Canadian Radio Yachting Association, RC Sailing


DF95 Ontario Regional Championship Regatta

Metro Marine Modellers Toronto is pleased to invite DF95 sailors to the CRYA 2024
Ontario Regional Championship Regatta at Lakefront Promenade, Mississauga, Ontario.  Join us for a day of close racing and friendly competition. NOR

Soling 1M Canadian National Championship

Register today for the upcoming Soling 1M Canadian National Championship Regatta!  Join us for two days filled with close races, friendly competition, and a friendly East Coast experience.   Whether you’re an experienced skipper or a novice sailor, there’s something for everyone at our regatta. Follow the link to download the Notice of Race, forward your entry and e-transfer the entry fee to

Regional Championship Regattas Announced

The CRYA is pleased to announce that one of our affiliated clubs, Quinte Model Yacht Club, has been approved to hold three one-day Ontario Regional Championship Regattas in September of 2024. This is a great opportunity to participate in one or two or even all three events. The regattas will be held at the Trent Port Marina, Trenton, Ontario.

  1. Soling 1M Ontario Regional Championship Regatta, September 10th, 2024 NORRegistration is full for the Solings.  If you wish to be put on a waiting list in case of cancellations contact:
  2. Mini12 Ontario Regional Championship Regatta, September 11th, 2024. NOR. Registration is full for the Mini12’s.  If you wish to be put on a waiting list in case of cancellations contact:
  3. EC12 Ontario Regional Championship Regatta, September 12th, 2024. NOR

2024 Membership Dues ($10) were due as of December 1, 2023.
Please note that failure to renew by February 28 2024 will result in loss of ‘good standing’ and subsequent loss of membership if not renewed by April 30 2024.
See Section 3: CRYA Bylaws

A very successful and fun regatta for the Mini-12 class

by Brian Credico, Commodore, Quinte Model Yacht Club

Many thanks to John Clay. Without his drive, enthusiasm and management, this regatta would not have happened! And also to Blake, Marg and Brian, our volunteers who kept the day moving right along. And Noah, our Sailing School Rib driver and mark setter.
The Friday forecast for the original Saturday date was terrible! (Rain, T-storms, 40 kph gusts).So the decision was made to postpone to Sunday. Although Saturday wasn’t nearly as bad as forecast, Sunday was a beautiful sunny day with lighter winds.

Racing was from 10:15 am to 3:15 pm, while the winds veered during the day from North to SSE.  So we kept our Rib driver busy resetting the marks as the wind shifted

In total, we got in eighteen good windward leeward multi-leg races.  “A” rig was definitely favoured and used by all the competitors.  Although the “B” rig would likely have been competitive for the last few races.


The nine racers were all gentlemanly on and off the water, good sailors and competitive. And all were happy with the race organizing, the cookies, water and coffee provided. The BQYC venue was ideal for gathering, and pretty much any wind directions. As you can see from the photos, it’s one of the best locations you can find anywhere. And the bar was open for a drink after the racing!

Here are the final results with total score for each racer. Note that there was only ONE point difference between first and second place! The three podium winners got very nice forged aluminium keeper trophies and Rick, of course, also will have his name added to the club trophy.

Trophies awarded to Peter Berlin (3rd), John McKinney (2nd) and Rick Levick (1st)

1) Rick Levick #219    Port Rowan            32

2) John McKinney #215 Woodstock         33

3) Peter Berlin #224 Toronto/Picton       56

4) Gudmund Thompson #108 Ottawa          61

5) Paul Stamison  #140 Ottawa                 71

6) Mike Ingham   #09  Ottawa                   72

7) Dave Laroque  #126  Almonte                86

8) Dave Cunningham #135 Toledo                92

9) Bernd(BJ)Buessecker #222 Brighton        101

All competitors also got a “Goody Bag” with useful and memorial content.  i.e. A labelled  Beer Mug and an “engraved” multi-tool jack knife.

We enjoyed hosting this regatta and look forward to other clubs hosting regattas in 2024.

Report on 2023 Soling 1M National Championship Regatta

By Al Oliver, Secretary, Steveston RC Sailing Club

Eighteen racers enjoyed marvelous conditions June 24 and 25 for the Soling 1M Nationals in Steveston BC. Winds started out around 12 kn on Saturday and got everyone charging hard right away. Skippers had to be on their toes as they beat into a strong tidal current heading to the windward mark. Those who attempted to cut the corner a bit were usually rewarded with a second approach before they rocketed off down wind. Sunday was a bit less challenging with currents reduced and winds lighter.

Race officials did a fantastic job setting courses that provided good upwind legs in Steveston’s fairly narrow race area. Starts were usually in quite close quarters and very competitive and were mostly followed within a minute or two with a dozen or more boats heading directly for the dock on starboard tack. Rule 20 came into play frequently. The varied talents of racers often showed up with a group of regular leaders intensely fighting for the top six positions and the rest of the fleet engaged in another battle a ways back from the front. Perhaps this helped make both days highly enjoyable for most participants.

In the end, Blair VanKoughnett showed us all how its done with a commanding performance of 19 first place finishes in 24 races. Second spot went to Bud Fassnacht and third to Colin Huggett. Its interesting to note that a total of four skippers found themselves crossing the finish line first in at least one race. Also, no one dominated last place with five different skippers pulling up the rear at least once in the regatta.

The organizing committee put together a great experience. Beautiful First Nations art, donated by Aspen Insurance, was awarded to the top three skippers. A number of door prizes, donated by local businesses, were also presented in a random draw.

The big prize, a brand new 3DRCBoats Soling with rig and sails by Dion Sails and graphics by DragonSkins USA was won by Michael Kidd who had just competed in his first Soling 1M event with borrowed boat.

Good nutritious food and refreshments and a social gathering at Goodco Restaurant and Bar completed the experience. Many thanks to Paul Killeen for the photos, a full set of which will be posted to in due course.

It was an honour for Steveston RC Sailing Club to host this National Championship and we thank CRYA for their support and guidance.

Report on 2023 IOM National Championship Regatta and Results

By Peter Grimm, CRYA IOM Class Secretary and CRYA Pacific Region Director

The IOM NCR concluded this past Sunday, April 30.  The regatta was a huge success with 36 competitors, A and B rig conditions, 3 days of racing, fantastic social event on Saturday night, lots of prizes for everyone, keepsakes and t-shirts for everyone. Sunshine and great competition…what more could we ask for?! Barry Fox was honoured at the regatta with Purple t-shirts all displaying a purple fox and CAN 46 on their sleeves.

Awards were presented for top 3 in Gold Fleet, Silver Fleet, and Top Canadians. Top 5 were awarded prizes for top Woodies for the commemorative David Cook Woodie Nationals.

Please see here for results:

CRYA Newsletter Spring 2023 now available

CRYA Spring 2023

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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