The Footy is...|
... a very small radio-control sailboat whose length is a mere 12 inches (30.5 cm). The hull can be made from a fiberglass mold or simply with thin sheets of plywood fitted together. Two servos are used, one to control the sail and one for the rudder. Some plans are availble for sale, some for free. Links may be found on the Plans page.
To keep competition keen, the Footy designers have proposed a set of rules to keep all the boats similar to a certain degree. Visit the Rules page for details.
There is an active and growing community of Footy sailors in New Zealand, the U.K., Germany and the USA. In the USA it is now an official AMYA class. Read the IFCA Charter here.
We hope that this website will help focus these efforts both in the USA and abroad. Please contact the webmaster (see below) if you have any material you'd like to contribute to the site!
Our Portugal Footy register has moved away and has left a vacancy. Any volunteers in Portugal to take on the job? For France, Christophe Klein takes over from Gilbert Pétin for boat registrations. Many thanks to Antonio and Gilbert for your good work.
The IFCA Executive Committee has sent us a revised IFCA Charter. You'll find a link at the bottom of the REGISTER page. This charter is mostly concerned with rules governing the administration of the association, not the rules for boat design.
Peter Shephard sends us a link to his new Footy Website in the UK. You'll find it on the LINKS page.
Pawel Dejnak sends along links to a Polish website, with temporary pages for Czech and Slovenia skippers. Pawel also provided me with a great many photos. I have put his group photo of skippers to the Euro GP 2010 on the homepage, and added three photos from the 2012 Polish Footy championships to the PHOTOS page. I'm saving the rest of his photos for later.
On the PHOTOS page you will also find Mike Bayard's "3-Footy", Rodney Horsfal's boat, Jim Knorr's boat, Dieter Schmitz's three Swiss Footys and lastly Thomas Grimm's Orca. Thomas is measuring his boat's receiver battery with a fancy HiTech iView gadget. Neat.
Last updated July 20, 2012