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QLD DF95 Championships - 5/6th October

2019 Queensland DragonFlite 95 Championships

5th and 6th OCTOBER 2019

Lake Curralea, TOWNSVILLE, QLD

This is not an ARYA Ranking Event


This regatta is organised under the overall authority of the Australian Radio Yachting Association Incorporated (ARYA) and conducted by the Queensland Radio Yachting Association Incorporated (QRYA), the Australian DF Radio Sailing Association Incorporated (ADFRSA) and the Townsville RC Yachting Incorporated (TRCY), and it’s duly appointed Race Committee.

2.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 as amended by Appendix E (Radio Sailing Racing Rules).
2.2 The following documents will apply: This Notice of Race (NoR), the event’s Sailing Instructions (SI), International Class Administration Rules, the Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS), the respective International Class Rules.
2.3 The current ARYA approved Heat Management System (HMS) will apply in the event that multiple fleets are utilized, however this may change if the ARYA approves the Simple Heat Racing System (SHRS).
2.4 The following Racing Rules will be changed:

E3.1: The control area will be defined on the course board.
E3.2: Launching area will be specified on the course board
E3.3: The course will be displayed on a course Board.
E3.6: Following a general recall, Rule 30.1 shall apply to the restart. For subsequent general recalls Rules 30.1, 30.3 or 30.4 may apply.
E3.8(c): Courses may be shortened.
E5.1(a): The race committee will appoint Observers, who may be competitors.
E6.4: Add “but prior to the preparatory signal for the next heat or race.”
The changes will appear in full in the Sailing Instructions.

3.1 The competition is open to
(a) affiliated members in good standing with ARYA (Inc.) and
(b) members in good standing with the IRSA Delegated National Member of their country of residence.
Entry will be denied to anyone who has been expelled or is currently serving a suspension from the ARYA (Inc) or any state or territory RC sailing association affiliated with the ARYA (Inc).
3.2 Competitors who reside outside of Australia entering in accordance with 3.1 (b) are required to become a ‘Temporary Affiliate Member’ of ARYA (Inc.) for the period of the event. This may be exempt for competitors who are insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of AUD $20 million per incident or the equivalent.

3.3 The following class/es will be sailed: DragonFlite 95
All boats must be compliant to the DragonFlite 95 Restricted class Rules Ver 1-2 and be registered with the ADFRSA.
All boats must have a current registration number and sail number issued by the ADFRSA for the class entered.
3.4 Eligible boats may enter Online at or by completing the entry form and sending it, together with the required fee to Townsville RC Yachting, 26 Friday Avenue, Burdell Qld 4818. Entries close at Friday 4th October 2019 at 12:00 midnight. Payment may also be made at Registration.
3.5 Late entries may be accepted under the discretion of the regatta organizers under the following conditions:
Notification to Event Coordinator via, phone, text, email, prior to close of the registration and measurement process on Saturday 5th October, 10:30 am .
3.6 Final Entry: No further entries will be accepted after the registration and measurement process on Saturday 5th October, 10:30 am.

4.1 Required fees are as follows:
Class Fee
DF95 $20.00 per competitor

5.1 DragonFlite 95 5th / 6th October 2019
5.2 Racing Times:
All times are local time as available on local mobile phone services.
Day One: Saturday 5th October 2019
Registration: 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Measurement and inspection: 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Briefing commences: 10:45 am
Warning signal for first race: 11:00 am
Racing concludes: No heat will commence after: 4.00 pm
Social Function Dinner: 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm
(Mercure Celsius Restaurant – At own cost)

Final Day: Sunday 6th October 2019
Briefing commences: 10:00 am
Warning signal for first race: 10:15 am
Racing concludes: The final race will not commence after: 3:00 pm

Presentation function: 3:30 pm on site

5.3 Racing will be held during the scheduled times with a maximum of 40 races for the series. There shall be no limit to the number of races/heats sailed on each day.

5.4 The warning signal for the next race/heat shall occur as soon as practical following the previous race/heat.

5.5 A break for lunch may be included at the discretion of the PRO. Lunch will be taken at a time to best fit in with the racing.
No lunch will be provided, however there several fast food outlets within walking distance of the Sailing Venue. Drinks including water, will be available every day for a gold coin donation.


All boats must be compliant to the DragonFlite 95 Restricted class Rules Ver 1-2 and be registered with the ADFRSA.
Each boat shall display a current hull registration number and sail number issued by the ADFRSA.
All registration formalities, including payment and any measurement checks, must be completed in accordance with the schedule outlined in this Notice of Race. (Refer paragraph 3 and 5.)



For frequency bands other than 2.4 Ghz, each competitor shall nominate a minimum of three (3) frequencies with their entry. Permitted frequency bands are 27, 29, 36, 40 Mhz and 2.4 Ghz.

8 PERSONAL SAIL NUMBERS – Not applicable

The ARYA Standard Sailing Instructions are available on the ARYA website ( and a copy will be placed on the Event Noticeboard prior to the commencement of racing.

The event will be sailed at Lake Curralea, Woolcock Street, Townsville QLD. 4810.
Location: At the south end of Mercure Townsville car park (Locked facility).
Google Maps Search: Mercure Townsville.
Launching details: Dry

Where possible, the course will comprise a first leg and a finish leg to windward. The course will generally be a windward / leeward course utilizing a gate at the leeward end of the course.

The Race Committee will attempt to set a course which will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes for the first boat to complete.

12.1 RRS 44.1 is amended by E4.3: Taking a Penalty.
12.2 The Arbitration System for Protest Hearings (Sailing Instructions Appendix A) will be used.
12.3 A Protest Committee will be appointed to hear any protests arising from the event and may comprise competitors not involved in the incident. RRS 61.2 and 62.2 may be replaced by a verbal notification and hearing if all parties affected by the incident agree.
12.4 Decisions of the protest committee will be final as provided in RRS 70.5.

13.1 5 races are required to be completed to constitute a series except for single day events, at which the minimum number will be 3 races.
13.2 Where there are less than 21 competitors, the event may be sailed in one fleet.
13.3 For multiple fleet racing, allocation of boats for the first race will be made in accordance with the relevant scoring system, using the most recent ARYA Ranking Table.
13.4 The scoring system is as follows:
a. For single fleet racing
i) The Low Point System (RRS A4) will apply.
ii) After 4 races have been completed, 1 discard.
iii) After 8 races have been completed, 2 discards.
iv) After 16 races have been completed, 3 discards, then adding one extra discard for every further 8 races completed.
b. For multi fleet racing RRS A4 as amended by HMS and the Event Sailing Instruction shall apply.

Prizes will be given as follows: A perpetual trophy supplied by QRYA for Champion.
Ist, 2nd and 3rd places, (Trophies & Prizes)
Various other prizes as determined by the race committee


The Australian Radio Yachting Association Inc, The Australian DF Radio Sailing Association Inc., and the Queensland Radio Yacht Association Inc., recognise that all events offer considerable publicity opportunities to Clubs, Associations and the sport generally. Competitor behaviour can impact unfavourably on the sport and all competitors.
Behaviour by a competitor that is in breach of good manners or sportsmanship or which may bring the sport into disrepute shall result in a hearing in accordance with RRS 2 or RRS69.1 or the PRO may offer a competitor a two turns on the spot penalty to avoid going to protest. However, the PRO is not obliged to make this offer, nor is a competitor obliged to accept it in which case a protest hearing shall proceed.

By taking part in this event, the competitor gives the organisation and the event’s sponsors the right to use and show at any time static or moving pictures, films and TV recordings of the competitor and/or their boat made during this ARYA Ranking regatta in any materials, on any Web pages, and on any social media in support or in connection with the event, including the publication of results.


All those entering or taking part in these Championships do so at their own risk and responsibility. (See RRS 4). The Australian Radio Yachting Association Inc., the Australian DF Radio Sailing Association Inc., the Queensland Radio Yacht Association Inc., the Townsville RC Yachting Inc., and any other parties involved in the organisation of this event disclaim:

“Any and every responsibility whatsoever for loss, material damage, personal injury or death, or inconvenience that might occur to persons and goods, both ashore and on the water, prior to, during or after the regatta, as a consequence of entering or participating in the Championship covered by this Notice of Race.”

At all times the responsibility for the safety of their boat and themselves plus the decision to participate or continue must rest solely with and remain at all times with the competitors.

A competitor may only enter the event by accepting these conditions.

For further information please contact: -
Colin Cameron
QLD DF 95 Coordinator and TRCY Race Coordinator
Mobile: 0409 590 954
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address: 26 Friday Avenue, Burdell, Qld 4818.

Accommodation: Mercure Townsville – 07 4759 4900
166 Woolcock Street, Townsville Qld 4812
Approximately 10 – 15 minutes from Townsville airport.
Sailing Event on site, so no need for hire of car.

Secura Lifestyle the Lakes Townsville – 07 4725 1577
196 Woolcock St, Townsville QLD 4812
Pet Friendly Caravan Style park with a range of Bungalows etc.
Sailing Event next door so you can walk to the event,

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