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RC Laser Class Championship of Nations

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The RC Laser Class Championship of Nations was very successfully conducted by host club, Paradise Radio Yacht Club, with a week of extremely competitive yacht racing involving 56 competitors from 8 countries : Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Germany, South Africa, Czechoslovakia, Netherlands, Sweden.The RC Laser Class Championship of Nations was very successfully conducted by host club, Paradise Radio Yacht Club, with a week of extremely competitive yacht racing involving 56 competitors from 8 countries : Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Germany, South Africa, Czechoslovakia, Netherlands, Sweden.

The Championship of Nations had only previously been contested on two occasions, 2013 in UK and 2015 in Holland.

With a week of unusual and unseasonal weather which produced incessant rainy days and strong to very strong southerly winds, 68 races were started and completed without any complications or damage to competing Yachts, support vessels or event infrastructure.The sport of Radio Control Yacht Racing, Paradise Radio Yacht Club and the Gold Coast being declared clear winners by all in the accolade stakes.

The yachting regatta resulted in an Australian domination of The Championship Of Nations event with 1st, 2nd and 3rd placings going to entrants from Victoria, South Australia and Queensland respectively.

In conjunction “seniorʼ age group awards were made for Masters [50-59 yrs], Grand Masters [60-70yrs] and Great Grand Masters [70+ yrs].Winners from NZ, NSW and Gold Coast respectively. 

A best Australian cumulative team award went to South Australia.

The weekʼs activities commenced on Monday 6/11 with boat registrations and scrutineering , followed by an organised afternoon of practice.An official welcome event held at Lakeside Bistro followed in the evening with PRYC Commodore, Allan Walker welcoming all competitors, partners, friends and family.

Sponsors: RACV Royal Pines, Royal Woods Resort, Mercure Resort, Thrifty car Rentals, Gloria Jeans and The Burleigh Fish Monger were acknowledged.

Special applause was forthcoming for Gold Coast City Council, recognising the terrific involvement, guidance and support from Sport and Recreation and Special Events management and staff which made the event feasible.

The Commodore also introduced VIP Councillor Bob LaCastra and effusively thanked him for his support for our sport and our Club over the past 10-12 years.

Councillor Bob displayed all his stage and political skills and entertained the large crowd who showed him their warm appreciation.

An organised pause in the event programme took place at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month when all present took part in a special Remembrance Day ceremony. The week finished with a presentation evening and dinner at The Lakeside Bistro where video of racing was continuously screened, flags of all competing Nations presented to relevant countrymen as keepsakes and trophies presented to all winners who responded to the accolades of all present.

We have included and/ or attached hereto a small but representative collection of photographs, including the “Event Village”, sailors on water and ashore, the myriad of volunteers without whom the event could not have succeeded, our catering team who served over 400 lunches and kept all present topped up with water and fruit, and our Remembrance Day ceremony.

Allan Walker

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QLD IOM Championship - 28/29th October 2017

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The State of Queensland International One Meter Championships have been sailed and won in perfect conditions in the Gladstone Marina last weekend.

The predicted 7-12 knot north to northeasterlies arrived at the exact start time allowing PRO Ian Ashe to set a perfect course close to the skippers and with uninterrupted and unrestricted winds. Skippers were impressed with the elevated vantage of their yachts and the constant breeze, prompting many to suggest the Gladstone location as one of the best places to sail in Queensland. Skippers from the Wynnum/Manly, Springfield Lakes, Kawana, Brisbane, Moreton, Fraser Coast and north to Mackay joined the Gladstone contingent to make a disappointing but strong 16 boat competition.

 

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BRYC DF65 Open Series Round 6 - 24th September

The BRYC DF65 Open Series Round 6 24.09.2017 was held yesterday and once again the winds were very favorable for us as you can see by the picture of the flags. The BRYC DF65 Open Series Round 6 24.09.2017 was held yesterday and once again the winds were very favorable for us as you can see by the picture of the flags. 

We had a turnout of 13 skippers and the club would like to thank those that travelled a distance to come and compete with us, thanks fellas.The gentleman with the dog whose name is “Kimba” came all the way from Russell Island and travelled via ferry so this just goes to show that the event next Sunday at Karragarra Island can easily be accessed with your Dragon in tow as well. 

The winds remained fairly constant all day and there was some terrific sailing to be seen. We had 3 new skippers on the water and I guess they may have been fairly nervous but everyone was made aware of their presence on the course and all possible courtesies were extended to them.

I hope you enjoyed yourselves guys. Congratulations to Mike Jeffreys, Mick Wall, and Ian Ashe for placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd. It doesn’t matter where you placed the main thing at BRYC is that everyone had a great time and it was pleasant to see the newbies getting no end of help at the beginning of the day with their boats. 

Till next time stay above the water.

Paul.

 

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