Paradise Radio Yacht Club LOGOsail insignia 10rPRYC Ten Rater (10R)

Class Information

The 10R division fleet sails every Saturday at Emerald Lakes on a course separate to the IOMs. Racing commences at 11.00 am and we sail a minimum of 16 recorded races (weather permitting), completing at around 3pm. Thereafter social sailing takes place on demand, followed by informal refreshments, on demand.

The up to 14 strong fleet of PRYC members are often joined by visitors from other clubs and by prospective sailors, with the accent always being on a fair, fun - filled but competitive day.

STH Q 10R 8 SEPT 2012 51 copySeveral members have second boats available for loan/experience trial at our race days by visitors and prospective members – please phone 55984349 (Adrian) or 02 66723456 (Ross) to make arrangements in advance of any Saturday.

Club Handicap days are held on the third Saturday of each month, with the balance being Club Championship Scratch days with all races counting towards the respective annual trophies.  Practice sail days are held every Wednesday at Emerald Lakes.

Currently the fleet includes a variety of designs plus marbleheads.

Both new and experienced guest sailors are always welcomed and accommodated to ensure we all enjoy the day. Irrespective of levels of competence, sailors’ enthusiasm, latent ability and the intention to enjoy the day are what count at our race meetings.

IT’S A WHOLE LOT BETTER THAN GOLF!

PRYC Ten Rater Fleet Captain: Mark Perkin  Phone 0431572409.

Skippers considering the purchase of a second-hand yacht should ensure it has a valid measurement certificate.

 

65bParadise Radio Yacht Club LOGOPRYC RG65 Dragon Force
Class Information

The benefit of the class is the low purchase cost, currently around $200 AUS for a complete boat including all electrics. England's, Mark Dicks used his race winning RG65 Light Ice design for the Dragon Force class. Those who become involved can be assured the class is well thought out, not just a cheap toy.

2017 07 28 1The beauty of the Dragon Force, being a strict one design class, is that sailing does not become an arms race where money rules. Any replacement parts required must be purchased from the supplier and essentially a boat will remain competitive for as long as it floats.

The manufacturer Joysway began selling Dragon Force RG 65 sail boats in 2013. According to the Australian importer about 1,000 were sold in Australia up to the end of May 2015.

Thirty eight PRYC skippers have purchased RG 65 Dragon Force yachts.

A competitive core group of skippers sail every Tuesday and a couple of Saturdays each month at Emerald Lakes.  The format alternates between scratch and handicap racing from week to week.

Black flag startMore experienced skippers have positively accepted a mentoring role to the benefit of new club member novice RC sailors.  Race days are run by the rules of sailing and are competitive, yet fun, and the camaraderie of everyone involved is excellent.

All new comers and visitors are welcome to attend.

Racing Times

Each Tuesday @ 11.00 AM until 3.00 PM plus two Saturdays / month @ 9.30 AM until 3.00 PM.

For new skippers, a comprehensive information kit is available on request. It contains references to many aspects of PRYC RG 65 Dragon Force boat preparation and racing.

Sail Number Allocation - To Request an Australian RG65 Dragon Force registered sail number email contact:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PRYC RG65 Dragon Force Fleet Captain: Charmaine  White Phone 0405180560

PRYC 2016 RG65 Dragon Force Challenge link: here

Queensland Dragon Force Championship 2017 link: here

 

laserlogoParadise Radio Yacht Club LOGOPRYC RC Laser
Class Information

 

The RC Lasers were introduced to the club in mid 2012 and there is now an active fleet of about a dozen boats. Lasers sail on Wednesdays with the first race starting at 11.00 am and the last at 3.00 pm. The rapid increase in the fleet is undoubtedly because of its strict one-design which makes all boats uniform. A Laser comes in a distinct blue carry bag ready-assembled so no boat building skills are needed. With a new boat out of the bag, just add a radio and receiver and start sailing. The design is simple and exceedingly robust allowing Lasers to easily survive encounters with other boats and rocky shorelines. The relatively heavy keel and standard A, B, C and D rigs allow sailing in all winds up to 40 knots. With no mast stays and a single main sheet, rigs can be changed in under half a minute.

laserThe purpose of one-design, is to ensure that the sailor’s skill will be the primary factor in the outcome of races among
boats of that class. One- design boats appeal to those who would rather sail and race on equal terms and enjoy a good support system of other owners and a strong class.

The RC Laser is a quarter scale model of the boats sailed in the Olympics. There are RC fleets all around the world with more than 10,000 in USA alone. Because of the strict one-design rule, a boat 10 years old can be as competitive as a new one which means that as well as close racing there is no need for any major outlay to keep abreast of the latest design and the used boats keep their value.
laser2In November 2017, our club will be hosting the RC Laser Championship of Nations. We are expecting a very large fleet with many overseas sailors as well as about 40 Australian entrants. It will be a great week of sailing and we look forward to many new members joining our fleet. We have loan boats available so come and join us and find out how much fun it is to sail a RC Laser.

The RC Laser is simple to sail and a challenge to race.

PRYC International Laser Class Fleet Captain:
Peter O'Grady Phone 0404881932

Paradise Radio Yacht Club LOGOiom logoPRYC International One Metre
Thursday on the Pond (TOP’s) Information

Every Thursday, IOM skippers take to the water with a friendly competitive attitude for handicap racing. Generally, we have between 4 and 10 boats go through the start line. Racing rules are still enforced; however, the general attitude is a little more relaxed than on Saturdays. Sailing starts at 12 noon each Thursday and finishes around 3.00 PM. We generally have a break for lunch after 3 or 4 races and complete 12 races by the end of the afternoon.

pryc iopmAll comers are welcome. Because generally someone will lend you their boat to try out, Thursday on the pond is a great opportunity before you take the next step of purchasing a yacht. Competitors from all Clubs are always made to feel welcome, so come and try the most competitive radio sport available.

PRYC TOP’s Fleet Captain:

Frank Arrowsmith Phone 0403 267 917

Skippers considering the purchase of a second-hand IOM yacht should ensure it has a valid measurement certificate.

 

 

 

Paradise Radio Yacht Club LOGOiom logoPRYC International One Metre
Class Information
 

Our Club was originally established in 2007 specifically for the RACING of radio controlled IOM yachts which is the largest Class in the World, being raced in over 30 countries.

We have since altered our Constitution to provide for racing other classes, but the IOM remains our Principal Class with racing on Saturday afternoons [ 12-4pm or 12 races] and Thursday "TOP’s" [Thursday On the Pond] providing a more relaxed and social environment [12 – 3.00 PM]. The IOM Saturday fleet regularly enjoys 10-20 starters including ex big boat sailors with World, Sydney-Hobart and National representative honours in their personal histories.

pryc iopmOur IOM fleet has also produced representatives to numerous World, European and NZ Championship events.

If you are looking for competitive RC yacht racing, this is the class for you.

PRYC International One Meter Fleet Captain:Bill Clancy Phone (07) 5598 1531

Skippers considering the purchase of a second-hand IOM yacht should ensure it has a valid measurement certificate.

PRYC hosted 2016 Queensland IOM State Championship racing videos link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay60VbE0hLk

 

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