The CCRYC held the first NSWRYA sanctioned Soiling Interclub for the 2012 season at Terrigal Lagoon on Sunday 19 February, the regatta was well supported by skippers from The Basin Radio Yacht Club, Sydney Maritime Modellers Club and the CCRYC.
Racing commenced about 10am with ideal brilliant sunny conditions on the Lagoon, a 5kn North East breeze produced close scratch racing and even closer racing in the ribbon handicap races. 9 scratch races before lunch saw skippers separated in most cases by only a few points, Aaron Troy and Craig Young, that’s Aaron with two a’s were in front of the fleet going into the lunch break.
An excellent BBQ lunch prepared by MKR hopefuls Brian and Terry was spent by skippers, in a very relaxed environment swapping tuning and building tips, it was not easy for the Race Officer to get racing started for the afternoons 7 handicap races.
The ribbon handicap races saw near match racing between several pairs of competitors, boats finishing within millimeters of one another, Kevin Wingate from the BRYC was starting to sort the tune on his near new boat and with Kevin Troy, John Uden shared the wins, Colin Ferguson was close, by that much.
Stephen Mallarky of the CCRYC took over the helm of Aaron’s boat for a couple of races at the end and handled the conditions and close quarters racing very well for his first taste of competition.
Stephen Crews was unable to finish the event and all the RC sailing community wish him well.
Craig Young won the HK 2.4gh radio and donated it back to the Club, Kevin Troy accepted the radio on Aaron Troy’s behalf for Kevin to use in his soon to be built new boat. Kevin Wingate won the 3XL sails and will put them to good use at the NSW Soling State Titles to be held on Kevin’s home waters, BRYC on 17 and 18 of March.
1st Craig Young
2nd Aaron Troy
3rd John Uden
4th Kevin Troy
5th Kevin Wingate
6th Colin Ferguson
7th Steve Crews
The sport of RC yacht racing and the Soling Class where the big winners of the day, with many spectators watching the racing there were many inquiries made, while children were urging their preferred coloured yacht to win.
The CCRYC would like to thank those who attended for supporting the Club and the Soling Class. A special thanks to provisional CCRYC member Brian Troy for start line judging and recording of race results.
CCRYC details regarding membership and our sailing program can be found here on our website.
Photos of the event will be posted when avaliable.