Canadian Radio Yachting Association, RC Sailing

News Archive 2016

The news archive contains the Home Page News items from 2016


Annual DUES are due!

December 10   From CRYA President Lawrie Neish: Reminder that CRYA membership dues are due effective December 1st. So to remain a CRYA Member in Good Standing, get your dues off right away. You may submit your renewal by clicking on the Membership tab in the left side pane, or just click here.

Maritime Regional Director Change

November 21    From CRYA President Lawrie Neish: After many years of valuable service, Jim Goddard has retired as Maritime Regional Director. His replacement is Bob White.

Class Secretary Changes

November 18    CRYA President Lawrie Neish has accepted the resignations of IOM Class Secretary Peter Stevens and RG65/DF65 Class Secretary Michael Steele. Lawrie is pleased to announce that Wilson Chong (BC) has accepted the position of Class Secretary for the RG65/DF65 class. The position of IOM Class Secretary is vacant, and Lawrie is looking for nominations.

Canadian IOM Rankings 2016 Final

October 27   Peter Stevens, IOM Class Secretary has updated the IOM Rankings to include the Prairies and Eastern Regional Championship events. As no Canadians are scheduled to enter the AMYA Region 7 event, this sheet should be the final Ranking for 2016. Congratulations to Peter Stevens, Graham Herbert, and John Ball for finishing in the top three spots. The Rankings may be found by clicking on Classes/International One Meter/Rankings on the left side panel, or here

The IOM World Championship for 2017 is scheduled for Pierrelatte, France from May 13-20. We should be entitled to two places at the Worlds, and if we have more than two requests to attend, the rankings will determine the priority. Any IOM skipper interested in attending to represent Canada should contact Peter Stevens at

Dragon Force 65 Restricted Class National Championship Regatta Results available

October 26   The 2016 Dragon Force NCR was completed on Oct. 22 -23 at Lakefront Promenade, Port Credit, Ontario. The results are final as of 15:10 on October 23, 2016. The 12 boat field completed 31 races, allowing four discards, and 27 races to count. Christian Pavey emerged as Champion for 2016, closely followed by Paul Switzer with Glenn Barrett rounding out the podium. A full regatta report, along with photographs may be found in the next issue of the newsletter.

The results are here dragon-force-65-crya-national-championship-2016


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CRYA Constitution and Bylaws Updated

October 25   The latest version of the Constitution and Bylaws (updated with changes voted in at the last Annual General Meeting) has been added to the web site and is available for downloading. Click on the Information Tab on the left side bar to find the Constitution.

Western Region Restricted Dragon Force 65 Championship Regatta

October 4  The DF65 Western Regional 2016 was held at Steveson, BC on 2nd October 2016 and hosted by the
Burnaby AMM. There were fourteen skippers, including three from WA, and  twelve races were completed in the shortened one day event. Western DF65 Champion is Bob Lewis with other Canadians, Paul Kantor and Nigel Ashman rounding the top three. Jerry Brower was top US sailor in fourth. The results are here , and look for a full regatta report and photographs in the next Newsletter.

Prairies Region IOM Championship Regatta

October 3  The Prairies Regional IOM Championship Regatta , 19 / 20th September 2016 was hosted by the Calgary Model Sailing Association.  Thirteen boats made the start line with good winds on Saturday and 11 races completed. Lighter winds on Sunday allowed for 6 more races. Jerry Brower of WA, repeats as Champion with Steve Kibble in second place as top Canadian, and Luke Harwood in third, was top Calgarian. The results are here, and look for a full write up and photographs in the next Newsletter

Western Region DF65 Championship Regatta

September 22  Update to the Western Canada DF65 Regional The event has changed to a One-day Regatta.
Imperial Landing Pier (Bayview & Imperial) Steveston (Richmond), BC
Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, 9:00am to 3:00pm, Entry = $20 (Includes lunch)

An updated NOR will be posted on the Calendar page for the event when received.

Eastern Region IOM Championship Regatta

September 12  The IOM Eastern Canadians was held at the Kingston Yacht Club, Kingston Ontario on September 10 – 11 with big winds and bigger waves. Gary Boell won the regatta with Baron Bremer in second place and Bob Shluger in third place, The top Canadian was Paul Switzer in fourth place. Look for a full regatta report and photographs in the next issue of the CRYA Magazine meanwhile, the detailed results are published on the KYC website. Direct  link to the results is here

Latest Newsletter available – Summer 2016

September 1  Communications Director and Newsletter Editor Art Prufer has published the Summer 2016 Edition of the CRYA Newsletter. Click on the newsletter thumbnail on the left sidebar to download. Many thanks to all contributors. Past editions of the newsletters may be found by clicking on the INFORMATION TAB on the left sidebar, and then select Newsletter Archives

New CRYA Official Measurer for Ontario

August 14 After many years of service, Peter Van Rossem has decided to stand down from the post of Measurer. CRYA President Lawrie Neish is pleased to announce that Paul Switzer has volunteered to take over as Measurer. Paul is based in Kingston, Ontario.

Soling 1M National Class Championship Regatta – Halifax

July 1 Gary Bugden has provided the results from the Soling 1M National Championships here. Soling 1M Nationals Final Results

There is more information on the Halifax Area Model Yacht Club site here.

Look for a full regatta report and photographs in the next issue of the CRYA Magazine.

Canadian US1M National Class Championship Regatta – Windsor

June 13 John Helmer has provided the results from the US1M National Championships here.  US1M 2016 Canadian National Championship Results

Look for a full regatta report and photographs in the next issue of the CRYA Magazine. This was the first National Class Championship for the US1M in many years and the team is to be congratulated for trying to re-energize the class.

Canadian IOM National Championship Regatta – Salt Spring Island

June 6 IOM Class Secretary Peter Stevens has provided the results from the 2016 Canadian IOM National Championship Regatta  here

Peter also provided the latest Canadian IOM Rankings following the Nationals  here

The regatta report will be published in the next CRYA Newsletter.

Stan Schofield took some photographs here

Dragon Force DF65 Canadian National Championship

May 18 New Event Poster available. Click on thumbnail to see full image. DF65 Poster thumbnail

Spring 2016 CRYA Newsletter published

May 11 Our Newsletter Editor Art Prufer has published the Spring 2016 edition of the CRYA Newsletter. It contains the results of the recent Annual General Meeting Ballots, latest regatta reports and news of upcoming events. Check it out by clicking on the thumbnail picture or follow the Information Tab on the left side bar.

 Summer Soling 1M Regatta At Hudson Yacht Club

May 2 Hudson Yacht Club invites Soling 1M skippers to their regatta on Sunday, July 17th, 2016. Click on the Calendar item for the event on the right side panel for regatta documents.

Labour Day Soling 1M Invitational Regatta At Hudson Yacht Club

May 2   Be part of the “70th” Annual HYC Labour Day Regatta! R/C Boat Invitational Regatta at Hudson Yacht Club. Founded 1909 for Soling One Meter Class on Sunday. Sept. 4th 2016. Click on the Calendar item for the event on the right side panel for regatta documents.

Dragon Force DF65 Canadian National Championship

April 22   The Metro Marine Modellers (MMM) invites Dragon Force Sailors to the 2016  Dragon Force DF 65 Restricted Class Canadian National Championship Regatta at the Lakefront Promenade in Mississauga, Ontario. Canada.  October  22 -23, 2016. Click on the calendar entry on the right side panel for the NOR and other regatta information as it become available. Entry will be limited to 34 boats, so enter early.

 News from the IRSA Technical Committee

April 16   The IRSA is the governing body for Radio Sailing around the world, sitting under World Sailing (Formerly the ISAF). The IRSA Technical Committee has been working on updating the Class Rules for the three International Classes (Marblehead, 10R and A Class) that do not have an International Class Association (ICA) as does the IOM Class. Without an ICA, there is no structure to develop or vote on class rules, so the IRSA Technical Committee took on the task, and this work is the result.

They have rewritten the class rules to fit the ISAF/IRSA format, as is seen in the IOM Class rules. The links to the new rules and associated measurement forms and associated documents may be found by clicking on Classes on the left panel, and selecting the M, 10R or A class pages.

Canadian IOM National Championship Regatta – Online entry now available

April 13 – The online entry for the regatta is now available and OPEN – just click on the Calendar entry for the event on the right side panel. This will take you to the Event page for the NOR & SI documents, and click on the link for online entry.

Fill in the boxes and press “SUBMIT” to send in the entry, then press the PAY NOW PayPal button to pay the fee and you’re done!

Western Region IOM Championship – Beaver Fever Regatta. Results and Latest IOM Rankings.

April 4 – IOM Class Secretary Peter Stevens and Barry Fox, Regatta Director have provided the regatta results and the updated IOM Rankings following the Beaver Fever Regatta (April 2/3). A full regatta report will appear in the CRYA Quarterly Newsletter.

Beaver Fever 2016 Final Scores

Link to IOM Rankings Page here

New Racing Rules Article added – For Beginners – Racing 101 -The Definitions

March 11 – Technical Director John Ball has added the latest article in the Racing Rules and Tactics series – This one is really the first article in the series as it is written especially for beginners and those struggling to understand some of the Racing Rules. It may be found by clicking on the INFORMATION tab on the left panel, and then clicking on Racing Rules and Tactics. The new item is at the top of the series. A shortcut link to the Definitions article is here.

The Definitions

CRYA US1M National Championship Regatta – Windsor ON

March 1 – Windsor Model Yacht Club (WMYC) invites US One Meter (US1M) sailors to the 2016 US1M Canadian National Championship Regatta at the Vollmer Recreational Complex, LaSalle, Ontario, Canada on June 11th.

NOR is available here   2016 US1M Nationals (1)

CRYA Soling 1M National Championship Regatta – Lunenburg, NS

Feb 29  – The Halifax Area Model Yacht Club Club invites Soling 1m sailors to the 2016 Soling 1M Canadian National Championship to be held at the Terra Beata Cranberry Farm, 161 Monk Point Road, Heckman’s Island, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia on June 25/26. The NOR is available here

2016 CRYA Soling 1M NOR

IOM Regatta – 2016 COW Regatta – Seattle Model Yacht Club

Feb 28 –  2016 Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 2101 Lake Washington Boulevard N. Renton, WA 98957 to be held on April 22nd – 24th. This is an AMYA Ranking Regatta, but not a Canadian IOM Ranking Regatta.

The NOR is available here  2016 COW NOR 022616

Online entry is available here

New IOM Ranking

Feb 25th – After the AMYA Region 6 ranking event, which was a points-counter for Canadian IOM sailors, your CRYA IOM Class Secretary has assembled the latest IOM ranking list.

Winter Newsletter

Feb 24th – Hot off the (virtual) press, the Winter 2016 CRYA Newsletter  is here. Click on the icon on the left of the page to download.

For previous editions of the newsletter, visit the newsletter archive page.

DF65 BC Regionals

Feb 11th – The Dragon Force 65 is one of the fastest growing class of RC sailboats ever. The Burnaby Area Marine Modelers (BAMM) is hosting a BC Regional event in Steveston on September 17 and 18. You may download the NOR here.


Canadian IOM Nationals

Feb 10th – For 2016 the Canadian IOM Nationals is returning to Saltspring Island, BC. This year the dates are June 3rd – 5th. Here is your NOR and Entry form  2016 IOM Nationals NOR

Online entry will be available via this website in the coming days.

Beaver Fever NOR

Feb 2nd – The Beaver Fever IOM regatta in Victoria, BC serves as the regional points event for the BC region. This year it takes place April 2-3 with measuring on the evening of April 1st. Attached is the NOR and Entry Form .

AGM Update

Feb 1st – Thanks for your patience. The AGM is being finalized and should be delivered to members in the next few days. Also, various regatta events and other news will be posted here over the coming week.