Here’s a list of links to class associations, suppliers and sites with information that I found and still find useful. I hope you do too.

A selection of links for the various class associations

Model Yachting Association
The first stop to finding your nearest club and more information about model yachting

Met and Southern District
What’s happening in and around the Met and Southern District

International One Metre International Class Association
Newly revamped website packed with information about the International One Metre, as well as a well hosted forum

6 Metre Owners Association
A great reference for anyone considering building a 6M yacht

Friends of Clapham Common
Not a sailing site, but a group committed to the protection and improvement of Clapham Common where we are luckily enough to sail


Lester Gilbert’s IOM Site
A feast of information, covering technical aspects of IOM racing and tuning. With in-depth analysis into subjects to improve boat speed
A Finnish based site in english with a vast amount of information about designs and the IOM world

International One Metre Compendium
Duck Soup’s IOM Compendium, a US based site with lots of information about designs and starting off an IOM

ISAF – International Sailing Federation rules page
These rules goven the sport of sailing. Whether it’s port v starboard or the 4 length zone at marks you can download the Racing Rules of Sailing or the Equipment Rules of Sailing. Both will help with your understanding of racing as a sport

Play the Rules
Test your knowledge of the Racing Rules of Sailing with this web based game. It has plenty of examples to test even the most knowedgable sailor, Just click – Play – to start playing

Just a small selection of suppliers of the yachts and their equipment

Suppliers of most of what is needed for model yachts, from hulls to rigs to spares as well as a wealth of knowledge

BG Sails & Design
Australian Brad Gibson relocated to the UK, bringing with him his wealth of experience. Designer of the Disco IOM Brad offers excellent sails at an all inclusive price. I know I’ve got some!

CM Yachts
Suppliers of IOM Stealth and Cockatoo designs and the 6M Rococo. Also useful for sails and rigs

If your budget won’t stretch to SAILSetc then Housemartin offer a cheaper alternative for boats, gear and sails

Black Magick Sails
A New Zealand based sail-making company with lots of triming and tuning tips and advice on their site

Places to read and write about radio sailing, a great wealth of information is out there…All you have to do is ask!

Model Yacht Association Forum
Newly established, and hopes to be the focal point for radio sailing in the UK

IOM Class Forum
The forum for IOM owners, and anyone interested in the International One Metre

Windpower Forum
A general radio sailing forum, with lots of input on a variety of classes

RC Sailing Forum
Another general sailing forum where anthing relating to radio controlled sailing is discus
The UK site for the Soling One Meter. Contact details of how to obtain these boats in the UK, along with building tips can all be found here.

AMYA Soling page
The Soling page from the American Model Yacht Association including the class rules

Soling One Meter Resource Page
As it’s name suggests the site has all sorts of information and tuning tips for the Soling One Meter.

Jack Gregory’s Soling Building Tips
The building tips from the Soling One Meter Resource Page, so good they deserve a link of their own!
(This is the information we have printed in the clubhouse)

More to follow…..


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  1. I wonder if you could give me a contact number for a model yacht racing club near penzance, Cornwall. Much appreciated if you can, Mike

  2. I’ve sent you an Email with all the numbers for your area…Luckily I’m from Falmouth, so I know where you’re talking about

    Best wishes


  3. trying to find a clear image of Braine self steering!!!!! can anyone help. boat is down under and our pond is rather large !!
    paul day

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