Solent Radio Controlled Model Yacht Club Sailing Section

compare_dimensionsThe Sailing Section uses Setley Pond for yacht racing on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10.00 to 13.00, weather permitting, throughout the year and is affiliated to the Model Yachting Association.

Classes sailed:

Marblehead Yachts

Marblehead Yachts

Marblehead

Raced alternate Fridays
Racing of Radio Marblehead (RM) yachts at Setley dates back to the formation of the New Forest Model Yacht Club in 1972. The class is “open” allowing variations in design and construction within limits of 50 inches (1290mm) length, and 800 sq. inches (0.5161 m2) measured sail area.

R36 racing scene

R36 Yachts

R36R Class

Raced alternate Fridays
Sailing of R36R yachts started at Setley around the mid 1980’s to provide a smaller “open design” yacht compared to the Marblehead. The rules are that the hull must fit into a box 37 inches (940mm) long, 9 inches (229mm) wide, and 11 inches (279mm) deep. This results in a relatively shallow draught boat which can be sailed at Setley when water levels are low.

International One Metre

International One Metre

IOM Class

Raced on Tuesdays
The International One Metre (IOM) class has been raced at Setley since the late 1980’s. Although similar in size to the R36R, in this class variations in design and construction are strictly controlled with the aim of allowing less expensive boats to remain competitive.

6m yacht

6m yacht

6 Metre

A small fleet of 6m yachts raced at on Wednesdays
In concept these large, graceful yachts are a scaled-down version of a full size 6 metre racing yacht. However the class rules are “open” allowing variations of design within a fixed “formula” for the dimensions. Typically the boats are around 1m waterline length with large overhangs.

Displacement is around 12kg and, despite a relatively shallow 230mm (9 inches) draught, they carry around 0.7m2 sail. A small but growing fleet of 6m yachts is being established and raced at Setley.

AC Class yacht

AC Class yacht

America’s Cup Replica Yachts

Raced on Monday and Saturday mornings
An out of the box kit but with alternative sail rigs allowed.