The boats

We primarily sail the Wee Nip design with a single sail, the design apparently being from the UK with kits and plans for building available from

http://weenipsbayside.yolasite.com/building-information.php


or another site which is Australian is


http://au.trapletshop.com/wee-nip-set


which have last cut plywood kits available for $58 plus postage.


We are also now sailing the amazing Dragon Force DF 65 which is available from Hobby Warehouse for $196 Inc controller and receiver a good match for speed for the Weenip.


The remote controls two main movements on the boat through 2 servo motors, the rudder movement and the sail trim.

The sailor experiences sailing as if on the water with the boat going up to the wind during a lift and heeling over in strong winds. Capsize is hardly possible due the weighted keel bringing the boat back up after a knock down.

Some sailors move the mast back about 1cm and add a jib for more speed, although the single sail boat can sometimes be quicker on certain wind angles.