On Sat 11th Jan 2014 five of us met up at the Waterworks to race the RG65 - Dragon Force yachts. These are the boats that we intend to use as a starting point for new skippers and they will be raced as a restricted class under the RG65-DF Restricted class rules. This will mean that the boats are all very similar and it is the skill of the skipper that makes the difference. At £150 these are also very affordable compared to some of the global classes.
Between us we had 4 boats, 2 stock and 2 with new sails that comply with the rules. Racing was variable, switching from exciting to exasperating depending on whether or not you caught the wind shifts.
By the end of the day, I think we all agreed that a great deal of fun can be had with these smaller, cheaper craft.