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11 November 2018

WA IOM Metropolitan Championships - 4th November

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RSAWA – IOM Metropolitan Championships 2018

Champion Lakes Radio Sailors hold the Western Australian  each year at the Champion Lakes Regatta Center. This year’s event attracted 13 skippers on a fine and sunny Sunday.

Race Officer Moby Stuart, ably assisted by Evie the dog, ran the day keeping us skippers on our feet. Ray Forsyth and Andree Bennett kept score for us, and we thank Moby, Ray and Andree greatly.

Unfortunately, there was a bit of weed in the lake in the morning. Most skippers managed to pick up varying amounts. It was unfortunate, but as the day wore on, less and less weed seemed to be in the water. Maybe it was just because we were picking it up and removing it?

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30 October 2018

QLD IOM Championship - 27/28 October

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A fleet of 30 competitors started the event on Saturday 27th October 2018 in what were perfect mid A-rig conditions.  The forecast of light to moderate easterly conditions was spot on. The small variation in direction of the breeze was easily catered for by the Principle Race Officer (PRO) Ian Ashe selecting from the range of buoys set at the top of the course.  Lunch was taken at 12:30 p.m. and catered for by the Southport Yacht Club Cafe..More here

30 October 2018

WA 10R Championships - 27th October

30oct

2018 Western Australian Ten Rater Championships.
Saturday 27 October 2018

Austin Lakes was the venue for the 2018 Western Australian Ten Rater Championships. The lake is still the best radio sailing venue we have in WA and it turned on a beauty today. The sun was shining, the wind blowing, the water level was high and it was crystal clear…. all was well in the world.

Fortunately (some might say otherwise), the trees that were planted a couple of years ago are struggling! They have not grown at all well, and are not looking all that healthy. Whether this is a good thing or not depends on your perspective. When we first saw all these trees being planted, predictions of the doom of Austin Lakes as a radio sailing venue abounded. At the moment, we are planning to visit the lake more frequently, as it provides a wonderful place to race.

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27 October 2018

2018 New Zealand IOM Championship

Six Aussie’s made the trip across ‘the ditch’ to Wattle Farm, Auckland, New Zealand for the 2018 NZL IOM Championship and based on previous advice the intrepid Aussie’s were expecting an awesome venue with quality breezes and great sailing. Come to Wattle Farm they said, it will be great they said! All encouraging news given in the past we sailed on a duck pond, a weed infested lake with no breeze and a piddly lake in chilly and wet Christchurch – surely they had to get it right this time!

In the days before the event the dreaded email came through advising that the host club was being challenged by a weed infestation but every effort was being made with tons of the stuff being hauled from the main lake on a daily basis and by the time we had a practice sail on the Thursday it would have appeared that their efforts were paying off however, by Friday the battle had been lost and the decision was to sail on the secondary lake (how lucky to have two of them).

1The forecast weather conditions were favorable, temperatures around 20C, sunshine and light winds for the duration, at least the shorts and t-shirts got a chance to get out instead of the wet weather gear.

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25 October 2018

VIC DF95 State Championship - October 20/21st.

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The inaugural Victorian State Championship for the DF95 Class was hosted by the Patterson Lakes RMYC at the National Water Sports Centre, Carrum. There were seventeen entries with Paul Martin representing NSW, Jurgen Luther from South Australia, and to make the event international, Japan was represented by Shuzo Miyazaki.

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24 October 2018

NSW 'A' Class State Championship - 13/14th October

‘A’ Class NSW State Titles

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Koonawarra Bay Sailing Club 13th and 14th October 2018

Saturday’s weather forecast was for 15+ knot winds and occasional showers, neither of which occurred. With sailing due to commence at 10 AM, the 9 skippers arrived and patiently waited (and waited) for the breeze to pickup and settle so that racing could commence. With the lack of wind it was decided to have an early lunch and hope that some sailing could be conducted after the break. The breeze settled in from the east at 5-6 knots which allowed 17 races to be conducted in the afternoon. Hot competition led to several changes in the placings in the top half of the fleet.

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22 October 2018

WA DF65 State Championship - 23rd September 2018

1The inaugural Western Australian DF 65 state championships were held at South Perth over the weekend with 11 skippers all up, with sailors coming from Perth, Albany and from NSW.

As we were setting up the breeze was trying to get going, but eventually, PRO Glenn Dawson had to set up a zigzag course on the lake to cater for the light WNW breeze that came across the lake. Not the best direction, but we got underway and drifted around for the first race of the day. Race one honors went to Adam Viney, Paul Martin (NSW) and Ron Viney.

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04 October 2018

RC Laser Nationals - 29/1st October

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The 10th Australian RC Laser National Titles were sailed at Mawson Lakes, South Australia from Friday 28th September to Monday 1st October 2018. The titles were sailed in good weather with moderate to light breezes and the conduct of sailors was excellent. It was great to have two New Zealanders competing in an Australian national title – Graham Watson and Linton Little.

The first day started with a light and variable south-westerly, and the seeding races were all sailed on A rigs and were won by Scott Mitchell, Roman Wenger and Graham Watson. By the end of the next set of heats, most sailors were down to B rigs and Scott Fleming after advancing from B division to A division showed everyone a clean set of heels. Scott together with Scott Mitchell continued to dominate for the rest of the day as the wind steadily increased to 15 knots.

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01 October 2018

SA RM State Championships - 22/23rd October

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Winners are grinners; SA Marblehead 2018 State Championship
L to R Brett Osborne, Scott Condie and Ray Joyce
 

Wow; what a great weekend of Marblehead competition; best fleet size in the Country for many years for the Marblehead’s.

Twenty five entries with only one non-starter. Due to the number of competitors the Heat Management System was used which was a new experience to some who had never sailed in an event with so many competitors.

Hart’s Mill was the scheduled venue which provides a great vantage point for competitors and is the venue that has been used in Adelaide to conduct major events and the 2016 Nationals. Dry launching from a large pontoon which is accessed by a long gently sloping ramp makes for easy launching and retrieval.

Day one saw racing commence at near the scheduled starting time after registration and Measurement Certificates were sighted and the breeze settled so that a course could be set. Race Officer “Johno” Johnson kept the racing organised and smoothly organised throughout the day. Lunch was provided; great Hamburgers and steak sandwiches, a cut above Subway fare.

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17 September 2018

WA Metro 10R Championships - 8th September

Close Finish at WA Ten Rater Metro's
 
A small but highly competitive fleet gathered for the WA 10R Metro Championship for a fantastic day of sailing (albeit a little chilly) at Maylands Yacht Club on the 16th September.

By start time the early sea breeze started to fill in and the fleet with their A rigs headed out and before long RO Captain Blackwire got the start sequence in motion.

Rosco Bennett drew first blood winning the first race of the day and after three races with two bullets in the bag it was looking as though Rosco might have the goods to go on with it.


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Roger Paul's Diamond AUS86

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11 September 2018

SA RM Bournville Trophy - 9th September

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Sunday the 9th September was the scheduled day for competition for the Bournville Trophy.

The day was forecast as 20 degrees with winds falling from 15 k in the morning to 5 k at sunset. A great day for sailing at Harts Mill, Port Adelaide. The change of venue was sanctioned as the original venue became unsuitable due to the weed problem.

The RO Johno Johnson commenced racing at the scheduled time and concluded at 15:30. A rigs were the order of the day. An incident free days racing ensued.

Racing was conducted in a good natured way thanks to the cooperation of all skippers. There was no aggressive or loud comments made between competitors which made the day all the more enjoyable.

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11 September 2018

SA 2018 10R State Title - 8th September

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After a grey winter in Adelaide, the skippers and race officials enjoyed a pleasant spring day for the SA 2018 10R State Title. Brilliant sunshine and a moderate NW breeze persisted all day at Tiranna Way, West Lakes.

This event was brought forward to coincide with the Bournville Trophy, a one-day ranking event for RM skippers, to entice more interstate skippers to come to Adelaide for a full weekend of sailing. It worked: there were 4 interstate yachts and 9 local yachts on the line at the start of the first heat.

Throughout the day there were minor changes in wind strength and direction. Most skippers kept using their A rigs, although a few changed down to B rigs for some afternoon heats. Two early withdrawals and minor damage to other yachts from time to time meant there were between 9 and 11 starters in most heats.

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30 August 2018

NSW 10 Rater Interclub - 25/26th August

10 Rater Interclub

Lake Macquarie Radio Yacht Club 25/26th August, 2018

Edwards Park on beautiful Lake Macquarie was the location for the 2018 Interclub for 10 Rater yachts hosted by the Lake Macquarie Radio Yacht Club. The event was held on Saturday and Sunday, Scratch on Saturday, and Handicap on Sunday.

Arnold Grant, the PRO, set a predominantly windward/leeward course with the top mark comprising a clearance buoy and the bottom mark being a gate allowing sailors to split strategies.

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21 August 2018

NSW RC Laser State Championships - 19th August 2018

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Well Guys, how should I describe it? How about hard; harsh; difficult? They are the more pleasant words I could use to describe the conditions. It was a day where you just had to hang in there.

 The day for the NSW State RC Laser Championships started out at Dobroyd Aquatic Club feeling fairly benign. There was a cold westerly wind blowing, so an up and down course in front of the deck was set up with a clearance mark set at the windward mark together with and indicator mark to give some size to the zone around the mark. There were a couple of B sails, but a majority of C sails were set for the first race; and then things started going downhill from there. Significant wind shifts occurred through the day; particularly “effective” in the last seconds of the countdown to some of the starts.

A quick decent with everyone on to D sails; and it just got worse from there. The problem was not so much the strength of the wind, but the depth of the lulls between the darkies going through. You would fall into a hole and be essentially stationary with the D sail providing very little assistance in keeping the boat moving. A few C sails re-appeared later in the day more in hope than with logic.

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27 July 2018

WA IOM Perth Classic - 22th July

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2018 IOM Perth Classic

Despite the forecast of winds in excess of 100 kph a fleet of 10 IOM’s sailed for the Perth Radio Sailing Club’s 2018 Perth Classic event which was held at the default venue waters at Champion Lakes in lieu of the club’s Jackadder Lake home waters which were unsuitable at the time. It was looking like being a V10 shootout with Seven V10’s lining up for the prizes.

The event commenced with all boats on B rig with close to C rig conditions at times. The impending arrival of rain and squally weather did not affect the enthusiasm of the sailors as boats lined up for a start of the first race which showed that Glenn Dawson was going to be a force to reckon with his first up win followed by Rosco Bennett with the new V10 (yes, it is also light blue) and Pres. Sean Wallis having to retire due to a gear failure.

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