much later in the day after were long gone and tucked with a large G&T (well I was!). As it was an informal day, a blind eye was turned to A LOT of minor rule infringements, like line jumping and buoy clipping which added to the fun of keeping the fleet close together with many individual duels going on. Loads of laughter and micky taking made for a great day with a great wind and flat water. Please come and say hello on our Facebook page and even come and have a sail with us if you can. As a club we fully adhere to the MYA guidelines and have all Covid measures in place to keep our members and guests as safe as it is possible. More photos and media of our members are on our page. Stay safe folks! ... See MoreSee Less

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Glad you sail to HRYC rules 😂😂😂

Seems this DF racing is getting popular, we had thirteen skippers out today 😏

4 days ago

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To prevent that nose diving how about a pair of small horizontal winglets ?

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6 days ago

Hoping that one of you recognises this design.
A bit of a restoration project, bought for next to nothing on eBay. Unfortunately there is no registration number on it, obviously an early design, glass fibre( chopped strand mat ) and flat deck. The forward swept fin and short chine at the stern should give a clue, as I know there were a couple of Chris Dicks with a similar fin layout.
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Hoping that one of you recognises this design.
A bit of a restoration project, bought for next to nothing on eBay. Unfortunately there is no registration number on it, obviously an early design, glass fibre( chopped strand mat ) and flat deck. The forward swept fin and short chine at the stern should give a clue, as I know there were a couple of  Chris Dicks with a similar fin layout.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Not s Chris dicks design. Looks like a John Taylor design

Looks like a Parasite by John Taylor

Paracite by John Taylor.

Thanks chaps, certainly looks right to me, just a bit different. Only really bought it as I needed a cheap winch, hey, the lead is worth more than I paid for it!

We had many happy raced with our Parasites here at Fleetwood. We had 2 in the to p 10 in the 1994 National s😊

I really enjoy the knowledge shared by members. Keep smiling and stay safe.

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Where do you do this

1 week ago

My 1.5m Sailing in very little wind today, beautiful boat to sail... ... See MoreSee Less

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Nice to see another one on the water. Lovely boats.

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Well done Pepe

I've just asked Pepe what the order book looks like - I'd guess 18 months at least. Lovely boat

2 months ago

Out playing with the big boys. The 1.5 metre sailing with the 6m and A class. A nice top suit breeze at Furzton this morning.
It was so much quicker than the 6’s that even after a minute handicap it was sailing through the fleet .
Sails beautifully, with no vices and flies down wind with no hint of a nose dive.
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Out playing with the big boys. The 1.5 metre sailing with the 6m and A class. A nice top suit breeze at Furzton this morning. 
It was so much quicker than the 6’s that even after  a minute handicap it was sailing through the fleet .
Sails beautifully, with no vices and flies down wind with no hint of a nose dive.Image attachmentImage attachment

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That’s what you get from one of JL’s designs. You should try one of his AC boats. Now that’s a flyer!

I now have a fibreglass twin to this one...

They certainly are impressive boats.

I don't know why you sound so surprised Geoff? Just on a basic displacement hull speed calculation based upon waterline length the 1.5 m boat should be some 22.5% quicker than a 6M. You should really be giving them a 2 1/4 minute head start for a ten minute race!

3 weeks ago

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All your work Richard?

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