Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Entries for National Championships closing

This one is shaping up to be one of the biggest National Championships for some time with entries strong in most classes.  The IOMs are hovering at 67 and the Ms and 10Rs both 19.

Entries for National Championships are closing on the 11th January 2019.  For those of you hesitating, just do it, you know you will be sorry if you don't.

If you miss the closing date, late entries may be accepted up to the 18th.  But there is a fee and there is no guarantee the entry will be accepted.

For the IOM fleet, we are planning to have all measurements completed on the Lay Day before the start of competition, so please make an appointment with the Measurer to avoid standing in line.  Garry can be contacted on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For those who have already entered, thank you and we look forward to seeing you there in February.

Online entries still available here.

If you are planning to come along to watch the racing, have you considered being a volunteer?  Here is the link to the Volunteer Registration Form.  We are still looking for Boat Crew for some days.  You can also call Ron on 0411507156 for details.



New President for the QRYA

David Black has resigned from his position as President of the QRYA.  Members of the Management Committee encouraged David to stay on until after the National Championships next February, but he decided that now is the time to step down.  David will continue on with his valuable scorers job for the Nationals and other events as required.

Col Cameron has stepped up from his Vice President's role into Acting President until that move can be formalised at the next Management Committee meeting.

Thank you David for your services over the busy last year and a half and thank you Col for accepting the new position.



Fair winds Paul Newman

It is with regret that BRYC has one less sailor.  Paul Newman passed last Thursday. 
Paul was a member since 2015 and was new to sailing and took to the boats instantly becoming quite competitive.
He held our Treasury for a time and also was our photographer /BRYC web keeper.
Every body who Paul met would offer any help with his launching and setting up his boat .
He also enjoyed cruising the high seas with wife Genny ,in fact had only returned a week ago.
Paul couldn’t wait to get his boat wet ,so last Wednesday had a very eager return to us and was hard to beat . We will miss his humour and requests for a coffee, he enjoyed it so much . Our club days won’t be the same.
A Funeral for Paul is set Thursday 1.00 pm at Mt Cotton Garden of Remembrance 20/12/18 RIP Paul Newman.


DF95 now a State Sanctioned Class

The DragonFlite 95 (DF95) is now recognised by the QRYA as a State Sanctioned Class.   The application submitted to the Management Committee was approved on 7th December, following receipt of the required details from the Class Coordinator.
DF95s are currently sailing in the following clubs;
The DF95 is an exciting one design class that is very accessible to those entering the sport of Radio Yachting, while providing challenging competition for experienced radio sailors.  
Also an interesting read is the regular newsletters this class produces, the most recent one is linked here for November 2018.
State Sanctioned Classes have a State Championship each year, so now the QRYA events calendar will be revisited and a new version released in January showing new or revised DF95 events.
It will be interesting to see who the first DF95 State Champion will be!

Masters Divisions Announced for the Australian National Championships 2019

Age based categories have been used in major sporting events for many years. The Masters Games may be the best known while many large sailing classes have used them for decades.

For 2019, the Australian Radio Yachting Association (ARYA) has accepted a proposal from the Queensland Radio Yachting Association (QRYA) to trial age based categories in the Australian Championships being held in Queensland in February next.

The categories are defined as follows;


Age Range


All entrants


 < 25


65 - 74

Grand Masters



Please Note:

  • All Racing will be in Open Division. The normal fleet system will be used and the division placings are back-calculated from the Heat Management System (HMS) results.
  • Age will be taken from 4 February 2019.
  • It will be possible for a sailor to win in Open and one of the other categories they are qualified for.

All entrants are in Open Division but on Registration each competitor will be given the option to nominate for one of the age based divisions. Trophies will be awarded at the discretion of the Organising Committee.

Winners will be recognised as “Australian National Champion” of a division.



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