Solent Radio Controlled Model Yacht Club Sailing Section

The Sailing Section uses Setley Pond for yacht racing on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10.00 to 12.30 for am sessions and 13.30 to 16.00 for pm sessions, weather permitting, throughout the year. We are 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.


International One Metre yachts

IOM Class

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.

6m yacht

6m yacht

6 Metre

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 (“AC”) Replica Yachts

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


DF95 yachts racing

DF 95

Raced on Friday mornings, with a less formal meet on a Monday afternoon.

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.

The DF95 has become very popular at Setley, it has expanded into two sessions, racing on a Friday morning and a less formatted training/racing on a Monday afternoon which often ends up at the local tea rooms.