Adelaide's International RC Sailing Park Gets a Run


Jan 14, 2021

The Adelaide Radio Control Yacht Racing Club (ARCYRC) will host their next Travellers Trophy event at the newly announced Adelaide International RC Sailing Park at Coorong Quays in February, being an excellent chance to trial the facility with both Marblehead & IOM racing.

20210115_coorong_1The ARCYRC welcome's all International One Metre (IOM) and Marblehead sailors to join their members in trialing the International RC Sailing Park (ISP) at Coorong Quays with some friendly racing over two days on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th February 2021 as part of their club racing schedule.

The sailing schedule will see each class sailed over one day,

  • Saturday 6th February - Marblehead (start 11:00)
  • Sunday 7th February  - IOM (start 11:00)

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Coorong Quays

Located on Hindmarsh Island just over an hours drive from South Australia's captial, Adelaide, Hindmarsh Island is home to the Southern Hemisphere's largest freshwater marina development, including waterfront residences, a large marina, kayaking, windsurfing, tavern, café, playground, tennis courts and a biking and walking trail.

Just minutes away from Goolwa on the Fleurieu Peninsula, the region is a regular 'go-to' holiday destination for SA travelers. The weather is generally cooler and the beaches activity and scenery is particularly attractive. The area is also adjacent to the Langhorne Creek wine region and only a short drive from the Adelaide Hills and McClaren Vale wine regions.

Near the Murray River mouth where the river meets the southern ocean and sailors can expect a cleaner, fresher sea-breeze than in Adelaide at the sailing park.

There are numerous caravan parks and other accommodation options in the area with most centred on the town of Goolwa. The usual websites will provide details of suitable accommodation ie booking.com, AirBnB etc. 

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Getting There

To access the venue you will need to drive to Hindmarsh Island (via Goolwa) approx 1h30m south of Adelaide. Once you pass over the Hindmarsh Island bridge (@ Goolwa), drive approx a kilometre before turning right into Tolarno Dive (the entrance to Coorong Quays). Turn left at the roundabout and then take the first right onto Vesta Drive. Where the road veers right there is an unsealed road straight ahead, you need to go down the unsealed road and turn left. Parking is available lakeside.

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The racing finish time will be at the discretion of the competitors and Race Officer and will likely be around 5pm depending on conditions. Racing will be casual however will be conducted in accordance with the RRS and ARYA Standard Sailing Instructions. Sailors should expect to sail at a number of locations within the Coorong Quays facility as part of the trial and an entry fee of $5 per day may be paid at registration.

Entry

There is no requirement to submit an entry to sail, just head on down to Coorong Quays however it would be appreciated that if you do intend to attend that you email Simon How, ARCYRC Secretary (simonhow3141@outlook.com) indicating the classes you plan to sail.

Please note that facilities are limited at the sailing venue and you will be required to bring your own picnic lunch and refreshments for the entire day. Conditions may be hot so ensure you have adequate water for the entire day.

While facilities at the sailing venue are currently limited there are toilets and tavern located just a 1min drive away.

 

Please note the event information listed is an ARCYRC club event and not an ARYA event.

 

 

 

 


Category: South Australia
Posted by: ARYA Publicity