The RG-65 Class

RG65s at the 2017 Rio Grande Cup.
Paul Boucher Photo

Class Secretary
Ben Reeve
11776 Avenida Marcella
El Cajon, CA 92019
619 977-4188
Class Administrator
Richard Ball
2685 S. Dayton Way Apt. 368
Denver, CO 80231
303 750-4163


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Class Owner Association Directors
Richard Ball
2685 S. Dayton Way Apt. 368
Denver, CO 80231-6664
303 750-4163
Ernie Thorpe
1332 Seafarer St.
Ventura CA 93001-4252


The RG65 is an international development class with a 50 year history. The class rules limit only the length of the hull (65 cm/25.6 in), the height of the rig (110 cm/43.3 in) and the sail area (2250 square centimeters/348.8 sq in.). The class originated in Argentina as a free-sailing class and is one of the fastest growing radio sailing classes in the world.

Boats are light, quick, and responsive. A typical boat weighs 1 kilogram with a 500 gram bulb. Many designs can be found on the internet and kits and fittings are readily available. Boats can be easily transported in the smallest of cars and sailed in small, urban ponds as well as open water.

The Class is managed in the U.S. by a Class Owners Association which is accredited as the National Class Authority by the RG65 International Class Authority. The guiding principle of the Class Owners Association is "Friendly Competition in the Corinthian Spirit..