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Mini 12 Metre Class

The Mini 12 is the latest class of R/C yacht to be added to the C R Y A class registry.

The hulls are manufactured by Mr. Frank Scott of Newington, Ontario.  Frank is a professional big boat builder and has had a long time interest in model sailboats.  At this time the Mini 12 has a growing fleet in the eastern part of Ontario. With a length of 45 inches and a weight of about 15 pounds the Mini 12 has  proven itself adept at conquering weeds which are a problem at a number of sailing sites.

Photo by Jim Horne

Mini 12 sail 02 in its standard configuration.  Sail 18 demonstrates the versatility of the design in this schooner rig.

 

Mini 12 Metre Canadian Class Secretary  

Requests for more information on the class in general or on class activities in Canada may be directed to the class secretary Bernie Reid

 

 

Mini 12 Class Rules

 

1. CONCEPT

Restrictions listed are intended to maintain a one-design class; a fiberglass hull from master molds.

2 STANDARD

Mini 12 boats must be built to these rules and drawings.

3.DECK AND HATCHES

Deck and hatches made of wood or ABS plastic 9" maximum.

4. BALLAST

Ballast shall consist of lead shot No.9 or 10, 11 lbs. to 11.5 lbs bonded in the keel.  Minimum total sailing weight 16 pounds.

5. RUDDER

Rudder shall conform to the drawing made of plywood and brass bar.

6. SPARS

Mast and booms shall be made of wood.. No aluminum, carbon fiber, Kevlar. or hollow wooden shall be allowed. Slotted wooden masts are allowed. Jib boom shall not extend beyond the bow.

7. RIGGING

The use of commercially available or home made fittings, goosenecks, screw eyes, Fairleads, bowsies, etc. and woven or braided wire for shrouds shall be permitted.

8. MAST RIGGING

Multiple diamond rigging shall not be allowed.

9. MAST CRANE - BACKSTAY FITTING

The crane on top of mast shall be no more than 3.5" long. The backstay fitting must not go beyond transom.

10.MAINSAIL HEIGHT

The maximum height of the mainsail from the deck shall not exceed 51 3/8".

11. JIB STAY ATTACHMENT

The height from deck to jib stay attachment on the mast shall not exceed 44 7/8", including the jack screw, if used.

12. DECK LAYOUT

All positions of deck fittings must conform to the control drawing.

13. SAILS

Sails are cut to match the sail control drawing. Paneled sails are not allowed.

14. SAIL MATERIAL

Sail material to be Dacron, nylon, or Mylar only.

15. BATTENS

Mainsail: No more than 3 battens positioned in such a way that the leach is divided into 4 equal parts. Maximum batten lengths: top -5", middle -6", bottom 4".
Jib Sail: NO more than 2 battens positioned in such away that the leach is divided into 3 equal parts.  Maximum batten lengths: top 4", bottom 2.5"

16 SAIL REINFORCEMENT

The sails may be reinforced by addition of woven cloth or tape material within 2 inches of head, tack, and clew corners. and within 1/4" of the leech edge. 

17. SAIL NUMBERS AND CLASS LOGO

Sail numbers  are shown on the control drawing. The sail numbers are inside the hull on the starboard side.

18. RADIO

A maximum of two channels shall be allowed. One channel used for sail control and one channel shall be used for rudder control The use of a backstay tensioner, and extra jib trimmer, jib twitchers, etc. is prohibited

19. WIND INDICATORS

The use of a wind indicator or flag on top of the mast shall be permitted.

20. SHEET LEAD

Sheet leads are the maximum of 1/2" off the top of the deck.

 

 

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Last modified: November 24, 2005