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Coomera Cup 2023

The Coomera Cup 2023, hosted by Wynnum Manly Radio Model Yacht Club (WMRMYC) at Eagleby, was held over the weekend of the 27th and 28th of May. 

Saturday's weather was bright and sunny with variable light winds. The variable winds were a challenge for the PRO, Lindsay Walker, who, together with the boat crew, did a fantastic job, under very trying conditions, of setting fair and competitive courses. 

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Buoybots were demonstrated during one of the lunch breaks. The Buoybots are becoming more stable and could soon be considered for future events. Buoybots make course changes very fast.

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Sunday had similar weather conditions with the winds becoming more stable later in the day. In the final races, the glare from looking into the sun's reflection off the water at the weather mark tested the competitors' skills.

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A great, fun event enjoyed by all. Congratulations to all the competitors, and a big thank you to all the volunteers.
Coomera Cup 2023 5Coomera Cup 2023 6The racing was very close, and the winner of the cup was decided in the last race.

Ben Taylor (LMRYC NSW) went into the final race with a 3-point lead over Paul Jones (LMRYC NSW). Paul won the last race, and Ben came in sixth. This meant that Paul won the Coomera Cup 2023 (he previously won CC 2022 and 2021), closely followed by Ben. Special mention to Ben, who has shown significant improvement over the last 12 months. Sean Wallis (Champion Lakes WA), current Australian Champion, came in third place.

The Masters(over 70) was also a very close tussle between Chis Woods (Champion Lakes, WA) and Glen Fitzgerald (Sunshine Coast RSC). Chris was 15th in the last race, and Glen came 17th. This meant that Chris won the Coomera Cup 2023 Masters by one point.

Russell Gray
WMRMYC

RESULTS

PosName/ClubSail No.
/Design
NettTotal
1JONES, Paul
NSW/LAKE MACQUARIE RYC (NSW)
AUS 77
K 2
37.070.0
2TAYLOR, Ben
NSW/LAKE MACQUARIE RYC (NSW)
AUS 70
V 11
39.055.0
3WALLIS, Sean
W.A./CHAMPION LAKES
AUS 71
V 11
54.783.7
4SCAPENS, Alex
S.A./ADELAIDE RCYRC
AUS 106
V 11
60.091.0
5TORPY, Greg
QLD/EAGLEBY RYC
AUS 125
V 11
61.092.0
6FARRAR, Aaron
QLD/GLADSTONE RCYC
AUS 34
BRITPOP
74.0106.0
7MORRISH, Paul
NSW/NRYS
AUS 20
V 11
88.0137.0
8McCARTHY, Gary
QLD/SUNSHINE COAST RSC
AUS 18
VENTI
104.0145.0
9WILSON, Andrew C
QLD/EAGLEBY RYC
AUS 187
V 11
105.0158.0
10DAVIS, Cliff
W.A./HARRINGTON WATERS RS
AUS 68
BRITPOP
108.0161.0
11ALLEN, Doug
QLD/SUNSHINE COAST RSC
AUS 72
V 11
112.0156.0
12WOODS, Chris
W.A./CHAMPION LAKES
AUS 24
V 10
114.0159.0
13FITZGERALD, Glen
QLD/SUNSHINE COAST RSC
AUS 27
V 11
115.0154.0
14LAMBOURNE, David
QLD/EAGLEBY RYC
AUS 172
V 10
122.0176.0
15WILSON, Andrew R
QLD/WYNNUM MANLY RMYC
AUS 177
VENTI
122.0164.0
16SEDGMEN, Stephen
ACT/
AUS 30
AQUILA
143.0199.0
17KAMPE, Peter
QLD/WYNNUM MANLY RMYC
AUS 90
159.0212.0
18GOWER, John
QLD/EAGLEBY RYC
AUS 55
TNT
172.0226.0
19SHAWCROSS, Darryn
QLD/FRASER COAST RYC
AUS 61
K 2
174.0240.0
20COWLING, Graham
QLD/PARADISE RYC
AUS 35
K 2
180.0234.0
21HORSLEY, Geoff
NSW/BALLINA RYC
AUS 54
AKA
181.0245.0
22PAUL, Roger
W.A./CHAMPION LAKES
AUS 86
BRITPOP
187.0243.0
23MEE, Jimmy
QLD/EAGLEBY RYC
AUS 43
V 11
216.0277.0
24McKAY, Ian
QLD/GLADSTONE RCYC
AUS 95
KAN TWO
220.0283.0
25MITCHELL, Kim
QLD/SUNSHINE COAST RSC
AUS 42
V 11
221.0284.0
26WARNE, Derrick
QLD/SUNSHINE COAST RSC
AUS 97
BRITPOP
229.0288.0
27DUIGNAN, Trevor
QLD/WYNNUM MANLY RMYC
AUS 64
AKA
231.0286.0
28BURFORD, Peter
QLD/PARADISE RYC
AUS 15
PLAN B
244.0306.0
29GENTLES, Mick
QLD/PARADISE RYC
AUS 121
K 2
277.0343.0
30GORDON, Ian
QLD/SPRINGFIELD LAKES RYC
AUS 37
K 2
281.0344.0
31PEARSON, Lester
NSW/ILLAWARRA RYC
AUS 168
V 11
303.0369.0
32DEANE, Bruce
QLD/EAGLEBY RYC
AUS 07
K 2
322.0388.0