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C/QLD IOM Championship - 23./24th June

A host of Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Gladstone sailors came to Hervey Bay for the C.Q. I.O.M.Championships. 7 BritPoP’s 5 V10’s, 4 Blitz, 2 Kantun 2s, 1 Kantun S and a Sedici amongst other hull designs made up a fleet of 26.

For the 2 days of the ranking event, racing was sailed in a breeze that ranged from South-West to South-East and from very light to short periods at the top of A rig in strength. Wind variations at this time of year made for a challenge in setting a suitable course, but the high banks along the length of the lake, made for good viewing angles from the control area along the length of the course.

From the outset, the fickle winter wind played havoc with the fleet, causing many different finish orders. Most of the top 10 final placed skippers had at least 1 first place during the regatta. Conversely, most of them also spent time in the B fleet after finding themselves on the wrong side of an unexpected wind shift. Achieving consistent and top results seemed to be a combination of good concentration and more than a touch of good luck.

Aaron Farrar sailing a Britpop, the highest placed finisher from Gladstone, sailed a consistent regatta, not recording too many results outside the top 8, resulting in a 4th for the Regatta. Alan Walker with a Britpop, the sole entrant from the Gold Coast recorded 2 firsts to help his final result of 3rd. After winning the RM regatta in March this year, it was almost expected Greg Torpy would do well sailing a V10. Greg recorded a 2nd in the stellar fleet. Mike Freebairn was freed from work duties for the weekend, so brought his Sedici to the bay to demonstrate to everyone what it could do. Mike did not have a complete sweep of the series, but usually rounded the first top mark in the top half of the fleet and made ground to usually finish in the top 5.

Notable events include a rare ‘false starter’ under black flag conditions. This disqualification which was not excludable was given to David Brunston in a race after there were 2 general recalls on the second day. In the next A fleet race, at the top mark too many collisions to be accounted occurred and the race was abandoned. The following race, 4 boats tangled and appeared to be all joined together at the mast head, making a IOM pyramid. No race is the same, every race interesting in its own way.

Practical trophies of an engraved glass mug were given each to 1st, 2nd & 3rd. 360 sails sponsored 3 prizes of a 360 gift voucher, 360 shirt and a 360 mug. The host club gave a fuel voucher to a random draw sailor travelling to the venue. Scorer, David Black and Assistant Race Officer, Ian Ashe received gifts for travelling to assist in running the regatta. David Black presented a booby prise to the skipper with the most promotions & demotions.

Overall an enjoyable regatta was run, with visitors enjoying the warm hospitality of the host club.

Dave Laurie

Photos by Nick Lindsley link


 

South East Queensland 10R regatta - June 17th 2018

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The South East Queensland 10R regatta - June 17th 2018 attracted a diverse range of yachts, from the latest Sanga design, to a wide selection of other designs, both new and old.  The wind ranged from very light in the morning, to blustery by the end of the day. By the late afternoon, several boats had suffered gear failure and were forced to retire, due to the strong winds


The strong breezes were making for some wild rides on the downwind leg, and a few high speed tangles at the the bottom gate.  Special thanks goes to Laurie Hinchcliffe, who organized the event. Thanks also to Barry Hall and Roger Margot, who manned the rescue boat. Trent who put on a great barbecue lunch and Ian Ashe who was the PRO once again for the event. Thanks also to the other club members who gave up their Sunday and pitched in on the day.


Greg Torpy's new Sanga was the on-form boat on the day, winning all but one race, in which he placed second. Greg finished up with a score of 13 points.
Trevor Fisher sailed hard and consistently all day, and captured second spot, with 33 points.  Laurie came in third, just behind Trevor, on 35 points.


All in all, a very successful and enjoyable event, characterized by good racing and even tempers from the competing skippers.

Mark Perkin
PRYC 10R fleet captain

 


 

S/QLD IOM Championship - 24/25th March

The South Queensland IOM Championships attracted 28 nominations to the Newport venue. The fleet was so strong that it looked like a continuation of the last Nationals with sailors from New South Wales and Western Australia continuing to battle it out with the locals.

At the end of the first day Paul Jones had established a clear lead with Sean Wallis the closest competitor. This pattern remained for day two with Jones ending with less than half of the points of the Wallis who remained in second place. It was sheer consistency that has seen Jones take out this event and the Australian Championships earlier this year in Hobart.  One of Jones's dropped races was a 3rd place.

The last race of the event was sailed in absolute drifting conditions and although luck can play a bigger part at those times, Jones won it decisively to cap off the event for him.

Interestingly there were three different boat constructions in the top three positions and only half of the top ten were Queenslanders, showing how well this event was supported by the wider IOM community.

The local Councilor James Houghton who has continued his support and promotion of the sport did presentations to the winners.

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The winner Paul Jones receiving his trophy from Councilor James Haughton.

More video clips here


 

Brisbane Challenge - 2018

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BRYC was happy to conduct the event over 27th/28th January..at our Eagleby Facilities. We had 33 entries form as far as NSW and Sunshine Coast...along with our local clubs..

thanks goes to Lindsay Patterson (Hervey Bay ) for being the PRO (one of the graduates from last year QRYA training coarse)  ably assisted by Ian Ashe..we would like to than all officials especially the scores who had results published very promptly (David Black / Anne Walker and Marylyn Russell) also all competitors for the way they conducted themselves..

wind was swinging from east to south east (back and forth)both days...standard windward and return course was set with 3 windward marks ..we achieved 6 races on day 1 and a further 7 on day 2

all the fleet used A rig both days ..at times it was at the to of the range during the gusts...

congratulations to

  • Paul Jones 1st    sailing a K2
  • Greg Torpy 2nd sailing a V10
  • Mike Freebairne 3rd sailing a Cheinz

thanks to all competitors hope to see you all next year

Richard Jaffray

BRYC club secretary 

30jan

 

More here by Ian Lobley

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdZ2iZEMCM7KprjmBl_lwA/videos

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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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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S/QLD 10R Championships - 13th August

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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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