Some news of Youpi : the boat was officially appointed as official one-design sailboat of the frenche federation of naval model maing. There is now more than 80 Youpi wich navigate or under construction. The first regatta took place in the boat show of Paris, last month. You are always welcome on the blog to see new pictures :
Http: // voiliers-classiques-rc.voile-rc.net/
Good day !
Youpi N°49 : build from the kit by "Jo".
The same... Nice job !!!
Race in Paris boat show !
A Youpi in the "strong" wind...
A Youpi in the low wind...
ps : thank at all "youpi man" in France, Swisserland, Czech Republic, Portugal and USA for the pictures of the yacht !
C'est beau! :)
I just had Youpi #73 delivered :)
it`s a very nice Kit ! Complete too !
can`t wait to get started with it.
unfortunately i forgot to take pictures of the Kit content, which i will soon as i`m back home again tomorrow.
But the GF Hull arrives with a balsa False deck installed, The rudder tube and Rudder installed with teh Hardware to attach teh rudder push-pull rods, and Beams for mounting the Servos. Sails are pre-sewn, all the Spars and dowels pre lengthened and already have the eyelets and brass mounting capping hardware installed.
There is a quantity of Mahagony and pine strips for planking. looks all in all very complete to me
An other link: the Open Meeting of Cergy, where there are some pictures of Youpis.
Very beautiful classic sloop. I love the gaff rig and the gaff topsail, they remind me of some of the famous US photographer Rosenfeld's yacht photos.
Photo and caption, from pg 31 "A century under sail" by Rosenfeld, 2001, Mystic Seaport:
" Shamrock II and Columbia, 1901. Shamrock II on the left and Columbia are jockeying for position before the start of a race in the 1901 series. Judging from the way the crews are seated, each vessel has been on it's tack for some time. These big boats at the turn of the century had their close moments similar to today's 12 meters, though they occurred at a slower pace. On the wind, the old gaff riggers were a pattern of angles."
For mor information, i have make a smale translation in the end of the topic :
Technical characteristics of YOUPI :
Length of hull: 92 cms.
Width: 17 cms.
Depth: 17 cms.
Height total: 88 cms env.
Weight: 2,300 kg.
Ballast: 1.300 kg.
Buckle: 4 sails.
Contrôle : 2 channels.
The kit includes:
The hull in fiberglass, with sub-deck in balsa wood.
The slats of Oregon pine 3x3 mm to realize the deck.
Miscellaneous slats of mahogany to realize roof.
The already sewn cloth sails.
The metallic elements of the rigging in brass.
Masts, bome, etc.
The note in image.
It does not inclued: radio, glue, varnish...
The kit is practicable by a beginner. We can contact me at any time during the construction for an advice.
Of course you can send me a e.mail for more information or contact other "youpiman" in this website !
Here´s the pics finally... sorry i got sidetracked with helis for a bit.
Meatbomber, do you have any photos of your build? I'm interested in getting this kit for a quick winter project & would be interested in seeing more it along with your comments.
sorry mate ive been wanting to finish it in a long time but stalled out on the build just fter painting the hull prior to installing the deck due to heli flying feever.. i really need to get back at it..
Thanks. I completely understand & can related to your situation as I, too, have far too many unfinished projects on the bench caused by my penchant for new, shiny toys. :o
High Meatbomber , how much was the kit and do they ship to the US ? I live in los Angeles California . Any info would be good . Thanks Mike
I've been in contact with Dominique this week who advised the price for the kit for 325€ & 780€ for RTS ex-works. Bare hulls are also available for those who want to do more scratch building. I'm in China & was informed that another enthusiast in the neighborhood just had a kit arrive in Shanghai so he has no problem shipping worldwide. Send him an email at the address you'll find on the Youpi website already posted.
You'll find a lot more information on the following links but best to open in Google Chrome unless your French is better than mine.
Hull & Sail Plan:
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