Hi, I was curious. I bought this boat and am presently building it. I’d like to know to which class it belongs to. I wanted to get better sails for it as the ones that came with it are rather bogus. With all the detail on the boat, the sails are just plain ugly. I had awhile back a Kyosho Fairwind and the sails seemed to be better made/finished. I was contemplating using some kite cloth and stitching and sealing the edges, but found a dealer on-line who makes sails for the R/C Yachts. And one final thing, since I started sailing in San Diego and have now moved to that wonderful state of New Jersey(Born). I have not found too many places to sail…I remember many(x5) years ago seeing sailing in Weequake(sp) Park in Newark, can’t seem to find out anything about it now.
not sure it actually belongs to any class…
I wanted to get better sails for it as the ones that came with it are rather bogus.
I am pretty sure any sailmaker will be able to make you a set, however, if you are more on the “scale” side, you might consider making a set yourself…there’s a very interesting thread going on sailmaking.
Last time I checked I checked carrsails was offering sails for the RtW
And one final thing, since I started sailing in San Diego and have now moved to that wonderful state of New Jersey(Born). I have not found too many places to sail…I remember many(x5) years ago seeing sailing in Weequake(sp) Park in Newark, can’t seem to find out anything about it now.
You might check the AMYA website for clubs
hope it helps
some discussion about the RtW on another forum
I sail both the Yamaha and a Seawind, as well as several other Victor Cup Class. I love my Yamaha and Seawind, each boat has diffent pros and cons.
While the Seawind is part of an AMYA.org Seawind one design class, the Yamaha is part of the AMYA.org open class. There are two primary objectives of the Open Class. One is to provide a way to register and obtain sail numbers for boats that do not fall into any other class. The other is to serve as a conduit for future class growth and development. Once the names of 20 AMYA members with register boats in the open class from a specific kit, a new class can be created.
Some of local club has an unsanctioned class called the 1 meter sport class which allow for any 1 meter kit boat to complete in races. Basic rule: no modification below the gunwal.
Check out the AMYA.org site to find a local club. It been many years since I sail at the Pond in Roosevelt park in Edison. I do not know it they still sail there.