FOOTY Class R/C Sailboat
Official Class Association of IFCA

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June 13, 2007
Rule clarifications for the "storm rig"
We're posting a question about the rules concerning the "storm rig" and the official answer from Roger Stollery. Visit this page for the complete text.

May 29, 2007
Sheboygan Area Footy Regatta Results.
Sunday morning, 20th May, it was windy but the internet forecast promised a lessening wind from 10 to 20 down to maybe 8 to 15. We had six entries, comfortable for our first attempt at organising a class type regatta. Six made for some good racing through the field.

We ran four races more or less back to back before the lunch break. Races were taking approximately 15 to 20 minutes for two triangular laps. At 11.30 we took an hour's break and went inside the mall foyer and Quizno's to warm up and eat. After lunch the wind was still blowing strong but the sky was brightenning a little. Back on the water and we ran six more races in quick succession, like a well oiled machine! read the full story.

May 27, 2007
Footy Newsletter
Angus Richardson shares his take on the latest news in the Footy world. Read the entire newsletter here.

May 21, 2007
Belated posting of NZ Classic Race Report
Your editor apologizes for failing to post the full Race Report along with the results of the New Zealand Postal Classic. You can read it now here now.

May 07, 2007
Sheboygan Footy Gathering & Regatta - May 20th 2007
Sheboygan Footy Gathering & Regatta: Wood Lake at Kohler near Sheboygan, WI. Sunday May 20th, 2007. Sign in and Measuring 8:30am on; Racing start 10am sharp Hosted by the Sheboygan Area Boat Modellers and

All boats will comply with the Footy rules as currently published. The OOD's decisions on all matters will be final. All Footys are welcome, AMYA, FCA registration is not required.

Please contact myself via email (wandrintyke @ with your preferred and one reserve frequency (if available).

The course set will be a typical triangular course reduced somewhat to 'footy' size. Racing rules will be applied and we do appreciate that we are all new to Footys so the emphasis will be on having an enjoyable day's racing.

Wood Lake is an excellent venue with hard standing for set up and racing. The lake is situated behind a high quality strip mall with ample parking. Food is available including an Italian resaurant and a Quizno's both of which overlook the racing!

The link should take you to Wood Lake in Kohler: Google Map Link

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May 06, 2007
New Zealand Postal Classic Results
The results are in from around the world for the 1st Annual New Zealand Postal Classic. You can find complete details are here. Thanks to all who participated!

April 11, 2007
Plans available for Roger Stollery's BUG
Footy "Bug" Plans - £3.50, Roger Stollery's famous - easy build - BUG3 design. See BUG photos in the photo gallery here, here, here and here. For details on how to order, see the LINKS page.

March 26, 2007
Footy owners vote for changes to the Charter
Since over 50% of registered Footy owners have now agreed to the proposed change to the class charter, the amendment is deemed to have been passed. Full details of the voting will be published in a day or so after final verification (one member of the Committee is on holiday). The amended charter is available here.

Since the mechanisms for appointment of national registrars have now been ironed out, we should very much like to encourage Footy owners from as many countries as possible to join the club. We will do everything we can to facilitate your becoming your country’s registrar. Contact another national registrar for help. Remember that if there’s only you, the work is effectively zero: when other people join in, pass the job on.

[For the Footy Class Management Committee]

March 12, 2007
NZ Postal Classic Heat in NE Florida
We will be organizing an informal heat of the NZ Postal Classic on April 22nd at the home pond of the SDRCMYC in South Daytona, in NE Florida. While details are not yet complete we plan to race the standard internet course, with individual timed heats for each boat entered. All Footy's are welcome, results for boats that comply with the Footy Class box rule will be posted and e-mailed to NZ. Tentative start time is 10am. For further information contact Paul Taylor

March 09, 2007
New national registrar for US boats
John Amoroso will be taking over the duties of National Registrar from Bill Hagerup for American boats. Bill remains the AMYA Class Secretary, so AMYA members will continue to contact Bill. John and Bill will keep each other informed so no duplicate numbers are assigned.