FOOTY Class R/C Sailboat
Official Class Association of IFCA
May 16, 2011
Recent updates to this site
On the LINKS page we've added Andy Stone's blog about his youth
group's boatbuilding project. You'll also find some photos of the
results in the PHOTOS pages.
Also in the PHOTOS pages, Demura sends a photo of his Footy's launching
ceremony from Japan and another of a boat under construction. After the
earthquake he sent a peaceful scene of a boat and cherry blossoms.
You'll also find photos of Thorsten Hochstadt's ESP 1, and a boat from China.
In the RACING section you'll find the complete 2011 UK Calendar.
On the RULES page you'll find a link to Thorsten Hochstadt's Footy box plans,
with Peter Schueller's accompanying diagrams.
Thomas Grimm has volunteered to act as registrar for Belgium. Olivier de Tauzia
is transferring the job of the French registrar to Gilbert Pétin. Many thanks to
Olivier for his past work as registrar!
April 08, 2011
UK's Angus Richardson dies
Barry Philips sends this sad news:
It is with deep regret that I have to inform you that Angus Richardson has
passed away peacefully at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.
Angus died 04:30hrs on 6 April at Wrexham Maelor Hospital where he was being
treated for a urine infection. In the end it was Acute Kidney failure and Pneumonia.
The funeral is on for Friday next week 11:00am at Bangor crematorium and after a
pub named The Abbeyfield Hotel in Tal-y-Bont. LL57 3UR.
Angus was a major force in the development of both this website and UK Footy
scene. He will be sorely missed.
Read the complete obituary here.
January 11, 2011
In the Photos
section Andy Stone
has sent photos of
his Papaya 3 with a Bermudan rig and cabin. Kevin Gault
sent a photo of his
modified Kittiwake kit. We also have shot of Scott Wallis
' Razor 3 made up
In other updates, Thomas Grimm has contributed a nice article in German
We have two new country registrars: Thorsten Hochstadt for Spain, Fred
for Brazil. Fred also has a blog, the address is on the Links page.
Thanks to all these folks who've contributed to keeping the Footy class active!
February 23, 2010
Andy Trewin's slideshow
Andy Trewin (UK) has very kindly donated his slideshow to the website. He has
been using these slides to give presentations popularizing the Footy class at
various sailing clubs in the UK. It's now a permanent part of this website, just
click the Slideshow
tab at the top of this page!
October 02, 2009
Footy rule Ballot Aug-Sept 2009
The results from a recent poll of registered Footy skippers concerning rig
restrictions are in. According to this ballot:
- There is no restriction on how many sail rigs may be used
- There is no restriction on the 'B' rig dimensions
As in all model sailboat racing classes, the rules are a balance between
innovation and racing skill. In larger yacht classes a skipper with enough money
for multiple sail rigs could dominate skippers who couldn't afford so many, but
in the Footy class rigs are cheap. In addition, with a young class like the
Footy, we may have yet to discover the ideal rig, so encouraging innovation is a
July 25, 2009
Euro GP 2009 Results
The Footy Euro GP 2009 regatta was held Sat/Sun, 18-19 July at the Birkenhead
MYC in the UK. Of particular interest was the presence of a contingent from
Poland and the dominance of a boat called Moonshadow
. Read all about it
in the full Race Report
May 27, 2009
New Polish Footy design: "Opalek"
Pawel Dejnak sent me email about his new Footy design, the "Opalek". The plans
are published in the current issue of Mlody Technik
For a month you can see
them on-line at the magazine's website in the June 2009 issue
. The text
is in Polish, but it's chock-full of nice photos.
May 02, 2009
2009 Postal Classic announced
Brett McCormack (New Zealand) has announced the 2009 Postal Classic. In this
race skippers from around the world race for the best times around a standard
course. You can race any time in the month of July but be sure to email your
results to Brett by July 31st! For complete details, see the Racing tab which
has a link to his announcement.
March 17, 2009
Recent Footy rules ballot results
Thanks, AMYA Footy skippers, for your participation in the recent Footy rules
ballot. The results were 83 in favor of the change, with 2 against.
That means AMYA is back in sync with the international rules, and will remain in
sync unless we decide to have an exception.
The new rules take effect immediately. They can be found here on this website.
I'll get the AMYA Footy webpage updated to reflect the change as soon as possible.
Thanks to everyone for the great response and for your help.
January 25, 2009
New Rules published
The results of last year's voting have been incorporated into a new set of rules
for the Footy class. You can find them here