14 January 2019

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. 

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20 December 2018

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:


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18 December 2018

South Australia to Host 2020 A Class Championship

The ARYA has announced that South Australia has been selected to host the 2020 A Class Australian Championship at West Lakes, Adelaide.

imagesa class nats saThe ARYA received two bids to host the championship from both South Australia & Western Australia with ARYA Secretary, Ross Bennett, stating that "while the submissions were widely different, it was difficult for the committee to choose the successful bid".

Each bid had many differing factors, however there can only be one winner, and on this occassion the South Australia bid has been successful.

Bennett said "We thank Western Australia for their submission, and congratulate South Australia on winning the right to host the regatta in 2020".

18 December 2018

IRSA Welcomes Malaysia

IRSA has announced Malaysia has been accepted as the 39th IRSA Member.

imagesselwyn_hollandIRSA Secretary, Selwyn Holland in his announcement wrote "Welcome to Malaysia and your delegates. We hope you have a long and fruitful experience."

This is another milestone for Radio Sailing and recognises the growth of the sport in the Asia Pacific Region.

Pictured: IRSA Secretary, Selwyn Holland



16 October 2018

QRYA President Dayle Smith

The ARYA is saddened to hear of the recent passing of past QRYA President Dayle Smith.

Dayle, with both his sailing and legal experience, was extremely supportive of the ARYA and was a volunteer on sub-committees, assisted with the redrafting of our constitution as well as providing advice on legal matters for which we are extremely thankful.

Our thoughts are with his family at this time of loss.

12 September 2018

Marblehead’s back in WA

The Marblehead has been missing in WA for a long time but that appears to be changing. Three boats have found their way to new homes in WA, to the ARYA President & ARYA Secretary (Sean Wallis & Ross Bennett) with Glenn Dawson looking to pick up the third of the Brad Gibson designed Indie’s.

No doubt the interest in the class will see further growth in WA and it’s not surprising why.

Since the release of line plans for the Indie by BG in 2014, the option to self build a boat that is competitive against the production boats has seen the Marblehead fleet in Australia go from strength to strength providing sailors with extremely competitive racing, with the Indie sailed by Scott Condie winning the 2018 Australian Championship.


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27 July 2018

QRYA Youtube Channel 100th video!


On the 3rd of August 2017 the first video was posted on the QRYA Youtube Channel by Ian Lobley.  On 23rd July 2018 the 100th video was posted.

In that time an incredible number of people from all over Australia and the world have visited the channel and our website.  Just within Australia there has been over 40,073 minutes of watch time and 11,011 views of the sailing videos.  See the table below for other countries.

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09 May 2018

Update your bookmark

Please update your Australian Radio Yachting Association homepage bookmark from to

12 April 2018

HEADLINE: PRYC to extend support for newcomer class by hosting a two-day regatta.

For the third year running Paradise Radio Yacht Club is to host a Dragon Force 65 event. This is in recognition of the club’s newly approved DF 65 Class which has drawn many new skippers to RC racing.

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12 March 2018

2019 ARYA Australian Championships.

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After months of hard work, the QRYA are pleased to officially announce the launch of our brand new website for the 2019 ARYA Australian Championships.

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10 April 2017

2018 European Championship awarded to Rogoznica (CRO)

2018 European Championship will be organized by Croatia in Rogoznica from April 6th to 13th.
Event will use HMS 2016 (or new agreed version if any) with 76 competitors.

We thank TUR and ITA NCAs for their bids


23 September 2016

2016 Marblehead World Championship

David Thomas, David Turton, Lincoln Mc Dowall & Jeff Byerley will be competing at the 2016 Marblehead World Championships in Italy starting tomorrow, Keep an eye on our boys progress via the above site.

04 March 2016

4th Mar: ARYA reduce their annual fee component from $15 to $5 for the 2016/7 year.

At the recent AGM held at the Largs Bay Sailing Club in South Australia, a motion was passed that reduced the ARYA fee component to just $5 per affiliated member.

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30 November 2015

Radio Sailing Shop has moved


Andrew and Loredana Cook have moved to Victoria and are able to help with your r/c needs including....

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