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12 October 2017

New Zealand IOM Nationals – Christchurch, 6-8 October 2017

Thirty six boats contested the NZ IOM Nationals held on Lake Rua, Christchurch, which was hosted by the Christchurch Model Yacht Club. This included two Aussie entries of Russell Gray from Qld and myself from WA. After an overnight flight via Auckland I arrived to a relatively clear day and after a quick nap headed down to the lake to undertake the measurement & registration for the event and have a quick sail. While the sun may have been shining it ended up being an extremely quick sail with the wind chill factor cold enough to freeze the nuts off a brass monkey leading to a prompt return to the warmth of the hotel room.

Travelling to NZ with boat box and rig box saw the need to rent one of the radio yachties most desired vehicles, the mighty Nissan Wingroad! It’s choice bro’. Fully loaded it was off to the regatta for a full day of racing.

Day one of the regatta saw the sun shining but an extremely light breeze blowing across the lake and with the seeding decided it was race time! After a relatively good start in my seeding race I was positioned well and with just a mark rounding followed by a short beat to the finish I felt that I was on a good thing sitting in second place only to be becalmed and run down by the fleet to finish 11th and start my regatta with what I thought might be my drop!

I was a bit disappointed but needed to work my way back into A fleet and start to ascend the ladder, this was short lived. Nearing the first windward mark my boat stopped dead in the water most likely hitting a bag or weed and by the time I was clear of the dreaded item I was last around the windward mark and only managed to fight back through the fleet to add a 28th to my scorecard. Things were now looking grim but at least the sun was shining. Russ pretended to feel my disappointment but I think he was having a good giggle on the inside?

By now, Ian Vickers had sailed two stella races with two race wins against my combined score of 39 points and I began to question why I had even made the effort to get here. Needless to say it wasn’t time for giving up and with the move to A fleet by race 3 the results improved with a 2, 5, 6 to finish the day and positioned in ninth overall.

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11 October 2017

NSW Ben Lexcen GP RD5 - 7th October 2017

Saturday 7th April saw the Northern Mariners conduct 10 Rater’s GP 5, the Ben Lexcen

Trophy at Kariong Gardens .

We had representatives from four clubs and would like to thank those sailors for their support particularly Steve Sedgmen from Canberra for making the long trip to join us over the weekend. The three other clubs represented were Kogarah Bay, Lake Macquarie and of course The Northern Mariners.

As it was a ten o’clock start we had problems settling on a course as the breeze was moving around one hundred and eighty degrees. After a couple of course changes we were able to get racing underway.

For the first period of racing we had breezes from the Western side of the compass. Our PRO Scott Condie did a fantastic job giving our participants the best possible racing.

The afternoon racing saw a breeze change with the wind shifting more to the South. It was made for great 10 Rater sailing.

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10 October 2017

WA 2017 Ray Tilbrook Memorial Regatta - 7th October 2017

 

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Perth Radio Sailing Club hold the Ray Tilbrook Memorial regatta annually, remembering Ray who was one of our long time members. Always a gentleman, always a terrific competitor and someone the club misses greatly.

This year, the event was moved from Jackadder lake as the water level and weed made sailing Ten Raters problematic. We moved over to Maylands Yacht Club, and were rewarded with some terrific sailing conditions.

Saturday 7 October was an overcast cool day, with a few rain showers passing by. The breeze started out fairly light from the south or south-east. It dropped away in the last morning, but built gradually as the afternoon progressed. Everyone had A rigs on until the last 4 races, when a rig change to B rigs was needed.

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06 October 2017

SA Bourneville Trophy - 24th September 2017

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Sunday the 24th September was the scheduled day for the second day of the weekend of Marblehead racing in South Australia for 2017.

Racing started later than the scheduled time due to a weak fluctuating breeze.
The PRO Johno Johnson was able to set a course as the wind settled to allow A rigs to be set. The fleet size was reduced to 11 skippers out of the 15 who started for the State Title event on the day before. Some boats were not repaired to satisfaction whilst other skippers were not available to sail on the second day.

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06 October 2017

SA 2017 10R State Title - 1st October 2017

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SA 2017 10R State Title
West Lakes, 01 October 2017

As the skippers rigged their boats there was some doubt about completing our program of races because moderate cloud cover and virtually no wind suggested that it would be a frustrating day on the water.
The first heat was a “drifter”, but then the sun came out, the clouds started to disappear and a few wind gusts of varying strength and direction could be seen on the course.

Light S to SW winds remained with us for the all of the morning’s heats, and after lunch the wind steadied to become a moderate SW sea breeze. Competitors were able to keep using their ‘A’ rigs for all of the races.
During the day there were several close finishes, especially when the breeze was variable.

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06 October 2017

SA RM State Championship. - 23th September 2017

Saturday 23rd September 2017 started on schedule with 15 skippers eager to compete for the title.

PRO Rob Sellick started the event with B rigs being set to suit the strengthening wind speed.  Lunch was taken and due to the increasing wind strength C and C2 rigs were the order for the remainder of the event.  A number of boats suffered equipment failure and or water ingress that reduced the fleet size.  The afternoon PRO was Johno Johnson who maintained a steady schedule to see 16 races completed.

Harts Mill in Port Adelaide is a great venue with the Control Area situated high above the water level such that good vision of the course is provided.

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20 September 2017

TAS RM State Championship - 17th September

The weather gods agreed to give us at least one day of fantastic conditions to run one of our most prestigious state events. Due to prevailing conditions the venue was swapped back to Risdon Brook dam.  It was the right decision.  The mid to top end A rig conditions made for a great day of racing the formula ones of the radio yachting world. (apologies for bias here).

John Cole-Cook stole the show with his impeccable Scalpel and top end racing skills. Congratulations go to Cookie for his dominance on the day.  Eight bullets and his worst placing was a third.
It is great to have him active again in the club, and it sends a big message out for next February's Nationals.

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15 September 2017

Michael Bell 10R Memorial Trophy 2017

Michael Bell  10R Memorial Trophy 2017

It was an almost  breezeless  Saturday morning at Jackadder Lake when 7 enthusiastic sailors arrived for the much coveted Michael Bell 10R Trophy. Race PRO Warren Rock and his assistants were in no hurry to set a course in what swirling puffs drifted to and fro across and around the water.  It seemed there would be little chance of getting in the required number of races.  The main point of interest at that stage seemed to be in Phil Brown’s  stunning looking self built Graphito.

Racing finally got underway after a long delay following some light breeze from the north and Hub Bell with the borrowed Diamond showed his ability to pick the fickle breeze by putting 3 convincing wins out of the first four races on the board.   

After some course re adjustment to accommodate for a wind change Glenn Dawson with his Sanga and  the NRW of Rob Mews started to dust off the cobwebs (aka weed)  and put some very low scores and wins on the board.  Hub had incurred the wrath of the weed gods which dragged him back to the field.  Despite  the diamonds of Jeff Green, Roger Paul and Denton Roberts having some share of the podium places it became a shoot out by the Sanga and the NRW with Glen’s Sanga taking a well deserved 1st place after some severe weeding in early races. 

Thanks to PRO Warren Rock and assistants Chris Woods and Bob Paton for their efforts.   

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12 September 2017

QLD A Class Championship - 9th September

A Class State Championship Results. The winds were light coming from the SW in the morning then swinging to the SE in the afternoon. There  were 9 boats entered, 1 Peter Morris from the Sunshine Coast, 2 Laurie Hinchcliff & John Heard from the Gold Coast, 1 Yeo Sands from Bundaberg, 1 Glenn Kinsela from Wollongong NSW, 1 Iain Kirley from Cooloola Qld, Then we had the local boys Jason Nasmith, Ray Nasmith and Bob Worton. Attached is the A Class State Championship Results. The winds were light coming from the SW in the morning then swinging to the SE in the afternoon.

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07 September 2017

Lake Macquarie Radio Yacht Club Interclub – 26/27th August, 2017

Saturday the 26th October, dawned a clear morning where 16 10Rs gath­ered at Edwards Park, Booragul for Round 4 of the 10R interclub scratch event. The PRO, Graham Payne, as well as the LMRYC IOM contingent of Paul Jones and Mark Wilson set a windward/leeward course that suited the location nicely. The skippers meeting was ended with a minutes si­lence for the recent and sad passing of Arnold Grant’s wife, Ros. Ros was a lovely lady that graced LMRYC regattas over the years with her lovely corned beef and her delicious sweets and, of course, always a chat. She will be sadly missed...MORE HERE

05 September 2017

QLD Newport Classic IOM Regatta - 2nd Sep

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 Report on the Newport Classic

The Newport Classic IOM Regatta attracted 26 entrants from 8 clubs from Central QLD to Northern NSW.  The Moreton Radio Yacht Squadron revived the event after a few years’ hiatus and the response exceeded the expectations. Recent improvements in the local facilities, including landscaping of the foreshore, cafe’ coffee shop, serviced toilets and a floating pontoon, deemed the location too good not to share with the Radio Sailing community.

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29 August 2017

SA RC Laser State Championships - 19th Aug

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Scott Mitchell wins inaugural South Australian RC Laser Titles

After a week of rainy days the morning of Saturday 19th August dawned with sunshine and a light north-easterly breeze. In the previous 48 hours an armada of nine Victorian sailors had assembled on South Australian soil, and together with nine local sailors and Mark Luland from Dobroyd in New South Wales, we had a fleet of nineteen boats for the event. By the listed 10.30am starting time the north-easterly breeze shifted to WSW, and around midday it shifted further to south-westerly and progressively strengthened during the day to a maximum of 7-8 knots. So it was A rigs all day, with only Pat Parisienne, Bob Whitehead and John Berry daring to try B rigs after lunch.

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28 August 2017

WA A Class Championship - 20th Aug

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“A”  Class Western Australian  2017 “A”  Class State Championship

  The ‘A’ Class State Championships was held at Jackadder Lake on Sunday the 20th August.  There four different designs  in the field of 7 boats.   Three Swords, two Venoms , a Privateer and an  A 1.

It was sailed in light winds which were variable in direction and strength throughout the day which made for some very close racing and that showed on the scoreboard. There was no safe covering  position on the course for any leader in those winds.

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23 August 2017

NSW RC Laser Series Round 4 - 20th August

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Dobroyd Aquatic Club.

Morning Everyone,

With the last few days of howling winds, it was a relief to turn up for Round 4 of the NSW RC Laser Series at DAC to a very reasonable breeze coming out of the south west; and which remained reasonably constant all day.  The threat was that it was forecast to swing around to the south and beyond during the day; but it did not eventuate.  A few rainy clouds threatened during the day, but we ended with brilliant sunshine.

The course had to be adjusted a number of times to catch up with the wind, but it was relatively minor.  The biggest problem was to try and avoid the holes that stopped you dead if you were caught in one.

We sailed generally on B sails for the day; although a few C sails appeared at different times.  Sometimes, it was right on the limit of the B sail; but most of us persisted successfully.

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17 August 2017

VIC IOM Championship - 29/30th July

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Victorian IOM State Championship

Held on 29th & 30th July 2017 at Edgewater Lake

With two late withdrawals due to illness, 17 skippers greeted the event traveling as far as W.A., Qld., S.A. and Victoria.  The event commenced at 10:00 am in strong northerly conditions, straight down the lake and apart from occasions where racing had to stop due to the safety of the boat crew, all skippers handled the conditions extremely well and all skippers finished in each heat, a great effort considering some of our new skippers had never sailed with their # 3 rig, for some remarkable photos taken, a big thank you to John Boys once again for his ability to capture the moments. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jaybee35/albums/72157687080412135

Day two saw a complete reversal of wind and conditions, with the breeze from the north west and all skippers sailing with # 1 rigs, apart from 3 skippers having winch issues, the event was sailed with good spirit and sportsmanship, no issues requiring mediation and consistency ruled the event.

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14 August 2017

S/QLD 10R Class Championship - 13th August

9 boats sailed in the 10R championship today. The event was hosted by the Brisbane Radio Yacht Club and held at their Eagleby venue.

Winds were very light and variable and only 2 races were sailed before lunch time was called. The first 2 races were won by Greg Torpy with Frank Russell not far behind. A total of 12 races were sailed for the day. After lunch, the conditions were not much better and Ian Ashe was finding it difficult to set a course. The wind direction was changing and at least 2 races had down wind finishes, which confused a few of the spectators, (and competitors)

The 2 top placegetters managed to share 1st place 9 times so you were doing very well if you could keep up with Greg and Frank. No major mishaps except one sailor managed to hit the last buoy head on and managed to dismast himself in the process.

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08 August 2017

Eddie Cowell Perpetual Trophy Regatta - 4/6th August 2017

Nick Day 3 7Another successful year for the Eddie Cowell Perpetual Trophy, the event seems to be getting bigger every year and this event was no different with close to 50 Skippers attending the event.

We had competitors from all major states, our friends from across the ditch New Zealand and some from as far away as Singapore and Malaysia. It's always nice to have an international flavour and talking to some of the Kiwis, there will be more coming over next year, there's also a rumour that the world champ Zvonko Jelacic from Croatia might be attending next year's event too. There is also talk of a name change to the Eddie Cowell International which has a nice ring to it.

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07 August 2017

S/QLD Laser Championships - 29/30th July

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Pine Rivers Radio Yacht Club hosted the 2017 South East Q’ld Championship at Lakeside Park Dakabin, north of Brisbane. Four northern Brisbane club skippers were joined by eight from the Gold Coast, five from the Sunshine Coast and four interstate skippers, each from a different NSW club.

Using the HMS system, the 21 competitors were separated into an A and B fleet for the two days of racing.

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29 July 2017

QLD Dragon Force Championship - 22nd July 2017

Story of the Dragon Force 65 Queensland State Champion Bindawalla Perpetual Trophy.

 A silver-plated platter named the "Bindawalla Perpetual Trophy" was donated by the Jefferys Family.

The Trophy is to be held each year by the current Queensland Dragon Force 65 State Champion and then passed onto the next year’s winner.

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25 July 2017

C/QLD IOM Championship - 8/9th July

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2017 Central Qld IOM Championships Story

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We were tossing up between the University Lake – full of weeds which had just been harvested and then the Council guys broke the hydraulics while trying to haul the weeds out of the lake and no clear date for the repair to be completed,

Burrum Heads – too far to travel both days and then setup everything both days and Madsens Rd Lake – still trying to make their insurance company accept that they would be covered by the QRYA Insurance coverage without that being specified in writing anywhere.

6 weeks before the event we finally got the approval (while setting up for John McIntosh’s Birthday Party) that we could sail on The Springs Lake – a new R.V. Park being constructed at Madsens Rd, Nikenbah just South of Pialba Hervey Bay Qld.

With nothing yet in place at this building site it would be a sprint to the start line of the Championships.

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25 July 2017

NSW RM GP Rd 2 - 23rd Jul

On Sunday, the 23rd July the second round of the Marblehead GP Series was held at Mount Penang Gardens, Kariong and hosted by the Northern Mariners.

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Six enthusiastic skippers turned up to race, Maurie Fletcher and Paul Ziems sailing Boogies, Andrew Sands sailing his Paradox, Glenn Kinsela sailing a Starkers, Patrick O’Donnell sailing the Dreadnought and Garry Bromley sailing his Prime Number.

The weather was fine and sunny and the breeze was a very nice 10 to 15 knot westerly. A windward and return course of three laps was set using the start line as the leeward gate and a run to the finish on the final lap. Racing got under way after a short delay at about 10.20am.

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24 July 2017

NSW 10R Interclub Shield RD3

The Handicap regatta that was planned to be raced at Walka Water Works was going to be cancelled due to the course having a weed problem, now wanting the event to go ahead a couple of SCMYC members decided to have the event venue changed with the concurrence of the President so the event could go ahead. Bob Tonge, Grant Waring and short time member Phil Page along with the help of the Horizon Model Yacht club managed to put the event on.
 
Although poorly supported by the SCRYC members and most other clubs the event went ahead in testing conditions of westerly breeze up to 20 knots and C Rig all day, the dedicated supporters of our class who came to the event were well rewarded with some spectacular sailing and racing in a big swell and a large slop with huge troughs and consistent nose dives, all in all it was just a great day of 10r racing by those who keep our sport going through thick and thin.

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07 July 2017

NSW A Class GP Rd 2 - 25th Jun

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A Class GP 2 Report 25 June 2017 - Hosted by Koonawarra Bay Sailing Club

This event was sailed at the Koonawarra Bay Sailing Club on Sunday 25 June 2017. The weather at this event was sunny but quite blustery from the westerly direction in the morning with gusts at 12 knots, and all 8 entrants opting for A rigs. After an hour the wind increased to 14 knots with gusts of 17 knots meaning most entrants downsized their rigs. Course was set as port hand windward / leeward and the 8 entrants sailed just 8 heats before lunch was taken. Unfortunately Glenn Kinsela retired early due to various problems with his “new” Stiletto which showed potential early in the series.

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