FOOTY Class R/C Sailboat
Official Class Association of IFCA
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
December 17, 2008
Voting results for proposed rule changes
Adopted by the International Committee as having been properly conducted.
(To see the seven page ballot, click here
||set of rigs
||change of sail area
||3 set of rigs
||3 set with limits
||2 rigs no 305 mm limit
November 14, 2008
Ballot for proposed rule changes
Registered Footy skippers should be getting email from their national registrars
concerning proposed changes to rules defining the Footy class. A
seven page PDF
file describes the
various proposals in detail. Skippers should reply to their registrar's email
with a simple text message with the ballot item numbers and a "yes"/"no" vote
beside each. Responses must be received by Dec. 7th, so if you don't hear from
your registrar soon, go ahead and email him with your votes anyway. The email
addresses of the registrars are on the Register
of this website.
October 11, 2008
2008 Chris Dicks Design Competition
The rules for the 2008 Chris Dicks Design Competition have been released.
to see their
announcement as a PDF file. Although primarily a UK event, the results are
always interesting and we usually get some pictures.