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In Australia, to the best of my knowledge, there has never been a single boat that could be used as an introduction to the hobby of radio yachting yet still have the capabilities to provide the adrenalin rush that comes from deadly serious competitive racing, down the track, as one's skills grow. And even better, for that same boat to be a part of an international community.

Seems to me, that with at least two well known and respected suppliers of radio yachting supplies in Australia, Radio Yacht Supplies Australia, and Float a Boat, there is finally a boat available that might just be able to do that.

That boat's name is, the    MICRO MAGIC.

I have certainly well and truly been aware of this yacht after reading some international radio yachting magazines, but must admit I dismissed it as something the Euro's, with their funny ways, did. After all, it's only a tiny little boat. Just 530mm long.

However from what I had read, and continued reading, over and over again, there were many, very many, deadly serious competitive sailors of this boat around the world.

My ears pricked up, my heart started pounding. Never before had I been aware of a boat that was suitable for a beginner to learn the art of sailing  with, and then, when skills had increased, to be able to sail that same boat in intensly competitive international competition, whilst at the same time, just enjoying the sport.

My interest was aroused. With regard to radio yachting I have two main interests that drive me. One is my passion for the 12 Metre yachts, and the other is to promote interest and growth in this sport, irrespective of which or what boat the newbie may want to sail. After all, I figure, after you get someone hooked on this sport, they are going to finally, maybe after many many years, going to end up with a 12-metre.

So, to pander to my aroused interest in this tiny little boat, I bought one. I had to know what made this yacht so attractive to people, which as at today's count, was represented I believe in some 14 countries around the world.

Well, my little boat arrived, and I have started building it. But I had questions. And I posted them on the Australian forum. Most of the questions I asked had already been addressed on international forums', but that did not stop enthusiastic people posting and providing special photo's and comments to help me.

My experience so far with the Micro Magic has been a stimulating breath of fresh air, and my connection to this international community, has been unbelievably positive.

If anyone else has comments please don't hesitate to post here, or if they are specifically Micro Magic related, please visit the Australian forum via the Radio Yacht Supplies Australia website.

So what was this boat's name again?weirdface

PS: Late News: According to Float a Boat's October 2007 newsletter, the Victorian Radio Yacht Association (VRYA) is considering adopting the Micro Magic as an introductory class.

Whether this will come to be, I have absolutely no idea. But this boat seems to be worthy of consideration irrespective of which way the VRYA go.

-- Edited by Maverick at 23:14, 2007-10-27

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