Results

17 September 2016

QLD A Class Championship - 10th September

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Six A Class yachts lined up for the first race, the winds were blowing steady from the North West for most of the day.

Peter Morris again set the pace from the beginning a d it was up to the remainder of the fleet to sort out the minor places.

Peter Morris won the trophy on 14 points while John Heard came in second on 29 points and Jason Nasmith came in third on 37 points.

The course was set as a traditional triangle with a windward return.

There were seventeen races conducted during the day with 3 drops allowed.

It was great to see such great comradery between competitors.

Bob Worton

PRRYC (Inc.)

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15 September 2016

VIC RC Laser State Titles - 3rd September 2016

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A great day was had, with good competition and a very well mannered fleet. Started on B and then A rig conditions, with the fluky Patterson Lakes bridge syndrome in the afternoon. A shame that we lost a few boats early due to transmitter and cooked winch problems, brings home maintenance issues before the Nationals at Yarrawonga.

A big thank you to the following PLRMYC helpers;

•    Mike Pender - PRO, well done and hassle free.
•    Tony Smith for getting the boat out and setting up early and course set-up / adjustments.
•    John Toner for being spotter, taking scores, registration, DF95 demos, etc.
•    Peter Haynes for boat retrievals, set-up, etc
•    Stephen Early for taking photos and doing internet scoring.
•    Jayne Fleming & Lyn Fleming for doing the lunches.

Great to see Scott Mitchell back onto an RC Laser and coming from SA for the event and holiday in the sunny state, watch out for the Nationals as his arvo scores kept getting better and better.

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06 September 2016

QLD IOM Championships - 3-4th September 2016

Hosted by Paradise Radio Yacht Club at Emerald Lakes Parklands Carrara on the Gold Coast 3-4th September 2016.

Despite unfavourable weather forecasts that didn’t eventuate, another successful event concluded albeit with an expected entry reduced to 22 starters after 9 late withdrawals and “no shows”. The regatta was sailed in sunny weather over 2 days with 2 fleets under HMS.

Gusty and very shifty NW/W winds to over 25Km/hr meant B rig conditions for most of the first day until moderating to A rig late in the afternoon. The second day started late, waiting for the arrival of what became a very pleasant more steady SE A rig encounter with little need for course adjustment.

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25 August 2016

NSW RC Laser Championship - 21st August

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The NSW State Championships were held on Sunday 21 August 2016 at Dobroyd Aquatic Club together with Round 2 of the 2016 NSW RC Laser Series.

We picked an almost perfect sunny day, with a breeze as well for the morning start. There were 20 boats that lined up for the first race, so it was always going to be sailing in close proximity to other boats. Because of the number of entries, the starting line was extended significantly to what we are used to; but appeared to work well for the most part in opening up the fleet. The first couple of races were run with the windward mark set well out into the bay, and it proved to be too far, so it was brought in to a much closer and more comfortable position for the sailors.

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25 August 2016

NSW RC Laser Championship - 21st August

The NSW State Championships were held on Sunday 21 August 2016 at Dobroyd Aquatic Club together with Round 2 of the 2016 NSW RC Laser Series.

We picked an almost perfect sunny day, with a breeze as well for the morning start. There were 20 boats that lined up for the first race, so it was always going to be sailing in close proximity to other boats. Because of the number of entries, the starting line was extended significantly to what we are used to; but appeared to work well for the most part in opening up the fleet. The first couple of races were run with the windward mark set well out into the bay, and it proved to be too far, so it was brought in to a much closer and more comfortable position for the sailors.

The course was set for a north westerly breeze, but it started swinging for the day, and there was never a perfect course that could be set. After the lunch break the course was re-set for westerly winds, but even then, the wind continued to swing, with flurries and holes on the course.

We started out on B sails, then went to A sails, but it was difficult to get the right settings for the varying winds throughout the day.

We were able to run 11 races in the day, together with a practice race before the start of the competition – a good number under the circumstances.

I think everyone came away with a hard luck story or two, but at the end of the day Graham Brown from DAC came out the clear winner, with Jason Rootes from LMRYC well sailed into second, and Noel McPherson from DAC in third place.

We would like to thank our PRO Paul Martin, and everyone who helped out to make the day a success.

Round 3 of the RC Laser Series will be sailed at Grahamstown Dam on September25, and everyone is encouraged to enter the day.

Noel McPherson
DAC RC Laser Class Captain

 

24 August 2016

WA A Class State Championship - 21st August

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On Sunday August 21, the Western Australian A Class State Championship regatta was held at Jackadder Lake in Woodlands Perth. A small but very competitive fleet arrived at the lake early in the morning to find that the wind was drifting in and out from the north east.

Forecasts of rain and storms had been pretty consistent for the past few days. However, the sky was clear, and it’s not very common for rain to come from that direction. Unfortunately, two skippers were unable to attend on the day, which reduced the fleet to seven skippers.

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16 August 2016

S/QLD 10R Championships - 13th August

sqld 01A good fleet of ten boats arrived at Emerald Lakes on Saturday the 13th. PRO Ian Ashe decided based on the wind prediction to race off the corner which was great decision as we had an area large enough for a full triangle where the 10r’s could really unwind.

The PRYC as usual did a great job setting up sun covers and setting the course.

Racing was underway shortly after 10:00 in a gusty shifty top of a rig breeze. Frank Russell’s Phoenix 6 immediately started to dominate showing excellent upwind speed and pointing using his heaviest ballast weight.

However Frank didn’t have it all his own way, with racing at times very close. Laurie Hinchcliff Aero 3 Mark Harris Paterson 1 showing good speed at times and both leading races.  Laurie’s efforts were not helped after lunch when he decided to change down to A minus rig which seemed to work well in the stronger winds but ultimately was not a good decision.

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09 August 2016

Eddie Cowell IOM Perpetual Trophy - 6/7th August

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Photos by Nick Lindsley

Forty-two skippers attended the Eddie Cowell Perpetual Trophy. It’s a credit to the organization and venue that sees the event growing in size each year and I am equally impressed by the caliber of the skippers attending and more so those who travel some considerable distances to participate.

Congratulations not only to the winners but to everyone who attended, I especially appreciate the time and effort it takes to run such a competition and equally important to thank all the skippers whom make the effort to attend, some even travelling interstate and from across the ditch.

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05 August 2016

VIC IOM Championship - 30/31st July

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The PRO Yoda Thomas & his assistants Andrew Cook and Frank Katers were greeted by 17 eager skippers, 2 from WA, 3 from SA, I from NSW, 1 from QLD, 1 from across the ditch NZ with the remainder 9 from VIC .

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28 July 2016

WA IOM Perth Classic - 24th July

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2016 PERTH CLASSIC

Sunday July 24 dawned clear, cold and calm. 13 skippers turned up at Jackadder Lake in Woodlands to participate in the 2016 Perth Classic. It was clear that there was no hurry to get going, as the water was mirror-like.

While we waited for a breeze, the model ship club kept us entertained with their scale battleships sliding around the buoys. Unfortunately, they didn’t re-enact any naval battles or anything really exciting like that.

The Race Officer team of Rob Mews, Hub Bell and Warren Rock set a course and racing got underway about 11.00am in a gentle easterly zephyr, which puffed and panted, disappeared and reappeared somewhere else. It was challenging to get a reasonable start line and windward course.

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26 July 2016

Queensland Laser Championship - 23rd July 2016

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Report on the 2016 Queensland Laser Championship

An unusual winters day, with a warm, gusty “westerly” which swung from a bit north of west to a bit south of west during the day, giving PRO Bill Clancy a bit of a challenge in setting a course.

Ian Ashe, who turned up “out of the blue” and stayed on to assist with the event, produced an anemometer which registered gusts of 26 km/hour, so it was a bit of a challenge for the competitors, with “B” and “C” rigs the order of the day.

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05 July 2016

European IOM Championship

13510938 1213097058709484 458759910197257350 nCongratulations to Brad Gibson on winning the 2016 IOM European Championships in Vitoria Spain. After a tough week he managed to pip close friend and Birthday Boy Rob Walsh to 2nd place by 1 point.

Going in to the last race Rob was in pole position and looked favourite to win, unfortunately for Rob his final race result was not good, with Brad taking the win and the title.

Despite poor sailing conditions, Brad’s tally of 4 race wins over the week was the best, so he obviously had the pace when conditions allowed and yet again the cream rose to the top with Rob and Brad fighting it out with Alexis Carre, Olivier Cohen, Guillermo Beltri and Zvonko Jelacic all the way to the finish.

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05 July 2016

NSW 'A' CLASS GP 3 - 25th June

The forecast for a cold and blustery day proved correct as the 8 competitors were greeted by a W/SW wind blowing down from the tablelands. This wind direction on the WMYC Dunmore Lakes pond is ideal for providing a very fair wind for all sailors, and the starting line is close to the bank and easily sighted.

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The fleet consisted of 5 Gunboats, 1 Privateer, 1 Venom, and 1 Sword. All boats were set up initially with A rigs but as the wind strength gradually increased to about 12knots with gusts to about 20 knots, most of the Gunboats replaced these with B rigs except Selwyn who was using an A2 rig.

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05 July 2016

QLD EC12 Championship - 3rd July

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Having sailed at Carbrook on the previous day, it was fairly obvious to me that, with a big fat high pressure looming large, if Saturday was quiet then Sunday was going to be even quieter, and so it proved to be.

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15 June 2016

WA ERIC FISHER A Class Trophy

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Eric Fisher was a member of the Perth Radio Sailing Club since the mid-1970s. He was a competitive skipper, winning numerous State Championships in both the A Class and Ten Rater classes. Eric was also a fantastic clubman. He constantly helped others, whether it be by assisting with building or repairing boats, advice on setting up boats or doing things for the club. At the age of 91 years, Eric sadly passed away this year. His company at the lake will be greatly missed.

Last year, the club inaugurated the Eric Fisher A Class Trophy. This year, it was held on Saturday June 11 at Jackadder Lake. From this day forwards it will be known as the Eric Fisher Memorial A Class Regatta.

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26 May 2016

VIC Marblehead Championship

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The first day started later than scheduled with a light breeze from the north east, the first two races were sailed in “A” rigs with race two at the top end of “A” quick changes were made to “B” and by race four most skippers were on “C” with the north easterly building.

Lunch was served from the motorhome by the mudder then back to it, some skippers were experiencing control and electrical issues which reduced the fleet to eight at times, by race nine most skippers were down to “C2” rigs, with racing finishing for the day at race 13.

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11 May 2016

WA IOM South West Championships

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The South West Championships were held at the Provence Estate in Busselton, over the weekend of May 7/8 2016. The Geograph Radio Sailing Club put on a terrific weekend at their new lake.

The lake is a great radio sailing venue, with uninterrupted wind, deep water without weed. The prevailing winds blow along the length of the lake.

As is usual in Western Australia, the regatta was sailed in two fleets. The Championship fleet sailed for ranking points, whilst the Cup fleet was an opportunity for skippers to participate in the event without pressure. Skippers in the Championship fleet spend time helping the skippers in the Cup fleet by assisting with boat tune and coaching.

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06 May 2016

QLD RM Championships

2016 QLD RM TITLES – HERVEY BAY QLD 30th April / 1st May

Saturday 30th April started with a couple of light showers but soon cleared and after the registration and setting up was complete, 11 starters were ready to do battle at the Uni Lake located in Hervey Bay City. The lake had recently been cleaned by the local council after years of lobbying from the Fraser Coast Club, and they were pleased with the result. We had 11 skippers register with a number of them travelling some extra-long distances to be at the event.

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03 May 2016

SA IOM State Championships

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Saturday started gently ~ 10 knots from the N and built to 15-20 knots.  Sunday started at 15-20 knots from the SW and faded gradually to below 10 knots.  This range of conditions gave everyone a chance to show their expertise in all conditions.

In the end it was Andrew from Brett and Paul.  They were a clear step from the next group and a clear indication of the superiority of these sailors and the Britpops.  The event was well run by the ARCYRC and special thanks goes to Rob Cameron for PRO duties and his assistants - Graham, Phillip, Greg and others.

Graham took a number of photos for the event and they can be viewed by clicking on the photo.

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26 April 2016

VIC IOM Eddy Kennedy Memorial Series RD1

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The day commenced with extremely light conditions with the breeze fluctuating through 180 degrees, with the course set racing started at 10:15 am and by lunch at 12:00 noon only 5 races had been run with four skippers having wins.

Lunch was held at the motorhome with the mudder Zandra ruling the roost and all skippers being well feed, thank you Zandra.

Racing recommenced at 12:30 pm with Craig Smith winning race six, then out of the blue, Stephen Early won race seven, three skippers shared the wins in the remaining races, Craig Smith, Lincoln McDowall and Andrew Reid, good finishes during the remainder of the day were had by Scott Fleming, Rob Nowak and Mario Gulic.

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25 April 2016

VIC Marblehead Regional Championship Bill Palmer Memorial Series

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A small but high in quality fleet greeted the grey Sunday morning with interstate skippers from Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania ready to do battle with the Victorian skippers. Racing started a little late with one interstater having electrical issues, the conditions were light to mid “A” from the south and by race three some skipper went down to “B” by lunch five races had been completed with five skippers within points of each other. Lunch was served from the motorhome, well prepared by Zandra Thomas.

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21 April 2016

SA RM Toad Cup

Conditions were light and variable from the SE with large wind shifts.  It required concentration to extract the best from the day.  Thanks to Jonno for PRO duties and Rob for assisting in the power boat with courses and the ARCYRC for organising the event.

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15 April 2016

UK 2016 IOM Ranking 1&2 Eastbourne

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Well Done to Brad Gibson and Rob Walsh for winning Event 1 and 2 of the 2016 IOM Ranking season, in difficult sailing conditions they were the most consistent performers on each day, and deserved winners. there were some news names on the leader board and a return to form for a few old names and the overall entry quality is great to see.

Making good use of HMS, Jes Collier and the team from Eastbourne ran 3 large fleets which was fantastic to see on the water, with many passers by commenting on all the boats.

As with all our ranking events, it’s not only about the top skippers but also those further down the fleet and it was great to see some new faces in Pete Smith, Alistair Hodge, Dave Adam, and Rick Ford although their early skirmishes, we hope not their last!

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14 April 2016

QLD Dragon Force Challenge 2016 Round 1

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Since the arrival in 2013 of this affordable, one design restricted class yacht, which easily fits in your car, a number of new and experienced skippers have been attracted to Dragon Force yachts.

In sponsoring the inaugural Challenge, QRYA and Paradise Radio Yacht Club are to be congratulated on proactively fostering this growing interest in RC yacht racing.

Round One of the 2016 inaugural Dragon Force Challenge was raced at Emerald Lakes (Gold Coast) on Sunday April 10th.

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