Newbie takes first series of 20/18

Greg Flintham has taken the first handicap series of 2018, one of the closest on record, with only 5 points separating the top three yachts after 45 races. Laurie Donohoe sailing 'Whittler' was only one point back on total score, but 4 points back on net, while Aaron Farrar's 'Grungle' missed the silver by a solitary ... More

Come & Try – Every Sunday!

Every Sunday is a 'Come & Try Day!' If your running, passing, hitting, bowling, tackling or dunking days are behind you - and you're still keen to get those competitive juices flowing again - this low impact sport is perfect for you. Even yachtsmen & women that just find it hard to get around the boat nowadays ... More

Greg Torpy crowned Queensland IOM Champion.

The State of Queensland International One Meter Championships have been sailed and won in perfect conditions in the Gladstone Marina last weekend.  The predicted 7-12 knot north to northeasterlies arrived at the exact start time allowing PRO Ian Ashe to set a perfect course close to the skippers and with uninterrupted ... More

2016 08 Eddie Cowell IOM Perpetual Trophy

Firstly I would encourage any of you who would like to go to events but think you can’t because you are not up to that standard, think again ... More

Doug Allen crowned CQ Champion 2016

The International One Meter CQ Championships have been sailed and won in light to moderate conditions on the Gladstone Marina last weekend.  An unfavourable off shore wind direction saw the even moved from Spinnaker Park to a more appropriate racing area near the new VMR building along the western bank of the marina, ... More

Aaron now ‘King of the North’

Two Gladstone Radio Controlled Yacht Club members, Laurie Donohoe and Aaron Farrar headed up the coast for the 2015 North Queensland International One Meter Titles being held in Mackay at Lake Grande, a great new 'weedless' fresh water venue for sailing in Mackay. The conditions for the sailing venue were ideal with a 20 ... More

Diary from the 2015 Qld State IOM Titles

Laurie and I made the long trip to Townsville for the 2015 QLD IOM Titles, it was a small fleet with 11 boats. Wind pressure was light in the mornings but built to be middle to top of A rig by later in the day. The regatta was very low key and calm with only a few instances of skippers getting vocal. While the fleet was ... More

Too Fast – Too Good

Too Fast & Too Good.. Aaron Farrar sailing Grungle smashed all comers in the first series of 2015 in both the Handicap and Scratch after all discards were calculated. Farrar who regularly lead the fleet around all the cans, was unstoppable going into the last couple of racing weekends. Laurie Donohoe sailing his new ... More

Commodore ‘V’ Secretary Season Opener

The 2015 GRCYC started this weekend with the traditional Commodore 'V' Secretary team racing day. Seven Yachts made the rig up area but when Ian Mackay's Tomato Sloop wouldn't boot up and then Steve Bray decided to give his transmitter a wash in the sea water (oops!) the other 5 got to the starting line. On the ... More

Onboard an IOM

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sail an IOM? This is about as close as you'll get.... ENJOY. More