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S/QLD A Class Championships - 26th May


26th May 2018


Hosted by the


Jabiru Canal, Griffith Road, Newport QLD  




This regatta is organised under the overall authority of the Australian Radio Yachting Association Incorporated  (ARYA) and conducted by the Queensland Radio Yachting Association Incorporated (QRYA) and Moreton Radio Yacht Squadron Incorporated  (MRYS) and its duly appointed Race Committee.



2.1             The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 as 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 respective International 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 preparatory signal for the next heat or race.”

                  The changes will appear in full in the Sailing Instructions.


3                ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY    

3.1             The competition is open to affiliated members of ARYA (Inc.) whose ARYA subscriptions are current and to members of a recognized Division Member of the International Radio Sailing Association. 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). 


All boats must have a current registration certificate for the class entered.


3.2             The following class will be sailed:  A Class

3.3             Eligible boats may enter online at by completing the entry form on that site.  Payment is to be made by direct debit by 20th May 2018 to the following account:

                  Name: Moreton Radio Yacht Squadron  Bank: Heritage Bank

                  BSB: 638070  Account: 11433485

                  Please reference your surname on the payment and send an email advising payment is to be sent to moretonradioyachtsquadron@gmail com.

Entries close at 1700 hours 20th May 2018.

3.4             Late entries may be accepted under the discretion of the regatta organizers and the payment of a $10 Late Entry fee in addition to the Entry fee.

3.5             Final Entry:  No further entries will be accepted after 0900 hours 20th May 2018 and the entry fee is non-refundable after that date as catering will have been ordered.


4                FEES

4.1             Required fees are as follows:      Fee $20

4.2             Other fees:  None


5                EVENT SCHEDULE

5.1            A Class only event

  • Racing Times:

       26th May 2018

  • Registration: From 8:00 am to 9:00 am
  • Measurement and inspection: From 8:00 am to 9:00 am     
  • Briefing commences:                  9:15 am
  • Warning signal for first race: No earlier than 9:45 am
  • Racing concludes: No race will commence after 4:00 pm


                  Presentation function:    Presentation will be held as soon as possible after completion of the last race.

  • Lunch will be taken at a time to best fit in with the racing as determined by the PRO but will start as soon as practicable after 12:00 p.m.
  • Racing will be held during the scheduled times with a maximum of 40 races for the series.


  • The warning signal for the next heat/race shall occur as soon as practical following the previous heat/race.




6                MEASUREMENTS

                  Each boat shall produce a current, valid measurement certificate at registration.  Boats may be weighed at anytime.

                  All registration formalities, including payment and any measurement checks, must be completed by 9:00 am 26th May.


7                FREQUENCIES

                  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                PERSONAL SAIL NUMBERS

8.1             Authorised personal numbers shall take preference over other conflicting sail numbers provided the member seeking to use their Personal Number has entered the event, and paid the entry fee prior to the nominated “close of entries” date as set out in this Notice of Race.

8.2             Skippers wishing to use authorized personal numbers shall produce a current, valid personal number certificate at registration.



                  The ARYA Standard Sailing Instructions will be available on the ARYA website ( and a copy will be placed on the Event Noticeboard prior to the commencement of racing.


10              VENUE

  • The event will be sailed at Jabiru Canal, Griffiths Road, Newport, Queensland.
  • Launching details: Dry or wet launch depending on the Controlled Area location.


11              COURSES

                  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 that 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 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.  


13              SCORING

The scoring system is as follows:

  1. For single heat racing the RRS A4 will apply.
  2. For multi fleet racing RRS A4 as amended by HMS and the Event Sailing Instruction shall apply.
  3. Where there are less than 21 competitors, the event may be sailed in one fleet. 


14              PRIZES

                  Prizes will be given as follows:

  1. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies will be awarded.
  2. Other trophies may be awarded at the discretion of the MRYS Commodore.


15              CONDUCT

The Australian Radio Yachting Association Inc. and the Queensland Radio Yacht Association 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 RRS 69.1 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 Rule 4. The Australian Radio Yachting Association (Incorporated), Queensland Radio Yachting Association (QRYA) and Moreton Radio Yacht Squadron (MRYS) 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: 

  • email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Phone: 0411 507 156 (Ron)
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