Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I join the club? – Fill in a Membership Application found here;
And return to the secretary (email@example.com) or any committee member.
- How much does a boat cost? – An IOM boat can cost anywhere from $1000 to $4500 depending on the quality of the boat, Laser’s can cost $500 to $1,100 for used or new.
- Where can I get a boat? – there are boats for sale on the club website as well as the national ARYA website. We suggest that before you buy have a talk with us for some guidance.
- When and where does the club sail? – Details on our website.
IOM yachts race every Tuesday and Saturday commencing at 1 p.m. On alternate Saturdays we have a fun day for fine tuning your boat and skills, with handicap and scratch racing.
Laser Yachts every Wednesday and Sunday from 9am with scratch and handicap racing.
- Do I need to know how to sail? – No, club members are more than happy to give you pointers. Don’t worry if you have never sailed radio controlled yachts before – many of our members when they first joined were in a similar position. Learning how to basically sail them and control them takes around half to three quarters of an hour’s tuition although much practice is needed to sail them well of course. Nevertheless, plenty of help and guidance is available from experienced skippers who are always happy to assist you and let you have a go.
- What are the rules for the boats we sail? – The International One Metre Class (IOM) is an International radio sailing class and has a strong International following. The class rules are very tight with three one design rigs permitted and restrictions on construction materials, overall and ballast weight, and draft. There is a maximum overall length of one metre and a minimum weight of 4 Kg. These rules are aimed at controlling costs and enabling the amateur builder to produce a competitive yacht.
- Who can I contact for advice?
Any Committee member or, the CKRY Secretary 0478292350 firstname.lastname@example.org can start you on your way !