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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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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.

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. 
Peter won by 1 point over John and Jason further 3 points behind them, and Laurie not too far behind. There was a certainly a tussle for the 1st 3 places.

There were 2 new boats Glenn with a Stilletto & Iain with a Gothica (Frank Russell design) both had their teething problems hence the show this. Bob had his scorpion going quite well at times. Ray had rudder servo problem early on, a new fixed that problem.It was good to see a  good turn up of A Class boats on the water and we hope to see more interest in the future.

Regards Ray

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