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2019 IOM World Championships - Brazil Day 3
The Championship has reached the half way mark, and tomorrow is a rest day - which by all accounts will be very welcome. The heat was on in Porto Alegra today - on and off the water. Reigning World Champion, Zvonko Jelacic made a solid move today, putting a small but solid buffer between himself and the chasing pack.
Posted: 20 Nov 2019 15:09

2019 IOM World Championship - Brazil Day 2
It's been said that you don't ever win a Championship on Day 1 but you sure can lose a Championship on Day 1. Getting off to a good start is the aim of all the skippers, because if you have a poor day to open your account, the catch-up may not happen. Several skippers must be feeling this way after their opening, and there must be others who are breathing a sigh of relief that they are off and running.
Posted: 19 Nov 2019 22:06

2019 IOM World Championships - Brazil Day 1
The Aussies are on fire in Porto Alegra! Day One of the 2019 World Championships is in the book and there are some stories to relate! The day started with the traditional Opening Ceremony with all the pomp and circumstance befitting the event. Race Officer Fred Rocha was the Master of Ceremonies and introduced the various dignitaries from the city and host club. A few speeches, the Brazilian National Anthem and a Flag Ceremony at which Sean represented Australia was the order of the morning
Posted: 18 Nov 2019 20:01

Australian’s Land in Porto Alegre
The Australian Team for the 2019 IOM World Championship have arrived in Porto Alegre and it was time to hit the water.
Posted: 16 Nov 2019 06:51

2019 IOM WA State Championships - The Wash Up
The 2019 IOM Western Australian State Championships have been run and won. The weekend was a terrific success. Most people came away feeling that they had learnt something, or had a few successes along the way. The fleet was one of the best we had seen in WA for some years, with a number of visitors travelling to the regatta...
Posted: 28 Oct 2019 21:15

Hot IOM Fleet in Hervey Bay States
A hot fleet of 23 boats competed in the 2019 Queensland IOM State Championship hosted by the Fraser Coast Radio Yacht Club at Hervey Bay over the weekend of 19 & 20 October.
Posted: 28 Oct 2019 16:09

Condie Dominates NSW Marblehead States
Scott Condie sailing his Grunge has dominated the NSW Marblehead State Championship held at Kogarah Bay over the weekend 19/20 October.
Posted: 24 Oct 2019 13:40

Travelling Safely with Batteries
With sailors regularly travelling by air to participate in events, one of the most frequent questions asked is how to travel with batteries. This information from the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority helps to provide some guidance.
Posted: 24 Oct 2019 13:04

2019 SA Laser Title to Burton
Forster Toncurry Radio Yacht Club sailor Peter Burton has won the 2019 SA RC Laser State Championship sailed at Mawson Lakes over the weekend of 19-20 October.
Posted: 22 Oct 2019 13:37

2019 IOM State Championships - One week to go...
What on earth is an IOM doing in a babies cot? Read on and all will be revealed.....   The countdown has begun - just one week to go before the highlight of the Western Australian sailing calendar - the Western Australian IOM State Championships. Austin Lakes is about to host the cream of IOM skippers from WA and around the country, with one guest flying all the way from the good 'ol US of A.
Posted: 18 Oct 2019 12:40

Jamie Jochheim Crowned Inaugural Queensland DF95 Champion
Saturday, the 5th October and Sunday the 6th October 2019, the days set aside for the inaugural Queensland DF 95 State Championships hosted by the Townsville RC Yachting club in sunny North Queensland.
Posted: 15 Oct 2019 12:14

2019 WA Ten Rater State Championships
Held at Champion Lakes on Sunday 13 October 2019, the Western Australian Ten Rater State Championships were a closely fought affair.
Posted: 14 Oct 2019 20:49

2019 Ray Tilbrook Memorial Regatta
Held at the Perth Radio Sailing Club, this year’s Ray Tilbrook Memorial was sailed on a lovely spring day at Jackadder Lake. The sun shone all day, and the water was reasonably clear of weed. Unfortunately, a number of our skippers were away or working, so participation was down on previous years.
Posted: 08 Oct 2019 22:22

Mirage Releases Cheinz 2
After the success of the original Cheinz design in 2011, Mirage Radio Yachts has recently released the new Cheinz 2.
Posted: 03 Oct 2019 08:54


Reid Defends SA Ten Rater Title
A cold NW breeze greeted the skippers as they checked in before today’s first heat in the SA 2019 10R State Title, which was hosted by the SARYC at Tiranna Way, West Lakes on 22 September.
Posted: 26 Sep 2019 08:40

Condie Claims ACT Ten Rater Title
Fourteen skippers attended the running of the ACT Ten Rater Championship this year which was held over the weekend of 14-15 September. 
Posted: 25 Sep 2019 16:31


NSW A Class GP Round 3 at Wollongong
Wollongong Model Yacht Club hosted the final round for the State A Class boats on 21 September, under trying conditions.
Posted: 23 Sep 2019 09:04

Scott-fecta at SA Marblehead States
The SA Marblehead class State Championship was held at Harts Mill, Port Adelaide over the weekend of 7-8 September and WOW! another great weekend of Marblehead competition!
Posted: 16 Sep 2019 14:27

2019 Ten Rater Metro Championships
Champion Lakes Radio Yacht Club was the host for the Ten Rater Metro Championship which was held at Austin Lakes this year. Unfortunately, the club’s regular venue at Champion Lakes was unavailable due to the State Rowing Championships being scheduled there today.
Posted: 15 Sep 2019 21:59

2019 WA Michael Bell Memorial Ten Rater Regatta
Saturday September 7 was the 2019 hosting of the annual Michael Bell Memorial Ten Rater event. Michael passed away in 2014, and this event is held annually to remember him and his contribution to radio sailing in Australia.
Posted: 09 Sep 2019 21:57


V11 Successful Launch at Kai Iwi lakes
Vickers RC Sailing has announced the launch of the latest in the V series of boats with the V11 now in production at their workshop in Auckland, New Zealand.
Posted: 05 Sep 2019 08:56

Marbleheads Are Back for SA Championship
The Marblehead SA State Championship will once again see a strong fleet contest the title at Harts Mill, Port Adelaide over this coming weekend 07-08 September.
Posted: 02 Sep 2019 20:44

2019 A Class WA State Championship
The WA fleet of the A Class met at Jackadder Lake in Woodlands on Sunday August 18 to participate in the 2019 State Championship. Unfortunately, there were a few regulars either away or unable to attend. However, the 6 boats which did arrive formed a pretty competitive fleet.
Posted: 19 Aug 2019 21:30

ARYA Launches Dedicated Nationals Website
With a total of seven Australian Championship events being held throughout 2020 across a multitude of locations the ARYA has re-launched the nationals website providing details for all events.
Posted: 19 Aug 2019 20:14

Laser Action in the Sunshine State
The 2019 Queensland State Championship was held at Lake Samsonvale and hosted by Lake Samsonvale Water Sports Association (LSWSA) and it’s duly appointed Race Committee.
Posted: 18 Aug 2019 06:45


Round 3 of DF65 QLD Interclub Series Gets Big Wind
Round 3 of the 2019 South East Queensland Dragon Force 65 inter-club series between Springfield Lakes and Paradise Radio Yacht Club was held at Emerald Lakes on the Gold Coast on 11 August 2019. PRO on the day was Alan Young who did a fantastic job of running 24 races with the help of David Black (Scorer), Tony Fannin (boat crew), Eran Conza (Observer, Place caller), Ted Mulligan (Observer) and Brian Laden (Starter Box operator).
Posted: 12 Aug 2019 19:18


Awesome Weekend on the Sunshine Coast
The inaugural running of the Sunshine Coast International One Metre Regatta was held at Lake Kawana on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland on 2nd, 3rd and 4th August.
Posted: 05 Aug 2019 09:58


Tough Gig at Yarrawonga
No wind, a bit of weed and a fleet featuring Australia’s best lead to a tough regatta at Yarrawonga over the weekend of 27-28 July for the Victorian IOM State Championship.
Posted: 29 Jul 2019 18:44

2019 Perth Classic
The 2019 Perth Classic regatta was held on an overcast winter's day in July. Thirteen skippers participated in shifty winds at the top of A rig.
Posted: 22 Jul 2019 20:20

Kiwi's Lay Down The Challenge
The NZ Radio Yachting Association will host this years 2019 New Zealand IOM Championship at Hamilton, NZL and it would appear that the Kiwi's are throwing out a challenge to any Aussie's looking to cross the ditch for three days of sailing against New Zealand's best!
Posted: 16 Jul 2019 17:25


Being first at the top mark, how important is it?
The QRYA has been recording races for over two years.  This article is the first attempt at extracting further value from these recordings to inform RC sailors.  Ten races were video recorded of the 13 completed at the DF95 Invitational on the Gold Coast 30 June 2019.  This is what happened.
Posted: 14 Jul 2019 05:03

Introducing the A Fleet App
There are a multitude of scoring software applications available, however very few adapted for radio sailing. Well now there is!
Posted: 10 Jul 2019 10:14

Queensland Marblehead Championships 2019
Well the Qld Marblehead Champs have been run and won.  After the first couple of races it was clear to see what the outcome of the two days will be.
Posted: 09 Jul 2019 17:03

IOMs Set for Five Days of Solid Top Level Racing
Two major events over two weekends will see five days of solid top level racing with the 2019 Victorian IOM State Championship in Yarrawonga on the weekend of 27-28 July followed by the Sunshine Coast IOM Regatta on the Sunshine Coast over 02-04 August.
Posted: 02 Jul 2019 13:25

2019 DF95 Gold Coast Invitation
Paradise Radio Yacht Club had the pleasure of hosting the inaugural DF95 Gold Coast Invitation at Emerald Lakes on Sunday 30th June. Sixteen keen sailors arrived to find there was not a drop of wind to be had in any direction. This prompted Allan Young the PRO to suggest we get into the sausage sizzle in the hope the wind came which it did for 5 minutes then disappeared again. 
Posted: 01 Jul 2019 11:04


Queensland Honours Two Greats
At the QRYA Annual General Meeting 16th June, Col Cameron, one of the best known radio yachtsman in Queensland and Ian Ashe, a stalwart of Queensland Radio Sailing were presented with Life Membership of the QRYA.
Posted: 21 Jun 2019 09:24

DF65 Going From Strength to Strength
The DF65 Class is run by the Australian DF65 Radio Sailing Association Inc and continues to build a very strong following with over 435 boats registered in Australia and almost 180 in NSW.
Posted: 20 Jun 2019 23:34

Aussie Contingent Gearing Up for IOM Worlds
With the selection process completed, eight Australian’s are gearing up for the 2019 International One Metre Class (IOM) World Championship to be held in Porto Alegre, Brazil in November.
Posted: 31 May 2019 12:08

Cracking Field for CQ IOM Championship
A cracking field registered for the 2019 CQ International One Meter Title’s, held in Gladstone over the weekend of 25-26 May, at what’s becoming widely regarded as one of the best radio controlled yachting venues in Queensland. 
Posted: 27 May 2019 16:04

Queensland Club Changes
Queensland clubs, Pine Rivers Radio Yacht Club & Club Kawana Radio Yachts have both undergone some significant changes to their structure.
Posted: 27 May 2019 13:02

2019 WA Ten Rater Challenge
The Champion Lakes Radio Yacht Club hosted the 2019 Ten Rater Challenge at Austin Lakes on a fine sunny autumn day in the middle of May (May 19 to be precise).
Posted: 21 May 2019 20:54

Entries Still Open for Central Queensland IOM Championship
At the time of posting this story 29 entrants were registered for this event from across the country.  The current National Champion Sean Wallis from Perth WA has grabbed the opportunity to sail at this great venue and continue to hone his skills in preparation for the World championships in Brazil later this year.  That and the suspicion that he just enjoys beating Queenslanders at home!
Posted: 21 May 2019 19:28


DF95 South Queensland Championship
The forecast was grim for the inaugural South Queensland DF95 Championships.  After years of effort in building the fleet the weather gods were not going to be kind, sending 95% chance of rain just on that day and not much wind.
Posted: 15 May 2019 15:44

Simple Heat Racing System Australian Debut?
On the weekend of October 19th and 20th 2019, the South Australian RC Laser State Titles will be run at Mawson Lakes, but this time they will be run under a new scoring format - Simple Heat Racing System (SHRS).
Posted: 13 May 2019 15:27

Yarrawonga Hosts VIC Marblehead State Championship
The staging of the 2019 Victorian Marblehead State Championship differed from previous events, in that they were held inland, some 3 hours’ drive north of Melbourne, in the popular holiday destination that is Yarrawonga, on the VIC /NSW border, in anticipation of the VRYA staging our edition of the ARYA Nationals in 2020, at this location.
Posted: 08 May 2019 17:59

Sanga One Two at NSW 10R GP Rd2
It was the Sanga's of Steve Sedgmen & Ben Taylor that came out on top at the NSW 10R Grand Prix Round 2 held at Koonawarra Bay on 27th April 2019.
Posted: 06 May 2019 18:28


Scott Fleming Wins AUS RC Laser Championship
Victoria's Scott Fleming has won the 2019 RC Laser Australian Championship held at Dabroyd Aquatic Centre (DAC) showing absolute dominance from race one of the event held over three days 26-28 April 2019.
Posted: 01 May 2019 08:59

The Sheriff Wins Another Austin Lakes Shootout!
Austin Lakes was the venue for the DF95 Western Australian State Championships. The venue is likely to be the site for the 2020 Australian National Championships for the DF classes, so today was an opportunity to have a run through, putting the boats and the lake to the test.
Posted: 28 Apr 2019 16:57

DF65 National Invitation Regatta
Friday 19th April saw the start of this year’s Invitation Regatta at Kogarah Bay, NSW. Competitors from QLD, NSW, SA, Vic and the ACT had entered but with apologies and race committee duties, 13 skippers started the first race.
Posted: 23 Apr 2019 21:27

2019 SA IOM State Championship
Well done and a thank you for the eight Interstate competitors who made the journey and brought strong competition to make the event competitive and present a good size fleet.
Posted: 16 Apr 2019 09:14

Albany Set to Turn On the Tap
As part of the multi million dollar Centennial Park Sporting Precinct redevelopment in Albany, Western Australia, water is about to flow into the purpose built lake which will be ready to accommodate radio sailing.
Posted: 03 Apr 2019 17:07

Torpy Blitz at CQ Marblehead Championship
On the 30th and 31st of March the Central Queensland Marblehead championships were held at Hervey Bay and it was Wynnum Manly sailor Greg Torpy who blitzed the field.
Posted: 02 Apr 2019 14:26

Aussie Victory Across the Tasman
The 2019 NZL South Island Championship expected to see a vigorous tussle between the New Zealand champion, Ian Vickers and our current Australian Champion, Sean Wallis, and it lived up to expectations.
Posted: 26 Mar 2019 16:21

South Qld A Class Championship
Lake Samsonvale, Qld: What a change in wind conditions, where PRRYC Members had become accustomed to sailing with “C” Rigs during Club Events, there was hardly a puff on wind on the lake.
Posted: 18 Mar 2019 16:24

2019 Bink Frayne Memorial Regatta
This year, Perth Radio Sailing Club relocated the annual Bink Frayne Memorial A Class regatta to Austin Lakes in South Yunderup. Unfortunately, we could not be reasonably confident that our home lake at Jackadder would be covered in weed. This was the fourth running of the event following Bink’s passing.
Posted: 10 Mar 2019 16:51

2019 IOM Susan McAnna Memorial Trophy
On the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of March the first round of the 2019 NSW IOM GP series was run at Kogarah Bay SC. The GP round held at Kogarah Bay annually is dedicated to the memory of Susan McAnna, the much loved and valued Kogarah Bay RYC member and member of the NSWRYA Management Committee, first as Secretary/Treasurer, then as Publicity Officer. Susan is remembered for her considerable contribution to radio yachting in NSW.
Posted: 08 Mar 2019 16:30



ARYA Announces New Executive Committee
The Annual General Meeting of the Australian Radio Yachting Association was held on the Gold Coast on 14th February 2019 where all executive committee positions were open for nominations.
Posted: 18 Feb 2019 08:49

Nail Biting Finish to IOM Championship
Going into the final day Sean Wallis held a slim lead of just 6.3 points ahead of Paul Jones, this was narrowed to 3.3 points by lunch as the championship was to be fought out between the pair.
Posted: 16 Feb 2019 19:50

AUS IOM Championship Setup for a Huge Final Day
As we head to the final day of the 2019 IOM Australian Championship we have an exciting battle brewing to determine who will lift the trophy at the end of the final day.
Posted: 15 Feb 2019 20:12

Aussie's Back on Top of AUS IOM Championship Day 2
It took until late on day two before an Aussie finally overtook our American guests to top the leader board of the IOM Australian Championship with a new leader, WA's Roger Paul picking up after race eight before Sean Wallis took over after a win in race 9.
Posted: 14 Feb 2019 20:19


2019 AUS Marblehead Championship Final Day
The third and final day of the 2019 Marblehead Championship started with drifting north-east winds.  A course was set with the windward mark close to the bank on the Club end with a look along the start line from the port end.
Posted: 12 Feb 2019 19:48

2019 AUS Marblehead Championship Day 2
The second day of the Marblehead Championships began on the the main Control Area and the promise of a good south-easter and it did not disappoint. 
Posted: 11 Feb 2019 05:27

2019 AUS Marblehead Championship Day 1
A solid north-easter was forecast so the Race Committee selected the alternative Control Area on the south-east side of the lake.
Posted: 11 Feb 2019 05:26


2019 AUS Ten Rater Championship Day 2
The breeze that took till lunch time to come in on day 1 was there before briefing today. Courses were set and it was on.
Posted: 07 Feb 2019 21:49

2019 AUS Ten Rater Championship Day 1
The day started with frequent squalls and a SSE breeze. The forecast was for 15 - 20 knot Easterly breezes on the coast which was expected to translate to 10 -15 knots at Regatta Lake. Eventually that was exactly what happened but not before some serious attempts at setting a course proved futile.
Posted: 06 Feb 2019 19:46

Ten Rater AUS Championship - Let's Get Crackin'
It's finally come, the speedsters of radio sailing hit the water on the Gold Coast. It's gunna be exciting as these sleek racing machines contest the 2019 International Ten Rater Australian Championship.
Posted: 06 Feb 2019 00:50

Dill Claims A Class Title
Brian Dill (NSW) has been crowned 2019 International A Class Australian Champion finishing ahead of Roger Paul (WA) and Warren Norrie (NSW). The Masters Division was won by Denton Roberts (WA).
Posted: 05 Feb 2019 15:33

Dill Holds Lead in A Class AUS Championship
Twenty races were completed on day one of the International A Class Australian Championship at Regatta Waters Lake on the Gold Coast. Wind conditions were as expected, SE around 8-12 knots although significant shifts occurred during the races which saw positions change frequently with some going from looking famous to out the back door if they missed one.
Posted: 05 Feb 2019 07:29


2019 IOM World Championship - Brazil
The IOM World Championships make a Southern Hemisphere return after 14 years and for the first time in South America.
Posted: 01 Feb 2019 05:51

Scott Mitchell Wins Back to Back Whitrod Memorial
Scott Mitchell sailing his BritPop! has claimed back to back wins of the Whitrod Memorial Trophy hosted by the Adelaide Radio Control Yacht Racing Club (ARCYRC) on 20th January 2019.
Posted: 31 Jan 2019 09:29

Radio Sailing Bigger than Ever!
The biggest event on the Australian radio sailing calendar commences in less than a week and sees over 120 entries from across Australia, New Zealand, Japan & USA. The Australian Radio Yachting Association (ARYA) National Championships for four classes of radio yacht are being held on the Gold Coast at Regatta Waters Lake from the 4th – 16th February 2019 to determine Australia’s best.
Posted: 28 Jan 2019 09:59

Speedy Mexican Takes Ian Hayden 10R Trophy
On the weekend of the 19th & 20th of January 2019, the Ian Hayden 10R Trophy was held at Kogarah Bay Sailing Club and hosted by Kogarah Bay Radio Yacht Club. This regatta is round one of the NSW 10R GP series and is held annually to celebrate the considerable contribution made by the late Ian Hayden to radio sailing, the NSWRYA and KBRYC.
Posted: 22 Jan 2019 12:36

Bennett Bridesmaid as Wallis wins Shootout!
As the temperatures soared through the 30’s and over 40C it wasn’t just the racing that was going to be hot at the WA IOM Shootout held at Austin Lakes on 20th of January.
Posted: 21 Jan 2019 19:14

Yachtsmen Gather for Gold Coast Australian Championships
The 2019 Australian Championships for Radio Controlled yachts are being held 4th – 16th February at Regatta Lake, Oxenford.  One hundred and eighteen sailors are currently entered in 4 classes of yacht. 
Posted: 14 Jan 2019 06:52