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Sailing Multihulls There are several multihull classes, one of the most popular multihull classes is the Mini40 class or F48 with 48inch maximum lenght and 48 inch maximum beam . Other classes are the 2m class, the new MultiOne 1metre class and the very new 65M multihull class . The 65M is a very exciting class with well sailing, small and easy to transport multihulls. Multihull classes from smallest to largest: - 65M Class In 2008 some multihullers on various bulletin boards discussed building RG65 sized multihulls. The 65M class evolved with no other rules than overall lenght not exceeding 650mm. First designs came up in 2009 by Siri, who let Ernst Zemann a multihull designer draw two different hulls and Dick Lemke who started a Trimaran and a Catamaran. Several new designs followed. The 65Ms sail well, are easy to be transported and inexpensive compared to larger multihulls. - 65M Class The class homepage is here , new boats can be registered here , selfbuilding plans can be downloaded on this site for free. - MultiOne Class Multihulls with 1m length, unfortunately the class Homepage is not accessible any more. - Mini40 Class Popular multihull class with boats not exceeding 1220mm in length and a maximum beam of 1220mm. - 2m Class Multihull class with boats not exceeding 2 metres in length with a maximum beam of 2 meters and a maximum mast height of 2,8 meters. There are no restrictions on sail area.

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Traxxas DCB M41 40-Inch Brushless Catamaran Ready-to-Race Boat w/TSM

Traxxas DCB M41 40-Inch Brushless Catamaran Ready-to-Race Boat

This is the Traxxas DCB M41 40-Inch Ready-to-Race Catamaran Boat with Traxxas Stability Management (TSM) and TQi 2.4GHz Radio System (Traxxas Bluetooth Link Module Compatible - Module sold separately). This boat comes fully assembled, Ready-To-Race, with the Velineon 540XL Brushless Motor, VXL-6s Marine ESC, and factory-applied graphics. The batteries and charger are sold separately for this boat. Extreme Power and Speed The DCB M41 Widebody catamaran, designed by DCB (Dave's Custom Boats) founder Dave Hemmingson, is the largest model offered in the DCB M-Series. With its precision sculpted design and a pair of Mercury Racing 1350 engines, it speeds across the water at 175mph! Traxxas has faithfully captured the incredible looks and performance of the DCB M41 in a detailed scale replica that is versatile, fun, and fast. The catamaran hull has been accurately reproduced to deliver the speed, stability and confidence that the full-size M41 is famous for, allowing you to have fun wherever your marine adventures take you. The M41 replica is equally at home blasting across the waves at the lake on a fun run or exploiting its 50+mph speed on a favorite stretch of smooth water. The razor sharp handling lets you carve turns with authority and precision and yet, offers easy control while cruising by the shore. Traxxas Stability Management Micro Receiver with Fail-Safe Security Traxxas Stability Management (TSM) makes it possible to experience all the extreme power, speed, and acceleration that was engineered into Traxxas models by making it much easier to control the vehicle on any water condition. Punch it off the line and TSM goes to work sensing the boat's direction and making steering corrections to provide straight-ahead full-throttle acceleration without fishtailing, spinouts, and loss of control. TSM also works during cornering, first making intuitive corrections to maintain the vehicle's line, then hammer the throttle earlier in the turn for much faster exit speeds. Traxxas TSM gives all the benefits modern electronic stabilization has to offer without intruding on driving fun or introducing unexpected side effects that can be found on other systems such as drastically reduced turning radius, assistance that times out (quits), throttle restrictions, and an overall disconnected driving feel. Traxxas engineers developed superior tuning algorithms that run on high-speed, precision electronic components to create a system that works invisibly, in the background, without ever limiting throttle. TSM can be fine tuned (or turned off) for different surfaces by simply adjusting the multi-function knob on the TQi transmitter, or by adjusting the slider in the Traxxas Link app. The result is driving faster, with more ease, and having more fun. In fact, the driver may not even realize how much TSM is helping until it is turned off and their driving skills are tested without it! Everything is waterproof and Traxxas-tough as you'd expect. This is performance on a whole new level!

DCB M41 Features

  • 50+mph on 6S LiPo! (batteries sold separately)
  • 40" widebody catamaran hull for incredible high-speed performance
  • Water-cooled, waterproof VXL-6s Marine speed control
  • 6S LiPo compatible with built-in Low-Voltage Detection
  • Traxxas High-Current Connectors (patented)
  • Velineon 540 XL high-output brushless motor with highflow water-cooling jacket
  • Quick-release Power Module integrates power system, waterproof electronics, and stuffing tube
  • Adjustable battery trays with hook-and-loop straps
  • Blue-anodized aluminum rudder support, rudder, and drive strut
  • Stainless steel trim tabs and hardware
  • Traxxas Stability Management
  • Compatible with optional Traxxas Link Wireless Module (#6511) for full Traxxas Link App capability with Android, Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod touch (sold separately)
  • Automatically stores and loads settings for up to 30 Traxxas Link-enabled models - just switch on and drive, model selection is not required
  • Multi-Function knob
  • Adjustable steering and throttle percentage (dual rates)
  • Adjustable steering and throttle sensitivity (exponential)
  • Adjustable steering and throttle end points
  • High 13ms frame rate and near-zero latency for responsive control
  • TQi 2.4GHz 5-channel micro receiver (#6533) with Traxxas Stability Management, fail-safe security and integrated telemetry ports
  • Waterproof high-torque steering servo
  • Sleek design with factory-applied graphics
  • Ready-To-Race
  • Traxxas factory support

40" Widebody Catamaran Hull Based on the full-size M41 Widebody designed and built by Dave's Custom Boats, the Traxxas M41 gets its unique, aggressive appearance thanks to its use of a catamaran hull design. Instead of using a monohull with a V-shape design, the catamaran uses two parallel hulls of equal size. This hull design offers more than a different visual presentation; the catamaran offers a wider stance on the water for increased stability and less hydrodynamic resistance. This also lets the M41 use less energy to propel itself across the water making it incredibly fast. The M41 gets on plane almost immediately, letting you get to the fun faster - to the tune of 50+ mph on 6S LiPo power. Big Boat, Big Fun The M41 is a water-roosting speed demon that's also a work of art. At just over 40 inches (1 meter) long, the M41 has a commanding presence just floating in the water. Crack open the throttle and the fun begins! The M41's size and design give it the versatility to work well in a wide range of conditions. The M41 is stable and easy to control whether blasting across the waves in a big lake, cruising past the shoreline, or testing it's 50mph top speed on a smooth pond. Rigid Internal Structure A unique feature of the M41 is its rigid internal structure with removeable electronics tray and motor mount. The VXL-6s electronic speed control, waterproof receiver box, and powerful 2056 high-torque steering servo are all bolted securely to the tray. The motor is attached independently to a motor mount that increases the rigidity of the hull. In just a few quick minutes, the electronics can be removed for maintenance. The internal structure includes an integrated reinforced transom to provide a solid mounting surface for the control and drive systems. In all the M41 delivers the ruggedness and reliability needed for all-day fun, run after run. DCB M41 Detailed Cockpit Traxxas faithfully reproduced the M41's artfully sculpted cockpit with an acute attention to detail, from the gauges and speakers to the steering wheel and seats. The detailed cockpit flows with the rest of the boat to become a complete work of high-performance art. Flex Cable Drive System The M41 features an efficient and reliable flex cable drive system that is securely mounted to the internal structure. This unique installation provides easy access to the various driveline components for quick maintenance or upgrades. Quick Release Flex Cable Some boats rely on set screws to pinch the flex shaft in place. Set screws are prone to loosening and can damage the flex shaft - that's not the Traxxas way. The M41 features a clamping collet that holds the flex cable tightly and centers it perfectly with the motor's output shaft for the smoothest operation possible. This design eliminates the usual set screws that can strip, come apart, or damage the flex cable. When it's time for maintenance, the collet releases quickly with a twist of the included precision wrench. Once loosened, the prop and flex cable simply slide out. Reinstallation is just as fast, making it easy to keep your M41 in peak running condition. High-Performance Prop The M41 is equipped with a surface-piercing prop that has been optimized to get the hull on plane as quickly as possible without cavitation. The prop is made of a molded composite construction that is lightweight and tough, with no balancing or sharpening needed. High-Strength Aluminum Hardware For efficient power transfer and razor-sharp handling, the M41 is equipped with rigid drive hardware and a flex-free transom. These components allow you to experience every ounce of extreme brushless horsepower and performance. The rudder, rudder support, and drive strut are extruded and machined from rugged 6000-series aluminum alloy for maximum strength. The pieces are polished and anodized a vivid blue. The rudder also incorporates a pickup that feeds water through the cooling system. Stainless-Steel Trim Tabs The M41's dual trim tabs further tune its high-speed performance. The trim tabs are precision die-cut and made of bent form stainless steel to resist corrosion. They help keep the M41 stable during high speed runs. Factory-Applied Graphics When it comes to first impressions, the M41 makes a big visual statement with its bold graphics. No painting or decaling is required; the graphics are pre-painted so you can get from the box to the water quickly. Easy-Access Hatch The M41's hatch is secured by a single body clip and removes in seconds for fast and easy access to the hull interior. No sealing tape is required, and a specially designed drip rail in the hull channels away any water that washes over the hatch. Body-Clip Lanyard A flexible rubber lanyard keeps the body clip secured to the hatch so it's always at the ready. It's just one of the many small details that makes a day at the pond with M41 fun and easy. Virtually Unsinkable The foundation of the M41's extreme performance is its all new hull. An accurately rendered replica, the precision engineered DCB M41 hull is fast and stable. Built in foam flotation makes it virtually unsinkable. Stainlees Steel Hex Hardware M41 uses corrosion-resistant stainless-steel and nickel-plated hardware throughout for good looks, easy maintenance, and lasting performance. Waterproof Electronics Waterproof electronics are a must in the marine environment. Traxxas electronics are fully waterproof (not just water resistant). The speed control, servo, and receiver all feature rugged waterproofing protection for dependable operation you can count on. It's an innovation you'll find only in Traxxas vehicles. High-Torque Waterproof Servo M41 demands a powerful steering servo for responsive performance, and Traxxas delivers with the 2056 high-torque servo. O-ring seals make the servo completely waterproof, and there's steering muscle to spare with 80 oz-in of torque at your command. That's twice the power of typical "standard" servos. Sealed Watertight Receiver Box Traxxas' innovative, ground-breaking waterproof receiver box routes the antenna and servo wires neatly through a special watertight seal (patent pending). To protect the receiver, a custom shaped blue O-ring seals the receiver box. Thanks to the unique design, the receiver can be removed for service and even aftermarket receivers can be used, without losing the sealing properties of the box. Velineon VXL-6s Marine Brushless System Extreme Velineon brushless horsepower delivers the muscle you want with the reliability you expect from Traxxas. The VXL-6s Marine electronic speed control is built for true 6S LiPo power.* On-board low voltage detection helps you maintain your batteries. The extra voltage and current maximizes the potential of the Velineon 540XL motor for extreme 50+mph speed. The rebuildable, sensorless Velineon 540XL motor is designed for high-rpm performance and reliability with ultra high-temperature sintered Neodymium magnets, a precision-balanced rotor, and efficient, high-speed ball bearings. Cooling water is routed through the innovative speed control case and then into a unique sealed motor jacket that allows cooling water to flow directly against the motor for maximum possible heat transfer. The M41 keeps its cool, run after run, for trouble-free all-day fun. The World's Most Advanced Ready-To-Race Radio System Traxxas models deserve the world's most advanced Ready-To-Race radio system. The radio system after all is the sole connection between the driver and machine. It has to be precise, comfortable, powerful, and reliable. The all-new Traxxas TQi radio system arrives with a full compliment of tuning features; long-range, high-output, 2.4GHz signal, and proven Traxxas reliability for rock-solid performance. It's so advanced; it doesn't even need an external antenna. However, the most important new feature may already be in your pocket. The TQi can be equipped with an optional Traxxas Link Wireless Module (#6511, sold separately) that turns your Android device, iPad iPhone or iPod touch into a powerful tuning tool for your Traxxas model. The full-color display combines with the Traxxas Link App to deliver an intuitive, high-definition, full-color graphical user interface that unlocks the mysteries of optimizing your radio system for ultimate vehicle control. Traxxas Link Wireless Module Compatible The TQi's most important new feature may already be in your pocket. The TQi can be equipped with a Traxxas Link Wireless Module #6511 (sold separately) that turns your Android, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch (sold separately) into a powerful tuning tool for your Traxxas model. The full-color display combines with the free Traxxas Link App (on Google Play and the App Store) to deliver an intuitive, high-definition, full-color graphical user interface that unlocks the mysteries of optimizing your radio system for ultimate vehicle control. Traxxas Link also opens the door to telemetry capability when you add optional sensors to your model.

Specifications

Hull Type: Vacu-formed ABS, Catamaran, shoebox style Hull Length: 39.5", 1003mm Overall Length: 40.6", 1030mm Beam: 10.5", 266.9mm Height: 5.95", 151.05mm Deadrise & Transom: 14.5 degrees Weight: 5.42 lbs (without batteries) Speed Control Type: Traxxas Velineon VXL-6s, Water-cooled Input Voltage: (22.2 Volts DC max) - 2x 7-cell NiMH, 2x 2S LiPo, or 2x 3S LiPo BEC Voltage: 6.0 VDC BEC Current: 3A Thermal Protection: Thermal shutdown Low Voltage Detection: Yes (user enabled) Motor (electric): Traxxas Velineon 540XL Brushless, water-cooled Drive System: Direct Drive, 0.150" Flex Cable Outdrive: Adjustable Aluminum Prop: 2-blade composite, 42x59mm Transmitter: TQi 2.4GHz Receiver: 6533 2.4GHz TSM 5-channel Servo: 2056 High-torque waterproof

4 AA batteries for transmitter 2x 7-cell NiMH, 2S LiPo, or 3S LiPo batteries Compatible charger for chosen batteries *50 MPH top speed when using 2x 3S LiPo batteries

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7 Super-Fast RC Catamaran Boats

7 Super-Fast RC Catamaran Boats

Joseph Flynt

Catamarans—cats for short—are the type of boat you either love or have little interest in. This guide is for the former. An RC catamaran is a multihulled vessel with dual parallel hulls. With sailing cats, there are at least two beams that connect the hulls, with a mast on one of them. The absence of a keel lets the boats sail or race in shallow waters. That means they get to go where other models can’t.

The Catamaran’s unique design is not only for riding the shallows. It also makes the boats a lot wider, more stable, and faster than conventional monohull crafts.

Budget
4.2/5.0
Power: Electric
Material: Blow-molded ABS
RTR model, excellent first-time cat, streamlined design, breakaway rudder.
Best Value
4.8/5.0
Power: Electric
Material: Blow-molded ABS
Tactic Tx, striking graphics, breakaway rudder, failsafe features, boat stand.
Top Pick
4.4/5.0
Power: Gas
Material: Triple layered fiberglass
Powerful 30cc engine, water cooling, metal prop, centrifugal clutch.
  • Radio Controlled Catamarans

R/C catamarans are miniature versions of real boats. Most models are ultra-fast speedboats that achieve plane quicker than other vessel types. Hobbyists love to race them because of their pace on the water and aggressive turning ability. The downside to cats is that they’re not at home on choppier waters, and are more vulnerable to turnovers. Consider an RC cat for smooth water, sporty fun.

  • RC Catamaran Buying Considerations

The price between models can vary a lot, so set a maximum budget before you do anything. Knowing your budget narrows down the search to only those within your price range.

Here’s a quick breakdown of buying considerations for those new to RC.

  • Gas vs. electric
  • Motor choices
  • Running time
  • Charging time
  • Useful features
  • Gas Vs. Electric Power

Opt for an electric cat if you’re new to the world of RC boats. They’re cleaner, easier to maintain and still have plenty of oomph on the water. Gas-powered cats are for experienced hobbyists. They’re for people who love the realistic experience provided by liquid fuels. But they’re also dirtier, need periodic oil changes, engine tune-ups, and regular maintenance.

  • Speed Considerations

Speed is half the fun, but the faster the boat, the more space and skills one needs to control it. Some models have variable speeds, whereas others are plain fast from the off. Think about where you intend to use the boat. High speed is not your friend with small bodies of water such as pools and tiny ponds. Novice users should opt for a slower cat or one with variable speeds and precise throttle manipulation.

  • Motor Choices

Electric-powered catamarans use brushed or brushless motors. The brushed options are the cheapest of the two. They are also slower and have a shorter life expectancy than their brushless counterparts. Brushless is the best option because they pack more power, are quieter, and require no maintenance. Most agree that the higher cost of a brushless power system is justifiable.

  • Running & Charging Times

The time an RC cat runs on a single charge depends on how hard you push it and the battery used. Running times vary between models and can range from single digits to 30+ minutes. There are two other things to consider here. One is the charging time and the other is the cost of extra batteries. I include the battery and charging times in each of the reviews.

  • Control Range

The control range is how far the boat can travel from its transmitter. Make sure the distance is acceptable for your needs. Likewise, it’s not necessary to have a range that goes further than the line of sight (LOS). If that happens, and you lose power or the signal, you may not be able to recover the boat. Some models come with low-battery and low-signal warning indicators.

The range also depends on the radio system used and other factors. The control distance is acceptable with all the models featured in this review guide.

  • Useful Features

Make a list of what features are important to you. Consider the boat’s materials, especially its hull. Others might be a breakaway rudder system, low battery protection, and a self-righting function. Make a note of the dimensions too. Beginners often buy a model that’s either smaller or bigger than they thought. Also, heed the manufacturer’s recommended age if you’re buy the boat as a surprise gift.

  • About My ‘RC Catamaran’ Guide

The purpose of this simple guide is to put all the jumbled seller’s spiel into plain English. These short reviews highlight the boats good and not so good features—if any. There’s also a tech specs column that gives details of the specifics mentioned above.

The 7 RC catamarans below are the result of personal research. I also took the views of industry experts into consideration, along with user feedback. The first three are the Editor’s choice for Best Budget, Best Value, and the Top Pick. The cats below those are in price order for convenience.

  • RC Catamarans Comparison Table
ElectricBlow-molded ABS
ElectricBlow-molded ABS
GasTriple layered fiberglass
ElectricBlow-molded ABS
ElectricBlow-molded ABS
ElectricHand-laid fiberglass
ElectricPlastic
  • 1. Pro Boat 17” Miss Geico RC Cat | Best Budget

Pro Boat 17” Miss Geico RC Cat

Editor’s Rating: 4.2/5

Pro Boat‘s 7” Miss Geico is a fun RC catamaran. It’s a fully ready to run (RTR) model that comes complete with a battery and wall charger. It’s a fun boat and an excellent first-time cat.

  • Best feature 1: Durable blow-molded ABS hull
  • Best feature 2: Dynamite 380-size motor
  • Plus points: RTR model, excellent first-time cat, streamlined design, breakaway rudder,
  • Minus points: Slow for a cat, short run time
  • Miss Geico RC Catamaran Highlights

The Miss Geico RC cat has a durable, rigid, impact-resistant ABS hull. A powerful 380 motor system provides the boat with plenty of torque for a model in its class. Consider this vessel as a first catamaran, especially if it’s a gift for younger children. It makes an excellent trainer craft with its precise throttle manipulation and easy-to-use controls.

The streamlined design and bright yellow color offer more than just an eye-catching appeal. It also gives the Miss Geico high visibility on the water. Another feature worth a mention is the breakaway rudder system. That helps to protect the drivetrain should the boat hit ground.

  • The Not So Good

At 12–15 mph, the 17” Miss Geico is not a super-fast catamaran, but then it doesn’t claim to be. The run time with the supplied battery only lasts about 10–15 minutes at best. That’s quite typical for this category, but disappointing nonetheless.

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Tech Specs
Pro Boat
Electric
30.8 x 7.5 x 5”
1.6 lbs.
10+ mph
2640ft (800 meters)
7.2V Ni-MH Speedpack™
10 minutes
1+ hour
The Pros
Excellent trainer cat for kids
Durable blow-molded ABS hull
Reliable motor
Ready-to-run (RTR)
Streamlined design
Bright, high-visibility hull
Breakaway rudder system
The Cons
Slow for a cat
Short run time
  • 2. Aquacraft Wildcat EP Catamaran | Best Value

Aquacraft Wildcat EP Catamaran

Editor’s Rating: 4.8/5

The Best Value pick goes to Aquacraft’s Wildcat EP brushless catamaran. This boat is a step up from the beginner-friendly model above. Let’s check out some of its best features.

  • Best feature 1: Molded ABS hull w/ transom drain plug
  • Best feature 2: Powerful 35-36-1800Kv brushless outrunner motor
  • Plus points: Tactic Tx, striking graphics, breakaway rudder, failsafe features, boat stand
  • Minus points: Too fast for beginners, no battery included
  • Wildcat EP Catamaran Highlights

The Aquacraft Wildcat EP catamaran is everything you’d expect from a model in its category. The boat has striking graphics and a beautiful streamlined molded ABS hull complete with a transom drain plug. A powerful brushless 35-36-1800Kv outrunner motor propels this cat to speeds exceeding 40 mph (64 km/h). Control is easy and interference-free thanks to the TTX300 SLT Tactic radio system.

  • Safe & Secure

There are plenty of safety and protection features with the Wildcat EP Catamaran, namely:

  • Water-cooled brushless controller w/ low-voltage cutoff
  • Break-away rudder system
  • Steering & throttle reverse/trims
  • Two-blade fiber-reinforced plastic propeller

Adrenaline fans won’t be disappointed with the speed and handling of this cat. It’s super stable on the water even when it’s choppy. It may fall slightly short for expert users, but it’s an excellent second boat for those at the intermediate level. There’s also a stand for safe storing out of the water.

The Wildcat EP catamaran may temp beginners though it’s too fast for novice users. It has superb handling, but driving at high speeds still takes skill. The model doesn’t include a battery, so you need to add at least 15 dollars to the price or more if you want spares.

Tech Specs
Aquacraft
Electric
8 x 11 x 36.4”
2 lbs.
40+ mph
3S 11.1V minimum 2000mAh (not included)
Depends on the battery
Depends on the battery & charger (not included)
The Pros
Superb handling
Molded ABS hull
Transom drain plug
Powerful brushless motor
Tactic radio system
Striking graphics
Breakaway rudder system
boat stand
Water-cooled controller
Low-voltage cutoff
Break-away rudder system
2-blade fiber-reinforced prop
The Cons
Too fast for beginners
Battery not included
  • 3. RTR Gas-Powered Zelos G Catamaran | Top Pick

RTR Gas-Powered Zelos G Catamaran

Editor’s Rating: 4.4/5

Pro Boat gets the Top Pick with it’s incredible gas-powered Zelos 48” catamaran. We’re in the big league now. It’s the kind of model that beginners and intermediate enthusiasts aspire to.

  • Best feature 1: Wide, triple layered fiberglass hull
  • Best feature 2: Sturdy canopy w/ thumb screw fasteners
  • Plus points: Powerful 30cc engine, water cooling, metal prop, centrifugal clutch, boat stand
  • Minus points: Needs experience and maintenance skills
  • Zelos G Catamaran Highlights

The Zelos™ 48 Type G Catamaran is a gorgeous boat. It has a classic sporty look with a striking trim finish. That makes it an attractive display model when it’s out of the water (stand included). And it’s well-protected against brutal crashes thanks to the extra layers of reinforced fiberglass.

  • The Zelos G Power System

This powerful high-speed boat springs to life when it’s on the water. Expect speeds of 50+ mph (80+ km/h) from its gas-powered 30cc Dynamite® Zenoah G300PUM engine. It starts effortlessly too with the EZ Starting System, so no pulling needed. The boat has a 3-blade metal prop that’s durable and long-lasting. It’s also possible to sharpen and balance the prop to improve performance further.

The metal propeller won’t spin when the engine is idle thanks to the centrifugal clutch. This safety feature protects hands and fingers when moving the boat in and out of the water. Surprisingly, not all big boats include a centrifugal clutch. Also, the propeller strut has anodizing to protect it in harsh conditions, and that includes salt water.

Another feature to mention is the water-cooling system. It uses water pickups on the bottom of the hull and the boat’s rudder. They work by feeding water to the cat’s engine and its tuned exhaust. Keeping operating temperatures down is vital for safe and optimal operation.

  • Spektrum™ DX2E Transmitter

The Zelos G Catamaran comes with a Spektrum™ DX2E transmitter. It’s a quality controller with adjustable endpoints and an extended range. It also includes a built-in lost signal fail-safe feature for added protection. The radio system uses a waterproof Spektrum MR4000 receiver.

This boat is not for the faint-hearted, and it’s not suitable for novice users. The engine must be broken in first. Although that’s not difficult, problems do arise out of impatience and ignorance. Engines—unlike electric power—need maintenance and tweaking to perfection. There are safety issues to consider as well. These things are only negatives for the inexperienced RC boater.

Tech Specs
Pro Boat
Gas
61 x 21.7 x 14.8”
39 lbs.
50+ mph
3200mAh LiPo
4 hours
The Pros
Wide, triple layered fiberglass hull
Striking trim finish
Sturdy canopy w/ screw fasteners
Reinforced fiberglass
Powerful 30cc engine
Spektrum™ DSMR 2.4GHz Radio
Spektrum MR4000 receiver
Water cooling
Metal 3-bladed propeller
Centrifugal clutch
Wood boat stand
The Cons
Needs experience and maintenance skills
  • 4. Pro Boat RTR Blackjack 24” Brushless RC Cat

Pro Boat RTR Blackjack 24” Brushless RC Cat

Editor’s Rating: 4.3/5

This RC fast cat is the ready to run (RTR) RC Blackjack 24” brushless catamaran. It’s a fun boat for use on ponds and lakes that leaves plenty of waves in its wake.

  • Best feature 1: Ready to run (RTR) catamaran
  • Best feature 2: Powerful 2000Kv brushless water-cooled motor
  • Plus points: Off-set rudder system, 1-piece electronics tray, waterproof electronics, drain plug
  • Minus points: Potentially loose parts, short running time
  • Pro Boat 24” Blackjack Highlights

Pro Boat’s lightweight RTR 24” Blackjack is ready to go right out of its box. Its blood red paint job and streamline design give it an eye-catching appearance. It can pack a punch on the water too, capable of top speeds around 30 mph (48 km/h). The power comes from a water-cooled 2000Kv brushless motor and 30A LiPo compatible ESC. Blackjack’s 2.4GHz radio system is a Spektrum™ STX FHSS.

An off-set high-strength rudder system provides the boat with outstanding stability on the water. The Blackjack has waterproof electronics and a convenient one-piece electronics tray. Other feature highlights include a handy drain plug and a waterproof hull-mounted steering servo.

This catamaran is ready to run (RTR), but there are some reports of loose parts. New users should always check for any looseness with this and any RC boat before running it. The other, more predictable con, is the short running time. How long you get depends on the battery (not included). Even so, the boat’s unlikely to go for much more than 10 minutes on a single charge.

Tech Specs
Pro Boat
Electric
31 x 10.1 x 7.4”
0.4 lbs.
30 mph
High-performance NiMH or LiPo (not included)
10+ minutes
Depends on the battery and charger (not included)
The Pros
Ready to run (RTR) catamaran
Powerful brushless motor
Fast top speed
Spektrum™ STX radio system
Off-set rudder system
One-piece electronics tray
Waterproof electronics
Hull-mounted steering servo
Handy drain plug
The Cons
Potentially loose parts
Short running time
  • 5. Rage RTR RC B1207 Super Catamaran Boat

Rage RTR RC B1207 Super Catamaran Boat

Editor’s Rating: 4.6/5

This model is the Rage RC B1207 Super Catamaran. It’s a 100% factory assembled ready to run (RTR) RC SuperCat. The model comes equipped with a 2CH, 2.4GHz radio system.

  • Best feature 1: Durable unibody ABS hull
  • Best feature 2: Fully proportional throttle and steering control
  • Plus points: Stainless steel parts, brushless power system, wooden display stand
  • Minus points: Few reviews
  • Rage B1207 Catamaran Highlights

The Rage RC B1207 SuperCat has a sleek design with an aggressive trim. It boasts a durable unibody ABS hull, stainless-steel propeller, and rudder. Users get plenty of adrenaline-pumping wave-making fun on the water too. Top speeds can reach up to 40 mph (64 km/h) in the right conditions.

High performance and smooth handling add further to the SuperCat’s appeal. We have the 2000kV water-cooled brushless motor and 40A water-cooled ESC to thank for that. And the boat’s fully proportional throttle and steering control keep you firmly in the driving seat. Some call it the water rocket, and it’s a deserved nickname too. Check out some of the video demonstrations.

This model doesn’t have much real user feedback at the time of writing. Many less experienced buyers rely on owner reviews as part of the decision-making process. Veteran RC boaters are in a better position to make informed choices based on personal experience.

Tech Specs
Rage RC
Electric
6.4 x 29.9 x 9”
0.4 lbs.
40 mph.
3S 3600mAh LiPo
Not included
The Pros
Durable unibody ABS hull
Fully proportional throttle and steering control
Stainless steel motor mount
Stainless steel shaft bracket
Stainless steel propeller
Stainless steel rudder assembly
Brushless power system
Wooden display stand
The Cons
Few reviews
  • 6. Pro Boat UL-19 Brushless Fast Hydroplane Cat

Pro Boat UL-19 Brushless Fast Hydroplane Cat

Editor’s Rating: 4.7/5

Another Pro Boat model gets the sixth slot. This time it’s the UL-19, a 30 inch brushless hydroplane. OK, so it’s not a true cat, but its super-fast performance and airfoil hull are sure to interest some.

  • Best feature 1: Lightweight, durable design with vertical fins
  • Best feature 2: Brushless power system
  • Plus points: Hand-laid fiberglass, breakaway rudder, Spektrum™ 3KG servo, metal parts
  • Minus points: Gets hot fast, short run time
  • Pro Boat UL-19 Cat Highlights

You often read comments like adrenaline-pumping and heart-pounding, but in this case, it’s true. Pro Boat’s UL-19 is an incredible vessel that runs as fast as its sleek design suggests. This puppy can reach speeds up to 50+ mph on 6S power due to its 6 pole water-cooled motor and the 120A ESC. Drivers get to experience fast, confident cornering thanks to the waterproof Spektrum™ 3KG servo.

The UL-19 hydroplane is a lightweight yet stable boat on the water. The boat’s canopy and hull use hand-laid fiberglass in the build for added strength. It has removable/replaceable vertical fins and a breakaway rudder. The model also uses metal for its vital components. They include the aluminum rudder, stainless steel 2-blade prop, aluminum propeller strut, and a stainless-steel turn fin.

The electronics tend to get overly hot even at slower speeds. You’d expect that with flat-out racing for long durations, but not at half throttle. Yes, the Pro Boat UL-19 can run on a 6S battery setup, but it won’t serve you well in the longer term. Ideally, the 2-3S 5000mAh 50C LiPo is certain to increase component life. Running time depends on the setup, but it’s going to be in single digits in all cases.

Tech Specs
Pro Boat
Electric
39.2 x 19.6 x 11.3”
5.72
50+ mph
2x 2-3S 5000mAh 50C LiPo w/ EC5 connector (not included)
3+ minutes
Depends on the battery and charger (not included)
The Pros
Lightweight, durable design
Removable vertical fins
Brushless power system
Hand-laid fiberglass canopy & hull
Stainless steel 2-blade prop
Stainless steel turn fin
Adjustable aluminum prop strut
Break-away aluminum rudder
Waterproof electronics
Spektrum™ 3KG servo
The Cons
Gets hot fast
Short run time
  • 7. Traxxas Red DCB M41 Brushless Catamaran

Traxxas Red DCB M41 Brushless Catamaran

Editor’s Rating: 4.5/5

Meet the Traxxas Red DCB M41. It’s a powerful brushless catamaran capable of reaching speeds up to 50 mph (80 km/h) on 6S power. The designer of this beauty is DCB or Dave’s Custom Boats.

  • Best feature 1: Wide physique catamaran
  • Best feature 2: Precision sculpted 1350 Mercury racing engines
  • Plus points: Ultra-fast, versatile, low voltage safety, adjustable battery trays, electronics tray
  • Minus points: Needs upgrades for optimal performance, high price tag
  • Traxxas Red DCB M41 Cat Highlights

The Traxxas Red DCB M41 twin hull catamaran is a beast outdoors that’s fast and versatile. It’s a stable performer too whether it’s racing across waves or smoother water. The included advanced TQi receiver, and 2.4GHz transmitter allows captains to fine-tune their boat. The incredible power comes from a pair of precision sculpted 1350 Mercury racing engines.

Let’s look at some of the other feature highlights. The adjustable battery trays with hook-and-loop straps are useful. You can adapt them to use with various Traxxas LiPo or NiMH batteries. The cat is compatible for use with 6S LiPos with integral low-voltage detection. There’s a removable electronics tray and a waterproof receiver box that are easy to access for maintenance.

It’s a beautiful boat and a great performer, but it does need upgrades for optimal performance. The stock cooling is one, and the stock plastic props don’t hold out too well either. Some users complain about the thin plastic hull as well. Despite that, I haven’t come across any reports of the hull breaking up. The cost of a Traxxas Red DCB M41 is quite high, but most fans think it offers excellent value.

Tech Specs
Traxxas
Electric
40.6 x 10.5 x 8.3”
8.82 lbs.
50+ mph
2 x 3s lipo (not included)
15+ minutes
1+ hour
The Pros
Wide physique catamaran
Twin high-powered racing engines
Ultra-fast top speeds
Versatile and stable
Low voltage safety
Adjustable battery trays
TQi 2.4GHz Tx and Rx
Removable electronics tray
Removable receiver box
The Cons
Needs upgrades for optimal performance
High price tag

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Catamaran RC Boats

The catamaran hulled-boats are the most stable and fastest in any line-up. Pro Boat has a great range of RC catamarans and they are all influenced by the fastest race boats that compete in the ‘Class One’ category of offshore powerboats. The full-sized catamarans have twin outboard engines boasting more that 1000hp and are able to reach speeds in excess of 160mph. With a little tuning, you would be amazed to know that some Pro Boat RC catamarans have reached speeds in excess of 100mph – and at a fraction of the cost!

The catamaran hull designs are noted for having less volume, lighter displacement and shallower draft – which means less of the boat is in the water compared to monohull boats. Affectionally referred to as ‘Cats,’ these boats have two parallel sponsons of equal size that run along the outer edges of the hull. The two sponsons combined have a smaller hydrodynamic resistance than a monohull and the wider stance on the water can reduce both heeling and wave-induced motion.

When setting up your Pro Boat RC catamaran you will often hear people referring to the boat ‘running too wet’ which basically means it isn’t getting out of the water enough. A catamaran is designed to almost sit on top of the water and if it is unable to lift itself out of the water then it will run slower and handle poorly.

The Pro Boat designers and engineers have been heavily influenced by the full-sized Class One race boats and that has created three very exciting RC catamarans for the main high-speed part of the Pro Boat range. Available in three hull-lengths from 24” to 42” these are also some of the biggest RC boats in the range.

Let’s start with the biggest, and that is the ample Blackjack 42” 8S brushless RC catamaran. This is large scale RC racing at its most fun! The Spektrum Marine 4685 4-Pole, water-cooled motor produces over 5hp and will ensure this big boat can reach speeds of over 55mph! Smart technology throughout, this boat looks a little intimidating at first but within minutes you’ll feel right at home and find yourself pushing harder and harder to get those truly exciting speeds. It has an impact-resistant polycarbonate hull with a clean moulded composite interior. This RC boat is simple to work on and a joy to use.

The Blackjack 42” has a little brother, and that’s the Blackjack 24”. This 24” brushless RC catamaran can run on 2S or 3S LiPo batteries, can hit 30mph and is a great introduction into the world of catamaran RC boats. The distinctive red trim has great visibility on the water and looks very stylish too. This Blackjack is certainly not a gamble – always bet on red.

Between the two Blackjack cats, we have the Veles. This 29” RC catamaran is a pocket rocket. The 2000KV motor can propel this boat to 50mph+ on 6S power. It has a hand-laid fibreglass composite hull that has a very dynamic design with sharp lines and aggressive angles. The Veles 29” RC catamaran is fast and fun, whether you’re a beginner or intermediate RC boater.

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Radio Controlled Sailboats are miniature sailboats that are operated by a remote control device. They are popularly referred to as “RC Sailboats” by enthusiasts and hobbyists. RC sailboats are more than just toys or collectibles. They require a certain level of skill, strategy, and dedication to use efficiently and effectively. They come in various sizes, shapes, and designs, with overlapping features and specifications. From casual sailing to competitive racing, they are an excellent way to experience the joys and challenges of sailing. Radio Controlled Sailboats are not new devices, they have been around for a long time, and the technology used to create these amazing boats has improved. RC sailboats are fascinating for those who love marine activities, sailing, and racing. This article intends to provide readers with useful and practical information about RC sailboats, including their history, types, factors to consider when buying, maintaining, sailing tips, and some other related topics.

The History of Radio Controlled Sailboats

Radio Controlled Sailboats have a rich history dating back to the 1960s when the first remote-controlled sailboat was developed. From then on, the technology used to produce these boats has changed, improved, and diversified. Here are some significant moments in the history of radio-controlled sailboats :

  • In 1961, the first radio-controlled sailboat, the Electron , was developed by Robbe in Germany.
  • During the 1970s, radio-controlled sailing experienced significant growth, with the emergence of hobbyists and enthusiasts who loved these models.
  • In the 1980s, the International Radio Sailing Association ( IRSA ) was founded, and they established the regulations for RC sailboats .
  • The emergence of sail winches and electronic speed controllers ( ESCs ) in the 1990s allowed for more efficient and precise control of the boats.
  • With the advancement of technology in the 21st century, RC sailboats are now fitted with enhanced sensors, improved batteries, and 2.4 GHz radio systems for effective communication between the boat and the remote control.

Radio-controlled sailboats have come a long way since their inception, and they continue to attract an even larger following of enthusiasts and hobbyists. Some of the keywords you may use to explore the history of RC sailboats include vintage models, classic designs, and retro boats. If you are interested in getting started, several websites offer useful information on RC sailboats and related products, including the International One Metre ( IOM ) class boats, which are popular in racing.

‘What are some key advancements in the technology of radio-controlled sailboats’?

Radio-controlled sailboats have come a long way since their inception, thanks to technological advancements that have revolutionized the way these boats are designed, built and operated. Here are some of the key advancements in radio-controlled sailboats technology:

1. Better materials: In the past, radio-controlled sailboats were made from materials like wood and plastic, which made them heavy and less efficient. Today, new materials like carbon fiber have made boats lighter, stronger and more durable.

2. Improved electronics: Modern radio-controlled sailboats are equipped with advanced electronics that allow for better control and precision. Features like GPS tracking, wind sensors, and remote control software enable sailors to monitor and adjust their boats’ movements with greater accuracy.

3. Enhanced design: With the help of computer-aided design (CAD) software, sailboat designers can create more efficient and streamlined hull shapes that reduce drag and increase speed. Improved rigging systems also allow for better control over the sail and make maneuvers smoother and more efficient.

4. Remote control systems: Radio-controlled sailboats are operated using remote control systems that have become increasingly sophisticated over the years. Nowadays, sailors can use smartphones or tablets to control their boats from a distance, which makes the entire sailing experience more convenient and enjoyable.

5. Automatic systems: Some modern radio-controlled sailboats also come with automatic systems that can adjust the sail and rudder based on the wind direction and strength. This allows for more efficient sailing and frees up the sailor to focus on tactics and strategy.

Overall, the advancements in radio-controlled sailboats technology have made sailing more enjoyable, accessible and competitive for hobbyists and professionals alike. As technology continues to evolve, we can only expect to see more innovations in this exciting and dynamic field.

Types of Radio Controlled Sailboats

There are various types of radio-controlled sailboats available, and each type comes with its design, shape, and functionality. Some of the common types of RC sailboats include:

Type Description Features
The most popular type of RC sailboat Faster and easier to control
A twin-hulled boat that provides a high level of stability Faster than monohull boats due to reduced drag on the water
A three-hulled boat that is more challenging to control Can reach high speeds but requires more skill to operate
An entry-level sailboat with an easy-to-use design and integrated electronics Slower than other boats but easier to operate for beginners

Other types of sailboats include radio-controlled sloops , schooners , and RC vintage boats . Interestingly, some of these boats were inspired by full-sized boats, and they come with features that mimic their larger counterparts.

It’s necessary to note that each type of radio-controlled sailboat has its advantages and disadvantages. This means that a thorough understanding of the boat’s design and functionality is necessary to determine which type is best suited for the intended activities. With this knowledge, RC sailboat enthusiasts can choose the best boat to suit their needs. Keywords related to this topic include different types of boats, boat features, and boat performance. There are various websites and online stores where one can get information on the different types of RC sailboats and related products. For instance, Horizon Hobby offers a range of radio-controlled sailboats with different features and designs.

‘What are the advantages and disadvantages of different types of radio-controlled sailboats’?

Radio-controlled sailboats come in a variety of types, and each type has its advantages and disadvantages. Understanding these can help you choose the one that is right for you. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the pros and cons of different types of radio-controlled sailboats, including monohulls, multihulls, and trimarans.

Monohulls are the most traditional type of sailboat and are a great option for beginners. These boats have a single hull and a keel (a long fin that runs down the bottom of the boat) that provides stability. The advantages of monohulls are that they are easy to control and maintain and are more durable than other types of sailboats. However, they are slower than other types of boats and tend to tip over more easily in strong winds.

Multihulls, on the other hand, have two or more hulls and are generally faster and more stable than monohulls. They are also more maneuverable and can sail closer to the wind, making them better for racing. However, they are more complex and require more maintenance than monohulls, and are less durable in general.

Trimarans are a type of multihull with three hulls, and they offer the advantages of both monohulls and multihulls. They are fast and stable, while also being maneuverable and easy to control. However, they are the most complex and expensive type of radio-controlled sailboat, and require the most maintenance.

In conclusion, the advantages and disadvantages of different types of radio-controlled sailboats depend on your skill level, interests, and budget. Monohulls are great for beginners and are easy to control and maintain, while multihulls and trimarans offer faster speeds and better maneuverability, but require more maintenance and are generally more expensive. Regardless of the type of boat you choose, make sure to practice and have fun!

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Radio Controlled Sailboat

Choosing a radio-controlled sailboat requires considering several factors to ensure that the boat meets the intended use and preferences. Here are some factors to consider:

  • Size: Choose a sailboat size that is proportional to the body of water where it will be operated. Boats that are too large or too small may not perform well in the water.
  • Design: The design of the boat affects its speed, stability, and maneuverability. Depending on your intended use, different designs may be suitable.
  • Weight: The weight of the boat affects its balance and responsiveness. Lighter boats are generally faster, while heavier boats may be slower, but they offer stability in changing wind and water conditions.
  • Budget: Radio-controlled sailboats come in different price ranges, and you need to consider your budget when choosing one. Some sailboats come as kits that require additional assembly, while others come ready to sail but at a higher cost.
  • Skill Level: Different sailboats require varying levels of skill to operate effectively. Beginners may prefer simpler boats such as monohulls or dragon force boats , while experienced sailors may opt for more complex boats such as trimarans or catamarans .

It’s vital to research various boat models before making a purchase decision. Websites such as Amazon, Horizon Hobby , and Tower Hobbies offer a range of RC sailboats and related products. Additionally, these sites offer reviews from verified buyers, which is useful in assessing the quality and performance of different products. Keywords related to this topic include boat specifications, boat features, and boat performance.

What are some popular websites to purchase radio-controlled sailboats from?

There are plenty of websites out there that sell radio-controlled sailboats, but if you’re looking for the most reliable and popular ones, we’ve compiled a list for you!

First up is Amazon. As one of the largest online retailers in the world, Amazon has a wide selection of RC sailboats from a variety of brands and at varying price points, making it a great choice for those looking for convenience and affordability.

Another popular website is HobbyKing. This site specializes in RC devices and accessories and has a dedicated section for sailboats. They offer a range of sailboat models with different configurations and features for both beginners and advanced users.

If you’re a fan of brand-name products, then Horizon Hobby is a great option. They offer sailboats from well-known manufacturers like Pro Boat, which are designed for both beginners and serious hobbyists.

SailRC is another website that specializes in radio-controlled sailboats. They have an impressive selection of handmade, high-performance sailboats designed specifically for racing enthusiasts.

Lastly, for those looking for a more traditional approach to RC sailboats, The Wooden Boat Store offers beautifully crafted model sailboats made from wood. These models are not only aesthetically pleasing but are also functional and come with sailing rigging, making them perfect for display purposes or for a day out on the water!

So, there you have it- some of the most popular websites to purchase radio-controlled sailboats. Happy sailing!

Maintenance of Radio Controlled Sailboats

Proper maintenance is crucial to ensure that radio-controlled sailboats remain functional and have a long lifespan. Here are some tips for maintaining your RC sailboat:

  • Cleaning: RC sailboats should be cleaned regularly with freshwater and mild soap to remove dirt and debris. It is essential to avoid using abrasive or harsh cleaners that could damage the boat’s finish and electronics.
  • Lubrication: The boat’s moving parts should be lubricated with silicone-based lubricants to prevent damage from friction and help improve performance.
  • Battery Care: The batteries should be charged correctly and stored properly when not in use. It is important to avoid overcharging or undercharging the battery, which can affect its lifespan.
  • Repairs and upgrades: From time to time, repairs and upgrades may be required, such as replacing a worn-out sail or upgrading the sailboat’s electronics. Seek professional maintenance services if you are not familiar with making repairs or upgrades yourself.

Several websites offer RC sailboat maintenance products and services , such as Amazon, HobbyKing, and RC Planet. It is helpful to read product reviews before purchasing any maintenance products or seeking maintenance services. Related keywords include boat care , cleaning , storage , upgrades , and maintenance services .

It is worth noting that proper maintenance not only prolongs the lifespan of the sailboat but also helps maintain and improve its performance over time.

‘What are some recommended products and services for maintaining RC sailboats’?

Maintaining an RC sailboat is key to extending its lifespan and ensuring it operates smoothly. A well-maintained RC sailboat not only performs better but also provides a more enjoyable sailing experience for its owner. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the top products and services recommended for maintaining RC sailboats.

1. Lubricants: Lubricating your boat’s moving parts is essential for smoother and quieter operation. Look for a high-quality silicone lubricant that is water-resistant and non-corrosive to prevent damage to your boat’s moving components.

2. Power Pack: An RC sailboat’s power pack is a critical component that requires regular maintenance. A good quality power pack with higher voltage can provide longer sailing times. Check and clean your power pack regularly to ensure maximum efficiency.

3. Sail cleaning solution: As your sailboat sails over the water, it accumulates dirt, grime and other debris, which can impact its performance. A sail cleaning solution is essential for cleaning and maintaining the sail. You can also use a mild soap and warm water solution to keep your sail clean.

4. Boat stand: A boat stand is a necessary tool for the maintenance of your RC sailboat. It provides an easy and secure way to work on your boat’s hull and bottom without causing any damage. Use a boat stand when painting, cleaning and performing maintenance activities on your RC sailboat.

5. Sail repair kit: A sail repair kit can be a valuable addition to any RC sailboat owner’s tool kit. It contains essential tools and materials to repair and replace damaged sail segments quickly and efficiently.

6. Professional Services: If you are not confident in your ability to maintain and repair your RC sailboat, consider using the professional services of a local repair shop. They can assist with maintaining your boat’s hull finish and electrical components, ensuring its performance is optimal.

In conclusion, maintaining an RC sailboat is essential for ensuring its optimal performance and lifespan. By utilizing the recommended products and services mentioned above, you can keep your RC sailboat in top condition, allowing you to have a more enjoyable sailing experience.

Tips for Sailing Radio Controlled Sailboats

Sailing radio-controlled sailboats can be a fun activity for anyone interested in RC sailboats. Here are some tips for having a great sailing experience:

  • Choose the right location: Look for a location that is free from obstacles and has calm waters. Avoid sailing in areas with strong winds, currents, or boats that may obstruct your sailboat.
  • Learn how to read the wind: Understanding how to read the wind is essential to sail the boat successfully. Look for ripples on the water and observe how the wind affects the sails.
  • Practice sail control: Practice controlling the sailboat’s speed, direction, and turning. Learn how to trim the sails for maximum speed and adjust the rudder to steer your boat.
  • Know the racing rules: If you plan to participate in RC sailboat racing, you should learn the racing rules to avoid disqualification. You can find racing rules on the American Model Yachting Association (AMYA) website.

RC sailboats are available from several online retailers such as Amazon, HobbyKing, and Tower Hobbies , among others. Consider reading product reviews and comparing prices before making a purchase. Also, consider upgrading your boat to enhance its performance by buying a new sail or upgrading the electronics. Additional keywords related to this section include sailing techniques , racing tips , and weather .

In summary, following these tips can help you have a great sailboat experience whether you are a beginner or an experienced sailor . With proper sailboat maintenance and good sailing techniques, you can enjoy your radio-controlled sailboat for years to come.

People Also Ask: What are some recommended sailboat maintenance tips for radio-controlled sailboats?

Radio-controlled sailboats are popular among sailing enthusiasts, as they offer a unique and exciting way to enjoy the water. However, to ensure that your sailboat remains in good condition and continues to provide the performance you expect, it’s important to follow a regular maintenance routine. Here are some recommended sailboat maintenance tips for radio-controlled sailboats.

1. Keep It Clean: The most important aspect of sailboat maintenance is keeping it clean. After each use, wipe down the sailboat with a damp cloth to remove any salt or dirt that may have accumulated. This not only keeps the boat looking good but also prevents damage to the boat’s components.

2. Inspect the Sails and Rigging: Regularly inspect the sails and rigging of the sailboat. Check for any signs of wear and tear, such as frayed ropes or tears in the sail. This can help you identify any potential problems before they become bigger issues.

3. Check the Battery: The battery is a critical component of your sailboat’s performance. Make sure it is fully charged before each use and replace it as needed. Batteries that are not maintained can affect the performance of your boat and can even damage the components.

4. Keep It Dry: After each use, dry the sailboat thoroughly to prevent any moisture from accumulating. This can help prevent rusting and other damage to the boat’s components.

5. Store It Properly: When not in use, store your sailboat in a dry place where it won’t be exposed to moisture or extreme temperatures. This can help prevent rusting, warping, and other damage that can occur over time.

By following a regular maintenance routine, you can ensure that your radio-controlled sailboat remains in good condition and continues to provide the excitement and enjoyment you expect.

Radio Controlled Sailboats offer a unique experience that combines sailing with remote-control technology. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced sailor, there is an RC sailboat that can meet your needs. By considering the factors outlined in this article, you can choose the right boat for your needs and have a great sailing experience. Remember that maintenance is essential to keep your boat in top condition, and with practice and patience, your sailing skills will improve over time.

RC sailboats are not only a great leisure activity but also compete in regional, national, and international competitions, offering a chance to take the hobby to the next level. In addition, RC sailboats can provide educational opportunities for children, who can learn about the principles of buoyancy, sailing, and electronics.

Radio-controlled sailboats’ popularity continues to grow as technology advancements make them more accessible, affordable, and enjoyable. With the right equipment, sailing location, and sailing knowledge, you can enjoy the fun and excitement of sailing an RC sailboat. So, what are you waiting for? Get your RC sailboat and hit the water!

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Last Updated on September 13, 2023 by Amy

Plotting world circumnavigation routes is a lot easier than it sounds.  There are cruising boats LITERALLY all over the world.  There are boats in the Northwest passage (up and over Canada), in the Antarctic, and everywhere in between.  There are a few key things to take into consideration, but 95%* of circumnavigation routes follow the same general course.

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Insurance Restrictions on Circumnavigation Routes

There are two major restrictions put on us by our vessel insurance; stay out of highly pirated areas and stay out of named storm zones.  Insurance restrictions come with the option to ignore them.  You can always go to these restricted places, BUT if something happens, your insurance will not be covered.  Another option is that you can pay significantly more to be covered in these places as well.  We have made the choice for ourselves to follow the restrictions set by our insurance.

By definition, piracy is the act of attacking and robbing ships at sea.  By that main definition, the Caribbean is one of the worst places for piracy.  Petty theft of boats and their tenders is a major issue in some parts of the Caribbean, and steps should be taken to protect yourself and your assets.

However, the piracy of the biggest concern is murder and kidnapping.  There are two main hotspots where our insurance will not cover us;  the Philippines and the Red Sea/Suez Canal (hereby referred to as simply Suez).   Again, people cruise literally everywhere in the world, and there are people who cruise the Philippines (2015 reports state 200 yachts).  The other side of the coin is true too.  Just because you avoid the Suez or the Philippines does not mean you will avoid being kidnapped or murdered.

It’s up to you to decide the level of risk you are willing to take when planning out a circumnavigation route.

Tropical Storms

In North America, it’s a hurricane.  South of the equator, it’s cyclones.  In Asia-Pacific, it’s typhoons.  Either way, your insurance probably has a word or two to say about where you spend tropical storm season.

Our insurance requires us to avoid certain parts of the world during storm seasons.  This is why there is a mass exodus of boats from the Caribbean every year.  Our insurance requires us to be north of roughly the Florida-Georgia line.  Now, that doesn’t mean we are safe from hurricanes, but it does mean if something happens, we will have the  privilege of consoling ourselves of our losses by applying for an insurance claim.

For those moving quickly, your primary concern is systems in the southern hemisphere.  Just make sure you are moving from east to west quickly enough to pass through the storm zone.

World circumnavigation routes, like ours, usually have you dipping out of these storm zones for the season. It’s a great time to haul your boat out for annual maintenance, like we did in New Zealand, Australia, and Thailand.

Tradewinds for Circumnavigating

Around the equator lies the doldrums.  This is typically an area with very little wind.  However, each ocean has a wind pattern.  In the northern hemisphere, winds circulate clockwise.  In the southern hemisphere, winds circulate counterclockwise.  This means that on either side of the equator lies a band of wind flowing from east to west.  This is why 95%* of cruisers plan their circumnavigation routes to sail from east to west.

Factoring the Wind into Outfitting Your Boat

Knowing where you will sail will help you determine what kind of sail performance you are looking for in a boat.  For someone doing a typical circumnavigation route, sailing east to west, you’ll be sailing downwind a lot.  Some monohull owners have complained to us about how uncomfortable their boat is sailing dead downwind.  Catamarans, however, typically perform best downwind.  We have a very smooth ride when we are traveling with the wind and waves.

Outfitting your sail locker also factors in where you are sailing.  For a downwind circumnavigation, spinnakers are highly useful – or so we hear.  We’ve not had terrible success with our spinnaker, but find our screecher to be very useful.  That could possibly be because we deviate enough from the standard downwind route.

For more about sail configurations in a cruising catamaran, read our Sail Trim blog post.

Those Who Sail West to East Circumnavigation Routes

There are a few who do sail the “wrong way”.  It can definitely be done and done fast.  However, you need to have a boat that sails well to wind.  While most catamarans sail well downwind, we do not sail well into the wind.  However, if your catamaran has daggerboards, you’ll sail much better to wind than a catamaran without daggerboards.

Circumnavigation Routes & Bottlenecks

This is why most circumnavigations follow the same basic route.  There are major bottlenecks to passing around the continents, so again, we’ve got the 95%* of boats funneling into one narrow part of the world.

Panama Canal

We paid $1300 to transit the Panama Canal because the only other option is to sail against the wind and waves around either North America or South America.  Taking one of the high latitudes routes is pretty dang extreme, takes a significant amount of time, and a toll on ship and crew.  Ushuaia, a port of call in Argentina, reported 64 boats in 2015, versus 1,079 boats transiting the canal – 95% transiting the canal*.

Torres Strait

The Torres Strait occupies the space between Australia and New Guinea.  It’s fairly small, just 650 nm between Thursday Island and Indonesia’s first port of clearance.

There are some cruisers (like our friends on S/V Field Trip) who are going over the top of New Guinea to get to Southeast Asia.  Getting any further north than that requires dealing with the Philippines – either through or around the top of the Philippines into the South China Sea.

Cape of Good Hope

Traveling around South Africa requires tackling the Cape of Good Hope, which is not to be taken lightly due to the challenges in the winds and currents.  The alternative is the Suez.  There used to be a rally passing through the Suez.  The other alternative is to hire private security, but that’s pretty complex.  Reports show 358 boats sailing through Cape Town verses 19 through the Suez – again, 95% choose Cape Town*.   I know the Mediterranean is a great cruising ground, but we decided if we want to cruise it, we’d rather cross the Atlantic twice than go through the Suez.

How Long Should a Circumnavigation Take?

Barring racing yachts who are smashing world records, it’s not uncommon to complete a circumnavigation in a year and a half.  This is a fairly straightforward and quick route.

The World ARC is a one and a half year rally that circumnavigates the world.  They have a fantastic route and schedule on their website.

Longer circumnavigation routes still use the same general track, but add on detours.   For example, we extended our South Pacific portion into two seasons by sailing south to spend cyclone season in New Zealand.

We’ve met sailors who have taken 15 or more years to circumnavigate. That’s a lot of detours!

Our Circumnavigation Route

Our sailing circumnavigation route took us four years and three months to travel all the way around the world. You can read the summary of our world circumnavigation for more details.

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This is LITERALLY the bible of sailing around the world. If you have ever asked yourself (or, god help you, asked on a forum) “I wonder when the best time to sail from X to Y is?” the answer is in this book.

Even though we know our route, I’m still pulling out this book every so often to look up possibilities. It’s a great guide to planning your circumnavigation route overall and planning each individual passage.

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Book: Cornell’s Ocean Atlas

This handy reference book is full of windgrams  – “a summary of wind direction and strength derived from the individual windroses along a specific ocean route “. Basically this means you can open a chart for a particular region and month and you will be able to tell where the wind “usually” blows from.

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Book Review: How to Sail Around the World Part-Time

  • Who: Linus Wilson and his wife, Janna
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  • Published: January 2016
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Linus Wilson has been cruising part-time on his 31-foot Island Packet. This is his second book, and in it, he details how one could sail a circumnavigation part-time. I agree – it is possible and might be the solution more potential cruisers should consider.

Wilson pulls a lot of statistics about sailing. Did you know fewer people complete a sailing circumnavigation every year than climb Mount Everest? An hour spent above base camp on Mount Everest is 264 times more dangerous than an hour sailing?

One question unanswered is how long it would actually take to sail the world part-time. Of course, it depends on how much time you dedicate every year, but hypothetically:

  • Year 1: the Caribbean to Panama, store in Panama
  • Year 2: Panama to French Polynesia, store in FP
  • Year 3: French Polynesia to Fiji, store in Fiji
  • Year 4: Fiji to Australia, store in Australia
  • Year 5: Australia to South Africa, store in SA
  • Year 6: SA to the Caribbean

Of course, you’d see a lot less than you would on a 6-year circumnavigation like ours, but you get it done in a fraction of the cost and less risk.

Bottom line: it was a short, interesting, and informative read. If you don’t want to full-time sail, or can’t convince your partner to full-time sail, consider how fulfilling a part-time adventure could be.

*Jimmy Cornell is the foremost expert on tracking cruising boats, and the statistics for this blog post were pulled from his article Where do all the boats go?

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Wonderful article. I am from Goa, India. I wish you had come to Goa. I would have happily looked after your boat, and you could have travelled through India and enjoyed its majestic and diverse cultures and sites. I am 67 years old grandfather. I have been coastal and competitive sailing for the past 50 years. I am now planning to go on a circumnavigation on a Leopard 39 sailboat starting from Goa. Hoping to do it in 2 to 3 years. Your article and videos have inspired me. All the best. Thank you for your well written and detailed articles.

Wow, great to hear from you! It is amazing to us when we hear from people like you all over the world! We have some friends who visited Cochin last year on their boat, I think that’s a popular stop for cruisers. I know that formalities in India are complicated.

I have never been, but I love the food and the culture that I’ve experienced so far! I hope we get to visit someday.

Do sail down to Goa anytime you want. I will sort out all you entry formalities. Wish you all the best. Keep inspiring us with your wonderful sailing and videos.

Hi, how many miles is it when circumnavigating around the earth please? Captain cook did it in 60k, but is this because you cant just sail direct around the earth due to islands and storms etc?

Hi! Our circumnavigation was about 34,000 nm. You can read more about it here: https://outchasingstars.com/world-sailing-circumnavigation-summary/

Amy, when you and David are on a long passage, what kind of watch schedule do you keep? Assuming you’re both healthy (unlike your passage to St. Helena), what do you find to be a comfortable limit for the number of days at sea before exhaustion begins to set in?…or does it ever set in for you guys?

We do a soft 7-hour watch. The only actual watch is I do 7 pm to 2 am. Then David goes on watch while I sleep. When I wake up we switch, and he naps. Then when he’s up, I nap. By then it’s time to do the whole thing all over again! The worst night is the second. You’ve been tired, but not tired enough to sleep off your normal routine yet. But after the second night it gets a lot better. Exhaustion does not set in long-term – boredom does!

I really enjoyed reading your article, it’s very informative although that I don’t have a boat, it’s too expensive where I’m from, and it would take a fortune to be registered if it’s allowed in the first place, as authorities put a lot of restrictions for civil citizen to do so after military took over in 60s, for example we can’t camp as a first without a security permit bla bla bla that it raerly issued or thread fishing without a license and permit bla bla bla….etc, there isn’t a proper Marina for docking not even mention the amount of visas that it required. I love to sail one-day but till that time I’m really enjoy reading and watching. I’m from Egypt, and it makes me sad that sailors stop passing by, as we have a great shores, great diving spots, the Suez canal, and the right wind, but to be considered as unstable area for the Somalian pirates acts, and all the Egyptian governmental claims about fighting terrorist and repel ghost they imagine, this is horrible. It’s really tearing me that after around 8000 years on Earth people couldn’t yet handle their conflicts. I’m sorry to make it very long. Glad that some people had the privilege to try and be able to chasing stars and wind. Godspeed

Sarah, thank you for your comment! It’s amazing to us that we have someone reading from Egypt!

I recently read a memoir about a yacht who sailed through the Suez, and it sounded like they had a lot of difficulties, not just with pirates and corruption, but it’s hard sailing too! Egypt is very high up on my list of places I would truly love to visit because of its amazing history and culture.

We hope that somehow you get to enjoy sailing, even if it’s just continuing to follow us along.

You are amazing, all the best in your upcoming, and hopefully everyone can enjoy sailing in Egypt one day, and be able to see you here in the future.

Hi Amy, first, what a nice simple but very informative blog. I have run a ‘sailing for disabled people’ organisation for the last 25 years and as part of our 25th anniversary are planning to build a 20m cat for a round the world adventure. Planned for start in 2025 I need to get people to understand the real dangers and risks of such travel as well as the good things, would you mind if I used your blog in this matter, I would of course say that is yours. Details of us are under the ‘new projects button’ at http://www.disabledsailing.org

Hi Mike! You are welcome to link to our blog post. If you need anything beyond that, send us an email and we can talk more!

Excellent and informative article. I’d just like to point out the following statement where it states: “Ushuaia, a port of call in Chile, reported 64 boats in 2015….”

Please note that Ushuaia is not located in Chile, but rather within the Tierra del Fuego province of Argentina.

Thank you so much for the correction! I will fix it right away. Geography lesson of the day. 😉

Now you can completely delete my comment 🙂 It’s all sorted. Happy and safe sailing to you and your family. Antonella

Nice write up. Very helpful. Keep up the good work. However sailing through the suez is not really that dangerous. My friends Ingo and Maya sailed through from turkey to India and onward to thailand and had no probs with pirates.

I do hear that the piracy situation is improving. I do think there are a lot of good reasons to go around South Africa though, and I am glad we did.

Great informative article, thanks for sharing.

Where do you store your bladder when it is full? Also, thanks for all the info and videos. It has helped us a great deal in preparation for purchasing our boat,

Thank you! I’m glad you’ve found it helpful. We store the duel bladder in the cockpit.

On the longer passages, how much extra fuel do you carry in your blatter tank. What motering range do you think is sufficient for your longer passages?. I’m thinking the Helia goes about 750 miles on 125 gallons of diesel. Thanks Jon

Our fuel tank holds 125 gallons, plus four 5-gallon jerry cans, plus the 50-gallon fuel bladder, to total 195 gallons. If we motor at 1800 rpms with one engine it’s roughly .8 gph. Theoretically, our tanks should take us about 900 nm. Of course, we go months and thousands of miles without using all of our diesel.

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A series of three new electric monohull commuter ferries have already begun operational sailings on the Moskva River in the Russian capital Moscow.

Built by Russian shipyard Emperium, sister vessels Sinichka , Filka , and Presnya – all named after rivers in Moscow – are being operated by the Moscow Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development (Moscow Deptrans). They are the first units of a planned fleet of 20 vessels that will serve the capital city and other nearby communities. The new ferry system will be the water transport system to be operated on the Moskva River in 16 years.

Each vessel has a welded aluminium hull, an LOA of 21 metres, a beam of 6.2 metres, a draught of only 1.4 metres, a displacement of 40 tonnes, and capacity for 80 passengers plus two crewmembers. Seating is available for 42 passengers on each ferry, and the main cabins are also fitted with USB charging ports, wifi connectivity, tables, toilets, and space for bicycles and scooters. The cabin layout can be rearranged to allow the operator to adjust the distances between the seats and to install armrests of varying widths.

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An open upper deck is also accessible to passengers and is the only area on each ferry where smoking is allowed.

The ferries are all of modular construction with each ferry’s wheelhouse, main cabin, and other structural elements being built as complete, separate components. This enables the ferries to be easily dismantled for transport to anywhere in Russia by rail and then quickly re-assembled within seven days.

The ferries are also ice-capable. Recently completed operational trials on the Moskva showed that the vessels can also easily navigate under mild winter conditions with broken surface ice, though year-round operations are planned for the entire fleet.

The ferries are each fitted with 500kWh lithium iron phosphate battery packs that supply power to two 134kW motors. This configuration can deliver a maximum speed of 11.8 knots, a cruising speed of just under 10 knots, and a range of 150 kilometres.

Emperium said the transfer of rotation of electric motors to the propeller is carried out by direct drive. As a propulsion installation, a pulling rotary propeller-steering column with double screws is used. The installation of double pulling screws, with similar power, allows an operator to increase the efficiency of the propulsion system to deliver a slightly higher speed or to reduce energy consumption. This arrangement also provides the ferries with enhanced manoeuvrability necessary for navigating in close quarters.

The batteries themselves have projected service lives of 10 to 12 years and are fitted with safety features such as built-in fire extinguishers and gas vents. Quick-disconnect features allow the batteries to be easily removed for replacement or maintenance.

Some of our readers have expressed disquiet at our publication of reviews and articles describing new vessels from Russia. We at Baird Maritime can understand and sympathise with those views. However, despite the behaviour of the country’s leaders, we believe that the maritime world needs to learn of the latest developments in vessel design and construction there.

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Type of vessel: Commuter ferries
Flag: Russia
Operator: Moscow Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development, Russia
Builder: Emperium, Russia
Hull construction material: Aluminium
Length overall: 21 metres
Beam: 6.2 metres
Draught: 1.4 metres
Propulsion: 2 x 134 kW
Maximum speed: 11.8 knots
Cruising speed: 10 knots
Range: 150 kilometres
Batteries: Lithium iron phosphate, 500 kWh
Accommodation: Cabin; toilets; bicycle/scooter area
Crew: 2
Passengers: 80
Operational area: Moskva River, Russia

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How US Sailing’s Offshore Office is Gearing Up to Support the 2024 Newport to Bermuda Race 

The Newport to Bermuda Race is a prestigious biennial event that spans 636 nautical miles and is set to take place starting June 21, 2024, attracting a diverse fleet of 164 boats. For boats competing in this challenging offshore race, US Sailing’s Offshore Office plays a crucial role in ensuring fair competition. The Office is charged with acquiring, processing, and archiving all data to issue certificates to boats based in the United States. These certificates are used for various regattas, including the Newport to Bermuda Race.   

“The rating system is crucial because it allows sailboats of different designs and sizes to compete fairly in races,” says Jim Teeters, US Sailing Head of Offshore Ratings Office  

The Newport to Bermuda Race uses the Offshore Racing Rule (ORR) for its handicapping system, as it is believed by the race organizers to fairly handicap different boats in a diverse fleet without favoring any type of boat in any particular type of boat under varying conditions. Handicapping systems of this nature have been in place for this regatta since 1978.   

The ORR grew out of a desire among North American sailors who felt that the International Measurement System (IMS) no longer met their needs. The ORA was founded in 2004 by the Cruising Club of America (CCA), Chicago Yacht Club (CYC), and the Transpacific Yacht Club (TPYC).  

How US Sailing Determines Ratings  

ORR is one of several handicapping systems used by US Sailing to rate and categorize boats for offshore racing competitions.  

They consider a wide range of factors influencing a boat’s performance, such as hull shape, sail area, displacement, and righting moment.  

To rate boats for the ORR system, US Sailing conducts detailed measurements and assessments of each vessel, including the boat’s hull and appendages, and its rig and sails.  

Using this data, a sophisticated computer modeling system then analyzes the boat’s performance across a variety of wind speeds and sea conditions. Velocity Prediction Programs (VPPs) simulate how the boat would perform in different scenarios and generate a performance profile that forms the basis of the boat’s ORR rating.   

The ORR rating is expressed as a time correction factor (TCF), which is used to adjust the boat’s elapsed time during a race to produce a corrected time. This corrected time determines the boat’s placement in the race, allowing for fair competition among boats of different sizes and designs.   

The TCF is dynamic, meaning it can be adjusted over time as more data about the boat’s performance becomes available or as modifications are made to the boat.  

Both US Sailing and the Offshore Racing Association (ORA) have, over the last decade plus, been working with various race organizers on improving the handicap ratings used for their races.  The Newport Bermuda and Marion Bermuda races frequently experience the weather phenomenon called the Bermuda High.  This is essentially a zone of light wind that drifts across the racecourse and wreaks havoc with some, but not all, the boats.  

Working with all these races we have developed weather-based handicap models.  More recently, working with US Sailing board member, Stan Honey, US Sailing has explored the use of weather forecasts, coupled with boat speed polar files, evaluated for best performance with routing software Expedition to develop ratings the day of the races.  F-TCF is that approach.  

Rating systems are designed to be transparent and equitable, with an emphasis on promoting fair racing.   

“ORA continuously reviews and updates the rule to reflect advances in boat design and to address any discrepancies that might arise. This iterative process involves input from naval architects, sailors, and race organizers, ensuring that the ORR remains a reliable and respected standard in the sailing community,” says Teeters  

The ultimate goal of the ORR system is to reward skillful sailing and tactical decision-making, rather than purely design advantages, thereby enhancing the overall competitiveness and enjoyment of offshore racing.  

US Sailing is in the process of developing a universal measurement database for all offshore sailboats in the US. Assigning each boat a unique ID allows the US Sailing ratings office to track each boat through its life span in an efficient manner, allowing the office to provide more accurate and timely service to members.  

ORR in Racing   

ORR is preferred by the Newport to Bermuda Race event organizers because it does not favor old designs, new designs, classics, or high-tech downwind flyers, nor does it reward owners that partake in expensive boat reconfigurations.   

“What it does do is encourage well-prepared and capable crews,” says Teeters  

According to Teeters, there aren’t many boats in existence that ORR cannot rate. ORR has two categories of certificates: Full Measurement and Partial Measurement. The Newport to Bermuda Race requires Full Measurement, with very few exceptions listed in the Notice of Race. Full Measurement requires that all the boat’s rating information comes from a US Sailing certified measurer.  

Full Measurement is an added protection for fair competition by ensuring that the rating data for each boat is accurate, but also giving every boat a fair assessment of her characteristics.  

The ORR is a popular measurement rule used in North America and is the rule of choice for such events as: Newport-Bermuda Race, Puerto Vallarta Race, Transpacific Yacht Race, and many more.  

Including the ORR, US Sailing administers several rating and handicapping systems that allow equitable racing for diverse fleets. They are:   

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 The 2024 Newport to Bermuda Race  

As the 2024 Newport to Bermuda Race approaches, US Sailing’s meticulous process of determining ratings ensures that every boat has a fair chance to compete. This commitment to fairness and accuracy upholds the spirit of the race, allowing sailors to test their skills and endurance on the open ocean. Whether you’re a seasoned competitor or a first-time participant, the rating system is a crucial component of what makes the Newport to Bermuda Race a thrilling and equitable event.  

For more information on the race, which starts this Friday in Newport, click HERE.  

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    Sailboats use the power of the wind acting on sails to propel the boat. Model sailboats are typically controlled via a multi-channel radio transmitter in the hands of the operator with a corresponding receiver in the boat. Signals from the radio transmitter are interpreted by the radio receiver and translated into instructions to change the position of the servos.

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    Overview. The Pro Boat ® Blackjack ™ 42 Brushless 8S Catamaran is a return to the days of large-scale racing boats taking on all comers with style and speed. The 8S-rated Spektrum ™ 160A High Voltage, water-cooled, Smart ™ electronic speed controller works tirelessly to power the Spektrum ™ Marine 4685 4 Pole, water-cooled motor which is capable of producing up to 5.3 horsepower and ...

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  9. Miss GEICO Zelos 36" Twin Brushless Catamaran RTR

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    Catamaran Boats. Catamarans are among the most stable RC boats you can drive. Pro Boat combines that stability with high power to create some of the fastest boats in our lineup! 1-2 of 2 Results. Pre-Order. Pro Boat - PRB08049. Blackjack 24" V2 Catamaran Brushless: RTR. $299.99.

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  12. Arrow Shark RC Marine

    Defender GT60 This sleekly styled Defender GT60 was inspired by world most popular catamaran Racing Boat; The Mystic C5000, The bigger hull was not only desirable to be even more impressive visually, but it is also designed to be performance as a beast in its field!

  13. AquaCraft Wildcat Brushless Catamaran RTR

    We are more than an online hobby store. Our RC cars and trucks, RC airplanes and helicopters, and other radio control products are with you at home, on the go, and with your friends. We bring the fun. The Wildcat Brushless Catamaran RTR by AquaCraft is a quality built remote controlled boat. See all our RC product options online at Horizon Hobby!

  14. Radio Controlled Sailboats: A Guide to Choosing, Maintaining, and

    Radio Controlled Sailboats have a rich history dating back to the 1960s when the first remote-controlled sailboat was developed. From then on, the technology. ... Catamaran: A twin-hulled boat that provides a high level of stability: Faster than monohull boats due to reduced drag on the water:

  15. Oxidean Marine

    Oxidean Marine was founded because Bill Oxidean wanted to share with the entire world the same winning performance he has been so successful with. He has combined all of his expertise into all Oxidean Marine products to bring you the very best equipment available. Our goal is to give the user the highest quality for the most affordable price ...

  16. Aquarius Sail Inc.

    The RC-30 owes a lot to it's predecessor the RC-27. The RC-27 has been a legend in high performance catamaran sailing circles since 1985. Now the standard has been raised another step with the RC-30. The desire to sail in true high performance fashion and yet have the ability to cruise in much the same manner was a prime goal in the design of ...

  17. NAMBA 8 RC Model

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  18. World Circumnavigation Routes for Sailboats

    Year 3: French Polynesia to Fiji, store in Fiji. Year 4: Fiji to Australia, store in Australia. Year 5: Australia to South Africa, store in SA. Year 6: SA to the Caribbean. Of course, you'd see a lot less than you would on a 6-year circumnavigation like ours, but you get it done in a fraction of the cost and less risk.

  19. RC Boat Sailboats

    Remote-controlled sailboats use wind for movement, and the user controls the boat steering and positioning of sails with a transmitter. RC sailboats come in a wide variety of options, including electric motors, which can be valuable when the wind dies down or better maneuverability back to shore or your boat.

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  22. How US Sailing's Offshore Office is Gearing Up to Support the 2024

    The Newport to Bermuda Race is a prestigious biennial event that spans 636 nautical miles and is set to take place starting June 21, 2024, attracting a diverse fleet of 164 boats. For boats competing in this challenging offshore race, US Sailing's Offshore Office plays a crucial role in ensuring fair competition. The Office is […]

  23. Pro Boat Miss GEICO Zelos 36" Twin Brushless Catamaran RTR

    Overview. Speed is the name of the game in the world of high-speed RC catamarans. The Pro Boat ® Miss GEICO Zelos ® 36 Twin Brushless Catamaran is one of the fastest boats on the market with out-of-the-box speeds hitting 75+MPH**. By the time your competition realizes what hit them, they'll be in your wake thanks to not one, but two counter-rotating 1900Kv 4 pole 36mm x 74mm motors.

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