Queensland Results

05 September 2017

QLD 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.

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14 August 2017

S/QLD 10R Class Championship - 13th August

9 boats sailed in the 10R championship today. The event was hosted by the Brisbane Radio Yacht Club and held at their Eagleby venue.

Winds were very light and variable and only 2 races were sailed before lunch time was called. The first 2 races were won by Greg Torpy with Frank Russell not far behind. A total of 12 races were sailed for the day. After lunch, the conditions were not much better and Ian Ashe was finding it difficult to set a course. The wind direction was changing and at least 2 races had down wind finishes, which confused a few of the spectators, (and competitors)

The 2 top placegetters managed to share 1st place 9 times so you were doing very well if you could keep up with Greg and Frank. No major mishaps except one sailor managed to hit the last buoy head on and managed to dismast himself in the process.

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08 August 2017

Eddie Cowell Perpetual Trophy Regatta - 4/6th August 2017

Nick Day 3 7Another successful year for the Eddie Cowell Perpetual Trophy, the event seems to be getting bigger every year and this event was no different with close to 50 Skippers attending the event.

We had competitors from all major states, our friends from across the ditch New Zealand and some from as far away as Singapore and Malaysia. It's always nice to have an international flavour and talking to some of the Kiwis, there will be more coming over next year, there's also a rumour that the world champ Zvonko Jelacic from Croatia might be attending next year's event too. There is also talk of a name change to the Eddie Cowell International which has a nice ring to it.

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07 August 2017

S/QLD Laser Championships - 29/30th July

7augLaseR.2pngSE Qld R.C. Laser Championship Report from Ray Nasmith [Pine Rivers RYC]

Pine Rivers Radio Yacht Club hosted the 2017 South East Q’ld Championship at Lakeside Park Dakabin, north of Brisbane. Four northern Brisbane club skippers were joined by eight from the Gold Coast, five from the Sunshine Coast and four interstate skippers, each from a different NSW club.

Using the HMS system, the 21 competitors were separated into an A and B fleet for the two days of racing.

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