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DF65 Progress and Plans

The DF65 class is growing daily throughout the state, with new members being identified through the launch of the Australian DF65 Radio Sailing 
Association Inc.  This has allowed us to locate small groups and individuals and direct them to QRYA clubs in their vicinity. Fraser Coast are now
supporting the DF65 class and I am sure they will see their numbers grow as a consequence. 
The initial aim of the Association is to formalise the identification of the boats. A pre-requisite to becoming a NRC. The class is now ready to move 
forward to the next phase of the evolution of the DF65 fleet.
The 3rd March saw the first round of the DF65 Inter-club Tri Series hosted by Brisbane RYC. 23 skippers lined up for a fun day trying to find that elusive 
breeze. The next 2 rounds are 9th June at Springfield Lakes MMs and the final round at Paradise RYC Gold Coast on the 16th September. In addition to 
the individual place winners, we also have a club competition with the 3 lowest skippers scores from each of the 3 rounds counting. 
It is the first time the A+ rigs have been used in competition since their inclusion to the sail wardrobe of the DF65 class. The results speak for 
themselves with the top 10 boats sporting A+ sails. After much debate and discussion about the pros and cons of the new rig, I think the results on the 
water spoke loudest. 
In the coming months, we have the National DF65 Invitational Challenge (NICs) on the 5 & 6th May at Paradise Radio Yacht Club, Emerald Lakes Gold 
Coast. This is our National event until such time as we become a Nationally Recognised Class with the ARYA.
The Qld DF65 Championships will be hosted by Springfield Lakes on the 7 & 8th July,  Sth Qld DF65 Championship 11 & 12th August at Carbrook.
So, if it is red, hot one-design racing you are looking for, we have it in spades. 
Charmaine White
Qld DF65 Class Co-ordinator

Formal Approval 2019 Nationals

The Minutes of the ARYA Annual General Meeting are yet to be published, but we have received a letter from the ARYA President advising us that the submission from QLD was approved.See this link to the letter.


National Championships 2018 completed.

Many of us have been following the Nationals since they started but for others who have not please see the following links for the full results.

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The website has a number of videos on the racing as well.  Conditions were extremely variable and challenging to all competitors, very different to those we normally enjoy here.
On behalf of all our clubs, congratulations go to Peter Morris and Greg Torpy who were the highest placing Queenslanders this year.
Peter finished a respectable 6th in the highly competitive A Class and Greg, although just out of the placings, was the most successful Queensland sailor in each of the other three classes.  Looking at the results, gear failure looks to have been a problem for both sailors.
Congratulations also go to the rest of the Queensland contingent for making what is a huge effort to prepare and travel to the event.  We are all looking forward to hearing more reports from you on the event when you return!

Radio Sailing on Channel 10

Paradise Radio Yacht Club have shown how the promotion of our sport can be done. 
Excellent work to all concerned.
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Tweed Seniors Week and Radio Sailing

It is always good to see when Radio Sailors extend themselves into the Community to offer people a rewarding sport to take on. 
Gary Choveaux the Secretary of Twin Towns Radio Yacht Club sent us the following.  Well done and congratulations to TTRYC for making the effort, we should be doing a lot more of this.
"Twin Towns Radio Yacht Club is continuing to participate in the Tweed Seniors Week Festival by club volunteers providing an opportunity for seniors to try their hand at sailing members radio controlled yachts at their usual sailing venue on Lake Kimberley at Banora Point.
The date for our activity within the Festival is Thursday 12th April between 10.00am and 1.00pm.
Experienced sailors will make themselves available to guide participating  seniors about general rules associated with sailing and to help them learn, on a one to one basis, how to control the movement of a radio controlled craft under sail.
The TTRYC has been participating in the Seniors Week for several years and the activity has generally been successful in gaining interest in our sport within the community which is certainly encouraging as we have gained a few members along the way as a result."
Anyone interested please contact Gary for more information.

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