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The International One Metre (IOM) is the fastest growing class of radio controlled yachts, and is administered by the ISAF. The IOM yachts are designed to make an affordable way to compete and to enjoy the sport. The class rules are very tight and limit the yachts to two channel control and three one design rigs. Hull, ballast, draught and construction materials are also limited. There is however, sufficient freedom in different hull, fin and rudder shapes to be developed.
The International One Metre is sailed in all states of Australia, and a recent world championship in Europe attracted 80 competitors from 15 different countries including 5 from Australia. In 2005, Craig Smith from Australia won the World Championships and then in 2007, Brad Gibson from Australia won the World Championship with Craig Smith achieving third place. The tight rules have the effect of allowing beginners to produce a competitive yacht, and keep costs down. The maximum length is 1 metre. Mast height is 1.7m and the minimum weight is 4.0kg.
There are some excellent web sites which give all sorts of information on the class. The best of these are listed in our Links page.
West Coast Radio Yacht Club (Inc) is affiliated with the West Australian and the Australian Radio Sailing Associations. We have about 20 members and sail every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at The Rivergums Estate in Baldivis. Most of our members are associate members with Harrington Waters Radio Sailors Club which sail every 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. So if you want to sail every Saturday (weekly or fortnightly) with good competitive sailing and with a friendly bunch of people, then come on down for a look.
We have standardized on the International One Metre (IOM) Class and have great racing and some fun events. We sail at the northern end of the big main lake. Parking is available near the children’s playground. Have a look at the map page for more details.
We encourage visitors to come and join us.
Sailing Rules and Fees
All sailing events are sailed on an Olympic triangle course and are conducted under the International Sailing Federation's Racing Rules of Sailing (2009-2012) as amended by Appendix E. Radio-Controlled Boat Racing Rules. (Some minor procedural variations are used to suit our conditions.)
All competitors must abide by the Club Rules and Sailing Rules.
Currently the Club fees for 2010/2011 are:
Annual Subscription $40 P/Yr for RSAWA/ARYA Membership
Joining Fee (All applicants) Nil
WCRYC Membership Fee $20 p/Yr
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For anymore information, please contact one of our Club Officers. You’ll find their details on our Contact Us page.