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QLD IOM Championship 20 – 21 October 2023

The Gladstone Radio Controlled Yacht Club hosted the 2023 QLD IOM Championships with 28 entrants representing all States.  16 races with 2 heats using the HMS were held over the two days. Thank you to all those who travelled to join us, and also to those who joined us for a casual meal and a few drinks at the Gladstone Yacht Club on Saturday night.

The Gladstone Marina venue again provided fair breezes from the E through NE during the day on Saturday with it strengthening in the afternoon, but still comfortably A Rig.

On Sunday the breeze started lightly from the SE but filled in steadily, moving through E to NE, with some skippers contemplating B rig as the breeze lifted in the afternoon.

Unfortunately a broken down trawler berthed at the end of the wharf created some problems with setting courses for the weekend.

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The fleet was competitive over both days, with 7 skippers finishing first at least once and 9 skippers having a top three finish.

 

At the end of racing, it was Sean Wallis who prevailed followed by Greg Torpy with Paul Jones a very close third. After 16 races there was only 5.6 points between the three of them. Glen Fitzgerald took out the Masters Division.

 

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Thank you to the volunteers who assisted in making the event run so smoothly. Trevor Fisher for being the RO, Gwen Warne for doing an excellent job of scoring for us with Laraine assisting, Phil for observing finishes, Greg for operating the course/rescue boat and Aaron as Commodore for keeping a weather eye on proceedings and adjusting courses to get the best out of the conditions.

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We look forward to seeing you all and more in October next year at the World Championship.

 

Ian McKay

Secretary GRCYC

 

RESULTS

PosName/ClubSail No.
/Design
NettTotal
1WALLIS, Sean
CHAMPTION LAKES
AUS 171
VENTI
30.064.0
2TORPY, Greg
EAGLEBY RYC
AUS 125
VENTI
34.077.0
3JONES, Paul
LAKE MAQUARIE RYC
AUS 77
VENTI
35.655.6
4ALLEN, Doug
SUNSHINE COAST RSC
AUS 72
V11
64.0113.0
5ROBB, Kirwan
ALBERT PARK MYC
AUS 94
BRITPOP
76.0133.0
6WILSON, Andrew R
WYNNUM MANLY RMYC
AUS 177
VENTI
83.0131.0
7SCAPENS, Alex
ADELAIDE RCYRC
AUS 106
V11
88.0147.0
8TAYLOR, Ben
LAKE MAQUARIE RYC
AUS 70
V12
94.0143.0
9FITZGERALD, Glen
SUNSHINE COAST RSC
AUS 80
ALIOTH
97.0132.0
10FARRAR, Aaron
GLADSTONE RCYC
AUS 34
BRITPOP
114.0172.0
11MCCARTHY, Gary
SUNSHINE COAST RSC
AUS 181
VENTI
115.0171.0
12SHAWCROSS, Darryn
EAGLEBY RYC
AUS 61
K2
140.0211.0
13HORSLEY, Geoff
BALLINA RYC
AUS 54
AKA
142.0213.0
14DONAHER, Barry
CHAMPION LAKES
AUS 27
VENTI
149.0232.0
15COLE-COOK John
RISDON BROOK RYC
AUS 12
VENTI
163.0227.0
16SHERWOOD, Peter
EAGLEBY RYC
AUS 55
V11
180.0255.0
17MEE, Jimmy
EAGLEBY RYC
AUS 43
V11
189.0260.0
18BENEKE, Mark
FRASER COAST RYC
AUS 46
K2
204.0276.0
19WILSON Andrew C
EAGLEBY RYC
AUS 187
V11
210.0291.0
20MCKAY, Ian
GLADSTONE RCYC
AUS 95
KAN TWO
213.0289.0
21WARNE, Derick
SUNSHINE COAST RSC
AUS 97
BRITPOP
214.0289.0
22SHAW, Ian
EAGLEBY RYC
AUS 172
V10
227.0298.0
23DONOHOE, Laurie
GLADSTONE RCYC
AUS 796
BLITZ 5
233.0311.0
24WALKER, Murray
SPRINGFIELD LAKES RYC
AUS 89
K2
243.0316.0
25MITCHELL, Kim
SUNSHINE COAST RSC
AUS 42
V11
245.0322.0
26DEANE, Bruce
EAGLEBY RYC
AUS 07
K2
299.0380.0
27BERGAMINI, Paul
GLADSTONE RCYC
AUS 50
VICKERS 10
332.0416.0