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1.5 Class FOR SALE

Monthly Event Reports

Reports will be archived for 6 months and will be posted on separate WEB PAGES

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NMSC Race under the 10 standard International Model Yacht Racing rules and have since 2004

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But we must race in a Friendly way, showing respect and good manners to all fellow sailors and to give advice and assistance re- rules etc when required especially to novice sailors


New sailor! thinking of trying RC Yacht racing

View or Download  Ten Tips of RC Yacht Racing for Beginners

View or Download ​Basic Sailing Rules 

Watch interesting video on Basic Rules easily explained 

Things to consider if thinking of entering the sport of RC Yacht racing

 For anyone thinking of taking up this great hobby and has never sailed, or is not sure if Radio Controlled model sailing is for them?

We recommend that instead of buying a new expensive recognised class yacht, that can cost up to several thousands of dollars (for top competition boats,) or building their own boat, (a Club Competitive IOM Class, for example, can be home built with Club owned Molds for as little as $900.00), that a quality second hand boat is your first boat. Many of the club members still race boats bought used and then sell them on. See our "FOR SALE" page.

A very competitive IOM for World or Australian Titles for example, can cost many thousands of dollars, and may be what you progress to, eventually.

Another option, if you are not sure of what Class of Yacht you would like to sail or if you want to get serious with model yachting, we suggest that you purchase  an “Off the shelf” basic model yacht and our Club and many others recommend the RG 65 class Yachts for example  “Dragon Force 65” yacht, the Hydro Pro Affinity RG65  (Dragon Force components built for Hobbyking, or the "Dragon Flite 95" which can sail with IOMs more competitively.

 The yachts are basically Toys, but have all the refinements and equipment to introduce a new sailor to the sport and this little yacht sails so well many RC sailors who have been building and racing model yachts for many years are purchasing them for some very exciting RG65 class racing and the RG65 is now a world wide class with World Titles

The Dragon & the Affinity have all replacement components parts and Sails available, including Up Grades eg: A B & C rigs

Adv From HobbyKing:

"As a perfect introduction to R/C Yacht Racing the HydroPro Affinity RG65 Class Racing Yacht is hard to beat!

The HydroPro Affinity stands out from its closest competitors by including 2 complete racing rigs with mylar sails at a fraction of the cost of lesser optioned boats.

Quick and easy to assemble, the Affinity will have you on the water for some close, competitive racing or relaxing cruising in no time, with a performance that will satisfy even the most discerning RC Yacht Skipper".



The “Dragon Force”65 V2 built by Joysway in China

History of the Dragon Force yacht

 A collaboration between Joysway of China and 3 Model yacht designers (Mike Weston, Mark Dicks and John Tushingham) has resulted in Dragon Force 65,a very affordable competition RC yacht.

 The rig is a full sized, low aspect RG65 rig with carbon spars and and even has a ball raced gooseneck usually found on much more expensive model yachts. The yacht was designed to conform the the RG65 of rules to allow the Dragon Force 65 to sail within the RG65 class One Design Class Rules”

 The “Dragon Force” can be purchased for less than $200.00 and it has all the tuning adjustments and features of bigger class yachts that can cost many thousands of dollars .

 So, any sailor new to the sport can learn all the basics and sail a competitive yacht that has now become a International Class and has even had a world titles sailed in 2013

The Dragon even comes with a pre-installed 2.4 Ghz radio and can be assembled and on the water, ready to sail in about an hour

 So for  a couple of hundred bucks! come down to Nicholson and join in with us and you may discover that RC Sailing really is for you.

So! weather you want to race model yachts in a friendly social fun atmosphere, race very competitively on a Club, State, or National level, or just want to enjoy building and sailing model boats for the enjoyment of "Just playing with model Boats, the Nicholson Model Sailing Club will make you most welcome




For assistance in how to tune your sails on an IOM Yacht, here are some links.

A beginner’s guide to set up your IOM by John Ball

Tuning guide – Youtube

Plan B by Peter Burford – setup and tuning

Contact : Andrew  on 0414 564 426 or

To Link to The Radio Sailing On-Line Shop   Click Here



Thank You for storing our Club Trailer - Nicholson Boat Storage

Adjacent to the Nicholson River Boat Ramp. 


Contact:  Laurie & Blanch Miles

(03) 5156 8323