DF65 RC Yachting

DF65 Remote Control Yachting

Weekly Competition

Welcome to Dragon Force 65 RC Yachting

What is a Dragon Force 65

Welcome to a fun, affordable and competitive form of yacht racing at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club that is available to all ages and skill levels.

The DF65 is a one design radio control yacht, governed by an International Association which guarantees the integrity and spirit of the class rules, and ensures a level playing field and enjoyable competition for everyone.

As the name suggests DF65s are 65cm in length and only weigh 1.2kgs, so they easily fit into any small car. The hulls are beautifully moulded in plastic to keep the costs down, while the spars are made of carbon fibre and the sails are cut from mylar film. More importantly the DF65s sail exceptionally well and have proven to be very reliable across a wide range of conditions.

Whether you are completely new to sailing and are looking to develop some foundation sailing knowledge, or an accomplished sailor looking for another opportunity to hone your strategies and tactics, the DF65s might be for you.

RPAYC’s DF65 fleet is easily the fastest growing class on Pittwater with more than forty boats launched in a little over a year and around twenty boats racing most Thursday mornings. At the club level the emphasis is very much on being inclusive and having fun, and there are plenty of experienced sailors who are more than happy to help new boat owners set up and tune their boats.

Beyond our own club there are opportunities for sailors to test themselves at Regional, State, National and International events. Later this year Australia will be sending a team to Sweden for the DF65 Globals (World Championships). No less than three members of that Australian Team have previously won a World Championship in full size boats and two RPAYC members will be in the team.

Weekly Racing at RPAYC is held on Thursdays. 

Members and guests race at the Club or Rowland Reserve Bayview (depending on wind direction) every Thursday at 10.00am, with the majority of the sailors meeting in the Club for a coffee and chat from 9.00am.

Halyards Bistro is open after sailing around midday for lunch and a bit of friendly post-race banter.

Hull Material: Moulded Plastic with Painted Finish
Rig Height: 915mm
Sail Area (Overall): 2226cm
Sail Area (Jib): 766cm
Sail Area (Main): 1460cm
Length: 650mm
Height: 1338mm
Weight: ~1200g
Radio System: 4 Channel, Tx J4C05, Rx J5C01R
Beam: 116.5mm

Enquiries & Contacts

Contact RPAYC for further information regarding facilities, and for sponsorship and marketing opportunities. 

16 Mitala Street, Newport NSW 2106
Phone: +61 2 9998 3700