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The South Queensland IOM Championship

24th – 25th March 2018


Jabiru Canal

Griffiths Road Newport QLD  

This is an ARYA Ranking Event



This regatta is organised under the overall authority of the Australian Radio Yachting Association Incorporated (ARYA) and conducted by the Queensland Radio Yachting Association Incorporated (QRYA) and the Moreton Radio Yacht Squadron Inc (MRYS) and its duly appointed Race Committee.


2.1             The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 as amended by Appendix E (Radio Sailing Racing Rules).   

2.2             The following documents will apply: This Notice of Race (NoR), the event’s Sailing Instructions (SI), International Class Administration Rules, the Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS), the respective International Class Rules.

2.3             The current ARYA approved Heat Management System (HMS) will apply in the event that multiple fleets are utilized.

2.4             The following Racing Rules will be changed:

E3.1:         The control area will be defined on the course board.

E3.2:         Launching area will be specified on the course board

E3.3:         The course will be displayed on a course Board.

E3.6:         Following a general recall, Rule 30.1 shall apply to the restart. For subsequent general recalls Rules 30.1, 30.3 or 30.4 may apply.

E3.8(c):     Courses may be shortened.

E5.1(a):    The race committee will appoint Observers, who may be competitors.

E6.4:         Add “but prior to the prepatory signal for the next heat or race.”

                  The changes will appear in full in the Sailing Instructions.

3                ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY    

3.1             The competition is open to

(a) affiliated members in good standing with ARYA (Inc.) and

(b) members in good standing with the IRSA Delegated National Member of their country of residence.

Entry will be denied to anyone who has been expelled or is currently serving a suspension from the ARYA (Inc) or any state or territory RC sailing association affiliated with the ARYA (Inc). 

3.2             Competitors who reside outside of Australia entering in accordance with 3.1 (b) are required to become a ‘Temporary Affiliate Member’ of ARYA (Inc.) for the period of the event. This may be exempt for competitors who are insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of AUD $20 million per incident or the equivalent.

3.3             The following class/es will be sailed:

                  International One Metre.

All boats must have a current registration certificate for the class entered.

3.4             Eligible boats may enter Online at by completing the entry form on that site. Payment may be made by direct debit by 22nd March 2018 to the following account:

                  Name: Moreton Radio Yacht Squadron,   Bank: Heritage Bank,

                  BSB:  638070         Account:  11433485

                  Please reference your surname on the payment and send an email advising payment to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                  Entries close at 1700 hours on 16th March 2018.

3.5             Late entries may be accepted under the discretion of the regatta organizers and the payment of a $10 Late Entry fee in addition to the Entry fee.     

3.6             Final Entry: No further entries will be accepted after 0900 hours on 22nd March 2018 and the entry fee is non-refundable after that date as catering will have been ordered.

4                FEES

4.1             Required fees are as follows:  $45.      

4.2             Other fees:  None.

5                EVENT SCHEDULE

5.1            International  One Metre

5.2             Racing Times:

                  All times are local time as available on local mobile phone services.

                  Day One:                                      24th March 2018

                       Registration:                                 From 8.00am to 9.00am

                  Measurement and inspection:    From 8.00am to 9.00am     

                  Briefing commences:                    9.15am

                  Warning signal for first race:       No earlier than 9.45am

                  Racing concludes:                         No race will commence after 4.00pm

                  Day Two:                                       25th March 2018

                  Briefing commences:                    9.15am

                  Warning signal for first race:       No earlier than 9.45am

                  Racing concludes:                         No race will commence after 3.00pm

                  Presentation function:     Presentation will be held as soon as possible after completion of the last race on day two.

                  Lunch on both days will be taken at a time to best fit in with the racing as determined by the PRO but will start as soon as practicable after 12.00am.              

5.3             Racing will be held during the scheduled times with a maximum of 40 races for the series. There shall be no time limit to the number of races/heats sailed on each day.

5.4             The warning signal for the next race/heat shall occur as soon as practical following the previous race/heat.

6                MEASUREMENT

                  Each boat shall produce a current, valid measurement certificate at registration.

                  Boats may be weighed at any time.

                  All registration formalities, including payment and any measurement checks, must be completed by 9.00am ao 24th March 2018.

7                FREQUENCIES

                  For frequency bands other than 2.4 Ghz, each competitor shall nominate a minimum of three (3) frequencies with their entry. Permitted frequency bands are 27, 29, 36, 40 Mhz and 2.4 Ghz.

8                PERSONAL SAIL NUMBERS

8.1             Authorised personal numbers shall take preference over other conflicting sail numbers provided the member seeking to use their Personal Number has entered the event, and paid the entry fee prior to the nominated “close of entries” date as set out in this Notice of Race.

8.2             Skippers wishing to use authorized personal numbers shall produce a current, valid personal number certificate at registration.


                  The ARYA Standard Sailing Instructions are available on the ARYA website ( and a copy will be placed on the Event Noticeboard prior to the commencement of racing.

10              VENUE

                  The event will be sailed at Jabiru Canal, Griffiths Road, Newport QLD.

                  Launching details: Wet or dry launch depending on the Control Area location.

11              COURSES

                  Where possible, the course will comprise a first leg and a finish leg to windward. The course will generally be a windward / leeward course utilizing a gate at the leeward end of the course.  

                  The Race Committee will attempt to set a course which will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes for the first boat to complete.


12.1           RRS 44.1 is amended by E4.3: Taking a Penalty.  

12.2           The Arbitration System for Protest Hearings (Sailing Instructions Appendix A) to be used.

12.3           A Protest Committee will be appointed to hear any protests arising from the event and may comprise competitors not involved in the incident.  RRS 61.2 and 62.2 may be replaced by a verbal notification and hearing if all parties affected by the incident agree.

12.4           Decisions of the protest committee will be final as provided in RRS 70.5. 

13              SCORING

13.1           5 races are required to be completed to constitute a series.

13.2           Where there are less than 21 competitors, the event may be sailed in one fleet.

  • The scoring system is as follows:
  1. For single fleet racing
  • The Low Point System (RRS A4) will apply.
  • After 4 races have been completed, 1 discard.
  • After 8 races have been completed, 2 discards.
  • After 16 races have been completed, 3 discards, then adding one extra

discard for every further 8 races completed.

  1. For multi fleet racing RRS A4 as amended by HMS and the Event Sailing Instruction shall apply.

14              PRIZES

                  Prizes will be given as follows:

                  1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies will be awarded.

                  Other trophies may be awarded at the discretion of the MRYS Commodore.  

15              CONDUCT

The Australian Radio Yachting Association Incorporated  and the Queensland Radio Yachting Association Incorporated recognise that all events offer considerable publicity opportunities to Clubs, Associations and the sport generally. Competitor behaviour can impact unfavourably on the sport and all competitors.
Behaviour by a competitor that is in breach of good manners or sportsmanship or which may bring the sport into disrepute shall result in a hearing in accordance with RRS 2 or RRS69.1 or the PRO may offer a competitor a two turns on the spot penalty to avoid going to protest. However, the PRO is not obliged to make this offer, nor is a competitor obliged to accept it in which case a protest hearing shall proceed.

16              DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY            

All those entering or taking part in these Championships do so at their own risk and responsibility. (See RRS 4). The Australian Radio Yachting Association (Incorporated), Queensland Radio Yachting Association Incorporated the Moreton Radio Yacht Squadron Inc and any other parties involved in the organisation of this event disclaim:

“Any and every responsibility whatsoever for loss, material damage, personal injury or   death, or  inconvenience that might occur to persons and goods, both ashore and on the water, prior to, during or after the regatta, as a consequence of entering or participating in the Championship covered by this Notice of Race.”

At all times the responsibility for the safety of their boat and themselves plus the decision to participate or continue must rest solely with and remain at all times with the competitors.

A competitor may only enter the event by accepting these conditions as they appear on the entry form for this event.


                 For further information please contact:

                 email:         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                 Phone:        0411 507 156 (Ron) 

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