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DF 95 GP4 7th Nov 2021

DF 95 GP Series Round 4 report                          Winners 3                                                                   8TH Nov 2021

On Sunday the 7 th of November the Morton Radio Yacht Squadron hosted the fourth round of the DF 95 GP series at their home venue at Newport, on behalf of the QRYA. The weather forecast for the day indicated there would be strong winds and rain. However, this did not eventuate, as the 18 competitors who arrived early in the morning were greeted very a light north easterly breeze of 2 to 3 knots and partially clear skies.

By the 10.00am start time arrived the breeze had increased to 5 to 7 knots with variable gusts of up to 14 knots. “A “rigs were the order of the day, with only one yacht changes to “B” rig Kim Mitchell No 42 who sailed extremely well against the “A” rigs as the wind increased later in the day.

The Race Officer for this event Ron Fawcett current Vice president of the ARYA did an excellent job, in difficult conditions as the wind was blowing on shore where the skipper was positioned looking up the Windward Leeward course, which made his job trying to determine who was or was not over the line at the start just about impossible. However, putting this aspect of running radio sailing regattas with large fleets aside, Ron managed to complete 20 races some of 3 laps others with 2 laps before 3.30 pm no mean feat, well done Ron.

Some Skippers did experience difficulty seeing the top marks at times which resulted in either contacts with the marks or other boats. It was pleasing to see the majority did accept responsibility and under took the appropriate penalties. Racing was very competitive which resulted in only a few seconds separating many boats at the finish of each race.

The final overall results for the day are shown below, our congratulations go to the winners, in 1st place Hank Beyer No 79 PRYC, in 2ND place Greg Torpy No 25 WMRMYC and in 3 rd place Graham Cowling No 884 PRYC. Well, done guys

Overall, all skippers enjoyed the day as it was a great day for DF 95 sailing. The MRYS members made all the visitors welcome, were most hospitable and ensured the event was well organized and run, well done guys much appreciated.

Ron Brown

DF 95 QLD Rep

Winners photo from the right is Garry Russell, Hank (1st) Greg (2nd) and Graham (3rd)

Video Link compliments of Ian Lobley -

Boats start

 DF95 GP4 2021 Results

DF95 GP4 Results 7th November 2021

The final results for the DF95 GP Series 2021 and DF 95 Masters award will be posted on the QRYA web site shortly.  These results can be viewed under the Results - GP /Interclub Series heading.

Many thanks to David Black for his excellent work!!

DF95 GP4 2021 Results

RC Laser 2021 Queensland Championship


Screenshot 2021 10 24 221619On behalf of the PRYC  I would like to thank you all for attending the 2021 QLD RC Laser Championship.

The regatta was sailed in good spirits and I congratulate all entrants on the manner in which they competed. I congratulate Peter on his win, but he was pressed all the way with some very competitive sailing. We cannot all be in the winner’s circle and it is important to remember there would not be any regatta without the rank and file competitors; as it is you that make the regatta possible.  

I would like to give my personal thanks for the members from the Sunshine Coast club for the competitive and friendly manner in which they competed today. You are always welcome to sail with us.

Bill Clancy




Qld Marblehead Championships 16 October 2021

Marblehead Qld Championships 161021

QLD Marblehead championships 2021

We all arrived at the Lake salmsonvale water sports association to find a good stiff wind blowing.

C and C2 rigs were in order from the start and with wind directions changing from one minute to the next; it was going to be a hard day!   It was spectacular to watch these machines on the water with a big wind in full flight!!!

John our PRO set a course that was as good as we could hope for considering the conditions and we all tried to do our best. The good guys showed that they were prepared for it and typically Greg Topy from the start showed that he could handle all conditions and showed from the start that he was going to be the person to beat.

Geoff Morris and Peter Sherwood ( first competition with a Marblehead) were going to make it a hard fort battle for the minor placings.

It should be noted that nearly every boat in the fleet at one time during the day made it into the top 3 places for that heat which demonstrated the different conditions on the day.

After lunch the wind died down a little which gave the guys that were game enough to try larger rigs an advantage but very quickly their advantage was annulled. 

A big thankyou to David Black for the scoring, John Fulton for PRO and the team from Lake salmsonvale for running the event that went smoothly and the sailors who together showed true mateship with everyone helping everyone to try keep as many boats racing as possible.

Marbleheads are definitely strong  in Queensland and anyone interested in watching or learning more about this class should contact us to see what this class is all about.

Trevor Fisher

 Marblehead pic


A QRYA target set some years ago was to achbreaking news puzzle logoieve a total individual membership of all affiliate clubs equaling 400 members. With a new member of one of our affiliate clubs as of yesterday, that target has been achieved!!! Well done and congratulations to all the affiliated clubs for your great work in promoting our sport of radio sailing and for giving members the resources and organisation for them to enjoy competitive, sportsmanlike and enjoyable sailing. It is a combination of the excellent work of our radio sailing clubs around Queensland and as well the slick and professional on-line membership process that was developed over recent years, that we account for this milestone! Well done to all involved!!

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