ACTION FROM AFAR: There will be plenty of remote sailing at Spinnaker Park.
ACTION FROM AFAR: There will be plenty of remote sailing at Spinnaker Park. Supplied

Remote yachting action on Sunday

The sport of radio controlled yacht racing in will be showcased

this weekend in Gladstone as Àthe Gladstone Radio Controlled

Yacht Club has attracted a wealth of yachting talent for the

CQ International One Meter Yachting Titles held this Saturday and

Sunday.

With sailors from Brisbane, Gold Coast, Bundaberg, Mackay and Gladstone, the

racing is expected to be very competitive.

Local hopefuls Aaron Farrar, Laurie Donohoe, Phil Brown, Steve Bray, Ian Mackay &

Grant Cooper will represent Gladstone and are confident of performing well.À

Commodore Aaron Farrar believes there is a 'home water' advantage for the locals.

"Sailing over at Spinnaker Park week in, week out, gives us local knowledge of tides

and wind shifts that the 'imports' won't know about," said Aaron "and we won't be

telling them about it either."

Don't make the mistake of calling these specialised craft 'toys' or 'models' or you'll

find yourself in an argument. International One Meter radio controlled yachts are not

scale models and these can't be bought over the counter at the local hobby shop.

They are specialised craft made by professional boat builders, some of the top

competitors yachts even attract a price tag similar to a small dingy and are classified

under the Australian Yachting Federation guidelines.

Having said that, the members of the Gladstone Club is always willing to show you

the ropes..., or controls as they would have it.

The C.Q. International One Meter Championships finishes this Sunday at 3pm.

This is a great opportunity to come down to Spinnaker Park and witness these high

performance, radio controlled yachts at their most competitive.

Check out the web site at http://www.rcyachts.com.au



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