Wow. 2020 has been a disruptive year! I’m sure many DF Sailors have had some disruptions to their sailing calendars. Oh well! It has given us some extra time to do some “shore work”. Over the past few months, a small working group has been working on establishing an International Class Association (ICA) Constitution. This process has been guided by the objectives and principles set up in the Focus Group Output, and has also tapped into the experience of a number of sailors and other class associations. Much of the constitution is based on the IOM Class Association Constitution with modifications and additions to:
- Support the multi-class structure, and a restricted one-design production/manufactured class.
- Simplify country voting and vote allocations in a way that is easy to determine, and works with a production class that does not allocate measurement certificates.
- General cleanup and simplification based on advice and experience from a number of contributors.
- Addition of new sections that underpin the classes’ principles and values, in the form of a Founders’ Statement as a Preamble, and an Online Community Code of Conduct in the Regulations.
We are now publishing the draft for a public comment phase for 2 weeks (ending 31th Dec 2020), and are seeking input from DF sailors with skills and experience in this area of administration. Comments can be made directly in the documents, or by emailing email@example.com .
📄 An FAQ covering some thinking behind key decisions
📄 The Draft Constitution
📄 The Draft Regulations
Read about what is happening in Australia. There is a move to bring the DF65 and DF95 under one Association. A lot is happening in the class after a successful Global Championships in Garland, Texas this month. There is plenty of video on both FB and YouTube of the event. DF95 NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2018(1).
For results, hints, club activity, contact details and the Notice of Race for the Victorian State Championships.
DF95 Newsletter AUGUST 2018
Keeping you informed about what is happening here in Australia.
DF95 Newsletter MAY 2018
Event Documentation and the Notice of Race can be found here, now.
Allocation will be regional based for the first round. Contact your National Authority for more details on your regions allocation. Open allocation will begin from 16th April for unclaimed spots. Racing will be hard, close, fun, fair and in the spirit of the DF95 class.
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January 1st 2018
On the 1st January 2018 the Australian DF65 Radio Sailing Association was launched. The class has been sanctioned/recognised in a number of the States and is well on its way in gaining National Recognition.
The plan is to hold the first AGM of the Association in conjunction with the first Australian National DF65 Championships in May 2019. Not that far away. Since its launch, over two hundred DF65 Owners have joined the Association. A number of new clubs/fleets have been formed, with interest growing daily. For information on the Association and on how to join and receive your Hull Serial Number head to
DF65 State Championships will be held in three states soon so keep an eye on the page for updates.
The UK NCA has recently published it’s 2018 race calendar which includes dates for both the DF65 and DF95 class championships. For more detail and up to the minute news and results head over to the UK Class website at DF Racing UK