- The UK MYA site has
the events calendar for the UK and the current national ranking
- IRSA is the radio
sailing international authority for scoring systems, class rules,
sailing instructions, regatta management, and so on. (*)
- World Sailing is sailing's
international organisation for the racing rules of sailing, the
equipment rules, regulations concerning international class
associations and the recognition of International yacht classes, and
- IOMICA is the official
class association for the IOM. Its Web site gives key information
about the class and its international class association, documents,
and links to national class associations.
- The AMYA publishes 'Model
Yachting' quarterly, a superb publication the envy of the model yachting
- Ken Binks runs K.Bits..,
offering his great wealth of RC experience to go with sales of RC gear
and fittings. His site has useful tips on RC gear.
- I use RMG winches
with SAILSetc sails. The
SAILSetc site has a useful FAQs page for both the newcomer and the
- Model fixings provides
radio control modellers with a source of 'engineering parts' (UK).
- IOMICA runs an IOM Forum as a
discussion group. Why not join it if you are an
IOM owner? Hear official, semi-official, and unofficial news and
opinions, and offer your own.
- Serious technical discussion at the Boat
Design forum oriented towards full-size.
- The Vintage Model Yacht Group has a very nicely presented
Hepperle's site is a must-browse if you are interested in
aerodynamics. And he has the definitive history of the Cox
engines that I loved as a kid.
- The WB Sails site, although
aimed at dinghies and "big boats", has much to interest the
model racing skipper.
- Lots of aerodynamics links at Prof
Selig's page. Follow up on Ken Blackburn's superb site for paper
planes at least!
- UK Sailmakers have some delightful software. Give it your (digital) sail photo and it
reports the vital statistics: camber, position of maximum draft,
relative twist. I show the software in use on my "Measuring
sail photos" page.
- Instructions for the SAILSetc gauges.
These are links that catch my attention. They'll change from time to
time as I find new sites to feature and old sites to retire.
- At Cape Town, many years ago, Angelo Lavranos very kindly sketched
me a beautiful Marblehead design. I failed miserably to make a go of
it because of my poor building skills, while Angelo has gone from
strength to strength as a "real" yacht designer. He has a
- The Amateur
Yacht Research Society (AYRS).
(*) The International Radio Sailing Association (IRSA) says that it
"represents" the Marblehead, Ten Rater and A Classes. In fact, it
acts as the Class Association for these classes.