Australian Radio Yachting Association

28 January 2019

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.

imagesQLD_IOM_State_Championship-Nick_Lindsley
Queensland IOM State Championship - Photo: Nick Lindsley

The International One Metre Class (IOM), which boasts the biggest fleet of over 70 boats, will no doubt be a close fought battle with current Australian Champion, Paul Jones, looking to defend his title which he claimed in a final race decider in Hobart last year. Jones has proven he is the one to beat claiming victory in all but one of the regional championships he competed in over the last twelve months, with his only flaw, faltering at the Queensland State Championship which saw WA’s Sean Wallis take out a victory on the very same waters this event will be held. Wallis will be seeking a repeat of his performance at this event to claim his first Australian title.

This one won’t be a two horse race, South Australia’s Scott Mitchell is a past championship winner and will look to get another victory under his belt along with another West Australian, Ross Bennett, who has been runner-up a number of times and will seek to ditch the “brides-maids” dress.

Another close fought battle will be in the Marblehead Class where Scott Condie (NSW) will be hoping to retain his crown. Sailing the UK built “Grunge” design, a boat designed by Australian Brad Gibson, Condie may not have it all his way with Victorian’s Kirwan Robb and Andy Reid, also sailing the Grunge, expected to ensure that this championship goes down to the wire, although even this trio may find other challengers in the mix.

The speedster of all the classes is the Ten Rater. These sleek racing machines are the fastest of the classes and will provide some close racing. Defending champion Andrew Reid from Victoria will be sailing the Gibson designed “Trance” and although dominant in Hobart, with others now sailing either the “Trance” or the Australian built “Sanga”, this will be another championship that will go down to the wire.

imagesWest Australians on their way - Ross Bennett
West Australian's on their way with boats in tow - Photo: Ross Bennett

The smallest fleet will be the International A Class. These elegant boats typically weigh between 13-16kg and are a classic looking boat with characteristics of a full-size yacht that are impressive to watch. NSW’s Brian Dill will favourite for a championship win, but like the other classes, racing is expected to be extremely close and picking a winner is not the easiest of challenges.

ARYA President, Sean Wallis stated “This years event is one of the biggest in years, the IOM class sees over 70 boats, which is the largest fleet seen since the Worlds were hosted in Mooloolaba in 2005, and certainly reflects the level of interest in our sport”.

A team of volunteers from local clubs and the Queensland Radio Yachting Association (QRYA) has been planning this event for more than 12 months, with the support of the Southport Yacht Club and the City of Gold Coast. Event Manager Ron Fawcett said 'Competitors will start arriving in the first few days of February from locations as distant as Japan, the United States of America and New Zealand. A strong contingent from Perth will be traveling further than the New Zealanders!'

The event will be based from the Southport Yacht Club Watersports Centre that was opened just last year. State level radio sailing events have been held on two occasions leading up to this national event so the local organisers and sailors could gain experience at this exciting venue. The expansive lake offers fair courses to be set in any wind direction.

 

Event Schedule:

International A Class               04-05 February, 2019

International Ten Rater             06-08 February, 2019

International Marblehead         09-11 February, 2019

International One Metre           13-16 February, 2019

For further information and results, visit http://aryanationals.com

 

Latest Rankings

(Hint: Ctrl+F5 to refresh)

A Class
Marblehead
Ten Rater
IOM

ARYA Sailing Calendar

Best viewed on the large calendar >here

Event Websites

nationals banner 003

National Champions

A ClassBrian Dill

IOM Paul Jones

10RKirwan Robb

RMKirwan Robb

RC Laser:  Scott Fleming

Past National Champions

Past National Champions: Click here

Notice of Races

C/QLD RM Championships - 30/31st March

Hervey Bay

SA A Class Stanley Cup - 6th April

Pound Road, Paris Creek

Notice of Race
Entry Form

TAS RM Southern Tasmanian Championship - 19th May

Montrose Bay Yacht Club

Notice of Race

TAS IOM Southern Tasmanian Championship - 28th April

Risdon Brook Radio Yacht

Notice of Race

WA IOM South West Championships - 23/24th March

Provence Lake , Yalyalup

S/QLD IOM Championship - 23/24th March

Lake Kawana, Bokarina

WA Bink Frayne ‘A’ Class Trophy - 9th March

Austin Lakes

S/QLD A Class Championship - 16th March

Pine Rivers

2019 John Emms Memorial Trophy (RM) - 31st March

Montrose Bay

Southern Tasmanian IOM Championship 28th April

Risdon Brook

Victorian Marblehead State Championship 4/5th May

Yarrawonga

SA RM Toad Cup - 10th March
The Patawalonga

Notice of Race
Entry Form

NSW IOM GP Rd 1 - 2/3rd March

Dover Park East, Blakehurst

VIC RC Laser State Championship - 6/7th April

Portland Yacht Club

Who's Online

We have 332 guests and no members online

LIVE Results

Latest News

Yachtsmen Gather for Gold Coast Australian Championships

imagesnats_3The 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. 

Read more ...

RC Laser Australian Championship Returns to Dobroyd

For 2019, the RC Laser National Championships return to the Dobroyd Aquatic Club,  the host club and venue of the inaugural RC Laser National Championships held a decade earlier in 2009, shortly after the club house was rebuilt.

imagesRC-Laser-sailing-Dobroyd-Aquatic-ClubThe Championships will be held over the four days 25-28 April 2019 at Dobroyd Aquatic Club, Rodd Park, Henley Marine Drive, Rodd Point, New South Wales.

Race Documents are available for download:

 






Read more ...

Radio Sailing Race Officer Course

eliademy

ARYA Sailing Calendar

Best viewed on the large calendar >here

Overseas Results

2018 New Zealand IOM Championship

Six Aussie’s made the trip across ‘the ditch’ to Wattle Farm, Auckland, New Zealand for the 2018 NZL IOM Championship and based on previous advice the intrepid Aussie’s were expecting an awesome venue with quality breezes and great sailing. Come to Wattle Farm they said, it will be great they said! All encouraging news given in the past we sailed on a duck pond, a weed infested lake with no breeze and a piddly lake in chilly and wet Christchurch – surely they had to get it right this time!

In the days before the event the dreaded email came through advising that the host club was being challenged by a weed infestation but every effort was being made with tons of the stuff being hauled from the main lake on a daily basis and by the time we had a practice sail on the Thursday it would have appeared that their efforts were paying off however, by Friday the battle had been lost and the decision was to sail on the secondary lake (how lucky to have two of them).

1The forecast weather conditions were favorable, temperatures around 20C, sunshine and light winds for the duration, at least the shorts and t-shirts got a chance to get out instead of the wet weather gear.

Read more ...

Aussies at the Ten Rater & Marblehead World’s

teamaus

Aussies at the Ten Rater & Marblehead World’s

Germany was the host country for the 2018 Ten Rater & Marblehead World Championships held at Biblis from 24 May to 01 June.

Australia was represented by Kirwan Robb (VIC), Andrew Reid (VIC), David Turton (QLD) & David “Yoda” Thomas (VIC) in both classes with 53 competitors in the Ten Rater Class and 76 in the Marblehead.

Winds were predominantly light over the two championships which probably didn’t suit our team entirely but they still managed to pull of some great results.

In the Ten’s Andy kicked off the championship with some great top ten places and certainly had the potential for a top ten finish although struggled in the latter part of the championship finishing 14th overall. Kirwan also had a good start with a 6th & 4th in the first three races but ended up with a mixed bag finally finishing a creditable 10th overall. Our remaining Aussies, Turts & Yoda finished 23rd & 42nd respectively.

The M’s followed immediately after the Tens and it was Kirwan that opened his score card with a 2nd in the seeding race and with regular top ten finishes, ended up an astounding 4th overall with Andy 17th, Turts 37th and Yoda 52nd.

Overall our team should be proud of their performance, the time and effort to participate on the international stage is significant and on behalf of the ARYA I congratulate them all on their results and effort in representing Australia at the events.

Sean Wallis
President ARYA

Full results & info link

2018 European IOM Championship

 2018final

Results & Website - here

 

Copyright & Disclaimer

The contents of this site, unless otherwise noted, are the copyright © of ARYA and material may not be copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, posted, broadcast or transmitted in any way except for personal, non commercial use.  Any other use requires the prior written permission of ARYA and acknowledgement of the source.  All trademarks referred to are the property of their respective owners.

 Copyright & Disclaimer

Important:: All information contained on this site is provided in good faith as a general reference source only.  We therefore do not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy of any reference material or opinions expressed herein and it is the responsibility of the user to confirm all data which may be provided through this website. All Rule information is also provided in good faith as a general reference source only. Further clarification on any rules must be obtained by consulting the current sailing rules in print. Boats For Sale and/or Wanted to Buy : Please Confirm all Details, including Prices and specifications with the individual Vendor and/or Consumer and do not divulge any bank details until you are satisfied with any arrangements entered into.  E. & O.E.