The RG65 is a development class for 65 cm long radio controlled yachts which means that anything not mentioned in the rules is allowed. The simple rules are designed to encourage people to try new ideas at a modest cost. One of the ideals for the RG65 class was to be able to transport the boat easily.
The class has its origins in Argentina during the 1950’s and adopted radio control towards the end of the seventies. A recent development is the Dragon Force. This is in effect a class within the RG65 class and introduces some limitations while still remaining within the RG65 class rules. The Dragon Force is available from hobby stores and requires minimal assembly.
Plus points for the class are:
- Light weight (around 1kg);
- Compact enough to fit in a small car fully rigged;
- No need for special heavy duty sail servos;
- Hulls built in balsa wood are little heavier than expensive carbon fibre moldings.
The RG65 Class Rules are available here. rg65rules2014
The Dragon Force DF65 rules are available here. Dragon Force Restricted Class Rules v1.4