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Newport selected for the 2019 Nationals

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The 2019 RC Nationals will be staged at Newport Queensland, hosted by the MRYS.  This was decided at a meeting of interested parties at a QRYA Special Meeting 9th December.   The ARYA has been notified that the QRYA has accepted their offer for Queensland to host the competition for the four Nationally Recognised classes.

The Newport venue was tested for the Newport Classic in early November this year and proved itself to be an excellent RC racing location, something already appreciated by MRYS club members.  Catering and toilet facilities are already in place and importantly, the location is highly accessible and visible to the public.

Details and timetable will be released shortly although the current plan is that it will be run in the last two weeks of January 2019.

In mid-January 2018, an All Clubs meeting will be held to review the Event Management Pan and allocate volunteers to various roles.  This work has started but the entire RC Yachting community of SE QLD will be needed to make this event a success.  A date, venue and agenda for that meeting will be distributed shortly by the QRYA.

Latest IOM Rankings

Latest IOM Rankings have been released. Copy here

RC Laser Championship of Nations is now underway

RC Laser  Championship of Nations is now underway at Emerald Lakes, Gold Coast. Please check out their website for photos and results.

Queensland IOM Championship

Sixteen Skippers from 8 clubs competed in the Queensland IOM Championships for 2017 hosted by Gladstone Radio Controlled Yacht Club in Gladstone Harbour.
Sailing conditions for the first day were in the top half of A-rig from the north. 
Day 2 saw similar wind direction but a few knots down placing it smack in the middle of A-rig for the entire day.  The breeze was stable with enough variation for the alert sailor to take advantage of the lifts on offer.  The single fleet made for some busy start lines and mark roundings with small errors or mark spinning costing dearly in what was a very competitive fleet.
winners sm2By Sunday morning it was clear that either Greg Torpy (WMRMYC) or Aaron Farrar (GRCYC) would be taking the QRYA perpetual trophy with Doug Allan (CKRY) to keep both on their toes.  At the completion of the 40 (yes 40) races, Greg had accumulated a 25 points advantage over local sailor Aaron with Doug taking a well sailed third place. 

    1st Greg Torpy 57 points

    2nd Aaron Farrar 83 points

    3rd Doug Allen 120 points

Congratulations go to Greg Torpy as the Queensland IOM State Champion and recipient of the QRYA Perpetual Trophy for 2017.
The table for 20 at the Gladstone Yacht Club was full on Saturday night giving visitors a great opportunity to get to know the locals and swap stories from the day's sailing. 
The Gladstone Radio Controlled Yacht Club did a flawless job as hosts with the organisation, catering and facilities top class, exceeding all expectations of the competitors.  The venue itself is arguably the best in Queensland with fair winds and an elevated Control Area.  The incredible effort of the club committee and volunteers was certainly appreciated by those who had travelled to compete. 

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