Following are a list of suggested fleets that the club can grow and develop. These selections are based on popularity, growth, recent designs, ease of use, builder locations, class associations and national and international competition.
DRAGON FLITE 95 MODEL BOAT
The DragonFlite 95 is a Restricted One Design boat that is meant to compete within a strict set of rules to ensure a true test of a skipper's ability to tune their boat and race it well. Additionally, this 950mm boat is of high quality for a modest price. The DF95 is sold ready to race which includes transmitter and receiver, just add AA batteries. For those already in the hobby, a boat without transmitter and receiver can be purchased. The DF95 comes with a carbon fiber keel, Mylar sails, and a one piece carbon mast, all cutting edge components. It can be on the water in a few hours and assembled by a person with no experience building boats.
SKEETA & NIKKI
The Skeeta and Nikki are singlehanded foiling designs built by Jim and David French in Melbourne, AUS. The scow’s stability and ease are only further enhanced by the performance and durability of the wings and aluminum foils.
Skeeta is the latest foiling dinghy that incorporates all-around performance. Sailors are no longer left waiting for a breeze to go sailing. The Skeeta is fun and capable of sailing in all safe wind ranges. It is more stable than narrow skiffs and can be sailed without hydrofoils, making it more versatile as an all-purpose dinghy. The hull is simple, robust, unsinkable, and quick to rig.
Skeeta is suited to sailors of all levels: from beginners to professionals. Add the foils and it is a highly developed, but forgiving, foiling machine with amazing performance.
Nikki is a brand-new dinghy designed and built for kids and lighter sailors.
Nikki is a fully open, modern scow designed for learning to sail and fun, competitive sailing. It’s capable of planing upwind, bringing a whole new level of fun to youth sailing – a new thrill to captivate and entrench young sailors into the sport for life!
Designed by Reichel/Pugh, the Melges 14 is a modern singlehanded one-design with the ability to sail with two. With its large and open transom, there’s never a need to bail. The carbon mast and boom complement its flexible sail plan with three different size rigs: Gold, Blue and Red. With boats in North America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, and Africa, the Melges 14 is becoming a one-design fleet for the masses. Sailors can order a custom Melges 14 dolly, easily car top it or tow it behind any vehicle. It’s a perfect beach boat, family sailboat or a one-design racing platform.
It’s speed, quality, durability, comfort and fun wrapped into one dynamic sailing package.
Designed by Reichel/Pugh and built by Melges, the Melges 15 prioritizes stability, comfort, ease of use, and performance. The Melges 15’s stable hull shape and ergonomic cockpit make it a suitable layout for adult racing and educational sailing. Easy conversion from a club configuration (non-spinnaker) to a one-design setup, provides more versatility to club programs and options for individual owners. With the main design goals focused on stability and performance in a variety of conditions, the boat features a narrow overall beam and a flat cross-section shape for stability, righting moment, and ease of planning.