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QLD RC Laser Championships - 21/22 July

21-22 JULY 2018
This is not an ARYA Ranking Event


This regatta is organised under the overall authority of the Australian Radio Yachting Association Incorporated (ARYA) and conducted by the Paradise Radio Yacht Club (PRYC) and it’s duly appointed Race Committee.

2.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing2017-2020as amended by Appendix E (Radio Sailing Racing Rules).
2.2 The following documents will apply: This Notice of Race (NoR), the event’s Sailing Instructions (SI), International Class Administration Rules, the Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS), the 2011 RC Laser Class Rules.
2.3 The current ARYA approved Heat Management System (HMS) will apply in the event that multiple fleets are utilized.
2.4 The following Racing Rules will be changed:

E3.1: The control area will be defined on the course board.
E3.2: Launching area will be specified on the course board
E3.3: The course will be displayed on a course Board.
E3.6: Following a general recall, Rule 30.1 shall apply to the restart. For subsequent general recalls Rules 30.1, 30.3 or 30.4 may apply.
E3.8(c): Courses may be shortened.
E5.1(a): The race committee will appoint Observers, who may be competitors.
E6.4: Add “but prior to the prepatory signal for the next heat or race.”

The changes will appear in full in the Sailing Instructions.

3.1 The competition is open to
(a) affiliated members in good standing with ARYA (Inc.) and
(b) members in good standing with the IRSA Delegated National Member of their country of residence.
Entry will be denied to anyone who has been expelled or is currently serving a suspension from the ARYA (Inc) or any state or territory RC sailing association affiliated with the ARYA (Inc).
3.2 Competitors who reside outside of Australia entering in accordance with 3.1 (b) are required to become a ‘Temporary Affiliate Member’ of ARYA (Inc.) for the period of the event. This may be exempt for competitors who are insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of AUD $20 million per incident or the equivalent.

3.3 The following class will be sailed:

All boats must conform with the 2011 RC Laser Class Rule.

3.4 Eligible boats may enter Online at Entries close at 1700 hr 6/7/2018, at which time a decision shall be made as to whether the event will be
1 or 2 days.
All payments are to be made to:
Paradise Radio Yacht Club
BSB # 633 – 000 Acc# 158 607 424
Reference: 2018 QLD RC Laser and the skippers name.
Entry deposit confirmation must be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
3.5 Late entries may be accepted under the discretion of the regatta organizers under the following conditions:
• Validated Entries that are accepted after 6 Jul 18 shall incur an additional $10 deposit
3.6 Final Entry: No further entries will be accepted after 1800 hr 18 July 2018.

4.1 Required fee:
• Entries prior to close: Deposit with entry $25.
• Late entries: Deposit with entries $35.
• Plus, if applicable, additional $20 (cash) for two day event payable at registration.
NB. It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure deposits are paid by Close of Entries, and confirmation emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

5.1 RC Laser
5.2 Racing Times:
All times are local time as available on local mobile phone services.

Day One: Sat 21 July 2018
Registration: From 0800 to 0930.
Measurement and inspection: From 0800 to 0930.
Briefing commences: 0945.
Warning signal for first race: 1000.
Racing concludes:
No heat will commence after 1630.

Days 2: Sun 22 July 2018.
Briefing commences: 0945.
Warning signal for first race: 1000.
Racing concludes:
No heat will commence after: 1500.
Presentation: 1530.

Note: The regatta may be reduced to a one day event depending on the number of boats entered, and the distance competitors have to travel. A final decision will be made at the time of Close of Entries, 1700 hr Friday 6/7/2018 and an amendment to this Notice of Race placed on this wed site if required. If the event is reduced to one day it will be held on Sun 22 July and the race timings shown for day one shall apply with the presentation at 1645.

5.3 A break for lunch may be included at the discretion of the RO. Lunch will be taken at a time to best fit in with the racing.
A light lunch is included in the entry fee.

The Race Committee may, at any time, direct a boat to undertake a compliance check.
All registration formalities, including payment and any measurement checks, must be completed in accordance with the schedule outlined in this Notice of Race. (Refer paragraph 3 and 5.)

For frequency bands other than 2.4 Ghz, each competitor shall nominate a minimum of three (3) frequencies with their entry. Permitted frequency bands are 27, 29, 36, 40 Mhz and 2.4 Ghz.

8.1 Sail numbers must comply with the RRS and class rules.

The ARYA Standard Sailing Instructions (SI) are available on the ARYA website ( and a copy will be emailed to each competitor after the close of entries. A copy of the SI shall be placed on the Event Notice board prior to the commencement of racing.

The event will be sailed at:
Emerald Lakes,
Lakeside Drive, Carrara, Gold Coast, QLD
Launching details: Dry launching shall be available from temporary ramps.

Where possible, the course will comprise a first leg and a finish leg to windward. The course will generally be a windward / leeward course utilizing a gate at the leeward end of the course.

The Race Committee will attempt to set a course which will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes for the first boat to complete.

12.1 RRS 44.1 is amended by E4.3: Taking a Penalty.
12.2 The Arbitration System for Protest Hearings (Sailing Instructions Appendix A) will not be used.
12.3 A Protest Committee will be appointed to hear any protests arising from the event and may comprise competitors not involved in the incident. RRS 61.2 and 62.2 may be replaced by a verbal notification and hearing if all parties affected by the incident agree.
12.4 Decisions of the protest committee will be final as provided in RRS 70.5.

The scoring system is as follows:
a. For single heat racing the RRS A4 will apply.
b. For multi fleet racing RRS A4 as amended by HMS and the Event Sailing Instruction shall apply.
c. Where there are less than 21 competitors, the event may be sailed in one fleet.

Prizes will be given as follows: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

The Australian Radio Yachting Association Inc (ARYA), the Queensland Radio Yachting Association (QRYA) and the Paradise Radio Yacht Club (PRYC) recognise that all events offer considerable publicity opportunities to Clubs, Associations and the sport generally. Competitor behaviour can impact unfavourably on the sport and all competitors.
Behaviour by a competitor that is in breach of good manners or sportsmanship or which may bring the sport into disrepute shall result in a hearing in accordance with RRS 2 or RRS69.1 or the PRO may offer a competitor a two turns on the spot penalty to avoid going to protest. However, the PRO is not obliged to make this offer, nor is a competitor obliged to accept it in which case a protest hearing shall proceed.


All those entering or taking part in these Championships do so at their own risk and responsibility. (See RRS 4).The Australian Radio Yachting Association (Incorporated), the Queensland Radio Yachting Association (QRYA) and the Paradise Radio Yacht Club (PRYC) and any other parties involved in the organisation of this event disclaim:

“Any and every responsibility whatsoever for loss, material damage, personal injury or death, or inconvenience that might occur to persons and goods, both ashore and on the water, prior to, during or after the regatta, as a consequence of entering or participating in the Championship covered by this Notice of Race.”

At all times the responsibility for the safety of their boat and themselves plus the decision to participate or continue must rest solely with and remain at all times with the competitors.

A competitor may only enter the event by accepting these conditions as they appear on the entry form for this event.

For further information please contact:

PRYC Secretary
Peter O’Grady
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QLD RC Laser Championships 21/22 July
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QLD RC Laser Championship

Brenton Rowney#: 42: laser RCPN: No
Peter O'Grady#: 145: PN: No
Chas Duncan#: 284: LaserPN: No
Peter Burford#: 147: RC LaserPN: No
Barry Hill#: 298: LaserPN: No
Roman Wenger#: 220: RC LaserPN: No
Linton Ward#: 185: RC LaserPN: No
Geoffrey Morris#: 260: RC LaserPN: No
Results 1 - 8 of 8

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