Formation of the International DF Class Association

The Working Group has now finalised the Constitution and Regulations after considerable consultation, editing, checking and discussion. The Group received invaluable assistance from over 12 regions and from key contributors with extensive experience in these matters. We would specifically like to acknowledge and thank Bob Lewis (Canada), Gary Boell and Steve Landau (USA) for their guidance and wise counsel.

There has been universal agreement with the final document, so we are ready to move to the next phase.

1) You can view the documents (links above), and any further feedback would be appreciated.

2) Through April, we will be calling for nominations for Nations to apply for World Council membership. Please discuss your country’s nomination within your association, radio sailing national authority, group or fleet in preparation for our request. Each country will be required to sign a Membership Agreement, and can formally express membership interest via this application form.

3) In May, we’ll be formalising Membership Agreements with all Nations that have applied, and will be calling for nominations for office bearers.

4) The inaugural World Council meeting will be scheduled around the first week of June to formally elect all positions, and accept the Constitution and Regulations.

To conduct the first meeting when elections will be held, the Working Group has appointed an interim committee to act in the designated roles. The temporary appointees are:

  • Acting Chairman – Phil Burgess (AUS)
  • Acting Vice Chairman – Chris Dance (AUS)
  • Acting Secretary – Russ Gardner (USA)
  • Acting Treasurer – Wayne Stobbs (GBR)
  • Licensed Builders’ Representative – John Tushingham (GBR)

In addition, the acting Rules Sub-committee will comprise John Tushingham and Chris Dance. Further subcommittee members will be appointed by the newly elected World Council to assist with International Regattas.

The Working Group are excited about the next phase and are looking forward to all Nations having a voice in how the association evolves to supports the DF65 and DF95 moving forward.

Draft ICA Constitution

DraftWow.  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 .

📄 An FAQ covering some thinking behind key decisions

📄 The Draft Constitution

📄 The Draft Regulations

Global Invitation Regatta

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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DF65 Association.

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.