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14 June 2018

South Australian RC Laser State Titles, Mawson Lakes, 10th June 2018

sa laserThis year’s titles were our second ever titles and our first to be sailed at our home territory of Mawson Lakes. We again had a healthy clan of eight Victorian sailors, which when combined with some of our local fleet gave a total of eighteen boats. The briefing was held in very calm conditions, but the forecast was for a 10 knot northeaster and within about half an hour of the briefing the wind arrived. The six races sailed before lunch were all sailed with A rigs, although nose-diving became an increasing problem as the morning progressed. It also quickly emerged that Scott Fleming was a clear leader this year, as with the exception of one brilliant race by Jurgen Luther, Scott won four or five of the other races. Scott’s boat speed and his ability to pick wind shifts in the fluky conditions separated him from Scott Mitchell and the rest of the fleet.

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12 June 2018

Aussies at the Ten Rater & Marblehead World’s

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Aussies at the Ten Rater & Marblehead World’s

Germany was the host country for the 2018 Ten Rater & Marblehead World Championships held at Biblis from 24 May to 01 June.

Australia was represented by Kirwan Robb (VIC), Andrew Reid (VIC), David Turton (QLD) & David “Yoda” Thomas (VIC) in both classes with 53 competitors in the Ten Rater Class and 76 in the Marblehead.

Winds were predominantly light over the two championships which probably didn’t suit our team entirely but they still managed to pull of some great results.

In the Ten’s Andy kicked off the championship with some great top ten places and certainly had the potential for a top ten finish although struggled in the latter part of the championship finishing 14th overall. Kirwan also had a good start with a 6th & 4th in the first three races but ended up with a mixed bag finally finishing a creditable 10th overall. Our remaining Aussies, Turts & Yoda finished 23rd & 42nd respectively.

The M’s followed immediately after the Tens and it was Kirwan that opened his score card with a 2nd in the seeding race and with regular top ten finishes, ended up an astounding 4th overall with Andy 17th, Turts 37th and Yoda 52nd.

Overall our team should be proud of their performance, the time and effort to participate on the international stage is significant and on behalf of the ARYA I congratulate them all on their results and effort in representing Australia at the events.

Sean Wallis
President ARYA

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15 May 2018

ARYA Approves 2019 Nationals Venue

The ARYA has advised the QRYA that their request to change the venue for the 2019 Nationals, has been approved by a majority vote of members.

The new location is Regatta Waters Lake at Oxenford, also known as Coomera Lake.  The QRYA has formed an Event Management Committee to run the Nationals as there is no member club sailing at the selected location.  Equipment. including buoys, launching platforms and a boat have been generously offered by PRYC and individual sailors.  This means that the event is already fully equipped to operate at the new location.  The twin Towns club have offered to staff the 10 Rater event and we are receiving offers from other clubs for similar assistance, all to be formalised in the near future.  The QRYA will be seeking volunteers to fill remaining positions from member clubs.

The site is managed by the Southport Yacht Club (SYC) and leased from the Gold Coast City Council (GCCC) for the next 10 years.  As soon as we have formal event approval from the GCCC for the dates we require we will confirm the schedule in our original plan.

11 May 2018

WA IOM South West Championship - 6th May

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2018 Busso Bash

Eleven skippers made the trek down to Busselton on the weekend of May 5 and 6 to join five skippers from Busselton and one from Albany for a weekend of IOM racing.

The venue at Provence Estate had been landscaped and the lake filled since our last visit. Sailing took place at the wide end of the lake where the viewing was from a nicely elevated platform. Parking was a little way from the sailing area, but not too bad at all.

Saturday was a beautiful day, as the sun shone all day. There was a light to moderate, but quite even wind from the north-east. The wind blew from left to right and varied enough for it to be challenging. Everyone had their A rigs up all day.

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27 April 2018

NSW IOM GP Round 2 - 21/22nd April

2018 IOM Grand Prix
Lake Macquarie Radio Yacht Club 21/22 April

gp31Edwards Park on beautiful Lake Macquarie was the location for the 2018 International One Metre Grand Prix hosted by the Lake Macquarie Radio Yacht Club. The event was held on Saturday and Sunday comprising of some excellent sailing skills and tactics.
Arnold Grant, the PRO, set a very nice windward/leeward course with the top mark comprising a clearance bouy and the bottom mark being a gate allowing sailors to split strategies.

Weather for the Saturday event comprised of a healthy southerly breeze tending to south east as the day progressed. A rigs where the suit of choice as the trees and jetty offered some protection. One race was completed on the southern side of the jetty, but then moved to the northern side after a slight direction change in the breeze. There it stayed for the two days.
Sunday offered a slightly stronger breeze starting from the south and tending south east. A rigs were chosen by all but one.

Both days offered different sailing conditions even though the breeze was very similar in direction. Saturday, the trees on the point provided a wind shadow at the lee mark. Sunday offered a chance for those to take the water route to the top mark rather than the shore route. This proving successful by up to a four to five boat lengths for the punters.

One fleet of 14 entrants constituted the field and a total of 34 races were completed over the two days.

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23 April 2018

South Australian IOM State Championships 2018

Hart’s Mill Port Adelaide Hosted by ARCYRC Inc.

Day One Saturday 14th April 2018

After almost three months of summer with little to no rain the season changes with a forecast of 30 knots and rain greeting the 21 entrants, a terrific response with nine interstate competitors. The fleet was high quality with a good sample of past top 5 National competitors.

Number 3 rigs were the order with no one changing from their initial assessment. No significant trouble with gear however Norman Wallis had to retire with hull “fatigue”, his boat not himself.

Scott Mitchell sailed consistently and held a good lead with Ross Bennett and Sean Wallis holding the minor placings.

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19 April 2018

2018 European IOM Championship

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28 March 2018

S/QLD IOM Championship - 24/25th March

The South Queensland IOM Championships attracted 28 nominations to the Newport venue. The fleet was so strong that it looked like a continuation of the last Nationals with sailors from New South Wales and Western Australia continuing to battle it out with the locals.

At the end of the first day Paul Jones had established a clear lead with Sean Wallis the closest competitor. This pattern remained for day two with Jones ending with less than half of the points of the Wallis who remained in second place. It was sheer consistency that has seen Jones take out this event and the Australian Championships earlier this year in Hobart.  One of Jones's dropped races was a 3rd place.

The last race of the event was sailed in absolute drifting conditions and although luck can play a bigger part at those times, Jones won it decisively to cap off the event for him.

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27 March 2018

WA IOM Great Southern Championship - 24/25th March

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2018 Great Southern Championship and Albany Cup.

On a grey, overcast weekend in March, eleven skippers from Perth made the trip down Albany Hwy to visit our friends in Albany. Three skippers joined the fleet, whilst a few others volunteered their time to officiate.

Most drove down on Friday, stopping off at various country bakeries to sample the various pies and pastries on offer in the little country towns along the way. It was important to get a handle on where the best places to dine are, as we have planned for the Western Australian State Championships to be held in Albany in December and we need to be prepared!

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19 March 2018

SA 2018 Toad Cup - 11th March

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2018 Toad Cup

SA Marblehead Ranking event 11 March 2018

A warm sunny day greeted a small but keen fleet of skippers for the first SA RM Ranking event of 2018. The forecast was for a building southerly which suited the Pat course pretty well. Skippers were undecided on A or B rigs first up with most choosing B to best suit the early gusting breeze. Some changes were made after race 1 with most happy on B rigs.

Scott had a great start to the day with Paul close on his heels and Ben keeping them honest pinching a couple of wins. As Paul improved the Indie’s performance as the day went on the overall results of the day narrowed to be neck and neck as racing progressed. Late in the day, the regatta lead was changing after each race and the battle for 3rd (Tim Arland) & 4th (Ben Morris) was also tight and changing regularly.

Towards the end there were only 4 of the original 9 starters left with fatigue setting in and some boats having minor failures. This made it harder for those needing to get a break over a competitor. In the end it was Paul (23 points) narrowly winning from Scott (26 points), both sailing home built Brad Gibson designed Indie, then a gap back to Tim Arland (47 points) and Ben Morris (50 points) both sailing Red Ant F3’s.

It was good to see some new faces with John from Paris Creek at his first RM event and Alan Bessell arriving late but showing some glimpses of the speed of the Starkers when the breeze was solid.

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28 February 2018

2018 Australian Nationals Championship

Congratulations to all our 2018 National Class Champions. All results, photos, videos & news from this years Australian Nationals can be viewed by clicking on the above banner.

31 January 2018

Brisbane Challenge - 2018

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BRYC was happy to conduct the event over 27th/28th January..at our Eagleby Facilities. We had 33 entries form as far as NSW and Sunshine Coast...along with our local clubs..

thanks goes to Lindsay Patterson (Hervey Bay ) for being the PRO (one of the graduates from last year QRYA training coarse)  ably assisted by Ian Ashe..we would like to than all officials especially the scores who had results published very promptly (David Black / Anne Walker and Marylyn Russell) also all competitors for the way they conducted themselves..

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29 January 2018

SA Whitrod Memorial IOM 2018

Whitrod Memorial IOM 2018

Sailed at the Patawolonga on Sunday 21st January 2018

Hosted by Adelaide Radio Control Yacht Racing Club

A good fleet of 14 yachts had excellent sailing conditions with SSW winds all day.  Wind strength varied from about 12 knots to 15 knots with some stronger gusts.  Most yachts started on 'A' rigs and changed to 'B' with just a couple hanging on all day to the larger rig.  The breeze did fade at for the last two or three races.

Scott Mitchell dominated the day but was being pushed by Brett Osborn and Paul Littledyke (before he had winch issues).  Most yachts showed speed at times but it comes down to consistency.

The event ran smoothly thanks to Len and a couple of helpers and again showed The Pat as an excellent venue in the SW winds with the course close to the skippers sailing from an elevated position.

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04 December 2017

WA IOM Championship - 25/26th November 2017

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The 2018 WA  IOM Championship was held over two days with greatly  varying conditions which  tested  both the sailors and race officer Warren Rock assisted by Bob Paton.

The first day started in A rig moderate conditions in lumpy seas on the Swan river. 

Starting well proved difficult for both of the fleets in the 17 boat field due to the waves and close proximity of the shoreline. Experience sailors found themselves sometime in an OCS or stalled on the line at the last moment sting themselves up for a long chase to the front runners.

It became apparent after some top sailors found themselves in trouble at first windward mark with  boats washed sideways putting themselves into contact or falling short.  Mark rounding judgement was being tested and many fell short.

After several races the south west wind increased into B rig conditions with all boats changing rigs. Exciting sailing at the top of B rig kept everyone on their tippy tows with Sean Wallis with his V10 showing his speed and good tactics and Glenn Dawson taking some wins and consistently in the first three places.   After a slow start Ross Bennet was able to get into the small numbers but cheated himself out of a certain first place when leading at the final race of the day being passed on a wave at the penultimate moment by the good captain sailing the V8 when in Ross’s own words he ‘ wrongly ‘waggled instead of wiggled’ trying to stay on the plane.  

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04 December 2017

Kawana IOM Open - 2nd December

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Saturday the second of December saw the skies finally part with the rain abating providing a near perfect Queensland day for the regatta. Winds were very tricky from essentially the north providing a significant challenge for the RO in setting the courses as well as the eighteen sailors. Winds from this direction tend to be very fluky with fluctuating lifts and knocks making sailing a combination of skill and luck. This was an umpired regatta which provided excellent racing and great sportsmanship despite having so many on the start line for the one day one fleet event. Attrition was quite high with only eleven boats starting in the final race.

Greg Torpy was the man to beat with a wide variety of sailors challenging him throughout the day. Notably Doug Allen being the main sailor taking it to him regularly before gear failure saw him retire. Greg took the regatta out by a significant margin followed by Glen Fitzgerald and Frank Russell. Well done lads!...More here

 

20 November 2017

NSW IOM Championship - 18/19th November

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Edwards Park on beautiful Lake Macquarie was the location for the 2017 International One Metre State Championship hosted by the Lake Macquarie Radio Yacht Club. The event was held on Saturday and Sunday contested by some of the best model yacht sailors on the Australian east coast.

Weather for the Saturday event ranged from gusty North Easter with a healthy one foot swell with the occasional white cap. The occasional shower kept the event interesting though the forecast rainfall of up to 10mm fortunately didn’t eventuate. Mostly B rigs were sails of choice though occasional C rig was used.

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