Friday, March 22, 2019
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ARYA 2019 Nationals Venue Change

The 2019 Australian Radio Controlled Yachting Championships can no longer be held at Newport as planned.  At a meeting between the QRYA and Stockland Newport (property developers) last Thursday we learned that due to an unexpected change in their planning process, Stockland have sold the west bank of Jabiru Canal to Axis Capital who will be building extensive commercial facilities there.  Works include a pontoon system.  

Although a detailed timetable is not available at this time, Stockland expect construction will be started before February 2019.  Access to the west bank will not be permitted during construction.  Without the full use of the western bank, and the overflow car park (part of the construction site),  the venue will not suitable to hold a National level event.

In the next 2 weeks the QRYA will be attempting to find another site for the Nationals to be held. If we cannot find a suitable venue we will have to pass the opportunity to hold the event to another state. This of course is not want we want to do. Sailors in Queensland will miss out on the opportunity to sail in a National event and it might be another 4 years before we have the chance again.

Work is underway this week to inspect likely venues and we will advise you as soon as we have a result.




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