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Can YOU help YOUR Association?

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. 

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Looking for a "retired" Radio Controlled Boat for training

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.

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RSAWA Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting was hald on Wednesday 19 May at the South of Perth Yacht Club. The Committee has one change with Rob Waller stepping down from the Vice-Presidents role being replaced by Bruce Robins.

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WA IOM SW Metro Regatta - 09 May

Due to the cancellation of the IOM Geographe Championship, RSAWA has scheduled the SW Metro Regatta to be held at Austin Lakes on Sunday 09 May.

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Harrington Waters - IOM South Metro Championships 2021

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.

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Normally, what happens on tour stays on tour......but:

SA IOM Champs – the stories you won’t read anywhere else……

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Vale - Hub Bell.

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.

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2021 A Class Bink Frayne Memorial Trophy - POSTPONED

We regret to advise that the 2021 A Class Bink Frayne Memorial has been postponed until further notice.

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2021 WA DF95 Australia Day Cup CANCELLED

We regret to advise that due to current WA Government COVID restrictions the DF95 event to be held at Austin Lakes on 07 February has been cancelled.

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Advantage....what does it mean?

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.

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