FOOTY Class R/C Sailboat
Official Class Association of IFCA
January 08, 2007
Colwyn Bay MYC to host Regatta
The Colwyn Bay MYC of Llandudno, Conwy in the UK is holding a companion regatta
to the 1st ANNUAL NEW ZEALAND POSTAL CLASSIC on April 22, 2007.
Read details here
January 07, 2007
Footy event at Southwater Dabblers
The 35 mph south-westerly wind forecast was exciting as the BUG prototype has
only been sailing in its small rig once and I was keen see how it performed.
The Southwater lake is quite large, but is in a hollow where clay for the famous
Southwater bricks was dug. It is also surrounded by trees so that the
south-westerly wind reaches the water surface in a series of random swirls,
downward gust forces and airless holes; nothing like the forecast. The rather
out of focus photograph below shows the two leading boat's close together on
virtually the same course but on different tacks! (See full story here
January 04, 2007
2006 Chris Dicks Award Design Competition results
The response to the 2006 design competition was very encouraging indeed with
eight entries ranging from a pure fun concept to a variety of completed designs.
Interest in design is alive and kicking! It would appear that the small size
of the Footy class does encourage would-be designers to have a go and builders
to transform their ideas into working boats.
(see the full story here
December 29, 2006
Buffalo Model Boat Club Regatta
The Buffalo Model Boat Club (New York, USA) is holding a regatta April 22nd,
2007 in conjunction with the 1st ANNUAL NEW ZEALAND POSTAL CLASSIC. Visit their
December 25, 2006
A Merry Christmas and Some News
First, a very merry Christmas to you all. And as you take Granny’s New Year
Diary out of its wrapping, do the old girl a favour: put something in it.
The Footy Euro Grand Prix will be held in Bourneville (that’s in Birmingham for
those who don’t know) on 16th
July June 2007. If
we get super-marvellous entries, it
may even extend to the 17th.
We hope to get young skippers from Malta, Sweden, Belgium and the United States
– as well as the UK. Despite the emphasis on youth, the Euro Grand Prix is a
full blooded, all out event. Really serious guys are invited to come and get
I know that nobody ever does it (sighs heavily) but if people could give me an
indication of interest (not commitment) at this stage, I would be terribly
grateful and would digest my Christmas turkey better !!!!
Once again, Happy Christmas.
Footy Class Secretary
November 24, 2006
"1st Annual New Zealand Postal Classic" race announced.
Running April 1-30, 2007. click for details
October 27, 2006
October 10, 2006
Footy Class Association Charter
Organizational details about the Footy Class Association are now available on
the Footy Class Association Charter
Chris Dicks Award - design competition 2006 for 'Footy' boats
This year the MYA will again present the Chris Dicks Design Award to the
designer(s) of the best new UK Footy Class design submitted. Designs can be
presented in any way that shows the shape and general arrangement of the boat
and may include the detail of the design or building of the whole or parts.
Entries should be sent to the MYA technical secretary at 6 Little Tumners Court,
Godalming, Surrey GU7 2HF or e-mail
to arrive by midnight on Sunday 19th November 2006.
The Footy Class – summary rules are attached. Entries will be judged by
considering the hull, foils/bulb and rig/sails against each of the following
criteria: shape, innovation and ease of building.
The entries and winning design will be shown at the MYA AGM on Saturday 25th
Please direct any queries to the MYA technical secretary on 01483 421 801.
AMYA Footy Class web page up