Radio Controlled Yachting

NSW DF65 Championships at RSYS

The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron is proud to host the first NSW DF65 Championships supported by Hobby Warehouse on September 30th to October 1st. It will be a 2 day event with a qualifying series and a finals series to crown the champion. There is an option if you can't make both days to only race one day with a separate series held for each day as well as the over all championship.

On the Saturday afternoon we will be holding a youth/kids mini race, for more information see the NOR and Sailing Instructions.

- Notice of Race

- Amendment #1

- Accommodation and Club Guide

- Entry - To pay by credit card please select paypal and wait a few moments to be directed to pay pal. You can then select the credit card option to pay.

- Sailing Instructions 

- Results 

The club is adding Radio Controlled Yachting to its already extensive sailing program with the most in-demand best selling RC yacht in the world, the Dragon Force 65. It's cheap to own a boat, fun to sail and competitive, what more could any 'armchair admiral' need!!!

Details about the up-coming regatta, the boats and how to get involved are below:

About the Boats

The DragonForce 65, or DF65 for short, is currently the best selling RC yacht in the world and the reasons are simple. It's affordable (only $200 to own your own ready to sail boat), the competition is close and the sailing can be enjoyed by serious and non-serious competitors alike. Sleek lines and competition-developed sails make the DragonForce 65 race, perform and compete against even those yachts that would be 10 times the price! 

The DragonForce 65 is a recognised competition RC yacht that is sailed in the restricted DF65 Class, which keeps cost down and the sailing fun. The boat is based on the ICE design with an ABS hull, profiled aluminium fin and moulded plastic rudder. The rig is a full sized, low aspect rig with carbon spars and a ball raced gooseneck.

The DF65 is sailed at clubs all over North America, England and now in Australia. 

How Do I Get a Boat?

The DF65 in almost-ready-to-sail configuration is shipped with everything necessary to get started. Pre-installed Servos, pre-assembled booms, sails, fittings etc. All you need to do is assemble the spars, mast, hang the sails, install your radio system and go race!

Boats with basic controllers (known as a transmitter) are only $200 and are available from;

Spare parts availability:

Being the World's best selling RC yacht, most places are well stocked with all of the parts that you need to keep your afternoons and weekends going! In the unusual event that shops are out of stock on DF65 parts, be assured there won't be a very long delay - and they're so low in cost that many hobbyists now use them as replacement parts for other RC boat models . 

Where to buy extras:

Building and Tuning

There is lots of building and tuning information on YouTube and throughout the internet, just search 'DragonForce 65'. Alternatively contact Locky Pryor at the RSYS Sailing Office (locky.pryor@rsys.com.au) who is able to assist with the setup and tuning.

Winter 2017 Regatta

Sundays - 4th June, 9th July, 6th August, 3rd September 2017 @ RSYS Pond 



For more information please contact contact Locky Pryor at the RSYS Sailing Office (locky.pryor@rsys.com.au).