FOOTY Class R/C Sailboat
Official Class Association of IFCA
March 05, 2007
Raleigh, North Carolina to host New Zealand Postal Race April 22nd.
The Triangle Model Yacht Club
a Footy regatta in conjunction with the New Zealand Postal Classic. Like other
regattas this one will be held on April 22nd, 2007. The site is
Raleigh, NC, USA. For more details see the announcement
on this website.
February 18, 2007
New chairman for Footy Technical Team
Brett McCormack, founder of the Footy class is resigning as chairman of the
Technical team to focus his time solely on boat design. Bill Hagerup will resign
as US national representative and take over as chairman. He will be joined on
the Technical team by Earl Boebert from the USA and Roger Stollery from the UK.
Angus Richardson is resigning from the Technical Committee, while remaining as
the national representative for the UK.
Earl Boebert is a distingished computer scientist and an authority on the
history of model yachts. He is the author of the "Yankee III - Build and Sail a
Famous J-Class Yacht" and editor of the US Vintage Model Yacht Group
newsletter. He also established the US
VMYG website). One of his particular interests is the history of measurement
Roger Stollery is a retired architect and the Technical Secretary of the MYA.
He is one of Britain's foremost and most innovative model yacht designers of
the last 40 years. He was the Chairman of the working party that drew up the
current Footy box rule.
February 17, 2007
New Fiberglass Hull Available
Barrett Sparkman is offering a fiberglass Footy hull for $40. View details of
his "Bearfoot" hull on his website, Sparkman Micro Marine
February 16, 2007
Footys in Sweden
The first Footys in Sweden have made
their appearance. Svenska Modellseglarförbundet (the Swedish national
radio sailing authority) have given Per Dahlström of Huddinge permission
to act as the National Registrar. For registration questions in Sweden,
he can be contacted at email@example.com
Apart from trying to expand the class in Sweden,
Per is hoping to attend one of the events being run in UK this summer.
February 13, 2007
MYA 2005 Footy Class Intentions
The people who originally crafted the Footy class rules have recently taken a
trip down memory lane to provide a look at the original rationale behind many of
their decisions. Roger Stollery has distilled and chronicled these as a document
entitled MYA 2005 Footy Class intentions
January 28, 2007
Heron Composites accepting pre-orders for hulls
Nigel Heron reports... "The basic boat (hull, deck, transom, hatch, floatation
bulkhead, rudder support), is ready for production. As of today, I am taking
orders. Processing will be done on a first come / first serve basis. Photos of
finished product will soon be ready (#1 was layed up today). In time, keel, keel
box / mast support, and rudder will be available."
The price shown on his
website is $99. Visit his website Heron Composites
January 18, 2007
Bourneville MY&PBC will be running a NZ Postal Classic Heat April 22nd
The famous Bourneville MY&PBC will be running
another New Zealand Postal Classic Heat, again on 22 April 2007. For
details, contact John Newey on 07776 031 794 or at John.firstname.lastname@example.org
January 17, 2007
The first Footy UK Championship will be hosted by Gosport MYBC in July
The first Footy UK Championship will be hosted by Gosport MYBC on the superb
lake in Gosport on 29 July 2007. I know that Brett McCormack, one of the
originators of the class, is wondering whether he can make it all the way
from New Zealand! Come and join in the fun.
For details contact the host club's Events Coordinator, Robert Hobbs on +44
(0) 2380 255896.
January 15, 2007
New England version of the Postal race in Laconia, New Hampshire.
Bill Hagerup is hosting the New England version of the Postal race in
Laconia, NH, on the same day as Doug's race in Buffalo, April 22nd, 2007.
Contact Bill at email@example.com
January 14, 2007
Footy Euro Grand Prix, Bourneville. CORRECTION
Xmas Good Cheer Causes Foul Up! Please note that the correct date of the Footy
Euro GP in Bourneville is 16 JUNE, 2007, not 16 July. We look forward to seeing you!