( The Skiff )
ISAF One Metre Class )
The Reflex is built by John
Gibson, a man of many talents!
Contact him with your orders or for
REFLEX is a high performance radio race yacht to the ISAF One
Metre Class. For those who are unfamiliar with the sport, Radio Yacht
Racing is a very serious, extremely competitive, but very friendly
sport. Radio Race Yachts are not models of larger manned yachts. They
are quite simply very small, unmanned racing yachts. They are at the
leading edge of all Yacht Design.
Radio Yacht Racing is administered by The Model Yachting Association(
MYA ), which is recognised by the Radio Sailing Division of ISAF.
There are about fifty clubs actively sailing in the UK.
A very full schedule of Club, District, Open, National, and
International events is available throughout the season ( including Open
Winter Series in several Districts). All racing is run under the
standard ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS ) as amended by the Rules for
Radio Sailing ( which you'll find in the RRS rulebook ).
One metres are the most popular class of Radio Race Yachts. For more
information on Radio Race Yachts in general, either ring me on the no.
above, or contact ( for Club list, fixture list etc. ):
The MYA Info. Officer - Mike Hounsell on 01275 858528
REFLEX is a high performance Skiff and is a new design, but has
already shown great potential and is now being sailed by some very good
radio Sailors. It is the
result of two years intensive research, design and design development.
It is moulded to a very high specification in Glassfibre ( One Metre
rules preclude the use of carbon etc. in the hull ), with a removeable
Carbon/Epoxy fin and rudder. It uses standard two channel Radio Gear,
rechargeable batteries and has three completely independant rigs of
different sizes for different weather conditions. It will also be
available built in Vacuum formed high impact material, in early 1999.
For now, only glassfibre versions are available.
REFLEX can be supplied in any of the stages shown below on
the price list, but if you have no experience of Radio Race Yachts, you
may find it quite difficult to put the rigs together and fit the radio
gear satisfactorily. We therefore recommend a fully completed boat for
newcomers to the sport, and the price for a 'Ready To Sail' REFLEX is as
reasonable as we can make it, without sacrificing its performance or
quality ( You can pay much more than this for other competitive One Metres,
and a new singlehander dinghy would cost around £ 3000 ! ) REFLEX
is easy to sail, and starting to race is also surprisingly easy if you
already sail bigger boats or dinghies. One of the nice aspects of this
sport is the friendly and helpful nature of fellow competitors. There is
almost certainly a local club within easy reach of most people.
A fully completed boat package comprises of :
Boat with all radio installed
Rig Bag with 3 'Drop in' Rigs
Transmitter ( + Spare battery pack for boat )
From boot of car to sailing takes only about two minutes -
slide the fin in, tighten the fin nut on deck, drop in a pre-adjusted,
pre-trimmed rig, turn on transmitter and boat and you're there, ready to
Boat complete to deck level ( inc Fin and
|3 Rig Kits + Rig Bag
|Radio Gear ( inc. rechargeable Batteries and charger
completed ( Ready to race )