Moreton Radio Yacht Squadron

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Welcome to the Moreton Radio Yacht Squadron Brisbane’s Northside IOM & DF95 Sailing group.

IOM (International One Metre Class)

We meet three times weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday afternoons from 1300hrs till 1600 hrs for IOM Racing.

The Second Sunday of the Month is Scratch Racing and the Fourth Sunday is Handicap Racing.

On the alternate Sundays and every Tuesday and Thursday we Sail Friendly IOM racing to help with boat setup and rule understanding. We invite the public to visit us on these days and try their hands at sailing with a club owned boat.

DF95 (Dragon Flite 95 Class)

Moreton now has a fleet of 6 plus and will be holding competition race days on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month.  The DF95 group sails every Sunday at Moreton Radio Yacht Squadron, Griffith Road, Newport from 10:00am – 12:00pm. Visitors are welcome.

Next Schedule Meetings

The next scheduled meetings for Moreton Radio Yacht Squadron are:

IOM Class
Next Handicap Event
Sunday 22nd July 2018 from 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Next Scratch Event
Sunday 12th August 2018 from 1.00pm to 4.00pm

DF95 Class
Every Sunday from 10.00am to 12 noon
Next Scratch Racing
Sunday 12th August 2018
Next Handicap Racing
Sunday 22nd July 2018

For further details see Events Calendar

General Meeting

A General Meeting will be held on 22 July 2018 at the Newport venue.  It will start at 12 noon.

On the Agenda is:

1. Treasurer’s Report
2. Sailing Calendar Review

  • Does the club want to host Ranking Events?
  • Scoring on Thursdays
  • Scoring for the monthly events and results?
  • Prizes and Presentation events for he year?
  • Other ideas

3. Membership Fees Review

  • Fees were increased so how is that going?
  • What fees are needed to run the club?
  • Do fees need changing and if so why?

4. Other items from the floor.

See you at the meeting.

Scoring For Thursdays

At a meeting of the Management and Sailing Committees last Sunday, we decided to restart scoring for sailing on Thursdays. Racing will be based on the highly successful handicap system used by the Kawana club on Tuesdays.

This format gives all sailors an opportunity to win on a given day if they sail well.  Garry Russell has volunteered to calculate the results and in time others will learn how to run the spreadsheet to back him up.  Results will be emailed and hopefully posted on our website.

On completion of the Handicap racing, time allowing, those interested in a few scratch races will be welcome sail on.
See you next Thursday.

For further information please contact Ron Fawcett moretonradioyachtsquadron@gmail.com.

IOM Scratch Results

A pleasent day of sailing was had by all 8 competitors, in shifty westerly winds . Well done Garry and Ron F with a joint win for the day.

Full results are now available.

For further information, please contact Peter Griffith on 0418 889 723 or email commodoremrys@gmail.com.

DF95 Handicap Results

On Sunday 10th June 2018 we had a fleet of six DF95 yachts competing for our handicap racing. The wind was a bit challenging and the glare from the water out near the back mark was at times blinding, however, the day was competed well.

Marks’ new Orange Hull was easy to see and looks great.

No appearance from our resident Bull Shark, but a Stingray was airborn early to entertain the fleet, whilst they were preparing for the morning.

Full results of the day will be available soon.

Our next scheduled DF95 Event is on Sunday 17th June and is a Club Morning.

Paradise Radio Yacht Club … IOM Traveller’s Mug

PRYC is introducing a Trophy for competition by Visiting IOM sailors. The competition will be raced monthly in conjunction with PRYC Saturday nonchampionship scratch sailing days. Participants will be awarded their respective points in the PRYC scratch event which will be cumulative over each calendar year. The Trophy will be a traditional sailorʼs pewter mug, suitably engraved and apart from generating a bit of fun, it is hoped that over time “braggerʼs rights” might attach.

This first abbreviated year will commence on 7th July 2018, followed by: 18/8, 15/9, 6/10, 3/11 and 22/12. We look forward to hosting entrants on those days when PRYC normal sailing fees $4 will apply and no prior entry necessary, just turn up and sail.

Basic Rules

Many thanks to Dennis for supplying some basic rules for us to have a look at. You can find these at Dragon Flite 95