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The DF Concept was initially conceived quite a few years back by John Tushingham and Mike Weston who had a desire to produce an affordable radio sailing yacht which sailed well, had all the tuning aids that a larger radio yacht had and that was available off the shelf so that fleets could grow quickly.

The concept came to fruition in 2013 with the DF65, based on the Ice RG65 by Mark Dicks. Produced by Joysway Hobby Co in China the DF65 was an instant hit and to date (early 2016) there are over 12,000 boats out there sailing and racing. Whilst the DF65 was finding its feet John Tushingham was approached again by Joysway to produce a large radio yacht.

A great deal of development work on the DF95 took place. The original lines came again from Mark Dicks with JT and Buzz Coleman spending many hours perfecting the design and layout of the new yacht. Production prototypes arrived for testing and evaluation in August 2015 and since then there has been a flurry of activity to make sure that the final production boats are absolutely correct. 

The DragonFlite 95 is constructed of several cutting edge components and composite materials not found in similar priced RC yachts produced by any other manufacturer. With carbon fibre keel fin, advanced design keel bulb, shroudless keel step, one piece carbon mast and mylar sails this all new racer has the kind of light wind performance most other radio yachts can only dream of.

Its lightweight and long, narrow hull would normally mean an inability to perform in strong winds, however this has been countered by designing low aspect, lightweight rigs with careful sail plan development to ensure awesome handling and balance. Even when the boat is overpowered it still remains easily controllable to windward and always has astonishing speed downwind with almost no tendency to ‘nosedive’.

In Australia, the DF95 has experienced rapid growth with boats now sailing around the country. The class is working towards becoming an affiliated radio sailing class. Inaugural championships have been held in most States and it wont be long until a National Championship will take place. In the US, an inaugural  Global Championship is scheduled for November 2018.

Class details:

Strict One Design 
LOA 950mm
Plastic moulded hulls as supplied from the manufacturer
Sail profile - strict control, single panel sails
4 rigs available

DOWNLOADS

Dragonflite 95 Restricted Class Rules-v1-2

The following link will re-direct you to the DF racing world website:

Please click on this link to find all the Rig Templates, the Class Logo template, DF95 Sail Numbering Guides and Templates as well as National Letter templates

Latest Results

Oct 11, 2020
2020 WA Ten Rater State Championship
Results added on Oct 15, 2020
Oct 04, 2020
DF95 Shootout
Results added on Oct 05, 2020
Sep 26, 2020
2020 WA IOM South West Invitational
Results added on Sep 29, 2020
Sep 19, 2020
WA Ten Rater Michael Bell 10R Memorial Trophy
Results added on Sep 19, 2020
Sep 12, 2020
2020 WA DF95 State Championship
Results added on Oct 12, 2020

Coming Events

Nov 01, 2020
2020 WA Marblehead Class State Championship
Champion Lakes, WA
Sailing from 12:30 - 16:30
Nov 07, 2020
2020 WA DF65 State Championship
Albany, WA
Nov 15, 2020
IOM WA Metro Championship
Champion Lakes, WA
Sailing from 10:30 - 16:00
Nov 28, 2020
2020 WA IOM State Championship
The Plug, Bunbury, WA