The 2021 Western Australian DF95 State Championship was held at Austin Lakes on Sunday September 26. The weather was not sounding good at the start of the day, with thunderstorms and plenty of rain in the forecast. 13 optimistic skippers faced the start line on the day, in what turned out to be a ripper event.Read More
There have been a number of changes on the ARYA Executive Committee lately. Having taken on the roles of both Publicity Officer and ARYA Registrar at the 2019 Annual General Meeting, Sean Wallis has found it necessary to reduce his work load and has stepped down from his role as Publicity Officer.
Sean has provided the ARYA with a great service in our online presence, through website development, online services and social media presence. He has advised that he needs to step away from his role as Publicity Officer effective immediately but will continue to serve in his capacity as Registrar by providing and further developing a fully functional process for boat registration.
Do you happen to have an old Radio controlled boat that you would be willing to provide for a training program? The S80 class, through Royal Perth Yacht Club and South of Perh Yacht Club run a Sailor Development program designed to enhance the skills of people coming out of the "Learn to Sail" programs.Read More
Harrington Waters Radio Yacht Club hosted the South Metros for 2021 at the Harrington Waters lake. Saturday morning dawned bright and sunny, and the forecast was for an easterly wind till lunchtime and a southerly coming in early in the afternoon.Read More
SA IOM Champs – the stories you won’t read anywhere else……Read More
Hub Bell passed away this week following a brave battle with cancer. Hub’s tremendous contribution to radio sailing in Australia is hard to measure and easy to underestimate. Over the course of Hub’s life, he held almost every office you can imagine at radio sailing Club level, State level and at the National level. He was a Life Member of the ARYA.Read More
We regret to advise that the 2021 A Class Bink Frayne Memorial has been postponed until further notice.Read More
In the main body of the RRS (Rule 44.1), a boat infringing a rule and gaining an advantage is required to retire from the race – no alternative penalty is available at all.
Many radio sailors thought that was harsh. Some years ago, the ISAF-RSD Rules Committee attempted to build an alternative penalty for this situation into Appendix E. The resultant rule is Appendix E 4.3(b). This has been in place for a few rules revisions (about 3 or 4 I think) and continues to give problems as the rule is poorly understood.Read More
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