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The Best Radio Controlled Yacht in the World

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The Electron is a one design radio controlled model yacht designed and built by the late Des Townson.

The polularity of the model has been enormous with fleets racing in countries around the world. Over 1000 Electrons were personally built by Des before his death in 2008

The Electron Owners Association was formed to ensure the continuation of the class and to maintain the one design ideals.

The EOA aims to foster competitive and fun racing of Electron yachts and intends to hold regular national and international Electron racing events.

2015 Electron Worlds CANCELLED


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The Electron is one of the most authentic sailing models available and will handle a wide range of wind strengths. They are suitable for experienced or amateur sailors.

Whether you are an existing Electron owner or interested in purchasing
an Electron, you will find useful information to help you
get the most out of your Electron R/C yacht.

The Electron was created by one of New Zealand's most respected yacht designers, Des Townson, and has generated a loyal following of owners who enjoy the thrill of competing in a one design class where
skill and experience rather than the cost of equipment matters.

Electrons are owned and sailed by many leading sailors who
appreciate the fine sailing qualities of these models.

Please explore our website to find out how to buy an Electron,
where and when your local Electron sailors meet
or to find out about maintaining or repairing your Electron.

2015 Onepoto Regatta - Click for Results

Onepoto wins the Lady of the Lake

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NEW Electrons


available now

Built from the original moulds and with the same construction methods as used by Des Townson to build his models
The new Electron is identical in construction
method, quality and
sailing performance

The new Electron
has been approved for
sailing in all Electron Open regattas.

Your own Clubs ELECTRON Shirt

Superbly printed Electron Shirts with your club name on the sleeve

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