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The inaugural ‘Sunshine Coast International One Metre Regatta’ is on in August!!


This three-day event will follow the tradition of previous events conducted at Lake Kawana. Being held on the 2nd to 4th of August a high-quality program of sailing is planned and will continue to grow radio sailing as an international sport. With the support of the QRYA and ARYA behind us the Sunshine Coast will offer this inaugural event to evolve in to one of the premier events on the radio sailing calendar in Australia. You can find out more about the event through the dedicated website created by Sean Wallis at

Looking forward to seeing you in August!


Open Session after the QRYA AGM

Location AGM

Immediately following the AGM on the 16th June, we will be hosting an Open Session on the following topics;

  1. SHRS Vs HMS scoring systems -  the ARYA is currently discussing allowing SHRS (Gold/Sliver fleet concept) for ranking events  We would like to discuss these two systems and gauge opinion on what Queensland Clubs think about this move.  If you don't know much about it please come along and find out more.  If you have sailed under SHRS please share your experience.
  2. Zero Entry Fee Regattas -  Western Australia has introduced zero entry fees to ranking events.  We have details on how that has been operating for the past 3 years and can discuss if that could work on some events in Queensland.  Fascinating stuff.
  3. QRYA support for State level events and options for extending that further.
  4. The ARYA are about to release a new website.  Preview it and hear how it may work for the QRYA and clubs next year.
  5. Other items from the floor.


If you are not doing much that afternoon please come along with your club delegate.  All QRYA affiliated sailors are welcome to attend. 

 AGM to be held at 1.30 pm on Sunday 16th June 2019, at the premises of Yachting
Queensland, 578 Royal Parade, Manly Q. (adjacent to the RQYS Complex).



DF95 Invitation 30 June

95 681Due to the level of interest in the DF95 the QRYA asked the Paradise Radio Yacht Club (PRYC) host a followup event to the recent South Queensland Championship at Newport.  All thanks go to PRYC for agreeing to host the event at Emerald Lakes.

As we do not have the required 6 week notice to the ARYA, this will not be a ranking event however this will proably not matter to the keen bunch of 95 skippers!

For the remainder of this year, most of the action in this class will be in north Queensland where Col Cameron and Chris Head from the Townsville and Whitsunday clubs have put in the effort to stimulate radio sailing in that region. 

Keep checking because a Notice of Race will be posted on this site in the next few days.


Eddie Cowell Perpetual Trophy Retired

The Eddie Cowell Perpetual Trophy was originally granted to the now defunct Club Kawana Radio Yachting (CKRY).  When that club closed suddenly on May 9, a new 'deed of gift' agreement was required between the custodian of the trophy and the new Sunshine Coast Radio Sailing Club (SCRSC).  The SCRSC decided to cease using the trophy and name rather than agree to the deed-of-gift conditions.

The Eddie Cowell Perpetual had a rich heritage and was recognised Nationally and Internationally, it is a shame to see it go, particularly so soon after the sudden demise of CKRY.  The loss of two well known names in the space of one month is something no one would have thought possible at the start of the year.

The SCRSC will host an event at the same time and place called the Sunshine Coast International One Metre Regatta.



DF95s still growing fast


Following the very successful DF95 South Queensland Championships at the Moreton Radio Yacht Squadron last month the fleet has continued to grow.  Members race at the Newport venue every Sunday morning.

Interesting to see has been the standard of racing rapidly increase as a result the weekly racing and hosting the recent Championship where members got the opportunity to sail with skippers from other clubs.  Being a relatively new class, tuning experience is light on the ground but the Moreton Members are sharing what they have learned with each other and new members.







Malcolm Gresham was the best placed host club sailor at the SQ Championships and this class seems to have drawn out his sailing skills, he is now consistantly near the top of the 95 fleet.  Seems that this boat suits him.  Seen here making those all important fine tuning adjustments











Ian Lobley is the QRYA Treasurer who after videoing the last DF95 event at the Newport venue, decided to try them himself.  Ian is seen here launching his new boat, to shortly after record his first heat win in the class.  This was pretty impressive given the experience at the Moreton club now.  Looks like watching all those videos during processing and editing has sharpened his tactical skills!






Ian Ashe the QRYA Events Coordinatory is in the process of squeezing another DF95 event in South East Queensland into the busy calendar.  We will announce any new events here and to all clubs.

Next on the existing calendar for this class are;

  • DF95 NQ Interclub Series R1 (Enter here)
  • 9 -15 July DF95 Whitsunday Race Week (Enter here)
  • 24 August DF95 NQ Interclub Series R2 24 August
  • 5 -6 October DF95 Queensland Championships (& rnd 3 Nth QLD interclub)

Other clubs regularly sailing this fleet are;

  1. Paradise Radio Yacht Club
  2. Townsville Radio Controlled Yachting
  3. Whitsunday Radio Yacht Club

Click here for Club Contacts






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