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Outdoor Event, Sat 5 - Sun 6 Aug 2017

Princes Park Model Yacht Club

Princes Park Model Yacht Club

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Princes Park Model Yacht Club host the RG65 Euro Grand Prix Open Event on the lake at Princes Park!

The RG65 is a development class for 65 cm long radio controlled yachts which means that anything not mentioned in the rules is allowed. The simple rules are designed to encourage people to try new ideas at a modest cost.

The beginnings of the RG65 can be traced back to the austerity of post war Argentina. In the early 1950’s Don Juan Gherzi created the G65 class which was 65cm in length, bread and butter hull construction and a free sailing rudder. This class became very popular in Buenos Aires at the Plaza Uruiza due to the ease with which they could be transported across the city by bus, tram or train.

In 1978 a group of enthusiasts lead by Raul Lando fitted radio equipment and the RG65 was born. In 1999 the present rules were written which offered a greater liberty by way of rig design, the maximum sail area increased to 2250cm2 and the maximum mast height to 110cm. In the same year the class was adopted by the South American Sailing Authority and the popularity of the class spread into Brazil and Chilie.

From South America the class has now spread into Europe (Especially France, Germany and Holland) and is now developing in North America.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsTelephone (public)Welcome Host

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 5 - Sun 6 Aug 2017

Events at this Venue

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Sat 1 - Sun 16 Jul John Davis' Funfair
Thu 3 - Tue 8 Aug The Moscow State Circus ‘Hotel’ Production
Sat 5 - Sun 6 Aug Model Yacht Euro Grand Prix
Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep DF65 National Championship

Contact

Princes Park Model Yacht Club

Address

Princes Park,
Eastbourne,
East Sussex,
BN22 7AE

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 628002  Lat: 50.77932 Long: 0.30809

On the main seafront road. East of the Pier

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Eastbourne station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host

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