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ARYA Approves 2019 Nationals Venue

The ARYA has advised the QRYA that their request to change the venue for the 2019 Nationals, has been approved by a majority vote of members.

The new location is Regatta Waters Lake at Oxenford, also known as Coomera Lake.  The QRYA has formed an Event Management Committee to run the Nationals as there is no member club sailing at the selected location.  Equipment. including buoys, launching platforms and a boat have been generously offered by PRYC and individual sailors.  This means that the event is already fully equipped to operate at the new location.  The twin Towns club have offered to staff the 10 Rater event and we are receiving offers from other clubs for similar assistance, all to be formalised in the near future.  The QRYA will be seeking volunteers to fill remaining positions from member clubs.

The site is managed by the Southport Yacht Club (SYC) and leased from the Gold Coast City Council (GCCC) for the next 10 years.  As soon as we have formal event approval from the GCCC for the dates we require we will confirm the schedule in our original plan.



10R & Marblehead World Championships 2018

Both 10 Rater and Marblehead classes have the World Championships in Germany starting this month.  The following Aussies are entered.  We wish them fair sailing and success.

#   Full Name Sail Number Design Entry Status Allocation
1 Reid, Andrew AUS 74 Trance Confirmed Stage 1
2 Robb, Kirwan AUS 60 Trance Confirmed Stage 2(i)
3 Thomas, David AUS 81 Blade Confirmed Stage 1
4 Turton, David AUS 09 Nioutram Confirmed Stage 2(i)



Code of Conduct for Radio Sailing

Competitive sports can bring out hyper-competitive behavior in people and this has the potential to spoil everyone's day and damage our sport.  While racing is underway, the Race Officer is empowered under Rule 69 of the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) to warn and then act on breaches of sportsmanship.  But this only applies between the start and the finish of the race.

Fact is that there are no briefings or inductions into any RC clubs about expected behavior so if members behave badly outside of a race itself, formally they are not breaking any rules but they may be discouraging others from participating in the sport.  In addition, most clubs sail in areas accessible to the public and bad language can bring the sport into disrepute.

In an effort to foster a welcoming culture some clubs have instituted a Code of Conduct.  A simple one-page form filled out on membership renewal or joining to advise members on the behavior expected of them at club venues.  This also provides club officials with a tool to address the situation if it occurs and it applies from the race course to the carpark.  But probably the most valuable part of a Code of Conduct is that for a minute each year, the time it takes to fill the form out, each member is reminded of what is expected of them.

Two QRYA clubs have now implemented a Code of Conduct.  Moreton (MRYS) started last year and Kawana (CKRY) this year.  The QRYA fully supports this approach and encourages other member clubs to consider implementing one. 

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DF95 Sail Day – Moreton Radio Yacht Squadron

DF95 Sail Day – Moreton Radio Yacht Squadron - 28th April 2018.

10 Skippers from as far north as the Sunshine Coast and as far west as Ipswich, attended the inaugural DF95 sail day at Moreton – sponsored by Hobby Warehouse. Three boats were supplied by club members for visitors to experience the DF95's - thanks to Dennis and Kevin from the Moreton Club.

The morning session was scratch racing with some skippers racing their boats for the first time, in conditions that varied from light to 15 kts. in a testing southerly breeze.  The afternoon session was handicap racing.

At the lunch break, Dennis Culver generously gave his time to share his experiences with preparation and maintenance of these boats and it was appreciated by all.  Many of the tips he gave will no doubt make sure that his fellow sailors enjoy their boats more than they do already.

At the end of the racing the prizes donated by Hobby Warehouse were distributed by lucky draw to the remaining competitors.

Above are the winners of the sponsored prizes.  Kevin, Roger, Dennis and Geoff.  We thank Hobby Warehouse for their generous support.

Many thanks to all who turned up to support the event. Moreton now has a fleet of 6 plus and will be holding competition race days on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month.  The DF95 group sails every Sunday at Moreton Radio Yacht Squadron, Griffith rd Newport from 10:00am – 12:00pm. Visitors are welcome.

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