Go home at the end of the day with your craft intact
Reasonable Entry Cost and little maintance.
Enjoy the great outdoors - fresh air and some vitamin D
Easy to transport and store in a bedroom or garage
No fancy raidios are required - a simple 2 channel will do the job
Ideal medium to learn and pratice “Starting” manouvers as races are typically of short duration, so many races are completed in a days racing. This give you many oppotunities to experiment.
Ideal medium to learn and pratice the “Yacht Racing Rules” learn quickly from your mistakes.
Come to understand sail trimming on a small scale - The same principles as big boat sailing apply - quickly change the settings for the next race and see different results, until you get it
With the IOM class you can really be creative and design your own craft and build it as a “one off” or take a mould of the plug so others can enjoy your ideas. Because the craft are small the costs to change things and experiment is not prohibitative
Fiddle around in your Garage or workshop and make your own fittings if you are so inclined
Take a bold learning curve and even make your own sails. Club members will guide you on the finer points and where to sourse materials that work and steer you clear of wasting your precious time and money.
Take the sport as seriously as you like - there is room for all, both young and old
Moddlers workshop with allot happening at once
Progression of hull design plugs where the shape has been modified
And tested - trying to
Find that elusive
A Fibreglass deck plug that is easy
to Modify to suit different hull shapes
The laying up of a new hull design
Prior to making a fibreglass mould
Meet new friends - Model yachtsmen and women from all walks of life who love sailing - tactics and competing