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Central Queensland RM Championships - 17/18th March

Central Queensland RM Championships

17 & 18 March 2018


Fraser Coast Radio Yacht Club Inc., Hervey Bay   

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 QRYA and Fraser Coast Radio Yacht Club Inc. (FCRYC) 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 will be sailed:


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

3.4             Eligible boats may enter Online at or or or by completing the entry form and sending it, together with the required fee to  FCRYC Secretary, 8 Rosedale Dr. Hervey Bay Qld 4655. Entries close at 23:59 10 March 2018.

                  Payment can be made by direct debit up to Thursday 15 March to the following account:

Name: FCRYC  Bank: Westpac

BSB: 034 136  Account: 17 8479

If payment is by direct debit, a reference of your surname must be entered with such payment and an email advising payment is to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Payment for late entries may also be made at Registration.

3.5             Late entries may be accepted under the discretion of the regatta organizers under the following conditions:

  • A late entry fee of $10 for entries received after close of entries date. This will be enforced.
  • Personal numbers do not have priority if a skipper is a late entry for the event.  

3.6             Final Entry: No further entries will be accepted after 22:00 (AEST) - 14 March 2018.





4                FEES

4.1             Required fees are as follows:

Class                      Fee

RM                        $40



5.1      RM Central Queensland Championships - 17 & 18 March 2018

5.2             Racing Times:

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

                  Day One: Saturday 17th March 2018

                  Registration and measurement: From 0830 to 0930

                  Briefing commences: 0945

                  Warning signal for first race: 1000

                  Racing concludes: No heat will commence after 1600

                  Meet and greet at the ’The Boat Club’  1 Buccaneer Dr. Urangan – 1730


                  Final Day Sunday 18th March 2018

                  Briefing commences: 0900

                  Warning signal for first race: 0930

                  Racing concludes: No heat will commence after 1500

                  Presentation function: At sailing venue on completion of racing

5.3             A break for lunch may be included at the discretion of the PRO. Lunch will be taken at a time to best fit in with the racing.     

                  Lunch will be provided daily.

                  Drinks will be available for purchase on site.


6                MEASUREMENT

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

                  All registration formalities, including payment and any measurement checks, must be completed in accordance with the schedule outlined in this Notice of Race. (Refer paragraph 3 and 5.)

      To assist in proceedings on the first day of racing, a copy of your measurement certificate should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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: Upper lake, Lake View Estate, Madsen Road, Hervey Bay

                  Launching details:  The venue will be dry launching


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) may 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

                  The scoring system is as follows:

  1. For single heat racing the RRS A4 will apply.
  2. For multi fleet racing RRS A4 as amended by HMS and the Event Sailing Instruction shall apply.
  3. Where there are less than 21 competitors, the event may be sailed in one fleet.

14              PRIZES

                  Prizes will be given as follows:

                  Trophies for: 1st, 2nd, 3rd.   


15              CONDUCT


The Australian Radio Yachting Association Inc and the QRYA 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. 




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), QRYA and Fraser Coast Radio Yacht Club Inc. (FCRYC) 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 FCRYC Secretary: David Laurie, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..    Phone 0437 020 647.   

C/QLD RM Championships
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C/QLD RM Championships - Entry List

Gordon WILLS#: 1374: GothicPN: No
Jason Nasmith#: 11: f3.5PN: No
Yeoman sands#: 61: ScrougePN: Yes
Iain Kirley#: 01: OwnPN: Yes
Trevor Fisher#: 29: MantraPN: Yes
JD McIntosh#: 1074: RokPN: No
JD McIntosh#: 1074: RokPN: No
John Mackander#: 134: ScourgePN: Yes
Peter Robbins#: 1204: McDowallPN: No
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