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Qld Marblehead Championships 16 October 2021

Marblehead Qld Championships 161021

QLD Marblehead championships 2021

We all arrived at the Lake salmsonvale water sports association to find a good stiff wind blowing.

C and C2 rigs were in order from the start and with wind directions changing from one minute to the next; it was going to be a hard day!   It was spectacular to watch these machines on the water with a big wind in full flight!!!

John our PRO set a course that was as good as we could hope for considering the conditions and we all tried to do our best. The good guys showed that they were prepared for it and typically Greg Topy from the start showed that he could handle all conditions and showed from the start that he was going to be the person to beat.

Geoff Morris and Peter Sherwood ( first competition with a Marblehead) were going to make it a hard fort battle for the minor placings.

It should be noted that nearly every boat in the fleet at one time during the day made it into the top 3 places for that heat which demonstrated the different conditions on the day.

After lunch the wind died down a little which gave the guys that were game enough to try larger rigs an advantage but very quickly their advantage was annulled. 

A big thankyou to David Black for the scoring, John Fulton for PRO and the team from Lake salmsonvale for running the event that went smoothly and the sailors who together showed true mateship with everyone helping everyone to try keep as many boats racing as possible.

Marbleheads are definitely strong  in Queensland and anyone interested in watching or learning more about this class should contact us to see what this class is all about.

Trevor Fisher

 Marblehead pic


A QRYA target set some years ago was to achbreaking news puzzle logoieve a total individual membership of all affiliate clubs equaling 400 members. With a new member of one of our affiliate clubs as of yesterday, that target has been achieved!!! Well done and congratulations to all the affiliated clubs for your great work in promoting our sport of radio sailing and for giving members the resources and organisation for them to enjoy competitive, sportsmanlike and enjoyable sailing. It is a combination of the excellent work of our radio sailing clubs around Queensland and as well the slick and professional on-line membership process that was developed over recent years, that we account for this milestone! Well done to all involved!!

Welcome to Qld State Measurement Co-ordinator

Attention all QLD Clubs and members,                            Mclassfleet                        11-10-2021

The QRYA Committee wishes to advise all Clubs and members that Greg Torpy has now formally accepted and officially been appointed as the new QLD State Measurement Coordinator for QRYA. Greg’s role includes involvement with the technical aspects of all the various RC class of boats recognised by the ARYA. Greg will be in charge of distributing technical information to all classes and clubs in QLD.

Greg is well known and a much respected member of our QLD sailing community and has an extensive background in a multitude of classes of RC yachts including extensive experience in the sailing of full size yachts and is a consistent high achiever in this sport.

The QRYA Committee is particularly pleased to make this latest announcement as the State Measurement Coordinator is a crucial role to the consistency and compliance of all sailing classes. The QRYA encourage all clubs to welcome Greg on board and he has been granted full authority by the QRYA in the administration of this important role.

Greg can be contacted on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Kind Regards

Trent Jarratt

QRYA President


Change of Date and Venue for 10R QLD State Championship 2021

Ten Rater sailors and previous entrants to the 2021 Qld 10R Champi10R Pic1 Smonships please note:

Owing to the uncertainty of state border restrictions and NSW Government policy, it has been necessary to reschedule the  2021 QLD 10R CHAMPIONSHIP as a one day event to be held now on SUNDAY 21st November hosted by PRYC at Emerald Lakes . Those sailors who had entered on the previous Notice of Race have still maintained their status as an entrant for the new location and date. Please note the new Notice of Race and associated details. Those entrants who are now unable to participate with the new date and venue are asked to email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to have your entry removed. 


Expression of Interest for QRYA Classes Co-ordinator


The QRYA is seeking Expressions of Interest for the position of “QRYA Classes Co-ordinator”.

This position is an advisory position to the QRYA and has as a key function the support for the various Class Co-ordinators across radio sailing in Queensland. It will focus on support, consistency and advocacy for the various classes within radio sailing Queensland liaising closely with the QRYA Committee. This position will fulfil a non-voting position on the QRYA Committee, and enable the individual State Class coordinators to more effectively report to and communicate with the Committee through the QRYA Classes Coordinator.

Expressions of interest should be emailed to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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