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Michael Bell Memorial Ten Rater regatta 2020

The 2020 Michael Bell Memorial Ten Rater regatta was held at a blustery Jackadder Lake on Saturday 19 September. Michael was a long serving ARYA Treasurer and a fine Ten Rater skipper, winning a number of Western Australian Ten Rater Championships. This regatta is held annually to remember Michael and his contribution to radio sailing in Australia.

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Blustery Day for 10R Metro's

A blustery day welcomed the small but enthusiastic group of sailors for the WA Ten Rater Metro Championship at Champion Lakes on 6th September which saw heaps of excitement.

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The Great Southern Buster

WA skippers were really fortunate to be able to gather down in Albany for a weekend regatta. 16 skippers made the trip down from Perth to join 6 of the locals for an event on the Albany club's new lake.

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Racing Rules - Changes for 2021-24

Every four years, World Sailing reviews the Racing Rules of Sailing. The current version of the rules expires at the end of 2020. This article covers the major changes which will affect radio sailing. It is not a complete list of all the rule changes, but serves as an overview of the rules which may affect us on a regular basis.

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Great Fleet for Great Southern Buster!

Entries are coming in thick and fast for the IOM Great Southern Buster to be hosted by the Albany Radio Sailing Club on 29 & 30 August.

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Southbound Again - IOM Invitational @ Knotting Hill & The Plug

IOM sailors have another opportunity for a weekend away with the announcement of the Southwest Invitational to be sailed over two days at two venues.

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A Sign Of Things To Come

The DF95 Shootout! held on 19 July at Austin Lakes saw a forecast of southeasters at 0 to 3 knots and that was what we got, more often closer to the zero than the three and from a range of directions either side of SE. PRO Warren Rock and his able course-setter Graeme Colmer set 2 sets of top marks and allowed the racing to go ahead without too many pauses for mark-shifting.

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Austin Lakes Club to Host First Event

Newly formed club, Austin Lakes Radio Sailing, will be hosts to the DF65 Shootout at Austin Lakes on 26 July.

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Perth Hosts First IOM Event at Jackadder

It was the first regional IOM event since the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions and as expected Jackadder was a challenge!

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Albany IOM Invitational Date Change

Albany looks forward to welcoming all IOM sailors to the 2020 Albany IOM Invitational over the weekend of 29 & 30 August.

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Another Red Ant Hits the Water

The WA Marblehead fleet continues to grow with the launch of another Red Ant F6.

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Howie Wins A Class Eric Fisher

After being delayed by a week a small fleet of the elegant A Class yachts hit the water at Jackadder in a light WNW breeze.

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Eric Fisher A Class Trophy - Postponed

With the absence of wind anticipated for the scheduled sailing of the 2020 Eric Fisher A Class Trophy regatta it was decided to re-schedule this event until 14 June 2020.

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WA Marblehead Fleet Growth

WA's Marblehead fleet growth is underway with the first of a number of new boats being delivered.

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WA Clubs Re-Open for Scheduled Sailing

With radio sailing resuming at various clubs across the state, Champion Lakes has announced their re-commencement from 31 May with a packed schedule catering for IOM, Marblehead & Ten Rater classes.

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RSAWA Annual General Meeting 2020

Despite Covid-19 restrictions on gathering, requirements for social distancing and the like, RSAWA took the technology route to hold our Annual General Meeting for 2020...

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ARYA Event postponement extension

Unfortunately, the ARYA have found it necessary in these uncertain times to extend the announced postponements until the end of July 2020

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ARYA Postpones Events

ARYA events scheduled up to 30 April 2020 have been postponed until further notice as a result of increasing community concern in relation to COVID-19.

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2020 WA IOM Great Southern Championship Postponed

We regret to advise that the 2020 WA IOM Great Southern Championship to be held in Albany over the weekend of 21/22 March has been postponed. 

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WA takes out the DF95 National Championship too!

Another terrific performance by WA skippers at the DragonFlite 95 National Championships which concluded at Austin Lakes this afternoon. Congratulations to WA's Andrew Grist and Barry Donaher for taking the first two places in the regatta. NSW skipper and DF Class Association President, Phil Burgess rounded out the podium taking third postition.

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WA Sailors Top DF65 Championship

WA sailors have claimed the top five positions at the inaugural DF65 Australian Championship as well as filling eight of the top ten at the inaugural DF65 Australian Championship at Austin Lakes, Perth.

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A Class National Championships - the full story

Following on from the trip to Yarrawonga, Team WA headed for the City of Churches to contest the A Class National Championships. We remember sailing at West Lakes from the 2016 Nationals and were looking forward to sailing in clear waters with good wind.

West Lakes didn’t disappoint......

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Another Australian Title Heads West

WA's Glenn Dawson has added another Australian Championship trophy to the WA cabinet after winning the 2020 International A Class Australian Championship at West Lakes, SA over 26-27 February.

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WA's Sean Wallis - New Australian Marblehead Champion

Sean Wallis completed a brilliant regatta coming out on top of the field to win the 2020 Australian Marblehead National Championship held in Yarrawonga. Sean's odyssey began with a trip to New Zealand......

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Ten Rater Nationals - done and dusted

Victoria's Kirwan Robb went back to back in the ARYA Ten Rater National Championships. Kirwan sailed especially well through some trying conditions. Scott Condie from Kogarah Bay finished second, sailing a Trance - the same design of boat as Kirwan. Steve Sedgmen rounded out the podium, sailing his own design Sanga.

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Team WA exploits on the road

They say, "What happens on the road stays on the road"....but you can read all about Team WA's tilt on the ARYA Nationals here...

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Team WA On The Road Again!

February has for a while now been the traditional time for the Australian Championships for radio sailing classes and this year is a little different but Team WA will still be heading East!

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Weather Webinar from the BOM

Weather, it impacts everyone with everything we do, but what about weather and boating. Find out more with a free webinar from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

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Champion Lakes turns it on for IOM Shootout!

Arriving at Champion Lakes skippers were met with a strong easterly breeze for the WA IOM Shootout! at on Sunday 19th January.

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Welcome to 2020!

As we reflect on a magnificent 2019 it's now time to look ahead to 2020 and we have a jam packed calendar of events!

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Latest Results

Sep 19, 2020
WA Ten Rater Michael Bell 10R Memorial Trophy
Results added on Sep 19, 2020
Sep 12, 2020
2020 WA DF95 State Championship
Results added on Sep 18, 2020
Sep 06, 2020
2020 WA Ten Rater Metro Championship
Results added on Sep 06, 2020
Aug 29, 2020
Albany IOM Invitational Great Southern Buster
Results added on Aug 30, 2020
Aug 22, 2020
WA Marblehead Shootout!
Results added on Aug 22, 2020