The RG-65 Class is a monohull development class of approximately 25 1/2 inches in overall length. The class is/has been quite active in South America, Spain, France, Germany and the U.K. and is just starting to see interest here in the US. There doesn’t seem to be much speed difference between balsa and carbon boats, and all up weight is around the 2 lb. mark – making for an easy to build/transport and lightweight boat.
A quick overview – it’s a mini-Marblehead, 25 1/2 inches long (approx.) monohull with a 43 inch mast and about 300 sq. inches of sail area. Keel bulb weight is about 1 lb. with overall sailing weight at around 2 lbs. Development – but with a few restrictions. Multiple rigs allowed, no canting keel. Boat plans range from a simple hard chine 4 panel hull, thru a 6 panel hard chine to a fully rounded hull strip built. Some are even basing their designs on the "Mini" Class and the Open 60 and 70’s. These sailboats are compact enough to transport in a small automobile. It is a new class to the USA recognized by the AMYA.