Dragon Force 65 – The story so far

The affordable & available ARTS (almost ready to sail) radio controlled racing yacht


The team behind the Dragon Force 65 – Mark Dicks, Mike Weston &  John Tushingham

This project has been nearly two years in the making – from an initial contact between Mike Weston at RC Yachts and Ripmax to develop a radio controlled racing yacht that is readily available at an affordable price. Working with the manufacturer Joysway and also bringing on-board Mark Dicks as designer and John Tushingham (Graphite) with his technical expertise we decided to base the new yacht on the RG65 class. We received the prototypes in early 2013 & worked with Joysway to make some minor improvements. The first two production yachts were received in April & tested at the RG65 open race in Keighley on the 21st April. The first main stock of DF’s were received in May & should be now be available with most Ripmax retailers. Spares & accessories will be available from specialist outlets that will be listed on this website.

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As well as rating as an RG65 the Dragon Force 65 can also be raced within its own strict one design rules with three measured rigs/sails. The yacht will be a commercially available RG65 class racing yacht, sold complete with a 2.4Ghz radio set & will come fully constructed, all you have to do is attach the sails and you’re ready to sail. All this at a suggested UK retail price of £164.99!! – The yacht is now ready available in the UK

What you get!!


You get the complete yacht ready to sail including a 2.4ghz radio set – there is a small amount of construction on the rig & sails that take approximately an hour – just fit the fin, ballast & rudder, install the batteries (8 AA not supplied) switch on & you are ready to sail!  (even the hex keys & yacht stand are supplied)

SAIL NUMBERS – please email – registrar@rg65.org.uk