News

Jones Bounces Back in Massive Weekend of IOMs
While Greg Torpy may have secured the win in Queensland the previous weekend, Paul Jones has bounced back with a win at the NSW IOM State Championship held at Lake Macquarie over the weekend 28-29 November.
Posted: 02 Dec 2020 03:05

IOM's battle in Capricornia (QLD IOM States Report)
The forecast for the Gladstone IOM State Championship weekend was a moderate easterly for the entire week before the event and that's exactly what happened.  The first morning the breeze gradually built from not much, to what looked like the top half of A-rig and that was the wardrobe for all for the first race.
Posted: 26 Nov 2020 05:27


AUS Sailing & COVID-19
As we head into 2021 we are seeing some relaxation with domestic border policies, so where are we at with Australian radio sailing?
Posted: 20 Nov 2020 03:25

Yellow Eyed Canberians Give NSW 10R Title a Good Crack!
The forecast for the 2020 NSW Ten Rater Championship sailed over the weekend of 07-08 November was for a black southerly on Saturday and a good sou’easter on Sunday. PRO for the day Lynn Kreibig, called 14 boats to the water at 10.00. We knew it was coming but weren’t sure when.
Posted: 16 Nov 2020 21:29

Broken Bones at Albany DF65 WA Championship
What a great headline? Sad but true.... A small fleet visited Albany for the 2020 WA DF65 State Championship over the weekend of 07-08 November and it was non-stop sailing for the two days.
Posted: 10 Nov 2020 00:58

Ten Raters Booming in Queensland
The new era for Queensland Ten Rater racing arrived on the 1st of November 2020 as 15 boats lined up for the start of the 2020 Queensland Ten Rater Championship at Emerald Lakes.
Posted: 04 Nov 2020 02:54



Adelaide's Best Come Together for IOM Championship
Last weekend (24th and 25th of October) saw 16 of Adelaide's best IOM sailors come together for the rescheduled 2020 SA State Championships, held at Hart's Mill, Pt Adelaide.
Posted: 28 Oct 2020 02:39

Dawson Dominates WA 10R Championship
Glenn Dawson sailing his Sanga has successfully defended his WA Ten Rater State Championship title winning his fourth title in succession and truly reflecting his dominance in the class in WA.
Posted: 12 Oct 2020 00:03

Reduced Fleet for SA Bournville Trophy
Sadly COVID restrictions saw a reduced fleet for the Marblehead SA Bournville Trophy regatta sailed at Harts Mill on the 26 September.
Posted: 02 Oct 2020 05:49

WA Michael Bell Memorial Ten Rater Regatta
The 2020 Michael Bell Memorial Ten Rater regatta was held at a blustery Jackadder Lake on Saturday 19 September. Michael was a long serving ARYA Treasurer and a fine Ten Rater skipper, winning a number of Western Australian Ten Rater Championships. This regatta is held annually to remember Michael and his contribution to radio sailing in Australia.
Posted: 22 Sep 2020 06:54

Blustery Day for WA 10R Metro's
A blustery day welcomed the small but enthusiastic group of sailors for the WA Ten Rater Metro Championship at Champion Lakes on 6th September which saw heaps of excitement.
Posted: 06 Sep 2020 21:15

Toolkit M6 Charger - the ideal travel companion!
Regularly traveling to regattas (at least pre COVID) one of the most challenging aspects is keeping the amount of baggage to a minimum and I've reduced the size of everything but the boat to do so.
Posted: 03 Sep 2020 00:10

The Great Southern Buster
WA skippers were really fortunate to be able to gather down in Albany for a weekend regatta. Sixteen skippers made the trip down from Perth to join 6 of the locals for an event on the Albany club's new lake.
Posted: 01 Sep 2020 02:36

Racing Rules - Changes for 2021-24
Every four years, World Sailing reviews the Racing Rules of Sailing. The current version of the rules expires at the end of 2020. This article covers the major changes which will affect radio sailing. It is not a complete list of all the rule changes, but serves as an overview of the rules which may affect us on a regular basis.
Posted: 25 Aug 2020 05:20

Wet Weather Pants & Jackets for TAS M Regatta
It was pouring with rain, but with pants, jackets and B rigs on, a small bunch of Tasmanian's launched their boats to contest the 2020 Tasmanian Marblehead State Regatta held at Montrose Bay on 16 August.
Posted: 20 Aug 2020 04:41

AUS Events Continued Impact of COVID19
Australian state/regional & national events continue to be impact by state government border restrictions as the country grapples with the COVID pandemic.
Posted: 14 Aug 2020 18:48


Marbleheads Are Hot in Queensland
Moreton Radio Yacht Squadron (MRYS) Management Committee has approved the introduction of Marblehead sailing as a permanent Saturday fixture at its Newport venue.
Posted: 31 Jul 2020 00:32



Radio Sailing Goes Offshore
Thirteen entries for the Wynnum Manly Offshore Challenge lined at the end of the Wynnum Jetty on Sunday 12th July...
Posted: 16 Jul 2020 17:07



Marbleheads Restart Queensland Competition
Coming out of the extended period imposed on us all due to COVID-19, the Queensland competition calendar restarted with the South Queensland Marblehead Championship held on Sunday 05 July with Lake Sampsonvale Water Sports Association (LSWSA) hosting the event.
Posted: 06 Jul 2020 12:38

2020 IOM Oceania Regional Championship Postponement
Due to the impact of COVID-19 and ongoing restrictions as countries manage this pandemic, the organising committee has made the decision to postpone the 2020 IOM Oceania Regional Championship.
Posted: 13 Jun 2020 09:42

ARYA Suspends Rankings / States To Commence Scheduling
COVID-19 has seen a loss of a significant number of ranking events over the past few months and as the relaxation to social distancing restrictions are being applied sailing is resuming across the country.
Posted: 04 Jun 2020 16:16



IOM Oceania Regional On Track
While the effect of COVID-19 has created massive disruption to radio sailing calendars world-wide the organising committee are hopeful that the inaugural IOM Oceania Regional Championship will continue as scheduled in December 2020.
Posted: 04 May 2020 09:51

West Australian's Back on the Water
Western Australia's easing of restrictions as part of COVID-19 will see club sailing re-commence in WA albeit with strict policies and limitations in place but what about the rest of us?
Posted: 02 May 2020 11:18

Radio Sailing From Home!
It might not be the real thing but it's probably as close as we can get. Ron Fawcett review's Virtual Regatta...
Posted: 27 Apr 2020 09:29

Stuck At Home - Need Something To Do?
The Corona Virus has changed life as we knew it. That regular trip to the lake to meet up with the boys and race our boats appears to be gone and maybe for quite some time.
Posted: 26 Mar 2020 18:51



ARYA Postpones Events
ARYA events scheduled up to 30 April 2020 have been postponed until further notice as a result of increasing community concern in relation to COVID-19.
Posted: 19 Mar 2020 07:32

Paul Jones wins 2020 NSW IOM GP Rd 1
Paul Jones recently back from his very good performance at the IOM World Championship in Brazil convincingly won the Susan McAnna Memorial Trophy regatta hosted by Kogarah Bay Radio Yacht Club over the weekend of 7th & 8th of March 2020.
Posted: 11 Mar 2020 08:17

Not content with IOM, M, A Class and DF65 Class Nationals - WA takes out the DF95s too!
Another terrific performance by WA skippers at the DragonFlite 95 National Championships which concluded at Austin Lakes this afternoon. Congratulations to WA's Andrew Grist and Barry Donaher for taking the first two places in the regatta. NSW skipper and DF Class Association President, Phil Burgess rounded out the podium taking third postition.
Posted: 09 Mar 2020 21:16

WA Sailors Top DF65 Championship
WA sailors have claimed the top five positions at the inaugural DF65 Australian Championship as well as filling eight of the top ten at the inaugural DF65 Australian Championship at Austin Lakes, Perth.
Posted: 07 Mar 2020 21:20

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update from ARYA
The threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a global concern and the ARYA continues to monitor information from various sources including that from the Australian Government Depart of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Posted: 05 Mar 2020 14:52

WA Set for Inaugural DF AUS Championships
The inaugural Australian Championships for the DF65 & DF95 classes will be held at Austin Lakes, Western Australia over 6-9 March 2020 and sees competitors from across Australia participating in the event.
Posted: 04 Mar 2020 08:28

Dawson Claims Third A Class Championship
WAs Glenn Dawson has claimed his third International A Class Australian Championship title at West Lakes with a flurry of race wins on the final day to finish three points ahead of defending champion Brian Dill (NSW).
Posted: 27 Feb 2020 14:46


ARYA Office Bearers for 2020 / DF95 Nationally Recognised Class
The 2020 Australian Radio Yachting Association AGM was held on 17th February at Yarrawonga Yacht Club and saw the election of the committee for 2020 along with the DF95 being recognised as an ARYA Nationally Recognised Class.
Posted: 24 Feb 2020 12:48



Robb Successfully Defends Ten Rater Title
Victoria's Kirwan Robb has successfully defended his title of Australian Ten Rater Class champion by winning the 2020 championship at Yarrawonga, VIC.
Posted: 18 Feb 2020 18:18

Lead Changes and Light Breeze
Day one of the 2020 International Ten Rater Australian Championship saw multiple lead changes in the light and shifty breeze at Yarrawonga.
Posted: 16 Feb 2020 14:35


Eighteen Contest SA Marblehead Toad Cup
With the 2020 Marblehead Australian Championship just weeks away the SA Marblehead Toad Cup was an ideal practice regatta and with eighteen sailors competing it was tough.
Posted: 05 Feb 2020 00:52

Weather Webinar from the BOM
Weather, it impacts everyone with everything we do, but what about weather and boating. Find out more with a free webinar from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.
Posted: 01 Feb 2020 08:10

Do You Swivel, Tie or Clamp?
There are a number of options for your pivot point on your IOM jib boom, but do you swivel, tie or clamp?
Posted: 28 Jan 2020 11:18

Ian Hayden 10R Trophy and GP R1 at Kogarah Bay
On the weekend of the 18th & 19th of January 2020, the Ian Hayden 10R Trophy was held at Kogarah Bay Sailing Club and hosted by Kogarah Bay Radio Yacht Club.
Posted: 22 Jan 2020 07:55


Foundation EC formed to steer the formation of the new ITCA
A Foundation Executive has been formed to steer the formation of the new International Ten Rater Class Association (ITCA), which is currently a class association within the International Radio Sailing Association (IRSA). 
Posted: 14 Jan 2020 21:54

ARYA Bushfire Disaster Appeal
Do you want to join us in making a difference? The Australian Radio Yachting Association (ARYA) is raising money in aid of Australian Red Cross and every donation will help.
Posted: 10 Jan 2020 15:47

Tens n Marbles Prep for Aussie Champs
It's 2020 and just around the corner is the 2020 Ten Rater Class and Marblehead Class Australian Championships to be held at Yarrawonga, Victoria.
Posted: 03 Jan 2020 15:32