Nantucket’s newest “rainbow fleet.”   © Tom Darling

Our friend and longtime WindCheck contributor Tom Darling has released the third episode of his excellent Conversations with Classic Boats podcast. In “Model Classic Instant Classic,” Tom brings us something old and something brand new” with a look at “sailing gone small: the DragonFlite 95 radio controlled model yacht and the growing popularity of “radio-sailing.”

“Model boats have captivated serious sailors for centuries,” says Tom. “From the 1920s to today, model yachting in vintage wooden craft has become the fast growing field of radio-sailing with high-tech, carbon fiber-sparred performance miniature yachts. We capture the latest multi-colored DF-95 model yachts in the inaugural Nantucket Regatta.”

To listen to Episode 03, visit

Hosted by Tom, Conversations with Classic Boats is a podcast about classic boats and the stories behind them. “I think that all people with classic boats want to tell stories about them,” Tom continues. “What better way to help them than a podcast on the sailing treasures that are classic boats.”

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…and look for Tom’s article about the DragonFlite 95 in the October edition of WindCheck!