Canadian Radio Yachting Association, RC Sailing


Update of CRYA IOM Ranking System approved by Board

To review this document, please go to Canadian IOM Ranking in the IOM class listing under the Classes dropdown menu. Also included is an update of the Canadian IOM rankings based on the new system as of December 5, 2022.

Fall 2022 Newsletter now available

CRYA Fall 2022 Newsletter

Oct 8 – Welcome new CRYA board members

Following the AGM, the following CRYA board member nominations have been passed by acclimation:

President: John McKinney
Gunther Yip
: Frank Kaufman
Technical Director
: David Allsebrook
Communication Director
: Rick Levick
: Bruce Silzer

Regional Director Atlantic:
Don McDermaid
Regional Director Quebec:
Luc Gloutney
Regional Director Ontario:
Paul Switzer
Regional Director Prairie:
Collin Aldridge
Regional Director Pacific:
Peter Grimm

Sep 18 – 2022 AGM discussion in members forum

A group has been created here to discuss AGM related items in the members only forum.

Sep 15 – 2022 AGM scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8th, 12PM EST.

Click here to download the Notice of AGM and Agenda. The Skype video meeting link is in the PDF that was emailed to all voting members.
You can add this event to your personal calendar as a reminder by clicking on the ‘Add to calendar’ drop-down link on the Events Calendar page here. The time shown is PST.

Jun 15 – New IOM Class Secretary

The CRYA welcomes Peter Grimm, who has been appointed as the IOM Class Secretary. Peter is an avid IOM sailor who has attended the 2019 WCR in Brazil, the USA NCR in Texas this year and will be sailing in the WCR in Croatia this fall. He has been very active in promoting and attending IOM sailing events in the Pacific region. With many regattas having been cancelled over the past 2 years due to Covid restrictions, we are hoping for a return to some regularly scheduled events next year.

Volunteer wanted for Victoria Class Secretary position

The Class Secretary position does not entail a lot of work, but the duties are important for the functioning of the class. Those duties involve promoting the class and answering questions about the class rules and sailing locations, and along with the appropriate Regional Director, selecting and recommending host clubs to hold sanctioned events such as Regional and National Championship regattas.

Without a Class Secretary, a class cannot function. So if you are interested in helping the Victoria Class continue and prosper, we need you to volunteer. Remember, you will not be alone – the CRYA Board will be there to help as needed

Jun 13 – IOM World Championship Regatta allocations

NOR for the WCR in Croatia has been posted here:…ace-worlds

3.1 Entries and allocation of places shall be governed by IOMICA Class Championship Regulations 8, Entries. (See allocation of places available after June 27th 2022) The initial closing date shall be July 27th 2022. The allocation of places shall take place within 14 days of the initial closing date.

If you are planning on attending, please use this contact form to make your intentions known. Based on the above statement in the NOR, the allocation of places available to Canada will be known in 2 weeks.
Places will be awarded based on the IOM ranking results here:…l-2022.pdf

Mar 25 – HMS 2022 is now available

HMS has been updated to match the RRS2021-2024, notably some new scoring designations. The new version, including documentation is available here

The MYA link provides the following notes about the changes.

The Heat Management System (HMS) and the associated HMS Scoring Spreadsheet have been updated from HMS 2016 v1 to HMS 2022 v1. The update incorporates the new scoring abbreviations of ‘NSC – Not Sailed the Course’ and ‘UFD – U Flag Disqualification’ and removes two redundant abbreviations ZFP and DGM. This brings the scoring into alignment with RRS 2021-2024. A correction to Schedule A6 and a number of minor changes to the text have also been made.

Jan 15 2022 – In Memory of David Cook

It is with heavy heart that I announce the passing of one of our prominent IOM designers, builder and sailor, David Cook from Victoria BC. David passed on at 1:15PM Friday, January 14th after a short illness with Covid. David will be remembered for his positive & inspirational attitude, despite being confined to a wheelchair.

David Cook

David’s last IOM design, Porky Pig 7, Woody Woodpecker, is now on display at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club

David’s website is here –

A bio/interview by Bob Wells can be found here in this 2013 IOM Newsletter, starting on page 40.
Some obits posted online:


Canadian Radio Yachting Association

Besides being Canada’s radio sailing authority, and all the technical administration that comes with that responsibility, the CRYA brings together people from all parts of Canada to enjoy a sport that can be enjoyed by young and old. The Social aspects of participating in this sport can be very rewarding, talking boats, building boats, and sailing radio controlled boats, can be enjoyed by all.

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