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
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
So the new DF65 V6 was launched out in Germany at the Nuremberg toy fair back in early February and I’m sure many of you will have seen the excellent live video that Chuck put up which involved John Tushingham explaining the detail on the V6.
Since then the V6 has been made available worldwide, with all major distributors getting their stock and customers all over the world getting boxes in the mail.
To back up this new V6 version of the successful DF65 RC Yacht it was decided to give the rules a quick once over to cement the V6 properly into the class and also allow previous versions of the yacht to be modified with the new V6 radio tray. It was also decided that we should give the DF class a new rig to play with, the A+. There has been a lot of discussion about the new rig and not everyone is a fan but the reasoning behind it is sound and will allow better competition at all levels of racing.
So we have added the detail to the relevant pages which are, new V1.6 class rules, A+ rig template, new DF65 class logo and the new DF65 V6 rigging instructions. To find them please just hover over the DF65 heading on the menu and a drop down menu will appear.