The Victoria One Design is a simple, affordable, ARF sailboat manufactured by the Thunder Tiger Model Company, and distributed world wide. The kit’s low cost (about $150 for the kit, perhaps $400 – $500 nicely outfitted), ease of assembly, and good sailing characteristics make it a great first yacht, while remaining fun to sail and race for old hands as well. The emphasis of the Victoria is on SIMPLICITY and FUN, and to these ends check out the Victoria Resource Center for the latest building, tuning, and sailing tips, along with other interesting and useful information about the boat.

The boat itself is made of heavy duty PVC-type plastic, and is quite durable, capable of surviving virtually any mishap or collision. The kit also includes high quality aluminum spars, sails, and all necessary fittings. All you need to do is add a two-channel radio and you’re ready to sail. Construction is generally a weekend project. The ease of assembly also makes the Victoria a great “club” boat, as new skippers can buy a boat and join the racing with a minimum of trouble and expense.

Above – 2019 Victoria Championship Regatta in Arizona. 22 boats from around the country competed in this 2 day regatta