2018 RC Laser Nationals to be held at Mawson Lakes, SA. From 28th September to 1st October

 

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The Venue
– Mawson Lakes Model Yacht Club (MLMYC) is one of the hidden gems of radio yachting in Australia. Located near Salisbury in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, it is one of Australia’s largest radio yachting clubs and yet one of the least known. We race two classes of RC yachts at the club, the locally developed Mawson Lakes 45 (ML45) and the RC Laser, and while we may not be the fastest sailors in the country we may be the happiest. The club encourages friendship and fun ahead of competitiveness, and it has been a winning formula for developing a large membership.

The Facilities – MLMYC has excellent facilities. The large lake has a cement walking path around its perimeter. There is a well-equipped boat shed with room for eating and conversing and a very practical boat ramp for easy launching of model yachts.

The People – We have an enthusiastic club executive and RC Laser sub-committee who are committed to running this event. We also have a couple of great radio controlled yachting characters in Johno Johnson (ARCYRC, SA) and Mario Gulic (PLRMYC, Vic) officiating for the titles, and they will bring great experience to ensure that the event runs smoothly.

The Titles - The National Titles will run over four days from Friday September 28th to Monday October 1st. Friday will be a practice day and will include many members of MLMYC, and it will be followed by three days of racing. We are expecting a fleet of 45 boats and we consider that with A, B and C fleets we will need three days to complete sufficient races.

The Extras - The titles will feature a number of innovations. As part of your $75 registration fee you will receive $20 worth of tickets in a raffle for an RC Laser used only at the Championship of Nations, complete with new B rig and boat bag. The 2018 national champion will also receive a similar prize. The event dinner will be held on Sunday evening and will be an optional extra for contestants. The RC Laser raffle will be drawn at the dinner.

RC Laser National Titles Update

April 2018

The preparation for the RC Laser National Titles proceeds apace with a number of new developments in recent weeks. The most important of these for the Mawson Lakes Model Yacht Club has been our success in applying for a Council Grant which will enable us to upgrade our marquee, to improve the operating time of our electrically powered recovery boat and to build new specially designed racing buoys. All these changes will significantly improve the model yachting experience for all our competitors in late September.

The club raffle to help finance the national titles commenced in early March and has already helped finance a number of initiatives including the first prize for the titles of a CON17 RC Laser. We have been very pleased with the support of MLMYC members for the raffle and the event generally, Also interstate RC Laser clubs have been terrific in their support of this raffle, and we expect tickets to continue to sell well.

The National Titles organising committee of John Berry, Chris Levi, Mark Easton, Reg Cunningham, Bob Whitehead and Adrian Heard have all been busy arranging various aspects of the event.

The registration form for the National Titles is now available on our club website, and we encourage all of you who are interested in the event to register sooner rather than later. The club website can be found on mawsonlakesmyc.com

The notice of race for the National Titles is also available at the bottom of this document.

Our South Australian RC Laser Titles take place on Sunday 10th June, and this event will give our club a great opportunity to have a test run for the National Titles. Our race crew are looking forward to setting courses and practising boat recoveries.

We will also have an open afternoon at the club on Saturday 9th June where interstate visitors will be welcome to attend a club barbeque and participate in some practice racing. We already have eight entrants, and we expect this number to swell as the event nears. The entry form and notice of race for these titles are also available at the bottom of this document.