Lake Macquarie Radio Yacht Club Inc. meets regularly at Cockle Creek at the North-West of Lake Macquarie, which is just South of Newcastle NSW Australia.
Radio sailing is a fun, enjoyable and sometimes challenging sport which is suitable for the beginner, weekend sports person or professional sailor. It caters for almost all ages and is able to be learnt by both males and females.
LMRYC members can be found at Cockle Creek, Racecourse Road on alternate Sunday afternoons throughout the year and Edwards Park, Booragul for Interclub & IOM GP Regattas on the lake. Club racing commences at midday, but members often arrive about 1aam for setup.
Plan to visit the creek or lake and please make yourself known to one of the members. We are keen to introduce new people to the sport.
We sail 10 Raters and IOM International One Metre classes at our club and welcome other radio yachts to participate. The recent introduction of the one make class yacht, Dragon Flite 95, has seen some members sail these on special occasions. They have a mass of only 2kg and provide the “best bang for your buck” for newcomers to the hobby.
Our members are happy to let you have a sail of their boat. Sailing them is easy – sailing them well is the hard part! Before long, you are sure to have a radio in your hands and in control of a boat.
Buy a second-hand boat and get sailing as soon as you can. Lake Macquarie Radio Yacht Club members will give you plenty of advice regarding which boat is likely to be suitable for you, as well as giving advice on cost, value for money etc.