The 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. The classes sailed are the International One Metre (IOM), the 6 Metre, America’s Cup (AC), and the DF95.
Raced on Tuesdays
The International One Metre (IOM) class has been raced at Setley since the late 1980’s. In this class variations in design and construction are strictly controlled with the aim of allowing less expensive boats to remain competitive.
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.
America’s Cup (“AC”) Replica Yachts
Raced on Monday and Saturday mornings
An out of the box kit but with alternative sail rigs allowed.
Raced on Friday mornings, the DF95 class is rapidly developing worldwide. It is a very reasonably priced, high performance, strict one-design model racing yacht and ideally suited to Setley.