15 June 2016



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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"John boys photos"

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


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


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

John Boys Photos

'John Boys Photos'

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

Dragon Force Challenge 2016 Round 1 Report
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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21 March 2016

C/QLD IOM Championship

cq16The International One Meter CQ Championships have been sailed and won in light to moderate conditions on the Gladstone Marina last weekend.

An unfavourable off shore wind direction saw the even moved from Spinnaker Park to a more appropriate racing area near the new VMR building along the western bank of the marina, allowing for unrestricted and perfect 5-10 knot breeze all weekend.

Skippers from the Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast, Bundaberg and north to the Whitsundays joined the Gladstone contingent to make a strong 21 boat competition.

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14 March 2016

WA Bink Frayne A Class Trophy

Bink Frayne MemorialThe 2016 Bink Frayne Memorial Regatta for A Class boats was sailed at Jackadder Lake on Saturday March 12. There were 10 skippers entered, but unfortunately, Roger managed to forget to put his rudder back in after arriving home from the Nationals.

The wind was a gentle 5 to 10 knot south-westerly which was fairly gusty and inevitably had plenty of shifts and downdrafts. The fleet contained three Swords, the former National Champion A1 design of Hub Bell’s and the Wombat of Graeme Howie, making it a strong, high quality fleet.

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20 February 2016

One Metre Champion: Congratulations Scott Mitchell

Here are the final results of the IOM 2016 Australian Championships.

Really close racing with the final results coming down to the last 2 races.
Congratulations to the top 3 and everyone who competed...more here

Scores here | Photos here


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16 February 2016

Marblehead Champion: Congratulations Lincoln McDowell

Further to Scott Mitchell's earlier post, listed below are the final point scores for the 2016 RM National Championships.
Hearty congratulations to Lincoln, David, and Greg...more here

Scores here | Photos here


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16 February 2016

Ten Rater Champion: Congratulations Scott Condie

The final results from the 2016 Ten Rater National Titles appear below.
Hearty congratulations to Scott, Lincoln, and Ross...more here

Scores here | Photos here


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10 February 2016

A Class Champion: Congratulations Glenn Dawson

The final results from the 2016 A Class National Titles appear below.
Day 2 began with light winds from the SSW. During the day the wind strength steadily increased, moving between SW and S, and some close sailing resulted.
Hearty congratulations to Glenn, Brian, and Roger.

Scores here | Photos here

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27 January 2016

BRYC Brisbane IOM Challenge

015As always, the BRYC thanks Riversands for our venue, the BRYC club members who assisted in site preparation and the running the event, Ian Ashe for performing the PRO duties, and the skippers for their patronage.

The Eagleby venue is improving and now boasts toilet facilities and a mown grassed area on the northern shore of the lake incorporating a smaller fenced area in an attempt to keep the resident cattle of it.

There is ample space for parking. Adequate shade was provided, and with predicted temperatures in the low to mid 30’s, it was an absolute necessity.

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17 December 2015

R/C IOM in the Thailand King Regatta 2015

Thirty six competitors sailed in the event which is held in celebration of the King winning the Gold medal in the IV SEAP in OK Dinghy’s in 1967. Tim Brown & Jeff Byerley attended the event.

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15 December 2015

Victorian Marblehead Regional Championship 2015

Held at Edgewater Lake, 13th December 2015

Hosted by Albert Park Model Yacht Club

The day started with the skippers eager to get on the water with the conditions of a light nor’easter, unfortunately the breeze direction was varying too much and the first three races were abandoned, as all boat reached to the weather mark, finally the first race was completed at 10.30 am, in addition to the varying wind direction, there was another small issue with jellies, the first time in this location.vic15dec

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07 December 2015

WA IOM State Championships 2015

2015 Western Australian IOM State Championships

The WA State Championships were held at two locations this year. Saturday 5 December found us at the Maylands Yacht Club for some racing on the Swan River. Open water with quite a few waves made for a different challenge. Sunday, we moved to Champion Lakes for flat water racing.


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29 November 2015

VIC IOM Regional Eddy Kennedy RD3 2015

Sunday November 29 was the date for the third round of the Eddie Kennedy Memorial Regatta for
2015. The event was held at Patterson River. The forecast was for light south westerly winds all day. We turned up in the morning to find the wind blowing at about 5 knots, slightly offshore. The
morning was brisk but fine.

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22 November 2015

New South Wales IOM Titles 2015

NSW301This year the IOM NSW titles were hosted by the Northern Mariners Radio Yacht Club at the Scenic Kariong Gardens on the Central Coast of NSW. We had a fleet of 19 yachts front up from Clubs in NSW, QLD, Victoria and Western Australia for two days of competitive sailing.

A big thanks to Victorians Scott Fleming & Mario Gulic, Queenslanders Allan Walker and Malcolm Kemp and Western Australian Sean Wallis for travelling to our regatta Unfortunately one of the regatta favourites Craig Smith’s flight was cancelled and was unable to attend.

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