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Queensland EC12 Champs - 13/14th July 2013

Well, here it is, Sunday morning, and it’s cold and wet, and miserable. So I am pleased we decided to make the event a one day affair.

Eight skippers entered and they all showed up at the new BRYC venue at Eagleby. One or two got a little disoriented finding their way there, but all eventually made it.

It was a glorious winter morning, with a bit of a chill in the air, and a light south westerly which lasted until just after racing commenced at 10 .00 am.

The first few races were real drifters and but just after 11.00 am the breeze came in again from the south east and generally stayed with us, swinging to the east late in the afternoon.

A total of 21 races were sailed with the final one completing at about 4.30 with the sun very low in west.

Skippers were all well behaved, and the PRO’s biggest problem was setting a course, and that’s as it should be.

Racing between the top four was close and results were consistent throughout the day. Interim score sheets were identical with respect to placings for all skippers.

At race 20 the top two skippers were tied, and it was the worst possible time for Gary Taylor to hit a mark. Still, he was running second all day, so why spoil a perfect record.

The BRYC extends it thanks to Ian Ashe for performing the duties of PRO, David Black for scoring (as always) and Dennis Crawley chief bouy “mover abouter”, rescue boat operator, and official photographer. We also thank River Sands Pty Ltd for making the venue available to the Model Yacht fraternity.

The Eagleby venue is still in its infancy, but already indications are that it is an ideal spot for model yachting, with no weed, acres of water, and no obstructions to disturb whatever breeze is on offer. The BRYC is hopeful of hosting many more events on this lake.

Ian Smith

Secretary BRYC


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