Birkenhead Radio Sailing and Power Club caters to all levels of ability from novice and club sailor to World Champions. We are a friendly club who regularly turn out 10+ IOM boats for a club race, where all abilities are on the water racing together.

International One Metres
RG65 Class racing at the Club

We sail two of the four International Classes, International One Metre and RG65’s, and also the popular entry level boats Dragonforce65 (DF65) and Dragonflite95 (DF95) on Wednesdays from 11am and 1:30pm respectively.

DragonForce65 at a recent open event
DragonFlite95 Club Racing

If you haven’t seen Radio Sailing in action before there are a good number of videos on Youtube for all of the classes raced at the club.  The governing body for the sport is the MYA, which is affiliated to the RYA and races use the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) along with amendments as listed in Appendix E.  The MYA Youtube channel can be found via this link.  There are also a series of excellent videos taken at a number of UK events for a variety of classes on the Model Yacht Racing UK Youtube channel.

Club races are regularly held on a Saturday for each of the classes (see Calendar) and Wednesday morning/afternoon (for the DF65 & DF95). We have a canteen open for tea and coffee and light refreshments. For start times see the Calendar page.  We also have an event system for racing on a Saturday which can be reached either via the Calendar or the links listed in “Upcoming Events”.  Although not a requirement to make an entry for any events, it is very helpful if you can as it gives the club and other members an indication of how many may be sailing on any specific day.

We always welcome visitors to our racing sessions and make a nominal charge of £2 to partcipate.  If you enjoy the experience and wish to race on a regular basis (more than 3 times per year) then we request that you take out a membership.

If you are interested in finding out more or having a go, please attend on a Wednesday or Saturday afternoon and you should be able to have a trial sail.  With prior arrangement, it may even be possible to find a spare boat and allow you to join in for the whole session.  If you are interested then please contact the Sailing Secretary in the first instance by clicking here.

To join the club follow this link or get in touch with us via our Contacts page.

The power section of the club meet on most Sunday mornings.