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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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