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EC12 Day BRYC - 19th November 2017

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Sunday the 19th of November 2017 saw a round of the majestic EC12’s being held. These very graceful vessels look every bit the authentic thing when they are launched and it is without doubt a class that with the advent of the Dragon 65 and IOM’s has seen a decline in numbers. This is indeed a sad thing to see as I dare say there are no doubt a large number of the boats sitting in garages and under homes most possibly that haven’t seen the light of day in quite a while. A few weeks ago the EC12 owners association held a meeting and the thoughts are to try and get some interest going again in these boats and with BRYC hoping to run some of these events along with the boys at Newport we are sure that they will make a comeback. One of our members has already ordered a new boat and probably by about June July he will most likely be competing as well.

Our EC12 day saw a field of 6 skippers hitting the water and BRYC provided some great breezes which at times seemed to be coming from all over the shop, but the fellas that were competing felt that this only tested their skills even further so there were no complaints. Everyone on the pond behaved as gentleman would do with courtesy being given on rounding marks and there was no forcing boats out of the way or cutting off in any shape or form. All penalties were done without question. We started off with 6 boats but eventually this dwindled to about 4 then 3 so it was obvious that the craft hadn’t been used for a while and they had developed a few cobwebs. A great job was done by the volunteers from BRYC and we had plenty of people on hand to help and some of us ended up spectating.

Clive did a great job as always by providing some fantastic salad sandwiches. David Black as was there doing the scoring for us, so thanks to everyone who helped and a big thanks to those who competed. So please if you have an EC12 sitting in your garage and perhaps you’d like to sell it then please get in contact with us and I’m sure we will find a buyer for it.

Till next time please stay above the water

Paul.

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BRYC DF65 Open Series Round 6 - 24th September

The BRYC DF65 Open Series Round 6 24.09.2017 was held yesterday and once again the winds were very favorable for us as you can see by the picture of the flags. The BRYC DF65 Open Series Round 6 24.09.2017 was held yesterday and once again the winds were very favorable for us as you can see by the picture of the flags. 

We had a turnout of 13 skippers and the club would like to thank those that travelled a distance to come and compete with us, thanks fellas.The gentleman with the dog whose name is “Kimba” came all the way from Russell Island and travelled via ferry so this just goes to show that the event next Sunday at Karragarra Island can easily be accessed with your Dragon in tow as well. 

The winds remained fairly constant all day and there was some terrific sailing to be seen. We had 3 new skippers on the water and I guess they may have been fairly nervous but everyone was made aware of their presence on the course and all possible courtesies were extended to them.

I hope you enjoyed yourselves guys. Congratulations to Mike Jeffreys, Mick Wall, and Ian Ashe for placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd. It doesn’t matter where you placed the main thing at BRYC is that everyone had a great time and it was pleasant to see the newbies getting no end of help at the beginning of the day with their boats. 

Till next time stay above the water.

Paul.

 

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Newport Classic IOM Regatta - 2nd Sep

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 Report on the Newport Classic

The Newport Classic IOM Regatta attracted 26 entrants from 8 clubs from Central QLD to Northern NSW.  The Moreton Radio Yacht Squadron revived the event after a few years’ hiatus and the response exceeded the expectations. Recent improvements in the local facilities, including landscaping of the foreshore, cafe’ coffee shop, serviced toilets and a floating pontoon, deemed the location too good not to share with the Radio Sailing community.

The weather conditions were exactly as forecast with the 8 knot southerly at registration time, dropping and clocking to the east, then to northeast as the morning progressed.  The first seeding race (up on the QRYA Youtube channel with others) was run in zero to five knots from a variety of directions.  The boat crew and Race Officer (Ian Ashe) were very busy in the run-up to lunch. 

Lunch was at the adjacent Izba Café where we had seating in the shade with a view of the racecourse.  The lunch break started at 11:45 to allow the breeze to settle and it had the desired effect when racing recommenced at 12:30 p.m.

The breeze stabilised to 8 to 10 knots from the northeast and the buoys shifted little over the remainder of the day.  The weather was perfect for a competitive and enjoyable IOM A-rig event.

The full results are on the QRYA website. Greg Torpy (Wynnum Manly MRYC) convincingly took first place 10 points clear of Arron Farrar (Gladstone RCYC) with Doug Allen (Club Kawana RY) just two further points away.

Cr. James Houghton (MBRC) is the council representative for area and he presented the trophies to the winners.  James said he was impressed with the fleet and the sport itself, committing to further council support for the club and next year’s event.

The Newport Classic was supported by

The Moreton Radio Yacht Squadron and competitors are very grateful for their support.

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BRYC DF65 Open Series RD 5 - 27th August 2017

BRYC DF65 Open Series Round 5 27.08.2017 1This Sunday just passed saw Round 5 go off with plenty of finicky breezes which ranged from almost “B” rig time to just about a glass finish on the pond. We had a turn out of 9 skippers and a little helper giving Andrew Wilson a helping hand as well.

The young lady is Andrews Daughter and she is certainly showing a very keen interest in the sport, which is what we’d love to see more of as a Club, is more younger members joining in the sport, particularly at the moment with some excellent bargains to be had with these fantastic little yachts. Maybe it’s time to invest in a trophy cabinet, Andrew !!. Everyone as always behaved and penalties were done without even being asked. There were a lot of laughs with finishes being neck and neck a lot of the time particularly when the breezes kicked up.

Carbrook is slowly becoming an ideal venue to hold events and there are talks of more events to be held here and the sooner we can get a container to lock our equipment at Eagleby we will have two high quality venues at our disposal. Please enjoy the photos and until next time please stay above the water.

Paul.

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BRYC 2017 Dragon Force Series Rd. 4 - 16th July 2017

BRYC Open Series Round 4 16.07.2017 21Well woe is me, that’s about all I can say about the BRYC Open Series Round 4 held on Sunday. Nobody bothered to pray to the wind Gods for some wind and the result was some very “painful” sailing indeed.

The day kicked off with an excellent turnout of 10 skippers turning up to have an enjoyable day of sailing, but after 2 races taking about an hour to complete our hopes of the wind picking up were looking pretty much dashed. To the visitors that made an effort to travel to our event we thank you and to all others that made the effort.

 What time wasn’t spent sailing was used for some catch up talk and some light banter so really in conditions like these no day is really lost as our comradery is well and truly enjoyed and some technical innovations are shared amongst our guests. As for the day I’ll let the reflections in the glass smooth water do the talking.

Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to all of those that setup the day and worked behind the scenes which helped the day go off without a hitch.

Till next time everyone stay above the water.

Paul Newman

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WMRMYC Inc & MRYS Inc InterClub Challenge Day 2 , Manly Harbour - 16th July 2017

WMRMYC hosted round 2 of the interclub challenge between Moreton and Wynnum Manly clubs. The event is best described as a friendly competition designed to encourage interaction between members and showcase sailing venues.

Fortunately the weather was excellent for the afternoon session with the preferred easterly direction prevailing and wind 5 to 8 knots with occasional lighter periods.

 A two lap course was set by Wynnum sailing committee chairman Peter Kampe who set a leeward starting line/gate and windward mark with clearance mark. The course minimized incidences at both ends and again only inevitable port and starboard altercations mostly near the top mark. Most notable was friendly nature of sailing between members from both clubs and any issues were quickly resolved.

PRO for the day was Scott Wharton from Wynnum who generously sacrificed sailing his boat to run the 12 races for the day. At times it looked like this goal might not be reached however it was refreshing to see all skippers pushing for more races.

Following round 1 the previous month at Newport, Moreton went into the day trailing on points. Gary quickly made his intentions clear winning some early races and menacing the podium places and going on to be the northern teams star for the day.

Perhaps with a little local knowledge or a numbers advantage however, Wynnum Manly featured well with Brett in his brand new (first time in the water) Kantun 2 winning races or placing in most and Mike in a Triton also placing well. John Gower was very consistent and although he felt he was not quite there the results in big fleet showed otherwise. Also with a brand new boat was Peter who I am sure will refine his new boat and be even more present at the front.

Other notable performances included new WMRMYC member Andrew winning a race, Moreton Commodore Peter featuring well and part timer John Paech showing potential and will benefit from more time on the controls. Of course it would be remiss of me not to mention Russell who had a day of mixed fortunes however made amends with podium places in the last couple of races.

Feedback for the day was encouraging and we look forward to a long tradition of competing for the new Goodwill Perpetual Trophy. This has been dedicated to the Life Members of both clubs whose commitment to the sport has helped to establish it in such a strong position evident by the strong fleets all clubs are achieving of late.

MIKE.

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