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Sth Qld Laser Championship GP2 25th June 2022

Wow, after the disappointment of this regatta's postponed washout day last month ( sorry about that folks) we were blessed with almost perfect weather , albeit a little lacking in pressure at times, with some great sailing conditions, and sportsman like competitive racing.
Special thanks to the volunteers from SCRSC who made this event work and thanks to the entrants with special thanks to the guys who travelled ( Peter O, David P and Daniel B ). Particular thanks also to the SCRSC Laser sailors who entered and sailed very competitively .
I personally heard very few complaints from anyone on the day, however if anyone would like to forward to me anything that we as a club can improve upon, please contact me and we will address what we can to make improvements for future regattas .
John Halloran

PS from SCRSC Rear Commodore

About the South Qld Laser Champs, what I wanted to get across is the sterling job done by John Halloran and the Race Management Team. The conditions were difficult with an inconsistent breeze in both velocity and direction.  Neil Carroll, the RO with Jim Jim O'Shannessy in the boat as mark layer did a great job of laying the course and just tweaking the start or top mark to get as near a perfect course as possible. Races were run back-to-back with little delay, whilst the breeze was in with enough time given to competitors to change rigs as was considered necessary which was often!

In summary – well done SCRSC on an excellent event.

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DF 65 Interclub Series Round 2 25th June 2022

Saturday 25th June 2022

Race Report Round 2 DF65 Interclub Series

A cool winter’s day greeted the 19 entrants at Sovereign Lake. Very light WSW breeze moving to the SE during day was the prediction and proved to be correct. The breeze was very shifty throughout the day and finally settled in the early afternoon which made for more consistent sailing conditions to everyone’s enjoyment. The improvement in conditions enabled 15 races to be completed to the delight of the sailors and the PRO.

This was the first round of sailing in the series this year due to weather events and 2 postponements in recent months.

Congratulations to the Springfield Lakes team who won the honours on the day, from a stronger Redlands team with Paradise RYC coming home third.

The racing was made exciting by the conditions with had several race winners and the results showed some close racing and finishes throughout the field.

Another fine performance from Springfield Lakes member and current Qld Champion Mike Jefferys saw him take top honours on the day from fellow club member John heard in second place, and continuing on from his strong performance in the Qld Champs Andrew Gibbs sailing for Paradise RYC in third place.

The PRO on the day Mr Ian Ashe showed his experience as a race officer to have 15 races completed in the sometimes varying conditions and always providing a fair sailing course to test the skills of all the sailors. He was supported by Mr Ian Lobley who calculated the final results and enabled a presentation to the winners at the end of the day. He also provided videos of the races. Thank you to these gentlemen.

The event was made possible by the efforts of the Redlands Radio Sailing Club and its volunteer members who gave their time to help organise and ensure the event ran smoothly.

The RRSC would like to thank all the competitors for taking part in our clubs major event of the year and the friendly competitive nature in which the racing was carried out. All which made a successful DF65 days sailing.

We wish to acknowledge the Australian manufacturers of INOX products who provided participation trophies for all the competitors.


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QRYA Race Officer and Scorers Course a great success!

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On the weekend of 11th & 12th June 2022, the QRYA held an RO and Scorers training course at Sailing Queensland’s facility. This was a great initiative by Trent Jarratt , the previous President, and the previous Committee of the QRYA, we have them to thank. It is of great benefit to Queensland Radio Yacht Sailing and its future. This weekend was made possible by Bill Clancy for the RO training, Anne Walker for the Scorers training and Lindsay Walker who also attended and provided valuable assistance and advice, we thank you all for giving up your time. The extensive time spent in the preparation for the weekend training, publications and sharing of knowledge by those that attended was well received. The sport is all the better for your commitment and dedication. There are many people to thank, apart from the above, some are, Sailing Queensland for the training facility proved, Lorinda from Subway for the catering, our Vice President John Fulton for orgainising the mechanics of the weekend and of course the attendees, who, without them this would not have been possible. They gave up their weekend to learn and hopefully assist as RO’s and Scorers at future events which is greatly needed. As I attended the training, I am sure I can speak for all attendees, the weekend was a great success and we all appreciated the knowledge that Anne and Bill passed on to us. I think there is a need to certify the training we received as we all proceed to assist at future events, I expect this will be on the QRYA Agenda moving forward and the RC Yacht Sailing community will be advised in due course.

Once again thank you to all!

Regards QRYA


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The Coomera Cup hailed as great success!

Boats1What a great Radio Sailing regatta? The Coomera Cup 2022-2, hosted by Wynnum Manly Radio Model Yacht Club (WMRMYC), was held last weekend (28th and 29th of May).

This event was originally scheduled for late February 2022 earlier this year and had to be postponed due to the heavy rain and flooding.

 A sense of "Deja Vu" was building in the week approaching the second take (2022-2) because it had been raining for three weeks. Would the event have to be postponed again? 

The weather forecast was for the rain to stop on Friday 27th and a 'Sunny' weekend. What about the wind forecast? Saturday, light and variable south westerly and for Sunday a westerly wind with the pressure building during the afternoon. A quick check with the venue management (GCCC) reconfirmed that cars could not be parked on the very soggy grounds. That was going to be a challenge. The decision was made to proceed with the regatta.

Guess what?? The weather forecast was generally what happened.

Saturday greeted the 38 competitors (a record number of entries for the Coomera Cup)  with a bright sunny morning, light variable winds and very soggy slippery ground. Over the weekend, the slippery conditions caused a few of the competitors to take some heavy falls. Fortunately, no one was injured.

 It was a challenging day, Saturday,  setting courses to suit the variable winds and waiting for sufficient wind pressure. The number of  races completed on Saturday was limited to 5.

The scoring system used for this regatta was the SHSS (Simple Heat Scoring System). This system consists of a number of qualifying rounds, followed by a cut into a Gold fleet and a Silver fleet. The Gold and Silver fleets then race off over the final set of races.

Sunday was again sunny and the wind pressure built during the day. Great racing conditions, and 8 races were completed. Competitors in both the Gold fleet and Silver fleet enjoyed the final series.

Big "thank you" to the volunteers who worked tirelessly changing the race track and working with an unfamiliar scoring system. Thanks to Paradise and Coomera clubs for the use of fleet boards, course boards and launching ramps etc.. Thanks to the new Eagleby club for the use of the regatta trailer and all of the regatta equipment. 

Thanks to the competitors for showing good spirits under testing conditions.

Finally congratulations to the winners.

 1st Paul Jones

2nd Greg Torpy

3rd Sean Wallis

Silver Fleet Glen Fitzgerald

Masters Alan Walker

Russell Gray

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