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BRYC DF65 Open Series RD 5 - 27th August 2017

BRYC DF65 Open Series Round 5 27.08.2017 1This Sunday just passed saw Round 5 go off with plenty of finicky breezes which ranged from almost “B” rig time to just about a glass finish on the pond. We had a turn out of 9 skippers and a little helper giving Andrew Wilson a helping hand as well.

The young lady is Andrews Daughter and she is certainly showing a very keen interest in the sport, which is what we’d love to see more of as a Club, is more younger members joining in the sport, particularly at the moment with some excellent bargains to be had with these fantastic little yachts. Maybe it’s time to invest in a trophy cabinet, Andrew !!. Everyone as always behaved and penalties were done without even being asked. There were a lot of laughs with finishes being neck and neck a lot of the time particularly when the breezes kicked up.

Carbrook is slowly becoming an ideal venue to hold events and there are talks of more events to be held here and the sooner we can get a container to lock our equipment at Eagleby we will have two high quality venues at our disposal. Please enjoy the photos and until next time please stay above the water.

Paul.

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S/QLD 10R Championships - 13th August

10 Rater South East Queensland Championships 13th August 2017 2

Click for more by Peter Newman

Yesterday saw the BRYC , Eagleby venue hold the 10 Rater South East Queensland Championships 2017. We had a very good turn out of 9 skippers taking these majestic vessels to the water. They never cease to amaze people with their graceful appearance in the water,and,and I’m not talking about the skippers it’s the 10 Raters I’m talking about.The weather was wonderful with mild temperatures ,plenty of sunshine and best of all some great winds, which while being intermittent still provided enough for plenty of action.

We provided some beautiful hand made trophies crafted from timber from Blackbutt by one of our newest members, Mr. Ray Aisbett, pictures shown. Thanks very much Ray. As usual an event such as this takes a lot of preparation and organizing by volunteers not only from our club but anyone that had the inclination to help. You know who you are and we thank you.

Congratulations to Greg, Frank, and John on obtaining 1st, 2nd and 3rd.We had quite a few comments on how pleasant this venue is being in a country like setting and free of traffic noise we are looking at the costs etc of improving this venue further with our main focus being on obtaining a shipping container to lock away the gear and some sought of permanent shade. If you can help in any way please feel free to contact Clive Ball or Richard Jaffray. Any thoughts on the matter would be appreciated.Thank you and as always“Stay above the water”.

Peter Newman

Report #2

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.

Trevor Fisher had intermittent radio problems and finally had to retire and miss the last 4 races.

Congratulations to the Winner Greg Torpy on 13 pts, 2nd Frank Russell on 21 pts and 3rd John Musgrave on 37 pts.

A big thank you to David Black for scoring, Ian Ashe for doing the PRO duties, and to the Brisbane Radio Yacht Club and the volunteers and observers that helped run the event.

Ian Lobley

Video clips are on the homepage QRYA Youtube Channel.

Eddie Cowell Perpetual Trophy - 4/6th Aug

Another 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.

The weather was perfect, although at times the wind had dropped out and 1 race had to be abandoned. Apart from the odd race or two, the wind was consistent enough to keep the races coming. There were 3 fleets and over the three days they managed to keep the races flowing with 15 races (x3 fleets).

The top four placegetters all managed to get a couple of wins each. Paul Jones was consistent as always and was hardly out of the top 3 throughout the event. He would go on to successfully defend his title with a comfortable win, Sean Wallis from WA pushed him hard though, as did Greg Torpy. Lisa Blackwood from Tasmania was always up there too sailing Jeff Byerley’s new design Nitro, she finished a creditable 4th.

I had to feel for Allan Walker, he was unlucky at times as he would be in good positions only to suffer intermittent radio problems during the race, this happened more than once. While in a very nice position, Bill Clancy was unfortunate too as his boat decided to stop and have a friendly chat with an unused bouy halfway up the last leg in A fleet, as the rest of the fleet sailed past him :(

Congratulations goes to winner Paul Jones on 33 points, 2nd Sean Wallis 47 points and closely followed by Greg Torpy on 51 points.

Big thank you goes to our scorer David Black and his lovely team of helpers, Anne Walker, Betty Churcher and Elaine Brown. Thanks to our race organisers, course setters and valuable observers.

Thanks also to Nick Lindsey for his fine photography, Ian lobey for his YouTube clips and Bruce Mathers for his videos and photos.

Hope to see all next year Eddie Cowell

Youtube by Ian Lobley 

Yotube by Bruce Mather

 

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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.

 The name "Bindawalla" is aboriginal for happy home and “represents those values important to us all” (family quote). It was the name of the Jefferys Family boat which they raced successfully and then cruised to the Barrier Reef for a number of years.

Given that most Dragon Force RC skippers have had a lifelong involvement with yacht racing, this trophy reflects that history and is a fitting annual award. It will record event winners from the very first year of official Queensland Dragon Force Championship competition.

2017 Queensland Dragon Force Championship Winner’s Perspective(from this year’s first placed skipper)

The Dragon Force 65 Queensland State titles were hosted by Paradise Radio Yacht Club at Emerald Lakes on Saturday 22nd July, with a record 27 competitors from four Queensland and two NSW clubs competing in this open event.

A keen NSW entrant Paul Martin from the Blue Mountains was up at 4am in the morning to travel to Sydney airport and jump on a flight to compete in the first official Q’ld State Title.  Paul and two other NSW competitors, namely Kel and Phil Burgess are members of Royal Sydney Yacht squadron which is to host the first NSW title on 30th September this year.

Conditions on the day were variable with very light air to start the day providing some extremely challenging racing. Phil Burgess, who finished race one in first place ended up 8th in the next race. This set the pattern for sailing the first half of the day, however the trusty Q’ld south-easterly kicked in around lunchtime with the last three or four races sailed competitively.  The close starts featuring several general recalls and one black flag start were evidence of a very competitive fleet.

As usual, consistency was the key to the day with only three points separating the top two boats with Mike Jefferys (PRYC) 1st on 12 points, Andrew Wilson (WMRYC) 2nd on 15 points and Laurie Hinchcliff (PRYC) 3rd on 24 points.

For Mike "the key to large fleet racing is to sail your own race and stay clear, where possible of potential problems by looking forward, anticipating problems and reducing interactions with other competitors”. “It still came to the wire in nearly every race because the competition was so fierce”.

Mike’s thoughts on the Class:

“Being a one design class means boats are perfectly matched with the difference being a single shift in your favour or a good start. It comes down to your skills and not the cheque book that so often rules the winners circle in sailing. My son who loves electronic games also, has gravitated to the sport because it offers such a unique skill set; concentration, focus, competition and fun in an outdoor environment with likeminded friendly members" Today’s Q’ld event has been a great learning experience for this upcoming growing class with now over 500 sailors Australia wide”.

By the Way:     Competitors may not have made it to the ‘social pages’ but apparently the event made it into the Gold Coast Bulletin ‘Lifestyle Coast Weekend Top 3 Family Fun on a Budget’activities. We were granted this status by the discerning newspaper reporter who wrote that we were ‘fighting it out with the coolest model boats in town’.

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