If you fancy some high speed racing – then this is the section for you!
If your new to the hobby I would strongly advise that you check before buying anything as we can offer free impartial advice on what is best suited. Contact the Section Secretary Russ Chilcott, details below.
The club runs race meetings for 3 very different classes;
This is a new class we introduced in 2019 mainly aimed at those who don’t want a boat that’s a little too fast! The boats must be the Model Slipway Club 500 built to their guidelines and construction only, we do allow for the use of lipo batteries but the original ethos is still the same – FUN racing!
These boats are only raced on 6 or 7 Wednesday afternoons through the summer months.
Here are the full Club 500 rules (updated Feb 2020) > Club 500 rules
Mini Mono RTR
Introduced in 2016 this class is limited to RTR (Ready to Run) “out of the box” boats with a maximum overall length of 450mm and cost of no more than £150. Don’t be fool by the small size and price – they are very quick! All you have to do is fit a safety loop (to disconnect the battery) and add a number plate (for lap counting) and your ready join in the racing. This is the most popular FE class in our club, the races are always very entertaining and enjoyable – especially if you get to the finish line!
We race this class at every FE Wednesday night and Sunday morning Winter Series rounds.
The Mini Mono RTR class rules are here > FE Mini Mono RTR rules updated May 2021
Unlike the Mini Mono RTR class this is not suited for the beginner as the boats must be “homemade” and specifically a 3-point hydroplane design which is 500mm or less in length. This class is really only suitable for those with plenty of experience in racing and building FE boats. They are very quick but also very tricky to drive!
We race these boats in our Sunday morning Winter Series and select Wednesday night series.
Here are the full Mini Hydro Class rules > SMBC Mini Hydro Class Rules
Additional rules covering duties, lap counting, scoring system and racing rules can be found here >
FE racing rules, duties, scoring system updated May 2021
The meeting dates for each class can be found on the Calendar page – see main menu.
To get a feel for the speed of these boats see the clubs group Facebook page and search “fast electric” or “Club 500” to see the videos of them in action or check out the clubs Youtube channel.
Please check before buying anything as we can offer free impartial advice on what is best suited for you.
For more info contact the Fast Electric Section Secretary Russ Chilcott; firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07721 511314